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How to Choose the Best Diapers for Your Baby

  • Team Kidmish Dec 19, 2018

No sooner will your little bundle of joy arrive and you will have to get used to the task of changing dirty diapers, quicker than we can say ‘Go!’. For the next three years of your life (well depending on how soon your kid gets potty trained!) this activity is going to be a regular thing and so it’s important that you figure out what kind of baby diapers are best for your baby.

After food, diapers are perhaps the most crucial accessory that you need to always have with you. To be honest, choosing the right kind, may seem like a daunting task at times, which is perfectly normal. Deciding whether you should go with cloth ones or those designed for sensitive skin or even figuring out the best disposable diaper brand for your little one will not be a very time-consuming exercise after reading this article ;-)

Right now there are a plethora of choices that you can choose from - and the best thing is, that once you’ve figured out the best diapers for your new-born baby, you can even buy them online.

Tips for Moms:

  • On an average, new-born babies may need a change of nappy pads about 7-8 times a day. This number comes down to about 5-6 times a day post the first few weeks.
  • You will be surprised to know how quickly the new-borns grow out of the small pad sizes (so don’t hoard up on the small sizes, your little angel will outgrow them every few weeks)

Now that the tips are out of the way, let’s begin with a couple of key things that you need to keep in mind when picking out the best baby diapers for your little one:

  • Choosing Between Cloth Diapers or Disposable Ones: The first step of picking out the best baby diapers for your new-born baby is determining the kind of diaper to choose for your baby. While you may hear some parents extolling the virtues of cloth ones in terms of lesser chemicals, lesser rash, cost-effective and biodegradability, but on the other hand disposables diapers have less leakage, are more travel-friendly and easy to use plus hello disposable! (no more icky baby laundry to take care of).  Statistically speaking more than 80% parents in India choose disposable options for the ease of usage.

So deciding what works better for your baby and also your convenience is something that you need to take into consideration. In fact, many a time parents alternate between the two depending on the time and convenience, (for example, using disposable ones while travelling and using cloth ones at home. Once you’ve decided what to opt for, you can start exploring the surprisingly vast world of baby diapers. For those of you looking at buying cloth nappy pads, look at amazingly cute cloth ones by BabyMoon.

  • Softness and Stretch: Your baby’s skin is extremely delicate and choosing the right baby nappy pads becomes imperative here. Cloth based options are mostly adjustable and even come with liners these days, to maintain the shape and add extra softness and protection. Disposable ones, on the other hand, come with stretch sides that can help them mould themselves according to your baby’s unique shape and offer them a custom fit. For babies with sensitive skin, you can check out Bambo Nature’s premium range, which has some of the best options for sensitive skin.

  • The Absorption Power: It is important for a good diaper to keep your baby dry, and keep the wetness away. Constant wetness only leads to rashes, irritation and chafing, so whatever brand you choose, do consider the absorption power.

  • Indicators for Wetness: Being in wet diapers is harmful to your child’s skin and can also make your child really irritable. As a solution to this, a lot of disposable diaper brands today come with wetness indicators, which is basically a coloured line, that changes colour (generally from yellow to blue) to indicate when it is a time to give your little one a change of nappy pads.

         (Little Tip: Sometimes just checking for a wetness indicator is not enough, as for a few brands the wetness indicator comes on the bottom side, which would mean you’d have to undress your baby completely to check for the indicator.)

  • Shape Adjustment for New-borns: When choosing the best baby diaper for your new-born, be mindful to check for a cut-out in the front of the diaper which can go around the umbilical area of your baby. This provision will help in keeping your baby’s navel area dry and will help in healing it faster by keeping it well-aerated.

  • Pricing Factor: Last but not least, the pricing factor of a brand is a consideration you cannot ignore. On an average, a parent spends 13-15k a year on baby diapers alone. If you feel that two brands are almost the same in comparison, though one brand may be more cost-efficient than the other, by all means, go for the one that is priced lower. In fact, today it’s so convenient to buy diapers online and many shopping websites even have diapers on sale. So go ahead, explore all your options and then choose the one that is most feasible for your pocket.

Now that we’ve discussed factors that you need to consider before going shopping for your little one. We’re going ahead with our recommendations of the top 10 baby diaper brands in the country right now:

Pampers

There’s no doubt about it, Pampers is the number one leading brand in India when it comes to baby diapers. The fact that its products do not sag and it guarantees a full night of protection with just one use, all add to its USP.

Huggies

With a range of merchandise like Wonder Pants, over-night diapers. Dry-tapped diapers, Huggies is constantly evolving as a brand. Considered to be the originator of the ‘Diaper Fever’ in Indian parents, Huggies was the first brand that came up with the ‘Wetness Indicator’ and also have the cutouts for umbilical cords.

Mamy Poko Pants

With its catchy name garnering our attention, Mamy Poko Pants has carved out a niche for itself in the Indian Market. With its super soft absorbent material and extra absorbing capacity, these baby diapers also have soft leg gathers that ensure that no leakage happens around your baby’s soft thighs.

Libero

One of the fastest growing diaper brands in India, Libero boasts of 3-dimensional leakage protection and breathable fabric that can absorb extra wetness. Their products are also kid-friendly and come with a comfortable elastic belt.

Johnson and Johnson

With a host of baby care range under their belt, the new addition of Johnson and Johnson baby diapers have had our immediate attention. Super skin friendly for your baby’s soft, sensitive skin, these diapers ensure that your little one does not get any sort of skin irritation or rashes while wearing them.

Bella

Making its mark in the baby care world quickly, Bella’s baby diapers claim to be chemical free, latex free and odour free. Apart from that, they’re also made of a special rash free material that will make sure that your baby does not get any diaper-rashes.

Pigeon

Pigeon’s baby diapers come with a special slim fit technology, that custom fits your baby’s body and prevents any leakage. Their non-woven fabric also helps in allowing fresh air circulation, keeping your little one’s butt always dry (now isn’t that a blessing!

Fisher Price

Fisher Price’s baby diapers are made of a hypoallergenic material, which is soft and more natural than a lot of other brands. They also have a new designer collection with cute graphics, which actually might excite your baby!

Mee Mee

Though fairly new to the market, Mee Mee is gaining traction. Their baby diapers are made up of a cloth-like fabric that is infused with ingredients like Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, keeping your baby’s skin healthy and fresh. With special leak-proof technology, these are going to make your baby crawling around with joy.

Himalaya

Himalaya as a brand needs no introduction and they’ve been around in the baby products range for a while. Their baby diapers contain ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Yashada Bhasma, that helps in preventing any microbial infection that can cause skin irritation for your precious little angel.

Conclusion

Now that we’ve talked exhaustively about what all things you need to consider and the best baby diaper brands that are available in the country, go ahead and get your baby the premium comfortable nappy pads that he needs.

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