Monday, August 3, 2009

Best Diaper on the Market?


So far, I think it's Luvs. They have consistently not leaked (except for on long overnights, when they all leak). The worst so far are the generics (in the green packaging). I learned pretty quickly that paying a little extra might actually save money if your child can wear one brand a little longer than the others. We've had a consistent problem with the overnight leakage. I've tried getting a size larger, and also the Huggies Overnights, but both those remedies still leak overnight. Part of the problem is she insists on a bottle before bed, and one overnight. That's a lot of liquid. I'm toying with diluting formula, and also with smaller bottles to start weaning her off this habit that they taught her in the orphanage. But until then, there's a lot of laundry being done from the wet sheets every morning.



I'm thinking about doing a scientific experiment comparing Luvs, Huggies, Pampers and the generics. Just so I know for myself, for sure. Perhaps I'll post the results if anyone is interested. I'm thinking of doing an experiment like they do on the commercials for sanitary napkins with the blue liquid. Except Ill make mine yellow liquid, to be more realistic and less PC. Anyone interested in the results? If so, I'll post what I find. In fact, perhaps I'll post the whole experiment. Stay tuned! This is exciting blogging here!!!


What are your favorites brands, moms? Which seem to hold the most liquid? Any suggestions for the overnight leakage problem? What about inserts? I have yet to see them in a store, but I can buy them online. Has anyone tried inserts? Disposable or cloth inserts?


7 comments:

Lisa said...

There is no best brand, it's just that some fit better depending on the shape of your baby. And the brand that fits best now may not be the best a year from now. Thankfully right now my daughter is in a stage right now where the Huggies Overnights fit well and don't leak.

Sarah said...

Many parents gave us the advice that generic brands were just as good as name brands and not to waste your money. We started out on Huggies Gentle Care, they were fine. Then we bought two large (160 diapers per box) sets of the Babies R Us generic brand and they've worked for us jut as well as the Huggies (we had one package of Luvs given to us as well).

We only have overnight leaking if we don't change her at her 4:00 AM feeding.

Sarah Again said...

Oh and as for the leaks, we put a second sheet and mattress protection pad on the bed so that if she does leak its a simple removal of the top layer and underneath there is a clean layer of a sheet and mattress pad.

Kiki said...

We found that Pampers were the only ones that didn't leak at night, but I agree with Sarah, you have to change them when you do the middle of the night feeding and also having two sets of sheets and mattress pads is the way to go in case of accidents. They make little small squares of mattress pads that are about 2ft by 2ft square. They can just be thrown in the wash if they get wet. You want to avoid having to make her crib up at 3am. It's gotta be fast.

Anonymous said...

We found that different brands fit at different times. Like we'd start with Pampers when DD first entered a size, but soon they didn't fit right and we'd switch to Huggies which were longer, I think? Her daycare uses Luvs which seemed fine for the daytime and since they change them frequently. For some reason my son leaks less than my daughter did, which surprises me because of the plumbing difference :)

Cathy said...

We LOVE Huggies! The only time we have had a leak overnight was when we used Pampers. We have tried then all and definitely HATED the generic Babies R Us brand. They are the worst. I do agree that every baby is different and some babies fit well in one brand and not another. I would be interested in you results. We use a larger size of Huggies for overnight and haven't had any trouble but she doesn't feed overnight. Could you change her diaper when she gets us for the bottle? Good luck!

abby said...

I used to only use pampers. And then huggies overnites for the long nights. But then I decided on a whim to try the Target brand. I'm not going back. The Target's work great - no leaks, even overnight. Seriously impressed, especially for the price.

However, I agree - if they don't fit your baby right, they won't work, no matter how many people say they are great.