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Cruisers vs. Swaddlers vs. Baby Dry
on October 20, 2013
I am not brand loyal to Pampers, but lately I have been trying them out because of the new redesign. I used to prefer Huggies because they are unscented, but lately the powder smell of Pampers hasn't bothered me. I have tried all 3 new redesigned diapers and here is what I think.
Swaddlers: The best of the 3. They are the softest. They have the mesh-like liner. They absorb a TON of pee. My son drank 3 cups of water before his nap the other day and woke up dry, even though his Swaddler was hugely swollen. They are mostly white and don't show through clothes. I love the wetness indicator strip. They have white tabs that blend in with the diaper. Even though Cruisers are slightly more stretchy and thinner than Swaddlers, I don't have any problems with these not being stretchy enough for my very active 15-month-old son. They never leak on us.
Cruisers: The 2nd best of the 3. They are still very soft. They are thin. They hold a lot of pee and don't leak. I don't care for the designs because they are very "busy" and show through clothes. They don't have the mesh liner or wetness indicator. Some people probably don't need these features, but I find them useful. They have white tabs. They are just a tad bit less expensive than Swaddlers. You can buy Cruisers Ultra in some places and those do have the mesh, but I think that might be the only difference and they cost more than regular Cruisers.
Baby Dry: Still good diapers but clearly the cheapest and most cheaply made of the 3. They feel papery on the outside and they are thin. They work just fine, holding the pee just as well and are a great economic choice if you want to use Pampers. The design on them is also very busy, and shows through clothes. Green tabs.
All three are great, as I imagine Swaddlers Sensitive and Cruisers Ultra also are. I don't have leaks with any of the three (we don't use any of them at night, we use Huggies Overnights) and I have no fit issues with them either. My son is 25 lbs. and 32.5 inches tall at 15 months, so he's on the large size. The size 4's offer plenty of coverage.
Bottom Line: I would buy these Cruisers again. I think they are pricey but doable with coupons. I don't care for the characters, so I have knocked off a star. I wish diaper companies would stop making us pay more for characters on the diapers. My son doesn't see the diaper anyway when it's tucked into pants, and he doesn't care either way.