Unlike other huggies vs pampers review you have read, this article will be more focused on the quality of the diapers, rather than the price of the diapers. The reason is because you want to buy something that works. Think of it this way.

If you bought crappy diapers, and your baby leaks through two to three times more, then it’s more work for you. You will use more diapers and do extra laundry which requires even more money in the long run.


According to babygearlab, in terms of absorbency, Pampers is one of their top three choices. By what standards did they use to test their diapers? Their method of testing of diapers isn’t based entirely on squirting water directly into a diaper. They squirt real pee, or pee like fluid intot their diapers. If you think that’s not too different from testing with plain water then you are wrong.

They “pee” on their diapers. Most disposable diapers nowadays contains a safe ingredient known as super absorbent polymer (SAP). The material SAP, normally absorb 800 times its own weight in terms of purely distilled water, according to this research.

However, since urine or pee is actually salt water, and other substances mixed in, the absorption is reduced to only 30 times it’s own weight. The reasons is because salt itself has the ability to hold water. Since the salt in the “urine solution” is gripping on to the water molecules, then the SAP won’t easily be able to absorb the urine as compared to absorbing regular water.

They roll a baby onto wet diapers. Not literally rolling a live baby onto wet diapers squirted with urine imitation. They use a heavy rock to roll on a wet diaper in all directions, then they check the rock for wetness. This is done because a baby moves around a lot, and that is bound to influence the distribution of urine in the diaper.

With this intensive testing pampers actually scored high.

However, Huggies didn’t do so well under intensive testingAccording to babygearlab, huggies scored the lowest in terms of absorbency. However, better absorbency doesn’t necessarily mean it will be compatible with your baby.


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Pampers Amazon Reviews

According to Amazon reviews, only one person out of 5000 reviews complained about a diaper rash when using Pamper Swaddlers. All diapers brands have consumers complaining about diaper rashes, but to only have one complaint out of that many reviews is pretty rare. There is a reason why almost all hospitals trust Pampers.

It’s simply very safe compared to most of the competition out there. Since hospitals don’t want to be held responsible for using crappy diapers that hurts babies. They use high quality diapers like Pampers instead.

On the other hand, Huggies had a lot more complaints with rashes. Huggies diapers are thinner, and less absorbent. If a wet diaper stays in constant contact with your baby’s skin, the moisture and warmth will allow bacteria to flourish and cause redness and rashes. It might even cause a yeast infection. In order to avoid that, you will have to change your baby’s diapers more often when using Huggies.

Normally all diapers cause rashes if you leave them on your baby for too long. One of the main goals of choosing diapers is to find diapers that don’t require as much changing while keeping your baby’s skin safe.

Leakage and compatibility

Just because a diaper is more absorbent doesn’t necessarily mean that it won’t leak as much. Most parents claim that what often cause leakage depends on the shape of the baby. This is one of the reasons why Pampers can’t solve the problem for everybody either.

Most parents believes that Pampers are meant for babies with big butts and thin thighs. What happens is that parents who use Pampers on their babies with small butt and thick thighs find leaks, and there are red strain marks on their babies’ thighs. This happens because the diaper wrap too tightly around their babies’ legs and result in redness.

On the other hands other parents believes that Huggies are meant for babies with small butts and thick thighs. This is the reason why when babies with thin thighs use Huggies, parents find poop leaking out the thighs. Sometimes it’s worth purchasing your diapers in small quantities to test it out first instead of buying in bulk.

Which One Is Softer?

Pampers and Huggies are both very soft diapers. Both companies have dedicated a lot of effort into making their diapers as soft as possible.

Pampers makes their diapers blanket like soft. It literally feels like cloth. That’s why their diapers also feel oxygenated without suffocating your baby’s butt.

Huggies have soft quilt on the inside. However, it’s a little unclear whether the material is breathable on the outside, because most parents claim that the outside is a little rough.

Are The Materials Safe?

Pampers and Huggies make use of superabsorbent polymer, SAP in their diapers. These are bead looking things when they absorb water. Many people are concerned that these are toxic. However, they are relatively safe. In fact, it’s also used in food according to Wikipedia.

