EconoDry Baby Diaper
These ranges of diapers are the standard model of the range
- Polypropylene fastening tape;
- Bottom layer composed of polyethylene;
- Low absorbency relative to the other diapers in the range;
- EconoDry Plus model is slightly more absorbent than the regular EconoDry model, has side protection and a wetness indicator.
XtraDry Baby Diaper
This set of diapers offers enhanced absorbency in comparison to the EconoDry model.
- This variant is composed of the XtraDry model and the UltraDry model;
- Equipped with Velcro re-fastening tape and an elastic waist;
- Bottom layer composed of a more breathable material resembling cotton;
- Difference between XtraDry and UltraDry models is the higher absorbency.
XtraDry Pull-Ups Baby Diapers
This set of diapers are still within the XtraDry range, however they differ in their structural design.
- This variant is composed of the XtraDry Pull-Ups and the XtraDry Ultra Pull-Ups model;
- Equipped with a 360 elastic weight, for maximum support and security;
- Bottom layer is made from a breathable material, resembling cotton;
- Ultra Pull-Up model is fitted with an extra soft inner lining for maximum comfort, and is slightly more absorbent than the standard XtraDry Pull-Up model.
- Baby diapers are available in a variety of materials, each one catering to the different needs of the child, e.g. if more breathability is desired, the diaper with the bottom layer made from a cloth-like material should be chosen;
- Relatively inexpensive, safe to use;
- Diaper changing is easy with adhesive tape along the waistband and side, allowing for quick efficient changing and minimizing the time of discomfort experienced by the baby;
- China based production – permits lower prices, providing developing countries with the product which may otherwise be inaccessible;
- Protects the child from leakage and reduces skin exposure to excrement. High level of absorption;
- Easily disposed, low risk of transferring contaminants and human by-products since they are single use;
- Baby diapers come in multiple sizes. There is a size to fit every baby;
- Elasticized waist and leg apertures provide a supportive and comfortable fit;
- Diapers offer side protection;
- In humid, warm climates that foster excessive sweating, baby powder can be applied with the diaper to keep skin dry and therefore reduce the risk of developing a sweat rash;
- Wetness indicator is especially useful in baby diapers, since the baby is unable to communicate to its guardian that it is feeling uncomfortable due to a wet diaper.
Correct size of the diaper must be worn by the child, as diapers that are too tight may rip when the wearer moves and hence compromising the diapers structural integrity and effectiveness. Diapers that are too big will result in excreted products not being absorbed properly, exposing them to the skin.
To correctly put the diaper on the infant, the adult must first wash their hands, to avoid any potentially contaminated material on the hands from being transferred to the baby’s delicate skin or the surface of the diaper. The baby should then be positioned on the changing table, and the fresh diaper should be unfolded. Do not place the fresh diaper underneath the soiled one, as this can dirty the fresh one and make it unusable. Unfasten the soiled diaper, and pull it down whilst carefully lifting the baby’s legs up, and then gently pull it out from underneath the baby. If fecal matter is present, scoop it up with the front half of the soiled diaper, and place it aside.
Once the soiled diaper has been removed, the baby’s bottom must be wiped and clean of any waste or excrement. This can be done by using a wipe or damp cloth, and should be done in a motion that is away from the genitals. Once done, let the skin air dry for a short period of time. Once sufficiently dry, spread the fresh diaper underneath the baby, and pull the front section up and toward the baby’s stomach. Spread the baby’s legs to ensure the diaper fits comfortably. Once securely and comfortably positioned, fasten it by pulling the tabs on either side of the diaper, and fold them to the front of the diaper, ensuring it is not too tight and the baby is not uncomfortable. Dispose of the soiled diaper and then wash hands thoroughly to prevent contamination from spreading.
It is imperative that the diapers are not used if the packaging or seal is compromised. Evidence of this may suggest tampering or contamination. If one should come across diapers inside comprised packaging, the correct course of action is to dispose of it quickly and safely.
- It is of utmost importance that baby diapers are not reused. Once used, the device is not fit to be salvaged for further used, as it is soiled and contaminated with excrement. Reusing diapers can result in infections and hazardous material being transmitted;
- Must prepare the diapers for use in a clean, sterile environment, absent of bodily fluids or other sources of contamination;
- Care should be taken to not touch the inner surface of the clean diaper when changing the baby’s soiled diaper – hands may carry contaminants and could be transferred to the diaper surface or baby;
- Promptly and safely dispose of any diapers that have touched a potentially contaminated surface;
- Correct material must be selected according to the baby’s needs – if a more breathable material is required to avoid heat rash for example, polyethylene diapers should be forgone;
- Care must be taken when selecting the correct diaper size – A comfortable, correct fit is imperative for the baby to ensure its comfort;
- If the baby produces a high volume of urine for example, a high absorbent diaper should be worn, such as one from the XtraDry range. The EconoDry model may not be fit for use as its absorptive capabilities may be insufficient.
Baby diapers are manufactured using a variety of materials. The materials used in the range offered by AdvaCare are high quality fibers such as polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as a breathable cloth-like material.