Are diapers safe for babies? | Diaper rash- Dr. Surabhi Gupta

  • Nowadays, women believe that using diapers over cloth nappies is absolutely safe for their babies because diapers are made of completely breathable fabrics.
  • But elders of the family do not believe that diapers are better because they feel that the child remains uncomfortable and the diapers create problem in his movements.
  • Elderly also think that diapers are responsible for rashes or infections but mothers of now think that what doctors recommend can cause no harm and in fact, they believe that diapers are safer than cloth nappies as it protects the child from catching cold infection after peeing.
  • This topic can never end, it can be discussed endlessly.

 Here are some important guidelines about how to use diapers for newborn baby, are diapers safe for babies? , Side effects of diapers, etc. 

Topics for today's discussion  

  1. When and how to use diapers for a newborn baby?

  2. Diaper rash

  3. Side effects of diapers for baby

 

  1. When and how to use diapers for a newborn baby?

  • Usually, in the starting, the skin of the baby is very sensitive and immature so you should wait for 10 to 15 days at least or 1 month.
  • Till then, use things which are very comfortable for your baby.
  • Cotton is proved comfortable for the babies, that to soft cloth. Nappies of good and soft quality are also available in the market so it is most recommended to use them. They should be properly washed so that it does not harm the child.
  • You need to make sure that the child does not remain wet for a longer time.
  • Check simultaneously and you must clean or change the nappies accordingly and whenever there is a need to go out you may use diapers too. Remember, diapers should also be changed accordingly. 
  • You can start using diapers after 1 month of age of 15 days.
  • You may also use diapers at night for the comfort of your baby and your self. Most importantly, use diapers which are comfortable and suits your child.

 

  1. Diaper rash

  • Whenever rashes develop, you need to take care of it properly.
  • There are many nappy creams available in the market of good quality, you can use them on a daily basis or apply it whenever you are using diapers.
  • It's favorable for baby’s skin and also it does not include any chemicals.
  • Don't use diapers whenever rashes are there on baby's skin, use only soft nappies for your baby.

 

  1. Side effects of diapers for baby

  • May cause allergic reactions
  • Causes skin rashes
  • Itching
  • Chances of skin infection

Also, make sure that you change diapers simultaneously and accordingly, don’t let your baby remain wet all day.

 

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