Huggies Little Snugglers Review
Pros: Few leaks, comfortable
Cons: Poor absorption, not eco-friendly, no disclosure
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|Pros||Few leaks, comfortable||Great absorption and leak prevention, better health and eco-friendliness||Absorption, comfy, durable, better health||Great for health, eco-friendly, comfy||Great health, good absorption, eco-friendly|
|Cons||Poor absorption, not eco-friendly, no disclosure||Hard to find a good fit, not as comfy or durable||Average leakage and eco-friendliness||Average for leaks and durability||Possible leaks, not so cozy|
|Bottom Line||Poor absorption means potential for skin irritation and diaper rash||Earth friendly, healthy choice that works great||Keeps baby drier in a cozy, durable diaper that has better health stats||Comfy, healthy option with performance where it counts||Best green bang for the buck that works well with a top health score|
|Rating Categories||Huggies Little...||Nature Babycare||Babyganics||Bambo Nature||Free & Clear|
|Eco Friendly (5%)|
|Specs||Huggies Little...||Nature Babycare||Babyganics||Bambo Nature||Free & Clear|
|Type of Diaper||Traditional||Green||Green||Green||Green|
|Perfume-Free||Not Listed||Yes||Not Listed||Yes||Yes|
|Miscellaneous Materials Details||Corn Based Plastics|
|Stretchable Side Wings||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Vincotte OK Biobased Certified
Swedish Asthma and Allergy Foundation Recommended
"Good Environmental Choice" Eco Label from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
Rainforest Alliance Certified
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.
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.
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 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 above average for durability, which is often hard to do while remaining comfortable.
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 its ability to absorb liquids and trap them inside the diaper away from 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 baby's skin to help prevent skin irritation and possible diaper rash.
We dislike 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.
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.
Huggies Little Snugglers are a comfortable and durable diaper that scored well in our tests for leakage, 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). So, even though these diapers are comfy when dry and don't leak as much as the competition, they don't provide enough absorption to do the trick or justify the price.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz