Find the Perfect Diaper for Your Baby

A rite of passage for parents is standing in the diaper aisle trying to figure out which diaper your child needs and when. (You might have even done it before your baby was here, just to get a sense of the options!) For new parents, this can be a head-scratcher, and that’s before you even consider sizing.

Here’s our handy, easy-to-use tool to help you figure out which Huggies® diapers are the best for your needs. It’ll ask you a few simple questions, such as when you need diapers (daytime, nighttime, swimming), if your baby is crawling or walking, if your baby has sensitive skin, and what is most important to you in a diaper. Then you can make the best decision that feels right for your family and get back to what matters most – those precious moments with your little one.

When you need Huggies® diapers

Your baby will wear diapers for the majority of his or her first two to three years. There are three main times when you will need diapers: Daytime use, nighttime use, and swimming.

Daytime use: During the day, your child’s diaper needs will shift over time. In the beginning, your newborn can go through up to 8 diaper changes a day! As they get older, the number of diapers you need dwindles until potty training.

Nighttime use: Did you know that your baby, especially in the first few months, can sleep up to 17 hours a day? Newborn sleep is interrupted in the beginning by constant feedings—and constant diaper changes. As your child ages and starts sleeping through the night, you’ll use fewer diapers overall, but especially at night.

Swimming: Many public and private swimming pools, lakes or beaches require little ones to be in diapers specifically made for water playtime.

Stages for Huggies® diapers

There will be several developmental stages your child will go through while they are in diapers. They are learning about the world around them, and Huggies® diapers can help assist with the messy stuff so you can focus on all this new curiosity instead. Here are several stages where your baby will need diapers:

Newborn diapers: While all babies have sensitive skin, newborns  have incredibly sensitive skin and require diapers that are different from what a toddler or crawling baby needs. Huggies® diapers in newborn sizes have features like an umbilical cord cutout for comfort, additional features like a blowout blocker to help contain inevitable newborn blowouts.

Crawling and walking diapers: Once your baby starts moving, you’ll require different diapers to keep up with them! Huggies® diapers for crawling and walking babies have special features like Double Grip Strips to keep the mess contained as you try to tackle the impossible feat of changing a moving target’s diaper. After your baby makes it to toddlerhood, they’ll be on to potty training.

Huggies® sensitive skin diapers

Your baby might have sensitive skin as a newborn, or they might have sensitive skin into toddlerhood. Either way, there’s a Huggies® diaper for that. All Huggies® diapers are made with soft materials and are dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic. They are also free of irritants like fragrance and elemental chlorine.

What’s most important in a diaper

While all Huggies® diapers are gentle, scientifically backed, and help keep your baby comfortable and dry, there additional benefits such as:

Helps Protect against the top 2 causes of rash*: Huggies Skin Essentials diapers help protect against the top two causes of rash*. The first and only diaper with SkinProtect (TM) liner. Our brand new special liner helps take care of ick and stick that can cause rash. (*mess (by managing runny mess) and moisture

Value: The short of it: you need a diaper that has great value with all the protection Huggies® is known for. A diaper with a great value is Huggies® Snug & Dry™, which is hard-working when it comes to helping absorb wetness, preventing leaks and blowouts, and keeping your baby comfortable.

Protection against blowouts and leaks: If you’ve got a wiggly one, Huggies® Little Movers™ will be your parenting best friend. Designed to help keep active and curious babies dry and comfortable, they come with Double Grip Strips, a contoured shape, and a waistband to help contain mess.

Huggies® gives your baby the best

Whether in the middle of the night or on the go, Huggies® is there for your family—and scientifically backed. (Our wipes, too!) Your baby’s skin is delicate, and Huggies delivers gentle protection to help keep your baby cool, comfortable and happy.

Huggies® diapers balance skin moisture with unique features like a wetness indicator, which is a line down the front that changes colors when your baby’s diaper needs to be changed, and a Blowout Blocker, which keeps messes from geisering up the back.

Huggies® diapers are also hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested. They are safe for sensitive skin, and free from known irritants like parabens, elemental chlorine, and fragrance, to name a few.

Huggiesdiapers at a glance

Here are some of Huggies® most popular diapers.

