Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Pampers

by Julie Siewert August 28, 2017

Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Pampers

With gazillions of different diaper brands out there, it’s hard to know which ones to buy for your baby. By doing your research and comparing the brands, you can narrow down the list of diapers you’d like to try. Here we’ve compiled the available information about Pampers Diapers in one convenient post for you.
Here is everything you ever wanted to know about Pampers diapers.
*Disclaimer: This post is in no way sponsored or endorsed by Pampers® brand. I’m just a mama who knows how to use her keyboard to find information. Any mistakes or inaccuracies in this post are my own, and I will gladly correct them with the right information, once I know about it. To find further information about Pampers diapers, visit their website at www.pampers.com.
Let’s start with my completely subjective thoughts about Pampers diapers. Pampers diapers are a very trim and thin diaper. They don’t look like they could soak up a lot, but they hold their own against other diapers. Pampers Swaddlers, Swaddlers Sensitive and Cruisers are their premium lines of diapers, while their Baby Dry diapers are their budget line. Comparing them side-by-side, you can feel the difference between the diapers. The Swaddlers are softer and feel “cushier”. Pampers brand diapers do contain fragrance.
Pampers Easy Ups Training Underwear are made for either Girls or Boys. Their styles have the same features, but different designs and more targeted absorbency depending on the gender.
Diaper Brand Spotlight Series: Pampers

Here’s the basics:

Pampers diapers are manufactured by Procter & Gamble in the USA. Luvs diapers are also manufactured by P & G. Pampers diapers were first introduced in 1961. Their website is www.pampers.com.

What is actually in a Pampers diaper? What are Pampers diapers made of?

Pampers diapers contain multiple layers including a top sheet with lotion, an absorption layer made from polyester fibers, and the distribution layer which contains the super-absorbent gel. Pampers diapers do contain pigments (not dyes) for the cute designs on the outside of the diapers. They also contain fragrance.

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What isn’t in a Pampers diaper?

Well, a lot of things! Pampers boasts that their diapers do not contain BPA, dioxins, disperse dyes, elemental chlorine (they use an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibers in their diapers which the FDA believes to be a safe and dioxin-free method), ethanol and isopropyl (rubbing alcohol), natural rubber latex, lead and mercury, organotins, parabens, pesticide residues, phenol, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or preservatives.
Pampers makes many versions of their diapers including: Pampers Swaddlers, Pampers Pure Protection, Pampers Baby Dry, Pampers Cruisers, Pampers Swaddlers Overnights, and Pampers Easy Ups Training Underwear (for Girls or Boys).

Pampers sizing:

Preemie < 6 pounds
Newborn < 10 pounds
Size 1 8-14 pounds
Size 2 12-18 pounds
Size 3 16-28 pounds
Size 4 22-37 pounds
Size 5 >27 pounds
Size 6 >35 pounds
Size 7 >41 pounds
2T/3T 22-37 pounds (size 4)
3T/4T >27 pounds (size 5)
4T/5T >41 pounds (size 6)
It is interesting to note that the 2T/3T, 3T/4T, and 4T/5T sizes are CLOTHES sizes, and their diaper sizes compare to a size 4, size 5 and size 6 diaper.
Each different Pampers brand has a few different features, while some of the basics stay the same.

Absorb Away Liner
Extra Absorb Channels
Wetness Indicator
Contoured Umbilical Notch (sizes N, 1 & 2)
Sizes Preemie-size 7

Swaddlers Overnight
Wetness Indicator
Absorb Away Liner
Extra Absorb Channels
Sizes 3-6

Baby Dry

Wetness Indicator (sizes nb-2)
Stretchy sides

Layers to pull wetness away and absorb
Sizes Newborn-size 6

Cruisers Extra absorb channels
Sizes 3-7

Easy Ups

Training Underwear

Stretchy, elastic, underwear-like waistband
Dual LeakGuard Barriers
Extra Absorb Channels
Designed for Girls or Boys
Sizes 2T/3T – 4T/5T
In March 2018, Pampers released their NEW Pampers Pure Protection diaper. Find more information about it here.
Just for giggles...common misspellings for Pampers include Pamper, Pamper's and Pamperes.
And there you have it. Everything you ever wanted to know about Pampers diapers.
Diaper Dabbler carries 3-pack samples of Pampers Swaddlers Newborn and Size 1, Pampers Baby Dry Size 1 and Pampers Cruisers size 3. Diaper Dabbleralso carries one sampler package that includes sample packs of each size diaper.
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Looking for more information on all the brands? Check out our Diaper Brand Research & Information page, and look for future Diaper Brand Spotlight series posts!

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