The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 70, Issue 11, pp 879–881

Disposable diapers : A hygienic alternative

Special Ariticle

DOI: 10.1007/BF02730591

Cite this article as:
Kamat, M. & Malkani, R. Indian J Pediatr (2003) 70: 879. doi:10.1007/BF02730591


The use of disposable diapers has offered improved health care benefits. Urine and fecal matter leakage from the cloth nappies and the hand —to —mouth behavior in infants leads to many illnesses with a feco-oral mode of transmission. Also, the tender skin of the infant is more prone to nappy rash. The modern age disposable diapers, when compared to cloth nappy, have displayed a superior ability in containment of urine and feces, thereby reducing contamination and transmission of infection. Also disposable diapers contain Super Absorbent Material (SAM) that successfully reduces the incidence of nappy rash.

Key words

Fecal contaminationDisposable diaperNappy rashSuper Absorbent Material (SAM)

Copyright information

© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Jaslok Hospital and Research CenterMumbaiIndia