Among the negative reviews about any diapers, a significant proportion of comments are always associated with leaks.
This happens both with inexpensive diapers and with the premium segment. But it often turns out that the reason is not at all the quality of the diaper, the technology of the manufacturer, but the mistakes of parents regarding the choice of the size of the diaper.
On the packaging of diapers and panties, in addition to the size, the weight range is always indicated.
For example, natural diapers from the Swedish eco-brand ECO by Naty in size 2 are designed for weights from 3 to 6 kg, and diapers ECO by Naty in size 3 are designed for babies weighing from 4 to 9 kg.
As you can see, for a weight of 4 to 6 kg, both options may be suitable. And in this case, the baby’s build should be assessed: the waist and hips of a low, but well-fed baby weighing 4-6 kg may be larger than the waist and hips of a taller and more fragile child with the same weight — in the first case, the choice should be made in favor of a larger size, in the second — in favor of a smaller one.
If the diaper is larger than necessary, it does not adhere to the body, slips, and during wakefulness it can sag, and in sleep it can leak in the waist or legs.
If the diaper is small, it can sit too tight and leave waist and elastic bands on the skin, and if it does not cover the entire groin and buttocks area, leakage may also occur.
Properly sized diapers and panties do not leave marks on the skin due to the softness and elasticity of the rubber bands and do not restrict movement. With moderate filling, they do not leak due to the uniform distribution of liquid in the volume of the absorbent layer and the soft protective sides around the legs.