What Kind of Diapers Should I Buy?

So you’re a new mom. There are a ton of options: disposable, cloth, organic, sensitive, overnight, swadlers, movers, groovers etc.. It is literally one of the most overwhelming things. I have heard from different mothers that different types of diapers work for different babies. I even have a friend who said that she used different types for each child. Some mothers say that certain brands work great for girls and others work great for boys. I cannot tell you what will work perfectly for you, but I can tell you what has worked great for me.

The best advice I can give you as a new mother, is to have a diaper raffle for your baby shower. Offer a drawing for a $50 gift card to whoever brings a small pack of diapers. It doesn’t have to be a gigantic pack. Ask for a variety. In this way, you will be able to try many different types of diapers for your little one.

For my son, it happened completely by accident. We tried the Pampers Swaddlers which are actually pretty pricey. Then I pulled out a package of Pampers that were labeled a little differently. They were blue and did not have an “indicator line” to show when there was a need to change the diaper. I thought maybe someone brought me an old package or something that was discontinued. Boy was I wrong. I put that diaper on my child and that thing held up better than any Costo, Target, Huggies or Swaddler combined. It was called “Pampers Baby Dry” Recently, my son wore one all night to sleep, and then took a big poo in it before I could change him. There was NO BLOWOUT! Don’t take my word for it. Try it out for yourself.