Raising a baby is full of surprises. Whether you're a first-time parent or an experienced expert, you're going to be changing baby diapers...a lot.
Here's what we mean:
According to the American Pregnancy Association, babies pee approximately 20 times a day for the first few months of their lives. What this means is, you will be changing your little one's diaper roughly 10 times a day.
And, since your baby will be wearing diapers for the next 2-3 years (about 6,000 in total), it's important to choose one that makes you and, more importantly, your baby happy and mess-free.
The good news is:
To make it easier for you, we've researched the best. We found 7 baby diapers that stand out from the rest.
Keep in mind that you may want a couple of different baby diapers to keep in your diaper bag. In the summer you may need a swim diaper that your baby can wear in the pool. And at night you may want one that is more absorbant and made specifically for overnights.
So, don’t be afraid to grab a few of these products, especially our top choices. They may just change your parenting routine forever.
These gentle diapers are made for newborns and little movers. They keep skin clean, healthy, and free from harmful chemicals. The snuggly breathable covers, wetness indicator, and gentle absorbtion liner prevent blowouts and take care of your baby’s sensitive skin.
Some parents do not recommend these as a night-time diaper.
Little Snugglers by Huggies are super soft with premium breathability that protects babies from discomfort and rashes. Even better, the newborn sizes feature an awesome umbilical cord slot to safeguard baby’s belly button while it heals.
Absorption is a big deal when it comes to diapers. These diapers from Huggies provide longer changing time, with the leak lock system that keeps babies dry and the soft pocketed back waistband which prevents any unexpected leakage. The wetness indicator is a super helpful feature as well.
Babies are known for their soft, sensitive skin so they will definitely love these Little Snugglers diapers. And we think, $0.24 per diaper is totally worth the positive features that these diapers have to offer.
These Seventh Generation Diapers are hypoallergenic and eco-friendly. They provide fresh and dry feeling for babies and protect them from any kind of irritation. The secure tabs keep the diapers in place so baby feels comfortable and secure.
Some parents have encountered size issues with these diapers.
Seventh Generation Diapers are made with double leg cuffs and a stretchy waistband that does not only control leaks but also makes diaper change easier and more comfortable for babies. Also, Seventh Generation diapers are free from any chemicals and chlorine to protect babies’ sensitive skin.
With its ultra-absorbent premium leak protection, you can make sure that your baby will stay fresh and dry. The high capacity core absorbs up to 3x compared to the standard, which is highly recommended for heavy wetters.
It’s not surprising that these diapers are the best eco-friendly option on our list. They are hypoallergenic, free from lotions and fragrances, no chlorine or bleach, and are sustainably sourced and FSC certified to protect not only your baby’s skin but also the world’s forests and animals.
Price ranges from $40-$60 depending on the diaper size. Not too expensive for a $0.28-$0.38 per piece especially if you know how they keep babies dry and protected. Plus, they're environmentally friendly, which makes your conscience feel good.
These Huggies diapers are clinically proven safe for water use. They are made with a unique absorbent material that doesn’t swell up in the water. You can also adjust the sides to make sure it comfortably fits and supports your baby while swimming.
Unfortunately, these diapers run large and even the smallest size is too large for little babies.
These diapers are easy to put on, stretchable, and will adjust to hug your baby. Their unique absorbent material prevents the diaper from swelling up in the water. It also features a special leak guard, that will prevent your little ones from accidents, and Air Fresh cover, to allow air to circulate around the diaper for a more snuggly feeling while swimming.
Unlike ordinary diapers, these Huggies Swim Diapers are less absorbent so as not to soak up water and expand in the pool. However, they still do a great job of keeping baby's business inside without causing any discomfort.
$0.58 per swim diaper is a little bit expensive. Yet, it is worth the time and money you can save to keep your babies comfortable and safe during every pool or beach session.
This super soft leak-free baby diaper with a wetness indicator and a nightlock technology provides up to 12 hours overnight protection to babies for a comfortable sleep. Includes refastenable tabs that securely fit movers and these disposable diapers are absolutely affordable!
The diapers are scented which some moms do not prefer.
Babies will surely LUV these diapers; they are soft and comfortable to the touch and securely fit to hold everything inside. If your baby has sensitive skin, no need to worry about rashes and bumps with these diapers.
No more leaks! Luv has a Nightlock Technology that keeps your babies protected from wetness up to 12 hours. Also, it has a wetness indicator that turns blue when it’s time for them to change. Definitely a lifesaver from wet sheets and outfits.
If you’re on a budget yet looking for a high-quality diaper, then Luv’s is perfect for you and for your babies. A one month supply costs less than $25, and provides the comfort and protection your baby deserves.
These one-size-fits-all diapers are easy to put on and change in one step. The waterproof outer cover prevents leaks to keep your baby dry and comfortable. It also features adjustable absorbency for daytime and nighttime use.
They are a little bulky but become lighter as you wash them.
Compared to disposable diapers, these BumGenius Cloth Diaper provide a great deal when it comes to overall comfort. They have easy to use and adjustable snap closures to fit your baby snuggly without having any discomfort.
Thanks to the semi-attached stay-dry inserts, you can now customize the absorbency of this cloth diapers where your baby needs it most -- keeping baby dry all throughout the day or night.
Get more happy time with your kids, as cloth diapering is made much easier with BumGenius. However, you need to invest almost $60 for one freetime diaper with weekender wet bag, CACTacular pouch and pen, and Doodles collection Button and Sticker. Still worth it? Yes, because they definitely last for years.
With an umbilical cord notch and extra padding on the back, this gentle and soft diaper is designed with newborns in mind.
The powder scent may be preferred by some, but not all.
The Swaddlers standout category was absorption. These diapers definitely do the dirty work in keeping moisture away from your baby's skin. Plus, the color changing wetness indicator tells you when your baby needs a change, so you no longer have to play the guessing game.
What makes these diapers standout from the rest? They feature an umbilical cord notch that gives a comfy fit around your newborns delicate belly. Also, the stretchy sides and soft tabs ensure a snug, comfortable fit. Pampers Swaddlers also have extra padding in the back. So, your inactive newborn, who spends a lot of time on their back, will be nice and comfortable.
All of that said, Pampers are not chlorine-free or otherwise eco-friendly. Many competing diaper brands give clear statements that their diaper is "chlorine-free" or "dye-free"; while Pampers answers remain vague and unclear. So we can only assume that these diapers do have chlorine, latex, fragrance and dyes in them. And, they aren't biodegradable. Of course, if being green isn't your thing, then you'll be quite happy with the quality of these diapers.
Our favorite thing about the Swaddlers is the price. At $0.22 a diaper, these are the cheapest on our list, making them perfect for parents who are on a budget.
A daytime and nighttime diaper that won't leak or cause diaper rash. Free of harmful chemcials and perfumes.
These diapers are imported from Denmark, so only a handful of online sites sell them. Additionally, European sizes can be confusing.
Sometimes with products that focus more on eco-friendliness, they become less impressive in other areas. And that can be disappointing. However, that's definitely not the case with Bambo diapers. Instead, these diapers are extremely impressive and the best out there - we promise. They are designed with a super absorbant core which means two things: first, less diaper changes; and second, your baby can wear these throughout the night without any leakage. So, you don't have to worry about those disgusting and messy blowouts. Also, these have recently been redesigned to include a wetness indicator so you know when to change your baby. How cool is that?
The Bambo is one of the softest and most comfortable diapers we've come across so far -- making it the real deal. The flexible sides and stretch tabs give these diapers a comfy fit your baby will love. And, the rate of leaks is significantly less compared to other diapers. Reviewers stated over and over that these diapers never leaked or caused diaper rash. They do run slightly larger than most brands, especially in length, so you may need to experiment a little with sizing.
If you're an eco-conscious parent, you'll fall in love with these diapers quickly. In this category the Bambo shines. In fact, this diaper has won multiple Eco-Awards such as the Nordic Swan Eco-Label. Bamboo Nature is also proud of their sustainable manufacturing processes, while ensuring they are free of harmful chemicals, latex, and perfumes. Which makes them skin-friendly and perfect for babies who are sensitive to allergens. As a bonus, these diapers are 80% biodegradable and 99% compostable. And that feels good too, right?
The Bambo is definitely not the cheapest diaper on the market. However, moms agree that the "leak-free" fit and comfortability make this natural diaper worth the splurge. For this product you are going to spend around $0.35 per diaper. Although considering the average price of a diaper is $0.36, we think this is clearly a steal. The only reason not to choose Bambo diapers is if your budget doesn't allow it. Another option to consider if you're looking for something similar, yet cheaper, is Earth's Best.