How To Choose The Right Diaper
How To Choose The Right Diaper: Where Do I Start?
When it comes to bringing a baby into the world parents are faced with making tons of decisions. One of the main decisions is how to choose the right diaper. This brings up more questions. Should we use cloth diapers or disposable diapers? What brand should we buy? What sizes do we need? How many diapers should we buy? The questions can go on and on and quite frankly can be stressful for new parents.
Since cloth diapering wasn’t in our wheelhouse I thought maybe a trip to the diaper aisle will help clarify what brand would be best for me and my baby! Wrong! The diaper aisle was extremely overwhelming and less than helpful. Being pregnant and hormonal I turned to other moms for advice. Now with three small daughters and two still in diapers I can tell you I am a diaper expert and you will get there too.
Here are a few tips that I have picked up up over six years of diapering on how to choose the right diaper.
Don’t be afraid to try multiple diaper brands!
Whether you chose pampers, huggies, luvs, honest company, hello bello, or a generic brand pick which style fits your baby and budget best. Order a couple different brands so you see them in person. Try them out!
Since I am a hands on momma, I figured out how to choose the right diaper by comparing the them. I tried Luvs, Pampers, and Huggies. What I found was; Luvs didn’t have the wetness indicator I came to adore, Pampers Swaddlers were nice but the fabric seemed thinner and not as soft, and Huggies were my favorite! They offered a thick quilted fabric, feel very soft, have stretchy tabs, and the wetness indicator. We still use them today!
How To Choose The Right Diaper by Weight Not Age
Currently, I have a 2 year old who is wearing the same size nighttime diaper as my almost 4 year old. Since children all grow at different rates the most accurate way to categorize diapers is by weight.
Buy the Newborn diapers
You may be asking yourself are newborn diapers needed? The answer is yes! Newborn diapers are sized for babies less than 10lbs. It is very uncommon that babies will be born over 10lbs. Also some newborn brand diapers have a cut out or dip in the band that is designed to eliminate rubbing on the umbilical cord which can cause discomfort for your baby. This is a feature the size one diapers does not offer.
Diapers with wetness indicators are a must
Whatever brand you choose, make sure you are purchasing diapers that have the wetness indicator. The wetness indicator is a line on the front of the diaper that will change color when urine is detected. This is amazing for parents as you are not having to waste diapers that are clean or upset the baby by undiapering them to check.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Mom’s love helping mom’s! Ask other moms which diapers worked best for them and why. Join “mom groups” on social media. If you are having questions so are others. Take advantage of those with experience.
How To Choose The Right Diaper: The Bottom Line
Remember, buying diapers doesn’t have to be hard. It doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It just needs to be another item on your checklist to check off!
Let’s face it babies require a lot of stuff but how do you know what items you really need. Take it from a mom who has been down this road multiple times the baby industry knows how to reel us in.
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Thank you for joining us! We hope these tips help you learn how to choose the right diaper! Don’t forget to visit Diaper Shower to set up a diaper registry!
What Is A Diaper Shower: A Fund For Diapers
Have you heard of the term “diaper shower” but are wondering what is a diaper shower? If you are a new parent or know someone who is expecting a child soon a diaper shower is for you!
A diaper shower is essentially a baby shower, but instead of traditional gifts like clothes and toys, guests bring disposable diapers, wipes, and other diapering essentials. The purpose of a diaper shower is to help new parents stock up on these necessary items for their newborn without having to worry about constantly restocking themselves.
An event like a Diaper Shower can often include games, gift openings, and food. On the other hand, diaper parties are typically hosted by men or couples, with male friends of the dad-to-be in attendance. The focus is on providing practical gifts like diapers and wipes rather than traditional baby gifts like clothes or toys. You can also host a Diaper Shower completely online!
Learn more or start a diaper shower for yourself of a loved on today!