Friday, September 27, 2013

Diaper Advice Please!!

I'm at the point where its time for me to stock up and really get ready for baby. I've purchased a couple boxes of diapers already. With Lil Punk, I used Pampers until she was around 9 months or so. When she was eating real food, I switched to the generic WalMart brand. I liked the name brand diapers for the very little baby stage because its not fun cleaning up poop that makes it all the way up their little back.

However, are name brand diapers really worth the extra money? Target has their own brand of diapers that I've heard people swear by and are much cheaper.

What brand did you use? Is it different with boys?

Sidenote: I don't have it in me to use cloth diapers. I get that they're much better for the environment and all but I just do not have the energy and effort to be constantly doing laundry to keep up with them. If I was a stay at home mom, maybe. (Who really knows?)

12 comments:

  1. If you're breastfeeding it really doesn't matter. Not many diapers will hold the blow outs. We used a little of everything. Mostly sam's club brand but also what ever gifts people had gotten us. If we were going to be gone all day, we would use those plastic diaper covers on top of the disposables just to contain the blow outs some.

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  2. We were a pampers family. I tried them all, but they leaked, or didn't fit right. And I had a boy and a girl. That said...this was 11 years ago, so things might have changed.

    If you have a friend who uses a different brand, can you ask for a few diapers to try them out (assuming they are the right size).

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  3. I found it depended on the baby - each one of mine wore and used a different brand better. None were leak proof though, I do remember that. I just carried around extra clothes all the time.

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  4. I actually dislike the name brands (Huggies and Pampers) because they seem to run smaller, especially Huggies. Target's are great, as are Walgreens, and Sam's Club. Luv's are pretty good too.

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  5. I had to experiment a bit with each kid, so you may not want to buy too many of any one kind. Maybe two or three different packages for the first week. Try them out & see what works best. Pampers worked best for us when the boys were in their first few weeks, & then we moved on to Huggies.

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  6. I used a bunch of different kinds including cloth. I still use the cloth now and again but I've found that I suck at it (like you said, maybe if I were a stay at home mom). Overall we've used Pampers babydry. My little guys pees through everything else. For me it has been worth it to use the more expensive ones. Oh and he got rashy instantly from some of the cheaper ones.

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  7. I was always Pampers or the PC brand I liked as well... other than that, a lot I didn't like. Mostly Pampers though 'cause I loooove the smell! lol!

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  8. My kids were in Huggies the first two-three months of their lives but I actually really like Walgreens brand. As for Target, we only bought their diapers once but they gave my son such a terrible rash (that took weeks to get rid of) that we stay away ever since!

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  9. My SIL wasn't a fan of Huggies and Pampers were a bit too expensive. Targets was def a good brand, at least once you get into 2-4 sizes. What doesn't get used can always get donated, so it's not like they spoil. If you have Amazon Prime, try checking every so often. They have coupons that make diapers very cheap, like $0.18/ea. Wipes, on the other hand, we stuck with Huggies or Pampers. Generic wipes are no fun at all.

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  10. I used disposables for the first month of my son's life, and only Pampers would do. My husband bought other ones thinking it would save us money, (bless his heart) but they were all but useless for containing the blow-outs. I'm not trying to convert you (I get that not everyone is into cloth) but I think I did about the same amount of laundry once we switched to cloth, because they contained the blow-outs better (so fewer outfits to wash equaled out the diaper laundry). (BTW-I work outside the home). Good luck whatever brand you choose, and here's hoping for as few blow-outs as possible for your little man :)

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  11. My girlfriend has twins (5 months old) and loves the kirkland brand from Costco.

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  12. I like Huggies and Pampers both. I also use the Kirkland Costco brand if their on coupon because they've improved them a lot since my first baby. I now think they're comparable. I tried Luvs once because everyone talked them up, but I thought they were thin and horrible. You can tell how cheap they are by how much lighter they are. Huggies has different "models" and I have found that some are super plush and wonderful.

    I've also heard that if you get on a recurring order with Amazon you can get some great deals. I haven't tried it because I'm hoping E will someday take an interest in potty training, sooner, rather than later.

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