Parent Choice Diapers tested

United States
July 16, 2007 5:47pm CST
This past weekend when I went to walmart I picked up a pack of 30 parent choice diapers for around $6.00 size 5. White cloud was $8.00 and huggies was $10.00. We don't use many diapers for my 2 year old because we are trying to potty train her so we just use diapers during the night and pull ups during the day. Last night was the first time I used a parents choice and she had a 9oz cup of milk before going to bed so it was put to the test. As far as holding the pee in it worked very well. The bad thing about these diapers are the tabs you can't pull to hard on them or it will rip right off. I think its worth it for what we are using it for but for an everyday diaper I still stick with my huggies for my newborn.
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I used the White Cloud brand. All the other brands gave my daughter a horrible rash and with the doctor's help made it worse. I used Parent choice formula, and the lavender baby bath. With my first, I used pampers, I wanted to do the cloth diapers, but she was allergic to the material for some odd reason. I think with diapers they work for some and not for others. Try panties during the day, but look and see if you can find those traning undies. The ones with the thick material in the middle like a diaper. If not see if you can find plastic covers like they use for the cloth diapers. You can put those over regular panties. About a couple of times wetting herself and she will want to use the potty. Keep the diapers for at night, but do away with the pull ups and save money. It took 2 wks of mainly making sure, that she stayed dry during the night before I got rid of diapers completely.
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• United States
17 Jul 07
thank you very useful information. next time we go to the store I will look for the plastic covers. It would be cheaper without the pull ups.
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@chertsy (3817)
• United States
18 Jul 07
Your welcome. Those plastic covers are miracle workers. I will warn you though, if your 2 yr old is a small child, petite, make sure you get the right size, lol. My youngest didn't want anything to do with them or the undies because it was hard to find undies in her size. Everything made her look like a clown and she didn't want anything to do with the panties or the plastic covers. For example on her size, when she started walking she was about 13 months old, I had people commenting me on how my 6 month old was walking already, lol. Also if you don't have panties yet, let her pick them out. Have fun, and she will want to give up the diapers. Pull ups are like panties with the plastic cover to us, but just like a diaper to them.
• United States
17 Jul 07
For a while, my wife and I bought Parent's Choice diapers, because the price was much more reasonable. We have found that they did seem to absorb well enough, but they didn't seem to fit very comfortably (for our child, that is- they didn't fit us comfortably at all). I like Huggies because they seem to stretch better, so it is easier to put on our wee one. For a newborn, however, parent's choice seemed to work just fine. Now our daughter is 8 months old (it seems like so long ago and so recently at the same time... I just blew my mind thinking about it).
• United States
17 Jul 07
lol I bet they didn't fit you too comfortably. too funny
@_hope_ (3917)
• Australia
16 Jul 07
Sometimes the cheaper brands are just not worth it.Myself i only used cloth nappies as my children reacted to the disposable type .But these days i care for others children and each parent uses a different drand of nappy for their children .The huggie nappies are by far the better brand especially when it comes to keeping the contents in and their little tabs stick really well even the children can`t pull them of by themselves. Sometimes i really think you are better of sticking to the brand you know and can trust.All the best with the new bub.
@brendalee (6086)
• United States
17 Jul 07
My daughter-in-law used parents choice for both her children. She liked them a lot. But she did have trouble with that tab, so did I but we learned to be real careful and have some duct tape on hand.lol.
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@mada9898 (193)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I use white cloud for my 2 year old. She is will be starting her potty training next week. I really like white cloud. I bought parent choice diapers once but like you i found the taps ripe easily. White cloud are a better diaper. Huggies are just too expensive.
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• United States
17 Jul 07
I must have picked up a bad pack because I tried them once just to have for emergancies and I have a three month old and they didn't work hardly at all. I normally use pampers. I had to changed Alexi every hour because the diapers would just LEAK! I think I will just stick to my pampers :)
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@sid556 (31018)
• United States
17 Jul 07
I have almost always used the store brand of diapers. One time I splurged and got pampers and had a problem with almost all of the tabs. My luck as that is a wellknown and respected brand. I did write the company as i very rarely splurged like that and was so disappointed. They sent me a coupon for a free case of their diapers. I think it depends on the storebrand brand. I never used walmart but hannafords and walgreens store brands are very comparable to name brands.
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• United States
16 Jul 07
I have tried the cheaper brands with my youngest as I couldn't remember what was good and what wasn't with 9 years being in between my middle and youngest children. Parents Choice I didn't like as they leaked and the tabs would pull off too easily. Luvs were ok. Huggies has leaks too (and I swore by them for my oldest who is 15 now). White Cloud wasn't bad either. A lot of the cheaper brands, Parents Choice especially, caused my baby to break out. So she has been a Pampers baby since she was born. I am very satisfied with Pampers. Though I wish I could find something just as good but a bit cheaper.
@creematee (2810)
• United States
17 Jul 07
We've tried every diaper on the market, I swear! I did like the White Cloud and the Parent's Choice brand as far as holding what it was supposed to hold, and not leak. My children, however, always got horrible diaper rashes from the cheaper diapers. I've found LUVS to be a great buy. They are relatively inexpensive, they do the job that they are meant to do, and no rashes what so ever!
@DRoddy77 (1780)
• United States
17 Jul 07
We started out with the name brands when my first son was born but we soon realized that the name brands leak as easily as the cheaper brands do. We have used parents choice for a couple of years now. Only had a tab tear off maybe twice? lol I figured why pay double the price for a name brand just because they might have pooh on the front. The kid doesn't care!
@surveygrrl (1271)
• United States
17 Jul 07
The white cloud diapers worked well for my son. I knwo what you mean about pulling the tabs too hard because the diapers done't really stretch. I love Pampers with him but I guess they changed them sincemy daughter was born. She can't use the cheap diapers because they break her out within the first 2. I don't know why. We buy Huggies for her. I wish I could get away with the cheaper ones.
@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
17 Jul 07
Hello there mflower2053! I have never heard of “parent choice diapers” My daughter is turning two and she uses panties in the day and Huggies at night. I have been potty training her for about two weeks now and she is doing great. Last month I started using Pull Ups but then they are at $12.99 for a pack of 6T with only 12 inside! Before then she was using Luvs diapers size 6, the Luvs I feel were the less priced named brand out of all, it is around $19.99 a case of size 6 with 67 diapers inside. Then again the Luvs are not too good in holding pee, they usually begin to sag after she pees twice. I hate diapers that sag!...lol…and for some reason the Luvs doesn’t cover her booty fully, one side is always showing…lol..the cheapest diapers here that are simply just “okay” are the Dripers brand they cost $9.99 for the jumbo pack and $14.99 for the mega pack that has 110 diapers inside but only go up to XL, which my daughter can’t fit…lol The Huggies here cost $13.99 for a pack of size 6 with only 18 diapers inside, it is really expensive. That is why she uses panties in the day and the Huggies to bed. I think you should try to have her use panties in the day, I am sure she would love it because she will feel like a “big girl”…lol.. When I ask my daughter where she’s going to pee she says “in the bathroom because I am a big girl with panty”….lol With that said, good luck and great job on the potty training!