Your baby will go through thousands of diapers before potty training, so you want to make sure you're shelling out for ones that actually work. The GolfHr Textiles Lab put disposable diapers to the test and found the ones that will keep your baby's skin dry and avoid messy leaks. Read on for the options that will make life as a parent a little bit easier (and don't forget about baby wipes!).
$24 for 140
This diaper earned the highest score for being absorbent from all angles. (Surprise! Babies don't stay in one position.) The brand's other styles, (for smaller babies) and (for mobile tots), were also top-notch.
$44 for 180
This GH Seal holder is often used in hospitals for just-born babies. It quickly absorbed and trapped fluid, even when a weight was applied to the surface. We also love Pampers' line for when baby starts crawling — it's a Green GH Seal holder for its use of certified materials and other environmental factors.
$76 for 198
Though they're more expensive, this style was a top performer when we tested brands with "green" claims. There's a clear list of every single material used to make the diapers right on the packaging, including FSC-certified wood pulp. In our test, the diapers soaked up liquid through out the diaper and held onto it in the core.
$39 for 198
When it comes to diapers, don't knock store brands! This Costco diaper beat other pricier labels and can be purchased online without a membership. It absorbed fluid quickly in our tests and didn't release any, even after a weight was applied.
$56 for 136
The cute giraffe, panda, and rose blossom designs from the Honest Company will keep your little one looking stylish (perfect for baby's first photo session!). Though the absorption speed was a little bit slower than other picks, the diapers were still good at catching liquid all over without leaks.
$24 for 92
These hold a lot of liquid, so you can skip middle-of-the-night diaper changes (once your baby actually sleeps through the night, that is!). For even more leak protection, go up one size – it's a trick that many parents swear by.
$11 for 24
Unlike regular diapers, these don't swell up from water in the pool or at the beach. Plus, the sides tear away for easy removal when changing your wet little one.