Diaper and Wipe Brands That We've Used- What's My Favorite?
Updated: Jul 15
Hi diary readers! Thanks to family and friends, we have yet to purchase diapers and wipes. With that being said, we have tried various brands of diapers and wipes that’s worth detailing my likes and dislikes.
Hands down, Huggies diapers and wipes are top-notch.
Huggies Little Snugglers- we had this version of Huggies in size newborn and a few in size 1. The diaper has a wetness indicator, but the what I love about this diaper is that the inside is a thick, quilted like material. It is advertised on the box as “outstanding skin protections”. I totally agree! When my baby had a wet diaper, his skin did not feel wet or have any gel like material from the diaper on his skin. And when he had those blowouts, Huggies NEVER leaked! If I knew what I knew now, I would have told everyone that purchased diapers to only purchase Huggies.
Huggies Snug & Dry- The same way I feel about the Little Snuggles is the same way I feel about the Snug & Dry.
Huggies Wipes- We have used the Huggies Natural Care Sensitive Wipes, Huggies Simply Clean Fragrance-Free Wipes, and Huggies Nourish & Care Wipes. Although EJ doesn’t have sensitive skin, I prefer to use fragrance free and/or sensitive wipes. I love that Huggies wipes are thick and moist. When you have to clean up a dirty mess, you’re going to want a thick and moist wipe. Huggies wipes is the wipe you want!
I’m not even going to lie, my expectations for LUVS diapers was very low. After using them, LUVS is my second favorite!
LUVS Triple Leakguards- I think a lot of people look at LUVS as the step-child of diapers, at least I did. I was so wrong, because this diaper is very much comparable to Huggies. My only disappointment about this diaper was that it didn’t have a wetness indicator. Well, I was on my last pack of LUVS newborn and noticed that the packaging said “wetness indicator”. So, turns out LUVS just recently added the wetness indicator to their diapers. YES!
I really think Pampers is overrated. I believe majority of hospitals use Pampers, but it wasn’t until we got home that I noticed that Pampers was not all that.
Pampers Swaddlers- I’m all about the wetness indicator, which I can give Pampers points for that. On the flip side, leakage, leakage, leakage, and more leakage. And not just leakage from BM diapers, but leakage from ONLY a wet diaper. I went up a size to make sure we weren’t using a too small diaper, but that wasn’t the case. As soon as I see a blue line on a Pampers diapers, I’m not wasting any time to change him.
Pampers Wipes- Pampers Sensitive, Pampers Aqua Pure, Pampers Complete Clean Unscented—It’s a straight up no for me! The wipes are too thin and they’re not moist, at all. When I’m cleaning up the smallest mess, I literally have to use half the pack of wipes. I prefer to send our Pampers wipes to daycare and just keep the Huggies wipes at home.
I was hesitant about using these diapers, because it's a brand that I believe can only be purchased at Dollar General. At one point we even thought about just using them for a DIY project. It wasn’t until I had to run an errand and my dad was watching EJ. He didn’t realize where the diapers were. So, he just grabbed the first pack that he saw, which was the Gentle Steps diapers—I’m weak writing this! When I came back, he said “I didn’t know what to use, so I just grabbed these. They seem to be alright!”
Gentle Steps Premium Diapers- DO NOT COUNT THESE DIAPERS OUT! I repeat, don’t knock them until you try them. I’m not for sure how sensitive friendly these diapers are, but they have a wetness indicator and we did not experience any leakage when we used them. Although this brand is not my go-to, if I had to just grab an inexpensive pack of diapers just until we got home, I wouldn’t definitely purchase this brand.
Gentle Steps Wipes- Don’t waste your time on the Gentle Steps Lavender Wipes. The scent concerns me and the wipe literally sheds on your hands. I didn’t use this wipe on EJ. I happened to use it when I was wiping away some makeup on my hands and I made the decision right there that EJ would not be using these wipes.
These diapers are sold at Costco. Since I don’t have a Costco membership, this brand doesn’t instantly pop up when I think of diaper brands.
Kirkland Signature Diapers- Again, wetness indicator is a plus for me and this diaper has that. These diapers are not as thick as Huggies, but they definitely keep my baby’s skin dryer than Pampers diapers. Not my go-to diaper, but will use them if that’s what I have on hand.
Parent’s Choice is available at Wal-Mart. The only product that we have used from Parent’s Choice are the wipes.
Parent’s Choice Fragrance Free Wipes- There’s nothing spectacular about this brand, but I will say that it is a thicker and moister wipe compared to Pampers wipes.
This is the wipe right here! This brand has the WaterWipes Original and WaterWipes with Soapberry.
WaterWipes Original- This wipe will make you throw out all the other wipes that you have. If you want a moist wipe that can clean up a mess, WaterWipes are your best bet! The wipe is advertised as suitable for newborns, sensitive skin. WaterWipes is definitely my favorite wipe brand. I haven’t used the WaterWipes with Soapberry, but I’m looking forward to using them in the near future since they can be used for a messy face and hands.
With all of that being said, my number one favorite diaper and wipe brand is Huggies and WaterWipes. At the end of the day, you won’t know the best diaper/wipe brand for your baby until you use them. I’ll be back tomorrow!