Myths about diapers
Thanks to disposable diapers, the lives of youngparents has become much simpler. There is no need to spend precious time washing the sliders and diapers, you can walk for a long time with the baby on the street, go with him on a trip, at night there is no need to check the bed crumbs hourly.
Indeed, it is difficult to overestimate the conveniencediapers. But it is often possible to hear the statements of grandmothers or mothers about the dangers of diapers for a child. They force young parents to doubt the correctness of the decision.
Myth 1. The skin of a child does not breathe
Perhaps the most popular myth: The diaper, put on the child, deprives him of the skin of the air supply, creates a "greenhouse effect". However, we all know that in order to ensure airtightness, it is necessary to use film or cellophane. Have you seen a lot of diapers made from cellophane?
In fact, the structure of a disposable diaperis such that its outer layer is permeated with a multitude of microscopic pores that easily pass air inwards and remove fumes from the feces outward. Due to this, the inner surface remains relatively dry, and the skin of the baby "breathes". And wearing one diaper is recommended only 3-4 hours, and not the whole day. Therefore, the cause of the occurrence of diaper rash is not in the "greenhouse effect", but in the non-observance of the elementary rules of hygiene and the untimely replacement of the diaper.
Myth 2. Diapers are better than diapers
Some believe that it is more useful for a baby to be in diapers made from natural materials than in diapers.
In reality, this is not the case. The task of modern diapers is to minimize the contact of the wet surface of the tissue with the delicate skin of the baby. And if diapers perfectly cope with this task, absorbing a large amount of liquid, diapers from any material simply get wet. In the event that you do not need to quickly change diapers or mom did not immediately notice that the child went to the toilet, the baby will be in wet, which will cause irritation of the skin.
Myth 3. Because of diapers crooked legs
Some mothers are afraid to use diapers, believing that because of their wearing the baby's legs may be warped.
In fact, diapers do not affect the shape in any wayfeet. Curvature or is associated with the physiological characteristics of the child, or is evidence of the presence of any disease. Moreover, disposable diapers provide the position of the baby's hip joints similarly to the situation of "free" swaddling promoted by children's doctors.
Myth 4. There are difficulties with teaching to the pot
Another of the misconceptions: because of wearing diapers a child is difficult to accustom to walking on the pot.
The truth is that this factor has no effect ontime of development of the baby pot. The process of training in any parents causes difficulties, regardless of whether they used modern hygiene means or diapers. The kid should be physically ready to control his desires, and this happens not immediately after birth. Usually the process of urination is fully controlled by the child not earlier than one and a half to two years, and the excrement "in large" - from 6-9 months. Parents should have patience, sooner or later a baby will understand that going to the toilet on the pot is much more convenient and pleasant, rather than in diapers or pants.
Myth 5. Diapers are dangerous for boys
According to this myth, the constant wearing of boysdiapers leads to overheating of the testicles and infertility. But all kinds of research, as well as the experience of a whole generation that grew up in diapers, disprove this opinion.
In fact, infertility and truth canarise when the scrotal is overheated. But, firstly, before 7 years, boys do not mature sperm, and at an early age, it is impossible to influence their education. And secondly, usually the temperature in diapers does not exceed 36 degrees, which can not lead to overheating. In addition, the greenhouse effect in diapers, gauze dressings and oilcloth is much higher than in diapers in the production of which use a safe adsorbent, which prevents moisture increase. Yes, and microporous material of products ensures air circulation. So the harmful effect of diapers on the reproductive functions of boys is not supported by any medical research. In addition, do not forget that modern diapers appeared in the 50s of the XX century, and the first children who grew up in them, already safely nurse their grandchildren.
Myth 6. Diapers are dangerous for girls
The view that wearing girls diaperscauses diseases of the bladder, in particular cystitis, is not entirely true. Diapers can not cause inflammation, but their misuse is possible. Cystitis occurs because of incorrect and untimely care for the sexual organs of girls and because of an irregular change of diapers.
It can be reliably confirmed only that when a disease occurs and during the period of its treatment, it is impossible to wear diapers. Because it is not possible to observe the frequency and volume of urination.
Recommendations for the selection and use
To make myths about diapers not become a reality, it is important to observe the elementary rules of their use:
- Get high-quality products knownbrands and manufacturers. For example, the well-known brand Libero, which has long established itself in the market. Otherwise, the money saved will have to be spent on drugs and ointments.
- Buying diapers, it is necessary to pay attention to the integrity of the package and the expiration date. At home they are stored in a dry place without temperature changes.
- Diapers should be of appropriate size, not small and not large.
- Change the products is recommended at least every 3 hours or as the contamination. During the shift, you should make air baths, if necessary wash.
With detailed consideration it becomes clear,that the myths about diapers have no basis, the manufacturers strictly observe all the requirements and norms for the hygiene and safety of the child. Choosing products of proven brands, such as "Libero", you will give your child comfort, and for themselves calmness and time.