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The Most Reliable Diapers for Newborns That Lock in Leaks

Tamara Kraus

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As a new mom, one item that’s forever at the top of your shopping list is diapers — you’re going to go through them a lot. However, there are so many types and brands out there that it can be difficult to determine which are the best newborn diapers when it comes to value, which ones will feel the softest on your baby’s skin — and most importantly — which ones will minimize unwanted messes.

There’s no one-size-fits-all solution to choosing the right diapers for your newborn, but we’re here to help! Some things you’ll want to consider: your newborn’s weight, scent options (or lack thereof) and a wetness indicator. And now, there are even plant-based diapers if you want to go the all-natural route.

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Something that’s non-negotiable for all parents? Heavy-duty leak protection. Luckily, diapers have come a long way since we were kids, so that’s a no brainer. When putting together your baby registry or while shopping at the store, consider these diapers for a newborn that each provide different benefits to fit your baby’s needs.

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1. Pampers Pure Protection Diapers

If you’re looking for a natural option when it comes to diapers for a newborn, look no further than Pampers Pure Protection diapers. Made with cotton, plant-based fibers (which help wick moisture) and other sustainably sourced materials, these are a top natural option. Plus, there are no lotions and they’re hypoallergenic, so you can feel good knowing they’ll be safe on your baby’s soft skin.

One of the most useful features for parents is the wetness indicator, which is a pH-sensitive strip that changes colors to signal that it may be time for a diaper change, so you can take the guessing game out of the equation.

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2. Mama Bear Best Fit Diapers

Leaks are inevitable, but you can certainly minimize them with these Mama Bear best fit diapers. Designed with soft and stretchy side that allow for a snug fit, you can customize the fit to ensure they’re safely snug on your little one. The pocketed-back waistband ensures that your little one’s mess stays contained, and the diapers feature a quilted liner that pulls wetness away from your baby’s skin. These heavy-duty diapers are made for newborns up to 10 pounds, and like many diapers, these feature a wetness indicator that shows when it’s time for a change. There’s also an umbilical-cord cutout, so your little one will feel comfortable around the sensitive area.

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3. Huggies Little Snugglers Baby Diapers

Your newborn’s comfort is key, and with these Huggies Little Snugglers diapers, you’ll never have to worry. Formulated for sensitive skin and made with breathable materials, diapers won’t get much more soft and supple than this. Plus, the absorbent leak-lock system eliminates leaks for up to 12 hours, and the pocketed back waistband helps prevent diaper blowouts, so you can reduce the amount of daily diaper changes. The most unique feature? The newborn size includes an umbilical-cord cutout to protect your baby’s belly button as it heals.

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4. Andy Pandy Bamboo Diapers

If you’re looking for an environmentally friendly diaper that will leave virtually no footprint on the earth, these Andy Pandy bamboo diapers are just what you’ve been looking for. Bamboo is a powerful material: it’s moisture-wicking and thermal regulating, which helps prevent those unwelcome diaper rashes and irritation. These super soft diapers feature an aloe lining, which keeps your baby’s skin hydrated and happy.

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5. Seventh Generation Baby Diapers

Never fear, skin-safe diapers are here! These Seventh Generation diapers are suitable for newborns up to 10 pounds and are made with unbleached cotton, making them oh-so-soft. Free from chlorine bleaching, lotions and fragrances, your newborn’s skin will be in the best hands with these diapers. An added bonus: the animals printed on the diapers rely on the forests that Seventh Generation’s Free & Clear diapers help protect. If that’s not the most heartfelt reason to snag these, we don’t know what is.

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