HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers

Last updated date: September 12, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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We looked at the top 1 Diapers and dug through the reviews from 10 of the most popular review sites including Baby Gear Lab, Good Housekeeping, Heavy, Must Have Mom, Best Disposable Diapers, Best Diaper Reviews, Sugar Pop Ribbons, We Are The Peterson's, Parent Palace and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Diaper you should buy.

Overall Take

With fun Mickey Mouse designs, your baby will love wearing these Huggies Diapers. They have a trusted "leak lock" system to prevent leaks for up to 12 hours and offer four layers of protection, plus a quilted liner to keep your baby feeling dry. In our testing, we especially like the way these diapers are cut around baby's legs. In our analysis of 148 expert reviews, the Huggies HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note September 12, 2019:
Checkout The Best Diaper for a detailed review of all the top diapers.

Expert Summarized Score
7.2
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
42,641 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This diaper has skin-friendly elastic on the sides and back with smooth motion areas for limited chafing. The fabric is softer than the average diaper and the closure tabs are free of poky parts.
- Baby Gear Lab
Cost: To me, this is where the Huggies Snug & Dry really shines. Huggies Snug & Dry is comparable in price to Luvs but appears to be a better quality and better-designed diaper.
- Experienced Mommy
Excellent absorption speed when fluid was poured gradually on a flat spot of the diaper
- Good Housekeeping
October 22, 2015 | Full review
They are unscented, which for some babies means less chance of diaper rash or other skin sensitivities.
- Heavy
I’m amazed at how much wetness these diapers hold in when Aiden gets up in the morning. His diaper is soaked and it hasn’t ever leaked. He loves the Mickey designs on the front too! You can see that it fits him equally well.
- Must Have Mom
A triple-strength layer of protection helps to keep baby feeling dry and comfortable. Most moms and dads know how cranky babies get when they feel wet and uncomfortable. Huggies Snug and Dry Diapers prevent leakage, so baby will feel dry for up to twelve hours.
- Best Disposable Diapers
The multiple layers help in checking rashes and irritation on the skin hence there will be fewer changes within the day,This diaper overnight protection.
- Best Diaper Reviews
The Huggies Snug and Dry diapers work really well with baby G (not that I ever had any complaints with other Huggies' diapers). I noticed that the diapers are very absorbent. Baby G worn the same diaper for an entire morning and there was no leaks and no diaper rashes!
- Sugar Pop Ribbons
So far we have liked the absorbency and Scarlett loves that Mickey and Minnie are on her Diapers.
- We Are The Peterson's
May 20, 2017 | Full review
What experts didn't like
This diaper did not score well in our tests for absorption earning only 4 of 10 which is below average when it comes to retaining moisture and locking it away. This causes some concern that the excess wetness could cause skin irritation, diaper rash, or wet clothes.
- Baby Gear Lab
A few parents also complained about the diapers having a strong chemical smell.
- Experienced Mommy
These diapers are very thin and not as soft as some other varieties, and some consumers report that they sag more than other brands when full.
- Heavy
The Snug and Fit size 4 depends on the baby. In some cases, the size of the baby might accommodate the sizes the products offers.
- Best Diaper Reviews
I think the sizing is different in this brand then the one we are used to and they seemed a little small, They just didn’t quite fit around her thighs well.
- We Are The Peterson's
May 20, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

HUGGIES Size One Snug & Dry Diapers give your baby great protection at a great value. Four layers of protection absorb moisture quickly to help stop leaks for up to 12 hours, and a quilted liner helps to keep your baby dry and comfortable. Plus, Snug & Dry disposable baby diapers have a wetness indicator stripe on the outside that changes from yellow to blue when wet, which helps take the guesswork out of diaper changes. Featuring fun Disney Mickey Mouse designs, Snug & Dry Diapers are available in sizes Newborn (up to 10 lb.), 1 (8-14 lb.), 2 (12-18 lb.), 3 (16-28 lb.), 4 (22-37 lb.), 5 (27+ lb.) and 6 (35+ lb.). Join HUGGIES Rewards to earn points on every pack of HUGGIES diapers and wipes you buy.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 25
2. HUGGIES OverNites Diapers
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 16
3. HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 10
4. Mama Bear Diapers
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
5. Parasol Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Huggies Little Movers Active Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Luvs Ultra Leakguards Disposable Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 18
8. Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 25
9. Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 9

An Overview On Diapers

When it comes to disposable diapers, parents will appreciate their many benefits. Not only does this type of diaper reduce leakage, and thus the required amount of weekly laundry, but it’s also extremely convenient. Since there are several different varieties of disposable diapers on the market, there are a few things you’ll want to consider before choosing a brand.

