This week on the Thursday Review we check out the new Huggies Little Movers Slip On Diapers. Can they stand up to the Twinnado and live to tell about it? Read On!
The week the twins were born we went through nearly 200 diapers between the newborns and my two-year old son. While the amount of diapers we use has drastically decreased the amount of effort it takes to change a diaper has definitely increased.
Now that the twins are fourteen months old they can talk, crawl, and almost walk, making them a lot of fun to play with, but not so much fun to change. It is a literal game of diapers. They scream and squirm and while I am busy changing one the other is often up to no good. I have tried distracting them, pinning them down, and even relenting and changing diapers backwards (not easy!) until I got asked to try out Huggies Slip-On Diapers.
At first I was a bit skeptical. While I have always been an advocate of brand name diapers instead of no name, I seemed to find myself buying Pampers for the girls even though I had almost exclusively used Huggies for Sawyer (after the no name diaper sagas of course). I actually remember trying a version of slip on diapers at the Babytime Show when he was a year old and thinking how novel they were without fully comprehending their purpose since Sawyer was very good with diaper changes and never really crawled.
Huggies Little Movers are a slip on diaper with elastic panels and tabs that are pre-fastened for quick and easy diaper changes. Just slip on and go. If your child is walking you can even change them standing up! But don’t mistake these for training pants, these are diapers and are still removed the traditional way. Easy open sides and grip tabs make removal and rolling up the diaper for disposal simple and easy. This is important because changing a poopy diaper on a standing child is not easy (we had to move Sawyer to training pants early because he was so big he outgrew size six and they had to be slid on and off, not pretty!).
Choosing the right size of diaper is important. Too tight and they can be uncomfortable for your baby or cause a rash. Too loose and they will sag and leak, or even come off.
Luckily I was able to get two different sizes in these diapers to try. Sansa is a slim 22lbs and usually wears size five and June is a robust 28lbs and wears size six so those were the sizes I ordered. However, unlike regular diapers which you tighten to fit with tabs, these ones stretch to fit (they have elastic panels down the side) so make sure you read the box carefully. The girls ended up going a size down (which is a bonus since you probably know the smaller the size, the cheaper the price because you get more per box).
Despite their completely different body shapes and sizes, the diapers fit them both really well, hugging their bodies and staying in place.
According to the package the diapers have trusted Leak Lock® Protection. The diaper absorbs-away layers and long-lasting core lock in wetness and keep baby dry. Hmm, sounds good, but when the girls are gallivanting around the house will they leak? In June’s case she really needs leak protection because she does not crawl. Rather she scoots around the house on her bum putting a lot of pressure on her diapers to either come off or leak out the sides.
These diapers work great for during the day, however it did find that they were not great for overnight. They could not cope with 8 hours between changes which left them soaking wet and would cause them to leak. However, I do not find that to be a huge drawback since these are designed for when the babies are on the go, so it is a waste to use them overnight anyways when you can just use regular Huggies (which are slightly cheaper anyway).
These diapers are really easy to put on, you just slide them on like underwear. This was great because when girls were twisting and squirming there was little fussing to do with tabs. For a whole week I was in heaven during diaper changes. However, June quickly caught on and realized that if she spread her legs in a “v” mommy couldn’t get the diaper on over her feet, and that became her new game to play. Still, I found that more fun than the “let’s roll over and crawl away” game. Sansa, on the other hand figured out that she could “help” put them on by putting her legs through and that made things really easy.
To take off you just undo the side tabs like regular diapers. It can be a little tricky at first since the tabs are much more on the side compared to regular diapers where they are towards the front, but once you’ve got the hang of it, it’s not a problem. I even found myself occasionally just sliding them off because it was easier if one of the babies was fussy and there was just pee in it.
While these diapers are more expensive than a no name brand, they are just slight more than regular brand name diapers. And when you factor in that your child can go a few sizes down, giving you more bang for your buck, and that you can always find Huggies coupons, really the difference is negligible.
- Super easy to put on.
- Easy to take off.
- Much more responsive fit than regular diapers.
- More comfortable for your little one.
- No leaks.
- Larger sizing for better fit/ better value.
- Cute, gender neutral pictures on the diapers (sometimes I found some diapers looked really girly, which I didn’t like for Sawyer).
- Slightly more expensive than regular diapers (see price category).
- Not great at night (see absorption).
Overall I would definitely recommend these diapers. In fact, I would have to caution parents because the problem is, these are so convenient, once you see how easy these diapers are to put on and off, you won’t want to go back to regular diapers again!
I should also add that Daddy also gave them a thumbs up. He really liked the fact that you could put them on standing up (the baby, not him).
If you want to give these diapers a try here is a link where you can get your very own coupon for $1.50 off Huggies Slip On Diapers at Huggies.com/littlemovers
In case you are skeptical about the diapers being put to the test, here is a look at just some of the mischief the girls got into while wearing their new diapers.
Disclosure: I am part of the Huggies Slip-On blogger program with Mom Central Canada and I received product samples to facilitate my review as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.