The 10 Best Diapers
This wiki has been updated 24 times since it was first published in October of 2016. According to estimates, a baby will go through a whopping 6,000 diapers before becoming potty trained. Fortunately, there are many reliable selections that will keep your little one comfortable – and save you a lot of work – by preventing leaks and keeping skin dry and rash free. Here we feature both disposable and washable options, along with choices that are hypoallergenic and compostable. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 11, 2019:
It’s said that a baby in the U.S. is likely to go through up to 6,000 disposable diapers before becoming potty trained. Since parents of young children devote so much of their time (and money) to diapering, they know how important it is to find leak-resistant designs that are comfortable and affordably priced. When it comes to quality, three important factors are whether a diaper holds enough liquid, how well it keeps your baby’s skin dry, and whether it can be trusted to prevents leaks. The diapers featured here receive high marks for these factors and are worth a look if you’re shopping around.
Those who are seeking an eco-friendly choice should consider Bamboo Nature (which join our list in this update), which are certified by three independent bodies (Nordic Ecolabel, Forest Stewardship Council, and Ecocert) to be made with naturally sourced ingredients. They’re free of harmful chemicals and perfumes to help minimize the risk of your baby being allergic or developing a rash. Per the manufacturer, they’re 80% compostable, so they won’t fill up landfills as quickly as many others do. They feature a fully breathable back sheet, for your baby’s comfort.
While we’re on that subject, if you’re ready and willing to go with cloth diapers as an alternative to disposables, check out the Alvababy Cloth 6 Pack, another new addition to our selection. Each comes with two inserts that absorb messes, while the outside is made with waterproof polyester and the inside is soft, comfortable suede. They’re conveniently machine washable and can be purchased with confidence, thanks to a one-year guarantee.
Leaving the list today is the FuzziBunz Perfect Pocket, due to issues with availability.
Parent’s Choice Diapers As an affordable selection available exclusively from Walmart, these are designed with your baby’s comfort and skin care in mind. They’re hypoallergenic and free of latex and perfumes. They’re made for day or night protection from leaks, and feature a wetness indicator that changes colors when it’s time for a new diaper. Their breathable material helps keep your little one dry and comfortable. walmart.com
Target Up & Up Disposable These Target brand diapers really hold their own when it comes to absorbing liquid and keeping their top sheets dry (and soft). They’re lower priced than many alternatives and, like most others, they feature a yellow line that turns blue when it’s time for a change. They also feature elastic stretch sides and handy hook-and-loop fasteners. target.com