Why freedom to move and play is very important for your baby
Research shows that 75% of brain development occurs after birth*. Play and movement helps to develop connections between the nerve cells and the brain. As these connections develop, your child’s fine and gross motor skills, concentration, language and social skills will also improve greatly. Therefore, your child needs the flexibility to move freely in his/her diaper to exercise his/her motor skills to promote early brain development and learning. This is also the time when your baby might be crawling, standing or beginning to take tiny steps and the little adventurer might not have the patience for a diaper change.
Time to consider a pants-type diaper
Pants diapers like Drypers Drypantz, give your child maximum freedom to move as it feels like underwear and is extremely flexible all the way up to the belly. At this stage when your baby is using all his/her attention on a new motor skill, Drypers Drypantz will give him/her flexibility at all the right places to move around without any tightness or interference.
Drypers Drypantz is also ideal when your child is busy playing and doesn’t like lying down to have the diaper changed. You can just pull it down and slip it back while your child is standing up. The side tear-line in Drypers Drypantz also makes it easy for you to open if there is poo in diapers and you don’t want it to mess up your baby’s legs. Then, with the Easy Disposable Tape you can just roll up the Diaper, pull tape out to seal firmly and discard it without mess.
Get to know more about Drypers diapers and find out how to choose the perfect diaper.
Drypers Drypantz can be slipped on like a pair of pants. Run through your fingers along the 2-in-1 Leak Guards to ensure they hug snugly onto your baby’s thighs.
To take the diaper off, tear off at the sides. It works like an ordinary diaper and can be changed either in a standing or lying position (this is particularly important when the diaper contains poo).
Roll up diaper, pull tape out, seal firmly and discard it in the waste bin. Don't dispose into the toilet.
Handling your teething baby
There are some babies who are born with teeth and some who get theirs after their first birthday. It is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months to 12 months of age.
Your baby’s first teeth
Most children get their two lower front teeth first. The upper front teeth can start anytime between 1 to 2 months after that. Soon after, the two canine teeth on each side, first the upper then the lower will start to emerge. By the time your baby is 3 years old, he/she will have all 20 primary teeth.
What are the symptoms?
Teething affects different children in different ways. Some children are irritable. This may be due to the soreness and swelling in their gums before a tooth comes through. Some babies, however, are not affected by teething at all.
Signs that your child is teething:
- Constant urge to bite his/her fingers or toys to relieve the pressure in the gums.
- Excessive drooling. (Wipe off immediately so it does not irritate or cause rashes to baby’s skin).
- Grouchy, irritable and restless due to the discomfort.
- Mild fever and flushed cheeks.
- Disrupted sleep pattern.
- Loss of appetite.
How you can help your baby feel better while teething
Give your child a teething ring. Some teething rings can be cooled in the refrigerator. Don’t give your child a frozen teething ring though as extreme cold can be harmful. Use a clean finger to massage your baby’s gums. The pressure can ease your baby’s discomfort. If your baby is on solid food give a piece of peeled cucumber or carrot for him/her to chew on. If you are breastfeeding, stay calm if your child bites. Say ‘no’ in a firm tone, hold breastfeeding for a few minutes before trying again.
Brushing your baby’s teeth
It is a good idea to start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as the first tooth emerges. Use a children’s toothbrush with a small head and soft bristles. Although your child may just suck or chew on the toothbrush, he/she will soon get used to having a toothbrush in his/her mouth. A dab of baby toothpaste the size of a pea is ample for your baby.