Choosing the best baby diaper for your little one is an exciting yet daunting task. With so many brands and types of diapers on the market, it can be hard to determine which one is right for your child. Here are 25 tips to help make the process a little bit easier.

1. Check the lining

Baby diapers must be with cotton lining, not polyester. Polyester absorbs water very slowly, so the baby feels wet for a long time after peeing. Cotton is better than microfiber, which isn’t recommended at all.

2. Choose thick or doubler layers

The wider the daddy layer, the more dry baby will feel. There are 2-3 layers of daddy in most diapers, but there is no standard number about it, so you should check the product carefully before buying. And adjust the size accordingly to your baby’s belly size when putting on him/her to avoid leakage during sleep or nap time, especially if you don’t use diaper rash cream regularly, e.g., every after every change. If you buy a diaper with doublers, then you may use the diaper without doublers as the baby grows up. Your baby will grow faster than you think.

3. Choose a suitable fastening system

It is recommended to choose a diaper with good and hook-and-loop solid tapes because it holds longer for its lifetime and also avoids skin damage due to frequent changing or washing problems like if videos keep falling off during changing process many times, it will cause your baby’s sensitive skin damages especially around waist area where water from diapers goes directly after peeing.

4. Color of the diaper matter?

There is no standard color that best fits babies, so each parent should decide according to their preferences, but one thing clear is that light color such as white or beige is recommended and avoid dark color such as blue because it will show dirty easily. If you want to be eco-friendly, choose biodegradable diapers like cloth diapers for cleaning solutions or laundry detergents.

5. Please check machine washability

Choose the machine washable one (usually denoted by ‘machine wash’ on the package) because if your baby has sensitive skin, you may want to try a different brand or type of diaper after washing without any problems. Some new parents even complain about leaks due to missing tapes on the diaper after a first-time wash, so please keep all these points in mind before buying a particular brand of baby diapers.

6. Choose step stool

Today’s baby diapers are thinner than those from 70, but they are still fat by the standards of tiny babies. Especially for newborn babies, they don’t have many muscles to support their body weight, so step stool is recommended to avoid nasty diaper accidents during changing process, especially if you had a messy one with liquids, it would be tough for your baby to clean himself/herself unless he/she can stand up by themselves.

7. Choose diaper rash cream with natural ingredients

Today’s market has many diapers creams, but most are chemically made. And choose one with raw materials like aloe vera gel, Zinc oxide powder, etc. It will provide a more comfortable healing process for your baby, especially if he/she has sensitive skin which is prone to rashes quickly after being washed frequently or change too often during diarrhea or any other health problems, including colic, etc.

8. Choose the right size

Please choose the correct size according to your baby’s weight and age when buying it to avoid leakage during the changing process, especially for babies who are just born. And control baby diaper frequently changes with this guideline maybe once in 3 hours in most cases which pediatricians highly recommend. Please check that all tapes are tightly attached. If not, they will keep falling off, which is terrible for the baby’s skin, or worsen the situation, even causing rashes on their cute bottoms, so please fix them carefully before putting on a baby diaper again.

9. Diaper age limit

It is said that after the first two years old, parents should avoid using disposable diapers because some babies have resistant bacteria living inside their bottoms, or called “flora,” which protects them from harmful germs entering their bodies. So please try to switch to biodegradable diapers like cloth diapers or cotton pants for your baby. There will be no more worries about rashes or accidents during the changing process, which are embarrassing situations for parents while taking care of babies.

10. Possible leakage problems

Some newborn babies have susceptible skin, so potential leakage due to different types of baby diapers can cause eczema on their sensitive parts, especially around the waist area where water from diapers goes directly after peeing. Suppose you already notice any strange changes in your baby’s skin with red dots, itching, etc. In that case, you should contact a doctor immediately without wasting even a single minute because it may lead to nasty infections, leaving scars upon patient sensitivity level, etc. Then you might need to use cotton pants for babies to avoid further leakage problems.

11. Washable baby diapers

Use cold or hot water for the washing machine depending on the diaper’s fabric, especially if you are using a reusable type of cloth diapers because some types of them can endure high-temperature wash. Still, most of them are better to be washed with cold water only; please read the instructions on the product’s package carefully before starting any laundry processing for your baby’s sensitive skin. You can also add a little bit of natural powder, which is usually embedded inside newborn baby body lotion during the process so that odor won’t bother your nose while watching TV. But please remember not to use softener sheets because they may leave residue on the diaper’s surface during the drying process after washing.

12. Tapes inside the baby diaper

Please check tapes’ quality before using it for baby because some of them may cause rashes on babies due to its glue covering their sensitive skin while taking diapers off or putting on, so please remove tape design and leave only tapes itself without “glue” cover if you find any of this problem like red dots, etc. There is also a new washable adhesive tab designed by Proctor and Gamble, which can stick firmly to any fabric even used for swimwear. Still, we don’t recommend that type of adhesive tab with potential risks if your baby’s bottoms get wet because their waist area is not waterproof like pants like plastic pants; there might be leakage during changing process when they get too wet.

