Everybody knows that having a baby is expensive. What many people don’t realize, however, is that one of the biggest costs of parenthood (at least, in the early days) is disposable diapers.
With parents spending hundreds of dollars on diapers before their children reach potty training age, it’s crucial to choose the best diaper variety for your baby to ensure that money is not wasted.
Plus, with diapers being in such close proximity to your baby’s skin, the quality of the diapers you buy is of the utmost importance.
An increasing number of parents are now choosing Huggies diapers for their babies. However, because the Huggies brand encompasses many diaper varieties, it can be tricky to decide which one to choose.
Luckily, we’re here to resolve your diaper-related dilemmas! Today, we will be reviewing and comparing Huggies Little Movers as well as Huggies Little Snugglers. Using the information in this review, you should be able to find the Huggies disposable diapers that are best for your baby!
Little Movers Vs Snugglers Sizing
We’re going to be comparing the design features of Huggies Little Movers and Huggies Little Snugglers in this article, but before we do, we’re going to break down the size options for both diapers.
This is because you should always check what sizes a diaper variety has to offer before you do any further research since incompatible sizing is an immediate sign that you should look at a different diaper.
Overly loose diapers will result in leaking, while tight diapers will be uncomfortable and may even cause a rash.
On average, a baby of diaper-wearing age weighs about 16 lbs.
Huggies Little Snugglers are available in standard sizes 1 through to 6, with size 6 being suitable for babies weighing over 35 lbs.
However, Little Snugglers also come in a preemie option, which is small enough to fit babies weighing 1 lb.
Huggies Little Movers are designed for babies that have already started to crawl around and be more active. Therefore, they come in larger sizes than Little Snugglers.
Little Movers diapers from Huggies start at size 3 (for babies that weigh the average of 16 lbs) and go up to size 6 (35 lbs).
Therefore, if you are buying diapers for a newborn baby, Little Snugglers are definitely the best fit. This is also true if you’re buying for a premature baby. However, if your baby weighs between 16 and 35 lbs and is starting to want to explore, you should consider Little Movers.
Now that we have pointed you in the right direction when it comes to the sizing of Little Movers and Little Snugglers, let’s take a look at some of their defining features:
We don’t recommend buying a specific diaper only because it has a cute print, but it’s definitely a bonus! Both Little Movers and Little Snugglers use color practically, in the form of size-up and wetness indicators.
The size-up indicators work using colored tabs and lines, and when they don’t touch anymore, you know it’s time to move up a size. The wetness indicators use a material that changes color when it detects moisture, letting you know when your baby’s diaper needs changing.
There’s nothing worse than a diaper that keeps moving around and won’t stay securely in place. In fact, this is probably the most common cause of diapers leaking.
Both Huggies Little Snugglers and Little Movers feature tabs with a lot of grip called ‘double grip stripes’. These help to hold the diapers in place so that they can be as effective as possible.
Material is one feature you will want to research thoroughly before purchasing a diaper for your baby. This is also an area where Little Snugglers and Little Movers start to differ.
Huggies Little Snugglers use hypoallergenic materials to cater to sensitive newborn skin. Remember, Little Snugglers come in newborn sizes, while Little Movers start at size 3, so the importance of skin-safe material is even greater with Little Snugglers.
On the other hand, Little Movers diapers are designed to provide maximum elasticity and contouring. This allows your baby to move around freely and explore their environment while the contoured shape ensures a close fit, reducing the risk of any leaks.
They’re not as great as Little Snugglers when it comes to skin sensitivity, though, so be aware of this if your baby is prone to rashes or other skin flare-ups.
You should also pay attention to the material used in the linings of the diapers, too. Little Snugglers have liners that are extra-gentle on the skin because they contain soft polyester, while Little Movers liners are designed for maximum absorbency. One is softer while one is more absorbent.
Little Snugglers diapers by Huggies feature pocketed waistbands. These waistbands have little pockets that help keep excess liquid contained. This prevents diaper blowouts in newborns who are consuming a lot of milk and, therefore, have more liquid bowel movements.
The waistbands of Little Movers diapers don’t have pockets (remember, they are not designed for newborns, so this isn’t as much of an issue) but these waistbands do fit more snugly. The reason for this is that Little Movers diapers need to be able to stay in place while your baby is crawling.
We’ve already touched on the elasticity of these diapers in our material section, but to reiterate: Little Movers diapers are more elastic than Little Snugglers. This is for several reasons.
First of all, the extra elasticity is necessary for Little Movers because they are designed to accommodate higher activity levels.
Secondly, in addition to being able to stretch during movement, Little Movers diapers need to be able to curl up and spring back to keep fluids and bowel movements securely inside the diaper.
Little Movers can do both, meaning that your baby can wriggle to their heart’s content without risking any messy accidents!
It is important to note that Little Movers and Little Snugglers both have high levels of absorbency, so spillages are unlikely with both varieties. However, it has to be said that Little Snugglers are more absorbent than Little Movers.
Little Snugglers need to be more absorbent because, as we mentioned earlier, newborns consume more milk, so they produce more waste fluids.
The extra 10% absorbency of Little Snugglers diapers means that all of this fluid can be absorbed, giving you as a parent more time to notice the wetness indicator and change the baby.
What Little Movers ‘lacks’ in absorbency, though, it makes up for with additional elasticity. The elastic, as we noted above, helps to keep the diapers in place when worn by active babies, so anything inside the diaper is less likely to escape.
There are benefits to using both Huggies Little Snugglers and Huggies Little Movers to keep your baby dry and comfortable. However, certain features of each diaper variety mean that one may work better than the other depending on your baby’s weight, skin sensitivity, and levels of activity.
Little Snugglers are definitely the best for babies with sensitive skin, and luckily, they’re available in sizes 1 to 6, including a preemie size.
However, they don’t have the same level of elasticity and contouring as Little Movers, which can be a problem if your baby has started to move around a lot.
Be aware that you can’t buy Little Movers diapers in sizes below 3, so if your baby weighs less than 16 lbs, these diapers won’t be suitable.
If your priority is elasticity and a snug waistband, Little Movers is the best diaper, but if you’re looking for hypoallergenic diapers, Little Snugglers are your ideal choice.
Both Little Movers and Little Snugglers have excellent absorbency rates, though, and they both have size-up indicators, wetness indicators, and double-grip tabs.
There is a wide range to choose from when picking a baby diaper variety for your little one, but Huggies Snugglers and Little Movers are some of the best.