What Diapers do you like?

Sarah - posted on 01/20/2010 ( 107 moms have responded )

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Diapers are so expensive! What brand do you perfer?

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I'm in Australia, so some of the brands are a bit different I'm sure. Since this group is about saving money, I'll let you know what I've done recently.

Since I've moved, my budget has been very, very tight. Instead of buying disposables (the store brand in bulk), I have been using disposable nappies when I take my daughter out shopping, or on public transport visiting my family. I only buy the cheapest nappies (I calculate the unit price per nappy, and then buy one pack of about 50), and I look around for the buys. If I can buy just the one packet every 6-8 weeks, then that's only $30 every month or two instead of $60 a week).

Otherwise, I just use cloth nappies with a nappy liner, and one of those plastic hooked contraptions that hook your nappy three ways, so you don't have to use pins. (I tried it once, and couldn't get them to stay up).

I have bought a sensitive skin fabric softener specifically for the cloth nappies, and try to line dry them (weather dependent). I have a dryer, but only use it when the weather is bad, or if it's really late at night.

At my baby shower, I was given 2 packs of 8 white cloth nappies, and then I wen out and bought 6 nappies (each being a different colour). It aids in the variety a bit, and can be a bit of a talking point because so few people use cloth these days.

If I had a big start up budget and was going to do over, I'd want to check out those nappies that are basically cloth nappies, but with the waterproof liner with all different colours, and you can buy different sized absorbent pads for them. High start up cost, but then you just wash them like normal laundry. I'm happy with my cloth nappies, and my girl is 16 months old and there isn't any drama using them.

I hope this gives you a bit of a different perspective. It's not as hard as it seems as well. :) Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 01/24/2010

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I cloth diaper my kids and paid $200 for all of the diapers I'll need to get them through potty training. The only ongoing cost is that we do use a diaper liner but I get 1,000 sheets for about $15 and use them when I know it's getting time for a BM.

Andrea - posted on 01/24/2010

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I work at a daycare and have used many different types of diapers. It all depends on the baby. I noticed no one suggested cloth diapers...the initial cost is high but the longterm cost is alot lower than disposible check out this website...www.diaperenvi.ca

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Mary - posted on 02/11/2010

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I prefer Huggies. You can also get alot of coupons for them if you sign up on their website. If there is a Kroger near you, their store brand diapers are pretty good too, though I still use Huggies for night.

Jamie - posted on 02/09/2010

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I started off buying the Earth's Best brand, and I LOVED them, but Babies R Us was the only store that sold them, and it was very inconvenient going there for just those. So, I switched to the Huggies Pure and Natural. I love the feel of them, and I only rarely have leakes (usually when its almost time to move up to the next size, and thats only overnight). They are made with organic, non chlorine bleached cotton, and they are very soft against my sons skin. I try to very conscious about what brands perform animal testing and Proctor and Gamble are one of the biggest offenders, and they are the ones who make Pampers, so I've always avoided that brand, as well as Johnson and Johnson. The Huggies are about 8.99 for the 30ct size 2, I haven't found them in any kind of bulk quantity in store, but have online. I priced it out though and with the bulk packs I am actually paying 6 cents MORE per diaper than the small packs.

Jill - posted on 02/09/2010

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I like Luvs because they are inexpensive, good diapers and they have more in the box than pampers or huggies. I bought pampers when he was a newborn cause they were soft, but switched.

Moria - posted on 02/07/2010

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I have used Luvs with both of my girls and had no problems with leaks and they are always cheaper than Huggies or Pampers. It is really great when you can find a Luvs coupon but they are hard to find. When the girls started leaking at night I used Huggies overnights and always bought with a coupon or at drugstore.com. Diapers.com is great for the first time you buy they give you 10% off and they deliver overnight so you have your order the next day but drugstore.com is cheaper on some things most of the time plus you get money back.

