What Brand of Diaper Do You Recommend?

Updated on December 31, 2008
S.H. asks from Waco, TX
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My youngest child is almost a year old and recently she has been leaking through her diaper. I have 3 other children and have always used either Wal-Mart or Babies 'R Us brand diapers and they have done the job. And, even with this child, Wal-Mart's brand has been fine. I started using Luvs the last few weeks since they are supposed to have the leak proof guarantee, but this afternoon after a few ounces of water I found her in wet shorts. Does anyone have a recommendation of a brand that really is leak proof?

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S.H.

answers from Houston on

Hi there, I have 2 children my daughter (6) was a huggies supreme baby i never had a problem with them but they are expensive. When I had my son I always used the Target brand diapers until this day. You can get the box of 60 for $13.00. They work just as good as Huggies. I tried Luv's on my daughter one time and she got the worst diaper rash EVER.
Good Luck

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W.B.

answers from Austin on

We like the off brand diapers also it saves a lot of money. The only ones that my son ever wet through were the Luvs. He is 20 months and we've used Sam's club diapers since he was about 14 months b/c we got a membership and they always have worked good. Before that we used HEB and they worked well too, but the Sam's club brand is cheaper. Big box of 200 diapers for I think like $36 ... something like that. Good Luck.

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T.B.

answers from Houston on

Hello! I tried all the brands and the best one is the Pampers Premium, they may be a little more expensive but I never had any problems with them leaking. I found the Luvs ran a little small and it never failed, they would leak.

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K.D.

answers from Beaumont on

I have tried EVERY kind of diapers since my son was born. We started with Pampers Swaddlers because he was so skinny and everything else leaked. We then got to try all the differnt ones that people gave us. May types of Huggies, Loves, Parent's Choice, HEB, Pampers regular....anyway, he's now 7 months and still kinda thin but just grew out of the 2's with the wetness load but they still fit his body. So after long consideration I decided to choose the Pamapers cruisers size 3 (the Pampers have a great flex side that stretches for tightening or for stretching on big ones). My little one just started crawling and these diapers are life savers! I think any other 3's would have been saggy on crotch like the HEB 3's are. Anyway, all that drama to say PAMPERS CRUISERS!!!!!

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J.J.

answers from Austin on

Every kid's bottom is different. My first could only use the Target brand and not leak. My second has been able to use huggies, pampers, (both of which my first leaked with), and the Target brands. All I can say is trial and error. Both, however, would start leaking and need to go up to the next size a little earlier than the "suggested" weights. Like, if one was for 18-24 lbs, they would actually start using that size when they were 16 1/2 pounds. They just produced more "volume" then the smaller diapers could handle.

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L.F.

answers from Austin on

I use all in one cloth diapers that i made, and they NEVER leak. My son had poop blowouts with disposables as well, and I've found that cloth works to contain a lot more. I honestly think cloth diapers do a better job of not leaking, provided you change diapers a little more often, especially after they have had a lot to drink.

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B.L.

answers from Houston on

S.-- my sister had kids before I did, and she told me not to waste my money on anything but Huggies or Pampers. She said all the generic and cheaper brands leak, and it's not worth it to deal with wet sheets every morning. We got some Luvs as part of a baby gift, and they leaked. In my experience, diapers are one of those baby products where you get what you pay for. But maybe it depends on the kid and how much they pee. My boys pee the day (and night) away! :)

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M.G.

answers from Houston on

I always used White Cloud. The only problem I had with them is I could only find them at Wal Mart. Good luck

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L.M.

answers from Longview on

I know this might sound like a stupid question, but have you tried going up a size. I noticed that when my son is getting to big for his diapers he starts leaking. When I go up to the next size it stops.

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L.L.

answers from Houston on

Pampers Cruisers are the *only* ones we've found not to leak. Good luck!

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K.I.

answers from Houston on

Have you thought about moving up to the next size???? Usually when my little ones' diapers start leaking I move up to the next size, and the leaking stops. I've used Luvs on all 4 of my babies, and I've never had a problem with them. Hope this helps! Good luck!!!!!

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J.S.

answers from San Antonio on

I have changed diaper brands with every child (I have 4) because what worked for one didn't work for the other. I think it is because they are all shaped differently. However, I have never had a problem using the Costco brand diapers. If you have a friend with a membership or if you do, give them a try. And if you don't like them, you can always return them. When I don't use them, I have used LUVs and never had a problem.

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C.C.

answers from Austin on

I have always heard pampers for girls, huggies for boys. I use pampers for my girls and love them. No leaks....EVER!

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V.L.

answers from Houston on

I have a newborn, and after trying a few different kinds and the diaper seeping all over I switched to the plain old huggies. Come in a white and red package.....AWESOME! Wakes up dry for the first time since she was born!!! They are cheaper and always lots of coupons!!! I bought the most expensive pampers and hated them!

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R.H.

answers from Houston on

HUGGIES!!! I tried all the others too, Luvs always leaked for me. But I have never had a problem with Huggies and they have tons of coupons.

