I have shared before that Pampers is my favorite diaper brand. I like everything about them. How they stretch. Their shape. Their cute design. How they next to never leak. Gifts to Grow Points. The list goes on and on.
But they are expensive, so I have been broadening my horizons trying a few other brands. I have been experimenting with Huggies lately and thought I would share my thoughts.
Thanks to some great promotions, I have been able to get Huggies at a great price a few times and have been very satisfied with them. For instance, this week, you can get them for $6 a pack if you have a Kroger in your area. You get $3 off when you spend $15 or more on Huggies products. Diapers are on sale for $8.99, so two packs are $18 minus $3 is $15. Plus if you have coupons for $1.50 off a pack you get two packs for $12. Not bad. (Be sure to look at the quantity when you are buying them as Huggies recently reduced the number of diapers per pack from 35 to 31 (for size 3). Of course the price didn’t change. I found several 35 packs at Kroger).
We have found that the shape isn’t quite as good as Pampers making them a little harder to put on squirmy Elias, but they have never leaked and they don’t irritate his skin. I have only used them a couple times overnight and they have never leaked (however, usually I use Pampers).
Another reason why I like Pampers is its Gifts to Grow program. While it takes a while to accrue enough points to get prizes, I feel like I am getting the most out of my diaper spending if I save points. I have a few friends that share their points with me, so that helps too. (If you don’t want your points, I will take them off your hands!)
Well, Huggies now has a points program too – YAY! It’s called Huggies Enjoy The Ride. Unlike Pampers where you accrue points to earn products, with Huggies you accrue points to use for various sweepstakes prizes (ie: use two points and enter to win a $25 Gap gift card). It is totally random if you win. Points are not on products yet, but they can be found in ads, on coupons, and on various websites. You can also earn points for watching video on the site, emailing to it to friends, etc. I haven’t won anything yet, but you can bet I am going to keep trying. I have found a bunch of blogs posting a bunch of codes to get people started. I recommend checking out Freebies for Mom to get more than 100 points!
All in all, I think Huggies are a good alternative to Pampers. Pampers will always be number one in my book, but number two isn’t bad.
How do you think Huggies compare to Pampers?
Oh and just for fun, here is Elias’s 10-month-picture. He is all of a sudden terribly frightened of the monkey chair. It has always been in his room… very strange. So this crying shot is the best I could get. Don’t worry. He was only there for about a minute. Sweet boy… (Ironically, he is wearing a Kroger diaper in the picture. I am trying to use them up!)
For previous posts featuring his watch me grow monkey chair pictures, click here.