Disposable diapers : A hygienic alternative

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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.

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Kamat, M., Malkani, R. Disposable diapers : A hygienic alternative. Indian J Pediatr 70, 879–881 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02730591

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Key words

  • Fecal contamination
  • Disposable diaper
  • Nappy rash
  • Super Absorbent Material (SAM)