The following is a post from our sponsor, Huggies.
If you're not careful, there are lots of diaper mishaps that can happen. Luckily, with a little know how, these common pitfalls can be avoided.
From birth to toddlerhood, your baby will spend most of her time wearing a diaper! 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 diaper and avoid diaper mishaps.
Choosing the Right Diaper
Shape and fit top the list when it comes to finding the right diaper for your baby. So
we've got ideas to help you make sure you're giving your baby the snuggest, most comfy
Start with the right size. Size can play a big role in finding the right fit. But how can
you tell if your baby is wearing the right-sized diaper? Leaks, red marks, gaps or a diaper
that fits more like a "bikini" pant are all signs of an improper fit. Watch for these tell-tale
signs and 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 optimal diaper performance.
Then take some time to consider the shape of the diaper. It just makes sense that a
diaper should be shaped more like your baby, not like a box. For instance, HUGGIES®
Little Snugglers Diapers and HUGGIES® Little Movers Diapers have an hourglass shape
that is contoured between the legs. It makes the diaper fit better and feel more natural
and gives your baby that carefree comfort to move freely. Some moms say that a more
natural feeling diaper gives a baby the feeling of wearing her favorite thing-nothing at all!
"Our Abby is bursting with curiosity! If her diaper is bulky and boxy, I feel like I'm
inhibiting her sense of wonder and discovery," explains Carrie. "We want a diaper that's
shaped to fit her -- not one of her blocks!"
Stretch can also play an important role in fit and leakage protection. That's why so
many moms prefer a diaper that provides all-around stretch. That means stretchy side
tabs, as well as a stretchy waistband in the back. It's this all-around stretchy combo that
leads to a better fit and great leakage protection. HUGGIES® Snug and Dry diapers have
all-around stretch and unbeatable leakage protection.
Then consider what will be touching your baby's tender skin. Opt for soft and comfy
materials, like HUGGIES® Pure & Natural Diapers. It's little details like these that offer
added reassurance that your baby has a comfy secure feeling as she wears her diaper.
When you're looking for a diaper with a snug fit, consider these questions:
- Do I have the right size for my baby?
- Is the diaper shaped like my baby?
- Does the diaper offer all-around stretch for a snug fit?
- Is the material soft and comfy?
Your baby's diaper is a big part of her happy, healthy disposition. You KNOW this, by
her reaction when it's clearly time for a change! Take some time to think about the basics
now, so you can forget about diaper worries and focus on the big stuff as you learn and
grow and play together with your little one.
An article from the HUGGIES® Brand