What Makes a Good Diaper?

What Makes a Good Diaper?

How to Choose the Right Diapers for Your Newborn

Picking a diaper can be hard. There’s so many brands out there; and honestly what’s so different about them? The truth is, a lot. To help you out, we’ve put together a quick guide that can help you make that important decision. Here’s are your diaper must haves:

A Soft Liner

It doesn’t get more delicate than a new baby’s skin and the diaper’s liner is touching your baby’s bum all day and night.

Make sure to feel the inside of the diapers before you start using them. The liner should feel nice and fluffy. If you feel any roughness on your skin, your little one is certainly going to feel that too.

Super Absorbent

Diapers get wet — it’s what they’re for. But, the most common cause of diaper rash is prolonged exposure to moisture, AKA pee.

A diaper with a super-absorbent core will help wick moisture away from your baby’s skin, leaving them much more comfortable. In the case that your baby does suffer from a diaper rash, make sure to apply a gentle diaper rash cream.

Great Fit

Leaks and blowouts are pretty much every parent’s worst enemy. A lot of new parents think that a particularly nuclear bout of baby’s business is the problem, but most of the time it’s actually a poorly fitting diaper to blame.

Make sure that your diaper is made with leg cuffs that contour to the baby’s legs and a secure elastic waistband. If you ever start experiencing more blowouts than usual, try sizing up your diaper.

Plant-Based Materials

The ingredients in your diapers are a super-important factor in your decision.

The safest and most eco-friendly disposable diapers opt for plant-based and sustainable materials wherever they can use them. Look for a diaper that has a bio-based core that uses wood pulp (like our extra-soft overnight diapers).

Why is the inner material of your diaper important? Occasionally diapers can rip and you don’t want any yucky stuff accidentally getting on your baby’s skin.

If your baby is potty training and transitioning out of diapers, check out Honest training underwear.

We aim to provide you with the most honest and credible information possible. This article was reviewed for accuracy by The Honest Team and was written based on trusted sources that are linked at the bottom of the article.

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