Selecting a good diaper is a chore if we really want to call it what it is. Many brands advertise that they are comfortable, super absorbent, fit perfectly, and more. How do you decide? We’re going to start with the comparison of two products from a giant in the baby products industry that you have definitely heard of.
Huggies, of course!
Two of their offerings are quite popular and for good reason. In today’s article we are going to compare them so that we can help you to decide what is going to be the best balance in regards to functionality, cost, and features.Without further ado we present Huggies Snug and Dry Vs Little Snugglers!
What to look for in the perfect diaper
If this isn’t your first child then you will already have a pretty good idea EXACTLY what to look for, but for those first-time parents out there a few considerations present themselves when looking for a good diaper. It needs to be excellent when it comes to absorbency. It needs to be sized right and designed to fit perfectly as well, because you cannot expect it to perform correctly if it simply doesn’t fit. Cost is yet another factor. When it comes to products that you are going to go through like crazy, Diapers probably rank at number one. There is a reason why new mothers often get the equivalent of half of a small room full of diapers as baby shower presents… you are gonna need them. We’re going to go into the qualities of these two popular Huggies offerings in detail to give you an idea of what you can expect and then we’ll give them a full-out comparison in hopes of narrowing the choice down for you. Let’s begin with Huggies Snug and Dry.
What does Huggies Snug and Dry bring to the table?
Huggies has always been known for their quality and the Snug and Dry line is no exception. Features of this brand include:
- Cost – These are relatively inexpensive when compared with some of the other brands, always a plus with diapers.
- Comfort – Snug and dry fits well and your baby will be quite comfortable, utilizsing elastic bands that won’t chafe or otherwise annoy your baby.
- Durability – These diapers are solid and durable.
- Efficient for leakage – In testing these diapers produced very little to no leakage.
Now that we have discussed some of the perks, we were disappointed in their absorbency. These diapers are great at not leaking but they simply don’t absorb as much moisture as you might expect from a Huggies product. This is disappointing as absorption is the key point in a diaper in the first place. That said, they are good diapers but they could be a lot better.
What about Huggies Little Snugglers?
By contrast, Huggies Little Snugglers offer their own benefits which we will lay out for you. These diapers, designed for preemies (although 8 sizes are available, fitting a baby of up to 36 pounds or a little more), have the following characteristics:
- Excellent absorbency – These diapers are super absorbent so you will have no worries on that account.
- Pocketed waistbands – The waistbands help to ensure that your baby will be comfortable in these diapers.
- Leakage factor – Very little to no leakage is seen with these diapers. They even have a wetness indicator line, which displays yellow when the diaper is dry and blue when it is wet. This saves you a little time when you are trying to find out why your baby is fussy and we appreciate this little detail.
- Price – These diapers fall in the mid-price range, so they are a little more expensive but we think they are a good value.
They both sound great, how do they compare?
While they both have their pluses if we have to decide which is going to be the best fit for you and your baby we need to do a bit of direct comparison. When comparing these two brands we determined the following:
- Little Snugglers are chlorine free and scent free, so they are easier on your babies skin than Huggies Snug and Dry
- Huggies Little Snugglers are the best for preemies, due to the the sensitive skin factor and as they are designed for preemies
“Little Snugglers are chlorine free and scent free”
- Liners – Snug and Dry has a scented liner whereas the Little Snugglers do not, so if your child does not have sensitive skin and you prefer a scented option then the Snug and Dry wins in this.
- When it comes to the cost factor, the Little Snugglers line is more expensive than the Snug and Dry, by around 8 – 10 USD.
- Little Snugglers definitely excels in absorbency when compared to the Snug and Dry.
- Changing out your baby is easier with the Little Snugglers, as the wetness indicator line lets you know at a glance when it is needed and the change tabs on these diapers make the actual change a breeze. The Snug and Dry are easy to change as well but due to the wetness indicator for the Little Snugglers we have to give them the win on the changing category.
- Both of these diapers fit well and we’d consider it a tie in this category. Your baby will be comfortable wearing either of these lines of diapers.
Our final verdict
If you don’t mind the slightly higher price then the Huggies Little Snugglers definitely stand out as the better product. Our chief complaint with the Snug and Dry offering was their absorbency level, as this is just too important a factor for a diaper to be lax in. With the Little Snugglers you get super absorbency, little or no leakage, and a wetness indicator that will help to keep you from wasting diapers when your baby is fussy and you are trying to figure out why. Give them a try and see what you think!