Today we discuss three formidable baby brands. So which is better when comparing Hello Bello vs Honest vs Pampers? I’ve been around the “baby block” enough to conclude that Pampers wins hands down. Pampers products are reliable, effective, and reasonably priced.
For most parents, deciding which baby brand to go with is no walk in the park. You have to consider factors such as effectiveness, quality, and of course price to mention a few. In this article, I discuss all these factors and more based on my research – and experience. Talking about experience, according to my estimate I must have changed diapers at least about 500 times so far. And that’s a conservative estimate.
Baby Brands Battle It Out
Making your decision will be easier if you have all the facts. Which is the better brand? Better yet, how do you go about picking the right brand? I answer all these questions in this brief buyer’s guide.
A Bit About the Brands
Founded in 2015, Hello Bello is a relatively new baby products company. The brand manufactures everything from diapers to baby sunscreen and everything in between. Think of Hello Bello as a one-stop-shop for all your baby products. They not only manufacture products that are best for babies but also for the environment. Hello Bello only uses plant based ingredients for their products. Celebrity Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard are the brains behind the brand. When they started this company, the duo only had one goal in mind — to manufacture natural baby products that are accessible to ALL parents. Next up is The Honest Company which was founded in 2011 by popular American actress Jessica Alba. The brand’s product offering consists of baby and beauty products. Diapers, wipes and clothing are just some of the baby products on offer. Makeup and skincare products are also available for mommy. Safe and effective products are what you can expect from this brand. And this isn’t just an empty promise from the brand judging by how it has managed to scoop the National Best Brand Award in the Baby Line category in the American Choice Awards. Stepping out of the limelight and into the spotlight we have the industry giants— Pampers—a brand that’s no stranger to the baby’s market. Founded in 1961, this is the brand that gives most baby product companies a run for their money. The brand’s product offering includes diapers, swaddlers, and smart baby monitors. Quality, safety, and sustainability sum up the brand’s products. I know, it may seem impossible to pick between these three brands. But don’t worry, In this next section I’ll teach you exactly what to look out for.
Factors to Consider when Picking a Brand
So how do you single out one brand from the rest? Do you go with the brand that has been around for years? Or, you pick the one that was founded by your favorite celebrity? Maybe you’d rather root for the brand that backs the environment? Well, different people make choices based on different motivations. But here on Projectfather, I’m all about FACTS. So, let me help you out with a few factors to consider before making your choice:
- Natural or non-organic products: Do you want products that are made of organic or natural products? I know that for eco lovers, purchasing non-organic ingredients is out of the question. But more than anything else, natural products are free from chemical ingredients that could potentially harm your baby’s delicate skin. Hello Bello manufactures plant-based products while Pampers and Honest offer both natural and non-organic product lines.
- Price: You want a brand that you can afford since you’ll be using these products for years. Hello Bello products are the cheapest of the three. Honest are the most expensive.
- Ingredients: What are the ingredients that make up the brand’s products? Babies have extremely sensitive skin. You want to steer clear from products that include chlorine, latex, parabens, dyes and lotions. While Hello Bello products are made of plant based ingredients, they also include non-synthetic fragrances like Vanilla and Lavender in plenty of their products. They claim that these are safer than synthetic scents. Is this something you’re willing to gamble on? Pampers also incorporate subtle fragrances, dyes and lotions in the inner lining of some of their products. But they do offer a line of organic diapers – Pure Protection – that are free from such so you have options. Honest products aren’t 100% natural as they also contain a few synthetics. But rest easy knowing that they only include safe synthetics.
Are there any other alternatives?
If you want all-natural products that are reasonably priced and have zero chemicals you can consider Bambo. If Pampers products are too expensive for you, you could opt for Huggies who also offer both organic and non-organic products at a lower price point.
My Top Picks
- Best Overall – Pampers diapers and Pampers wipes
- Best for Tight Budgets – Hello Bello diapers
- Best for Heavy Sleepers – The Honest Company Club Box Diapers with TrueAbsorb Technology
- Best for Sensitive Skin – The Honest Company Baby Wipes
- Best for Toddlers – Hello Bello Squeaky Clean Kiddo Kit
Best Overall – Pampers Diapers and Wipes
Pampers diapers tick all the right boxes where performance and quality are concerned. That’s why I’ve featured the brand’s product line in a number of my blog posts. I’ve compared them with other alternative brands like Huggies and Luvs. Feel free to visit these posts for in-depth descriptions and comparisons. Pampers wipes are equally a force to be reckoned with when compared to other wipes. And I love them for their hypoallergenic properties. I’ve also compared them with other notable brands such as Water Wipes and Huggies wipes. Overall, Pampers is a brand that I trust that produces products that my daughter can trust.
