Different types of diapers you will need for your baby

Dec 06, 2021 | 4 minutes Read

Every parent knows that diapers are going to be a part of their life for a few years—in fact, a rough estimate has you changing over 4,500 diapers during the first year alone. But not all diapers are created equal. It can be confusing to know which diapers are needed for which ages, and which situations. If you need a comprehensive overview about which diapers to use when, read on.

Different types of diapers you will need for your baby

Diapers for active babies

Once your baby starts crawling, it’s time to switch to a diaper made for more active babies. Active diapers should have an extra-snug fit at the leg and waist to help prevent leaks, no matter if they are zooming through the house on their hands and knees or hopping from room to room. As your baby starts exploring solid food, it will also be important that an active diaper is prepared with a fast-absorbing liner and a good fastening system, like Huggies® Little Movers® has.

Diapers for overnight

Diapers have leak protection throughout the day, but there are diapers specifically made for overnight sleep. Your baby needs to be kept extra dry and comfortable all night long, so overnight diapers are extra absorbent. Look for overnight diapers with double grip strips, like Huggies® Overnites, to help keep everything in place for even the most active sleeper. Most overnight diapers don’t start sizing until size 3, when your child is most likely sleeping through the night.

Baby Swim Pants

You’ll want to have swim pants (baby swimwear that look like diapers but are made for swimming) around during the warmer months so you can take your baby to the pool or the beach. Many pools require babies to wear swim pants in order to enter. These products specifically made for swimming won’t retain much liquid, so they won’t swell in water, keeping your baby comfortable, with no soggy bottom. Swim pants are designed to contain solid messes, and some are disposable, making changing a breeze. They also often come in pull-on styles, which are helpful when doing a quick change, and for making sure that the pant doesn’t come off in the water. Swim pants (which look like diapers but are made for swimming), like Huggies® Little Swimmers®, start in size 3, which is around the same time your baby will be able to sit on their own.

Keep in mind that a well-fitting diaper is just as important as what kind of diaper you are using. Now that you know the different types of diapers for different situations, your baby can stay dry and happy all day and night long.

Check out the full line of Huggies® diapers to find the right diaper for your baby.