Danielle - posted on 02/07/2010

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I like the up and up brand. They are the target brand and are cheaper. I also find them to be so much nicer then huggies and other brands because they have in between sizes that fit better and bigger sizes

Katie - posted on 02/06/2010

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when money comes into play, the kroqer brand diapers are the best. when my two year old was a newborn i spranq for the best of everythinq, but around nine months i started usinq the kroqer brand. they dont cost much and they've never leaked for me. i do believe they've upqraded them now to where they have even more elasticity in the waist. excellent value =]

Danielle - posted on 02/05/2010

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I think Luvs honestly work better then any other brand. Both my kids dont cry to be changed and they can go a whole night with out a change due to this. In luvs they dont leak but the more expensive ones i have to get up to change them every two hours. that and you get more diapers for less money.

Michelle - posted on 02/04/2010

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i love huggies or bjs wholesale club brand which i buy all the time cheaper and they do not leak i hate luvs they leaked and i never ever used them again

Melissa - posted on 02/04/2010

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I like Luvs, they are inexpensive and just as good as the other leading brands. I look at it like they are just going to get thrown away.

Anna - posted on 02/03/2010

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I use Pampers for my 8 week old because they have the little line that tells us that she pee and they are so soft. We tried Huggies but we don't like them. Babies R US store brand diapers are good as well. You can get pretty good deal on Diapers.com for diapers or wipes.

Kymberly - posted on 02/03/2010

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Pampers, they are so soft! and i like how a green line appears when they pee.

Leah - posted on 01/30/2010

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I tried using the cheaper diapers with son but found that he leaked out of them or they came undone and he got poop all over him self so I was spending what I was saving on diapers in doing the laundry so I switched to pampers and they worked well.

Sandra - posted on 01/29/2010

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I'll be the odd one out - I prefer the cloth kind. It is better for the environment. There are diaper services available and the cost is comparable to disposable. My first couldn't wear them, he was allergic to something in them. I found them nicer against babies skin as well. Hope this helps you other options are available out there for you.

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for 0-3 months we liked pampers, 3 months and older we like luvs and pampers. In the beginning i say buy good diapers that hold everything in, I tried other diapers and ended up with ruined clothes every time.

Melissa - posted on 01/29/2010

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Prefer huggies when babies are little, but switched to cheaper ones after my older son got bigger. Cheaper brands are usually too stiff for new babies!!

Joanna - posted on 01/29/2010

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Huggies. I tried off brands and cheaper brands, but actually ended up spending more due to leaking. Huggies didn't irritate my babies sensitive skin and never leaked. The Overnight diapers are a dream come true! Coupons Coupons Coupons!!!!

Heather - posted on 01/29/2010

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My son was allergic to Luvs, to the point where after 1 day wearing them, his little bum was bleeding. I prefer Huggies, but always have Pampers coupons, so I go for the cheap. I will even shop @ Walgreens (I'm a CVS Employee) if the Huggies are on sale. LOL

Bobbi - posted on 01/29/2010

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I prefer Huggies and Pampers. My girls are allergic to the other brands and get bad diaper rash from them. Wish I could save money by buying the off brand but it just isn't in the cards for us.

Michelle - posted on 01/28/2010

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I like Luv's used them for my son (now 24) and my daughter (she is 4). They seem to be the best for the price.

Mary Lou - posted on 01/28/2010

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i used to use Huggies, but i have found a more environmentally friendly alternative with gdiapers. (www.gdiapers.com) i had to switch mostly because my daughter was getting a bad rash and the dr. thought she might be allergic and these are much gentler. the startup cost was a little more, but the refills are about the same as Huggies and i really like that i am not dumping diapers into the landfill anymore.

Laura - posted on 01/28/2010

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We have tried them all. On the inexpensive end Target diapers work very well, we use them overnight and have not yet had a leak. Luvs also work well, but sometimes they will leave red marks on my daughter legs, no leaks though. We have also tried the Seventh Generation Chlorine-Free diapers. They seem to fit our daughter the best. No leaks, but the most expensive, at around .30/diaper and we get them through subscribe and save at amazon.com. In my honest opinion the current Pampers out there are crap. They are so thin. My daughter will wet one time in them and they look saggy and gross. I know that Pampers is coming out with a new and improved Cruisers and Swaddlers diaper in March, so hopefully, this problem will be fixed. Not a fan of Huggies, they always seemed to be stiff and bulky. Hope this helps someone!

