To be able to determine the best diapers for sensitive skin. First you will need to try to assess what is causing your babies skin sensitivity. This is an important and often overlooked step.
Instead of just masking your baby's diaper sensitivity with a diaper cream, which will create temporary relief. We will take a look at what is causing the skin sensitivity and which diaper brands would be a smart choice for your baby.
Did you know your baby's skin is the largest organ in their body ( and yours too) if it is irritated there is probably a good reason as to why.
A good starting point is looking for diapers that are:
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Chlorine is a super harsh chemical that is used to "bleach" diapers.
This is the same harsh chlorine that you may have in your house and use as a super strong cleaning agent.
When baby diapers are "bleached", residual chemicals from the bleaching process can irritate babies skin.
As more parents are becoming concerned/aware of chlorine in diapers, many diaper manufacturers are offering a chlorine-free diaper alternative.
Any fragrance that is not naturally occurring is made from some type of "chemical soup".
While most babies won't be affected, babies with sensitive skin can easily react to one or more chemicals used to make the fragrance. The reaction can come in the form of a rash or general discomfort and irritation.
Sodium Acrylate is a super absorbent chemical. It is a polymer used in diapers to absorb babies urine and keep wetness away from babies skin.
The problem is sodium acrylate is so good at absorbing wetness that it can actually dry out your babies skin. In turn making your babies skin sensitive.
Your baby may have an allergy to other ingredients found in your diaper. Check out our Diaper Resources for additional information.
Have you found a brand of diaper that works well for your baby? Or have a question about a certain brand of diaper? Leave a comment below.