All parents have been there and we get it! Changing a diaper is not the most delightful part of becoming a parent.
Regardless of the daunting task, it is a good time to spend engaging with your baby through talk, singing, smiling, and more facial expressions. You'll create a special and stronger bond with your little one every time they need a change.
If you're a new parent or just trying to learn more about diapering, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about diapers.
What Type of Diaper Should you Use?
Diapering your little one is not as simple as buying a box of diapers! There are many choices when it comes to picking the right diaper.
Choosing from different brands, sizes & stages, day and night, and even reusable vs. disposable diapers will require a few investigations before you find what is right for you and your baby.
The first decision you'll have to make is if you prefer disposable or reusable diapers. Some factors that will weigh in when making this decision are ecological, convenience, and affordability.
If you decide to go the disposable route, remember brand does not matter when it comes to diapers. The things to look at are the features different brands offer such as wetness indicators, fragrance-free, sensitive skin formulas, absorbency level, etc. The composition of the diaper, package size and price are also factors to take into account.
Reusable diapers (aka cloth diapers) can be intimidated at first but they are more and more popular and are far from what our grandmothers used to have. Many dedicated blogs and online groups compare the different types of cloth diapers so you can decide what works best for you and your little one.
No matter what you decide at first, keep in mind that your baby will be wearing a diaper 24/7 and you won't know if your pick is good until you try it. It's crucial to reevaluate your diaper choice if your baby experience any redness or discomfort.
Picking the Size of Diaper
When picking the size of disposable diapers for your baby, there is one thing you need to remember: diaper sizes are by weight not by age.
You will be able to find the sizing chart on the side of most boxes, be that as it may, you'll quickly see there may be some overlap between 2 different sizes. When that happens, we recommend sizing down so you won't have a loose, leaky diaper.
However, there are still some things to watch out for when choosing a size and even considering moving up a size:
- Tightness of the waistband
- Coverage around the bum
- Red marks on skin
Cloth diapers have the advantage to grow with your baby. Most styles of cloth diapers are meant to adapt to baby's growth so little to no adjustment.
How Often Should You Change Your Baby?
Before you begin to change your little one, make sure you have all the supplies you need at hand.
A good rule of thumb to follow, is changing a diaper every two to three hours or as often as needed. Leaving a wet or soiled diaper for too long can cause irritation or infection for your little ones' bum.
Change Your Baby With Ease
Diapering your little ones properly will keep them clean and dry and will ensure that their skin is healthy and well protected.
Using La Petite Creme at every diaper change, you are sure that your baby's skin is well protected but also that you are using all natural and safe ingredients.
Check out our starter bundles to keep your baby's skin clean and fresh.