Hope - posted on 01/27/2010

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Target Diapers!!!! My daughter is 1 1/2 and she has used them since birth. She has very sensitive skin too. They hold up great and cost a lot less than huggies. They are also cute polka dots. They don't look that they cheap brand. It's a great way to go. They are like $13.95 for a case. It's a great deal and they actually work.

Aubrey - posted on 01/27/2010

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HUGGIES HANDS DOWN!

They have this elastic band in the back which was the only brand that kept the poopies from ending up in my daughters hair! she got wicked blow outs with pampers, luvs gave her a yeast infection as they have like a sented liner. And every time i got the store brand stuff i spent the next week regretting it. Huggies are really soft so she never gets a rash on her legs and they are really absorbant so i hardly get any leaks. I like the huggies in the red package and the pooh bears on it or the naturals the best but they are expensive so Look for coupons go to the web site and get them to send you them. check the papers you can even buy them for a dollar on ebay some guy cuts them out 10-20 dollars worth then sends them to you for a dollar. In general i never spend more than 23 cents a diaper you figure this out by adding the price and the tax together subtracting your coupons then divide by how many diapers are in the box. my daughter is a size 5 now. typically the bigger the box the less each diaper costs but not always.

Michelle - posted on 01/26/2010

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Huggies but i only buy them on special and never pay more thab 9.99 a pack. Also use the Home brand ones from countdown they are brilliant and i have never had a leak, even at night on my boy.

Christina - posted on 01/26/2010

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Totally agree with Lizette below - it depends on your baby. My friends rave about Huggies but on my son they ALWAYS leak. We've used Kirkland (Costco) most of his 1.5 years and usually don't have any problems. I've tried a few different brands but keep coming back to them since they are fairly inexpensive. Just try a few of the less expensive brands by buying a small package at first to see if they fit your little one well. Also, if you aren't already signed up with Huggies online do it! They send you coupons every month or so (which I never use, but oh well!)

Renita - posted on 01/26/2010

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Pampers is good when they are new born up to 6 months. Next Huggies for the high volume peeing. If they are like mine and did not get potty trained til late next is Target and Dollar General Brand including pullups.

Anita - posted on 01/26/2010

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I loved Pampers Swaddlers and then Cruisers for my first 2 girls.Yes, they are the most expensive, but they hardly ever leaked, and we used fewer per day, so all in all, worth it.
Third baby got a rash from the Cruisers and I have switched to Seventh Generation (eco friendly, fragrance/chlorine free) and will not look back. They don't smell perfumy, they work just as well as the Cruisers (no leaks) and are waaay better for the environment. I am exploring cloth (even better for the environment AND the wallet!!)

Mardi - posted on 01/26/2010

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iv'e had 4 kids over 12 yrs and have tried them all huggies arn't all as good as everyone says, vips were good but i dont think u can get them anymore. ALDI's stores have great nappies which hold alot of moisture before leaking out, and they r cheap as chips and they come in bulk only. I live in australia , I think different countries have different brands, Hope I could help, also huggies nappies seem to tear at the sides and the tabs , When I used huggies I am sure I threw out at least 1\4 of them due to them tearing. and really you dont want to leave your baby/child in a wet or soiled nappie for to long anyway as they will get a rash no matter what brand. I think people tend to get as much as they can out of 1 nappie to benefit their pockets at the price of discomfort for their child. and if worried about ozone then use cloth, they just take more work not good if u r lazy, lol.

Jenny - posted on 01/26/2010

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I prefer Huggies because my daughter have very senstive skin and only can use Huggies diapers. With all other different brands of diapers, she get rash all over her private area. Huggies is the only one that doesn't cause rash on her.

