keeping your little one clean and comfy makes your baby happier.
Diapers are one of the essential things you’ll need for your little one. Making sure your baby’s bum stays clean and dry is crucial for baby’s comfort and to avoid diaper rash. Expect to become a diaper-slinging pro in no time—most newborns go through about 10 or more diapers every day. That’s more than 300 changes in the first month…but who’s counting?
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What Type of Disposable Diaper is Best?
There’s no shortage of diaper options on the market, but the most important consideration when you’re choosing what’s best is to figure out which disposable diaper works for your baby. You might find your newborn’s skin reacts to one brand of diaper and not another, or that your little one is having more blowouts in a certain brand. Finding the right diaper usually involves some trial and error and is all about figuring out what’s best for your particular baby.
Factors that might sway you toward one disposable diaper brand over another include:
- Environmental impact
How Do You Figure Out the Right Size Diaper?
Each diaper brand fits differently, so it’s a good idea to try out several different brands before you click buy on those supersized packs. A diaper that fits well will:
- Hit right below your baby’s belly button
- Fasten symmetrically on either side
- Fit snugly, but not dig into your baby’s skin and still allow them to move around comfortably
The bad news is that an ill-fitting diapers will often lead to lots of leaks and even the dreaded blowout…but the good news is it will be pretty obvious that it’s likely time to give a new brand a try!
Also keep in mind that if you begin experiencing issues with a diaper you and your baby already liked, it’s probably just time to move up a size. (Newborn sizes go up to about 10 lbs, so your little one will probably grow into the next size around one month, depending on how much they weighed when they were born.)
How We Chose Our Best Diaper Picks
We asked thousands of Babylist families about the baby products they love the most, then took the most popular diapers they shared with us and added our own research and insight—and some of our favorites as well. We think you and your baby will love at least one of these diapers too.
Most Popular Disposable Diaper
Why We Love It
Pampers are by far the most popular choice among users for their super-soft feel and flexible fit (read: fewer poopsplosions). Their Swaddler line is the cushiest and includes a wetness indicator as well a newborn design that makes space for the umbilical cord. They’re well-priced and seem to work well for all different shapes and sizes of babies.
What Parents Say
“I like that the Pampers netting prevented leaking, especially when I was breastfeeding and my baby’s stools were not as firm.” -Kit