Diapering Options for Babies

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Huggies & Target. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.”

We recently had the opportunity to try out the new Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers. Lily is 5 months old now. We’ve been exploring different diapering options including cloth, eco-friendly, and typical disposables. I’ve found there are pros and cons of each type of diaper and I like all of them for different reasons. I still haven’t landed on one diaper type. What are your thoughts? Let’s look at the different diapering options I’ve tried. {I’m sprinkling in cute photos of Lily for our enjoyment.}

Diapering Options for Newborns and Infants

Diapering Options for Babies

Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers (A Leading Brand of Disposable Diaper)

Let’s start with your typical disposable diaper. I was pleased with using the new Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers. I tried Huggies® diapers when my son {now almost 5} was a baby and wasn’t all that impressed. They have made quite a few changes since that time.

Here are their current features:

  • They have a new GentleAbsorb Liner to draw the yucky mess away from baby’s delicate skin.
  • They are soft inside and out. {Some disposable diapers feel scratchy. These don’t.}
  • A wetness indicator is a thin yellow line on the front of the diaper that changes colors when your baby needs changed. This is such a useful invention. You don’t have to start a diaper change only to realize baby doesn’t need a change!
  • The preemie and newborn sizes have a cutout for the umbilical cord, so there’s no need to fold over the top of the diaper.
  • The pocketed back waistband is awesome. This feature is unique to the Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers. It keeps the runny mess from going up and out of the diaper. This is my favorite feature.
  • The waistband is stretchy to help give a nice snug fit.
  • The sides of the diaper have extra material to catch runny messes and leaks, too.

Cons: They are disposable. They are not compostable. {You should work on that, Huggies.}

My only con is obvious and was already known before I tried these. I was happy with the Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers and think they are a great product.

Eco-friendly Disposable Diapers

I love that there are eco-friendly diapering options available. The only downside I’ve found to them is that they tend to leak a bit more than typical disposable diapers. Especially, when my little girl is sitting up on my lap! We have to do entire outfit changes because of the mess up the back.

Cloth Diapers

We’ve used cloth diapers since Lily was born. They were awesome when she was a newborn and needed changed every hour because she pooped so much. I could wash the cloth diapers every other day and not have to worry about buying more. They were so much more economical. I also like the fact that we didn’t have to throw them away. I used cloth diapers when we were running errands {short shopping trips, etc.}, but if we were going to be gone longer than one diaper change, I used disposable diapers just so I didn’t have have to carry a bunch of dirty diapers around in a wet bag. We still use cloth diapers but not as often as we did when Lily was a newborn. I just started graduate school and don’t always have time to wash diapers.

Another downside of using cloth is the learning curve. You have to wash diapers a certain way with a certain type of detergent. You have to find a cloth diaper brand and style that you like. {I took the guesswork out of the whole situation by following the advice of MaryAnne from Mama Smiles.}

Bottom Line

Like with a lot of choices we make as parents, there’s no real “right” answer for which kind of diaper to use. Find what works for you and your family.

Huggies at Target

We shopped at Target for our diapers. The staff is always so nice and willing to help me find what I need. The new Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers are available at grocery stores and mass retailers {like Target} nationwide. You can get them in 5 sizes, from Preemie (up to 6 lbs) through Size 3 (16-28 lbs). After they outgrow the Little Snugglers, you can move up to the Little Movers sizes. The suggested retail price is $11.99 for a Jumbo Pack and $22.99 for a Big Pack of Little Snugglers {diaper count varies based on diaper size}. We got the Big Pack.

Baby Registry Wish Sweekstakes

Are you expecting? If you could register for anything, what would register for? A visit from a loved one? A nursery makeover? Free diapers for a year? Enter the sweepstakes to make your baby registry wish come true. Here’s how:

  1. Create a baby registry at Target that includes Huggies Little Snugglers and Natural Care Wipes
  2. Upload the link to your Target registry on the Huggies Register Your Wish website.
  3. Tell them what you’d wish for. {For six months, there will be one lucky winner per month with a prize value up to $5,000.}

So, what would you wish for? What kind of diapers do you use?


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