Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pampers vs. Huggies: The Great Debate

I've realized there are two main brands when it comes to diapers and wipes - Pampers and Huggies. They seem very comparable from what I can tell (at least from a price perspective. I've been using Pampers diapers and wipes from the start - not for any particular reason other than they were given to me as a gift (Very scientific rationale on my part). They definitely did their job - rarely had a leak, fit well, and they had a great yellow stripe on the front that would turn blue if the diaper was wet. But now that Paige is moving into the next size, I've been wondering - is it time to give another brand a shot? Maybe Huggies? And what about Luvs or the store brands? I'm not sure if diapers are something to go generic on or not. What do the other mamas out there use?? I went ahead and bought Pampers Size 2 because I wasn't sure about the others. However, these are missing one key benefit - the yellow "turns blue when wet" line!! So as I progress through my 164-pack of Pampers Size 2, I'm going to try and do a little digging into the other brands of diapers. I will let you know what I find out : ).

Then there are the wipes... Again, I went for Pampers. Why? They were a gift and seemed to work well. I've been using Pampers Sensitive. But then, I got a sample of Huggies Sensitive wipes in the mail last week - and they are FABULOUS! SO much better than the Pampers wipes! They are about twice as thick and are quilted which helps clean up those crazy smelly poops much faster. I promptly returned the Pampers wipes I had just purchased (and thankfully not opened yet!) and purchased the Huggies Sensitive wipes. They also come in resealable pouches, which is fantastic when you purchase the mega packs. Huggies:1; Pampers:0.

So again, this makes me think - if Huggies wipes are so incredible, then maybe their diapers are great too?? Let me know what you all use or have heard about the brands.