I’ve been asked by several people if I would talk about what worked/didn’t work and what I wish I had during the newborn times. As we are solidly in it at 6 weeks along, I thought now would be a good time to break it down. This post is in no way sponsored, these are the items I’ve used because I researched and then I bought them. I’ll be running through a few items at a time, lest the posts get ridiculously long. Ta Da!
So let’s break it down. First up: Diapers. Holy moly. We decided to do disposable even though I think reusable is awesome and if you can rock those, totally do it. But I knew that we were doing daycare when Gabe was 3 months and honestly, I was just lazy about this one item. I didn’t want to have to figure them out or deal with more things to wash (esp with not having washer/dryer in our apartment). Thankfully! I am now a freaking expert on disposable diapers because we have used:
- Huggies Pure and Natural
- Target brand
We first started out expecting to use Huggies Pure and Natural, but not-so-quickly realized they LEAK. Until we used other brands we didn’t totally understand that these diapers run oddly small and do not supply full butt coverage. Poop leaks out from them all of the time. To the point where I have had to wash multiple pillows, sheets, blankets, etc (not to mention multiple pairs of my pants and tank tops) due to poop. The pro to these diapers: They are the best on Gabe’s skin. They feel very cotton-y and leave his bottom happy. But my laundry pile NOT happy, so we are super super not into these. The end, goodbye Pure and Natural.
We have also tried the regular Huggies. They feel like coating my baby in plastic and left him very sweaty and gross. His butt was laso really pink when we used these. In general, I am not a fan – but no leaks.
Pampers are what they used in the hospital when he was born and we also brought a bunch home with us, and has been given some by co-workers. They are nice! Totally normal and they don’t feel plastic-y. They fit more like the Pure and Natural, but I don’t remember them leaking tons. We just aren’t interested in them because a lot of reviews said they had a weird smell and I am really sensitive to stuff like that so I didn’t want to buy a big bunch of them only to regret it.
Honest diapers are my hands down favorite. Favorite favorite favorite. They run a teensy bit big, but they really really REALLY cover and they come in adorable colors. If I could buy these and only these, I would – but! We have a bunch of gift cards to Amazon and Target so until those run out, we can’t use Honest on the regular (but my god they are amazing and I love this company, love love love loveLOVE). Plus, they are pricey and that is a turn off when you go through as many as the little prince does. I wish Honest made grown up underpants so that I could buy them, this is how much I love them.
And last, but not least – and the brand that we have finally settled on for now – Target brand. First, they are so incredibly affordable. Shockingly affordable. We bought a box today – 112 diapers – and it cost $13.98. WHAT! Insanely affordable. They fall somewhere between the plastic-y of huggies and the full coverage of Honest. They are not as irritating to Gabe’s bum and they are magic no-leak wonders.
So, bottom line: If you would like to skip my trial and error: go with Target – surprising! or Honest (if you can afford it).