When purchasing diapers the most important things to look out for are:
A notch for the navel area on newborn diapers
Elastic leg bands
Breathable covers to keep baby dry
Diapers with adjustable tape or Velcro fasteners
A mixture of high quality parts makes a good overall diaper. Fit is the most important consideration to be taken into account as no amount of absorbency will keep a child dry if the fit is poor. Also, something else to consider is that not all brands are sized the same. This means that you should make sure that if you change brand your child fits into it comfortably.
Disposable diapers have many advantages, they don’t have to be cleaned, they fit easily with Velcro straps and they can be thrown out after use. However they are usually thrown into landfills and so cause an environmental impact; especially as they are made of plastic which takes long periods of time to decompose.
So when choosing, try to pick eco-friendly disposable nappies to try and have as little impact on the environment as possible. These are made from wood pulp, corn and wheat and do not have any chlorine therefore are a lot more environmentally friendly than traditional disposable nappies.
So overall there are plenty of things to consider beside absorbency, there is also an environmental impact to think of as well as fit, elasticity, adjustments and also if they are breathable. With all this in mind you can safely choose the best diaper for your child.