Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Comparison of Luvs and Parents Choice Diapers

Comparison of Luvs and Parents Choice Diapers

When shopping for diapers for your baby you should buy the product that performs the best for the least amount of money. Parents' Choice Diapers and Luvs are two brands of diapers parents choose most often, but which one out-performs the other?
parent's_choice_diapersEvery parent wants to do the very best they can for their children. We skimp on other items so we can spend a few dollars more for the "best" diapers, formula, toys and etc. When it comes to a baby's skin, drier is better. The main thing a diaper should do is absorb the urine so it does not irritate the baby's bottom. So the question is, is it better to buy the more expensive diapers when the generic ones do the same job? Well, the answer is that it depends on the diaper. Some store brands are just as good as the name brands.
Which Brand to Use?
So here is where the comparison begins. I bought both the Parents Choice Diapers and the Luvs because I needed 2 boxes and there was only one box of the Parents Choice brand. My little one just turned nine months old and graduated to size 4 diapers so I had to make a trip to the local Wal-Mart to restock my diaper supply. In the past I tried out every brand of diapers when my other children were younger and found that many of the generic brands worked very well.
Cost
Parents' Choice Diapers were $13.97 for a box of 82 diapers size 4 at Wal-Mart and Luvs were on sale for $16.99 for a box of comparable size. I purchased one of each but for some reason I opened the Parents Choice Diapers first. I have used these diapers since my son was born so I know they work well. They do not leak and he has never had a diaper rash from them.
Features
The Luvs brand diaper is made a little larger than the Parents Choice brand. They fit with a little more room around my baby's legs and tummy. Both diapers have the elastic waistband and leg bands and tabs on the side for fastening the diaper closed. I had no trouble with the tabs on either diaper.
I typically change my baby every two hours or so when he is awake but I noticed that he went through the Luvs diapers a lot faster because he needed more frequent changes than usual. A box of Parent's Choice Diapers usually last us for two weeks because he is eating solids now and taking fewer bottles but the Luvs were gone in a week.
Does Luvs Stop Leaks?
When the last of the store brand diapers were gone I started using the Luvs but was very disappointed that they did not live up to their reputation. When wet they feel very mushy and leak fluid when picking the baby up or laying him down to change him.
A lot of people would disagree with me and say that Luvs is the better diaper and doesn't leak for them but you must remember that every product does not perform the same for every person. What works well for one may not work well for another and the Luvs just didn't work for me.