Huggies vs Pampers in Breastfed Infant Girl?

Updated on May 26, 2011
J.B. asks from Philadelphia, PA
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My daughter is 3 mos old, breastfed, and we currently use the pampers swaddlers and they seem to be leaking. This happened with my son too who was also breastfed and we switched to huggies. I'm just wondering if other moms out there have switched due to this and if they had the same results for GIRLS before I go and out and buy new diapers.

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answers from Houston on

I have a boy and girl who were both exclusively breastfed until solids were introduced. With both of them I had more blow-outs with Pampers. We've had better luck with Huggies on both of them.

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answers from Stationed Overseas on

I never had a problem with Pampers with my exclusively breast fed girl. In fact I tried Huggies once because I got a free sample in the mail and it gave her an extreme rash that I will never try them again. Is the diaper too small? Sometimes going up a size helps.

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answers from Orlando on

I think it's different for every baby. We used Pampers Swaddlers and when she outgrew those we tried huggies. She was terribly allergic. It was horrible! We switched back to Pampers baby dry, but then ended up switching to cloth to solve all our problems. Good luck finding out what works for you guys.

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answers from Louisville on

I just had this conversation with a friend today! It's not a brand thing at this age. You may want to try several brands, and surprisingly, sometimes the cheap/generic/store brand diapers work best at this stage. We used different diaper brands on our newborns than we did by the time they were moving around a lot. I don't remember the different brands, but some used Huggies and others used Pampers and one used store brand diapers. Just find a good fit for your daughter's body shape/size. We ended up using Luvs later on with all of them. Good luck!

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answers from San Francisco on

I swear by pampers swaddlers, huggies leaked for us. Definitely try a different size. Call the pampers 1-800 number and tell them, maybe they can help or send you samples? And save your Pampers "gifts to grow" stickers that come on the inside bags holding the diapers, you can log them and get prizes. :) Congrats on your new baby!

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answers from Philadelphia on

Hi Joy,
I've had great luck with Huggies Naturals for my 5 month old daughter. We've used them since she grew out of the Seventh Generation size one. I like the Huggies better because they have a panel in the back that helps prevent blow-outs and they're very soft, much like swaddlers. I loved Swaddlers with my son, but stopped using them when they changed to Dry Max.

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answers from Kansas City on

huggies never fit my baby's bottom correctly. Pampers baby dry was always good for her.



answers from Philadelphia on

Huggies worked fine for my boys in a pinch, but they did not fit my girl properly and we actully had more leaks. The next biggest size for pampers worked as did the 7th generation brand (my personal fav), which is more generously sized. Sometimes, there is nothing that can match the force of a breastfeed babie's explosion, but for girls..I wouldn't bother with huggies. Good luck!!



answers from Scranton on

Honestly I have had much better results with cloth when it came to exclusively breastfed babies. Not only do they absorb better but they also very rarely have accidents with leakage(especially when you are talking about breastfed poop!). I am not talking about using those cheap Gerber diapers you find in Walmart, those aren't good for anything but burp clothes. But if you buy good diaper service quality diapers or any of the great WAHM made diapers that you can find on Ebay, Etsy or Hyena Cart, you can find tons of awesome diapers that look cute and work great.



answers from Dallas on

Pampers were awful with our kids. Besides the blowouts, they made their bums break out in awful rashes. We used Huggies with our son and with our twin girls. (We later used Sams brand with our twins to save money.) When our kids weights fell in the range for two different sizes, we always went up to the bigger size.


answers from Los Angeles on

I had good luck with luvs.



answers from Detroit on

depends on the shape of the baby. my kids were skinny and pampers fit better.. I think huggies fit more like panties and are higher in the leg.. so they leaked more for us.. but if the child has a bit of chub on the legs huggies might work great.

if you are talking about poop blowouts.. I had that with both kids.. it didnt matter what diaper.. but once we added solid food the poops wer better and no more blowoputs..


answers from Tampa on

Yes I switched from pampers to huggies about 18 months old. I still prefer huggies :)



answers from Chicago on

My daughter is 7 mos old now, and she is a full Pampers Swaddlers baby. We tried Huggies once, but I didn't like the fit (rather, the lack of it). Whenever she started leaking, I noticed it happened continuously for a few days. I'd then simply go for the next size.
As for rashes, taking care to check and change dirty nappies as soon as possible, and proper cleaning of the bottom, and some aquaphor should help in preventing them. Its working for me so far!


answers from Sacramento on

When that happened, I would switch to the next size up and that usually solved the problem for us. We always had fantastic luck with Pampers Swaddlers/ Cruisers. (I have 2 girls, one was skinnier and the other was very roly-poly.)


answers from Dallas on

My daughter was not breastfed but pampers were more exspensive and leaked. We used huggies or luvs. I don't think it matters if its boy/girl



answers from Boston on

Huggies never worked for my BFed girl - huge blowouts. We used pampers, and then the BJs wholesale brand which worked great. Good luck!



answers from Pittsburgh on

For my daughter, I had a problem with the huggies leaking. Hated the huggies. Always preferred pampers over huggies. My favorite are actually the Parent's choice from walmart. Only kind I buy. They also run a bit bigger which is also helpful.


answers from Mansfield on

I BF my baby girl and I had more leaks with Pampers than Huggies so I switched. I also found that my daughter had problems with diaper rash way more often with Pampers. Hope this helps.


answers from Rochester on

Luvs. I don't like Huggies or Pampers for fit, smell, and they irritate my children. However, Luvs work...and bonus, are way, way cheaper.



answers from Philadelphia on

Pampers Swaddlers worked great for my son until about 7-8 months... Then one day I tried to put them on and realized they were cut very 'square.' Then I switched to Huggies Little Movers... they weren't completely perfect though... Now I use the Target Up & Up brand and LOVE them... they work perfectly... I wish I started with them from the very beginning... I would have saved a fortune! (same thing with their formula... it's the same exact stuff as the Simulac... my son made the switch during the recall last year without even skipping a beat... even with a 5 dollar off coupon, the UP & UP brand is cheaper)

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