I know that all diapers are not made equally. Since Nick grew out of newborn size diapers though I haven’t been as picky. That being said my two favorite kinds are Huggies Snug & Dry and Pampers Baby Dry. In our household one of them is as good as the other, so which I buy depends on the price I get. Now my one good friend feels that Pampers Baby Dry diapers are the best disposable diaper on the market. She always says that she likes how thin they are. She says that because they start out so thin it is easy to see the diaper bulk up, so you know that it needs changing. I had always felt that the Pampers Baby Dry diapers were thin, but before yesterday I hadn’t noticed a big difference in how thin they are compared to the Snug & Dry diapers. To me neither types were really bulky diapers and both work great.
Nick has been growing some lately, and is getting too long for his 6-9 month jeans, so I’ve had to pull out the 12 month ones. Length wise they are great, but they’re very large in the waist. For those that have followed the posts about Nick’s Baby Well Visits you’ll know that he’s pretty tiny. Then we have to add to the fact that he’s always in a higher percentile in height than weight. This makes him quite thin. I recently had someone tell me that Nick looks older than he is because he’s already gotten so lean. Any who, Nick’s tiny waist often makes it difficult for him to wear 12 month pants although he needs that size for length.
Yesterday was the first time that he had worn this particular pair of jeans. When I put them on the length was good. The waist was of course a bit big, but when he walked they didn’t fall down, so I figured we were doing well. After lunch I noticed that when he was walking his pants were no longer staying up well. I figured he hadn’t lost a ton of weight eating, so I was racking my brain to figure out what was different. That’s when I realized that after lunch we had changed diaper brands. At his morning change we had used the last of the Huggies Snug & Dry that we had in the house, and after lunch I had opened a package of Pampers Baby Dry diapers. The Snug & Drys had been just enough extra bulk to them that they helped Nick hold his pants up. The Pampers Baby Dry diapers on the other hand were much thinner, so with them on he was in desperate need of a belt.
If you want a nice diaper that won’t add any extra bulk to your baby I say go with Pampers Baby Dry. They have always fit well and done a great job of holding in any leaks. I still really like them, but I’m thinking I may need to stick to the Huggies Snug & Dry diapers until Nick grows enough to be able to keep his pants up on his own. Who would have thought that we would need bulky diapers to help him keep his clothes on.