When my husband and I were expecting for the first time, with twins, we received and purchased a LOT of diapers, from different brands, in different styles.
We have since had more children (though one at a time), and have tried out a lot of different diapers, especially thanks to some diaper-themed baby showers my friends threw for me.
Some brands worked better for different babies. Some we needed to make sure we were using the proper diaper sizing.
Generally, our children are tall and skinny. We’ve had mostly girls, but one boy baby too.
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Where to Buy Diapers
There are a lot of different diaper brands out there. Some are only carried at certain retailers, and some are only sold online. We have not personally tested out all the different disposable diaper brands out there.
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Most major retailers, warehouse stores, grocery stores, dollar stores, drug stores, and convenience stores all sell diapers. You will typically spend the most per diaper at convenience stores (like gas stations), and can get pretty good prices at warehouse stores. The others can be good prices if you buy with coupons and when they run sales.
Major Retailers that Sell Diapers:
- Target (Look into diaper subscription options)
- BuyBuy Baby
- Sam’s Club
- Family Dollar
- Dollar General
- Aldi (Little Journey’s Brand)
- CVS Pharmacy
Online Retailers Who Sell Diapers:
Because I am a price-conscious consumer, I am also going to list the price for each brand of diaper, using a Size 3 diaper as the standard across the brands (using current pricing – June 2020).
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My diaper reviews will share what I think the pros and the cons are for each diaper brand.
There are many factors when it comes to finding the right diaper for you and your baby. Some babies have highly sensitive skin, so you’ll likely want to opt for sensitive, hypoallergenic, or chemical-free disposable diapers.
Others want an all-around diaper that works both day and night. Some might want it to not be bulky when wet, etc. And sometimes the gender of your baby will play a factor in which diaper brand works better.
Experimenting for yourself is kinda important, but I hope this will help get you a starting point.
Here’s what we think about several of different popular diaper brands out there.
Huggies Snug and Dry Diaper Review
Cons: Leaks, bulky, wrong fit on my girls
Price: $0.22/diaper (Amazon)
Pampers Swaddlers Diapers Review
Cons: More expensive and coupons not as good or as available. Didn’t always catch the poo up the backside. Caused at least one child to get a rash. Distinct strong diaper smell.
Cost: $0.28/diaper (Amazon)
Pampers Pure Diaper Review
Pros: Thin, soft, adorable, didn’t leak, free of fragrance, chlorine bleach, parabens, latex, and hypoallergenic, wetness indicator. Pampers Rewards program.
Cons: Slightly stiff, more expensive.
Cost: $0.30/diaper (Get on Amazon)
Pros: Large box, decent price. Fit well, cute design. Soft.
Cons: Costco membership needed, no coupons.
Cost: 0.18/diaper (Costco)
Pros: Keeps in messes, wetness indicator, doesn’t sag, soft, breathable, unscented, hypoallergenic liner, no latex or perfume, and affordable. Sometimes Instant Savings deals.
Cons: Only available at Sam’s Club. Not great at keeping baby dry through the night and sags.
Parent’s Choice Diaper Review
Pros: Cheap, fit well, wetness indicator, hypoallergenic, perfume-free, latex-free.
Cons: Don’t breath well, not soft
Cost: 0.11/diaper (Walmart)
Up and Up Diapers Review
Pros: Lowest priced diapers, cute dot-design, chlorine free, parabens free, perfume free. RedCard users can save 15% when they subscribe. Target runs diaper/baby deals often.
Cons: Hard, bulky, plastic-like, don’t breathe, see the design through clothes, sag down.
Cost: $0.13/diaper (Target)
Pros: Cheaper, money-back guarantee, soft, wetness indicator. Prime members can get 20% off when they subscribe.
Cons: Some tabs would rip off when putting it on the baby. Sometimes leaked. Rougher sound to them, distinct smell.
Little Journey Diapers Review
Pros: Very affordable, not very bulky, fit well with dual leg cuffs, wetness indicator. Hypoallergenic liner with vitamin E and aloe, perfume and latex free.
Cons: Only available at Aldi in-store, a little stiff, small packages of diapers.
Cost: $0.12/diaper (Aldi only in-store)
You can see my experience with Little Journey diapers here.
HelloBello Diapers Review
Pros: Wetness indicator, lotion, fragrance, phthalates, and latex free, sustainably harvested fluff pulp, 100% chlorine-free processing, tons of different patterns to choose from, freebies. Available at Walmart.
Cons: Subscription-based bundles online, expensive
Honest Diapers Review
Pros: Awesome designs, eco-friendly with sustainably harvested fluff pulp, super absorbent, latex, chlorine, fragrance, and lotion free. Can subscribe and save 5% on all shipments. Also sold at Walgreens, CVS, and Target.
Cons: Small packages, very expensive.
Seventh Generation Diapers Review
Pros: Made without fragrances, lotions, chlorine, and even patterns/designs. Sustainably farmed pulp. Purchase supports charity. Available at Target, Walmart, and Thrive Market.
Cons: Harder to find in-store and online, more expensive, no or limited cute designs on outside
What have you found to be the best diapers for your kids and why?
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