I am the mother of two children who are currently in diapers and often find myself wondering if I should purchase the store brand or generic diapers or if I should spend the extra money on the more expensive brand named diapers. I have tried just about every diaper that I have seen for sale at the stores I normally shop at. I usually buy the ones that i get the most diapers for the less amount of money. I don’t really like to buy big huge boxes though unless I know that the child that I am buying them for will be able to wear them for a while. They grow so fast that I don’t want to be stuck with diapers that are too small.
Of the name brand diapers I definitly would go with Luvs, they are the cheapest and still are a really good quality. They have a money back guarentee as well if they happen to leak. Pampers and Huggies are usually a few dollars more even if I have a coupon so I rarely buy those. However, I do purchase the Pull-Ups that Huggies make because they are usually on sale for around $7 with my coupons. But a little tip for anyone who is potty training at home, to save money on diapers I use regular underwear on my 2 1/2 year old during the day and only put diapers or pull ups on him at nap time or bedtime unless we are going out somewhere. The pull ups are pretty much just diapers that pull down anyway so for my child anyway he thinks its ok to go potty in those rather than on the potty.
I do think that the generic or store brand diapers are just as good as long as your child isn’t allergic to them, some mothers have said that certain diapers give their babies rashes. CVS brand and the ones that Wal-mart sells are among the ones that I normally purchase. They are definitly cheaper most of the time even if I have a coupon for the name brand ones. So far I haven’t had any leaks with either of my children.
I think with most things you are just paying for the label, and the majority of the time no one would be able to tell the difference if they were blindfolded and asked to compare the differences. I say save the money that you can on simple things like diapers and put the savings in a college fund. Twenty years from now no one is going to care if your children didn’t wear the expensive diapers, but they sure will be grateful that you could help them out with their future and education. A few dollars here and there really add up when you think about it.