I've never been someone with 100% brand loyalty; I just want the best product out there, no matter what label comes on the outside. So, like every other first time parents out there, a few months into buying diapers, my husband and I got the idea we were going to start using generic diapers to try and save money. That lasted all of a few days and then we begged people to take the remaining diapers from us so we could go back to using Pampers. Ironically, Pampers Swaddlers were the first diapers we tried and we all loved them, which makes perfect sense that we assumed that all diapers were going to offer the same excellent leak protection and comfort.
Since then, we have been a Pampers family through and through and even went as far as to pack a whole suitcase of Pampers when we took our daughter overseas and were worried they would be hard to find where we were traveling. In the past 21 months our family has amassed a shocking number of their “Gifts to Grow” stickers that come on every package of diapers (but still have yet to do anything with them) and have started using their ultra mega boxes as makeshift baby clothes storage until we find someone to pawn off all our pink ‘n’ frilly baby clothing on.
Of course, I was ecstatic when I found out that Pampers was releasing their biggest innovation in diapers in 25 years, and even more so when I found out I was going to get a sneak peak at them. Set to hit stores today and sold out for weeks in their presale online, these little diapers are already a hot item. Their press release said that the new Dry Max core allowed them to be even thinner than before and claimed they were their “driest ever”. Thinner means they fit better in my purse and even better is that they contain 10% less waste to throw away after each diaper change. Drier… well, that’s what we all want.
The Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max arrived a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to try them out. Unfortunately, my littlest reviewer was fast asleep and being the impatient reviewer I am, I decided to conduct my own experiment while she slept. I opened up the package to find the familiar baby powder scent was still there, along with the much loved Sesame Street gang, as well as the signature softness that makes Pampers the littlest reviewer’s favorite.
But, these diapers were a whole lot thinner than either the Swaddlers or the Cruisers, and yet still offered even more coverage than their diapers before. Longer in length and fuller coverage in the back where it matters most, the Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max seemed to offer the best of all worlds.
Of course, I couldn’t actually try them on a sleeping baby, so I did the next best thing. I got myself 3 cups of water and slowly filled a diaper to watch its absorbency. After it soaked up all the water, the Dry Max core was huge and bloated, but it never leaked or showed any signs of falling apart. In fact, a few minutes later the Dry Max core only felt damp to the touch, not wet as you would imagine. In a test that I would never, ever perform on a truly soiled diaper, I decided to squeeze the diaper and see if it began to leak. While a few tiny droplets of water did seep out onto the outer edge of the diaper, it was truly minimal when you consider the amount of squeezing going on.
Honestly, if I wasn’t already a huge Pampers fan, I would be after trying the Pampers with Dry Max out these past few weeks. We haven’t had a leak or blowout yet, or a chance to really see all these diapers can handle, but I’m going to take the absence of disaster as a good sign. I loved that they are so much thinner and getting my daughter more used to the idea of underwear, but mostly I'm raving about the lack of leaks even overnight, even considering her toddler-sized thirst. Starting today (March 15th) you can bet that Pampers Dry Max boxes will be our new storage box of choice.
While our laundry room currently looks like a Pampers storeroom, I must say that the system is working, because at the approximate rate my daughter goes through a box of diapers, she also grows out of a box worth of clothing. Coincidence? I doubt it. While you ponder whether it is the size of the box that determines the hand me downs or the rate at which she can soil her way through a box of diapers that correlates to her growth, I am going to leave you with this awesome giveaway:
And now for the Giveaway...
Two lucky Rave and Review readers will win a week's supply of Pampers with Dry Max and an awesome Liz Lange diaper clutch valued at $50 to carry them in!
To Enter: Tell me what size diapers you would need for your little one and whether your family is a Pampers family like mine! Be sure to check out Pampers.com to see availability and more features on the Pampers with Dry Max. You can also order a free sample of the diapers to be shipped to your door by clicking here.
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On March 22nd at 11:59pm PST two winners will be drawn, announced here and notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.
A huge thank you to Pampers for sending a package of Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max for us to review and for offering a giveaway to our fabulous readers. This post was written as part of a campaign with the PTPA Panel of Moms where real parents tell what works and what doesn't and where Pampers with Dry Max recently was awarded their coveted Winners Badge in their Spring Campaign. The opinions expressed are solely my own and no type of monetary compensation was received for this Rave Review.