Best for Tight Budgets – Hello Bello Diapers
Hello Baby diapers are available under the following categories: day and night time diapers. Lil Floaters are examples of their day time diapers that you can use on your baby during the day. They feature a wetness indicator that shows you when it’s time for a nappy change. For night time you can pick the overnight diapers which are designed for increased absorbency.
Who it’s for
This brand is a great option for parents who want affordable diapers made of mostly natural products.
Why You Should Buy It
I love the kind of cute prints that are featured on these diapers. Best of all these diapers are made from plant based ingredients making them ideal for babies with sensitive skin. They are extremely soft which takes care of your baby’s comfort concerns. Hello Bello diapers are the cheapest of the three which is perfect if you have budget constraints.
- Weight: Up to 35lb
- Number of diapers: 17- 35 depending on pack
- Sizes: Newborn to Size 6
- Soft and comfortable
- Feature adorable designs
- Not effective at leak absorption compared to the other brands
- Don’t contain blowouts effectively
- Quite stinky when wet
Best for Heavy Sleepers- The Honest Company Club Box Diapers with TrueAbsorb Technology
These Honest diapers are also loved for their adorable design. They are made of eco-friendly materials that is chlorine and lotion-free. This makes them some of the best organic diapers on the market. Chances of allergic reactions or skin irritations occurring are minimal if you use this product.
Who it’s for
These diapers are the perfect choice for babies who sleep throughout the night.
Why You Should Buy It
These diapers are extremely soft and comfortable for your baby thanks to the stretchy side panels. They are effective at absorbing wetness to keep your baby dry through the night. The diapers feature a super soft inner liner which will feel gentle to your baby’s skin. Since they are designed to hold water up to 17 times their weight it makes them perfect for night time. No need to disturb your little one while they sleep.
- Weight: 4.2lb
- Size: 1
- Number of diapers: 80
- Don’t cause rashes
- Don’t leak
- Reasonably priced
- Sizes run small
- Tend to produce a chemical-like smell
Best For Sensitive Skin – The Honest Company Baby Wipes
If you’re impressed with The Honest Company diapers, then you might as well go ahead and pick their wipes too. These wipes feature hypoallergenic properties making them ideal to use on babies with sensitive skin. They are extremely gentle on your baby’s bottom because they contain more than 99% water. And they are free from fragrance, alcohol, and chlorine. But note that you can only enjoy these features if you purchase the old formula and not the “new and improved” wipes which seem to have more cons than pros.
Who it’s for
These wipes are ideal for parents who prefer buying wipes in bulk.
Why You Should Buy It
These versatile wipes can be used for cleaning your baby’s bottom or messy fingers. You can even use them to wipe clean sticky countertops! Though they are pretty soft, you’ll like how thick and durable they are. They won’t tear up during use.
- Weight: 12.88lb
- Dimensions: 13.2 x 7.6 x 7.2”
- Number of wipes: 576
- Some people might find the new version of wipes too wet
- New formula wipes might cause breakouts
- New formula wipes aren’t as thick
Best for Toddlers – Hello Bello Squeaky Clean Kiddo Kit
By picking this option you’ll get shampoo, body wash, bubble bath, body lotion, and wipes. All items are made up of natural ingredients such as organic aloe vera, avocado, and cucumber extracts. The products are free from synthetic fragrances making them perfect for older kids particularly those without sensitive skin. The lotion, shampoo, and body wash however have a soft vanilla apricot scent while the bubble bath has a soft lavender scent.
Who it’s for
Parents with older kids that don’t have extremely sensitive skin.
Why You Should Buy It
These products are said to be PH-balanced. They are not too acidic or alkaline which should make them gentle to use on your baby’s skin. These products are also hypoallergenic so allergic reactions are significantly reduced if you use these products. They also serve as the perfect gift set for that upcoming baby shower.
- Number of wipes: 60 or 80 depending on pack
- Bath wash: 10oz or 16.7oz
- Bubble Bath: 10oz
- Smells divine
- Safe for baby
- Lightly fragranced
What are the differences between TCF and ECF diapers?
TCF is an abbreviation for Totally Chlorine Free. It follows that these diaper are completely free from chlorine. On the other hand, ECF stands Elemental Chlorine Free and these diapers aren’t 100% free from chlorine.
Is it worth investing in natural diapers?
This is up to you. If your baby has sensitive skin, natural diapers are the best compared to non-organic diapers. However the trade-off is that most natural diapers rarely contain blowouts effectively. It all boils down to what your priorities are as a parent.
From the three brands, Pampers takes the cup. The brand produces resilient, high-quality, and affordable products. If you’re not a fan of non-organic products, you can opt for their organic range. I’m only disappointed that the brand doesn’t offer other baby care products such as shampoos and bubble baths. Hello Bello products are mostly plant-based but do have a hint of fragrances. And their diapers don’t effectively contain blow outs. I’d have picked Honest products, but they are too pricy. Also, some of their newer products (i.e. their wipes) are fragranced and not as reliable making the brand questionable where consistency is concerned.
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