Every hospital has a diaper brand that provides them with free stuff- because all research points to success for brands who get to moms the first time around- i.e. whatever your baby wears in the hospital you’re most likely to stick with.
It’s true too! I’m a total sucker. Plus they had coupons- which are novel to me & I love them. They pile up everywhere in my house with so many good intentions.
So far, Pampers Swaddlers have been my winner- baby girl wore them in the hospital & I’ve strayed a few times only to have the most giant “episodes” happen in the most public places where the other brands received an F for “failed beyond my wildest dreams”
Unfortunately, pampers swaddlers only go to size 3 & my little monster is already there after 5 months.
Pampers swaddlers- they have the lines! The ones that tell you when you’re wet- great for first time mommies. They reek of fragrance & I don’t like the chemicals in them.
Kirkland- at an incredible savings of 12 cents a diaper they had me at Cheap-o. When I opened them- even more excited! They had the LINES!!!! Unfortunately, on my way home via public transportation from Hoboken, NJ back to Manhattan on one of the hottest days of the year….my little love started farting at 59th street on the 6 train, which then turned into shitting at 68th street, which continued until 86th street. By that time she had fumigated the entire train car & so I hurried to exit so I wouldn’t see everyone giving me dirty looks. As I started up the stairs I thought I was uncommonly sweaty in the bjorn but chocked up to the heat, until my legs felt wet at which time I thought maybe I had peed myself & that pregnancy had taken a more serious toll on my pelvic floor muscles. I looked down & my legs & shoes were covered in brown ick….POOOP. Thank you Kirkland for saving me 12 cents a diaper, but providing a cleaning bill more than your case of diapers & a grossness that made me think my baby’s poops were no longer cute. Really, the only thing you can do is laugh & make a face as you walk the 7 blocks to your home, while pretending to use your one remaining baby wipe to clean up. Do not take the baby out of the carrier, it will only spread the ick. Get help once you arrive at your destination- pull the baby out of the carrier while standing in the tub.
Huggies- no negatives, but no lines! Also a bit on the chemical side. I couldn’t find as many coupons- but they are on sale quite often at Babies R Us.
Disposables- I can’t go there, I really wanted to because G diapers had such cute covers. however, in a city where laundry is four blocks away it’s just not feasible.
7th generation- these held in the little bitty new baby excretions, but not sure they’d hold up to the bigger girl messes. They also felt a little rough against the skin & were wetter when taking them off. If I hadn’t had the kirkland experience I think I may keep using these because they don’t smell all chemically dangerous like the other diapers.