How diapers should fit

How diapers should fit

Life with baby involves a lot of diapers. A newborn baby uses about eight to 12 diapers a day. On average, a baby uses around 3000 diapers a year. As our babies grow, we want to ensure their diaper provides a snug fit, with the flexibility to wiggle and move around.


A diaper should fit snug around the waist (think, a nice, stretchy pair of leggings versus jeans circa 2002), with the front fitting below the belly button (especially so with newborns, as we want to leave room for the umbilical cord stump). Ensure the tapes are fastened straight across and evenly, aligned with the diaper’s design (yes, the design is both a cute print and a fit-gauging tool!). A well-fit diaper will create a straight line across baby’s back. Run your fingers around the edge’s of the diaper’s leg cuffs, to make sure they are tucked out; this ensures more comfort as well as prevents leakage. Speaking of leakage, if it is happening often, this is a sign that your little one may be wearing the wrong size diaper.

An ill-fitting diaper can cause not only leaks but discomfort for our little ones. The diaper should fit snugly but not so tight that there are red marks on your little one’s waist and thighs or where their baby chub is squeezing out (again, think the plight of 2000s low-rise jeans). Eco Pea Co.’s tape is designed to ensure a comfortable, snug fit, and the reviews are in: “We loved them. So soft and kept baby dry and snug as a bug in a rug. We will definitely purchase these again without a doubt. We cannot say enough good things.”


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