Babies change your life completely. Parents get busy in loving and caring for them. Maintaining hygiene is the best way to care for babies. Babies poop several times in a day and it’s a tough task to maintain that perfect hustle free hygiene without using diapers. As everything comes with pros and cons, so do the diapers. I spent hours researching for the perfect and the softest diaper for my baby. I found that diaper is not something that can be taken for granted. The choices may seem endless searching for a disposable diaper. It’s impossible to know from mere glance at the package that how one brand compares to another in absorbency, fit and comfort and whether or not a more expensive diaper is worth the price. There is a lot more to think before buying diapers for your baby.

Most of us spend a lot of time on internet surfing and researching for gadgets and clothes that we have plans to buy. But when it comes to baby care products we just rely on TV Ads. Is ‘nt it wise to do a thorough research through various informative sites that meticulously explains the points that needs to be emphasized before buying the right baby care product. I tirelessly went through various websites to help me understand the science behind baby diapers and to my surprise I got some astonishing facts that everybody should know and is worth sharing.

Most babies wear diapers nearly 24 hours a day that remains in constant contact with both skin and mucus membranes. This means that any chemicals in diapers is likely to wind up in your baby’s system if he or she wears disposable diapers.

1. Dioxins – Many baby diapers are bleached with chlorine, resulting in remaining traces of dioxins. According to the World Health Organization, dioxins are “persistent environmental pollutants” that can cause an array of health problems including developmental delays, damaged immunity, hormone interference, and certain cancers. Even if dioxins don’t wind up in the diapers after bleaching, they do wind up in the water and thus, the food supply, creating an environmental health problem from the manufacture of diapers.

2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Many disposable diapers release VOCs such as ethylbenzene, toluene, and xylene. According to the EPA, some VOCs are carcinogens. Others can cause neurological problems, eye irritation, and decreased immunity.

3. Sodium Polyacrylate (SAP) – The absorbent center in disposable diapers is made from SAP. Once used in tampons, SAP was responsible for the cases of Toxic Shock Syndrome associated with the products. SAP also irritates skin, can cause staph infections, and may be related to other health problems, as well.

Buying advice
consider your infant’s needs as well your priorities. Every family has their own bottom line. Is it cost? Health? The environment? The perfect fit? Or do you just want it all? Don’t buy in bulk until you are satisfied with a specific diaper’s performance and fit. Wait to buy baby’s first diapers until just before or after he/she is born and you know their weight. Choose a Diaper that exceeds in absorbency so that your baby’s skin keep dry. Find a Good Fit to avoid Leaks. Most diapers help ensure a leak-free fit by providing a double elastic sealing edge; one edge just along the absorbent core, and one along the outer shell of the diaper. Keeping your baby comfortable requires not only stellar absorbency and an adequate fit, but also materials that feel soft on baby’s skin. Securing tabs need to stay put and should have soft or rounded corners. In addition, edges and seams need to feel seamless to avoid chafing.

This blog post is a part of the Pampers #SoftestForBabySkin activity at BlogAdda.