Which is the Most Hygienic Diaper?

We have considered variations of the best type of diaper however at the back of our minds we’ve often wondered which is the most hygienic type of diaper?
Often each we are faced with contrary claims with each laying out its view as to its diaper being the most hygienic type of diaper at the disadvantage of others.
So, what is it that makes a diaper hygiene, what are the aspects we would need to consider?


What are the aspects we may wish to consider for a hygienic diaper?

Staying Dry

To ensuring baby is kept dry throughout the various time frames, selecting that the right diaper is an important choice. Staying dry means that once baby soils the diaper, the diaper would require being sufficiently capable to efficiently deal with the liquid in order that it dissipates into the core and therefore leave the inner lining dry. This aspect of the diaper being able to remain dry achieves two objectives; it ensures that baby remains hygienically clean whilst baby remaining comfortable until the next diaper change.

Safe for Skin; no Rashes or skin irritations
One of the greater considerations is to ensure whilst being super hygienic, that baby soft skin remains as is baby soft skin. Thus, the super hygienic solution we seek can never be abrasive or harmful to the skin. Baby skin sensitivity will require being considered in determining which materials, which lining, which core would be used. Skin rashes or skin irritation is definitely something to avoid.

Absorption Capability

The absorption capability of a diaper is one of the defining factors of a diaper as this aspect influences other diaper considerations. If a diaper is able to absorb it is able to ensure that baby remains dry. If baby is dry baby’s skin remains safe without any irritation or rash. The absorption capability therefore protects baby from urea and other acid which may be present in liquid output. Absorption therefore avoids harm to the skin and protects baby in a greater way than just keeping dry.



Often an ignored aspect for consideration and probably one of the most important is the construction of the diaper. This is especially so considering that baby often gains access to all parts of cloth napkin. A disposable diaper on the other hand has leg bands to avoid baby accessing faecal matter. That prevention then prevents hand to mouth faecal transfer thus removing the risk of illness and disease.



The materials used in diapers vary, whilst some claim to be more absorbent than others. Bamboo as resource has been amongst these discussions. Research has reflected the superior absorption capability of diapers and in so doing achieving the other hygiene considerations and objectives aspired to. Bamboo has indeed superior absorption capability keeping baby drier for longer, preventing skin rash and irritation and in so doing keeping baby in better hygiene than other diapers.



The aspect of hygiene is, therefore, consideration of a number of factors when selecting diapers; staying dry, staying safe for skin, the construction of the diaper, and the material make up of diaper. These are of course not exhaustive of the consideration but certainly some of them. The important aspect is to ensure whatever the consideration that baby remains safe and healthy.


[1] Disposable Diapers: A Hygienic Alternative, The Indian Journal of Paediatrics, Volume 70, Pages 879-881, Published November  2003, Maithili Kamat & Ram Malkani- https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF02730591