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Overall, I prefer the Mama Bear brand of diapers when it comes to the brands listed above. The main takeaway is that the Pampers Pure does not have the band of elastic around the back of the diaper and that hampers a good fit.
Fit: the Pampers Pure runs a bit large compared to other brands. Pampers is narrow but long. Andy Pandy runs VERY large. Mama Bear and Costco are similar in terms of sizing. Every baby is different obviously, but I found that having the elastic band around the back of the diaper offers a more custom fit. The Pampers Pure does not have the elastic around the back of the diaper. The gussets and tabs work fine otherwise.
Leaks: pampers works just as good as Costco and Mama Bear with leaks. You will mainly get leaks from the upper legs if you don’t fasten the tabs tight enough. Andy Pandy tends to leak because it runs so large and is very wide. Pampers is more of a narrow but long diaper.
Softness: Pampers is softer than Mama Bear and Costco. Andy Pandy is softer than Pampers.
Scent: the Pampers Pure does not have any of that gross sweet diaper smell, which is good. Mama Bear and Andy Pandy also do not have a smell. Costco has a bit of a smell but not as bad as a Pampers Swaddler.
Rashes: I did not have any issue with sensitivity to the Pampers Pure or any of the brands listed above.
Blowouts: Mama Bear and Andy Pandy contain blowouts a little better because their gussets are deeper/fluffier than the Pampers Pure. The gussets on pampers are a bit shallow in comparison.
Absorbency: one thing Pampers Pure does well is that it does not tend to get as bloated as Mama Bear with liquid. Somehow the Pampers stay less bloated than the Mama Bear and the Costco diapers. Andy Pandy also stays less bloated.
I've been a big Pampers Pure fan for over a year now and have never been disappointed in the quality of their diapers. This pack, however, let me down. What I love most about Pampers Pure are how incredibly soft they are - the softest diaper we've ever tried. But the diapers in this box are not nearly soft as the boxes we buy from Target. I've compared both the ones we purchased at Target and these. I don't know HOW they could be different, but there's a difference. Maybe I received a bad batch? Granted, they still work (hence the three stars), but I can't wait until we can use these up and purchase a new box.
We really do like these diapers based on Pampers Pure Protection. However, we noticed on several occasions that the outer lining mesh that touches baby bum would stick to his bottom. Our solution was to remove the sticky part by dipping organic cotton balls with warm water then slowly peeling off the mesh off his bum which revealed tiny red rash marks. We then switched to Andy Pandy Bamboo diapers-but noticed them to be very large for his size. So wife and I agreed that we would stay with Pampers Pure until he fits into the Andy Pandy. In conclusion, we know apply a generous amount of Vaseline Pure Ultra White Petroleum Jelly on the diaper that touches his bum which has resolved the rash/sticky issue. Hope this review helps out first time parents.
We were Pampers Pure loyalists for the beginning of our daughter's life (PP sizes Newborn-1). They're fragrance free and supremely soft, protecting her delicate, eczema prone skin. However, something odd happened once we hit size 2- the quality didn't seem quite the same and the diaper tabs began pulling off the diapers with a concerning frequency. At ~$0.34 per diaper, we were wasting several dollars a box in unusable diapers. Looking for an alternative that wouldn't sacrifice quality, we settled on Target's Cloud Island brand. At ~$0.23 per diaper, they're a steal compared to Pampers Pure and the quality is comparable if not even a nudge better. No more disappearing tabs, no leaks, no irritation. Pampers Pure were great diapers for us until they weren't, but with the quality and cost savings I've found in Cloud Island, I won't be giving them another chance.
I normally use Earth's Best brand diapers, but I bought these because I thought they might be a good aIternative for my sensitive skinned baby. Wetness indicator and designs were pros, but I was really disappointed with the diaper's absorbency. It absorbs almost too quickly, making for almost hourly diaper changes with my 2 month old. And messy bowel movements that could be contained in a wet Earth's Best diaper easily traveled up my daughter's back within 30 seconds of the poo-splosion.
While the wetness indicators and designs are a plus, we're going through these diapers too quickly for my taste. The frills aren't worth the five extra dollars, especially when we were getting 36 more diapers per case with Earth's Best.
Pros: Soft feel and designs are super cute. Very absorbent Poop absorbed into mesh area so she wasn’t sitting directly in it.
Cons: Waist area with tabs Doesn’t not stretch very much. My 2 month old was in between sizes around the 10 lb Mark. Size 1 fit too perfect. Size 2 was too big. She looked very uncomfortable if she had to sit up in an angel ( car seat, bouncy chair, swing).
Pampers aren’t really my favorite brand for diapers but I deceived to give these a try. They are very soft but what I don’t like is I don’t think they keep the wetness away from the skin as well as my huggies. Also, they leave little cotton pieces all over my daughters bottom so I have to wipe more to get it off. Which is annoying. Not a huge fan of these but they aren’t the worst either.
Was expecting the original pampers pure and got the new formula with Shea butter which is not so pure. My child is allergic and now I am stuck donating boxes of diapers. Where as I appreciate the offer, I’d rather have the correct details. Diapers are not so cheap.
Seemed to still irritate my babys skin. Used prior to starting cloth diapers on a 6lb baby. Once i switched to the cloth we had less issues with diaper rash. Took too long to ship with Prime. They ended up coming late and I had to run to the store with a newborn for diapers.
Really wanted to love this product, my concern was around if it was absorbent enough at night and it is. My reason for a one star is because my son broke out into a terrible diaper rash and we change him regularly. He is 15 months and we have never had a problem with diaper rash until we switched to Pampers Pure. Just my experience every child is different but I am assuming my son just had a bad reaction to the product.