Umbilical Cord Cut Out

The old days of folding down the flaps are gone. Both Huggies and Pampers have the umbilical cord cut included in their diapers. For Pampers, they have that available in Pampers Swaddlers, and Huggies have that for their Huggies Little Snugglers.

Varieties and Features

For Pampers: (This came directly from the Amazon site)

Pampers Swaddlers

  1. Soft and breathable
  2. Has wetness indicator that changes color
  3. Special absorb away liner that keeps baby’s skin dry
  4. Available size N – 6

Pampers Cruisers

  1. Unique 3 Way Fit for waist, legs, and butt for baby movement
  2. Flexible leg cuff to prevent leaks
  3. Soft stretchy sides to adapt with baby’s movements
  4. Prevents sags
  5. Available size 3-7
  6. Highly don’t recommend the cruisers though because they are poorly made.

Pampers Baby Dry

  1. Has wetness indicator that changes color (for sizes N – 2 only)
  2. Three layers of absorbency, which is one extra compared to normal diapers
  3. Soft inside and out
  4. Size availabe 1 – 6

Pampers Baby Dry + Extra Protection

  1. Same as Pampers Baby Dry with extra protection zones
  2. available size 3 – 6

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants for Girls

  1. Easy removal like an underwear
  2. You can also tear it off in emergencies
  3. Cartoon print is dora the explorer
  4. Has wetness indicator (the dora character fades)
  5. Available size 4 – 6

Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants for Boys

  1. Same thing as the girl version, but the cartoon print is thomas the tank engine

Pampers UnderJams Absorbent Night Wear for Girls

  1. For older kids (58-85 lbs), so if you already fully potty trained your kid, this one shouldn’t be necessary
  2. Basically a pullup that imitates an underwear

Pampers UnderJams Absorbent Night Wear for Boys

  1. Same thing as the girl version

Pampers Splashers Swim Diapers for Boys and Girls

  1. Use for the swimming pool
  2. Does not swell up when swimming

Pampers Swaddlers Sensitive Diapers

  1. Same thing as pampers swaddlers, but meant fo children prone to get rashes

Pampers Premium Care

For Huggies:

Huggies Little Snugglers

  1. Has wetness indicator
  2. Back waistband
  3. Soft and breathable
  4. Available size P – 5

Huggies Little Snugglers Plus

  1. An extra absorbent layer on top of Huggies Little Snugglers

Huggies Little Movers

  1. Grips onto your baby while she moves
  2. Meant for babies that can already crawl
  3. Available size 3 – 6

Huggies Little Movers Plus

  1. An extra layer in addition to Huggies Little Movers (not available on amazon yet)

Huggies Little Movers Diaper Pants

  1. Potty training pants that slips on an off like an underwear
  2. Stretch grips like the Huggies Little Movers to allow movement while preventing leaks
  3. Available size 3-6

Huggies Overnites

  1. Available size 3 – 6
  2. Snug waistband keeps the diaper from moving while baby is tossing and turning

Huggies Snug and Dry

  1. Triple layer protection
  2. Quick absorbing layer to keep baby dry
  3. Available size 1-6

Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra

  1. Can only purchase at Walmart
  2. quilted liner locks away wetness better than Huggies Little Snugglers

Huggies Little Mover Diaper Pants Gender Specific

  1. Stretchy waistbands, and sides for comfort
  2. Slip on like training pants while absorbing like a diaper
  3. Available size 3 – 6

Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants

  1. Use for swimming
  2. Prevent swelling from pool water

Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants For Boys

  1. Disney graphics fade when wet
  2. Easy on and off for potty training
  3. Protections zone specifically for boys
  4. Available size 2T – 5T

Huggies Pull-Ups Training Pants for girls

  1. Disney graphics fade when wet
  2. Easy on and off for potty training
  3. Protections zone specifically for girls
  4. Available size 2T – 5T

Where to Get Them?

You can get them at Amazon online.