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Nappies, Wipes and Changing

As a mother, you are going to experience poo and wee galore especially in the first few years of each child you have. As a mother, it is also important for you to prepare for this by acquiring the right gear. Babies usually have very tender skin and it easily gets irritated during the day and night. The right gear helps ensure cleanliness of your baby and prevents infectious disease.

Nappies (also known as diaper) are folder pieces of absorbent materials, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions. Although used generally to describe garments worn by individuals who are incapable of controlling their bladder or bowel movements, or are unable or unwilling to use a toilet, it is largely synonymous with babies and children who are not potty trained or suffer from bed-wetting.

When nappies become soiled, they require changing; thus the process is often performed by a secondary person such as a parent. Failure to change a nappy on a regular enough basis can result in rash on the baby. 

There are two main types of nappies/diapers:

  • Cloth Nappies: Composed of layers of fabric such as cotton, hemp, bamboo or micro-fibre and can be washed and reused multiple times.
  • Disposable Nappies: Contain absorbent chemicals and are thrown away after use.

Nappies must be fastened snugly and positioned correctly to function well. Plastic pants can be worked over nappies to avoid leaks, but with modern cloth nappies, this is no longer necessary.

A nappy's ability to absorb liquid can be increased by using extra pads. This is useful for children who wet their nappies heavily or when frequent changes are impossible e.g. while away from home, travelling, etc. A very thick nappy between the legs may decrease the child's mobility, but this must be weighed against the need to avoid leakage.

At Medplus, we have a wide range of nappies, wipes and changing to ensure your babies cleanliness and health are the best that can be received. You can order for any of our products, pick them at any of our stores closest to you or have them delivered to any destination of your choice.