Start by examining how well the diaper absorbs liquid. Huggies Snug & Dry feature four layers of protection to absorb wetness on contact. In addition, their special leak lock system keeps babies dry for as long as 12 hours.

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“Obviously the No. 1 question that must be asked when buying diapers is: Does it leak?” Kate Desmond, a safe-sleep expert who’s also a mom of two, says. “If the answer is a resounding no, then you can start to ask follow up questions. Is the diaper soft? Does it smell OK? Does the diaper smell OK when it is full? How long can I go between diaper changes especially in the middle of the night without the diaper leaking and my baby waking?”

Desmond notes that every diaper brand will leak on occasion, as all parents know. If you find your baby’s diapers are leaking consistently, it may be time to try the next size up or switch brands entirely.

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You also want to make sure that the diaper is soft on skin and has a comfortable fit. Remember, your baby is going to be wearing diapers for long periods of time once they start sleeping through the night. Luvs Ultra Leakguards Disposable Baby Diapers are made with refastenable tabs that are bigger than traditional diapers. This allows for a better fit, which will leave your little one feeling cozier.

“Shockingly, not all diapers are created equal for all babies,” Desmond says. “Depending on the size and shape of your baby’s backside, you may find one brand satisfies your little one’s needs more so than another.”

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Verify that the diapers are free of parabens, chlorine and bleach. You don’t want any of those chemicals, which can cause irritation, rubbing up against your baby’s skin day and night. If your baby has sensitive skin, look for the word “hypoallergenic” on the product packaging.

Look to see if the disposable diapers have a way to let you know when you’re infant has wet the diaper. For example, Pampers Swaddlers Diapers has a wetness indicator that shows you it’s time for a change. The indicator strip will turn colors when moisture enters the diaper, which eliminates the need for you to physically open the diaper to check for wetness.

“I also look for a diaper that is going to keep my baby feeling dry,” Desmond says. “Does the diaper have the technology to lock moisture away from my baby’s skin? A quality diaper will still feel relatively dry even when it’s full.”

You’ll also want to verify that the company making the disposable diapers cares about its customers. Mama Bear Diapers does just that by offering users a satisfaction guarantee with the ability to request a refund within a year of purchasing their diapers (should you find they don’t meet your expectations).

DYWM Fun Fact

Before disposable diapers were invented, parents around the globe used a variety of methods to keep their babies clean. Chinese mothers carried their infants in bags of sand, which absorbed the urine, while Russian moms used bags filled with moss that could be replaced when soiled. In America, babies wore diapers made of cloth.

Today, disposable diapers are much more common than cloth. It is believed that the shortage of cotton during World War II led to the need for disposable diapers. With the average baby using 10 diapers per day, it’s no wonder why the majority of parents have stuck with disposable diapers since they were first invented.

The Diaper Buying Guide

  • Check to see if the company selling the diapers has a rewards program. These programs provide you with points for every product you purchase, and since most babies use diapers for at least two years, that’s a lot of possible points on the table. The points can then be exchanged for gifts or coupons for discounted products.
  • Diapers can quickly stink up a house, so it’s a good idea to purchase a diaper garbage pail and set it next to your baby’s changing table. Most diaper pails work by having you place the soiled diaper in the bag, and then twisting the bag to seal in the odor after. Once the pail is full, you simply replace the specially designed bag and start over.
  • Consider purchasing a few square or rectangular bins to keep under or next to your changing table. Use the bins to store diapers, wipes, baby powder and diaper cream so that they are within arms reach. They make plain bins as well as decorative bins, and most styles are sold at affordable prices.
  • Once your baby grows out of a size, you’ll need to decide what to do with the diapers you didn’t use. If you only have a few, you can give them to your child for pretend play. When whole packs remain, consider donating them to your local pregnancy or family planning center.
  • When comparing disposable diaper prices, you need to look at both the diaper size and the number of diapers in each pack. No matter what, you’ll be able to find a diaper that fits your budget and your needs.