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How to choose the right nappy for your baby?

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Absorbency of Nappies

A disposable nappy consists of an absorbent pad sandwiched between two sheets of nonwoven fabric. The pad is specially designed to absorb and retain body fluids, and the non woven fabric gives the nappy a comfortable shape and helps prevent leakage.

Elastic fibers are attached to the sheets to gather the edges of the nappy into the proper shape so it fits snugly around a baby’s legs and crotch.

When properly fitted, the disposable nappy will retain body fluids which pass through the permeable top sheet and are absorbed into the pad. The disposable nappy absorbs 15 times its weight in water.

How can I choose the newborn diapers?

Packs of disposable diapers have labels that give a rough idea of ​​the size depending on a certain range of baby weight. Because babies come in different shapes and sizes, designs and layers of different manufacturers are different, it may be worth trying a smaller pack first. You may prefer the design and setting of one brand over another.
Newborns typically be one size for babies 2-5 kg. With newborns, the layer design must keep the area comfortable umbilical cord stump.

How to choose the right size diapers for my baby?

Finally babies grow layers newborn and it’s time to go up a size. This could be in line with the size chart manufacturers, or you can see signs of leakage or discomfort that mean current layers are too small.

Size chart ranges may differ between brands and diapers of own brand shops. Certain size ranges overlap and others include “plus” sizes for older babies. Typical ranges are:
Size 1 (2 -5 kg)
Size 2 (3: 6 kg )
Size 3 (4-9 kg )
Size 4 (7 to 18 kg )
Size 5 (11-25 kg  )

As babies become more active, their nappy needs may change to avoid leaks. Some layers say they are specially designed to keep things in comfort during active play. Some have special pads to lock moisture, others have cartoon characters on them, some are plain.

Once again some trial and error may be necessary for get the right diapers for your baby

As you will need as many nappies in the weeks and months, buying in bulk and even have supplies wholesale home can work out cheaper or easier. But try not to end up with a closet full of diapers that are too small.

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