Jun 1, 2006

Huggies vs. Pampers

Today I will be blogging about disposable diapers. Sadly to say, we've been using disposable diapers since baby Brandon was born. We got some "Chinese" cloth diapers for him but those were too big then. Now he can fit into it but as he spends most of the time laying down on the bed or on the bouncer, and we don't have the rubber mat (we don't have a diaper cover) so we have no choice but to use disposable diapers. May be when he is bigger and knows how to sit and spend more time being alert then we will consider putting him on cloth diapers. (edited Jul 07: we finally bought some cloth diapers)

We've been given a pack of Pampers Swaddler Newborn at the hospital and we've been using Pampers since then until recently. Pampers Swaddler has elastic connectors/sticky bands on both sides of the back panel. It has very fresh powder smell and initially it was difficult to find out if he has pooped or not. But later when baby's poop became more smelly, it was easy to tell. Then baby graduated to size 1-2 (up to 15lbs) in the 2nd week. Then just about one and a half week ago, he graduated to size 3 (16-28lbs).

We bought our big boxes of Pampers Baby Dry from Amazon.com whenever they have sales. Their sales are very frequent, may be four times a year and it last for one month long. If you buy $99 worth of the participating products (sometimes Huggies and sometimes Pampers), you will get a $30 promotional gift certificate for future use that will be emailed to you in 2 months after your purchase if you didn't return the items. The deal is very good indeed as the shipping is free and there will be NO sales tax. Their diapers are not the lowest price per box but with the $30 for future use, it makes itself a much better deal than Costco or Sam's Club (warehouse "style" store, just like Makro).

Last month, May, their promotion was on Huggies diapers. We haven't use Huggies, so we went to Target last Sunday (yes, we're shopping again) and purchased a small bag of Huggies size 3 to check out the design and comfortability of its diapers. It was on sale at Target, we paid $6.50 (used a $2.00 off any Huggies coupon, was $8.50 before coupon) + 8.25% sales tax for the jumbo pack (40 pcs). We found out that we like the diapers and went ahead and bought 4 boxes of Huggies, 3 boxes of size 3 (144 pcs each) and 1 box of size 4 (126 pcs) at Amazon.com. Each boxes was on sale too and it was $27.99 for each, total price of $111.96. I also used my promotioncal code from my precious purchase of Pampers in March and reduced the price to $81.96 for FOUR boxes of diapers. They will email me the promotional code for this order in July.

Huggies designs are Disney Lion King's characters while Pampers are Sesame Streets characters. We experience no leak on both brands. But most importantly, we find Huggies diapers has elastic "waist band" for the whole back panel which I assumed is more comfortable for wearing. While Pampers Cruisers has only elastic bands on the sides. Even worst, Pampers Baby Dry doesn't have any elasticity at all. So we will only get Huggies or Pampers Cruisers for future. No more Baby Dry!

Pampers Swaddler Size 1-2

Pampers Baby Dry Size 1-2


Egghead said...

we use Mamipoko :)
but we only use it when my son is sleeping or we bring him out... at home we use cloth diapers :)

wHOisBaBy said...

egghead: here we have pampers, huggies, luv, and store brands. if using cloth diapers have to change everytime they wet the diaper rite? if so how many diaper change a day?

Zara's Mama said...

You have so many varieties in US.

I think the best seller in M'sia is Mamipoko. I used that on Zara during the night, other times she uses Huggies Comfort.

Zara is quite good.. we use about 5 diapers per day on her.. (4 during the day, 1 at night). The frequency of the change depends on how many times she poop..

wHOisBaBy said...

zara's mama: mamipoko is malaysian's brand? i've heard a lot of moms using this brand in malaysia.

we change about 5-7 diapers a day. we are afraid that baby may get diaper rash so we change as often as possible.

Barbara Fox said...

My baby prefer to used Pampers :)