FULL TIME DIAPER
Created by Updated on Aug 18, 2015
Hey all, could you please help to know that wearing 24 hrs diaper is ok for baby health. My child (boy) is 1. 10 yrs and wears full time diaper. We use huggies wonder pants and libero. Actually my in laws says that this is not good for health and for baby's growth. He eats everything as long as he is involved in doing some activity. His weight gain is also very average, as of now his weight is 9. 5 kgs. He looks sling. Please help.
| Aug 18, 2015
Hi simmi goyal, Wearing diapers 24 hours is not at all advisable. The private parts should get some air to avoid rashes and skin problems in that area. I am not sure if growth is related to this or not but yes you should keep him diaper free atleast an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening.
| Aug 19, 2015
For diaper, My suggestion to avoid diaper once 1year and wear them only when taking them out else it may take more time for Toilet training. I have experienced this. Once you are off the diaper it taked 2-3 months for baby to communicate that he need to visit washroom
| Aug 19, 2015
Dear Simmi. In my experience there is no risk to your child's health if he is with diapers on for 24 hours. My kids wore diaper all the time and that's how most babies are abroad. However, the weather in India may make babies uncomfortable in diapers for long hours. So try and make some diaper-free time for your baby. You can put him on a water proof mat for sometime after his bath, for example. Use a good diaper cream after each change, which will help protect his soft skin from excessive moisture. With regards to his weight, I would say that 9. 5 kgs is not considered bad for a 1 year old. He may look thin to you as he is growing taller and losing his baby fat. Hope this helps :)
| Aug 20, 2015
Hi Simmi, As your baby is now 1. 1 years old, I personally don't think there is necessity of wearing diaper for whole day. Your can wear diapers at night, as not to disturb his sleep. It always good to wear diaper during his nappy time in the day. Other times your can use cloth nappies.
| Aug 22, 2015
I started toilet training to my children when they were 7 months old. It definitely took time for them to understand as they were very small babies. But I encouraged them and they were diaper free by the time they were 1 and half years old. Night also if we train them to do only in the washroom, they will adjust to washroom visits at night by the time they are 4 years old.