Diapers

November 5, 2009 12:37pm CST
Just had a baby 7 weeks ago and have had several diaper brands since.all seem to work OK. Wondering if anybody has good insight as to the best brand and why?
7 responses
@much2say (33607)
• United States
5 Nov 09
For us, Huggies were the best. That's what we started our little one on - but oh it got so expensive - even with all the coupons and deals we got. They were easy to put on and we never had any leakage problems (but we were really good about changing diapers in a timely manner). I think we got a box of Luvs once, but we didn't like the way it fit. Eventually, as she got older, we got the Costco brand (Kirkland) or Target brand . . . which was the cheapest (I think Babies R Us even had their own brand of diapers - I can't remember) - and it did its job. We are having a second one soon . . . and I can't find any generic brand newborn size diaperss . . . so we'll be sticking with Huggies again. But as soon as he hits size 1 - we're going with the cheapie diapers again!
6 Nov 09
The only benefit I have seen from Huggies is they are just awesome to put on. The straps/velcro is the easiest to apply. Leak protection is pretty standard. Anybody found a brand that is easy to apply that is of lower cost than Huggies???
5 Nov 09
Its more when they get bigger and wriggle that you need to worry, and produce larger volumes of 'stuff' the well known brands do perform better but supermarket own brands are fine, generally thicker, which is ok. Make sure they are breathable, some cheap ones have a kind of plastic, and they make diaper rash. I used washable ones, any ones you can stuff.. search for stuffable nappies/diapers. they go on like disposables wash and dry fast and last more than one child, also not around when your childrens, childrens,childrens,children have children! Even men can use them, and so did the child care providers. You can add thickness if required, no problems with diaper rash and you get disposable eco liners for the yuck. Good luck and many conratulations. Oh you can also buy cloth nappies second hand. Dont be afraid! They are clean
5 Nov 09
forgot to mention, i tried enviromentally friendly disposable too, i think they were corn? Worked fine. I also bought cloth and made my own wet wipes, really quick and easy and went in the wash with the nappies, check online for the ingrediants of the cleanser. ps always try wet wipes on yourself first. I have sensitive skin and many leading market brands stung. So did some nappy creams.
@avi1979 (31)
• India
8 Nov 10
You can find very useful information about diapers at http://www.howtomakediaperwreath.com
• United States
8 Nov 09
My son is 6 years old, but I remember really liking LUVS diapers. I think part of the reason was that they weren't pricey. I also liked getting CVS brand diapers. Kids go through diapers quickly, and there is no need to go broke on the pricier big brand name diapers.
@magrylouyu (1632)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I have always used Huggies. I have 3 children and have used Huggies everytime. They are a bit on the pricey side but it's what works best for us. Expessially with having a 4 month old who is allergic to the cheap diapers. She breaks out with a rash with store brand diapers wicked bad. She does good with Huggies and Pampers. I usually only use pampers if I get them given to me. I like both brands. Congrats on your newborn!
@BlueQ123 (29)
• Singapore
6 Nov 09
For me, the Pampers is the best diaper among few brands in supermarket which I have tried out for my baby. I have tried for few brands of diaper. It was because I wanted to get cheaper diaper and at the same time it guaranteed good quality without leaking. As a result I bought two brands of diaper. One cheaper brand for babay to use in day time. Then another more expensive one like Pampers was for baby to use at night. It helps me to save quite a lot of $$$ on diapers... haha.
@kezabelle (2985)
5 Nov 09
I guess it depends where you live but i dont really rate any branded nappies, I used supermarket own brand when out and about and then cloth nappies when at home/family and friends etc. I LOVED my cloth nappies and i have to say there is something really satisfying about seeing a line of clean white nappies hanging on the line in the sunshine (which by the way is a wonderful stain remover the sun i mean) and you can get cloth nappies in some pretty amazing designs too! As for wipes again supermarket own but always non fragranced/sensitive as my girls have supoer sensitive skin.