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Mommy's Lil Helper: Pampers Indicators

Mommy's Lil Helper: Pampers Indicators

There's no longer a need to put a cotton ball in your newborn's diaper. Many mothers have worried themselves sick about whether their infants were getting enough breast milk, and whether they were actually wetting their diapers. While we love that technology has allowed nappies to become more and more absorbent, it makes it very difficult to tell if they've been dampened.

Last week while attending the mommy blogger event at Pampers, 14 of us had the opportunity to test out the brand's indicator diapers ($47 for 136 diapers). A yellow indicator which stretches from the front to the back of the diaper turns green once the undergarment has been soiled. So skip the new-parent practice of tucking the square of toilet paper under your baby's bum.

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Greggie Greggie 8 years
I also didn't find them any softer than regular Pampers Swaddlers. They're the same diaper, they just have the indicator line.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
They had these at the hospital this past time as well, and I hated them. I thought they were way more trouble than they were worth. With my sons, I hardly worried about peeing because it was easy to see by their nursing habits that they were getting enough. And their poop was easily seen, so it was pretty easy to figure out they were peeing as well. With these, it suddenly became this constant "THE LINE ISN'T GREEN!" worry. It doesn't turn green with a small amount of pee, the pee has to be enough to soak through the diaper to activate the line, and newborns simply don't often pee that much right away. And the expense is ridiculous. I'm a Target diaper girl, I pay thirteen cents a diaper and have much less trouble than when I was using brand names.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
They had these at the hospital this past time as well, and I hated them. I thought they were way more trouble than they were worth. With my sons, I hardly worried about peeing because it was easy to see by their nursing habits that they were getting enough. And their poop was easily seen, so it was pretty easy to figure out they were peeing as well. With these, it suddenly became this constant "THE LINE ISN'T GREEN!" worry. It doesn't turn green with a small amount of pee, the pee has to be enough to soak through the diaper to activate the line, and newborns simply don't often pee that much right away. And the expense is ridiculous. I'm a Target diaper girl, I pay thirteen cents a diaper and have much less trouble than when I was using brand names.
macgirl macgirl 8 years
My hospital had them too! They told me I could take all the ones in my room home and I completely forgot them and was so bummed to find you couldn't buy them.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
Wow; that is a burdensome expense.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
Wow; that is a burdensome expense.
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
They actually had these at the hospital when my son was born. They must have been at the time for the hospitals only, because I looked everywhere for them. I thought they were really cool. But for that price I don't think I would buy those.
ascotfriday ascotfriday 8 years
Not only are these great because of the indicator strip, they are so soft and sensitive for my one month old with a diaper rash!! He loves them!
Livvy-P Livvy-P 8 years
This sounds like a good idea for parents of a breastfeeding baby, but not so much for formula-fed babies. Both of my kids were formula-fed, so I always knew exactly how much went in. But $47 seems really expensive for the diapers! If I were having another baby, and if I were breastfeeding, I doubt I would buy these - I would stick with the regular Swaddlers. An Extra-Large case is only $38 on diapers.com, and that includes 216 diapers! For comparisons' sake, a Large case of the Swaddlers Sensitive (Size 1) on the same site contains 180 diapers & is $40 (they are not available in the Extra Large case).
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