The diaper is one of the most important essentials for a baby. You could either go the “greenway” and opt for cloth diapers or opt for the convenient option which is disposable diapers.
The learning curve for cloth diapers is a bit long. There are different varieties to choose from and you may have to do a bit of trial and error before you round up on the one suitable for your little one. And of course, it is high maintenance too. It needs to be soaked in cold water as soon as it is soiled and thoroughly washed to maintain hygiene without affecting absorption. Our article on best cloth diapers would be a good way to initiate your cloth diapering journey.
Though cloth diapers are the greener option, about 80% of parents prefer disposable diapers owing to the huge convenience. After all, when you have a baby and a home to take care of, the last thing you would want is an extra load of laundry. Some experts are even of the opinion that the carbon footprint of disposable and cloth diapers is almost the same as cloth diapers require a lot of water for its maintenance.
However, I personally feel that combination of cloth and disposable diapering is best for your pockets. You could use cloth diapers during daytime at home and whenever you go out and for night time, disposable diapers are more convenient.
How Do You Choose Best Disposable Diaper for Your Baby?
Even if you read the most detailed buying guides on diapers, few trial and errors are necessary before you round up on a suitable brand. So, buy sample packs of 3-4 of best diapers and then test them to identify the brand best suitable for your baby.
The following are the important aspects you have to take care of during trial and error. They are-
Type of Diapers
Tab style or pant style? What type of diaper should you choose for your little one?
Pant style diaper is found to be a little more expensive than the regular tab style diapers. But, they are a lot more comfortable, fit snuggly and are less prone to leakage.
Personally, I found tab style diapers not quite suitable for chubby babies as the sides might rub against the baby’s chubby thighs and hurt.
Parents will spend anywhere from Rs. 7-15K or more annually on disposable diapers. So, if you find two brands to be equal in comfort and fit, then opt for the inexpensive one by all means. You could also try subscription plans or look out for festive deals and offers for buying bulk diapers at discount.
The inner core of diaper is filled with Super Absorbent Polymers(SAP) and fluff made from wood pulp and wheat/corn materials. The fluff distributes the fluid throughout the diaper and the SAP absorbs the fluid and locks it away.
Be it environment-friendly diapers like Bambo or regular ones like Pampers and Mamy Poko, every diaper has SAP. There is no conclusive evidence to prove SAP is toxic. Overall, it is believed to be safe and non-toxic.
In terms of absorption, we have found that all the diapers we mentioned in the list below are almost at par.
While the weight indicated on the diaper cover gives a fair indication of the right size for a perfect fit, you will have to give more heed to your baby’s body shape too.
For instance, Medium size diapers are for babies weighing between 7-12 Kg. But, my baby had to use Large size when he weighed about 9 Kg because he was short and chubby and medium size diapers turned out to be too tight.
Another point to note is if you find diaper leaking, first check whether the diaper is drenched. If not, ensure that it is properly worn. If you again find it leaking, you might have to go a size down as the present size doesn’t fit snuggly. More than often diaper leak happens because the diaper worn is oversized and not undersized.
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