One of the most crucial items you need to get when you have a baby is the diaper! We know that everyone’s definition of best may differ but I think everyone would agree that the most fundamental aspect of a diaper should be “right fit”. There are no best diapers, every baby deserves to wear the diapers that fits them best. Choosing the right diaper will essentially determine if you have a happy baby or not! With Drypers, it is always about fit. Sizing that fit, cutting that fit, features that fit, materials that fit and pricing that fit.
So here are 5 things you need to know in order to find the best diaper for your little one!
1. Knowing your diaper options available in the market
To add on, it is not good enough to just keep changing your baby’s diaper to prevent exposure to dampness. As baby’s skin are very sensitive, any irritation to their skin can easily result in redness or rashes as the material touches the skin of the baby. Therefore, it is always good to choose a product that is fragrance and chlorine free, and most importantly, FREE FROM ALLERGENS. When products make any claims towards Allergens, such as “free from allergens”, they commonly refer to the EU26 Allergens – 26 most-known allergenic substance in Europe that induces an allergy. Therefore, you can be sure that by choosing a diaper free from EU26 Allergens so that you can be sure that the diaper you put on your baby is safe and gentle to their sensitive skin.
2. Importance of the softness of a diaper
One of the main criteria when choosing the diaper for your baby is the softness of the diaper. As mentioned, a baby’s skin is very sensitive and your baby is going to be wearing your diaper day and night. Therefore, the softness of a diaper is a very important to the comfort of the baby as it is able to drastically reduce skin irritation and diaper rash as it prevents friction that could cause minor scratches on your skin. So, it is very important to choose a diaper that is made of soft fibres that are premium in softness! Not only is the lining important, the back sheet, cuff legs, tape and loop, are all important too. The best way to know is to try touching the diaper and feeling it for yourself. If it feels nice and fluffy, then you can try letting your little one put on the diaper. But if it feels a little rough, then it is best to skip that diaper and look for something else because there is a high chance that your baby will feel it too.
3. Absorbency and breathability of a diaper
As a generic guide, not only does the softness of the diaper matter, the diaper needs to satisfy the criteria of absorbency, and breathability – as these all contribute to the prevention of diaper rash and skin irritation which causes the baby discomfort.
Diapers are bound to get wet. Absorbency refers to the diaper’s ability to absorb and hold liquid keeping moisture away from a baby’s skin. How well a diaper is able to absorb is contributed by different features of the diaper such as design and structure of the diaper. One main feature that allows for good absorbability, is the core material of the diaper as it helps distribute the urine thoroughly. Poor absorption would result in the baby being exposed to persistent dampness. With speedy absorption, it can keep moisture away from the skin in the diapered area which minimizes irritation and may help contribute to reducing diaper rash. In a diaper, the core material and structure contribute to the speed of absorption and retention to prevent the flow back of moisture onto the baby’s skin.
Just to share, there are many parents that looks for high absorbency such as 12hours lasting claims when trying to figure out what diapers to buy for their love ones. Usage behaviour statistic has shown that Singaporean parents do not need to look for high absorbency diapers as the changing frequency of our citizens are very high. Our parents tend to change the diapers every 2-3hours for hygiene purpose. Therefore, Singaporean parents should look for fast absorbency diapers to keep your child’s skin dry as compare to high absorbency.
Another important factor to take note of is the breathability of the diaper especially in a hot and humid climate like Singapore! The breathability of a diaper will allow for air to pass through the diaper, removing excess moisture and helping babies keep cool and comfortable. Whenever paediatricians encounter skin irritation in babies, one of the suggestions they will give to parents is to allow the skin to breathe or using other forms of skin barriers like creams. The main star in creating breathability in diaper is the top sheet, the layer that is directly touching your baby’s bum. The amount of air that can pass through a diaper is dependent on the density and the size of holes of the top sheet of a diaper. The larger the airspace, the more space for air to pass through and lesser skin contact, the higher the breathability factor of a diaper.
4. Finding the right fit for your baby
We know that parents sometimes might have the mentality that the diapers should be a little loose to allow for breathability and thus they look for slightly bigger size. This tends to be a problem if the diaper does not fit snugly on your baby. The extra roominess would then allow for leakages and that means more cleaning up for you.
Another thing to note is that the sizes of diaper brands are not universal. Therefore, when switching from brands to brand, always take note to check out the weight range of a particular size of a brand in order to select the correct sized diaper to achieve the ideal fit for your baby if you plan on switching brands.
5. Try to get a sample
All mothers will have their preferred brand of go-to diapers. However, what works for one baby may not be suitable for another baby as every baby is unique and different. Therefore, the best way to understand if a diaper is suitable for your little one is to try and get a sample. Of course, you may be able to touch and feel sample pieces of diapers at the supermarket, but nothing beats trying it out for yourself.
Introducing the newly launched Skinature by Drypers, a premium diaper created using Derma-Care Technology™ that is safe and gentle even on baby’s sensitive skin. Skinature by Drypers with premium softness that promises allergens free for your baby’s skin. When compared to other brands, Skinature by Drypers performs better in terms of speedy absorption. Adding to this is testimonials from mothers, 9 out of 10 mothers agrees that Skinature by Drypers is the Softest! Compared to the Drypers Touch, Skinature by Drypers has 100% more airspace resulting in lesser skin contact.
Your little one deserves the best. Give your baby the best care possible enabling your little one to develop freely.
Right now, Drypers is giving out free samples of their new launch diaper, Skinature by Drypers. Simply visit www.IChooseDrypers.com to get your free sample of today!