The Bottom Line
- Umbilical cut out
- Some have wetness stripe
- They have a distinct odor, not from contents of baby.
- Umbilical cut out for newborns.
- Wetness indicator in some styles.
- Reusable tapes to allow you to reposition them if needed.
Guide Review - Pampers Newborn Disposable Diapers
As a diaper, they have all the basics I need in a diaper. They fit my babies well, both those who are skinny legged and not-so-skinny. While I don't find that they leak often, I do notice more of the gel residue on my baby's bottom when using Pampers than with other brands.
I like that they offer some features like wetness indicators, but your baby has to have really good aim to turn the strip colors. This can drive parents nuts, particularly if you are told you can't leave the hospital until the baby's diaper is wet. Putting the diaper on really close to the baby can help this issue resolve itself.
My real complaint about the Pampers is literally how they smell. Fresh from the package, these diapers already have a distinct odor. I can smell a Pampers diaper on your baby from a few feet away. Most people who can smell it are not bothered by it. Your thoughts?