when life hands you diapers

11 March 2014

or does, "when life throws you diapers" have a zingier ring to it? I can't decide.

Anyway.

Warning and bells and singing here ... this is a sponsored post. That doesn't mean a robot generated the content. It's still Grace here click clacking away to the tune of the three sound machines but I totally understand if you'd rather skip it and skip it quick. 

photo unrelated but every day he wakes up from his nap and books it straight to the window in the hopes of spotting either the trash truck or his father. priorities.

And he's generally in a shirt and .....

diaper.

Who needs a ferocious canine when you have a stare-happy Theodore? Not us.

But I digress. Too much.

Remember when we went to Wichita a few weeks ago? How could you have forgotten? Well we grossly underestimated the number of diapers we'd need on the trip so on Sunday morning Simon set out to grab (purchase ... you know) some and to be perfectly honest we rarely to never stray from our beloved Kirklands from Costco because of the price and I don't think they are terrible diapers. But! When Simon texted, "Pampers or Huggins?" (thanks autocorrecto) I didn't have to think twice because I've already blogged my strong opinion on the P's .... a million years ago. So he grabbed the Huggies and then shortly after I got the email about this campaign so ... it was all just so very meant to be, don't you think?

I'll admit that Theo probably relies on his bottles of almond milk a little tiny bit too much these days ... especially in the car and especially on road trips. So ... it's expected and understood that after 7.9 hours in the car ... the kid might've needed a change or two. But when we pulled over outside Kansas City (so half wayish) in the middle of a blizzard to swing through the McDonalds drive-thru so that baby #4 could feast on a chocolate milkshake ... I was really pleasantly surprised to find that the Huggies Snug and Dry diaper was actually living up to it's name. Nary a leak to be seen or felt and we were able to carry on our merry little sugary way.

And then I cheated on my Kirklands again this past week ...

(you did vat?!)

and bought another pack of the Snug and Dries and am embarrassed to admit how much joy I glean from discovering that, "nope! stilllll doesn't need to be changed" ... especially on the Sebastian front. Sebastian does this thing where he almost refuses to wet his diaper all day and then just unleashes at night and it's getting old to find him all but swimming in his own little boymade ocean in the morning but the Huggies have been 110% up to the challenge and rejoice!! dry sheets and pajama pants!! And yes, the potty training siren is ringing loud and clear .... I'm aware.

um. you can saythatagain.

I'm sure there is some super complicated formula I could maybe utilize to figure out exactly how many fewer Huggies I use to justify the slight price difference and permanently make the switch from my generics because mama bear is getting spoiled with all this diaper changeless time on her hands. Next thing you know I'll be penning a post complaining about a little thing by the name of boredom.

Huggies is currently hosting lots of great challenges on their website and for every challenge you complete (I did two and it took me one minute and 42 seconds ... yes I timed it ... my time is super precious) you'll help diaper a baby in need AND be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a year of free diapers and wipes AND you can rack up some serious coupons. I would like to challenge you to try and beat my score at the Triple Mess Manor ...

http://r.linqia.cc/d49aab8
I couldn't help but notice that another blogger working on the campaign scored 410 ... to give you a rough idea of my gaming abilities. They fierce.

So .... if you take the minute and you beat my 30 ... I deserve all the gloats you want to throw my way. All the gloats.

I am genuinely curious if you veterans have strong diaper brand opinions? If you don't go the cloth route (and you will find me worshiping at your piggies if you do because I know it isn't that arduous of a process but come on! it is a little bit more work than, "remove diaper, throw diaper away" or a lot more work a lot lot lot more work.)

Anna disagreed with my post from way back in the day and maybe you all pitch your tents in her camp and I've been wrong all these years. It would be good to know because I've got a few more years left of diapering so .... strong opinions are very much welcome here today.

Thanks a million for reading and thanks a trillion for (literally) playing if you do!!

and Theodork thanks you too.

87 comments:

  1. I really, really love Luvs. But... I'm open to pretty much any diaper I can throw away.

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    1. shoot. I've never tried those!!! I will!! Thanks Julie

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    2. yeah I really liked huggies (still do) and then got a coupon for luvs the other day and I have been buying them since. They're a lot like huggies in my opinion but cheaper and they also have this great powdery smell to them? Sounds weird but it's a nice fresh smell roaming around my house and I like it. :)

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    3. Yep, Luvs are what I've always used. Cheap and they work. As of right now, we have no kids in diapers for the first time! :)

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    4. Pitching my tent in the Luvs category. I'm with you on hating Pampers, they always leaked on the boys. We did really like huggies too, but 5 kids later realized the Luvs are much cheaper and don't leak. I had one son who was like Bash and a heavy sleeper too (we used huggies back then). Oh, and we did use cloth on and off for all my kiddos, but not with the last one, obviously I'm being super lazy with him!

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    5. I'm Luvs all the way, too. Way better than the other generic-ish diapers I've tried (though I've never tried Kirklands) and still cheaper than the brand names. Also, I hate buying diapers and lugging them home, so I love my amazon subscribe and save. Diapers just magically show up at my door.

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  2. I know I always say this (and no, I have no comment to add about diapers except that they all gross me out) but I could read what you have to say about literally anything and be entertained. No matter how bad my day (apparently it's just a season of yuck around here) your posts make me smile (and guffaw, embarrassingly.) So I thank you. And I mean it.

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  3. I cloth diaper, and i have to say, throwing an extra load of laundry in a day trumps a store outing with the bebe in the ease department, for me. :)

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    1. haha! fair enough. I'm to the point where I'm clawing at the walls to get out of here with all three kids but when Julia was a baby I dreaded leaving the house .... funny how that works :)

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  4. I have been cloth diapering since day one with my now 16 month old and love it! Mostly I love the money we save. We keep it cheap over here. On the rare times we do disposables, we go generic. Again with the being cheap.

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  5. My sister's kids all had huggies and she raved about how amazing they were so I always thought that what my future offspring would have. However, my godson's mother hates huggies but loves papers, especially because they have a strip on the front that changes colors when the diaper is too wet and needs changing. I feel like when the time comes there may have to be a diaper throw down.

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    1. ha! aren't the differing opinions funny? I never thought I'd care but I never thought I'd do a lot of things before I had kids!

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  6. We used Seventh Generation diapers for both kiddos. Ours have sensitive skin and the chemicals from Huggies & Pampers were too much for them. I always bought them through diapers.com. They always have sales and the diapers show up at your door the day after you buy them!

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    1. oooo good to know! we've lucked out on that front so far but maybe this baby won't tolerate the regular brands! And i totally forgot about ordering online .... something to look into for the summer :)

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    2. Oh yes, online shopping is the only way to go. We still use Kirkland wipes around here & our kids are 5.5 & 9 so now you know how much I love those!

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  7. I'm down with Pampers, Huggies, Kroger brand (which have the most adorable little baby bees on their diapers) or Kirkland, but I will NEVER NEVER NEVER again get the Babies R Us house brand. So nonabsorbent. So wet. Cannot handle a 2 month old baby's capacity for peeing in an hour. Ugh.
    And as for wipes, it's Huggies or Kroger, but preferably Huggies. I'm all for economizing, but not on wipes. No way, no how.

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  8. Clicked, clicked and clicked!

    We use cloth diapers after the first few months, but I still use fifoosables when we travel and at night for both now. Luvs for Ryan (they actually hold his own nightly oceans very well), and Meijer brand for Conor. The Meijer brand is not as soft, but it does it's job! When we were in CA, we were spoiled with Huggies though ... excelente for sure.

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    1. haha. there you go! what are your favorites??

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  10. I'm a Huggies snob big.time. hate pampers w a passion and ill admit I use target brand on belle at night because she doesn't really need them but I really don't want to clean a potential pee mattress in the a.m. I don't even bother w anything else on any non potty trained bacas

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  11. I usually hesitate when it comes to answering questions like this because our first isn't due until the end of September BUT I trust my best friend to the moon and back and thought I'd share her opinion :-) She has two little boys and swears by the Target brand. We are still deciding between cloth or not so I don't know what we will like... but yeah I just like spreading possible good money saving news when I can :-)

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  12. Cloth and love it. Surprisingly, so much LESS poop to deal with (nary a blowout evah. Target brand for travels, though. We also use disposables for the first month or two before cloth fits and Huggins allllways leaked on my skinny minnies.

