FROM BIRTH TO toddlerhood, you r baby
will be wearing a diaper most of the time. So
it makes perfect sense to pay attention to the
finer points of diapers and diapering to make
sure your little one is comfortable, protected
and free to move about. Knowing the diaper
basics will help you choose the right diap er
and avoid diaper mishaps.
Shape and fit top the list when it comes
to finding the right diaper for your baby.
Start with the right size. Size can play a big rol e
in finding the right fit. But how can you tell if your baby is wearing the right-
size diaper? Leaks, red marks, gaps or a diaper that fits more like a bikini
bottom are all signs of an improper fit.
Pay close attention to the weight chart on the package to help you choose the size that’s best for your child’s age and stage. If your baby is nearing the top of the weight range, it may be time to consider moving up a size for opti-
mal diaper performance.
Stretch plays an important role in fit and leakage protection. That’s why so many parents prefer diapers that provide all-around stretch. That means side
to side with stretchy side tabs, as well as a stretchy waistband in the back. This
all-around stretchy combo leads to a good fit and great leakage protection.
Also consider what will be touching your baby’s tender skin. Opt for soft
and comfy materials. It’s little details like these that offer added reassurance
that your baby will feel comfy and secure while wearing the diaper.
Once you’re sure about size, make sure the diaper has been put on in a
way that will help prevent leaks. If the diaper looks crooked or is riding up
on your baby, it’s probably not on right. After each change, make sure all of
the right spots are covered, including the backside and hips. No coverage on
these areas can mean leaks or an uncomfortable baby.
So check that the diaper is straight and symmetrical front and back, side
to side. Make sure the waistband falls right at the waist—not too high in front
or too low in back or vice versa.
The right size and fit will keep your baby comfortable. A
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DIAPER USAGE RATES
Up to 15 lbs.
16– 28 lbs.
22– 37 lbs.
Over 27 lbs.
DIAPERS PER DAY ESTIMATED USAGE PER CHILD
7. 1 921
5. 5 1,271
4. 9 1,401
4. 5 716