How Diaper Pants Enhance Everyone's Lifestyle
Listen up, mamas and papas: if your baby is ready to potty train (or already potty training... or you just want them to start potty training), diaper pants might be just what you’re looking for. This type of design is soaring in popularity, and it makes sense. Diaper pants allow for an active, versatile lifestyle for little ones and easier changing time for parents.
We’re exploring all the ways that diaper pants enhance both your lifestyle and your baby’s lifestyle. We call these bad boys the “activewear of diapers” and we’re serious fans. Here’s why:
Potty Training 101
The most frequently touted benefit of diaper pants is their similarity to underwear. Letting your little one get used to pulling up and pulling down their diaper prepares them to wear big kid undies. For this reason alone, we love the way diaper pants pave the way for using the toilet and getting dressed and undressed. Is that your kiddo pulling up their diaper pants all by themselves? I’m not crying, you are!
This one’s for the parents who are exhausted from leaks and blowouts. While traditional “open” diapers offer a more customized fit due to the front tape around the tab clasps, you might be sacrificing performance for adjustability. Look, open diapers are great for infants, but once your baby starts moovin and groovin, that diaper is bound to slip, and we all know that loose diapers = leaks. Diaper pants provide a solid fit due to the all-around elastics around the waist, spelling fewer leakages for you to clean up.
Like your most perfect pair of yoga pants, diaper pants are ideal for babies that are always on the move. This is especially important as your little one enters their toddler phase. Diaper pants offer much less restriction, particularly around the legs, than a traditional open diaper. So your baby gets used to a wide range of physical motion without feeling confined. (When they get that athletic scholarship, remember to thank the diaper pants.)
Most diaper pants (including Parasol’s RashShield™ protected line) offer a high enough level of absorbance to last through the night as well as during the day. Diaper pants keep your baby dry all night long, so you don’t wake up for multiple changes. And let’s be real… what parent couldn’t use a few more hours of ZZZs?
Open Diaper Replacements
In countries like Japan and India, diaper pants actually take up 90% of the market and they’re used even on newborns! Now that the European and American markets are getting clued in, diaper pant sales are skyrocketing. While we typically transition our kiddos from open diapers to diaper pants around potty training time, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. They’re not not just for older babies; you can use diaper pants from birth if you’d like.
Change of Pace
Let’s face it... finding (or making) a changing table every time your baby goes is a hassle, especially if your child is a squirmer. And if you’re on the road or in the air? Forget about it. Diaper pants offer a great solution to this common problem. The whole routine is different with diaper pants and we think you’ll love it. Here’s how it works: with regular diapers, your baby has to be lying down. With diaper pants, your baby can be crawling or even standing (we call this vertical changing and every time we pull it off we feel like a superhero!) So don’t worry if there are no changing tables available or you’re traveling. Double seams at the side make for an easy tear-away and quick change.
Parasol’s line of diaper pants include all the characteristics you’ve come to know and trust from us. Our diaper pants are free of chlorine, alcohol, dyes, chemicals, fragrances, lotion, parabens, phthalates, preservatives, latex and heavy metals. They’re hypoallergenic and use only water-based inks. And they’re built with a super breathable fabric that provides 360° all stretch elasticity. Bonus: RashShield™ ensures your kiddo doesn’t get any dreaded diaper rash in the process.
Generally, we see parents switching their babies over to diaper pants around six to nine months, but as we said, there’s really no rule of thumb on this one. If you’re attracted to all that diaper pants have to offer, we say go for it!