Pampers vs. Huggies: Which Has the Upper Hand?

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03 March 2010
Pampers vs. Huggies: Which has the upper hand?
As a parent, diapers are a serious subject. There are so many different brands to choose from. Most parents narrow their decision down to two brands; Huggies or Pampers. Both brands have a line of diapers starting from newborn or preemie on down to size six. There after both brands offer pull-up diapers for the potty training age. Knowing that both diapers offer about the same options, as far as sizes, the question still stands; Huggies brand or Pampers brand, which one is best?

On one hand Huggies are thicker and it may seem that they are a lot cheaper but if you do the math; They are the same in price per diaper. "Consumer Reports estimates parents will spend between $1,500 and $2,000 on disposable diapers before their child is potty trained" ( Battle of the Brands: Pampers vs. Huggies). In a advertisement by Huggies they have placed a huge Huggies diaper on a water tower ( Parents. Raise a self-reliant child March 2010 pg.91). By doing this, they are stressing their "leak lock technology" that Huggies diapers have over other brands. This portrays a serious issue to parents; No parent wants to have diapers that may leak, this is a great feature. In a Pampers advertisement they are expressing the use of their product when mother and child are still in the hospital after the child was born. They also stress the fact that the swaddler diaper for newborns are "the number one choice of hospitals" ( Parents. Help your child sleep better February 2010 pg.9). The reasoning behind this advertisement is the u-shaped top of these particular diapers make sure that the area where the umbilical cord was removed is not irritated by the diaper. This is also is a great feature to new parents.

As the years go by and the child grows, the parents will find what works best for their child. Every baby is different in many ways; including their size and how fast they...
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