So how do you go about choosing the best disposable diapers for your baby? There are several things to keep in mind:
- Fit: check the leg gathers and elasticity. Nobody wants a leaking diaper, but also, nobody wants one that pinches or irritates.
- Dryness: varies by brand.
- Fastening tabs: tape or Velcro should be easy to use, and re-sealable.
- Boy vs Girl: some diapers have specially designed diapers for each gender. The absorbent padding is strategically placed.
- Size: diapers come in several sizes, and packages come in sizes, too.
- Cost: this can vary greatly!
- Color and design: not necessary, but often preferred
A disposable diaper has a soft, cloth-like, waterproof outside. Inside there is a moisture-wicking layer, and an absorbent gel inner core.
That gel inner core can sometimes cause problems. If babies don’t feel wet, they don’t fuss. Sitting too long in a wet diaper can cause diaper rashes. Sometimes a less-absorbent diaper is better!
How many diapers do you use each day? Generally speaking, newborns go through 10 to 12; infants use 8 to 10 a day; toddlers use 6 to 8 and potty-learning children can still use 4 to 6 diapers every day. That’s a lot of diaper changing! No wonder disposables are so popular; the convenience alone is significant!
At Brookshire’s our store brand diapers, Top Care, are guaranteed. You’ll get your money back if you’re not pleased with their performance!