Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers

Last updated date: June 15, 2019

DWYM Score
7.4

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We looked at the top 1 Diapers and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Baby Gear Lab, Net Parents, Heavy, Mom Loves Best, AmaPerfect, Best Mom Products, Womens Edge, The Z8, Parent Guide and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Diaper you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 147 expert reviews, the Pampers Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers placed 6th 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
6.9
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
27,420 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has very soft fabric on the inside and skin-friendly closure tabs with no pokiness or rough edge that can chafe sensitive skin. The motion points and elastic are also smooth to the touch with no binding areas or abrasive parts.
- Baby Gear Lab
These diapers, like the Pampers Cruisers also come with 12 hours of overnight dryness along with extra absorbency channels that will keep your baby drier for longer.
- Net Parents
The diapers are soft and flexible to be comfortable enough for baby to wear all night long.
- Heavy
One of the reasons these diapers hold so much wetness while still feeling thin when they’re dry is because of the absorbent gelling material inside them. The gel, when it is dry, looks almost like hard little pebbles. When the material gets wet, it softens and increases in size.
- Mom Loves Best
December 16, 2018 | Full review
Pampers Baby Dry diapers boast of 3 layers with up to 12 hours of extra protection. they have a soft feel both inside and outside. Besides, these diapers are flexible and have wide UltraAbsorb layer to help prevent leakages.
- AmaPerfect
The Baby Dry line has three absorbent layers for up to 12 hours of protection without leaks.
- Best Mom Products
The diaper has three layers of absorbing material as compared to two layers which provide the best absorbing power when it comes to the brands available in the market. It also weighs less after three wettings when compared to other diapers which offer the same kind of absorbing power.
- Womens Edge
These diapers are 3X drier than normal diapers. Therefore your baby can sleep quietly without uninterrupted. The reason for this is these diapers contain three layers of absorbency, hence your infant can get about twelve hours of protection.
- The Z8
Thanks to the three layer design, the Pampers Baby Dry offers up to 12 hours of dryness. Now I don’t know about you, but my baby has never slept for 12 hours straight, so this will be more than enough to keep your little one dry through the night.
- Parent Guide
What experts didn't like
The Baby Dry diaper performed poorly in our tests for absorption and leakage, with the poor absorption of liquid waste, baby's skin will be continually wet. This can lead to irritation and possible diaper rash over time. The inability of the diaper to keep urine locked away also means it has a tendency to leak which can result in wet clothes, bedding, car seats and more.
- Baby Gear Lab
Parents have complained that this new design feels cheap and scratchy in recent years which means that it might not be as soft as they claim. They also seem to have issues with holding waste and have leaked or ‘exploded’.
- Net Parents
More expensive than Pampers Swaddlers.
- Heavy
If the diaper becomes overfull, the absorbent gel material can break through the diaper, leading to a mess.
- Mom Loves Best
December 16, 2018 | Full review
Some users have reported diaper explosions in which the absorbent gel breaks out of the diaper.
- Best Mom Products

From The Manufacturer

Pampers Baby-DryDiapers are 3x drier* for all-night sleep protection. Your baby can get up to 12 hours of overnight dryness with Pampers Baby-Dry diapers. They have 3 Extra Absorb Channelsthat help distribute wetness evenly and lock it away better.** Sizes N, 1, and 2 have a color-changing Wetness Indicator to help you know when it might be time for a change. Pampers Baby-Dry diapers are available in sizes N, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. *Based on size 4 vs. the leading value brand. Average of 0.19 grams less after 3 typical wettings over 15 min. **vs. product replaced. Breathable layers keeps your baby dry.

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. Mama Bear Diapers
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Parasol Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 11
5. Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 25
6. Pampers Baby Dry Disposable Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 9
7. Luvs Ultra Leakguards Disposable Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 6.8
Expert Reviews: 18
8. Huggies Little Movers Active Baby Diapers
Overall Score: 5.9
Expert Reviews: 9
9. HUGGIES Snug & Dry Diapers
Overall Score: 5.3
Expert Reviews: 10

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.