When I started my green living journey 7 years ago, my oldest daughter was already out of diapers, but I had all these grand intentions if I ever had another child. I just knew that I’d use cloth diapers and be super successful with it. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t always match the fantasy. And with baby Juliza, cloth diapering just never really worked for us. They leaked, or blew out, or the elastic on the covers left nasty marks on her skin. So we use disposables. Still, those things get pricey in a hurry. When Walmart asked me to try their Parent’s Choice diapers, I couldn’t wait to find out if a value brand could compare to the national labels and hopefully save us some money in the process.
So what exactly do these diapers promise? Well, they’ve been made more absorbent and stretchy for a great fit, and offer up to 12 hours of overnight protection. ThatÂ last one is particularly important, because even though Juliza still wakes once or twice a night, I rarely change her diaper in the middle of the night because I don’t want to wake her fully.
But how to they perform, right? Well, let’s talk about it.
Juliza is a big girl. By that, I mean she’s been wearing size 5 diapers for a few months now because even though she fell in the weight range for a smaller size, none of them fit well, especially in the belly area. These diapers have great stretch on the fasteners, and the back panel is nice and wide, so it’s really easy to secure them around her waist with a comfortable fit that’s not too tight. And I think someone agrees.
Plus, she likes playing with the box.
Parent’s Choice diapers are a bit thicker than some of the other options we’ve tried, but the absorbency is worth it. In the few weeks she’s been wearing them, we’ve only had one leak, and it was mostly because I took my time changing her diaper on morning when I usually do it as soon as she wakes up. Trust me when I say that this qualifies as a great result for us, because we’ve had a lot of issues with leaks and blowouts. These keep everything intact.
I can honestly say that we’ll be switching diaper brands from now on. The cost savings is great, at $13.97 for a box containing 70 size 5 diapers, but mostly, I was really surprised by how well they’ve been performing. Â The regular diapers have been working for us both day and night, but we plan to try the overnight diapers to see if it’s worth buying both. The difference is that the overnight version has a hypoallergenic inner liner with Vitamin E and aloe to better protect baby’sÂ skin.
If you’d like to try the standard or overnight Parent’s Choice diapers, they’re available at Walmart in sizes from newborn to 6. For newer parents, there’s aÂ wetness indicator on sizes newborn, 1, 2 and 3, and an umbilical cord cutout forÂ newborns.