Mom & Baby Care
What to Know About Baby Products
Babies need diapers, wipes, formula, and food. If only it was that simple, right? We at Carewell know that babies need loving caregivers, most of all, and we specialize in providing those caregivers with the premium products they need to support those precious bundles of joy. From a variety of leading personal care products such as diapers, lotions, and wipes to nutritionally complete formulas, we’ve got you covered.
How to Choose Baby Diapers:
There are many factors to consider when choosing a baby diaper such as size, absorbency, and fit. However, the most important factor is finding a diaper that will keep your baby comfortable and dry – a win for both caregiver and baby!
When it comes to baby diapers, sizes are listed in pounds. Each baby diaper brand has a different size range, which you can find in the Size Guide tab. That said, sometimes the weight ranges can overlap and it can be tricky to decide. If your baby is in an overlapping weight range, we recommend:
- Ensuring the waistband is just under your baby’s belly button
- Ensuring leg holes don’t have any gaps (if they do, size down!)
- Ensuring you can fit two fingers under the waistband (if you can’t, size up. If there’s a lot of space, size down).
The majority of disposable diapers feature components in the padding that improve absorbency. You want to make sure the diaper you choose will be able to absorb all of your baby’s urine, without leaks.
Sensitive diapers help to keep the baby's skin dry and comfortable, which can prevent diaper rash. Some brands, such as Cuties, have specifically designed diapers for sensitive skin that are hypoallergenic, lotion and fragrance free.
A baby's mobility level is important in choosing a diaper because a diaper that is too loose can fall off, and a diaper that is too tight can be uncomfortable and restrict movement. A good fit is important to prevent leaks and to ensure that the diaper stays in place.
How to Choose Baby Formula
Regarding choosing a formula, we understand that different babies have different formula needs. Some tips on choosing baby formula include considering the type of formula (cow's milk-based, soy-based, etc.), the baby's age and health needs, and any potential allergies. It is also important to read the labels on formulas to compare nutrition content and choose a product that is within your budget.
Still need assistance? We are happy to help. Our Caregiving Specialists are available 24/7 at 855-855-1666!
How can I treat my baby’s rash?
If your baby has a rash, you can try a few things at home to help clear it up. Start by washing the area with mild, unscented soap and cool water. If the rash is itchy, you can put a cool, wet cloth on the area to help relieve the itch. You can also try using a mild, unscented lotion on the area. If the rash does not improve after a few days, or if it gets worse, it’s probably time to call your pediatrician.
What is the difference between daytime and nighttime diapers?
Regular diapers, sometimes known as daytime diapers, are the most widely available kind. These diapers are made to hold onto and absorb urine and feces, however, they give up some absorbency to enable babies ease for crawling or walking.
Overnight diapers add a bulk between the baby's legs that makes mobility a little bit more challenging. That said, they are more cushioned and layered for better absorbency. Since these diapers are specially to stop leaks in the night, they frequently have the capacity to hold 20 to 25 percent more fluid, which can keep your infant dry for up to 12 hours.
What items do you need for breastfeeding?
There are a few products that can make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable for both you and your baby. For starters, a good nursing pillow can help position your baby correctly at the breast. Breast pads can help absorb leaks and keep your clothing dry, and a good nursing bra can help support your breasts and make nursing easier.
Is Nebulizing good for babies?
A nebulizer is a device that helps deliver medication to the lungs in the form of a mist and is often used to treat breathing disorders, such as asthma. For kids who have trouble breathing because of a cold or cough, nebulizers are a helpful alternative. The medication is usually a liquid that is placed in the nebulizer cup, which is then attached to the machine. The machine turns the medication into a mist that is inhaled through a mouthpiece or mask. A nebulizer can help babies breathe easier by clearing their congestion when used properly. However, it's important to only use medication that a doctor has prescribed and to follow their instructions.