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    OK, I'll start by saying I am not cloth diapering. No offense or issue with those that do, i just don't plan to.

    If you use disposable, what brand do you use/like best? They are so expensive to buy so I don't want to "trial and error" them. I'll I've used so far is the Pampers Swaddlers. I've had a problem with them leaking on Tate. I tried to open a box of 1-2 size diapers that are a little bigger and that seems better but I'm just not sold on them.

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    we do cloth diaper most of the time (or should I say did b/c DS is PT'ed ) but we used disposables at the beginning and we use them for daycare also.

    when he was little, we did use the pampers swaddlers. when he got a little bigger, I decided to try Target's brand, and they work great for us. he has worn those at daycare and while on vacation, etc. ever since. not sure how they fare with itty bitty ones, since he was around 3 months when we tried those first, I think.

    take that with a grain of salt, though, b/c different build babies do better with different brands sometimes. oh and I always foudn that pampers ran smaller than huggies, when we did use the little sizes (NB, 1) before moving into cloth.
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    When Kayley was tiny we used Pampers Swaddlers because we were given a TON at our shower. I liked them well enough and they worked well for Kayley. Once we ran out of those we went with either Luvs, Target Brand, or BJs Wholesale Club Brand. She is still using diapers at night and we have been using Target brand for nights.
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    I truly believe "all bums are created different" because Pampers are THE ONLY diapers that worked for both of my boys. Seriously. And I hate that because I'm a HUGE bargain shopper and I've tried Walmart, Target, Sams, Luvs, etc. etc. All of them leak except for Pampers. Personally I hate Huggies. Every single diaper would leak with those. So, sorry, not much help here. :/ I think it really depends on the baby's build. Just buy the smallest bag possible of a few different kinds and find what works best.
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    Huggies were crap for us until after size 2. They also don't last as well overnight. Pampers swaddlers worked great on all my kids, but especially the boys. I also liked the Walmart White Cloud brand but had to change them a little more often.

    Okay, now for the obvious that most new moms get mentioned to them at the hospital... are you making sure to point his penis down when you change him? If it's up, it's VERY likely to leak out.

    You were also good to try the bigger size. Too big or too small can cause leaking depending on where it is. My kids never fit the weight suggestions and either were in a type longer or shorter. Like Charys said, it all depends on the baby.

    Confused yet? LOL

    Charys- My first 2 were Huggies Supreme only because that is the only thing they didn't react to. I was so excited that Katie only needed regular Huggies and am loving the Josiah prefers cloth.
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    We use cloth too, but also disposables. I HATE spending money on diapers. When Miles was little we tried Target's brand and I really liked them. Now, we use Luvs and we have been for quite awhile and love them, as well as the price!

    I recently tried Target brand again now that he's older. Never again (unless I have a little baby to diaper again...I liked them then!). They were so nasty after a 12 hour night I could have PUKED. Seriously.

    One thing we've started doing is ordering our diapers on Amazon. They have a Subscribe & Save program where you get the diapers delivered to you (free shipping!), and they're 15% off! If you sign up for "Amazon Mom" you get an ADDITIONAL 15% off! With the Subscribe & Save you can choose how often you want the diapers delivered and they'll send you a notice when they're about to ship & when you'll be charged. You can go in and cancel it at anytime, or if you're running out of diapers you can have them ship sooner.
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    I have to just say that when I read the title of this thread I got a HUGE smile on my face! I am just so happy for you and I'm so glad that you are having to worry about this! Congrats again!

    We used Huggies for both Evan and Lindsay. Well, aside from our brief journey to the world of cloth. Wish I had kept up with that actually! But yeah, Huggies seemed to fit our kiddos better and I can usually get them cheaper with coupon deals at the drug stores. Good luck finding what works best for him!
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    i used swaddlers on Ryan when he was little and they worked great, and then cloth, and then back to pampers, then now undies

    With Kylee, we started using swaddlers because that was what we were given in the hospital but she got chemical burn from them. and i mean her little cheeks were bleeding. she was like 4 days old when this happened, so be careful with those! but now she is huggies little movers or whatever they are called, and they work great. They hold a ton of pee and she has never leaked out. I love the back elastic as well. the regular huggies felt like paper, so we made the step up to the little movers, and i think they are worth the extra money.

    I have chunk chunk babies as well (ry was 9lb 10.5oz at birth) and he went straight to 1s, and at about a month old or so he was in the 1-2s.

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    Thanks girls, I've had several tell me target brand was their fave now. I think I have a few of them left over from a diaper cake I made (b/c they had polka dots on them so I thought they would be cute for a diaper cake) so I may try them.

    Yes Michelle, we are pointing it down! Maybe I just needed to go up a size. Lord knows he is a tank!!! The 1-2 size is taller and he seems to be leaking out the back on the top so maybe that will do the trick. His little bum is small and narrow but his Buddha belly makes up for it.

    Oh, yeah, I should also mention we are taking 4 oz. every 3 hours during the day b/c he doesn't let me go any longer and he's just about to bust out of 0-3 months! I have a feeling diapers won't be my only problem.

    Please don't think I'm complaining... he's just about the best thing ever this side of Heaven! I love being his mommy!!
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    Just wanted to congratulate you on your precious little guy and second what everyone else said that all babies are different as far as which diapers will work!

    Like others, I use Pampers through size 2 but then I switch to Huggies. My oldest daughter was pretty chunky and I thought they fit her well. I have occasionally used other brands (LUVS - thumbs up/Target - thumbs down!), but I always end up back with Huggies.

    I also just signed up for Amazon Mom and Subscribe & Save ... wish I had done that three years ago!!! You should definitely look into it when you settle on a brand.

    Oooh, also wanted to add that my newest little guy peed out of every kind of newborn diaper we had, too, which I NEVER experienced with the girls...I declare, he could pee and soak his clothes (and me!) and his diaper still was dry...go figure. I just had fasten his diaper REALLY tight (obviously not hurting him/cutting off circulation ) - Anyway, good luck!!

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