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S.O.

answers from San Antonio on

My absolute favorite was the Kirkland brand found at Costco memberships. Then, Pampers CRUISERS.

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L.J.

answers from Austin on

I have found that the more expensive brands really aren't that great after all. So I buy the HEB brand and I get them in the big boxes and they are a little cheaper that way but they don't leak and we have never had any problems with them.

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C.A.

answers from Longview on

I have ALWAYS had leaking troubles with my babies diapers, and I couldn't afford expensive Huggies diapers which where the only ones that kept the leakage from happening. Until I found an independent distributer who sells diapers for a lot less, but have wonderful leakage control. You can email me at [email protected]____.com if you want more info :)

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K.K.

answers from San Antonio on

Her body shape maybe changing and you may have to change brands to find the right one for this period of time. Have you tried going up in size? When my kids would go through this I would use Huggies or White Cloud night time diapers. Either one worked fine the night time diapers are more absorbent.

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K.O.

answers from Houston on

Huggies and Target brand. I had to go to overnights recently. She is too small for the next size up and started leaking sometimes. I use Target during the day. They are not as absorbent as others.

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L.W.

answers from Austin on

I've found that if you go up a size you can avoid leaks and avoid buying the more expensive brands.

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M.C.

answers from Houston on

Pampers and huggies both do great

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S.L.

answers from Austin on

I have used Huggies Supreme for the last 4 years and have never had a leak! Good luck!

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S.S.

answers from San Antonio on

My son had the same problem but now never leaks with Pampers Baby Dry. A little more expensive, I recommend going to http://www.pampers.com and registering. They send you coupons and you can enter in the codes that come on all of their products to redeem for toys and gift cards. Just be sure to check it frequently. If it still feels crinkly with a little touch, they are dry but if if feels soft and gel like, they are wet.

My sister in law loves the HEB brand ones that have little bones on them. When the bones disappear, they are wet. I guess they're playing on the "bone dry" term?

On a side note, if urine or really any fluids or stains that can come out of a baby get on clothes, you can use Dreft to erase it. I have removed lord knows how many stains this way. I don't use the detergent but just the spray on stuff. You can even wait until you're doing laundry and spray it on then (let it sit for 3-5 minutes) and the stains still come out. Good luck!

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M.B.

answers from Houston on

From my experience with two children, one boy and one girl, and also from my experience in daycare...every child is different. What works for one kid doesn't work for another, and it can even change in time.

With my son, we used Huggies his first several months or so. After that we used Luvs. We tried around a dozen brands with him, and that is what did not leak for him. (It was nice because the Luvs were inexpensive.)

With my daughter, it was a whole different story. She has a heart condition and takes a diuretic to draw fluids away from her heart and lungs. So she produces a LOT of pee and poop. NOTHING was containing it all! We had to switch to Pampers Cruisers and go one size higher than her weight suggests. Finally she is dry all day and night!

Good luck finding the "right" brand for your littlest one! Happy Independence Day!

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E.G.

answers from Houston on

Hi, I have 2 boys, my oldest is 6 and the yungest is 1 1/2. I have always used Pampers brand (baby dry) and to me they have always done the job. I once tried pampers (crusiers) and with in minuts he was leaking. I hope that Pampers Baby Dry work for you.

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C.A.

answers from San Antonio on

I've always used Huggies Supreme natural fit diapers. I've had them leak a few times, but not near as many as Luvs or store brands. On my older child I use store brand diapers during the day and the Huggies at night. Seems to work out well, and we save some $!!

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K.T.

answers from Houston on

White cloud works for us! Luvs and pampers leak as do the other off brands. I had 3 in diapers at one time and rarely had leaks

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E.F.

answers from Austin on

Huggies! I have 2 very active boys in diapers...they only leak if the diaper is so full it is hanging off their bodies!!!

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S.O.

answers from Houston on

I don't like luvs all my kids leaked in them. If your wanting store brand I like Target. My favorite diaper though is huggies.

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M.M.

answers from Houston on

I use Huggies on my almost 2yr old and they work pretty good through the night. Hope this helps.

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A.J.

answers from Killeen on

this happened with my 2nd daughter too! my first baby always wore store brand or luvs diapers and they worked fine. my 2nd daughter, ever since around 9 mo. old, i've had to use pampers on her. #1 because she has really sensitive skin and pampers are the only ones that don't give her a horrible rash. #2 ANY other diaper brand leaks, especially overnight. so i just have to suck it up and pay the extra money for pampers. it's sooo worth it though b/c i was having to change her sheets EVERY morning. with pampers, the diaper can be so full it's falling off and it still doesn't leak!

