Diapers are something that is constantly in contact with your baby’s skin. It is the single item that can prevent a huge blowout, or a skin rash if it isn’t soft and absorbent enough. There are so many different types and brands of baby diapers to choose from, how do you know you are picking the perfect one for your baby?
These tips will help you know what to look for when shopping for the best baby diapers.
1. Protection From Leaks
Diaper leaks will occasionally happen no matter what, but you can prevent those instances from happening too often if you choose the right kind of diaper. You’ll want a diaper that has fast absorbing layers. This will help keep moisture away from your baby’s skin, while also allowing you to keep the diaper on them without having to change it every single hour, which saves you time and saves you money.
Comfort is of the utmost importance for babies, because if they aren’t comfortable, no one will be as they express it very loudly. If it appears that the diaper material is causing chafing or rubbing your baby the wrong way, you should consider either switching to a new brand, or going up a size. Babies can also develop allergies to certain diapers due to the material used in them. This is why it is important to test new diapers out for a week or so before you start to stockpile them, otherwise you will be stuck with a bunch of diapers that you can not use.
3. Diaper’s Tape
Anyone who has ever used a disposable diaper knows that the strength of the tape can make all the difference. There is nothing worse than a diaper falling off or shifting so much that it no longer provides the coverage it should.
4. The Cost
Looking for deals can be a great thing, especially when you have a child in diapers as it can get very costly. Although you might be tempted to shop for bargain diapers, don’t give in. Although you might be able to find a brand that offers more diapers for less money, many times you won’t really save anything because you will end up using more of the cheap diapers than you would the better quality ones because you will be changing their diapers more frequently. Cheaper diapers also tend to provide less comfortable materials for your baby, so make things easier on yourself and more comfortable for your baby by splurging on a good brand.
Size is very important when picking the right kind of diaper for your child. You will want the diaper to be snug, so make sure they are wearing the smallest size that fits them but make sure it is still comfortable. Here is a great size that looks at sizes for different types of brands.
6. Cloth or Disposable Diapers
It seems that every mommy blog on the internet has a very strong opinion as to which types of diapers people should use. In actuality though, this is a very personal decision and you should only choose what is right for your family. While they both have positives and negatives, you should never choose something that is going to cause you unneeded stress. You can read our post comparing the two types here.
The best recommendations you can get for which brand to purchase is from friends and family who have recently had a baby in their house. Give their recommendations a try. You will most likely find that you need to try out a few brands before you find the one that you love the most.