Absorbency is not normally listed as a product feature but there are many product tests that can help you find the most absorbent diaper available. We offer a wide range of diaper brands for newborns to toddlers. Find Potty Training Underpants here. If you need washable and reusable incontinence pads, we have those as well.
How to Choose the Correct Baby Diaper Size.
Most brands of diapers come in different sizes based on the weight of the baby. Look at the diaper size weight range and choose the appropriate size for your baby. This is a general rule of thumb and can vary based on your baby's build and proportions. If for example, your baby is taller and more lanky, you may need to use a smaller size as the size is based on the leg openings and the waste size.
How to Save Money on Baby Diapers.
Saving money on diapers is essential as your baby may go through 8-12 diapers per day or more. Buying in bulk if you can is an easy way to save money and make sure you don't run out of diapers. The last thing you want to do is run out of diapers in the middle or the night or when your baby has an upset tummy.
Choosing Baby Diaper Wipes.
Diaper wipes are the essential partner to baby diapers. It's always best to go with unscented baby wipes to avoid unnecessary irritation that can be caused by fragrances. Diaper wipes are available in smaller packs which are great for tossing into your diaper bag, purse, or stroller. Diaper wipe dispensers are best left at home because they are usually made of plastic and can break when getting thrown into a car or diaper bag. You can also purchase baby wipes in bulk so that you can reload your baby wipe dispensers and replenish your diaper bag, stroller, car and purse.
Pros and Cons of Disposable Diapers:
Disposable Diaper Pros:
- Convenient -No need to wash like with cloth diapers. Grab and go.
- Less Irritation for your baby. Disposable diapers are clean when you grab them and you don't have to worry about the soaps irritating your baby's skin like cloth diapers can cause.
- More sanitary - Disposable diapers dispose of the waste in the trash so there is less of a chance of getting your hands dirty from a dirty diaper.
Disposable Diaper Cons:
- Cost -Disposable diapers are more expensive than cloth diapers as cloth diapers can be washed and reused.
- Waste -Many parents are aware of how much waste is created from disposable diapers. If you are worried about the amount of waste your diaper use is creating, you may want to explore using reusable cloth diapers.
How many diapers do I need?
This is only an estimate and will depend on the age of your baby as well as the dietary demands. On average, newborns will go through about 8-12 diapers per day. As they get older, the number of diapers they go through may change. As soon as you notice your baby has soiled their diaper, it's best to change it immediately to help them not only stay clean but to also help prevent skin irritation. There are diaper rash treatments that can help soothe irritated skin caused by diaper rash.
If we use the number of diapers listed above, we can determine approximately how many diapers you need per month. 8 x 30 = 240, 12x30 = 360, so this tells us that we need 240-360 diapers per month. If your baby is a newborn or just moved up to the next largest diaper size, it's always best to buy diapers at the higher end of the calculated quantity range.
Check out the Consumer Reports Diaper Buying Guide for more info.