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Debunking diaper myths

Let's debunk myths about disposable diapers for babies
There is a category of moms and grandmothers who adhere to the "old" methods of caring for children with reusable diapers and gauze pads, and reject the use of disposable diapers. They give a variety of reasons for this. Some of these reasons are downright bizarre and ridiculous. And some are not unreasonable, although if you follow the basic rules of wearing and changing diapers, they have no contraindications.
We believe the creator of disposable baby diapers - a genius, which is grateful to hundreds of millions of moms around the planet. And so you are included in the list of grateful, we advise you to debunk all the "horror" and myths about the harm of this miracle invention, which has made life a dozen times easier for young parents. But, not only parents like to use disposable diapers for their babies - children, too, they greatly simplify life, as changing baby became much easier and faster.
The most common myths about diapers
  • If you use disposable diapers all the time, your baby will have crooked legs. Good quality diapers do not interfere with your baby's natural position. Moreover, Kokoshi diapers are designed so that the baby is most comfortable and can move naturally, and the skin under the diaper stays dry and clean.
It has been proven that the body position of a baby wearing a diaper is exactly the same as a baby who is swaddled the old-fashioned way. Therefore, Kokoshi diapers, like any other modern disposable diapers, cannot affect the curvature of the legs in any way. Studies confirm that leg curvatures are not affected by wearing diapers at all. They also occur in children who have never worn any disposable diapers in their lives.
The cause of curvature of the baby's legs can be a hereditary predisposition or the consequences of diseases that have nothing to do with diapers (such as a lack of vitamin D, which causes rickets in young children).
  • The possibility of future impotence in boys due to elevated testicular temperature. There is no evidence to support this theory. Studies say that the temperature under the scrotum, due to wearing a diaper, can change by a maximum of 0.5 degrees, which has no effect on the testicles. In the case of Kokoshi diapers, the "greenhouse effect" is almost zero, because the baby stays dry.
  • Cystitis. Bladder inflammation is not caused by diapers, but by improper care. They also often occur in those who wear gauze and diapers, in those cases where the child remains for a long time dirty, wet, and it is rarely and badly washed, or not changed in time. When using disposable Kokoshi diapers, cystitis occurs only when they are not properly cared for and the rules for wearing and changing diapers are not followed. It is very important to change them on time and regularly.
  • The "greenhouse effect" mentioned earlier. It has been proven that a baby's body temperature when wearing disposable diapers is not higher than that formed under the diaper when using reusable cloth versions. Confirmed by scientific research.
  • If a baby wears disposable diapers, it's harder to potty train him or her. It's not the diapers that are at issue here. It is only because before the advent of disposable diapers, parents tried as soon as possible to accustom children to the potty because of the constant fatigue of the endless washing, drying and ironing of reusable diapers. People who use disposable diapers, there is no such need, and therefore there is no rush to go potty.
By the way, a child is ready to master the potty on his own only when he has fully developed his hips. Until then, he can not control his "departure. How do I know that the hips are already developed? The baby begins to walk up stairs on his own, stepping with each foot into each step.
  • Disposable diapers need to be changed often, and generally - it's expensive. Unfortunately, this is not entirely a myth. During the first months of your baby's life, diaper usage is really not insignificant. It's best to change diapers at least once every 3 hours or as they are full. As your baby gets older, the consumption will decrease significantly.
Diapers really make life easier for parents and child care. There is no need for constant diaper laundry. But, despite the many positive qualities, you still need to give your baby a break from diapers and do at least a couple of air baths a day.