There are so many different types of diaper available, as a new parent choosing the best one can be difficult. There are a few things worth bearing in mind when looking for the best diaper for your baby – we will discuss this in more detail below.
The first big decision is whether you will choose cloth diapers or disposables. There are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to both, so it’s important to do some research and decide which best suits your family and lifestyle. I found some great advice about the benefits of reusable diapers at WHooopsaDaisy.com.
The next thing to think about is the style of diaper. Cloth and disposables both have different variations which make them better suited to different needs. Some cloth diapers are ‘all-in-one’ and therefore when they are soiled or wet, the entire thing needs washed. Others have removable inserts and liners, meaning the outer cover can be used more than once before needing washed.
Disposable diapers also come in different variations, suitable for different ages and stages.
There are diapers designed especially for premature babies which are extra small, whilst others such as pull-ups are better for active babies and toddlers.
The best way to find the best diaper is to weigh your baby and check the size which fits their weight. There is usually some overlap between sizes, so depending on your child’s build you might need to change up a size sooner or later.
Overnight diapers are designed to be extra absorbent, so babies can stay dry all night without leaking or needing changed. These can help infants sleep longer at night without waking up feeling wet and uncomfortable. Many can stay dry for up to 12 hours, so they’re ideal for helping mom and baby have a better night’s sleep!
If you plan to take your baby swimming, you will need to purchase special swim diapers. These contain any mess, without becoming waterlogged with the water from the pool. Again, they come in both disposable and reusable variations. If you plan to swim often, a washable swim diaper is a good choice, but if you will only go occasionally it might be better value to use disposables.