Huggies Snug & Dry Review



Many parents sing the praises of this budget line of diapers, which features the same leak-control system found in pricier Huggies Little Snugglers and Little Movers.

Huggies is a wildly popular diaper brand, if thousands of reviews are any indication, with plenty of acclaim directed toward the budget-priced Snug & Dry line. The majority of comments posted at sites such as Amazon and Target assert that the "leak lock" feature, intended to provide up to 12 hours of protection, does indeed keep babies dry and clothing and bedding safe from overnight leakage. Sizing seems true, according to Huggies Snug & Dry reviews, providing a fit that's tight without any discomfort. The elastic waistband and adjustable tabs lend an assist here, especially for children with larger bottoms. Complaints about rashes are few and far between, and a smattering of parents writes that skin irritations cleared up with Snug & Dry. Another plus is the affordable price, especially when stacked against Pampers Snugglers and Cruisers and other Huggies diaper lines.

Not surprisingly, some online posts push back against the accolades. Leakage and inadequate absorbency are problems regardless whether the child is awake or sleeping, a minority contends; one parent says the diapers seem too stiff to hold much (although another comments on their "cloth-like" feel). We read several reports about having switched to the brand's Little Movers line when the baby's activity level kicked into high gear. BabyGearLab determined in a comparative test of 24 diaper lines that Snug & Dry's absorption was only average and leaking was prevalent.

Like most lower-cost diapers, Huggies Snug & Dry (from 19 cents/diaper, Amazon) comes in six sizes, with the smallest meant to accommodate 8-pound babies and the largest designed for toddlers weighing 35 pounds and more. The sides, back, and leg holes are stretchable, and unlike some of the budget competition, sizes 1 and 2 feature a wetness indicator. Also unusual in this price range is the Mickey Mouse (Disney) character decoration. Purchasers are invited to take advantage of Huggies' tie-in with Disney for merchandise points and sweepstakes.

Price makes this budget version of a premium label appealing. Reviewers note the availability of free samples and coupons on the company's website, so if you're unsure about trying Huggies Snug & Dry, start there.

Maralyn Edid

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