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The 5 Top Diaper Brands For Every Mom

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Ask any group of moms for their opinions on baby products and you will get an overload of responses. Moms feel just as strongly about the top diaper brands as they do about whether or not you should let your child cry it out, or which baby food brands are best and which are poison.  We’ve got opinions, is all I’m saying.

If you’ve been a mom for a few months, it’s likely that you’ve drawn your own diaper conclusions based on the most massive blowouts. “Oh, don’t even get me started on Huggies. One time, my child wore a Huggies diaper and…” fill in the blank.

These opinions are based on our experiences as moms, and amazingly, all the moms I asked had similar opinions, and if I’d written this list on my own without input, I’d have said pretty much the same thing. Based on my own experience and that of the moms I know, here are the 5 Top Diaper Brands and why we love them!

Moms pretty much unanimously swear by Pampers. Why? They are reliable. Of course, during life with a newborn, bathroom blowouts are inevitable – and something about the way Pampers makes diapers makes them most parents’ best bet.  They don’t seem to leak as much as other brands. However, although most moms preferred Pampers diapers, they didn’t like Pampers wipes, complaining that the wipes were too thin and soapy.

Huggies diapers were the next most popular brand. One mom I talked to says she prefers Huggies because they “keep their shape” better than Pampers, but that’s just one mom’s opinion.  I got very mixed opinions on Huggies. Some moms said they were more absorbent and more reliable than Pampers, but others said Huggies would “literally fall to pieces.” Most moms seemed to agree though, that Huggies dominates the wipies department.

Almost every mom I spoke with had the same opinion about Luvs. “Pampers are the best, but Luvs are cheaper and get the job done.” I know that when my daughter was a baby, I cherished every Pampers diaper left over from my baby shower, but once they ran out, sure enough, we were loyal to Luvs. They didn’t leak and were the most economical choice that worked. A lot of moms I talked to like Luvs because they smell “like baby.”

Honest Diapers
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Honest products, across the board. The Honest Company, a product of celebrity mom Jessica Alba, has safe products, including diapers. Safe, meaning that since they are made of natural materials, they are less likely to cause an allergic reaction or health problems in your child. Many online reviews say there is nothing “unsafe” about regular (cheaper) diapers, but this is a matter of opinion. If you and your household are all organic, this might be a good option for you.

Most moms I know tend to shy away from the marked-down store brand diapers you’ll find at any supermarket or drug store, but Target has a pretty good rep when it comes to their diapers. Moms I talked to said they were better quality than other store-brand diapers. If you’re looking to save money, you might want to give these a try.

A few moms I talked to with multiple kids said that diaper brand depended on the kid – that while Target was great for Baby #1, Baby #2 needed Pampers all the way. Like most decisions you face as a new mom, you will figure out your favorite diaper brand once you get some experience, but most moms seem to agree, this list is where you should start.

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About Scarlet Hiltibidal

Scarlet has written for and managed various publications - her articles reaching over 38 million readers. She has a degree in counseling and worked as a 4th grade teacher before entering the media realm. Currently, she writes for Smart Mom and is also writing children's curriculum for a church in Miami. Her favorite things to do are tell her husband every thought that crosses her mind, play with her two little girls, and connect with other moms on the SmartMom app! Visit her blog at and follow her on Twitter @ScarletEH.