Once you start changing nappies, it becomes second nature after a week. I found this was a task that I could excel at and I made this my main area of responsibility. In this way, I felt I was making a small contribution to parenting duties, as my wife seemed to be doing most of the work.
However, this task is not without its drawbacks and certainly not for the faint hearted, particularly in the first few weeks. More on this to follow..
Once my son started developing nappy rash, I followed consensus and applied olive oil to the area after each change. This works surprisingly well, however, if you’re changing a number of nappies throughout the night you inevitably start to get oil on yourself as well. Even after showering you end up leaving for work smelling like a basted chicken, and this aroma stays with you for the day. Neal’s yard baby balm was the perfect solution and meant we could leave the olive oil for dressing salad.