Diapering reusable for children
In a house where there is a small child, children's diapers become perhaps the most necessary thing. For a year or two, they do not lose their relevance, because kids are still written quite often.
Massages, air baths, night sleep crumbs - all these exercises require maximum comfort, which is not always possible with disposable diapers. In this case, a reusable absorbent diaper will be a good help to parents.
How to protect the surface from getting wet?
The older generation with the problem of wet diapers coped in a simple way: a rubber medicine oilcloth lay on the surface, and on top of it a simple cloth diaper that was changed to dry as needed. The disadvantages of this method are obvious:
- the rubber oilcloth is slippery, and when the child turns over, the tissue diaper rolls down, slips, and as a result the baby lies on a cold oilcloth;
- even covered with a bikini diaper, the rubber oilcloth visibly cool the skin;
- endless washing and ironing of cloth diapers took away the lion's share of time;
- rubber oilcloth is quite heavy and uncomfortable.
Disposable and reusable diapers, of course, made it easier to take care of moms about babies, but, firstly, they are not suitable for all due to a number of circumstances, and secondly, sooner or later they should be abandoned to teach the baby to the pot. In addition, carrying out many procedures requires that the baby be naked. That's where the young mothers will wear reusable diapers for children.
Types of reusable diapers
Reusable diapers for children "Skin" are of two types: waterproof and absorbent. What is their difference?
A reusable absorbent diaper "Waterproof" consists of four layers:
- the top layer consists of cotton, has a slightly porous porous texture, which allows the fluid to quickly absorb;
- the second layer is a nonwoven web which is an adsorbent that absorbs and retains moisture;
- then a waterproof microporous membrane is laid, its texture allows the air to circulate freely, while being an obstacle to the liquid;
- the lower layer completes the diaper, it is designed to protect the surfaces from moisture.
Another reusable diaper is called waterproof and consists of only two layers:
- upper terry layer;
- the lower one is a microporous membrane.
If the absorbent diaper collects and retains the liquid inside itself, the impermeable practically does not absorb, the moisture is collected on the surface by a small puddle and is only slightly absorbed by the top layer. That is, it is, rather, an alternative to a rubber pharmacy oilcloth - not cold, compact, does not require multi-layered structures, pleasant to the touch.
If judged from the point of view of the cost of the product, the waterproof diaper is a much more profitable option, since it is several times cheaper than the absorbent. On the manufacturer's website, the price for the first one is about 290 rubles, while the cost of absorbent diapers starts from 1700 rubles.
The waterproof diaper can be used on a changing table, during massage or short air baths, but, unfortunately, this product will not work for a night's sleep. However, some users of waterproof diapers claim that after a few washings the surface becomes softer and absorbs moisture better.
Baby diapers "Skid" have anti-allergic and antibacterial impregnation, and in addition, they have protection against dust mites.
First of all, reusable diapers for children are light, compact, convenient to take with them to the clinic, put in a stroller or baby car seat. They are irreplaceable during massages or medical examinations, and also as a bed protection during night sleep. They do not rustle or glide, they do not need to be fitted with oilcloth, and on top - a regular diaper. The top terry layer is pleasant for the baby's skin.
The main advantage is that such reusable diapers for children can be washed in a typewriter, they stand up to 90 degrees, and none of the layers is deformed. The manufacturer's website claims that a reusable diaper can withstand up to 300 washings without losing its functional properties.
Reusable diapers do not require ironing.
In connection with the permanent state of the crisis in the country, the main disadvantage is a relatively high price for diapers that are reusable for children. It varies depending on the size. In search of cheaper absorbent diapers, you need to spank more than one page of online stores or go for all the famous children's goods stores.
However, even purchased at a bargain price, you may be disappointed by reusable diapers for children. Reviews of the "Overlay" are different, positive and negative opinions of about 50/50.
In general, negative reviews relate to the functional properties of the "Skid." Many mothers are disappointed in the product, because the top layer of waterproof diaper does not absorb moisture, as a result the baby lies wet. Moreover, under the slope the liquid can drain in any direction. It turns out that the diaper does not protect.
In addition, it is noted that the diaper is bent under the toddler, it is difficult to fix it on the surface. After washing it dries for a long time, and it must either be turned from one side to the other, or dried on two ropes.
About the absorbent diaper positive reviews more, because the liquid absorbs it almost instantly. It protects the surface, does not leak, does not get wet, so you can safely use it for a night's sleep and not worry that the crumb will be wet. Although with regard to the drying of these products, it also takes a long time for them to dry completely. Typically, users warn that it is best to hang out diapers for the night on two ropes.
To buy or not?
Before you buy reusable diapers, carefully study all the pros and cons of these products. It is desirable to know the opinions and experiences of your real friends and acquaintances who used them. Well, by itself, be guided by the state of your baby, because his health and comfort is the most important thing.