Have you stood in the aisles of stores and wondered if you should go for pull-up nappies? Do you always think if you should try pull-up nappies before you buy newborn? Many people face this confusion.
The fact is that it is difficult to say which one is better than the other. Both types of nappies have their distinct advantages and uses. Newborn are the ones that come with strings or Velcro. To use these , you need to make your baby lie down on a changing mat. Pull-up nappies are like pants with padding that helps them absorb. To use these, you do not need to make your baby lie down.
To decide if you should go for pull-ups or newborn , consider the following important aspects:
Can your child stand (with or without support)? Pull-up are a good option if your little one can stand with or without support. This is because pull-ups are easy to put on and remove when the baby is standing. However, if the baby cannot stand, it's not yet time for pull-up nappies because these will be difficult to put on and remove. The process would be time-consuming and may get frustrating for you and the baby.
Are you potty training your child? When you potty train your little one, pull-up can be a big help. Since you will need to make your child sit on the toilet seat more often, these would be easy to put on and remove. However, the bigger benefit comes from the fact that these are a close cousin of pants. These nappies will prepare your child for the nappy-less days. As these nappies offer more absorption than the pants, you will get more confidence when you take your baby out. However, some mothers feel that pull-up prolong the potty training process as a child confuses pants with pull-up nappies. As a result, 'accidents' keep happening and therefore, delaying the potty training milestone.
Pull-up nappies as well as newborn nappies are available as:
Disposables: Disposable nappies offer very good absorption and are leak-proof (mostly). However, disposable cost more than the non-disposable ones. Disposable are not an eco-friendly option.
Cloth: Cloth are reusable nappies. This makes these easy on pocket as well as environment.
You can buy both disposable as well as cloth nappies online. Many web sites offer deals on various types and brands of from time to time.