Disposable diapers, commonly referred to as "diapers", are firmly entrenched in the baby hygiene products market. Most mothers enjoy using them from birth to potty training. To provide your baby with maximum comfort and convenience, you need to choose the right diaper size.
The main criterion for determining a suitable diaper is the weight of the child. On the packaging of diapers of American, European or Japanese manufacturers, the sizes can be indicated in different ways, but the general guideline in any case is the baby's body weight. The most common types of markings for weight ranges: 2-5 kg: 1 - Newborn; 3-6 kg: 2 - S - Small - Mini; 4-9 kg: 3 - SM - Small / Medium - Midi; 7-18 kg: 4 - M - Medium - Maxi; 9-20 kg: 5 - ML - Medium / Large - Maxi Plus; 12-25 kg: 6 - L - Large - Junior; 16+ kg: 7 - XL - Extra Large.
The table shows that the sizes overlap: for example, a child weighing 8 kg can wear both a Midi and a Maxi diaper. In such cases, find the middle of the range indicated on the pack and compare it with the weight of your baby: if the latter is higher, feel free to buy the next size.
With the same weight, children can have different heights, tummy volume and leg thickness, so you need to take into account the individual characteristics of the child. For convenience, use the table of correspondence of diaper size to abdominal and hip girth: Size Abdomen Thigh Newborn 30-44 cm 10-24 cm S 34-48 cm 12-29 cm M 36-54 cm 14-32 cm L 38-56 cm 17-35 cm
It is very important to consider the absorbency of the diaper. If the baby drinks a lot of liquid and, accordingly, urinates more often, then a diaper that is suitable for him by weight may leak due to the rapid filling. In this case, choose a larger size.
However, do not buy diapers "for growth": they should fit snugly around the baby's legs and tummy in order to keep out moisture, and an inappropriate diaper will not cope with this task.
Watch the reaction of the baby's skin: if there are traces of rubber or scuffs on it, then it's time to switch to a larger diaper size. The same should be done if the Velcro or fasteners are fixed in the most extreme position. A sure sign that the diaper is small is the baby's navel peeking out from the belt.
In addition, when the baby begins to actively move: crawling, sitting, walking, change ordinary diapers with Velcro for disposable diapers-panties to create the greatest comfort for the baby.