Several months ago, shortly after our second daughter was born, my wife and I decided to experiment a bit and bought a pack of Parent’s Choice diapers.
Even though this was a significantly cheaper store brand (from Wal-mart), we found the diapers were almost as good as the more expensive brands and we ended up purchasing them on occasion; whenever money was a bit tight.
A few days ago, she was running low on diapers again and both because they were cheaper and because we were getting more diapers for our money, my wife picked up another box of the Parent’s Choice; this time it was the size 5 diapers that she now wears. While the diapers were cheaper than our regular brand, we quickly discovered the larger size wasn’t as good as the smaller sized Parent’s Choice diapers.
My daughter has been walking since a little before her first birthday and is always on the go (even when she doesn’t walk, she’ll crawl). Most of the more expensive brands realize a child her age will do this and design their diapers to compensate for that. The Parent’s Choice brand apparently does not.
Whenever we put one of these diapers on her and she starts moving around, we have a problem with the diapers shifting. There are times when it ends up riding up on her. There are other times when the diapers will end up crooked. Because they don’t fit her properly, they end up rubbing her skin and, as a result, she wound up with a blister on the inside of her leg.
When we used the smaller sized Parent’s Choice diapers, we didn’t have any problems with leaks, even if we didn’t change her diaper right away. That is not the case with the larger size. At first, I thought this was simply because the diapers wouldn’t stay in place, allowing her to leak out around the leg. And, this was part of the reason. However, I also learned the diapers aren’t absorbent enough; there are times when she will leak right through the material. Let’s just say we have had much more laundry since using these diapers.
As I said before, I did have a good experience with the Parent’s Choice brand when our daughter was younger and I would still recommend the smaller sizes. But, once your child gets old enough to walk or even crawl, I would recommend sticking with the more expensive brands.