I have two kids and when they were in their first year I have experimented with both of them. While I had all jitters of a new mom when I had my elder one and trusted every opinion around me to be better than my own, I was an informed mom the second baby around.
My mom was my guiding light for my first baby. She advised me to only use soft, old cloth for the newborn poos and pees as his skin was soft and a disposable diaper could cause rashes. Also, around 11 years back newborn diapers were not available in India and had to be sourced from abroad which made it almost impossible for me. For the first three months, I followed her advice and lived in the smelly world of poo and pee before shifting to disposable diapers. If anyone has used cloth diapers they will know how the house smells when there are multiple diapers are hanging to dry plus the pain of soaking, washing and drying them is not something I enjoyed at all. Amongst feeding, bathing, changing and putting him to sleep this was an added pain.
For my second one, five years later, newborn diapers were available and he was a diaper baby from day one. There were no rashes, no smells and immense peace of mind. I could sleep better and was a happier mom. I just was very careful about cleaning him as soon as possible after he had pooped and applying a lavish coat of diaper rash cream after each change.
Now with Bubbles, the technology and choices of disposable diapers have seen improvement by many folds. It also depends on which brand and which kind of diaper you would choose for your kid. Pampers has worked well for Bubbles and we are very happy with the current version of Pampers Dry Pants.
I know there is a lot of talk about the cloth diapers but for me, there are many many reasons why I would choose disposable diapers over cloth ones any day, so I thought I would bust some myths around diapering!
Thin Diapers are less absorbent and so less effective
Disposable diapers keep the skin super dry as they are very absorbent. The new Pampers baby-dry pants are super thin and super absorbent. I have reviewed the diaper myself and you can also watch this video to see it for yourself. A lot of moms believe that diapers have to be well padded to be more absorbent. It’s not the padding that matters but the absorbent gel which goes inside a diaper that makes the difference. The new Pampers also has three channel technology that distributes the pee evenly so your baby is comfortable at all times.
What is better for Baby’s Skin?
Both cloth and disposable diapers can cause skin rashes if the baby is left uncleaned for a long time after it has pooped or if the diaper is full of pee and not changed every few hours. The idea is to keep the skin dry and clean and the same effort is required for both. In fact, the disposable diapers need less frequent changes.
The convenience and utility of diapers trump the cloth diapers any day. That said, I did use cloth diapers with my baby for her first summer, my mom said she will feel less warm. Also, she learned to use the pot more quickly. But even then, for stepping out and for all travels, I put her her in pampers.
Loved your article and the insight. Breathability is definitely an aspect to be considered. This is a must read for all to be mom’s and already moms.
Keep the good work coming in!!
I love pant style disposable diaper.The main point of keeping them clean and dry is unbeatable.Great post.
Diapers are super convenient especially at night and also while travelling. With proper care and using baby powder and diaper rash creams, babies’ skin can be cared for too.
True its a big dilemma , I had used soft cloth diapers for my kid and it was great for his skin!
That’s a very informative post for Mothers.. Diapers are must for kids..
Glow Origin says
This is a informative post for mommies will pass it on to my mommy friends
Minakshi Bajpai says
Can totally relate to this post. I have used both depending on the situation. This post would help many new moms a lot.
Priyanka Patwari says
I always love Pampers pant style diaper.. It’s very hyginic and kids are comfortable
Pant style diaper is a life-saver. I know when my kids could start opening the diapers I was thankful for this
Alexx Bloom says
Pampers is more reliable than normal diapers
Very interesting article. I use both. CD is good for 2or 3 hr only but I can’t do travel or outing without Pampers.
Snehalata jain says
Frankly speaking I too have used pampers and not any cloth diapers because I used to worry about rashes
Papri Ganguly says
I can vow to pampers diaper. I have been using it since my baby was only 5days old. But it is true that Indian market is lack of inborn diapers.
This is such a helpful post.. I’ll definitely recommend it to my cousin who has a baby.
amrit kaur says
Yes, disposable diapers are more beneficial if taken care of the timings for which they are worn by the baby!! We had cloth diapers at our time, so our mothers relied on them.
Prakhar Kasera says
Hygiene is the most important thing, and that can be maintained by pampers, not by cloth diapers.