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  13. I'm a Huggies overnight devotee for my 2-year old. We switch between target and Huggies for daytime, but have to have the extra absorbency a night! The big thing for me is the elastic in the back of the diaper... Pampers always gape in the back, which leaves the possibility of a...shootout (for lack of a better term). I DO like the wetness indicator for newborns, though!

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  14. so funny you posted on this today! We're just waiting on our very first Costco to open up here in Brisbane, Australia and I've been wondering about the Kirkland brand nappies. Huggies are the current faces but we're very open to anything that might save us some pennies. Except cloth now, I tried... I failed on that front, so sposies all the way!

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  15. I'm sad to write this on your sponsored post, but Huggies were a nightmare! Leaked poop, leaked pee every time- I suffered through one bag given to me at my baby shower and then I turned around and carted the other 4 bags back to Target and asked if they would kindly give me store credit to get something else. Love the Target brand (so many diapers for so little moneys), but mostly we get Pampers Swaddlers sensitive via Amazon Prime/Mom. I had success with Luvs too, but got spoiled by the "blue line" to check for wetness on Pampers and Target brand. I do notice less diaper rash with Target and Pampers. Curious if anyone has found the Honest Co diapers to be worth the steep price (they're really friggin cute).

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    1. ha - that's fair! I feel the same way about Pampers ... to each their own :) it's funny how moms, kids, and diapers just aren't created equal!! Target generic don't cut it at night around here but I love them for the first few months when I'm in a pinch!

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    2. Yep. Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive for the win. I can never find coupons for them, so we budget elsewhere.

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  16. We use cloth about 75% of the time. For disposables, Pampers Swaddlers are my favorite for newborns and infants.
    With toddlers I will grab whatever is cheapest - Kirkland, Kroger or Safeway brand. Luvs, while built like Pampers, have the strongest fragrance and two of my babies reacted to it. I will only buy Huggies unscented wipes - that is non-negotiable in this house.

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  17. You will never catch me cloth diapering. I can't even handle my own excrement. I use far too much TP. Fecal matter hanging out in my washing machine doesn't really appeal to me. The hubster and I didn't even need to discuss this. Huggies/Pampers? Whatever. It just needed to be something we could throw away. We use Pampers. Our Sebastian pees on everything when he's in Huggies. It's like he's not wearing a diaper at all.

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    1. For sure each his own, but the fecal matter doesnt doesnt hang out in the washer!!!! Lol too funny!

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  18. Team Huggies here too. Each and every nappy change here is a battle of wills, muscle and wear downability. I am still winning but only just.

    SSG xxx

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  19. I'm a Huggies fan ( although I really like Pampers for the newborn/ early baby phase). I have found if I use coupons at target when they are run they are running their "buy two boxes get a $15 target gift card" ( sometimes it's a $20 card) I save the more than at Sam's club ( our Costco is too far way). It's nice because Target usually has some sort of huggies coupon available and you can combine that with a manufacture coupon PLUS sometimes there is a cartwheel discount of 5% on that app. I also look very closely at the boxes at Target because sometimes their boxes have coupon inside that are high value so then I save on more on a future trip. I usually buy two boxes every month and a half with this system. It's a little more money the first fit me but the following times you use the gift card from the last purchase and then get a new card at the end of your transaction. I' ll be honest though I tend to save the gift cards and use them to buy Christmas gifts in the fall.

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    1. Ditto to the "pampers swaddlers then to huggies" here too. And the coupons with target sales!

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  20. We use cloth pretty exclusively except at night now because that's just a battle I don't care to partake in. BUT we have used Pampers Swaddlers since the very beginning and I am so very loyal to them. The kid has worn a non-Pampers, non-cloth diaper only twice in his life. Both those times it was Target brand and I noticed very little difference but figured since we only buy a box of diapers once every couple of months to cover nighttime, I'm ok sticking with my overpriced loyalty. I've actually never heard of someone who preferred Huggies so strongly! Hah! Ok I'm off to play the game... because why not?

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    1. We cloth diaper too, and we struggled for a little while to find a good nighttime solution. Our winning combination was a cotton prefold+hemp doubler+PUL cover--nary a leak since!