Amber - posted on 01/26/2010

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I prefer Pampers.. the sides of huggies always seamed to break, and as soon as my son pees even a little luvs smelled soo bad. I use huggies thick and clean wipes but pampers diapers.. they last longer so i dont go threw as many!

Rachael - posted on 01/26/2010

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I LOVE Huggies. I just can't find anything close to them. We started out in Pampers, and they are ok, but I don't feel they are very stretchy. I have also tried walgreen brand, which are decent, but sort of stiff. I bought the Babies R' Us brand diapers once too and they are awful. I have thought a lot about trying the Up and Up brand, but it just seems to me that every time I get off brand diapers they are rough, hard, junk. I got some parents choice when my son was a newborn and he peed right out of them. They didnt absorb. We buy luv's from time to time, and I feel that if you are a parent using Pampers, you midas well save your pennies and buy Luvs because they are the same diaper. Literally. They are even made by the same people. ;) All and All I cant part myself from Huggies, they are so stretchy and keep my son super super dry! But to each his own right?

Rachelle - posted on 01/26/2010

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I always used huggies. they seemed to fit my baby really well and they only leaked a couple of times. I think they are worth the extra money. I did try all the different brands and luvs leaked constantly and the store brand worked ok but the tabs were really easy to pull off when trying to put on the diaper. Pampers were ok, I just hated the baby powder smell they all had.

Kristina - posted on 01/26/2010

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I love Nature Baby diapers. They are hard to find. I have found them at babies R us and Diapers.com. I can't say how much I LOVE diapers.com. Here is a coupon code to save $10 on your first order! (Spend $50 and the shipping is free too! They deliver NEXT DAY it's seriously amazing!)
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Rhonda - posted on 01/26/2010

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I usually use Huggies out of habit from my husband who used them with his first. He seems to like them best. We get a pretty good deal at Sam's Club...I think it was 97 for like $30. We're just getting to the bottom of the box and i think we bought them a month or two ago. I personally would like to try Pampers again. We've only used them for the first few months of my daughter's life because they were gifted to us for baby showers and what-not. I really liked them when we were using them. I don't know much about off brands. Like someone said, it's a lot about your baby and what works best for you. If they are the cheap-o kind that work best, good for you! you lucked out! It's always quality when it come to diapers and leakage.

Summer - posted on 01/26/2010

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I prefer cloth. Been using prefold for 2+ years now. greenmountaindiapers.com is where I get them. Accually been looking into the one size Fuzzi Bunz. Havent tried them so I can't review them for any one. I would rather use cloth over disposible anyday. And yes, I have tried both in order to compare.

Barbara - posted on 01/26/2010

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Its been a long time since my kids were in diapers but when I worked at a daycare Huggies seemed to be the favorite.

Kathy - posted on 01/26/2010

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I use Luvs. They are quite amazing. I have had almost no accidents where my sons' diaper leaks and that's after 14 hours of sleep. I tried Huggies but was quite unhappy when it led to my son getting a blister on his penis from how hard the material was. Pampers are another good brand but cost more.
LUVS are great diapers that cost less than the other brands.

Sigrid - posted on 01/26/2010

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I live in Belgium so the brands differ a bit. In the hospital I started with pampers but they gave my doughter a rash. I switched to Kruidvat (its a store brand) and stayed with those. The premature size and size 1 also have an indicator (little cute stars) to see when your child has peed. From size 2 the stars are gone. I have also tested Carrefour brand (store) but I didn't like those 'cause they didn't feel dry inside after peeing. The ones from Delhaize (calles Care) are also reasonably good. I've recently tried Huggies (like the Winnie the Pooh drawings on them) to and they're ok but I'll stick with Kruidvat 'cause of the price and very good quality.

Chrystall - posted on 01/26/2010

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I love Pampers because out of Huggies and Luvs they're the only ones that don't leak. I'm breastfeeding my baby so her poops always fill up the diaper. But I think I'm gonna try the Target diapers since everyone's speaking so highly of them

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