Parent Paraphernalia: Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers
Before I got pregnant, I was a firm believer that all diapers were created equal. You know—Huggies, Pampers, Luvs—all the same.
Now, I genuinely had zero intention on reviewing specific diapers, but a wonderful stranger shared a piece of advice on these diapers, and I HAVE to share it with all of you.
Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like most of us first-time parents, simply buy the same diapers that our newborns were put into from the moment they are born. Truthfully, it was just easier and he was already used to the diapers he was initially put into. Not that brand matters, of course, but the hospital had him in newborn Huggies. Since I never saw the box, I’m not sure the specific style. What is important to note here, and what we’ll come back to, these diapers had the blue “wetness indicator” lining inside.
Fast forward about a week or so, and we begin to notice that whenever the little one is put down on the changing table, he is screaming bloody murder. Of course, as a new parent, I am racking my brain trying to figure out what the problem could be. He was circumcised, so my first thought was that maybe it burned or hurt when he urinated. Our pediatrician had previously looked at how his package was healing. She said that it was healing nicely and there weren’t any open wounds, so that couldn’t have been it.
We have a portable heater in the nursery, right by the changing table, that we turn on whenever we change him. Since babies cannot regulate their body temperature, we thought maybe he was just cold. It is definitely evident that our baby isn’t too keen on being naked, so even when we change him as quickly as possible, he is still screaming.
I posted my dilemma into a mommy Facebook group and received the BEST suggestion. A fellow mother had said that she ran into the same problem. Her baby would cry at being the slightest bit wet. Frankly, she said that her baby would cry on the changing table for no apparent reason. I was intrigued, as it appeared that this was the exact same issue we had. My baby also cries when he is the tiniest bit wet.
She asked me if the diapers I was using had the blue liner inside. They sure did, I told her, and she suggested that I start using diapers without the liner, as the blue dye can sometimes irritate babies’ skin.
Enter in Huggies Little Snugglers—one of the only (from what I’ve seen) diapers that does not have the blue liner inside. It does still have the wetness indicator line on the front, but not the liner. I swear, within the first day or so of changing diapers, the screaming has DRASTICALLY reduced. He does still cry a little bit, but I seriously think that’s because he likes being fully clothed.
I seriously could not thank this stranger enough for passing this along to me. I’m sure I am not the only mama out there that could use this piece of advice, so if I can pass it along and help another desperate woman out, then so be it!
This just goes on my laundry list of things that I wish people would tell you about having a baby. That, along with the best type of maxi pads to buy when you’re postpartum bleeding and how you DEFINITELY will use the maternity underwear that the hospital gives you, even if you try to be too proud and bring some of your own pairs of period panties. Yes, I’m speaking from experience.
I know that there are an overwhelming number of diaper brands out there, and this experience has shown me that it is so important to do your research. We will definitely learn from this and when the second kid comes, we won’t make the same mistake!
Like I said earlier, I had zero intention of reviewing diapers, since there are so many brands out there and every mama has her favorite brand. However, since this change worked wonders for our family, I only hope to help others along the way.
Has anyone else experienced their little one screaming when being changed? Did a diaper switch work for you? Do you always love Little Snugglers? What brand do you recommend?