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  21. Cloth diapering has been great for me, but I only have one (number #2 on the way!) however, when we travel, Seventh Generation for day and Pampers Swaddlers for night. It's funny how one bad experience with a brand can color your perspective for the rest of your diapering years. As a newborn, my son leaked through Huggies and Target brand, and I became a Pampers devotee when I need something to last a long time!

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  22. We cloth diaper but use Pampers overnight and when we travel. We tried one package of Huggies and had leak issues - never again! I will say that I do much prefer Huggies wipes though. Pampers wipes feel greasy to me.

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  23. We tried Huggies and it was leak city. Every time she went anything it was out of the diaper. We used Pampers Swaddlers for awhile but....then my Amazon Prime and a huge box of Luvs delivered to my door called and we were hooked...she leaks through sometimes at night, but not enough to stop me and my free shipping from having one less huge box from Costco to deal with!

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  24. I was totally devoted to Huggies for our first two girls and then our boy came along and they just didn't fit him correctly. It was leak after leak. Pampers worked... but then we discovered Luvs and they worked too (and are like 1/2 the price). So Luvs it is these days for us.

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  25. We are Honest Company fiends at my house. My daughter has sensitive skin and we have had almost zero diaper rash issues since we started using them at 3 months (she's 13 months now). They cost more but she is so much more comfortable (and the fun patterns don't hurt either!).

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  26. Huggies all the way!!!!!!!!! Maybe it is boys...I have two and the Costco and Luvs brands always leaked in the night. Pampers have only been used on a borrowing occasion and I don't have a strong opinion about there ability to work but do on their price! Huggies is sold at Costco usually but stick with your Kirkland wipes... There are no better!!!!!

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  27. Huggies all the way!!!!!!!!! Maybe it is boys...I have two and the Costco and Luvs brands always leaked in the night. Pampers have only been used on a borrowing occasion and I don't have a strong opinion about there ability to work but do on their price! Huggies is sold at Costco usually but stick with your Kirkland wipes... There are no better!!!!!

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  28. We haven't tried Huggies since the newborn phase (we use cloth at home and disposables on the road) and they were leaks-a-million for us. On the road we use Walgreens brand or Pampers, but mostly Walgreens. I sometimes wish I was brave enough to cloth diaper while travelling since we've had lowest leak ration with cloth diapers at night. But then I remember the time my son fired a 21-gun-salute into his cloth diaper while the plane was taking of...and how fun it was to clean up in an airplane bathroom with a microscopic changing table.

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  29. You know, I really think different diapers fit babies differently. I'm going on #7, and HATE Huggies. Everything comes out, they leak, they just don't fit our tushies right. I used to use Pampers, but darn that's expensive, so the newborns get them (there's just something Americana about a newborn in a tiny set of Pampers to me), and Luvs for the rest of their diapering journey (which I found out is Pamper's cheap little sister). Anything generic just gets.... moist, and I have to change it more often, thereby negating the cheaper factor by going through more. I also have a set of cloth (like, two) for when a baby get a bad rash, but that's temporary. Hats off to cloth diapering mamas-- I just can't do it.

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  30. We are a luvs family, once baby is in size 2 or larger. For whatever reason (I don't even understand my OWN logic) I use pampers and huggies when they are newborns (2 of my 4 started off in size 1 as newborns... I grow them large and in charge!) and then switch as they get older. Luvs have been our go to for the majority of the last 8 years and 4 kids and for the price - I love them!

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    1. My little girl never fit the "newborn" size either. She was 9 lb 10 oz... woo! Go us :)

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  31. I'm going to echo ALLLLL the other comments and say that I think it totally depends on the shape of your kid. All 4 of mine are long and lean and Huggies NEVER fit them correctly. Leak-city. Pampers fit them perfectly, so that's what I went with. I'm going to play and if I win, you can have my year supply.

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  32. I think different brands of diapers fit every kid differently and even work for the same baby at different stages. When my daughter was a baby, I bought either Pampers or Huggies - whichever was on sale. When she got around a year old, suddenly the Huggies didn't fit her well at all and she had leaks constantly, so I gave my 2 gigantic boxes to my sister since Huggies worked great on her kids. Fast forward a year when my daughter was then 2, I needed diapers and took a chance on Huggies again because they were on sale and they worked great on my daughter again! I think it just depends on their body shape!

