from When a Child is Born by Wilhelm zur Linden M.D.
Copyright © 1995, 1998 Rudolf Steiner Press
Healing Arts Press, One Park Street, Rochester, Vermont, 05767 USA
Whatever nappies are used, the final result of the nappy procedure should be a firm bundle, especially in the first three months. A shawl wrapped neatly around everything else is a good way a achieving this. If possible wait till the baby is older before using disposable nappies.
Plastic pants are very undesirable. They cause overheating of the abdomen which leads to an even greater rish of chill when the nappies are changed. They also probably cause certain components of the urine to be absorbed by the skin. Many babies get sore when plastic pants are used. If it is impossible to manage without, a plastic square which does not make the bundle airtight can be used.