Getting the best fit of cloth diapers
Which size is best suited for my baby?Unlike disposable diapers, which has 4-5 sizes of diapers, cloth diapers come in 2 sizes primarily – Newborn & one-size. Newborn diapers are perfectly suited for newborn babies (even babies with smaller frame) up to 6 kgs of weight. The newborn diapers are perfect for parents looking to cloth diaper the baby from birth. The Fig-o-honey newborn diapers come with three setting S/M/L to adjust according to the needs of a growing infant. One-size diapers are more versatile and fit a growing baby – from infancy all the way to potty-training (5 kg to 15 kg). The Fig-o-honey one-size cloth diapers can be adjusted into XS/S/M/L sizes.
How cloth diapers fit snugly on a growing baby?It is more convenient to adjust cloth diapers to suit your child’s weight and height than disposable diapers. You often store disposables in bulk as they are cheaper when you buy in larger quantities. Often, you find that your baby finds the size a little tight within a short span of time. This renders your stash unusable. An adjustable cloth diaper has a set of snap buttons that you can adjust in a minute or so to sync with your baby’s comfort. Both the height and waist can be adjusted in two easy steps. The diaper is made of two parts, the diaper shell and the insert. The diaper shell needs to be adjusted with the help of the 9 snap buttons attached to the front of the diaper till your baby outgrows that particular size. Then simply undo the snap buttons and adjust to the next row to provide more room to the legs of the baby. The snaps don’t need to be opened even for washing. So relax and keep your little one happy and gurgling! Similarly the waist also has snaps that can be folded to the right size and fitted snugly. The overlapping buttons can be locked to cinch the waist and keep the baby comfortable.
How to look for the perfect fit?Comfort is the first things mothers look for when choosing a diaper for their baby. Ensure that the diaper fits well by ticking these checklists.
- Run a finger under the waist and thigh elastics. If you can do that comfortably, the fit should be fine. There will be no leakages and your little one will be comfortable.
- The baby should be able to move comfortably. The skin against the elastic may be a little red or have light indentation marks, but that should dissipate within moments of removing the diaper. Any longer and you know that the diaper is too tight.
- Loose diapers will cause leaks and blowouts. If the diaper shell is too loose it may also cause chafing by rubbing against the baby’s belly or thigh. They also tend to look bulky.