Reviews for Pampers® Swaddlers™ Diapers | Pampers
People say Pampers is really similar to Up Up.
Some INFO about the Smell
11/26/12 UPDATE: I received a size 2 box from Amazon and the diapers smelled TOXIC like some of the other reviewers have written and they did give my daughter an instant rash. Being in the product development field, I understand that there can be QC issues, so I called Pampers. They did confirm that there can be bad batches of diapers out there with too much of the "perfumes" they add. They explained that they add the perfumes to all the sensitive diapers to mask some of the other smells that go into making them. This prompted me to smell some of the diapers from the previous box because I had never smelled anything on them before. There actually is a faint smell to them which surprised me being that they are "hypoallergenic." Anyways, they were very good about it and are sending me a 4 $10 vouchers. The only problem is that I am hesitant to keep my subscribe and save subscription because I could get another bad batch. You would think Pampers would pull all the invoices of the bad ones in order to not lose business. All in all, I will continue buying them and in the future return the smelly ones promptly. They just fit so well, don't cause rashes (when made right) and don't leak. Also, if anyone else is curious, the code for the smelly diapers I got is: 2294U011381605 this can be found on the diaper itself on wearers right. 11/16/12 Quality: My daughter has extremely sensitive skin and after trying a variety of different diapers, we found that Pampers Sensitive are the only ... Read More
The best disposable diaper!
I have tried a variety of diapers on my daughter who was born in May of this year (2011). The hospital sent us home with Pampers Swaddlers (regular) in the newborn size and I ended up preferring the Huggies Little Snugglers Newborn size because at that time they had the umbilical notch and the Pampers equivalent did not. Now Pampers Swaddlers newborn also have this notch (so you don't have to fold the diaper over for the first few weeks to avoid rubbing on the umbilicus). But as soon as DD's belly button was healed we discovered that we liked the Pampers better as far as absorption goes. But I was back and forth between Huggies and Pampers for a while because I REALLY LIKE the wetness indicator strip and I had mixed feelings about the licensed characters decorating both brands. (Huggies has Disney, usually Winnie and Friends, sometimes Micky and Gang Pampers has Sesame Street). If I had to pick a licensed character to adorn my child I guess I personally prefer Sesame Street...but I'd rather not have any licensed characters on my daughter in general. That is one of the reasons I switched to Swaddlers Sensitive. They just have perfectly acceptable stars and hearts and the like...no licensing required. I feel like my kid will be inundated with marketing soon enough, can't at least her diapers be free of it?! But also I had some concerns about the Pampers Dry-Max technology in some of their other lines of diapers and the Swaddlers Sensitive have the least amount of the offending ... Read More
Dry-Max vs. Non Dry-Max ... are you confused? Maybe I can help!
New parent here. I have been using Swaddlers since my baby was born (newborn size). Great diapers in my opinion. I had read that some Pampers diapers had Dry-Max in them and that it could irritate sensitive skin. However, as much reading I did online I never got a good concrete answer on which Pampers Swaddlers had dry-max in them. To convolute things even more, go to a local store that sells diapers and you will probably find that some Pampers Swaddlers packages say "with Dry Max" on them and some dont (I'm not talking about the Sensitive version - Just regular Swaddlers). So Pampers makes two versions of Swaddlers, one with Dry max and one without? WRONG! (well, at least according to Pampers themselves that is wrong). Straight from Pampers customer service: 1. Any regular Pampers Swaddlers (non-Sensiitive versions) diapers have Dry-Max (regardless of whether it says Dry-max on the packing or not) 2. Pampers Swaddlers SENSITIVE do NOT have Dry-Max I confirmed this by sending them the product codes of various diapers I had bought online and in actual stores, and they confirmed that each one had dry-max in it (even though some of the packaging did not explicitly say dry-max on it). For the really confusing part, there is a non-sensitive Pampers Swaddlers Newborn diaper that does NOT have dry-max in it, even though it is packaged like a "regular" Swaddler (i.e. non-sensitive). Look closely and you will see on each of these newborn packages that it has a special little sym... Read More
Not just for newborns
Let's go way back - when I was pregnant over 13 months ago, I had literally no idea what to buy for my first baby. What bottles should I use? What size clothes will they need - and how long will they be in that size? Will she want a pacifier? Will the swing make her cry? Do I need a diaper genie? I had nothing but questions! The only thing I knew for sure, is that my baby would start her life in Pampers Swaddlers. They have the best reviews for newborns, they are soft like fabric, and they are pretty much the #1 used diaper by alllll the newborn parents I know. So, I bought stock in them and I registered for them. I received box after box after box of Pampers Swaddlers, sized NB, 1, and 3 (oddly no 2's so that's what I buy for all my expectant friends). Once our daughter had made her way into the 3s, my husband (the best dad in the world, but oh so cheap) suggested we give some cheaper diapers a chance. We went to Kroger brand and fought a full booty rash for the next 3 days. We switched to Huggies, which were great - if you liked changing pee-soaked clothes a few times a day. Then we went to Pamper's Cruisers, which I didn't hate - they just were not as soft as the Swaddlers and therefore resulted in more chapped skin and issues. Our attempt to go cheap had left us with stacks of unusable diapers and a healthy supply of every diaper cream we could find (how much zinc is too much zinc). We went back to the Swaddlers happily even though they are more expensive than other optio... Read More
I loved Pampers Swaddlers when my daughter was a younger infant
