Finding the right size of diapers for your baby can be difficult, especially if you have just become a parent. In addition to good absorption and air circulation, you also need to find nappies that fit your baby’s body well. If you choose nappies that are too small, they will be too tight and cause discomfort for your baby, while diapers that are too big can cause leaks.
To avoid any difficulties, here you will find an in-depth Huggies diaper size guide, which includes all Huggies sizes.
Which Huggies nappies to choose?
To find the perfect diapers you need to consider what the nappies are for. If your baby crawls or walks, you will need diapers with an elasticated fit and secure leg cuffs. If you are looking for nappies for nighttime, you will need ones that fit snugly and do not move.
Huggies sells six different types of diapers. Little Snugglers are for newborn babies and Little Movers are for babies who have outgrown the first series. The Snug & Dry nappies have a LeakLock function, which is the best way to retain moisture. The Night diapers are designed to protect baby during sleep. Pure & Natural are eco-friendly diapers and Pull-Ups are for toilet training.
How do I find the right Huggies diaper size?
When choosing the best nappy size, first check the Huggies diaper size chart. It shows that:
- P (for premature babies) size for babies under 3 kg
- N (newborn) size for babies under 4.5 kg
- Size 1 for 4-6 kg baby
- 2 Size for 5-8 kg baby
- 3 Size for 7-13 kg baby
- 4. Size for 10-17 kg baby
- 5. Size for baby over 12 kg
- 6. Size for baby over 16 kg
- 7. Size for baby over 19 kg
A little tip – if your baby is between two sizes, choose the smaller size to prevent leaks. However, if you find that the leg cuffs leave an imprint, it is better to choose the larger size.
If you are still in doubt, there is a Calculator on the Huggies website where you can enter your baby’s weight and it will calculate the right Huggies diaper size and how many nappies you need for one day.
How do I know if nappies fit?
When finding a suitable fitting nappy, check for waist and thigh gaps. Diapers should be secure but not leave marks. Here are a few indicators that will tell you if you have chosen the right size.
Fit below the umbilical cord
A properly fitting diapers should fit just below your baby’s umbilical cord. If the nappy sits too low, the size should be increased. Diapers that sit low will leak and be uncomfortable.
Cuffs should not be loose
The leg cuffs of diapers must fit snugly and securely. If there are gaps at the thighs, the nappies will not fit properly and will leak. When putting on the diaper, make sure that the frills are pulled out, otherwise they will cause gaps.
It is possible to insert two fingers below the waist
To check the fit of the diaper, try putting two fingers under the waistband. If you can, the diapers fit well and the size is correct. If you can’t, the nappies are probably too tight. In this case, you need to choose a larger size.
Leave no trace
Well-fitting nappies should be secure around the waist and around the legs. If the diapers leave marks on your baby’s skin, they may be too tight and indicate that you need a larger size. In the worst cases, they can even leave red scuff marks.
When to go up to the next size?
As mentioned above, it’s time to go up a size if the pampers are covering the belly button or the elastics are starting to leave imprint marks. A few signs of a size change are frequent leaks, gaps in the sides of the diaper, not being able to put two fingers under the waistband of the nappy, baby showing discomfort, the diaper being difficult to put on and the diaper not covering the baby’s bottom completely.
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