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Buying nappies - what matters

In the first year of life, about 2,500 nappies are used. With this number, it is important to find the right nappy for your baby. Disposable nappies offer a quick change, are great for when you are out and about and can be easily disposed of after use. They are closed with adhesive or Velcro strips and keep your baby dry for a long time.

Cloth nappies, on the other hand, are more air-permeable and are closed using a wrapping technique. They reduce the risk of skin irritation and are less harmful to the environment.

Nappy pants are suitable for toddlers who can use them like normal pants. This way, your child can practise going to the toilet, but small accidents are no problem. Special swim nappies are recommended for swimming pools, which allow your baby and toddler to splash around when they still need nappies.

For newborns and babies who are breastfed, you should use newborn nappies in sizes 1 and 2. The other sizes 3 to 6 depend on the age, body weight and activity level of your baby. Among the many brands, the following in particular are Pampers are an indispensable part of everyday baby life. The market leader offers a wide variety of designs and models. Some have indicator strips that show when it's time to change, while others keep your baby dry for up to 12 hours and are therefore particularly suitable for use at night.

Changing nappies - helpful tips

You can make changing your baby's nappy interesting and enjoyable by incorporating massages, little games as well as care rituals, so that it is less likely to result in bouts of bawling.

The most important utensils should also be available and ready to use. In addition to a dense changing bucket, a changing mat offers your baby a cosy base that also allows for hygienic work. Since the often washable surface can feel cool and sticky, special covers for changing pads increase your baby's comfort. Changing boards can also be attached above almost all cots and stored away to save space after use. They are particularly advantageous if you only need the changing station occasionally.