Even the headline may just put her in acute panic. Diaper free ?! No diapers? But that’s not okay?! Yes, go. If you want to know how come with the search:
We do not know (anymore) differently – babies and diapers belong together
The first thing a baby gets dressed after being born in the Western world is a diaper. In the vast majority of cases a disposable plastic diaper from well-known manufacturers with billions in sales. There it does its small as well as big business. A portable toilet. Something like that, most of us would expect other adults only in the worst case of emergency. But every baby comes with the need to be clean and dry. Like us too. One would think no one should be forced to sit in his excrement. But babies seem to have disappeared from our consciousness.
According to recent studies, children are doing their business longer and longer in diapers, ergo: They get drier and later – often not until five years or later. Statistically, four children in each first grade are still wet. Two in every fifth class. No wonder that discounters and drugstores offer diaper products for children up to 30kg. Even have to offer, because the need is there.
The Association of Pediatricians also confirms that soreness, including inflamed, open skin ( diaper dermatitis ), is one of the “normal occurrences of babyhood.” That such a thing is best created in the tropical climate of a diaper, comes to light. Just like the pain that causes the soreness.
But diapers do not only have advantages
Not only the well-being and the health of the child speak against the (permanent) use of diapers. They are also a big environmental problem:
- 8.4 million lands daily in the German household waste
- Each takes 300-500 years to rot
- difficult to burn
- not compostable
A leftover, which we leave to a few generations to come.
In summary, diapers are proven to be a loss of health; wearing them certainly does not feel very comfortable for babies, and they put a heavy burden on the environment and resources.
Are there any reasons why we think diapers are inevitable for babies? Yes! Among other things, because many people say babies cannot yet control their sphincters. However, this is refuted by several studies. Also, diapers have positive aspects:
- convenient and convenient
- Stress-free for us parents
- the topic of excretions of the baby is done with changing nappies
And the reason for the reasons: We use them because we simply did not know any better! We forgot that it goes pretty well without it!
We are pretty much alone worldwide with our wrap madness
Consider this: 80% of babies born in the world will never have a diaper on their body in their lives. That’s – surprise – most. The remaining 20% live in the western world … in rich industrial nations. Therefore, it has become normal for all of us here to find babies’ excretions in the diaper.
The triumph of plastic diapers is not that long ago
How did it happen that diaper use became normal? Disposable diapers are a relatively new invention: the first did not exist until 1976. Previously, mothers used cloth diapers. Or stopped their children. If you ask around in the grandmothers and great-grandmothers generation around, find the diaper free often insanely exciting and new it is not at all.
If in percentage terms so few babies in the world wear diapers, this may not be normal in the sense of definition to use diapers almost inflationary. Nope, it is not. It is neither normal nor natural. Babies do not need diapers. Do the parents need a subscription for cleaning and wiping products and a gigantic stack of change clothes for their child instead? Neither. Rather?
Baby feels good, is never sore, less garbage, earlier dry – great!
Grow your baby diaper-free! Do not worry; no one has to be stressed. Diaper free does not necessarily mean that your child must never have a diaper or other “safety net” on his body. It just means giving the child the opportunity to do business outside of a diaper. On a toilet, a potty, if necessary, the next shrubbery helps. The jargon calls this “holding a child.”
If you want to take pressure from yourself and stay relaxed, use diapers as underpants. Even the view that it is only an absorbent pants, not a toilet, changes the way it handles. But to keep your baby, you need to know when it’s necessary.
This is how diaper free!
Here comes the explanation of how to do that. There are three components for the right time.
Every person has to let water through a reflex after waking up. Keep babies so after waking up, they piss. Babies sleep a lot. This alone gives you a high hit rate. When people drink a lot, the bladder fills up, and they have to. Babies drink a lot. Due to the small bubble, she is directly full again after drinking.
Keep your baby even after breastfeeding or vial giving off more trapped peepholes and big stores. When people are very busy or playing children, they are focused on one thing that interests them. If the focus falls off because the thing has ended, you often have to go to the bathroom. This is no different with babies and toddlers. A post-game stance is often successful.
Would you like your baby so only at these stated times about a potty / a toilet o? Hold, you have some piping, not in the diaper. In addition to the timing, there are still:
Babies give signals to their parents from the first moment. Signals that express their needs: hunger, closeness, warmth, cuddling – the list is long. And they also give signals when they have to. Every baby does that, even one that is only a few hours old. At first, all parents have to practice understanding their child. Many baby guides encourage parents to give themselves some time until they know what their sweetheart wants from them. And that’s just as true for the needs below the navel: your baby tells them it has to! We all just forgot to hear them.
During the first four months of life, they try to make it clear to some – less vehemently – that they do not want to pollute themselves with urine or stools. This is expressed, for example, by:
- a stomach ache
- supposed sleep disorders etc.
But who likes to sleep with a full bladder? After the four months, the signals become less and eventually stop because the baby has lost his original body feeling for his excretions.
After some time with a diaper-free baby, many parents have a gut feeling that their baby has to. You can not explain precisely how it is because everyone feels different. It is often a high feeling/thought / sometimes a smell that makes it crystal clear that you should immediately take your baby to the bathroom. The reason for this intuition is that diaper -free promoted strong parent-child bonding and spun an invisible bond. This makes nonverbal communication possible.
Sounds feasible, right?
At no time is it about winning competitions or possibly finding no pee in the underpants. You will definitely. It does not work without accidents. But that’s not a problem at all. You communicate with your child all sorts of things throughout the day. Verbal and nonverbal. With a diaper-free child just about his excretions. This strengthens you, your child and your relationship with each other!
And go something wrong: Wipe, wash and smile!