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 baby dishes out, which is somewhat difficult to obtain while staying comfortable. This diaper also performed well in our tests for leakage with no leaking in our tests and few leaks reported by users on Amazon. Unfortunately, this diaper is not great at absorbing liquids, which is 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.
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 health, good absorption, eco-friendly||Great for health, eco-friendly, comfy|
|Cons||Poor absorption, not eco-friendly, no disclosure||Hard to find a good fit, not as comfy or durable||Average leakage and eco-friendliness||Possible leaks, not so cozy||Average for leaks and durability|
|Bottom Line||Great at preventing leaks, but the poor absorption is disappointing||High performing, healthier option that is Earth friendly||Top performance where it counts with a comfy feel and durable design||Budget-friendly green option with great health and eco scores||Healthy, eco-friendly choice that gets the job done|
|Rating Categories||Huggies Little...||Nature Babycare||Babyganics||Free & Clear||Bambo Nature|
|Eco Friendly (5%)|
|Specs||Huggies Little...||Nature Babycare||Babyganics||Free & Clear||Bambo Nature|
|Type of Diaper||Traditional||Green||Green||Green||Green|
|Chlorine-Free||Not Listed||Totally Chlorine-free||Totally Chlorine-free||Totally Chlorine-free||Elemental Chlorine-free|
|Perfume-Free||Not Listed||Yes||Not Listed||Yes||Yes|
|Miscellaneous Materials Details||Corn Based Plastics|
|Stretchable Side Wings||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Eco-awards||FSC Certified Vincotte OK Biobased Certified Swedish Asthma and Allergy Foundation Recommended "Good Environmental Choice" Eco Label from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation EcoCert GOTS Certified||FSC Certified Rainforest Alliance Certified||Nordic Eco-label FSC Certified Asthma-Allergy Denmark|
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