It might be difficult to determine whether you should switch to a larger size of diaper, especially given that the directions on the packaging aren’t always accurate. But hey, you shouldn’t be discouraged! That’s why we’ve come up with a smart mini-guide on how to determine best when to change your baby’s size diaper. Read more below!
Here Are 5 Hints That Your Infant May Require Larger Diapers
Check out these cool and accurate guidelines to assist you in determining whether or not you should purchase a larger size of diaper for your baby.
1) Your infant is getting close to the top of the weight chart (oh, baby!)
Check to see if you fall within the weight range that is indicated for the particular brand, model, and size that you are now using. The weight ranges used for sizing tend to overlap between brands, so there is a good probability that if you’re at the peak of one size, you’re also at the starting point of another size.
2) The presence of leaks (oops, baby!)
This is the most obvious indication that you need to upgrade to a larger size of diapers. It will most likely happen when you are changing the baby’s diaper in the middle of the night, so attempt to size up throughout the night. Then, during the day, use up the remaining diapers of that size until you are out.
3) Marks or rashes of a reddish color (ouch, baby!)
It’s possible that the baby will get a rash if the diaper is too tiny for them. Additionally, it may leave red markings on the skin if it is excessively restrictive. So, use extreme caution with it!
4) The tabs are not functioning properly (extra, baby!)
It is a sign that the diaper is too tiny if the tabs fail to cover the middle area of the exterior of the diaper. In a similar vein, the diaper is too tiny if any of the elastic that is attached to the tabs is visible on the wearer’s skin.
5) Taking hold of the sides and pulling (free, baby!)
It is an indication that the diaper is too tiny if it begins to ride up her hips or bunches up at the hips. Even if it appears to be hilarious, you need to use caution with something of this nature.
How do you determine the correct diaper size for your baby?
By a baby’s age, you may develop a broad sense of when you’ll need to upgrade to the next size, even if it’s not an exact science. Of course, this varies depending on the infant as well as the type and design of the diaper, but consider the following:
Newborns are described as being small or average in size.
Size 1 is intended for larger babies and infants up to three months old.
Size 2 is for 2 to 6 months old.
Sizes 3 are for 5 months to two years old.
You can get some relief if you experiment with products of various brands and cuts. What is successful for one infant could not be as effective for another! You won’t have any problems, provided that you keep in mind to constantly verify the sizing information that is printed on the box.