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Considerations When Buying Nappies for the First Time

by Charlie Lopez

One common denominator among all parents is the need for nappies when they have their first child. However, there is typically no manual as to what will be the best option for you and your child despite the fact that parents will want the best for their offspring. The good news is that making a choice on what nappy you will commit to purchasing for your child does not have to be a daunting task. Here are some of the considerations that you can keep in mind when buying nappies for the first time.

Making the choice between reusable and disposable nappies

When it comes to nappies, there is a clear divide between parents who would prefer reusable ones and those that prefer disposable ones. This is because there are both pros as well as cons to support either side of the divide. A common factor that would make parents opt for disposable over reusable nappies is that the former was easy to put on the baby. However, reusable nappies have evolved over the years and are now designed for easy access just as their disposable counterparts. Alternatively, reusable nappies will have to be washed, whether by hand or machine, which is an inconvenience you do not have to face with disposable nappies. Disposable nappies are not considered environmentally healthy because they are not biodegradable. Reusable options are considered more eco-friendly since you do not get rid of them. It should be noted also that disposable nappies cost much more when compared to reusable nappies. Although the initial cost of buying reusable nappies may seem expensive, it is much more economical in the long run when compared to the amount of disposable nappies your child will go through before they potty train.

The type of fit you want for your child

In general, disposable nappies tend to be provide a better fit when compared to the reusable options. This is because they have the ability of being thinner without compromising on the absorbency of the nappies. Being snug also ensures your child's movements are not restricted. Reusable diapers, on the other hand, tend to be bulky for increased absorbency. However, you could opt for thinner padding that you would have to change much more frequently when compared to disposable nappies. Typically, you will find that parents that opt for reusable nappies will dress their child in the thinner option during the day then opt for the bulkier fit at night for increased absorbency as the baby sleeps.