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Our preference is Pampers. However, DH's parents always pick up Huggies for us - and we won't look a gift horse in the mouth, so we use them too. No major issues with either brand for us.
I tried Target's Up and Up brand and didn't like them because the tabs couldn't overlap. And if DS was on the smaller side of the weight range for that particular size, we couldn't get a good fit without overlapping the tabs. (Not sure if that makes sense when reading it or not!).
I haven't really tried any others...
I would really love to cloth diaper but I just don't think it's in the cards for us. So we'll stick with the same diapers we used with M, pampers sensitive swaddlers. They are pricier but worked well with her, they were also the ones the hospital used and we ended up switching once she hit sz3 because we didn't feel she needed them anymore. Oh we tried the huggies naturals too but they were AWFUL! There was really no snug fit in the leg gussets and we constantly had blow outs. My only complaint about the pampers is the chemically smell they give off (I think it's mainly from the wetness indicator).
Target brand are wonderful too and we'll go with those once LO hits sz3.
skio:If you're buying yourself, I would suggest getting only sensitive diapers to start. Everything else made DD break out in a horrible rash and we couldn't use most of what people bought for us. We were able to exchange a lot of them. Tough part is that you can't control what others but for you.
Also, only get a small pack of NB size. DD was born at 8lbs 14oz and the hospital put her right into size 1s.
Yes, this!! Same goes for clothing - don't get too much NB stuff (if any)!!
skio: Also, only get a small pack of NB size. DD was born at 8lbs 14oz and the hospital put her right into size 1s.
Can't beat Pampers Swaddlers for newborns/babies (IMO); however once they start becoming more mobile, we favored Luvs and switched. I'll be doing the same this time around as well. One small piece of advice I'd give on buying diapers now is to NOT stock up on newborn size. I'd stock up on the 1s and 2s. Our DD was a big baby and didn't make it through one pack of newborn size diapers. So save the newborn diaper purchases when you have a better estimate of the size your baby will be!
I wouldn't buy too many diapers because you never know what kind you will like or how quickly your LO will grow out of each size.
I saw someone on here once mention that every payday she was buying Target gift cards so that she could still prepare for the cost of diapers without actually having to buy them ahead of time. I thought that was a really great idea.
We've almost always used Huggies Little Snugglers/Movers even though they are more pricey. In the end, I was mostly buying them to get points for their rewards program, though, so I might not be as quick to splurge again.
We had good luck with everything, including grocery store generics and Target. I might go with Target this time.
If you don't want to stockpile, one idea is to start a Target (Walmart, whatever) gift card. Every time you shop, have them add $10 to the card. Then you'll have a hefty stash of money socked away to buy diapers, wipes, etc as your due date approaches.
We did this with #1 as we were adopting and didn't know when the baby would arrive. It worked out great and what a fun shopping spree we had at the end!
kmkaull2:If you don't want to stockpile, one idea is to start a Target (Walmart, whatever) gift card. Every time you shop, have them add $10 to the card. Then you'll have a hefty stash of money socked away to buy diapers, wipes, etc as your due date approaches.We did this with #1 as we were adopting and didn't know when the baby would arrive. It worked out great and what a fun shopping spree we had at the end!
what a great idea! We are going to try cloth with a diaper service, and will use disposable when needed. I think I will use the idea above though .
Huggies have always worked best with my son, and I'm hoping they work with the next one too. I personally didn't like pampers b/c they have a smell (powdery) that got in the way of my knowing when my son was wet. Personally, I'd rather smell pee than chemicals, and I'd rather know he's wet so I can change him ASAP. But I know lots of people who swear by pampers.
When I registered with my first my friend told me to register for a pack of each kind to try, and I'm really glad I did that! Sometimes one diaper brand and style just works better than others for your kid, so it's good to try a few!