Katie - posted on 03/03/2011 ( 73 moms have responded )




About to have my first baby soon. Can anyone tell me if they have used "store brand" diapers, target brand or publix brand... Are they as effective and do they have more of a tendancy to cause diaper rash?


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Taylor - posted on 03/04/2011




I used walmart brand "parent choice" verses huggies...and i found that they work just as well and he didn't get any diaper rash...so I would rather pay 13$ verse 20& up ......If I had a choice i would choose LUVs ♥

Rachael - posted on 03/04/2011




it is personal preference same as jeans for an adult some diapers fit some baby butts better than others, we love huggies or target brand or costco brand but pampers an loves were the equivalent of wrapping our son in a paper towel. as for rashes it is the moisture from urine and feces, not the diaper that causes a diaper rash

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My first daughter was allergic to Pampers because of the perfumes they put in them. Funny enough my second daughter broke out from huggies but can wear pampers! I tried the Target ones and they didn't seem to absorb as much. I also noticed with my first all she could wear was huggies she even broke out from the store brand diapers but my second one can wear anything but huggies. So if you or your spouse has sensitive skin watch out for that. Congratulations!

Erin - posted on 03/04/2011




I dont find that its the nappy in which causes the nappie rash i find it comes down to how much you changethe mappy which can come hard in finding the when its wet compared to the smell of a poo, I use the cheap nappies as i find both my boys have leaked the huggies( a brand nappie) over a cheap i've used target nappies had no problems big-W nappies had no problems and today i'm using woolworths nappies and dont have a problems either all I can say is its test each appie find which one you like the best and take it from there the other thing i look at is how much per nappie to find the best value for money. best of lucky with the baby

Susan - posted on 03/04/2011




As a newborn any diaper worked with my son no rashes no leakage (i liked pampers swaddlers the best tho cuz being a new mom i couldnt always tell when he needed to be changed and it shows that blue line when its wet) but once he was sleeping threw the night the only diaper i found that worked was pampers extra dry. They look thin but they dont leak for overnight like the probelm i had with the other brands and generic ones.

Sarh - posted on 03/04/2011




Forgot to add, I also had very sensitive skin and I had a rash from every brand of diapers except one generic brand that my mom found at the grocery store.
Angela, those are not the ONLY reasons a baby can have a diaper rash. A baby CAN have a diaper rash from the brand of diaper. Both my son, myself and my fiancee all had the same problem with the BRAND. Granted, our rashes were 25 & 21 yrs ago and god knows what they used in diapers back then, but still my son had bad reactions and even got infantigo from wearing Pamper's & Huggie's! When he was a new born I literally and HONESTLY checked his diaper every 30mins, if it was the slightest bit wet I changed him. So, it couldn't have been from sitting in a soiled diaper too long, he wasn't sick, he wasn't teeth, wasn't on antibiotics (which can cause diaper rashes), etc.

Sarh - posted on 03/04/2011




My son has very sensitive skin. He breaks out in a HORRIBLE diaper rash and there is no cream or anything to help it if I use any diapers other then Target Brand or Pamper's Sensitive (which are expensive). I LOVE Target Brand and I'm so glad the majority of the mommy's here on COM talked me into trying them. With my daughter I never tried them, but I tried WalMart's store brand and they sucked with her so I was reluctant to try these, but like I said I'm glad I did. They are amazing! We don't have leaks other then when he is sitting in his exersaucer and the seat is pushing up on his diaper when he poos haha. Then it just goes up the back and sometimes out the top of the back of the diaper, but no other problems and you can have the problem with any brand!
Good luck! I HIGHLY recommend Target brand. :)

Sarah - posted on 03/04/2011




I've tried practically every diaper under the sun. Huggies were good, but pricey. Pampers are soft, but they leaked with my son. Walmart brand worked great for my son & they are cheap, too. Some off brands feel kinda stiff & just didn't seem like it would be very comfy for a baby. My son wears Luvs now and they work great. Although, I'm considering going with cloth diapers with my next baby.

Letitia - posted on 03/04/2011




no brand names are useless but then so is pampers , the only good ones ive found is little angel when she was a new born and huggies

Lady Heather - posted on 03/04/2011




Totally depends on the kid. When we use disposables we go with a cheap store brand (Canadian) that is unbleached and doesn't smell like anything. My daughter cannot wear anything scented. It's instant rash. Pampers are the worst for that unless you can find the natural ones, but I don't know if they run in bigger sizes. She also can't wear the pull up type things because of the cooling stuff in them.