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  33. I hate pampers too! For some reason I use them for newborns?? Maybe because that's what they give us at the hospital.. I don't know! But once we are in bigger sizes I use luvs :)

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  34. I haven't done much shopping 'round on sposies since we do use cloth most of the time... but I put Pampers on her at night. I don't want to deal with the extra padding you need for using cloth overnight! One Pampers Stay-Dry does the trick. I used Swaddlers when she was really small.

    I suspect that it may have something to do with how your baby is built. Mine has a big belly, but slim hips and not much of a bottom. Your babies look a little more generously proportioned. ;)

    I think it would be hard to switch to cloth diapers after you've used sposies for several children already. We just started out with cloth, so I don't know much different. It isn't complicated and I am really happy with how they work... but again, I can see how it would be overwhelming to start over from scratch!!

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    1. We also do cloth during the day and Pampers at night! I once tried Huggies and after the 5th day in a row of cleaning up leaked baby poo, I announced that I was never buying Huggies again. There seems to be quite a divide between Huggies lovers and Pampers lovers, sort of like Pepsi and Coke. And like Pepsi and Coke, I figure the two diapers are really pretty much the same.

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  35. I love Pampers swaddlers for my daughter- huggies always leak with her. Maybe its a boy/girl thing? I also love the Target brand diapers for during the day- but they don't work for us at night.

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  36. We cloth diaper, mostly prefolds when I stayed home, mostly pocket diapers now because that's easier for daycare. I looooove cloth, I stand by the claim of no blow outs compared to disposables. And we've found a good night time solution (hemp liner stuck in a pocket diaper). We're not masochists though, we use disposables when we travel, and I always keep a package of disposables in the car and 2-3 in my diaper back for just in cases. We used Pampers Swaddlers at first and then I think I used Stay Dry last time we were traveling because I was worried about the length of the flight. We got some Honest Company Diapers at one point, and while they are super cute, in our experience, they didn't hold much.

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  37. We are huggies fans here, and have mostly used them for all five kids. There is something about the Pampers brand that just smells. I expect a used diaper to smell, but a for a clean diaper to smell? That's too much. We did use the Target brand for my first daughter for awhile and they were fine. As the kids get older, I always use the Huggies overnight diapers at bedtime, otherwise we had the same issues with waking up soaked. If they normally wear a size 4 diaper, I buy the size 5 overnights. Strap them on tight and they soak up a ton.

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  38. We are a target or meijer brand fans over here! They are both cost and mess containing best for our boys! Including before Easton was potty trained and pulled that whole no pee all day, soak the room by night...When we do get fancy, we have bought both huggies and pampers and I have to say we prefer huggies! The pampers always leaked for us, even though I do love the little change me indicator on them!

    But for sho-target brand! By the case!

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  39. We use cloth during the day and disposables at night. Sleep trumps cloth in my opinion. We couldn't use Huggies (our daughter broke out in a rash) and we used pampers until recently. Pampers puts an ingredient in their diapers starting at size 3 that can cause dermatitis in kiddos. Sadly, our 20 month old got skin breakdown from wearing them. Now we use seventh generation at night and well on a positive note, it started potty training for us too. :) Just a word of caution for Pampers users.

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  40. When my little guy was a newborn we used pampers - I loved them at that stage, especially with the wet indicators). After that we would use the Kirkland brand for the most part, but we'd buy the Huggins from Costco when they were on sale. When my son was a about a year we moved and now we go to SAMs club as the costco is pretty far away. The SAMs brand is pretty comparable to Kirkland but is cheaper, which is really nice!

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  41. I mostly cloth diaper but we do use disposables for long trips and keep them on hand for babysitters….Luvs is our choice, mostly because they're the cheapest through Amazon Prime (delivered straight to my door, thankyouverymuch). Plus, they smell good! And yes, they work well too ;)

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  42. we switched to the target brand last year and have rarely had a problem. except you know when the lovely diarrhea post vomit sickness hit and the poo was down to his toes. but honestly, i don't think there is a diaper in the world that would have held that, ahem, mess.

    http://semiweeklyeats.blogspot.com/2014/03/pork-ragu-tacos-bok-choy-slaw-and.html

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  43. We cloth diaper as well, but use disposables at night. We use President's Choice, I think that might be Canada only? And they seem to do the trick. It was a revelation to realize I could mix up cloth and disposables, it's not an either/or situation!