Huggies® Skin Essentials™ Diapers: Huggies® Skin Essentials™ diapers are designed with sensitive skin in mind. The first and only diaper with SkinProtect™, a brand new special liner that helps take care of ick and stick that can cause rash. Helps protect against the top 2 causes of rash*. They are dermatologist approved, and clinically proven to be hypoallergenic for your baby's sensitive skin. They do not contain harsh ingredients and are fragrance free, paraben free, lotion free and free of elemental chlorine. These diapers have up to 100% leakproof protection and a 100% breathable outer cover to help keep skin dry and happy, baby. They are available in size Newborn through size 6.
*mess (by managing runny mess) and moisture

Top features:

  • Helps protect against top 2 causes of rash
  • Clinically proven hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested
  • Free of fragrance and elemental chlorine

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Huggies® Little Snugglers®
Ready for 360 degrees of soft, comfy and gentle skin protection? Huggies® Little Snugglers® are the perfect choice. They feature a Huggies® GentleAbsorb® liner that helps absorb wetness on contact and can eliminate leaks for up to 12 hours. They have a blowout blocker and extra soft materials that are dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, which helps keep baby’s skin clean, soft, and healthy. Free from fragrance, lotion, parabens and more, these are everyday diapers that are the first defense against blowouts and leaks. Preemie and Newborn sizes come with an umbilical cord cutout to allow your baby to heal in comfort, and the sizing goes through size 6 with an exclusive Disney Winnie the Pooh design.

Top features:

  • A GentleAbsorb® liner for a comfortable fit
  • Blowout Blocker to help keep mess away from skin
  • All around comfort for gentle tummy fit

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Huggies® Little Movers®
An active baby is no match for Huggies® Little Movers®. The curved shape will help prevent red marks as your baby cruises about learning and absorbing information. The blowout blocker in the waistband will help keep their legs and waist gap-free while allowing for flexibility. Double Grip Strips will hold your baby’s diaper in place, although you might have a hard time getting your curious little one to sit still for a diaper change. Huggies® DryTouch® Liner locks away 99% of wetness and moisture for up to 12 hours of protection to help keep your baby dry and happy while jumping, running and playing. A wetness indicator will let you know exactly when your baby is ready for a change. Hypoallergenic, dermatologist-tested, and free of fragrance, parabens, lotion and other irritants, Huggies® Little Movers® are available in sizes 3 through 7 and come with an exclusive Disney’s The Lion King design.

Top features:

  • Curved shape around the legs
  • Double Grip Strips provide flexibility and eliminate gaps
  • Waistband designed to prevent leaks while baby is on the move

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Huggies® Overnites
Your baby’s comfort at night—up to 12 hours—is just as important as it is during the day. Huggies® Overnites are specifically designed to handle those long stretches with its extra absorbency and softness to help keep your baby comfortable and protected all night. The #1 selling nighttime diaper* is available in sizes 3 through 7.

Top features:

  • Extra absorbency and softness help provide all-night protection and comfort
  • #1 Selling Nighttime Diaper*
  • Up to 12-hour protection

*Based on US Nielsen data from the past 52 weeks, ending 07/01/2023

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Huggies® Snug & Dry™
Huggies® Snug & Dry™ diapers are for parents who want a hard-working diaper at a great value. They help absorb wetness, prevent leaks and keep your baby comfortable. They also have a cute Disney’s Mickey Mouse pattern. Available in newborn through size 6, Huggies® Snug & Dry™ diapers are a great way to protect your little one.

Top features:

  • Triple layer protection absorbs in seconds keeping baby dry
  • Up to 12-hour leak protection
  • Curved shape helps provide leak-free protection

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Huggies® Little Swimmers® Disposable Swim Pants
Ready for a trip to the pool, beach, or lake? Huggies® Little Swimmers® Disposable Swim Pants are specifically designed to not swell in water and help keep your baby protected from leaks and blowouts. Their easy-open sides make wet diaper changes a cinch on the go.

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Don’t forget Huggies® wipes!

The perfect complement to your Huggies® diapers is of course Huggies® wipes.

Huggies® Skin Essentials™ Wipes
Huggies Skin Essentials TM wipes are 99% water and zero harsh ingreidents. Thick and strong - yet gentle, they are 30% thicker vs. Pampers Aqua Pure, and pH balanced to help maintain healthy skin. We got you, baby!

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Huggies® Calm™ Baby Wipes
Enriched with oat extract, aloe and vitamin E, Huggies® Calm™ Baby Wipes feature 4-in-1 Sensitive Skincare, designed to clean, hydrate, soothe and replenish your baby's delicate skin.

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Huggies® Nourish™
If you need a wipe that will clean, hydrate, soothe and nourish your baby’s skin, try Huggies® Nourish™ Baby Wipes. Infused with cocoa butter and shea butter, they’re 20% thicker* and feel more cloth-like than traditional wipes.

*than Huggies® Natural Care®


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Huggies® Natural Care® Sensitive Baby Wipes
Huggies® Natural Care® Sensitive Baby Wipes have the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™ for use on sensitive skin.

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Huggies® Natural Care® Refreshing Baby Wipes
These wipes are infused with cucumber and green tea for a more refreshing clean.

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Huggies® Simply Clean® Fragrance Free Baby Wipes
Reliable and multi-purpose, Huggies® Simply Clean® Fragrance Free Baby Wipes are a great combination of convenience and versatility, ready to clean up any mess, anywhere.

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Now that you’ve chosen the right diaper for your baby, use our diaper calculator to find out how many diapers you’ll need.