An infant diapers, being said as undeniable useful and vital items for your baby. You don’t want to leave house without it, don’t you? With an estimation of 8 to 10 diapers changed per day especially the newborn babies. That means for every new parents, newborn baby diapers are one big part of their life. Whichever type, brand or size of diaper parents choose to use, the best practice would only comes with the ‘real thing’ in the real situation. Infant diapers became one of most popular topics for baby blog or website, as there are lots of product related to it.
Over the years many new parents have chosen to use the infant diapers upon their child; either using cloth diapers or disposable diapers. The cloth has been used for thousands of years and the disposable type has only been around since the early year of 60s. Both with similar purpose but the choice of picking which one to use will affect your infant’s comfort and well-being. It may also affect your financial situation (monthly budget), your current activities (time consuming), and the environment with unpleasant smells.
Practical Advantage of Infant Diapers
Nowadays, disposable diapers seem to be the most popular choice of new parents as it is more convenient and easy to use. It can be thrown away instead of washed after one use and will leak less with the ability to absorb more urine plus a tighter fit than cloth diapers. For both parents with career and tight schedule, the so much time consuming activities can be minimize. It is also an ideal type for those who tend to travel a lot with no worries at all. But most importantly, it will protect your baby’s skin from excessive urine which caused reddish skin and, phenomenon called diaper rash.
For budget-friendly, cloth diapers is much less expensive than disposables because they can be washed and reused. Furthermore, toddler in fabric material diapers tend to potty train easier and much faster than those who wore the throw away diapers. When we look at the psychology side, mothers who practice cloth usage tends to care and understand much better with their infant. It is also recommended and useful as newborn baby diapers…
Practical Disadvantage of Infant Diapers
One common problem normally faced by babies between the age of 2 to 24 months is diaper rash. It is an irritation of the skin in the peri-anal area that is mostly caused by ammonia forming due to urine breakdown. The breakdown which caused by prolonged contact of a urine soaked diaper on a baby’s skin leading to reddish skin and tissue breaks down; creating a rash. This is one huge disadvantage of using cloth as regular change of diapers required, and keeping the sensitive area dry. In addition, cloth diapers are usually fastened with pins and this requires the mother to be more careful; it takes practice. It is not a good idea to bring along if on vacation or traveling and cloth tend to leak much worse than the disposable type. Many day-care centers will not accept a child it he or she wears cloth and would be difficult to find one that is okay with changing them.
Although it is easy to use and more convenient, the disposable type are extremely more expensive, and in fact you will find yourself spending approximately more than $1,000 on it before proceed to the next step; your child potty training. It is also bad for the environment because it would not disintegrate and releases corrosive gas like ammonia. Also there is a chemical in it that has been known to cause Toxic Shock Syndrome, a potentially fatal illness due to a bacterial toxin.
Infant diapers is a must-have for your baby but it is up to you whether you want something more practical and convenient, or something that may help the environment. Nonetheless, the decision making is vital upon on what is best for you baby, your family and your schedule (activity related). Choose wisely, because whatever you decided might have more affect on your child than you think. Some parents have to use cloth due to economical reason, or their child is allergic to it. Although the chance of your child being allergic to material used in them is slim to none, there is still chance they might affected. One good advice is to use both, and what matters is how to balance its usage and may also requires some practical skill. Good luck on finding the better one…