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  44. I used a cloth diaper service until my son was 5 months old, but it got too expensive and I couldn't hack the home-washed cloth thing (kudos to those who do). I always found Target diapers were just fine after that. I priced them out once, at least in the newborn or size 1, and they were comparable with online services.

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  45. I'm partial to pampers but since there is a box of newborn Huggies waiting to be used by little miss Ella, I will have to report back. So far her little tush has only seen a pampers swaddler so she doesn't know about the big wide world of diaper brands yet ;)

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  46. we cloth diaper but use pampers at night (I feel kind of like a cheat because we don't actually wash them ourselves, we put them on the stoop and the diaper fairy takes them away and leaves a bag of freshly laundered dipes in its place). We are getting ready to move and the diaper service in our new town is a lot more expensive so we might make the switch to disposables full time. Since we only use them at night right now, we've just been doing pampers but if we switch to full time, we'll need something a little cheaper, so I'm glad to see all of these different recommendations!

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  47. Target Up n Up brand 4 lyfe.

    Not that they're the greatest, but they are the cheapest and (most importantly) they give me an excuse to go to Target.

    I cloth diapered Joey for like 5 minutes and hated every minute of it. Except the smug feeling of satisfaction I got hanging diapers out to dry in the sun. That was mildly pleasant.

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  48. I don't mess with any other than Kirkland's! And especially with the $5 off coupon - oh yea! When all three of mine were in diapers, I used a lot of cloth (they were an awesome awesome gift, bc diapers for three is mucho $$$$!)... but now that we're down to one in diapers, don't mess with my Kirkland's. Costco for life!

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  49. I am a costco diaper lover too. But if the Huggies snug n' dry happen to be on sale I buy them because they hold the leaks well. Although I don't care for the huggies "little movers" as they always leaked. I can't stand pampers either. Athough when my 3 year old was born, I swore I would only use pampers sensitive for her new, precious, little bum. Ha, fast forward to baby #2 and after I used up all my gifted dipes I went straight to costco brand since they are cheaper and got the job done. Funny how things change! :-)

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  50. Personally, I can't stand the way Huggies smell, and I find they don't fit my kids well. We've used Luvs for years (they are cheap, hold up well, and don't leak unless you leave them on for like 12 hours--oops). I use Pampers extra Protection + Abri-let diaper doubler liner at night, and that seems to work well, even for my heavy wetters.

    I pretty much don't trust generic diapers, even though I don't mind generics in almost anything else.

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  51. I do a mixture of cloth diapering and disposables. I try to use cloth as much as I can, but if we're going to be out of the house for more than a couple hours I just throw sposies on my boys - taking extra cloth diapers for 2 (soon to be 3, but hopefully only 2 still in diapers) boys just gets....bulky. I use Pampers when they're in the Newborn size and/or until the cord falls off + they fit into the cloth diapers. I can't remember why, but I remember trying Huggies and HATING them. Once they're in size 1 I switch over to Target brand. I love their diapers. In all honesty I haven't tried too many varieties because I have found the Target brand to be a great price and they work well on my boys, so I see no reason to change.

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  52. HUGE Luv fans. We will be going the cloth training route. To my disappointment, Costco doesn't carry Luvs so we have been doing the Kirklands. Loved the Pamper Swaddlers.

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  53. This might be posting under my husband's google account, I can't tell prior to posting. If so, it's his wife!

    We love Luvs for diapers during the day; at night, we use the Huggies overnighters. Diaper wipes: faithfully Target up&up for sensitive skin. They work great!

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  54. I once had someone tell me that they like Pampers for boys and Huggies for girls. And once they were out of baby stage, switched to target brand. My 4 month old boy has had pamper and huggies and both worked great...but i realized after squeezing his bum into EVERYLASTONE of those size 1 diapers because i'm not NOT using a diaper, that the fit is really the key. A few extra loads of laundry later....oops??

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  55. I found that both pampers and huggies were awful and leaked, until I discovered the huggies snug and dry, and pampers swaddlers. The swaddlers are great and don't leak and are a lot like huggies snug and dry, if you're in for total change of heart!

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  56. Pampers smell weird to me, so even if they work better than Huggies, I wouldn't use them. How's that for objective?

