Are diapers harmful?
The question of whether diapers are harmful to the baby,worries many Russian parents. They are easy to understand. This invention appeared in our country comparatively recently, and young mothers and dads remember how their parents used gauze and diapers and did not dream about any diapers from the pharmacy.
Let's try to figure out whether it is harmful to use diapers or talking about their adverse effects on the child's body - nothing more than a myth.
What does the diaper consist of?
The modern diaper, weighing about 50 grams, consists of three layers:
- 1 layer - inner, protects the baby from moisture;
- 2 layer - medium, binds the products of the life of the baby due to the content of cellulose and gel;
- 3 layer - external, prevents these products from getting to the outside.
Analyzing the device of the diaper and relying onstudies of Russian pediatricians, it can be confidently asserted that the main myth about the dangers of diapers associated with the claim that they provoke dermatitis and intertrigo is over. The microclimate under the modern diaper negates the risks of these unfavorable symptoms.
Diapers for boys, is it harmful?
We will try to respond reasonably to thisquestion. The most common myth about the harm of this novelty was the myth of the adverse effects of wearing diapers on the reproductive function of children. Especially it concerned boys. The arguments were based on the creation of a greenhouse effect between the skin of the child and the diaper, which, allegedly, leads to damage to the testicles and to infertility. Fortunately, this is not so. Numerous studies have confirmed that wearing diapers is not harmful to boys, since the temperature regime under the diaper is constant and, unlike their gauze "colleague", does not change. So the answer to the question of whether diapers are harmful to boys is unambiguous: no, they are not harmful.
Diapers for girls, is it harmful?
By the way, modern medical science has not foundanswers to the question of whether diapers are harmful to girls. In most cases, there are no contraindications, not counting, of course, cases of intolerance to the materials from which the diapers are made, and especially sensitive skin.
"You wear a diaper, you will not accustom yourself to a pot!"Is another common argument of opponents of the modern diaper. In part, it is true. The kid in such an arrangement is dry and comfortable, and he absolutely does not want to ask for a pot. True, this does not mean at all that he ceases to control his physiology. Studies have shown that the accustoming to a pot of children who wore diapers comes a couple of months later.
Pampers: we minimize the harm
Both boys and girls will not suffer any harm from wearing a diaper if their parents observe the following simple rules of their use:
- Use diapers that fit the child in size;
- Do not leave the baby in the diaper longer than 3-4 hours;
- Periodically allow the skin to air, releasing the baby from the diaper;
- Do not forget to use special makeup for diapers.
If you follow all the rules in using diapers and do not abuse them, then there will be no harm from them.