Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Changing a Disposable Diaper on Shabbat

Changing a Disposable Diaper on Shabbat
Day: Wednesday
Date: November 4, 2015
Parshat: Hayei Sarah
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 340

In memory of Avraham Asher ben Tzadika

Thankfully, it is permissible to use and change disposal diapers on Shabbat. The potential issue would be sticking and removing the adhesive tabs that hold that two sides of the diaper together. However, since the tabs are only put on temporarily until the diaper is removed it is allowed. When removing the diaper one should pull slowly on the adhesive tabs so as not to cause the diaper to tear. Diapers who's tabs are so adhesive that they can't be removed without tearing should not be used on Shabbat. When throwing the diaper away it is important not to secure it with the adhesive tabs since that would be permanent.

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