Was I not against diapers?
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Was I not against diapers?

It is so confusing and stressful being a first-time mom. Your mom and mom-in-law come to the rescue and you feel a little better as they guide you on what to do. But then they did not belong to the generation of bottles, diapers and I-pads. They did bring us up well, however, now that most moms are also working, convenience and hygiene become top priorities along with safety. My mom advised me to use cloth for diapering but we ended up in a pile of clothes at the end of every day, smelly beds, and an uncomfortable child who felt uneasy every time she pooped or peed. I felt I was not right. This was not hygienic for my little one to wet her bed and stay wet until I cleaned it up. But was I not against diapers?I started gathering information about diapers, its uses, its effects on baby’s skin and I was happy to find out that, when used properly and in moderation diapers solved all my issues. They were:

  • Hygienic
  • Clean
  • Easy to maintain
  • Comfortable

I was also worried about rashes and I wanted to make sure I bought the diapers that were gentle on my daughter’s skin and also fit her well. I tried the small packs of different brands to find which fit her well and also to check on the quality. I was most satisfied with Pampers as it fit my daughter well (other diapers did not fit her well). Since then and till a few months back I have stuck to Pampers diapers and then Pampers Pants and I have no complaints till date. I also ensure I carry enough of them while I travel. Things only got better with Pampers Premium Care Pants which also indicated when there was a need for diaper change.As per my experience following are a few things to keep in mind while using diapers:

  1. Make sure it fits your little one and she is comfortable moving around with them on
  2. Change the diapers after 4-5 hours during the day if the kid is very active irrespective of whether the diaper is full or not full. This ensures that skin remains gentle and soft
  3. Use wipes to clean your little one before you put a new diaper.
  4. When you start toilet training, stick to diapers during nights and get them trained during the day. Once toddler is trained during the day, try night training
  5. Don’t keep the diaper on 24 hours. Make sure your toddler is not wearing diaper for at least 2-3 hours in a day

All we want is for your little one to be comfortable, safe and hygienic. My tod is now 3.5 years old and almost toilet trained. I still carry diapers in my bag for emergency during travel. If not for Pampers, my little one’s pee and poop journey would not have been as smooth as it has been now. Now she tells me when she wants to pee or poop and I am trying to train her for the nights as well. This 3.5 years have not exactly been a cake-walk but thanks to modern parenting, it sure has been memorable.

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