What are baby diapers used for?
Diapers are primarily worn by infants, toddlers, and children who experience bedwetting. These products help prevent babies from wetting or soiling the bed. Babies may have their diapers changed five times a day.
Types of diapers :
- Disposable diapers- Disposable diapers are designed to be thrown away. Disposable diapers are convenient to use and are potentially more sanitary. They are made of various components comprising wood pulp, plastics (including the SAPs now present in most diapers), tissue paper or polyester nonwoven fabric, the nonpermeable film made, e.g., of polyethene or polypropylene, adhesive or hook tapes, etc.
- Cloth diapers - A cloth diaper is a reusable diaper usually made from cotton or other natural material. Cloth diapers are better for the environment and cost effective. They call for more time and effort and can be messy.
Top brands and USPs :
Huggies - Huggies Wonder Pants diapers are ideal for active babies who need a comfortable fit. They have an all-around elastic waistband that ensures a snug fit and a wetness indicator that turns blue when it’s time to change the diaper. It has a triple leak guard and is extra soft and cosy on the skin.Pampers - The Pampers diapers are designed to keep the baby dry and happy for long hours. The diaper has breathable channels and is soft like cotton, thus very gentle on the baby's skin. The diaper contains lotions with aloe vera, which protects the baby's skin from rashes and irritation.MamyPoko Pants - They have a gentle cotton-like softness on the baby’s skin and an absorption layer that locks in wetness. These are easy-to-wear pants-style diapers.Super Bottoms UNO - Super bottoms diapers are multi-sized cloth diapers with the softest fabrics and zero harmful chemicals. It's washable, skin-friendly, economical and sustainable.
Frequently Asked Questions
Changing diapers every 3-4 hours or as needed is recommended.
Newborn baby's skin is susceptible and needs to be treated gently so it's best to avoid making babies wear diapers daily. A few hours or days of diaper-free time can make babies happier.
Cloth diapers are washable and reusable; however disposable diapers are neither washable or reusable.
- Brands like Pampers, Huggies, MamyPoko Pants etc make diapers specifically for infants with soft material and lotion formulas that lessen the chances of irritation and rashes on the baby's skin. If you notice any signs of itching, irritation, rashes, discontinue diaper use for sometime and also discuss your baby’s doctor about the ways to tackle this.