Mothers-to-be and new mothers face one common problem. That is, “What suitable products to get for my baby?”
I was in that confused state too, where I was overwhelmed by the huge selections of baby products. One thing I was very concerned about was the type of diaper for my baby. Diapers play an important role during babies’ growing years, especially for their first two to almost three years (depending on individual’s development progress) where wearing them is inevitable.
I strongly believe that a good diaper is essential for the healthy development of a baby because quality diaper equates to more sleep, more movements and less chances of having skin irritations. This translates to a generally happier baby who can focus on learning and exploring.
So, what is my best bet for diaper choice?
It has to be PAMPERS BABY DRY!
You probably would think this is an advertorial, and of course I would promote Pampers as much as I can. But as a mother myself, I am able to empathise with mothers too.
We want to provide the best for our babies in every possible way, but within our means. I sincerely hope to share every goodness I get to know with all loving mothers.
Before that, I would like to share my past experiences with diapers.
A tale of trial and error
It was not a hit on target with respect to my choice of diapers; there were many trials and errors before I finally found the perfect suitable fit for my little girl. The first baby diaper which Liv used was Brand X, the one which is widely used in local hospitals.
Just one day old, Liv had mild red rash at her nappy area. Many babies have swollen genitals during the first few days of birth so as a first time mother, I presumed that was the cause. I continued using the starter pack of X which was given to Liv to use at home even though I had a pack of newborn diapers, Brand Y ready for her.
As soon as Liv wet her diaper each time, her bottom started becoming red. Brand X was not even damp with her urine! Again, I thought it was normal for the redness to come and go, that it should probably subside in a few days time. I could still remember two days after returning home from hospital, Liv had to go back to the hospital again to check for jaundice as she had a slightly higher level of bilirubin levels upon discharge.
We were out for barely four hours and she was already crying so badly. It turned out to be a bad painful looking rash around her nappy area. I realised I’ve made a grave mistake! The redness she had been having was far from being normal, it had been causing irritations to her bottom all these while! Poor girl! We finally swapped her to Brand Y diapers. Nappy rash never happened again since then.
Seems like problem was solved, right? NOT YET! There was this issue that bothered husband and I, although Brand Y provided good comfort wear and Liv had zero negative reactions to it.
Brand Y is said to be superb in absorbency but because Liv has always been a heavy wetter, she had wet her pants on many occasions when I changed her. Friends who swear by Brand Y for their babies suggested that I could change Liv’s diapers more frequently and initially, I did. But babies use many diapers each day and everyday, and the fact that Brand Y is slightly pricier than many diaper brands in the market, I felt the need to look for a better and affordable alternative.
So, the third diaper, Brand Z came along. It was recommended by my confinement nanny. At that time, it made sense to trust her since she has over a decade of experience with babies. Brand Z provided good absorbency (there was occasional leakage but that was fine), good breathability and has a wetness indicator sign.
However, there was one thing I didn’t like about Brand Z. The sides of the diaper are a little too rough for babies’ tender skin, it sometimes causes abrasions to the inner folds of Liv’s thighs. Nevertheless, I felt it was a better choice among the three brands and make do with it until Pampers gave me a chance to discover the ideal diaper for my baby.
Since I moved to using Pampers, it has became my most trusted diaper brand.
So why did I choose Pampers Baby Dry?
Initially, I was skeptical about trying Pampers on Liv because I have had already had quite a handful of negative experiences with different brands of diapers. Pampers Baby Dry diapers appeared to be thin and I wasn’t sure if they would be absorbent enough for a heavy wetter like Liv. However, since Pampers are the leading brand for diapers, I decided to go ahead and give them a try.
They must be good with something in order to be ranked world’s number one, isn’t it? And yes! Pampers Baby Dry is incredibly awesome!
Liv had her very first try on Pampers Baby Dry one night and the next morning when I gave her a fresh diaper change, I was amazed by how highly absorbent it was. The diaper was heavily soaked with a night of pee but I could feel no moisture against Liv’s skin, her bottom was kept unbelievably smooth and dry!
She used to get restless in bed on some nights when her diaper was too wet against her skin and the fact that she co-sleeps with me, I got woken up by her several times a night. I realised she has been sleeping well through the night since day one after switching her to Pampers. No more tossing and turning nor waking from sleep due to discomfort.
A well rested baby is a happy baby and a well rested mother is a happy mother too! Thanks to Pampers Baby Dry, Liv’s sleep is not compromised, she gets quality sleep that she needs. She is an even happier and alert baby now, always eager to explore her surroundings. As for me, I am more attuned to her needs and less temperamental.
No diaper rashes
Well, I cannot recall the number of times I cried along with Liv when she developed diaper rash. It really broke my heart to see her cried badly, her high pitched cries sounded so painful. I felt like an inferior mother who was unable to take good care of my baby. It pained me to see her all sullen and cranky each time she experienced diaper rash.
These frustrations which she and I were facing were finally over when we were first introduced to Pampers Baby Dry. Its soft touch layer effectively absorbs wetness away from Liv’s skin and keeps her dry all the time. It is like a barrier between Liv’s skin and her urine. It prevents moist and stickiness. Her bottom is always smooth to touch! And the best part is that I never have to worry about any sorts of skin irritations she may experience again.
Soft and comfortable
Another plus point of Pampers Baby Dry is it’s cottony cover. So far the softest diaper among all diapers I’ve tried on Liv. I’m pretty sure she loves them because she is VERY agile now! Its important for babies to roam around as much as possible because I believe that’s when they master the fundamental movements and move with confidence and control on their own.
In order for our cutie pies to want to take their first move, we need to first provide them with a comfortable wear so they feel unrestricted with their movements. Liv is now moving around so much that I consider following behind her as a workout. :p I could see that she is at ease while she crawls and walks, practically all of her movements are so carefree!
Changing is easy
Lastly, getting Liv to change ain’t easy job. It looks more like a wrestling match than a diaper change session. She squirms and never stays still! I needed to tape and re-tape the diaper sides over and over again to make sure they are worn properly and comfortably for her. Sometimes I re-taped the sides so often that the sides are torn.
When I first gotten my first pack of Pampers Baby Dry, I was excited to know that it comes with stretchy tape sides. They are such an easy wear! It allows me to adjust to Liv’s waist fit with a breeze. Always “right on target” while still providing maximum comfort around her waist!
I personally feel that Pampers is more than just a diaper maker. Its diapers are thoughtfully designed, taking into consideration all aspects of a baby’s needs and growth. It makes me feel that they too, care for my baby’s healthy development as I do. Liv’s healthy development is my number one concern and I am happy to have found Pampers.
Liv has been using Pampers Baby Dry for more than two months now. No diaper rash, no leaky diapers, and no fuss diaper change! She is definitely one bubbly baby now!