A baby’s first year is an exciting time filled with big milestones like first smiles, first words, and first solid foods. As babies mature and develop, one thing is certain: they will be eager to explore and touch the world around them. Babies don't just get bigger; they're also moving and getting more active with each passing month.
As babies continue getting more active, it’s a good time for checking up on childproofing and making sure they have a diaper that can keep up with their every move. Luckily, there are cues to look out for that will let you know when it's time to make the change.
Has your baby begun rolling and flipping away from you during changes? According to HealthyChildren.org, part of the American Association of Pediatrics, babies may hit this movement milestone between 4 and 7 months old. This is the beginning of babies developing muscles strong enough to roll their own body from back to front and side to side. Changing babies takes extra care and patience at this point as they may be more wiggly and try to squirm away, but it’s an exciting sign of what's to come.
Once babies are rolling around and sitting up on their own, belly crawling should be right around the corner at 8 to 12 months of age. Some babies might even be able to pull themselves from a crawling position to sitting upright and then to a standing position all by themselves at this stage. Even though diapers may fit babies based on their size, once babies are this active, they need diapers specially made to allow freedom of movement while still keeping them dry and comfortable.
An active baby diaper like Huggies Little Movers® has key features that make them a perfect fit for these tiny explorers. Double Grip Strips secure the diaper across two points on each side of active babies, providing a flexible fit, and a contoured shape with a SnugFit waistband make sure that there are no leaks as babies roll, crawl, and take their first big steps.
The growth of babies is not just about size and weight—it’s also about mastering new abilities and learning how to interact with the world around them. Help these babies by providing the coverage they need with the support that fits them like a hug as they explore and move from one milestone to another.