How to Buy a Baby Diaper

One of the most burning dilemmas of all future moms is what baby diaper to choose. The main question is: disposable diapers or cotton diapers?

If you go for cotton diapers, you can get them with an adjustable waist. These diapers are made for babies from 3 to 17 kilograms, and you adjust size with Velcro tape. Along with these diapers, you need protective panties that protect clothes from leaking. They can be bought in an appropriate size. It is important to keep in mind that you have to buy at least 30 cotton infant diaper so you have a stash for a few days because washing and drying these diapers takes some time. You also have to get at least 4 protective panties that you will get periodically as the baby grows.

If you choose disposable diapers, you should buy them in an appropriate size in your local market.

Using cotton panties can be complicated in practice. Diapers, pads, and protective panties have to be prepared in advance, while disposable baby diapers are easy to put and take off.
With cotton diapers, the cleaning process takes time because you have to sort them, wash them, dry them and iron them, while disposable diapers you just throw away.

Buying cotton panties is much simpler, though. Once you get your stash, you don’t have to worry if you will have enough of them. Disposable diapers have to be bought constantly and you always must care you don’t stay without them.
When we analyze expenses for the purchase of disposable diapers, they are divided to the entire period of diaper use, in comparison to start investment with cotton diapers being larger, but one-time. When you sum up expenses for diapers, you will save at least 50% with cotton diapers, in comparison to expenses for disposable infant diapers.
Disposable diapers cause much more damage to the environment, except for the amount of water we use to wash cotton diapers.

Cotton diapers are much healthier for your baby because they are made of cotton that lets the baby’s skin breathe, while disposable diapers are simply “plastic”. Unlike cotton diapers that are quite uncomfortable, the baby barely feels the disposable diaper. This is the reason why babies that use cotton diapers will stop using them sooner than disposable diaper users.

If you choose disposable diapers, you primarily want to get those that will not cause irritation, so make sure to read the material used for diapers. Always make sure you get the right size. You will easily get the right size as every diaper package is clearly indicated with the baby weight it is made for. If you are not sure that particular size is good for your little one, in the beginning get the smaller size to determine the right one. The elastic band around the legs and waist shouldn’t be too tight nor too loose (because liquid could go where there is loose space).
Another thing to consider when buying diapers is its power of absorption. The big advantage of disposable diapers is their ability to maintain the sensation of dryness for a long period of time. A dry baby is a happy baby and the baby sleeps longer.

Choosing the Best Baby Feeding Products

Directly feeding of mother’s milk off of the mother’s breast always has advantages over any other formula or type of food. If a mother chooses to use a bottle during the baby’s first months, there are certain tactics to transfer to breastfeeding again easier. For example, in most cases it is best to choose a bottle that has a nipple with low flow and that is long enough for the baby to suck into deep into the mouth as it is done with the nipple during breastfeeding. Softer nipples can be a better choice than a harder one. The baby should be firmly supported during feeding. Some sources claim that the baby should be bottle-fed in a position in which the baby would be breastfed.

When you start feeding, it is recommended to offer the bottle just as you would offer to the breast: by touching the baby’s mouth with the nipple so that the baby opens its mouth wide. Only then you should allow the baby to take the nipple deep into mouth and not to push the nipple into the mouth. If the mother uses a bottle with a wide-base nipple, it is good that the baby takes the nipple deep enough to place the lips onto the base.

Speaking of various baby feeding products, let’s discuss the baby bottle. It is best to choose a bottle that has a nipple with a slow flow and that is long enough so that the baby can get it deep into mouth, just as it would take the nipple deep into mouth. A silicone nipple on a bottle has shown as a better choice than a rubber one. When you buy a bottle, it is good to choose one that is made of strong, durable material (that won’t break easily), and one that can be boiled because you have to regularly sterilize bottle.

Basically, the nipple should physiologically adapt to the baby’s jaw and leave enough space for the tongue to move/suck. The flat part of the nipple that has a lower surface is mildly rounded upwards which enables the tongue to be in a natural position, while at the same time promoting development of the upper and lower jaw. It is also important that the nipple is soft and bendable. It is recommended that the neck of the nipple (part of the nipple closest to its protector) is narrow enough to put as little pressure as possible onto the jaws and teeth.

Latex nipples are made of quality natural material. Processed latex, as a material, is extremely durable and elastic. Thanks to its long durability, latex is particularly good for children that already have teeth. The downside of latex, as part of baby feeding products, is that it should be kept away from sunlight/UV lights because it causes faster aging of this material. However, there is a change of color of the latex nipple/pacifier (this is a sure sign you should get a new one and this should be done every 1-2 months tops). Another positive side of latex is the fact that it is a natural material and that it can be disposed in an ecological way.

On the other hand, silicone nipples/pacifiers are made of higher quality synthetic material. This transparent silicone material is temperature-resistant, and direct sun light doesn’t have any effect on material aging. However, silicone is quite sensitive and can easily be damaged. You should replace the silicone pacifier as soon as you notice the first bite marks or of any other damage.

OXO Tot Bib and Feeding Spoon Set, Green

  • Spoon rolls up inside bib, and bib secures closed for easy transport
  • Soft fabric on bib conforms to the body and is comfortable around baby’s neck
  • Bib is easy to wipe clean and machine washable
  • Silicone spoon feels soft on baby’s mouth and gums
  • Food-safe silicone on spoon and bib

Whether feeding baby at home or on the go, keep it clean with the OXO tot roll up bib and spoon set. The bib’s soft, food-safe pocket is wide enough to catch virtually any stray pieces of food that miss baby’s mouth. The fabric portion of the bib provides ample coverage to protect baby’s clothes, and is shaped for comfort during mealtime. When you’re out and about, simply roll the bib’s fabric into the silicone pocket, secure closed and tuck into a diaper bag. The silicone pocket keeps the messy

Evenflo Big Kid AMP Booster Car Seat, Sprocket

  • 2 Seats In 1 – Removable back for easy transition to a no-back booster
  • Easy! One-hand, 6-position height adjustment to accommodate growing children longer
  • 2 cup holders for drinks
  • Energy absorbing foam liner provides added safety & comfort
  • Machine-washable pad keeps seat looking clean
  • 2 Seats In 1 Removable back for easy transition to a no back booster
  • One hand, 6 position height adjustment to accommodate growing children longer
  • Energy absorbing foam liner provides added safety and comfort
  • Machine washable pad keeps seat looking clean

The Evenflo Big Kid Amp Booster Car Seat gets your child excited about sitting in a booster seat! With 6 height positions, the back adjusts as your child grows, keeping the side and head support in the proper position. It also transitions into a no-back booster. Your child will love the comfortable padding around the head and body. Elastic cup holders are perfect for a juice box or a quick snack.