13. Fasteners of baby diapers

Make sure to choose the best-fitting diaper by looking at all the available choices out there because not all brands are made equal, and you don’t want your baby’s skin damaged permanently due to wearing a too small or too large size of absorbent inside them, which is called as disposable ‘s inside part. Some parents recommend that reusable diapers might be better than disposable ones by saving more money over time but please keep an eye on their condition during the washing process because some types of cloth diapers may release harmful bacteria into the environment if they are washed improperly without any natural detergent or soap etc. Then you need to throw them away before using them again; make sure you clean them with running water first after throwing any feces away from their body until it’s spotless.

14. Loose fit vs. tight fit of baby diaper

Loosely fit means that there would be more airflow through the diaper, and this may cause rashes if your babies wear them for more extended periods. Therefore, we recommend you use tightly fitting diapers with enough tape on the waist area and re-fasten every 1 or 2 hours is OK according to most parents’ experience in using both types of diapers concerning the child’s age and temperature conditions outside. But please keep the design with an opening under the waistband away from kids’ hands because children can quickly put their fingers inside the door while playing around by themselves, which causes the possible choking hazard threat etc. So make sure to remove any such designs on their pants or better use swimwear instead of baby diapers for your little ones.

15. How many absorbents should be inside disposable baby diapers?

Newborn babies usually need around 8-10 pieces of absorbent under their bottoms, but as they grow up, please increase the number accordingly, like 12-16 pieces, etc. Depending on age and weight. Please keep in mind that boys may leak more urine than girls because of physical development during puberty years after the 2nd birthday mark, so make sure to change them more often whether you are using reusable or disposable cloth diapers.

16. Portable changing table with a washable waterproof pad  

If you choose to use a “washable” type of cloth diapers, then it’s better to invest in an excellent portable changing table with a washable waterproof pad on the top, where you can change your baby just like in a 5-star hotel, etc. We recommend this type of portable changing table because it’s beneficial and clean to use where you can put some extra absorbent inside too for changing period. It’s also best to buy more than one portable changing pad so that you don’t need to wash them after every time use and keep an eye on babies while they set up their diapers by themselves without your help and supervision.

17. Absorbent material used in disposable baby diaper

The most popular brand uses SAP, a super absorbent polymer for absorbing liquid quickly, especially during the potty training period when they are not fully trained yet. But if you choose to use reusable diapers, we suggest you look into cotton or bamboo material absorbent option, which is also suitable for their skin and the environment.

18. How to dispose of disposable baby diapers?

Dispose of dirty diapers in a particular place like outside your house and do not flush them down the toilet according to some expert’s advice because it may cause clogging problems with the drainage system, especially in hot summer days when they get quickly swollen up due to heat, etc. You can also buy garbage bags explicitly made for disposing of such things out of your home, so simply throw them away after changing your baby’s diapers once they get clean inside and outside.  

19. How long disposable baby diapers can last depending on brands and models?

This depends on different factors, like some babies may leak more than others as they grow up. Some parents use them as swimwear, too, which is not recommended because those diapers are meant to be used under the bottom of your babies during the potty training period. But you should keep some extra pack of such items anyway if something sudden occurs and happens with any one of your kids. It’s usually better to change their cloth diapers and put them into a new clean cloth diaper every time after changing it, especially during the first-year mark. We even recommend washing them out properly before putting new absorbent material inside, etc.

20. Do choose double tapes design for easy fastening action as baby diaper

Yes, we recommend choosing double tapes design for easy fastening and removing action as baby diapers which is best for their skin and helps to keep them dry without leaking too much or any at all. You can’t change it that often during one day, especially when they fall asleep, and you don’t want to wake them up just to change their diapers. It’s also a good idea to put extra absorbent under the waistband to avoid accidents during sleep time, etc. You should check if any such designs before buying brands or models.

21. Absorbent cloth diapers should be for overnight use by babies

Please make sure also to buy enough absorbents required according to your baby weight and age between the age of 4-8 months old, because sometimes they may need extra-absorbent material to avoid leakage problems. Some parents may use disposables during the overnight period depending on their convenience and availability, which pediatricians do not recommend for your baby’s health safety. But if you choose cloth diapers, then make sure to check the number of layers required with absorbent materials inside before buying any specific brands or models, etc.

22.  How to find the best reusable baby diapers?

According to experts ‘ advice, you can check out some specific brands and their models like Bumkins,  Happy Baby, etc.. to get the best reusable baby diapers for your baby’s skin and environmental benefit. Some people prefer buying them online because it’s cheaper than retail stores due to the high marketing expenses involved in promoting such products.  

23. Best tips to choose reusable cloth baby diapers

Before buying any specific brands or models of reusable cloth diapers for your babies during the potty training period, you should check their absorbent material first because it’s one of the most important factors to consider before making any decision. You have to compare their quality with disposables before making the final purchase. Try checking online reviews of such items by customers if they are available on the official website of specific brands, etc.

24. best cloth diaper brand

You can do some online search about top cloth diaper brands which are popular among customers having good experience with them, so simply go through those websites and compare prices purchased costs with that of disposable ones (if you are still not sure about buying them).

25. Choosing the best diapers for newborn babies

We also recommend you check out some top brands and their models of cloth diapers for newborn babies before making any purchase decision. It’s also a good idea to check and test them in nearby retail stores or local markets before finalizing your choice regarding which brand or model you will buy for your baby.