Huggies Little Movers vs Little Snugglers: Comparing The Two Diapers

Huggies Little Movers vs Little Snugglers: Comparing The Two Diapers

Huggies is one of the largest diaper companies in the world. They have a wealth of different products under their banner. Most parents opt for either the Huggies Little Movers or the Huggies Little Snugglers, though.

So, what’s the difference between these two diaper products? Well, other than carrying the Huggies brand name, they are designed for completely different purposes. Hint: the clue is in the name of the product.

Let’s explain.

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The Size Of The Diapers

This is where the biggest difference between Huggies Little Movers and Huggies Little Snugglers is.

Little Snugglers are designed for newborn babies, including premature ones.  Little Snugglers start at preemie size (under 6lbs) and go all the way up to size 6, which is 35lbs.

Little Movers diapers start at size 3 (16lbs) and go up to size 7 (41lbs)

This means that newborns are going to be starting off with Little Snugglers, and eventually graduating to Little Movers, although because Little Snugglers cover roughly the same size range as Little Movers, it can be a gradual process. 

Umbilical Cord Notch

If you opt for one of the two smallest sizes of the Huggies Little Snugglers (preemie or newborn), then there is an umbilical cord notch on them. This isn’t really vital, but some parents enjoy that extra bit of effort for helping to keep their newborn’s belly button safe, clean, and secure. 

Of course, the larger sizes of Little Snugglers will not have this notch. The Little Movers will not have this notch either, mostly because by the time the child is able to fit into the Little Movers, you do not need that notch.

The Diaper Waistband

Because Little Movers are designed for the active baby, the waistband is slightly different. It feels a little bit tighter around the baby’s waist, which can help to prevent leakages, even when your baby is being highly active (including crawlers, and early walkers). There is a 5-way contour fit, which adjusts as your baby moves around, which keeps them nice and comfortable.

Although, don’t get us wrong. Little Snugglers still have a secure waistband and fit. They have to. You still don’t want there to be much in the way of leakage from the diaper. No parent wants to clean up more mess than they have to!

The Lining Of The Diapers

The third major difference will come with the lining of the diaper. As these are Huggies, both have high-quality linings, but because these diapers are designed for completely different purposes, there are small differences in the lining.

The Little Snugglers diaper lining is much softer to the touch than the Little Movers diapers. These diapers tend to be much more comfortable on a newborn’s skin, and much less likely to cause a rash. However, you should bear in mind that Little Snugglers diapers are much less absorbent than Little Movers. This means that they may not be as great at keeping your baby dry throughout the night. You may need to check the diaper regularly, even though Little Snugglers claim they are good for 12 hours.

Little Movers diaper linings are not as soft to the touch. However, they are still pretty soft. The main difference here is that Little Movers tend to be much better at wicking moisture away from your baby’s skin. They are super absorbent. This is so much better when your baby is moving around. It means that your baby is much less likely to come into contact with its urine. Or, at least the urine is much less likely to leak out of the diaper of an active mover. In our experience, the absorbent nature of the Little Movers means that they have to be changed far less often. Your child could easily wear these throughout the night and get a change in the morning. 

Where The Diapers Are The Same

These diapers have a lot in common too.

They are both made from Huggies, which means you know that they are going to be made to the highest quality with baby-safe materials. 

Both of these diapers offer a wetness indicator, which means you know when it is time to change your baby’s diaper. It means that you won’t have to chase them around to find out whether a change is in order!

These diapers also both offer a sizing indicator on the waistband. This gives you an indication as to when you will need to move up a size for the diaper. it just makes things a little bit more convenient. 

Who Huggies Little Snugglers Are Designed For

Little Snugglers are best used by preemies and newborns. They are great for children that will be spending most of their time just laying on their back, relaxing. Once the child starts to move around a little bit more, then they may have outgrown the Little Snugglers.

Who Huggies Little Movers Are Designed For

Little Movers are the best diapers to opt for when your child is more active. If your child is rolling over, crawling, walking, etc. then it is time for them to start wearing the Little Movers. You may find that the diapers are going to be much more comfortable for them than the Little Snugglers counterparts.

Even if your child isn’t all that active, we recommend that you use the Little Movers at night (if they fit on your child), they tend to be much better suited to getting through the night without having to constantly check your baby’s diaper. This is because they are much more absorbent. 

Final Thoughts

Both Huggies Little Snugglers and Huggies Little Movers are great diapers. If you have a newborn, then you will only be able to go for the Little Snugglers. The Little Movers won’t fit them. However, when your child starts to get a bit more active, upgrade to the Little Movers. They will find them much more comfortable, and you will find that they leak a lot less, no matter how active your child is.

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