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Diaper Buying Guide For New Moms

Becoming a new mother calls for expertise in the area of shopping for baby products. Diapers are an essential that you cannot compromise on for the sake of your baby’s comfort. Not having to clean up soiled pants can be a possibility if you chose the right diaper for your child.

There are certain steps to follow while picking out the perfect diaper for your child. As your child grows in age or even months, the kind of diaper they require changes, too. As a mother, you need to keep track of these changes and go about your shopping accordingly. Also, there is never a stable change in a baby's routine, so it will help to keep tabs on the progress in your potty training.

Here are a few steps to follow while buying diapers.

1. Size

The sizes in diapers vary from age to age, as well as with brands. For the first few weeks, ensure that you have a good stock of 'diapers for newborns'. After a few weeks, start with 'size one'. The size of your child's diaper will change as they grow. Keep tabs on leakage, arduousness or wetting. All these symptoms are a result of ill-fitting diapers. Your diaper size is not based on its fitting as much as it is on the ability to absorb at different ages. Continue to change the size of the diaper as per your child's need as he/she grows.

2. Type

Diapers have a variety of features. While some have all the needed features, others might lack in them. As your baby grows, the type of diaper he/she requires changes. 'Newborn diapers' are made to tender to the needs of your newborns, and it is not feasible for you to compromise on this unless you are willing to use cloth diapers.

Cloth diapers, prefolded diaper, unfolded, disposable diapers, and reusable diapers are the most common types.

1. Cloth diapers

If you have chosen to use cloth diapers, there are less chances of rashes, so you are on the right track. Cloth diapers are not only comfortable, but help you keep the environment plastic-free.

2. Prefolded diapers

Prefolded diapers are known to make your work simpler. All you need to do is put it on for your child like underwear while fastening the folds together.

3. Unfolded diapers

These need to be manually folded to acquire the shape of a diaper. Fold along the pre-existing creases to put it on for your baby easily.

4. Disposable diapers 

These ease the pain of having to wash diapers at regular intervals. Disposable diapers are usually made of cheap quality elements that have high chances of causing rashes and irritation.

5. Reusable diapers 

These diapers are made to last over a longer period of time without disintegrating in quality or efficiency. They are more often than ever made out of higher quality elements. They are durable and come in pleasant colours to look at. You need to be prepared to wash them regularly, so get used to getting your hands dirty.

3. Brands

With the innumerable diaper brands in the market, it is a task finding the perfect one for your baby. When it comes to your baby's sensitive skin, you need to take precaution. Experiment, but with caution, so as to not to hurt your child in the process. For the first week, try out different brands to see which one suits best. Once you have set your mind on a certain brand, continue using the same.

Some mothers are brand conscious, while other are not. Also, you need to know that not all top brands provide the best quality diapers. Try all the varieties before you stick to one.

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