Choosing baby diapers can be pretty challenging, especially for first-time mothers. You could make do, however, with some help. Basically, you just need to be informed on the sizes of baby diapers and what fits your child at every stage. Comfort is an all-important thing. When it comes to the brand, you will be brought to a whole bunch of different choices. So we will not dwell on that. We will only give you a guideline of baby diaper size chart.
There are about eight different baby diaper sizes. Each is appropriate for a specific baby weight range.
There are the Premies, which is created for premature babies. As preemies are expected to weigh way below than normal, the Premies diaper size is created to give them the comfort that they need.
The next size is for newborn. This is for newborn babies who are up to ten pounds in weight. Some parents use a size 1 or size 2 diapers for their newborn. That is alright. However, the newborn size is the one that has an allowance for the umbilical cord stump. That’s one of the best things about it.
Then there’s Size 1 diapers for babies who are between 8 and 14 pounds; Size 2 or babies who are between 12 and 18 pounds; Size 3 for babies who are between 16 and 28 pounds; Size 4 for babies who are between 22 to 37 pounds; Size 5 is for babies who are 27 plus pounds; and Size 6 for babies who are 35 pounds or more.
Easily, the diaper size chart should be followed so you will have a worry-free time choosing one for your child’s need. However, there are some considerations that are not covered by those guidelines.
First, keep in mind that you will have to make allowances if your child is smaller or bigger in height for his age. If your child is taller for his age, even if his current weight of 20 pounds says he must be in a Size 3, you may have to put him on a Size 4.
Secondly, you must have noticed that the sizes cross in weights. There is a good reason for that. You do not need to move your child up to a Size 2 as soon as he weighs 12 pounds because Size 1 could still be good enough.
Lastly, you need to understand that as a mom you are the person who changes your baby’s diapers. You surely would know when it’s time to put him up the size ladder yet.