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Baby Diaper & Toilet Training Tips & Ideas
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Baby Diapers to Keep Your Baby Dry
When your precious bundle first comes home, it may seem like all they do is eat, sleep and poop. That’s why baby diapers are essential items on your checklist when you’re preparing for your new arrival. Most babies should need their diapers changed between six and 10 times a day, and they may not be potty trained until after their second birthday, so that’s a lot of time spent cleaning up your baby’s waste. If you understand your diaper options and the products available to help you, it can make the whole process easier.
Types of Diapers
The first thing to decide on is the type of baby diapers you want to use. The basic decision is between cloth and disposable and both options have pros and cons..
Disposable diapers are the convenient option. They’re easy to use and can be thrown away once they’re dirty. They should be more absorbent than cloth diapers, so they may not need to be changed as often, and some people think they're more sanitary as well. On the down side, some parents don’t like them, and some babies have a reaction to them that causes diaper rash. Although there’s less initial outlay, disposable diapers do cost more over the course of your baby’s diaper-wearing years. Despite this, they’re easy to find if you run out.
Many parents dismiss cloth diapers because they picture large squares of soggy cloth sagging around their baby’s bottom. You can still get old-school cloth diapers, often pre-folded for you with extra padding, but modern cloth nappies are a completely different beast. Most are shaped like disposable nappies and they fasten at baby’s waist with Velcro or snap fastenings. You can buy all-in-one options or designs where inserts fit into a pocket or outer shell.
While cloth diapers cost more to get started, they are significantly less expensive in the long run. In fact, a one-size-fits-most diaper should last throughout your baby’s diaper years and, if well cared for, can be used for their younger sibling as well. They’re also the ecological choice, keeping up to 6,000 disposable diapers out of landfills over the course of your baby’s childhood.
Despite this, cloth diapers are time-consuming. Parents need to do an extra two or three loads of laundry each week, and most manufacturers recommend line-drying as the heat of the dryer can break down the waterproof outer materials. Many parents also don’t like the idea of carrying around a dirty diaper if they have to change their baby in public.
When looking at options, don’t forget swim diapers. These are less absorbent, so they can’t be used in place of normal diapers, but if you’re taking your baby into a pool or lake, they’re the hygienic choice, ensuring solid waste doesn’t get into the water.
Tips for Changing a Diaper
Start with a safe place to change your baby. You may like a changing table so you can change them while standing up, but a changing pad on a clean floor is also a valid option. Whether you’re using cloth or disposable diapers, a diaper pail is a good option. If you’re using disposables, a brand like Diaper Genie is designed to stop odours and make taking diapers to the trash easy. You can keep baby diapers organized in a caddy , and a diaper bag does the same job when you’re out and about.
Always change your baby as soon as you notice their diaper is soiled to help prevent nappy rash. Diaper liners can allow you to easily pick up solid waste and flush it down the toilet and wipes can get everything cleaned up. Another safety tip is to keep a hand on your baby if they’re on a table. They can squirm away easily and fall off the table if left unattended.
Put a clean diaper under your baby before taking off the soiled one to help catch mess, or use a pad or towel. If you have a little boy you may appreciate Weeblocks, which can stop wee from getting everywhere if they go while on the table.
Graduating to the Potty
When your child shows signs that they’re ready to start toilet training, you can look at training pants. These should be easy for your toddler to pull up and down, and they’re less absorbent, so kids are aware when they’ve had an accident. Don’t forget to pick up a potty or seat cover and steps so your house has a toddler-sized place for them to go.