Dr. Spurrier understands how challenging it can be to make the best purchasing decisions on behalf of babies, which is why she created BabyGearLab.com. For diapers in particular, she outlined several criteria that should be considered before choosing the one brand and style that will be used multiple times on a daily basis. In practice, the level of a diaper’s absorbency, “clearly becomes the most important feature that parents care about and notice first,” Dr. Spurrier has learned from a lot of first-hand experience.
One of the very first choices a parent will have to make with regard to caring for an infant is what kind of diaper to use, and many parents have justifiable concerns about the environmental impact of diapers. “Most parents are shocked when they learn that their newborn baby is going to go through 2,500 to 3,000 diapers in the first year, “ said Dr. Spurrier. “Many disposable diaper manufacturers are making real concerted efforts to address environmental issues and there are certainly more green-options and better materials today for disposable diapers than we’ve ever had in the past.” The buying advice guide describes the green-diaper options available, and links to some of the best performing green diapers in BabyGearLab’
Many parents find that their children have sensitive skin and therefore must pay attention to allergenic substances. “Since many babies are prone to rashes in the diaper area, I recommend avoiding latex, chlorine and dyes.” said Dr. Spurrier. “Most diapers advertise whether or not they use these chemicals and we’ve also attempted to document those specification in our reviews.”
Other factors Dr. Spurrier noted worth considering included the diaper’s fit and baby’s comfort. For further assistance, she recommended either accessing the BabyGearLab.com’
Developed by Juliet Spurrier, MD, as an online service to benefit new mothers and baby’s other caregivers, BabyGearLab.com extensively tests and reviews the best baby products available. When practicing pediatrics in the Bay Area and pregnant with her son, Dr. Spurrier sought out a resource to help with the extensive list of purchasing decisions for her baby. Unable to find what she was looking for, she created BabyGearLab.com around the time that her second child, a daughter, was born.