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

I have used different brands, wal-mart brand, safe-way brand and they work good. You may need to check the diaper more often because the baby may be wetting the same diaper several times before you change them. You should be going through 10-15 diapers per day. The reason I know this is because I used to use cloth diapers and we washed about 100 to 150 per week for one child. It is much easier to tell how often a baby is wetting with clother diapers. When we keep our grandchildren age 2 mo 2 yr.old we always change their disposable diapers often, if it feels gel like we change it right then.
I had a doctor friend of my tell me that they are seeing more yeast infections with infants and they think it is because of disposable diapers and not being changed as often.

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B.K.

answers from Austin on

Hey S. the Luvs are terrible. Pampers deluxe are the best. Never had a leak with those. B.

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M.K.

answers from Houston on

Hi S.,

I really like Pampers brand. I tried the the cheaper brands, but most of my kids ended up with bad diaper rash from them. Luvs is ok, but they do leak sometimes. Pampers seem to hold up even over night.

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N.R.

answers from Houston on

Every brand of diaper is likely to leak a little at some point. By far, I have found Pampers to be the best. I use the Swaddlers style for the little babies, and once they get mobile we move up to the Pampers Cruisers.

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L.B.

answers from Brownsville on

Pampers never leaked for us. Unless they were growing out of them.

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M.S.

answers from College Station on

Pampers cruisers are GREAT!! i tried the Luvs (gift) and they leaked horribly. I called the co and they said that they are less absorbent than Pampers and sent me a replacement coupon for Pampers. I have used Huggies before too. Depending on the shape of your child, you can see which one fits best. They are definitely more absorbent than the brands you mentioned.

Blessings,
M.
Mom to 5 Wonderful Kids
www.4MyChildrenSake.com

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A.T.

answers from San Antonio on

Luvs leaked on us too. I used Huggies and never really had a problem. I wanted to use cheaper diapers too but I could not. I bought Huggies at Cost Co.

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B.P.

answers from Houston on

I have 2 in diapers and use Huggies Overnights exclusively (day and night). For my 1 yr old, they NEVER leak. For my 2 yr old, I double diaper her at night. They sleep 12 hours straight at night and the 2 yr old will leak thru then but never in the day. They are both prone to diaper rashes and these keep them very dry, so NO diaper rashes. I order them often thru www.diapers.com just for conveniece. HTH

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M.F.

answers from Houston on

Huggies. Even better is Huggies Supreme. They are like steel, but your pocketbook will notice! $$$$

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B.K.

answers from Austin on

Have you considered going up a size. I always use a size larger than what the diaper boxes give for weight range. Eventhough my daughter is no where near the max weight, she still often leaks. I got sick of cleaning clothes so I went up a size. She hasn't had a single leak since!

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M.E.

answers from Houston on

Hi! Happy Independence Day!
I found that Pampers Cruisers or Huggies Supreme were the best even though they were more expensive. Then, when she got a little more regular, I switched to storebrand (Krogers usually) during the day and Pampers or Huggies at night. Now, she's in potty training and the Krogers pullups are great.

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N.C.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi how are you? I have a one year old and I use LUVS. You can get them at certain Targets and Walmart. They have been wonderful. He would leak through everything! I hope this helps! Good luck!

N.

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L.B.

answers from El Paso on

Sounds to me like you might just have the wrong size. Too tight will cause leaks and to loose will also. I had this promblem with my son, but it was poop always coming up in the back. I went up to the next size and haven't had the problem since!

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E.W.

answers from Odessa on

i had that problem with my daughter, but you should go up a size. I have tried store brands and they suck! Huggies is really good. Worth the extra money.

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K.B.

answers from Houston on

Hi S.-

If she is leaking out the top of the diaper, could it be time to go up to the next bigger size? That usually always solved the leaking problem with my oldest son. We always used just regular Huggies and other than the occasional overnight leak or leaking when they were getting too small we've never had a problem with them.

Good Luck,
K.

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

huggies... Hands down is the best diaper

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B.M.

answers from Laredo on

I have never had Pampers Cruisers or Pamper Baby Dry leak, ever! They are more expensive, but I think it's worth it.

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C.S.

answers from San Antonio on

I have used Luvs before and had the same problem, leaks. I have been using Pampers baby dry and have not had any leaks.

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L.G.

answers from Houston on

I think Babies R' us house brand is the WORST. You'd think a store that specializes in babies would have a quality diaper but don't waste your $$.

For a bargin, I bought the supreme CVS brand. Look for sales, they do alot of "buy one, get one 1/2 off" and you will save $$$ versus Pampers and Huggies.

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S.T.

answers from San Antonio on

Huggies have worked well for us. Although, when my kids started leaking through diapers, I just went up a size. That seemed to solve the problem too, so try a larger walmart size before you start purchasing the pricier brands.

Good luck

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A.E.

answers from San Antonio on

Have you tried changing sizes? I know my daughter is in a size four and according to the weight range on the package she shouldn't be in the them. But due to the fact that she LOVES her fluids, she has to be in the next size. I have always been a big fan of Luvs but ones that I am always happy with that are much cheaper is the White Cloud from Wal-Mart or the Target brand. I have one boy and one girl and they have worked fine for either of them but I would also try going up in size.

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