I loved Pampers Swaddlers when my daughter was a younger infant, but when she started crawling, I dutifully switched to cruisers halfway through her stint in size 3 because I felt like I was "supposed to" now that she was actively moving. But my son I kept in swaddlers until size 6 and then switched him to size 7 cruisers and he was fine too. Overall I've been happy with cruisers. She was in Cruisers size 3 and then size 4 during the day, and Huggies Overnight at night (she was soaking her cruisers at night, and Huggies Overnights are definitely the best!) I've had the chance to compare the Swaddlers to the Cruisers in size 4, and I can see the differences when I look at the diaper itself. The Swaddlers are more padded (thicker), whereas the Cruisers have a strong elastic. And of course the Swaddlers have that yellow/blue stripe to tell you when the diaper is wet. Personally I don't really need that stripe at my daughter's current size. The days of teaspoon-sized pees in stationary babies asleep in a crib are long gone, and if she's wet, I kinda know. Swaddlers: Thicker, Yellow Stripe Cruisers: Thinner, more elastic Both: Perfect for my long & lean 13 month old - no leaks (21 lbs ... I move up diaper sizes early) Neither: Neither is great for overnight for a toddler who actively soaks a diapers. But that's why there are overnight diapers! Overall I can't say I have a preference between the two. If you love swaddlers and/or really want the stripe, then stick with swaddlers and... Read More
We love Pampers Swaddlers
Used these for first (now 3) and ordering again for our newborn. I was born a huggies guy (father worked for Kimberly-Clarke) and we tried to use them for our little man, but just had too many leaks and blow outs. Finally relented to moving to Pampers, and have been buying them in all sizes ever since. Pros: For us, the leaks and blowouts are almost non-existent. Usually when they happen it's for a good reason. Either it was just too much, or we were pushing the weight limits for the size. With an increase in size, most problems were resolved. These are also have drymax, labeled Swaddlers, and I have yet to notice diaper rash (we also use Vaseline when changing diapers). I know there was some big brewhaha around DryMax a few years back, but I never experienced any problems. If you are that concerned, go with the Sensitive version, which will not have DryMax. The other awesome factor - wetness indicator. We have no problem hearing when #2 goes, well, #2, it's when they wet you aren't sure. Cons: Be careful of who you are ordering from. I only order from Amazon.com. Diapers change pretty much every year, and there are a lot of resellers peddling in older diapers. You might save .05 a diaper, but no telling what or how old your product is. Other: AMAZON MOM!! Seriously join today, get on the waitlist if there is one. You'll save 20% on diapers. SUBSCRIBE & SAVE!!! Save even more money on essentials when you get the subscribe and save prices. 90 DAY RETURNS!!! Not sure if Jr i... Read More
Great for new moms and dads, but I now prefer Pampers Baby Dry
Let me start by saying that I don't think all diapers are best for every baby. Meaning, what's best for my child isn't going to be what's best for someone else's child, simply because our little ones come in all shapes and sizes! We first used Pampers Swaddlers in the hospital because it's what the hospital provided. Therefore, I continued to use them when my daughter came home from the hospital. As a new mom, I saw what worked, and went with it. I loved the fact that I didn't have to guess, or feel, if she was wet! Better yet, neither did my husband - who had never been around a baby before in his life. We used Swaddlers in the newborn size and size 1. However, when the size 1 were too small, and I moved to size 2, they were too big for her (she's in the 50th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height). We had problems with stuff leaking out around her legs. The other problem I began having was leaking at night. She would wake up in the morning and her onesie and sleeper would be completely soaked! Someone told me that her daughter had the same problem, and recommended that I switch to Pampers Baby Dry at night, which offers 12 hour leak protection. I am so happy I did! She hasn't had a leak at night since. For daytime diapering, I began using Luvs, which I really like. The Luvs and Baby Dry both have a pleasant smell, where as the Swaddlers have a chemical smell. I finished my box of Luvs, and still had all of the Swaddlers Size 2 to use up, so I am back to using ... Read More
Best diapers we have tried
Pros: best diaper until you reach size 3 great smell contains baby poop super soft Cons: not the best overnight protection beyond size 2(I'm still looking for that) no matter the diaper, you will experience blow outs I love Pampers Swaddlers. We have used these diapers since our daughter's first day on Earth. The hospital supplied them for us during our stay and they were recommended to us by my sister-in-law (mother of 3). Granted, we did have the occasional blow out in those first 3 months, but when we tried other diapers that were given to us at the baby shower, they did not hold up as well (Costco diapers and Huggies). Now that she is eating the same foods that we eat, her BMs are not consistently as firm, and these Swaddlers do a great job of containing her squishy poo. We tried the BabiesRUs brand of diapers recently, and when her BMs are not as solid, they tend to leak out the sides of her diaper and stain her clothes and get all over the back of her thighs - not fun! Swaddlers are the softest diapers out there, and they have a "baby" smell. Even though my daughter is 13 months, the smell of her diapers takes me back to the days when she was just a newborn. I haven't noticed that about any of the other diapers we have tried. Now that my daughter is older, and her bladder is presumably larger, we have noticed that the Swaddlers are not a great overnight diaper. She sleeps 12 hours from 7:30 to 7:30, and when she is wearing her Swaddlers, she tends to wake up at abou... Read More
Happy with the Product; "Month" subscription is not quite that...
I have no complaints about the Swaddlers product. Pampers has come out ahead from some of the other brands as far as dependency and quality; they fit securely, they are good at absorbing wets, holding up against BMs, and I always enjoy the fun critter designs that come on the front of the diapers. To make it easier on ourselves, we signed up to do the monthly subscription for the diaper delivery. We've been signed on for a few months now; my only qualm is that the 168-count falls short of a month by about a week and a few days. My baby (almost a year old) still goes through about 10-/+ diapers a day and there have been times where we've had to go out and buy another pack of diapers to hold us over until the next shipment came. We wanted to subscribe so we saved a bit of money in the long run, but it's hard to tell if it's actually happening right now...