As a new parent, it’s hard to choose from the huge amount of options we’re given for almost everything our babies need. From food, to diapers and wipes, to toys and developmental products… it’s impossible to decide what the “best” product will be for you and your family. Diapering is an essential part of having a new baby. Whether you choose cloth or disposable diapers, we’re here to help narrow down the search - with your help! A few months back, we posted on our Instagram asking whether you use cloth or disposable diapers. We got some great feedback from our commenters and included it here. Make sure you’re following along with us over there. We really do listen to you and your suggestions.
Top 10 Best Diapers
We’re going to make two lists here. Five for disposable and five for cloth. There are some great resources for parents who are hoping to make the switch from disposable to cloth, or just to learn more about it. Disposable diapers have also gotten trendy with the introduction of subscription services. They make it so much easier to stay stocked up on your favorite kind of diaper. Try out a few and let us know what your favorites are over on our Facebook and Instagram!
Best Disposable Diapers
Huggies: Can’t go wrong with a well-established brand when it comes to diapers. They have always been really great about supporting military families as well, and we love them for that (and their no-leak nighttime diapers).
Kirkland: Yes, this requires a Costco membership, but for the most bang for your buck, these diapers are great and inexpensive.
Honorable mention goes to Maker’s Mark, just as good and just as inexpensive… but does require that Sam’s membership.
Dypers: DYPER brand subscription box diapers are also big military family advocates - they even have a military discount for 10% off their subscription, making it easier to just set it and forget it.
Pampers Pure: These diapers are so soft, and made from materials that are great for your baby’s skin and health. A bit of an upgrade from regular Pampers at a similar price point.
Hello Bello: The most fun patterns and at an affordable price. This diaper subscription service is great for newborns and new parents. They size up automatically when your baby does!
Charlie Banana Reusable One-Size Diaper: These bad boys will last you from newborn all the way until your kids age-out of diapers. They are a hybrid AND one-size diaper. Super dependable and affordable if you compare the cost of diapers for 2-3 years!
Bummis Swimmi: This is more of an honorable mention, but whether or not you’re cloth or disposable diapering, cloth swim diapers are the best and by far better than any disposable swim diaper. The Bummis Swimmi swim diapers are extra absorbent and have a helpful velcro attachment for fun pool days.
Do You Cloth Diaper or Use Disposable?
Whatever your family decides is the best route for you, let us know by connecting with us! You can’t go wrong when you’re choosing the best option for your kids. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram and let us know what your favorite diapers are.
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