A newborn baby needs 2 very important things: it’s mother’s milk and frequent diaper changes! As new parents you will probably change over a thousand diapers, so it’s important to pick the best newborn diapers for your little one.
A newborn baby’s skin is very delicate and soft- it is not used to wear and tear like our skin. That’s why diaper rashes are very common among babies. A diaper rash is a general term used to define any redness and irritation in the diaper area of the newborn baby. Their soft skin cannot handle the chafing from constant friction and tends to become irritated, red, and very itchy. This is a major source of discomfort and pain for the baby. The constant wetting and drying of the newborn baby’s bum is one of the reasons for this rash.
The irritation can also be caused by certain baby creams, wet wipes, diapers and even the bacteria found in the newborn baby’s stool. It can be a tough job to transition from giving birth to immediately having to feed, diaper and change the baby because of the lack of energy but it is very important to do so. Keeping the same diaper on for long periods of time is also one of the causes of diaper rashes. If the diaper is wet it must be changed at once to prevent irritation on your little one’s delicate skin.
Choosing the best newborn diaper that suits your child is the key to preventing any onset of a diaper rash. But with so many options in the market, settling on one can be overwhelming. Ask yourself: Is my child allergic to any materials? Do I want to be environmentally friendly or cost effective? You will start to have a clear picture of what kind of newborn diaper you want once you have narrowed down certain things. You will want to choose a newborn diaper that has super absorbent material with many layers. These layers will ensure that the baby’s bottom doesn’t get wet or soiled too fast. Of course, the diaper should be ultra soft and gentle, so as to protect your newborn baby’s soft and delicate skin. The best newborn diapers will have also have sturdy tabs that adhere properly and fit your child snugly, without being too tight! If the diaper is too tight, it can leave imprints on your little one’s skin, causing discomfort. If your diaper is too loose, it may come off unexpectedly and cause a mess! Keeping all of these factors in mind, choosing the best newborn diaper should become easier!