Diaper Pants For Babies: What Are Diaper Pants?

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Diaper Pants For Babies: What Are Diaper Pants?

The short answer: Diaper pants are a pull-up version of a standard tape diaper without the tape. They have an elastic band around the waist and legs so you can pull them up like a pair of pants.

Want the long answer? Keep reading to learn more about diaper pants, when to use them, and how to change them. 

Diaper Pants vs Tape Diapers

Diaper pants are convenient for both parents and babies. They are soft and flexible, which helps them form to your baby’s body and move with them when they’re on the go. They can also easily hike up over the hips when your baby is wiggling around. 

Similar to tape diapers, diaper pants (also known as training pants) help your baby stay dry. However, if your baby is less than 6 months old, diaper pants may ride too high on the waist. 

Tape diapers are often a better option for babies whose umbilical cord hasn’t fallen off yet, since you can adjust the tape under the navel for a more comfortable fit. 

When to Use Diaper Pants?

For potty training! Diaper pants can help bridge the gap between their diaper stage and undies stage.  

Often, your child will want to do things themselves, so the easy up-down that diaper pants provide allows them the opportunity. When accidents occur, training diapers will also absorb any accidents and prevent messes. 

Our soft, cloth-like training diapers (starting in size 2T-3T) have a super absorbent bamboo core, wetness indicator, and blowout guard to make leak-free days a regular occurrence.

How to Change Diaper Pants

There are simple 2 things to remember when changing diaper pants:

  1. If it’s solid, pull them down. 
  2. If it’s loose, tear them down. 

When diaper pants are soiled with just urine, they’re easy to pull off like a pair of cotton underwear. But if they’re soiled with poop (or loose poop, like diarrhea), it’s better to tear the side stitches of the diaper to avoid any mess or diaper rash.

Key Takeaways 

Diaper pants are an excellent option for toddlers since they’re painless to change while your child runs around. That said, everyone is different, and using a combination of pants and tape diapers is totally normal. We recommend doing what works best for you.