I have a subscription on Amazon for diapers. Every month, a gigantic, heavy box blocks our doorway. It’s impossible to carry, so we wiggle it inside or open and dismantle in the doorway. I always know what is in it: diapers + wipes. I have three kids and no time to be running back and forth to the store. Plus, I am a millennial and I like it when stuff comes to me.
We were nearing the end of the month and only had a few diapers left. If I ordered another box of diapers, I would end up with too many, but if I bought a pack at the grocery store, I get 1/3 amount of diapers for the same cost as the case. I know, not a life threatening problem, but it is still annoying, am I right?
Well I had signed up to be a Chatterbox for Huggies from a recommendation from a friend. I had forgotten about it, because who would choose me? My blog is brand new and isn’t really a parenting blog–it’s more event focused. At the time I probably had 57 Twitter followers (we add 100-200 a day, not bad right?).
But somehow, I was chosen, and right before I pushed the “buy now” button, another huge box was plopped on my doorway (thanks UPS Tom!) and an inviting sticker was on the outside, telling me that I had been chosen as a Chatterbox by Costco and Huggies.
After three children, I estimate I have used about 4,500-6,000 per child (one was potty trained early twos, the other late 3s, and the youngest is still in diapers). Every single one was pampers. Pampers swaddlers, cruisers, splashers, easy ups…they got me early with my first and I’ve been brand loyal since. This started in 2008 right at the start of Pampers Rewards, before it was any good. Basically, I would earn points (that you couldn’t use) and play games on the pampers websites for pointless points during midnight feedings. I fondly remember those days.
I had tried Huggies before. Our pediatrician’s office uses them. They were always so stiff and bunchy, like someone had stuffed them with hard-packed cotton balls or large curd kitty litter.
So I was grateful for a box of diapers, but had no idea that I would come to LOVE them. I mean, brand loyalty runs deeply in me. I have been well trained by Pampers.
But Huggies recently updated their design. The diaper is WAY softer than even Pampers now, and the velcro tabs are some serious innovation. They move easily and you can just tell by the feel and function that they are a high quality product.
I still love Pampers. I would by no means say they are better, but I also would no longer say they are worse. The reality is, buy what is on sale, and I would encourage you not to get caught in a brand trap.
I received a free box of Huggies Little Movers for free from Costco and Huggies in exchange for a fair review on a third party website. This blog was not required, and all opinions are my own. I just really happen to like the new Huggies!