Huggies vs Pampers Diapers: Brand Review

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Why Huggies Vs Pampers

Huggies vs Pampers diapers are the biggest debate in diaper history. With the brands being every parent’s go-to brand with a first child it is no wonder you’d like to know who the winner is and which diaper brand will come out on top.

We are going to go into the comparisons each brand has in their diapers and at the end, we will rate all of it together to find out which diaper brand really is number one.

Ready let’s get right into it.

Huggies Vs Pampers Diapers Best Brand Review

Huggie Products

Huggies Snug & DryHuggies Little SnugglersHuggies Little MoversHuggies Little Movers Plus
Sizes: Newborn – 6Sizes: Preemie – 6Sizes: 3-6Sizes 3-6

Is Huggies better than Pampers diapers? We’ll let you decide who the overall winner is. Huggies has 4 big products with only one of them being available in the premie size.

Pamper Products

Pampers Baby DryPampers SwaddlersPampers CruisersPampers Swaddlers OvernightPampers Pure
Sizes: Newborn – 6Sizes: Preemie- 6Sizes: 3-7Sizes: 3-6Sizes: Preemie -6

Is Pampers better than Huggies diapers? We all have personal preferences – we’ll let you decide once you read the differences and similarities to each of the diapers.

Pampers has 5 big products with Pampers Pure being the newest member. Which makes it two types that have the preemie size.

How Each Product Compares In Quality


For price comparisons, we are looking at all sizes compared to each other and compared their counterpart.

Huggies are less expensive than Pampers by .30 – .35 cents per diaper. Over time it adds up, especially as the diaper size gets larger (you get less per box).

Huggies wins the price point.

Comparing Top Of Diaper For Cord Clearance (newborn size)

When a newborn is first out of the womb they have a piece of their umbilical cord as a stump for the first few weeks of life. Because of this diapers tend to have a dip in the front to allow for the stump to be safe.

Huggies has a slight dent to allow for the umbilical cord stump on sizes preemie – newborn.

Pampers do not have a slight dent and in most places, you will see that parents have to fold the top of the diaper to make sure the umbilical cord stump doesn’t get moved or taken off by accident.

Huggies is the winner for umbilical cord clearance.

Side Tabs On Diapers

Huggies diapers have a larger side tab that allows parents to pull the diaper across the belly and hook the sticky sides to close the diaper up. The larger tabs help when you are placing the diaper on.

However, parents have noticed that when a baby is about to move a diaper size the tabs are a little useless and they can see them move to the side and let the diaper hang.

*Huggies now has purple side tabs that have addressed the issue above.*

Pampers tabs are a little on the smaller side and don’t help as much when you ‘buckle’ the diaper onto the baby.

We’d say this is a tie as both have pros and cons.

Pee Line

Both diapers have the ‘pee test line’. It is a yellow line down the front of the diaper that turns blue when the baby has wet the diaper.

Both brands of diapers have lines that are a good solid blue color when wet.

We think they both get points and we call this particular test a tie.

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We have seen that many Disney characters end up on Huggies, while friends like Elmo and Sesame Street characters end up on Pampers.

Both of these brands are straightforward and don’t offer much when it comes to the design of diapers.

If you are looking for a more stylish diaper both of these brands are NOT it. No points for either on design.


Both Huggies and Pampers are the go-to diaper for new moms because they offer great absorbency.

The difference is that Huggies comes with an extra layer that holds what feels like beads. They are said to help pull the wetness away from the baby and onto the diaper to keep the baby dry all night long.

The con to these beads is that if the baby wears the diaper all night or too long without changing – parents have seen the beads on the baby’s body meaning they are leaking through!

Pampers does not have this added layer BUT they absorb just as much as Huggies does and you don’t have to worry about the beads leaking through onto the baby.

Pampers wins this one.


Both brands offer preemie sizes, with Huggies going preemie to size six.

Pampers wins this point as they also have preemie sizes and one product type that goes to size 7.

Pampers win this one.

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Now let’s look at each diaper set compared to the other. Most parents will start with Pampers Swaddlers or Huggies Little Snugglers, usually, after they’ll be moved to Snug & Dry or Baby Dry to the Cruisers or Movers.

Okay, let’s compare each.

Which Is The Best Diaper Brand Huggies Or Diapers?

Huggies Snug & Dry VS Pampers Baby Dry

First, we will look at the snug and dry and the baby dry which is normally the one that the baby is in the longest!

First Impression: Both brands keep the baby dry, we see more leakage in Pampers when it is time to move up a size as compared to Huggies in the snug and dry.

Price: You can find a box of Huggies Snug & Dry (newborn size) to cost: $42.24 for 264 diapers

You can find a box of Pampers Baby Dry (newborn size) to cost: $47.58 for 252 diapers

Leakage: Based on reviews from both companies: Huggies Snug & Dry accounts for 12 hours of leak-free wear. Pampers Baby Dry accounts for 12 hours of leak-free wear

Comfort For baby: Huggies Snug & Dry is a little larger in the crotch area for the newborn size as opposed to Baby Dry by Pampers. Making the comfort for baby best to go with Pampers.

Huggies Little Snugglers VS Pampers Swaddlers

Next up is the little snugglers vs Swaddlers this will be one of the baby’s first diapers. So please read this carefully and choose the one you loved best.

First Impression: Huggies Little Snugglers vs Pampers Swaddlers the very first diaper baby will wear. Most hospitals (in the US) have partnered with Pampers to have Swaddlers in the nursery or NICU.

Price: Huggies Little Snugglers cost: $39.76 (on average) for a pack of 198 diapers.

Pampers Swaddlers cost: $48.00 (on average) for a pack of 198 diapers

Leakage: Bath Little Snugglers and Swaddlers have guaranteed 12-hour leakage protection.

Comfort For baby: These will normally be the first diaper baby wears when they get out of the hospital. Giving Huggies the advantage because of the umbilical cord clearance.

Huggies Little Movers vs Pampers Cruisers

First Impression: The straps on Huggies Little Movers are very easy to stretch and fit great. They stay on even with a baby who is mobile or a toddler who runs wild with a double strip grip. Pampers Cruisers has a more fitted style on the crotch section making it snug for the baby to move around in.

Price: Huggies Little Movers costs: (on average) $46.00 for a size 3 with 162 diapers. Pampers Cruisers costs (on average): $48.72 for a size 3 with 174 diapers.

Leakage: We see more leaks in the pampers cruisers when a child has to move up a size than we do on average with the Huggies little movers.

Comfort For baby: For this age range, the extra space in the Huggies makes it easier for toddlers or mobile infants to walk and run around.

After putting a clean diaper on the baby – you’ll want to get them to sleep, safe and sound.

What diaper is better Huggies or Pampers?

Now that you’ve gone through our list, we know we love Huggies more for a few reasons being that they are more cost-effective which comes in handy especially if you’re having a baby on a budget.

Pampers does have the love of most, as we compared the sales from both companies. Pampers sells 35% of the leading diapers as opposed to Huggies which sells 22%.

In Conclusion

Both brands offer a great number of similarities and it is usually customer (baby) preference on which diaper works for them.

What do you think? Let us know who you have gone to in the comments below!

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