Maternal & Baby Care
Still not sure on what diaper size you should buy for your baby? Here are some tips for Choosing the Correct Diaper Size According to Your Little One's Age.
Unlike clothes, buying diapers should be based on your baby’s weight, not age. The wrong diaper size can cause rashes, leaks and other unpleasant things. Here are some tips in choosing the correct diaper size according to your little one's age:
During the period where the baby cannot control their own excretion, diapers are a necessity to have around all day. The choice of diapers for the age and size of the baby is critical especially at a young age. In addition to good absorption and ventilation, finding diapers that fit well to the baby’s body is not to be overlooked. If you choose diapers that are too small, they will be too tight and will make the baby uncomfortable. On the other hand, if you choose a diaper that is too large, it will cause leakage. Here are the following details you should consider when choosing the correct diaper size for your baby.
1. Choose disposable diapers according to the baby’s weight
Choosing the correct diaper size for the baby should be a piece of cake. Parents can determine the size according to the baby’s weight group as follows:
Weight: Recommended Size
Newborn – 4kg Newborn Size
4 – 8 kg Size S (Small)
7 – 12 kg Size M (Medium)
9 – 14 kg Size L (Large)
12 – 17kg Size XL (Extra Large)
15 – 25 kg Size XXL (Extra extra Large)
However, in choosing the correct disposable diapers to fit the baby, parents should consider the physique of each child. Diapers of similar size indicate overlapping recommended weight because parents can adjust the size of the diapers according to the child’s shape and size, as well as weight. For parents who are in the process of selecting new diapers, we recommend buying in a trial amount, then seeing whether the diaper fits. If it does, the parents can then decide to buy a larger quantity for long term use.
2. Testing the fit of a diaper
When your baby starts to grow, the weight and height of the baby changes. Therefore, parents should notice the change in size and consider moving up in size in regards to diapers. We have tips on how to notice these changes:
When diapers are too small: Parents start to struggle during the taping process of the diaper or the baby starts showing signs of tightness and redness around the waistband or legs. Baby’s will also show signs that they’re uncomfortable and irritated. With these in mind, going up in size is recommended.
When diapers are too big: Parents cannot achieve a precise fit with the tape.
the tape is too loose, there will be a gap between the waist and leg and the
diaper, which can cause leakage. If the tape is tightened to the maximum
capacity and this problem still persists, we recommend going down in size.
· Adjusting a diaper for perfect fit: When parents choose diapers that are appropriately sized for the baby, they also have to tighten the tape in accordance to the baby’s physique in order to prevent leakage. The elastic around the edge of the leg must be positioned so that it does not fold in. The tape must be tightened at the waist. Parents must be able to insert 2 fingers into the waistband to make sure not to strap too tightly that it makes the baby feel uncomfortable. Some may have heard the urban legend that putting diapers on loosely is good for the baby for fear of children being uncomfortable, but the truth is, they should be fitted to the baby’s body. If the diaper is too loose, it cannot absorb as well and may create friction against the baby’s skin, causing irritation.
· Always be observant: Even if the parents know how to choose the appropriate diaper size to fit the baby and how to put it on correctly, they should also pay attention and be observant of the baby as well, especially for toddlers who rarely stay still. The movement of the child may cause the diaper to move around and can cause leakage.
When parents find the right disposable diapers that fit their babies’ correctly – little ones will be able to move around actively and at ease without any worry of leakage.
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