It is rather difficult to give advice on choosing diapers. If the opinions of parents mostly agree on the choice of strollers, chairs, cots, there is no unity on the choice of diapers. In any case, the child itself should be the main selection criterion, since even the most expensive and good brands can cause an individual specific reaction in a particular baby.
Nowadays, it is difficult to determine the exact time of the emergence of the prototype of modern diapers. Even in ancient times, mothers made alternatives to modern diapers, in which grass, leaves, moss, flax and wool were used as an absorbent layer, and animal skins were used as a protective layer. Another interesting fact is that in warm countries they did not use reusable diapers at all. There, mothers from the very birth of their baby practiced natural hygiene.
The disposable diaper was invented in 1957 by Viktor Mills, a leading chemical process engineer at Procter & Gamble, and mass production was launched in 1959.The essence of the invention of Mills was dictated by the desire to make the use of diapers more comfortable, freeing moms from the need for daily washing of reusable diapers.
Diapers cover a third of the baby’s body surface and come into contact with the baby’s skin 24 hours a day. So, the materials of which the diapers are made must be able to pass the air well, retain moisture inside, be pleasant to the touch and not contain substances harmful to health.
All disposable diapers can be divided into several groups:
Economy class diapers (simple models). The structure of such diapers is very simple - in the middle there is a ball of natural pulp and a superabsorbent. They absorb a little worse than the diapers of a premium class and with long-term use can leak.
Premium (high quality) diapers. They, as a rule, consist of natural components, have a practical elastic belt, exclusive velcro-stretch, which provide your baby with freedom of movement without squeezing the tummy. Most diapers of this class have excellent absorbency, they can be safely used for a night's sleep and long walks.
Also diapers are for boys, for girls and universal.
In the diapers for boys, the bulk of the adsorbent is mainly in the front part, for girls - in the central and rear parts. In universal diapers, an absorbent adsorbent layer is located across the entire absorption surface. They can be used for both boys and girls.
Choosing a brand of diapers, you need to pay attention to some points..
First of all, on fasteners, belt, cuffs. Fasteners are disposable and reusable. Cuffs around the legs and waist belt should be elastic. It is better to choose diapers with so-called barriers around the baby's legs. This will prevent leakage with the active movement of the baby.
If you choose the right one and put on a diaper, then your finger should be free to go between the belt and the baby’s tummy. The diaper should not impede the movement of the child, press down or rub the skin.
Some manufacturers offer diapers with a special strip of cream or balsam, which creates an additional barrier to prevent irritation.However, in some children, these components cause allergies.
One of the most important characteristics of a diaper is the quality of the absorbent layer. It is important that after use it should remain evenly distributed, not lumped in the breast.
Buy products that match the weight and age of the baby. It is better to focus on the lower figure of the weight indicated on the pack of diapers. For example, if a child weighs 3.5-4 kilograms, it is better to try on diapers for 4-9 kilograms than to wear diapers from 2 to 5 kilograms to the victorious end. But, of course, it is easier and more reliable to focus on the baby’s skin after diapers: if there are characteristic reddening, rubbing or deep traces of elastics, then it's time to change the size!
- put the baby on the table, undo the old diaper.
- lift the baby's legs and, removing the dirty diaper, wipe the baby with it as much as possible.
- wash the baby. On the street it is convenient to use wet wipes.
- Before putting on a new diaper, let your baby air out.
- take a new diaper, unfold it with a colorful stripe to yourself and place it under the baby's ass.The upper part of the diaper should be at the waist level.
- pull the front of the belly. Secure the clasps.
- the diaper should fit well to the waist so that the little finger of an adult can pass between the diaper and the body.
Some simple rules for using diapers.
If the child gets irritated, hold it naked for the day. If the stains reappear, then you should change the brand of diapers. In extreme heat, if possible, keep the baby without diapers.
Try not to buy diapers, which include polyethylene (this will tell information on the package). Of course, they are cheaper, but the skin of the baby in them sweats and turns red.
In any case, when choosing a diaper should focus on products of well-known companies. They undergo more rigorous quality and safety checks.
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