Wal-Mart brand Diaper Versus Target brand Diaper.
Do you have a little one in Diapers? Are you like me, living on a budget or riding that pay check to pay check train?
Being a parent of a new baby or even a toddler incurs a lot of cost in the house hold budget, especially if you have more then one child. If you are like me, you try to shop cheaply and wisely instead of fancy and expensive. That's why I thought putting the two stores in the US, Name Brand diapers to the test in a battle of......
*The Best Cheap Diaper*
Diaper Show Down
Picking the best Cheap diaper can get kind of stressful. You want your baby to be as comfortable with the feel, fit and flex as you are with the price. Some cheap brands of diapers just don't cut it when it comes to our babies beautiful yet sensitive skin. So, finding the right priced diaper while keeping in mind, the way your baby will respond to that diaper is very important.
My husband and I both agreed that we should test out Wal-Mart's store brand "Parents Choice" and Target's store brand "Up & Up" to find out for our self's once and for all who had the best brand diaper. We judged them both on the three F's Feel, Fit, Flex. We also judged the absorbency, indicator strip, and effects on the skin.
Test Product A
Parent's Choice is the Wal-Mart brand diaper that we tested. And I would say that it did well in most aspects. This brand is a good buy if you don't have much to work with. Say for instance, pay day is two or three days away and you gotta share that last twenty bucks in your pocket with your gas tank for work and a pack of diapers for the baby. Been there and know how that is, IT SUCKS! So Parent's Choice is appropriately named for it's price coming in at around $5 plus tax for a pack of 42 diapers. That's not bad! They offer bigger quantities in other sizes but we went with the small pack for this test. Now on to the three F's - feel, fit and flex.
The Feel of this diaper is soft to the touch almost cloth like, and baby will like that. The Fit depends on the size of your baby and the size diaper you chose. Getting the right size is very important to the fit, and not all babies are the same size. The fit of this diaper is very good, they hug the hips just right with stretchy elastic like straps. The diaper fits snugly around the legs but not too snug as to cause irritation or marks on babies skin. The Flex of these diapers are over all pretty good. Baby can move freely and the diaper does not seem to bunch, bundle, or ride up much with movement. Wal-Mart's brand did well in the three F's category of our test but What about Absorbency?
In the Absorbency portion of our test the Parent Choice brand came out okay. Although they do Absorb a good amount of liquid, they do not whisk away the moister from the skin like the fancy brands do. This can get uncomfortable for baby, thus you may need to change a bit more often. Over night absorbancy is good. A clean dry diaper at bedtime does not leak and baby wakes up happy and mostly dry. Indicator strips are manufactured in to this brand diaper for easy indication that a diaper is full and a dirty task must be done. Any Diaper with the indicator is a plus in my book.
Test Product B
Up & Up is the Target brand diaper that we also tested. And I would say that it did not do well in as many aspects. This brand is a good buy, does cost a few cents more. The Up & Up is appropriately named for it's price coming in at around $5.50 plus tax for a pack of 36 diapers. That's not as good and it's less of a quantity size. They offer bigger quantities in other sizes but we stayed with the small pack for this test. Now on to the three F's - feel, fit and flex.
The Feel of this diaper is not as soft to the touch and is more paper cloth like, not sure if baby will like that. The material dose not breath well and may irritate the skin or cause a rash. The Fit again depends on the size of your baby and the size diaper you chose. And i would say this brand tends to run on the small side of the size chart. The fit of this diaper is okay, they are a bit to snug on the hips, and the straps don't really stretch much. The diaper fits around the legs snugly but can cause a little irritation or marks on babies skin. The Flex of these diapers are over all pretty good. Baby can move freely but the diaper does seem to bunch, bundle, and ride up with some movements. Target's brand did okay in the three F's category of our test but What about Absorbency?
In the Absorbency portion of our test the Up & Up brand came out okay. Although they do Absorb a good amount of liquid, they do not whisk away the moister from the skin at all really. And they do not hold in the liquid well, leaks tend to happen with this brand. Thus you end up needing to change a lot more often. Over night absorbancy is okay. A clean dry diaper at bedtime does seem to have some leaking and baby wakes up not so happy and mostly wet. Indicator strips are not manufactured in to this brand diaper, unfortunately. the diaper is plain in pattern.
In conclusion, both brand held up pretty well and both would be a good buy. But in our opinion the Parent's Choice brand is made stronger, can last longer and and is a bit better in price, so without further a due!