Luvs Ultra Leakguards Review

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Customers like the soft feel and extra-stretchy side tabs of these diapers, not to mention the price. Many parents say they perform as well as, or better than, more expensive brands.

Luvs offers a money-back guarantee that draws in parents. The company says that if these value-priced diapers don't vanquish leaks as well as the brand you've been using, it will refund your money. Based on the scores of 5-star reviews at Amazon, it's probably safe to say not many parents request a refund.

Feedback posted at Viewpoints, where Luvs Ultra Leakguards diapers garner a solid 4-star average rating from nearly 1,600 reviews, is quite enthusiastic. Parents refer to Luvs as their go-to brand, one that's preferred over others because of price, performance, and ease of use (refastenable side tabs get frequent shout-outs, with one mother noting they make it easy to check what's going on inside). Some posts refer to leakage at night and needing to swap these out for a premium diaper (Pampers Swaddlers, for example) during sleep time. Others, however, are adamant that Luvs diapers hold their own through 10 or 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep, even for children who down loads of fluids. Discomfort rarely surfaces as an issue in parents' comments, although we did come across several reports about nasty rashes. The perfume scent proves a little strong for some noses.

Experts' view of Luvs Ultra Leakguards (from 17 cents/diaper, Amazon) diverges from that of most online reviewers. In comparative testing by BabyGearLab, this brand wins points for its low price and soft feel but earns demerits for leakage, absorption, and health and eco-friendliness. Among the sample of 24 different diapers, it ranks No. 20.

Features of note in Luvs Ultra Leakguards include large, extra-stretchy tabs and stretchy sides. The diapers are contoured with leak-protective gathered leg cuffs, and contain a proprietary "leakguard" core and a large absorbent area for overnight dryness. Luvs come in a newborn size (4 to 10 pounds) and sizes 1 through 6, the largest suited for toddlers weighing more than 35 pounds.

Overall this is a high-value diaper that satisfies legions of parents and babies.

Maralyn Edid

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