Last night Ravi unexpectedly drank 15 to 20 oz of liquid. Normally it takes only couple of hours for the liquid to pass through his system. So after changing him couple of times out of full gigantic diapers, I thought we were out of the woods. But I can always count on Ravi to be full of surprises. When I changed him this morning, his Huggies Overnight diaper was again full and some urine leaked onto his undershirt. This is definitely a sign that I should re-evaluate my diaper selections.
Ever since Ravi was born, we have been using three kinds of diapers through various sizes. This is because I personally prefer Pampers Baby Dry, the daycare lady prefers Huggies Snug & Dry, and a third the Huggies Overnight for extra protection. So for as long as I can remember, I have been buying three different kinds of diapers. I use Pampers at home, bring Huggies to daycare, and use Huggies Overnight for night time. Out of all of them, my favorite is Pampers. Compare to the other Huggies diapers, it is much slimmer and form fitting. Because it is much smaller in volume, it doesn’t look bulky under cloth and hugs baby butt much better than Huggies. It also has a nice stretchy guard line that prevent leaks. Don’t be fooled by Pampers’ thin material, it is actually extremely absorbent and redistribute liquid incredibly well. This is especially important for boys since they pee in front, the urine will actually gets distribute to the back before it ever gets out. Even when the diaper gets really wet, its inner surface still keep relatively dry. Additionally, Pampers diaper doesn’t clump up like Huggies, and has a nice and fabric like texture. I have changed Ravi out of some truly amazingly gigantic wet diapers, I would otherwise never have believed how much liquid it could hold without leaking if I didn’t see it myself.
But what about the cost? Honestly speaking, I have not carefully checked on the prices for a while and I had to look into it again today. Normally Pampers is the more expensive choice, but not so for me right now. I am a member of Amazon Mom and I subscribe my diapers through service. This means I get 30% off the list price. So as of today, I pay:
I did notice that price does change over time, but I am surprised that right now I got Pampers at a lower price than Huggies. Of course the bigger box means the bigger savings, and that may be a contributing factor to the lower price. By re-evaluating my selection today, I’ve decided to eliminate Huggies Overnight, which is nearly twice as expensive as Pampers Baby Dry and doesn’t hold liquid nearly as well as I have hoped. Even though I don’t like it, but I would continue to order two types of diapers. Between you and me, I think Pampers is the much better choice.