When we are expecting a baby, we can opt for disposable nappies or cloth nappies. We have listed a few tips for you, making the choice for the right disposable nappies for your baby a lot simpler.
Choosing a disposable nappy
People often think that a thicker nappy is by definition a better nappy. This is not the case, however, the thickness doesn’t say anything about the quality of the nappy. When buying disposable nappies the important tips for choosing the right nappy size include:
- How quickly the nappy absorbs
- How easy it is to take the nappy on and off
- The fit of the nappy
- The absorbency of the nappy
You can have a nappy with good absorbency but if the size isn’t right, it will leak. It is important for a nappy to have a snug fit. It also depends on the child and how much they drink, which you have to consider as a parent.
Choosing the right size nappy
Out of all tips for purchasing disposable nappies, the sizing is probably the best tip. A newborn baby usually wears size 1 (for 2 to 5 kg). A newborn baby’s stools are runnier than babies that are eating solids. The absorbency of the nappies is tailored to this. A newborn baby’s skin is also extremely sensitive; the nappies are provided with an added top layer.
When your baby is a few months old, you can go on to size 2 (3 to 6 kg) but it is very close to size 2. Many parents choose to go straight to size 3 (4 to 9 kg). Size 4 (7 to 18 kg) is the right size for toddlers. This size is the size you use the longest. Make sure you stock up when these are on offer.
When your toddler is ready for size 5, they are usually ready for potty training. Many parents use nappy pants during the toilet training phase. There are also special nappy pants for sale to wear at night.
How much do nappies cost?
There are many buying tips for disposable nappies when it comes to price. Many parents opt for disposable nappies due to convenience and hygiene. But before your baby is toilet trained, you will have used hundreds of nappies. This is a significant outgoing. And there are huge differences in price when it comes to disposable nappies. When you compare prices, you won’t believe some of the differences. The cheapest nappies cost around €0,13. But there are nappies that cost €0,40 or more. No less than three times as much! Please note that the small sizes are significantly cheaper than the larger sizes. GhaZoo nappies are available from € 0.17 per nappy.
Many brands sell different packs with different quantities of the same nappies. There are packs containing 58 nappies or packs with 84 nappies or more. Some brands also offer monthly boxes with 150 or more. The rule of thumb is; the more nappies in a pack, the cheaper the price per nappy. We have given you tips for buying disposable nappies regarding the size, cost, and quantities. As young parents, you may have some tips yourself that you would like to share with us. Please let us know, so we can share these tips for buying disposable nappies.
Take out a GhaZoo subscription
GhaZoo believe that no one wants to spend a lot of time buying nappies. Our aim is to make buying nappies as convenient and economical as possible. That is why we reward our loyal customers with structurally lower prices, so you no longer have to go scouting for nappy deals. The price of our nappy service is 5 euros cheaper than a single purchase nappy bundle.