Fit is very dependent on the baby. Pampers fit my daughter very well while Huggies have never worked. Walmarts diapers were awful. But then the ones at Superstore work great. Also if the diaper isn't working, it could just be the sizing is wrong for your kid. My daughter is skinny as a rail and still had to move up to size 5s (27+ lbs) when she was only 23 lbs.

Ashley - posted on 03/04/2011




When my son was a newborn, all he wore was Pampers Swaddlers, as will my future children. They only make those up to size 2, I think, so when he grew out of those he wore Luvs, and has worn those until I recently got him potty trained (yesss!). My friend gave me some store brand diapers left over from the diaper cake she made for my shower, I tried a couple of those & he got red, so I gave the rest of those away. I've also tried the Target brand diapers, they were alright, but I liked Luvs better, and they're only a few dollars more.

- Also, Huggies ALWAYS leaked with my son!

Alicia - posted on 03/03/2011




i use babiesrus brand diapers. when my daughter was first born we used pampers. worked til she started to move around, then we switched to huggies they started leaking when she started crawling/walking. now we use the babiesrus diapers, theyre half the price and we have never had a problem with them. i wish i had started with these diapers :) they havent left anymore diaper rashes than any other brand!

Angela - posted on 03/03/2011




diapers dont cause diaper rash! its leaving a soiled diaper on or trying new foods, teething and sickness that cause diaper rashes! so dont worry about a diaper brand!! diapers are diapers!! :)

Bonnie - posted on 03/03/2011




I find the no name/store brands are okay if you plan or changing the diapers a bit more often.

Chrissie - posted on 03/03/2011




For me they ALL leaked and gave my son a rash EXCEPT Huggies Supreme naturally, cause those are pretty spendy.

Jennifer - posted on 03/03/2011




it really all depends on the baby. some babies get rash from name brands, and can only use generic.

we switched to cloth diapers when my son was around 7 months old...diaper rash is uncommon with cloth diapers. plus, cloth is waaaaay cheaper. disposables from birth to potty training will cost an average of $2,000. the average cost to use cloth diapers from birth to potty training is between $200-$500.

Ricky - posted on 03/03/2011




I was given some "store brand" newborn diapers from a friend and I didn't like how stiff they were. I was a huggies mom until I tried pampers. I liked how pampers seems more flexible and not so stiff. The only other brand I used besides huggies and pampers was Mom to mom, and they weren't too bad.

Tammika - posted on 03/03/2011




I actually like pampers and huggies, however when times are a litlle hard Luvs is a great backup and they are cheaper. But for newborns, i think huggies and pampers are most recommended. I've never had rash issues with them either.

Laura - posted on 03/03/2011




For my daughter I found Pampers the best. At two she has the proportions of a 5 year old, so Huggies just slip off. One of my friends HAD to use Pampers because her son broke out in a bleeding rash the first time he was in Huggies and she had the same issue with the wipes. Someone else I knew put her daughter (who was a prem) in whatever brand was on sale that week, no issues.

All diapers have a leak/rash risk. It all depends on the child.

Sarah - posted on 03/03/2011




I would say just try them and see. Sometimes you can find a store brand one that you really like. The diaper rash thing I think can go with all diapers. I know some who have had problems no matter the brand....just depends on the baby and it's sensitivity to different things. I would say the leaking goes the same way. For my son pampers leaked and huggies worked the best. For my daughter huggies leaked and pampers worked the best. I do day care and one of the kids uses the target brand. It works for him, but I have noticed that it does not "hug" the body as well as others....so could leak more. They don't have problems because he usually does not fill his diapers as much as some others do. You will also find that different brands will run differently in size and fit. A size 3 in one brand might be a bit smaller then a size 3 in a different brand. I would say it is kind of like clothes.....certain brands/stores run smaller or bigger then others.

Katie - posted on 03/03/2011




Ok thanks for your opinion! I wasn't sure how they differed from the name brand diapers. My dad was afraid the would cause diaper rash..

Veronique - posted on 03/03/2011




I found that the no name brands are really crampy.....They leak out from all ends. I love huggies or even pampers. With my first i was a huggies mommy and then with my second for the first half of her life i was still a huggies mom and them all of a sudden i changed to pampers......

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