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Huggies Little Snugglers Review

This diaper offers excellent leak protection and comfort, but the poor absorption and lack of disclosure are disappointing
Huggies Little Snugglers
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $0.32 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Great leak prevention, comfortable, very durable
Cons:  Disappointing absorption, not eco-friendly, no disclosure
Manufacturer:   Huggies
By Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Sep 22, 2021
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RANKED
#12 of 18
  • Absorption - 40% 2
  • Leakage - 20% 9
  • Comfort - 15% 8
  • Health - 15% 5
  • Eco-friendly - 5% 1
  • Durability - 5% 9

The Skinny

Huggies Little Snugglers are a cozy, comfortable diaper with soft fabric inside and skin-friendly closure tabs and motion points. This diaper is well-constructed and feels durable enough to put up with whatever your baby dishes out, which is somewhat difficult to obtain while staying comfortable. This diaper also performed well in our tests for leakage. Unfortunately, Little Snugglers are not great at absorbing liquids, arguably the most critical function of any diaper. Poor results in absorption tests resulted in a lower overall score and a diaper we don't recommend.

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Pros Great leak prevention, comfortable, very durableGreat absorption, soft material, better health and eco-benefitsImpressive absorption, great leak protection, comfyDurable, comfortable for baby, affordableDurable, comfy, lower price, good leak protection
Cons Disappointing absorption, not eco-friendly, no disclosureLess durable, below-average leak preventionAverage eco-friendliness, lower health scores, less durableAverage absorbency, less eco-friendlyNot eco-friendly, no considerations for health
Bottom Line This diaper offers excellent leak protection and comfort, but the poor absorption and lack of disclosure are disappointingA soft and cozy diaper with some green practices and high absorbency but less than stellar leak protectionTop performance in absorption and leaks with a comfy feel but they aren't as green as some of the competitionA durable diaper that has some health and comfort benefits without breaking the bankDurable and cozy diaper with good performance for the price, but it lacks ecology and health considerations
Rating Categories Huggies Little Snug... Seventh Generation... Babyganics Mama Bear Gentle Touch Kirkland Signature...
Absorption (40%)
2.0
9.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
Leakage (20%)
9.0
5.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Comfort (15%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
9.0
Health (15%)
5.0
6.0
3.0
7.0
3.0
Eco Friendly (5%)
1
6.0
4.0
4.0
1
Durability (5%)
9.0
4.0
3.0
9.0
9.0
Specs Huggies Little Snug... Seventh Generation... Babyganics Mama Bear Gentle Touch Kirkland Signature...
Type of Diaper Traditional Green Green Traditional Traditional
Chlorine-Free Not Listed Totally Chlorine-Free Totally
Chlorine-free
Elemental
Chlorine-free
Not Listed
Perfume-Free Not Listed Yes Not Listed Yes Yes
Biodegradable No No No No No
Contains SAP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous Materials Details
Wetness Indicator Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stretchable Side Wings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stretchable Back Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Eco-awards

Our Analysis and Test Results

Huggies Snugglers is made by Huggies, which is a Kimberly-Clark Baby and Childcare Brands company. Huggies is a well-known brand with new and seasoned parents alike, providing a variety of diapers and wipes for different needs.

Performance Comparison


The closure tabs and motion points on the Little Snugglers are soft...
The closure tabs and motion points on the Little Snugglers are soft compared to the competition and unlikely to irritate sensitive skin.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


The best thing about this diaper is it has fewer leaks and performed well in our tests for leaks with little to no mock urine escaping the diaper. Additionally, Amazon users also report fewer leaks with this diaper in real-world use. These results earned the Snugglers an exceptional score for leakage, one of the highest in this review.

Notice the leakage pan for the Snugglers is dry, but the absorption...
Notice the leakage pan for the Snugglers is dry, but the absorption paper is soaked through across the span of the paper.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

We also like how cozy and comfortable this diaper feels compared to the competition. It scored just below the high for comfort. The fabric is soft, but more importantly, it has soft motion points where a baby's joint will move, and it has tab closures that aren't rough or poky like some of the competing diapers we tested. This diaper also scored extremely well for durability, which is often hard to do while remaining comfortable and a rare feat in this competition.

The Little Snugglers were no match for 100ml of mock urine in our...
The Little Snugglers were no match for 100ml of mock urine in our tests for diaper absorption. This diaper scored only 2 of 10 for this test.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Dislikes


Unfortunately, there is more to dislike than like for this product. The most disappointing test results were for absorption, where the Snugglers earned one of the lowest scores for their ability to absorb liquids and trap them inside the diaper away from the baby's skin. In our tests for absorption, the Snugglers had more moisture transfer to the test paper than most of the competition with only two other diapers scoring lower than the Snugglers. We think, above all, a diaper should absorb what baby dishes out and help prevent it from sitting against the baby's skin to help prevent skin irritation and possible diaper rash.

We don't care for the lack of transparency from Huggies on all their diapers. While the Huggies website says the Little Snugglers are fragrance and lotion-free, it does not say much else about what is in the diaper or whether or not it is free of other known allergens like chlorine, dyes, or latex. In general, the website fails to offer any disclosure on ingredients or what it has or what it lacks, which is something we think all manufacturers should offer to parents so they can make an informed decision.

While the Snugglers are super soft, we don't like that Huggies...
While the Snugglers are super soft, we don't like that Huggies doesn't offer anything in the way of material or content disclosure for these diapers which prevent parents from making informed decisions.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

We also dislike that Huggies isn't making any effort to improve the eco-friendliness of this diaper. While any disposable diaper isn't ideal for the environment, some brands are making choices that increase the potential for biodegradability, or they are using materials that are renewable like bamboo or corn SAP. Little Snugglers had one of the lowest scores for eco-friendliness.

The Huggies Little Snugglers are comfortable and cute with Disney...
The Huggies Little Snugglers are comfortable and cute with Disney characters and a useful wetness indicator.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Conclusion


Huggies Little Snugglers are a comfortable and durable diaper that offers great leakage protection, which is half the battle in finding a great diaper for baby. Unfortunately, this diaper struggled to keep moisture locked away in its core, which could lead to skin irritation, diaper rash, or moist clothing (yours and baby's). They also did not perform well in our tests for health or ecology. So, even though these diapers are comfy when dry and don't leak as much as the competition, they don't get the job done and they aren't giving much consideration to other metrics.

Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz