Diapers are undoubtedly the most commonly used and also the most indispensable baby items. They have been present in homes with children since their birth, and we continue to use them regularly until our children reach about three years of age. There are certainly still many things you don’t know about this product.
Children grow up so quickly that sometimes it is not easy to know which is the right size, nor what other uses we can make of the diaper and many other aspects that we do not stop thinking about since it is a daily product familiar to everyone.
Here we had selected some of the best baby diapers that are presented below.
- Up to 100% leakproof nights and happy mornings with LockAway Channels
- Helps prevent leaks with stretchy sides and large tape fasteners for a secure and comfortable fit
- Helps keep skin dry and healthy with Dri-Weave Liner
- New! Pampers Swaddlers with a new Blowout Barrier that helps prevent up to 100% leaks, even blowouts
- Helps protect where leaks happens most featuring our Dual Leak-Guard Barriers
- Helps keep baby’s skin dry and healthy thanks to the moisture-wicking BreatheFree Liner
- Huggies Newborn Diapers: 76 Little Snugglers Baby Diapers, size Newborn (up to 10 lbs); celebrating 100 years of Disney with limited edition designs; packaging may vary
- Up to 100% Leak-Free Protection: Our diapers have Huggies Leak Lock System that offers up to 12 hours of leak protection
- Gentle Skin Protection: These Huggies diapers offer a curved and stretchy fit with all-around comfort for a gentle tummy fit; hypoallergenic and free of fragrances and parabens; made without lotions, elemental chlorine and natural rubber latex
- IN THE BOX: 49-count Mama Bear Gentle Touch diapers for babies; size 1
- HYPOALLERGENIC & PARABEN-FREE: Dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic for baby’s sensitive skin; Free of chlorine bleaching, perfumes, lotions, parabens, and phthalates
- LEAKAGE PROTECTION: Up to 12 hours of protection; Wetness Indicator shows when it’s time for a change
- Up to 100% leakproof nights and happy mornings with LockAway Channels
- Helps prevent blowouts with stretchy sides and large tape fasteners for a secure and comfortable fit
- Helps keep skin dry and healthy with Dri-Weave Liner
- Huggies Size 1 Diapers: 38 Snug & Dry Newborn Diapers, size 1 (8-14 lbs); love it or we'll refund it 100%* (*See the Huggies website for details. Expires 12/31/23)
- Leak Lock Protection: Huggies helps prevent leaks for up to 12 hours, day or night, whether your baby is sleeping, crawling and walking; Huggies' Triple Layer Protection absorbs wetness in seconds to help keep your baby dry and happy
- Contoured Shape: Snug & Dry baby diapers have a soft, stretchy back waistband that provides a gentle, secure fit
- Clinically Proven: Pampers Sensitive wipes are clinically proven for sensitive skin
- Thick and soft: Gently cares for your baby’s delicate skin
- Skin-Friendly: Gentle and hypoallergenic—0% alcohol, fragrance, parabens and latex* (*No rubbing alcohol and no natural rubber latex)
- Clean Conscious Diapers are designed with safe plant-based materials, a wetness indicator (so you know when it’s time for a fresh one), enhanced blowout protection, and advanced absorption for dry, happy babes
- Stretchy Sides with flex + strength for those wiggles + wobbles; Quick Absorb Channels keep leaks under wraps for dryness on the fly
- Quilted Bubble Liner quickly draws wetness away for dryness you can touch
- Pampers Pure Protection diapers are gentle on skin while providing outstanding leak protection
- Nourish and protect skin with our absorbent liner enriched with shea butter and outer cover made with premium cotton* (*Soft outer cover contains 15% cotton)
- Hypoallergenic and free of elemental chlorine, fragrance, parabens, natural rubber and latex* (*0% PARABENS AND LATEX: Latex - natural rubber)
- Leaks? Not on our watch. Now Luvs has up to 12 hours of leak protection, day and night
- Luvs Triple Leakguards absorb quickly to help stop leaks before they happen
- We’re on the case! Secure cuffs and stretchy sides keep pesky leaks on lockdown
Buyer Guide to Choose baby Diapers
Having to deal with diapers every day and continuously can be exhausting, especially if it’s the first time you have to take care of a new baby in the family.
