If you are the parent of an infant or a toddler, diapers will definitely be an important part of your grocery list and a large part of your monthly budget. There are numerous diaper brands available, some more popular than others, some expensive and some reasonably priced. Since every parent works on a different budget, their choices are different. However, one thing is common among all parents – they all want the best for their children.
There are three main categories of Diapers
You can choose anyone from these as each has its pros and cons.
Pampers Pants: These come in sizes S, M, L, XL taking care of your baby’s diaper needs right from a few months to about 3-4 years of age. According to most reviews, these diapers are highly absorbent with almost no leakage and are even suitable for night-time use.
Huggies wonder pants: Just like the other diaper brands, these come in sizes S, M, L, XL to suit your growing baby’s needs. Even though some users have found this comfortable for their babies, some find it less absorbent and not good enough to last an entire night.
Mamy Poko pants: Mamy Poko was the first brand to launch pant-style diapers in India and they come in a full range of sizes. This diaper is soft and has high absorbency levels. However, users find its dry cover ineffective. Even though it soaks up wetness, it does not keep the baby completely dry.
Easy Teddyy baby diaper pants: This is the most economical option and comes in all sizes S, M, L, XL. Even though users find it soft and easy-to-use, some users do complain of leakage and rashes on prolonged use.
Pampers Active Baby: They are similar in every aspect to Pampers pants except they are tab-style diapers. If you prefer tab style diapers, Pampers active baby is the best choice.
Huggies Dry: These are soft and comfortable for babies. However, they do not have the stretchable velcro tapes on the sides which can cause fit and leakage issues. They also do not have a wetness indicator like Pampers.
Libero open style diapers: These are similar in quality, and ease of use to pampers. Their top layer dry cover is found to be more effective in keeping the baby dry by some parents. They come in a variety of fun prints and patterns too. However, these are a little more expensive than the other diaper brands out there.
Teddyy Baby diapers: These are one of the most economical diapers in the market and cost significantly lesser than the other diaper brands out there. Their absorption and dryness levels are good but the outer cover has a plastic feel and can cause irritation to some babies.
These diapers come with an outer cover which is like a regular diaper made of high-quality fiber. On the inner side, they have reusable, absorbent inserts which do the job of diapers i.e, of soaking up urine and holding in poop. The inserts can be washed and reused like a regular cloth diaper. The outer covers come in attractive colours and sizes and each diaper comes with more than one insert. You could also purchase multiple inserts separately.
The best reusable cloth diapers you could buy in India are
Bum Genius: The oldest and the most popular brand. Also the most expensive at approx Rs. 1320 for a diaper.
Bum Berry: A mid-priced reusable diaper brand. The diaper is adjustable according to the baby’s size and weight. One diaper costs approx Rs. 760.
Baby Hug: These are in the same price range as Bum Berry and these too are easily adjustable.
Tiny care: This is more like a traditional cloth nappy used at home but with a soft cotton lining and a waterproof outer plastic cover. They have to be changed after every use. However, they offer the same advantages of a cloth nappy – economy, no diaper rash and are eco-friendly.
No matter which diaper brand you choose to use for your baby, there are a couple of points you need to keep in mind: