Babies can get really dirty. In fact, on average, you may have to change their diapers anywhere from 6-8 times a day. That being said, choosing the right baby diaper is the key if you want to make sure that your baby stays dry and safe.
What are the features that should be present in the baby diaper? Read on to find out some of them.
Softness and Stretch
Remember that your baby’s skin is quite delicate and you want the diaper to conform to their skin in the best way possible. That is why it is ideal to get diapers that are stretchable enough to comfortably adjust to your baby’s bum to provide maximum comfort at all times.
A good diaper is one that is able to absorb most, if not all, of the liquids that your baby might discharge. This should include either poop or pee. A poor diaper is one that not only causes skin irritation, but those that do not provide ample protection against rashes or chafing.
Although this is considered an option, I actually consider it a necessity, especially for first-time parents. Now, the only way for your baby to let you know that their diapers need changing is when they cry and get squirmy. But, that is only when it gets to the point that it could potentially lead to rashes.
A wetness indicator would typically turn from yellow to blue to indicate that it is time to change the diaper. A soiled diaper is a huge no-no and having this indicator is handy to let you know that it is time for a change.
Diapers for Newborns
There are diapers that are specifically made for a newborn. These diapers have special cutouts that will allow the umbilical cord to go unhindered. This will help the area get dry and exposed to air so that it will dry and heal much faster. If you have a newborn, definitely get these diapers for them.
On average, your baby may need to have 6-8 diaper changes a day
Once they become older, you will only have to change it about 5-6 times, but again, this depends on every baby
Small babies can outgrow their diapers really quickly. It would be a good idea to get a size bigger than your baby’s current age just to make sure that it fits perfectly.