You may still have a thousand doubts about their use, so we want to help you make this new adventure more bearable by answering the most frequently asked questions of parents.
How Do Cloth Diapers Work?
These types of diapers are well known and used in other countries, although not much is mentioned in Italy and it is a shame because they are very useful and in the long term they help us save a lot of money.
They also respect the environment, a very important advantage that we should think about today. Despite the huge benefits that cloth diapers can offer, most people don’t know how they work.
These items consist of a cover (a waterproof panty covering the diaper), a cover (located between the diaper and the skin, optional) and an absorbent (the inside).
These three parts can be composed of a single piece (with sewn absorbent), two pieces (with the lining separate from the rest of the diaper) or with an absorbent pocket that we will change according to the uses. These types of diapers are machine washed and can be reused as often as desired.
How Do I Know When I Need to Change My Baby’s Diaper?
Although the most distinctive sign that your baby will need a diaper change will be the smell that comes out of it, it is important to consider other signs that will help you decide when to proceed. Here are some of the indications that specialists usually give:
- Infants can urinate up to twenty times a day, children under one year up to seven times. Numbers that make it almost impossible to change the diaper after each deposition.
- It is recommended to change the baby after each feeding, as they usually urinate during suction.
- However, for babies who regurgitate, it is better to do it before feeding, so we avoid lying down.
- It is important to keep an eye on the diaper during the day to ensure that too much pee does not build-up, which can be the cause of irritation and discomfort.
- The ideal is to always change the diaper before leaving the house and bring enough with us for as long as we are outside (about one per hour).
- Before bed and on waking is mandatory.
As always, these are general tips that usually work in most cases, but it is you who must always observe your child and adapt to his needs. In this sense, if the child remains dry for too long, you must immediately go to the paediatrician, since it can be a symptom of dehydration.
What Types of Diapers Are There?
It seems that we all know what a diaper is: that absorbent garment that keeps our babies dry and clean when they are not in control of their sphincters.
But are you sure you know all types of existing diapers? To differentiate them, we have to stick to two factors: material and use. Let’s take a look at the material first:
- Disposable Diapers: these are disposable types. Normally the external part is in polyethene and the internal covering in polypropylene. Both materials are safe for your baby and do not allow the liquid to escape from the diaper.
- Cloth Diapers: as the name indicates, they are made of cloth and therefore, can be washed and reused repeatedly.
Of course, you will find different models for each type so that you can adapt them to your needs. On the other hand, we can differentiate diapers based on the use or stages of the child’s growth. In chronological order, these are the different types of diapers that your baby will use:
- Baby Diapers: the classics and the first ones you need to buy. They are specifically created to take care of children’s skin during the first months of life, avoiding excessive irritation due to humidity.
- Diapers for Older Children: they are used when our child starts using the potty and usually have the shape of briefs or boxers. In this way, the child is protected but feels that he is growing older.
- Sleeping Diapers: very useful when the baby already knows how to do his needs alone, but cannot control his sphincters during the night.
- Swimming Diapers: ideal for summer when the “babies” stay in the water all day. These types of diapers do not swell on contact with liquids and can, therefore, be used both in swimming pools and at sea.
As you have seen, the list is truly infinite. You must know how to choose the right diaper for your child at all times because only in this way will you ensure the correct functioning of the product and maximum comfort for the baby. Do not be overwhelmed by the variety of models, with practice, and everything will become easier.
How to Properly Change My Baby’s Diapers?
Surely we all have an image in our head of someone changing a diaper. And from the outside it doesn’t seem so complicated, does it? But once it’s up to you and the baby doesn’t stop moving and cries, the task becomes anything but simple.
To make the work more bearable, the ideal is to learn a routine that we will repeat every time. Take note!
- Before you begin, make sure you have clean hands and that everything you need is there near you.
- Put the baby in a supine position (lying on his back) and talk to him to entertain him while you take off his clothes and unbutton the dirty diaper. A trick to keep it from getting caught and sticking stickers on yourself.
- Observe the depositions, and even if it is not very pleasant, they will give you information about the health of your baby.
- Once the dirty diaper is removed, clean the baby’s genitals with the help of a damp placemat. For girls, it should be done from front to back and for boys in the opposite direction.
