Confession: I am a Pampers snob. I LOVE my Pampers… well, Elias’ Pampers. I love the smell, the graphics, how flexible the tabs are, the texture, the gifts to grow points program – pretty much everything about them. But, even on sale they run about 21 cents a piece. And with how much Elias dirties his diapers, this adds up.
Therefore, I have decided to try out a couple generic brands. I am not afraid like I was as a new mommy. I will probably end up hating them all, but figure it can’t hurt.
My first trial were Publix diapers. They were awful. Didn’t stretch and kinda hard. Thankfully, they didn’t bother Elias’ skin at all. I took them to day care and he used them up in a week – with a couple leaks. I will say though that Publix Baby Club program is AMAZING! As a member you receive tons of coupons, a great little magazine and other neat bonuses. If you have a Publix near you, sign up!
I also just received a sample of two Costco diapers and they weren’t bad. They just were a bit more narrow than Pampers, but comparable in softness and absorbency. I don’t think I would use them overnight though. I may try them again. Someone once told me that the Costco generics are made by Huggies… maybe a reader of this blog? I have also heard that once your baby gets to size three (what E is in) that Huggies work well. Maybe I should try them again. I hated them when Elias was tiny – remember this?
I have a coupon for $3 off Kroger diapers, which will make them just $3 for a pack of 40, which is less than .08 cents a piece. I am trying those this week. I bought a package last night and found the size extremely comparable to Pampers. They aren’t quite as thick and nice, but I think I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised by them. (I found this deal on Baby Cheapskate, which I go to every week to find the week’s best diaper and formula deals.)
Are you a Pampers snob? Have you tried generic diapers before? What was your experience?