Well, its getting hot outside around where I am from and that means sticky and sweaty feelings are coming now. Diapers can be sometimes a big pain to deal with when it is 90 degrees outside and you are already hot. There are things you can do to curb having to deal with a sweaty diaper every time you go outside though. It may be a bit easier for girl as we can wear skirts which allow a lot more air flow up into the diaper area keeping it cooler. But, I will try to make some of my “heat tips” for wearing diapers pertinent to males as well. Without much further ado:
- Wear Thinner Diapers: This does not mean go and wear a CVS brand diaper so you leak all over the place. This means instead of wearing a super thick Abena diaper – maybe opt for a little bit thinner but still highly absorbent Bambino Bianco or Bambino Teddy diaper. These are still thick and provide extremely good protection but are thinner then a super thick and heavy Abena diaper.
- Wear Loose Clothing: This is an obvious one…for women try wearing shorts or a skirt in order to keep air flow optimal for the diaper area. For males, you can try wearing shorts as well to allow better airflow. Peter I know lives in shorts during the summer and I rarely see him break out jeans.
- Avoid Vaseline and Heavy Creams: A lot of people use vaseline or heavy creams to prevent chaffing. I have found these things only add to the sweating and what not. I usually will opt for more baby powder to help with that or at least try to use a lighter anti-chaffing cream or not as much.
- Change Your Diaper Often: I honestly hate being in a wet or messy diaper when its hot outside. I just feel extra dirty – not sure what it is. Probably the fact that the mess or whatever just adds to the heat factor and can really make me uncomfortable. So, Peter usually knows that I want to be changed a lot more often since urine and messy diapers can get extremely uncomfortable during the heat.
- Wear Lighter Colors: I am a fairly colorful person so I opt for lighter colors during the summer so it doesn’t attract as much heat.
- Avoid Plastic Pants: Plastic pants in the summer is probably one of the worst ideas ever. Its like adding a sauna box to your private area. I always sweated extremely bad when I use to – now I don’t at all. It was very uncomfortable.
Most of these tips are common sense but they are at least things to think about to try and avoid heat rash in your diaper area which can be extremely uncomfortable. And, obviously when you are inside your own home try and go without pants possibly to allow everything to air out and keep cooler. Your diaper area will thank you later!
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