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  57. Cloth prefolds and covers until it got too hard to hold onto my, uh, spirited sons long enough during diaper changes to get the two pieces on. So . . . 18 months for the first son, about a year on the second son and they were into the disposables until potty training. I like the Pampers 12-Hour dry or whatever they're called. I only have to change them a few times a day when the kids are older, so I don't feel so bad abandoning the cloth ones.

    My mom got Huggies when we were visiting her and I didn't like them. Maybe she had the wrong kind. The other kinds of Pampers don't work as well as the 12-hour ones, so maybe it's just really specific even within brands.

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  58. We did cloth diapers, the insert variety, for the first year or so, until I went back to working from home on a more full time basis, and then the idea of one more load of laundry every day, dealing with stink issues, etc seemed far too much. We went with Seventh Generation disposables and I LOVE them. NO leaks, and she too is a heavy wetter. Overnight, road trips, all good. Big Fan.

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  59. Um... I love Pampers. I first started buying them because I got such a great deal on Amazon Mom. (Still use it, still love it, but not as much as when I first joined.) And mostly because I'm a creature of habit, I've stuck with them. That said, I've bought Huggies or inherited other-branded extras from friends, and I've been unsatisfied with all of them. To a degree, because they just feel like the quality doesn't match up to Pampers. But mostly, because Pampers just fit my big, huge, sturdy boys the best. The only exception I've found is Pull-Ups. Proper (Huggies brand, right?) Pull-Ups blow the imitations out of the water.

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    1. Oh, also -- Pampers has different kinds of diapers. I love the "Baby Dry" but can't stand the "Swaddlers." Again, it's all about the fit.

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  60. I HATE Pampers. I love huggies. I also hate target brand but the wallet makes me buy them. I would much rather indulge in some Hugs than some up & ups.

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  61. Hey girl! Personally, out of all that I tried, Pampers worked best for us. I'm wondering if you've ever tried Amazon Mom? When I started about 2.5 years ago Pampers were cheaper than Sam's club and they're delivered right to your door automatically! That being said, things could have changed by now but it's worth lioking into! I would get diapers, wipes, and pull-ups this way. Sorry if this was already suggested!

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  62. FYI...if you are a member of Amazon Subscribe and Save they have Huggies for much cheaper than any store and they get delivered to your house once a month or how ever often you need them. I haven't had to buy a diaper in a store for at least 2-3 years. Also, their "night diapers" are awesome! My 10 month old can wear one diaper for 9+ hours and drink two bottle and there is no leaks.

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  63. Oh, I just challenged a friend to a huggies vs. parents choice (walmart) battle yesterday. I tried huggies once and haaaaated them, leaked everywhere and felt wet to the touch immediately. Parent's Choice (13 cents a diaper!) always feel dry and contain everything overnight for my 14 month old (third kid, smug all cloth user with my first). I may have to try luvs after reading these comments, but unfortunately I don't know if I would trust Huggies again.

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  64. I loved Kirkland because of the wider straps and snugger fit (think hipster vs. French cut ;).
    Size 4 was different though so converted to Huggies for now!

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  65. We do a mix of cloth and disposables. Target store brand diapers are the only kind I buy.

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  66. We always used Pampers (and then the cheaper version, Luvs) because they were the only ones that kept in the newborn explosion. Huggies always leaked and the off brands (Walmart, Target) always smelled like urine as soon as the kid wet.

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  67. We are team Huggies Overnights. Best night time diapers! Pampers Extra Protection or Baby Dry always leaked. For daytime, I'll use Huggies Slip Ons or Cruisers (I don't care for the plain Snug & Dry), Luvs (good diapers and cheap), or Target brand. I'll use Pampers if I have a coupon, and I did like Pampers Swaddlers for newborns. I have tried Kroger brand and they just seem so stiff and uncomfortable.

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  68. Nothing compares to Pampers for us--love them! We used Huggies when my first was a newborn because they were a gift, and he leaked out of them. I really can't stand the way they clump up when they are wet. So many opinions on this topic! :)

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  69. The walmart brand is a lot like the kirklands except cheaper and marginally better (at least here in Canada). BUT if you don't go to walmart regularly then its kind of a hassle... I prefer my costco shopping experience with all the samples and $1 hot dogs...all class

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