- Apply a special diaper cream. This way, you will keep the baby’s skin hydrated and avoid the appearance of irritation.
- Put on a clean diaper. You need to squeeze it tight enough to keep the stool from leaking out, but don’t go overboard, so the baby doesn’t feel uncomfortable.
- Dress the baby again. Wrap the dirty diaper on itself, close it with its stickers and throw it away.
- Wash your hands again as a precaution.
How to Choose the Best Diaper?
Since they are elements of the kit that come into close contact with even very young children, it is necessary to evaluate the diapers before buying them carefully.
In the first place, we must start from the consideration that there are no typologies that can be adapted to everyone. Each child has specific needs, and his body must adapt perfectly to that choice.
As mentioned above, there are four types on the market: disposable, washable or ecological and hypoallergenic. Let’s see together what are the differences and characteristics.
They are certainly the most popular and used because they make changing babies easier. This typology is further divided into disposable diapers which, once soiled by the baby, throw themselves in the undifferentiated and biodegradable diapers, made of biodegradable materials and which can be thrown into the organic.
On the other hand, hypoallergenic disposable diapers are particularly suitable for children with sensitive and easily irritated skin because they prevent skin redness as they are made up of exclusively natural elements.
An example is those made with corn starch, a natural, biodegradable and compostable material. Before choosing a disposable diaper, it is necessary to consider: the structure, materials with which they are made and the size.
In general, disposable diapers are made up of three layers: internal, absorbent and external.
- Inner Layer: this Layer, which is the one that comes into direct contact with the baby’s skin, must be not only soft but also, and above all, capable of removing liquids and channelling them towards the second, absorbent Layer. The materials that compose it must be of quality and non-toxic.
- Absorbent Layer: immediately after the internal Layer there is the absorbent Layer, placed in the centre of the diaper, composed of a mix of materials made of cellulose fibres, which give softness and are used to distribute liquids, and super-absorbent chemical gels, the so-called SAP. The absorbent Layer has the fundamental task of preventing the child from getting dirty or that his skin comes into contact with liquids every time he moves.
- Outer Layer: it is the last layer that makes up a disposable diaper and is mainly composed of waterproof material. It covers the two previous layers and acts as additional protection to prevent the escape of liquids.
These just listed are the three layers that make up a traditional disposable diaper but, over time, additional elements have been added designed to increase comfort and to make the child feel more comfortable.
Just think of the models that contain particular perfumes to contrast odors or soothing solutions to prevent the skin from becoming irritated and red, or those that have stripes that change color to make parents understand when it’s time to change it.
Also, some models are constructed in such a way as to adhere perfectly to the child’s body thanks to the elastic thighs.
Since diapers come into close contact with the skin and the most delicate parts of the baby’s body, they must be made of materials that are free of chemicals and, of course, non-toxic.
We advise all new parents to read the backs of the packs carefully and to make sure that the following substances potentially dangerous for the baby are not present in the diapers that you intend to buy:
- Chemical Dyes: many diapers have the outer Layer decorated with patterns or have colored bands. In these cases, it is very important to ensure that no toxic substances are present and that they can cause skin irritation or redness.
- Chlorine: often, this chemical element is used to make the external parts of the diaper white. Particular attention must be paid to the presence of chlorine because, precisely during the process used to whiten, it can release dioxin, potentially very dangerous for the child.
- Phthalates: they are plasticizing agents used mainly to soften plastic components and, like chemical compounds, these too can be very dangerous.
- Chemical Fragrances: choosing a perfumed diaper to cover bad smells requires a little more attention. The presence of too aggressive perfumes can cause damage to the delicate skin of the newborn and irritate it.
Washable diapers are an environmentally friendly alternative to disposable diapers. These are diapers made with washable fabrics and with absorbent materials inside and which, consequently, can be washed by hand or in the washing machine and reused as long as they fit the child well.
Using these diapers means making an ecological choice and giving a concrete hand to the environment even if they require an extra effort from the parents.
It must be said, however, that another advantage that derives from their use is economic savings. Also, for this typology, it is necessary to consider the typologies available, the materials that compose them and the sizes.