Health Care 27.Jul.2023

Which One Is Suitable For Your Baby: Tape Diapers Or Pant Diapers

It is a delight for new parents that nowadays, there are many types of diapers for the little ones to choose from, all designed to fit infants of each age and different needs for different times of the day and different activities, making taking care of your little one’s hygiene very easy and convenient. But with the overload of the choice of diapers in this era, some parents may have doubt regarding which one to choose: between the "pant diaper " and "tape diaper”. Which one is the better fit for the baby? And how do these two diapers differ? We have prepared the answer for you!

Disposable Tape Diapers

Suitable for newborns whose umbilical cords have not fallen off yet since parents can adjust the tape under the baby's navel conveniently as desired. At present, the design of diapers for newborns include a soft touch surface suitable for the sensitive skin of the baby, as well as a special curved waistband design. Parents can be confident that the baby’s navel area is well protected from friction.

For babies who are not very active yet, mostly breastfeeding and sleeping, the use of tape disposable diapers is easier because they cannot sit or stand. It is ideal to put the diaper on as the baby lies on its back and lift up the baby’s bottom.

By comparing prices in the market in general, tape diapers are usually cheaper than pant diapers. It is suitable for infants up to 6 months because during this age, especially during the first month, the baby will often defecate 2-3 times a day or several times a day (every time after being fed. Babies defecate very often in the first 2-3 weeks after birth, and will gradually reduce the frequency of defecation when they reach the age of 3 months. Therefore, the use of tape diapers is appropriate.

Disposable Pant Diapers

When the baby is 6 months old, they often flip over onto their stomachs, rolling and crawling. They do not stay still. This means that it becomes difficult to put them on their backs to put on tape diapers. So, during this age, putting on and removing pant diapers is easier and more convenient. You can put your baby in any position and it does not require the baby’s legs to be pulled up.

Pant diapers have an elastic band around the waist and around the legs, which are soft and flexible. Therefore, they fit comfortably with the baby's physique. Without a tape strip, parents do not have to worry that the little ones will remove the tape due to their movements. Pant diapers ensure that the baby can move with agility, ready to learn new things. There is no need to worry about leakage.

In case you have to bring your little ones along to activities outside the home, finding the right place for changing diapers may not be easy. Pant diapers are easy to put on and take off. It is a good choice for when you are on the go.

Both tape diapers and pant diapers have different advantages. In summary, tape diapers are suitable for newborns up to 6 months. Diaper pants are suitable for babies who are learning to crawl and have a lot of movement and activities.

However, the choice of diapers is not a fixed formula. It all depends on the convenience of the parents and each baby. Some moms may continue to use tape diapers for the whole duration because they are already familiar with and is skilled in putting them on and removing them.  Meanwhile, some may use two alternate types of diapers, such as pant diapers for the daytime where the baby has many activities and use tape diapers at night, when they are getting ready to sleep.

Whether you use pants diaper or a tape diapers, what parents should consider is the ability to absorb and ventilate, the fit to the baby’s physique, as well as the touch of the surface and the shape of the diaper and whether it is suitable for the little one or not. In addition, no matter what type of diaper you use,  always change the diaper every 3-4 hours and every time the baby defecates to maintain the health and hygiene of the little one.