A Guide to Huggies® Diapers and Wipes


When your new baby enters your life, you suddenly realize that there are some things you don’t know and items you need to buy to keep your baby safe, clean, and comfortable. Chief among them are diapers and wipes. There are many Huggies® products to choose from, and this guide is here to help you find those that work at each stage. After all, Huggies diapers and wipes are designed to embrace your child at every moment of growing up. From baby's first hug to their first steps and beyond, Huggies diapers and wipes have your baby covered.

For over 25 years, Huggies® has conducted research on infant skin health. We have a highly experienced and dedicated team of scientists who make sure our products are always safe for baby's skin and designed with that in mind. For this reason, Huggies® diapers are designed on both the inside and the outside to provide gentle protection to babies. Developed for babies' delicate skin, every component of the diaper is highly engineered to keep their skin clean and healthy. With sizes from Nano-Preemie – Step 7, Huggies® is here for baby at every stage of development.

Huggies® designs diapers to address the unique needs of babies' skin by understanding the main causes of diaper rash -- prolonged exposure to irritants in poop, excessive moisture, and friction. Inflammation and rash occur when the integrity of the skin barrier is compromised, making it easier for irritants to penetrate. We take great care to ensure that our diapers are gentle and safe for even the most vulnerable babies.

Huggies® Wipes Are Designed with Skin Health in Mind

Huggies® Wipes are designed to clean the mess from baby’s skin in the diapered area. The type of material used to make the baby wipes impacts its thickness, absorbency, and softness. There are two main components to our baby wipes: the base sheet and the formulation. The base sheet is a disposable, cloth-like material mainly made of wood pulp, polypropylene, polyester, rayon, or combinations of these materials. To pre-moisten wipes, we add ingredients that can aid the cleaning process, helping to keep baby's skin healthy, clean, and comfortable.

The ingredients and materials used to make Huggies® Wipes are carefully selected by a team of scientists and product safety experts to be safe and gentle on baby skin and ensure a low potential for causing irritation or an allergic reaction. Additionally, since baby wipes are often also used by parents to clean their baby’s face and hands, we ensure that our wipes are safe to use around babies’ eyes.

Our manufacturing process is of great importance to us. In order to guarantee that our wipes are safe for use on babies, even premature newborns, we ensure they meet the highest quality and safety guidelines established by scientific organizations and government agencies. Our wipes undergo rigorous microbiological and safety testing, including laboratory and clinical studies.
  • Huggies® Wipes are made with plant-based* base sheets made from wood pulp and polypropylene fibers. You and your baby will love how soft and cushiony the base sheet is thanks to the carefully selected materials.
  • The materials are designed with a thickness to absorb and lock-in urine and poop during the cleaning process, while still being gentle on baby's skin.
  • Huggies® Wipes are specifically designed to protect your hands while cleaning your baby’s skin.
*Huggies® baby wipes are 70%+ plant-based by weight.

Huggies® Diapers and Wipes for Every Age and Stage

Here’s a guide to the ages and stages of what you need when:

Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers: Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers are our softest diaper made with plant-based* materials and a 100% breathable outer cover. These diapers have a breathable design that allows air to pass through, while providing leak-free protection. With flexible leg cuffs and a soft, back-pocketed waistband, Special Delivery™ Diapers prevent leaks and keep mess in. The Huggies® Special Delivery™ Diapers are dermatologist tested and clinically proven to be hypoallergenic. Our exclusive 101 Dalmatians designs are perfect for putting a little magic in your baby's wardrobe!
*20%+ by weight
**Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) certified pulp
Huggies® Little Snugglers® Diapers: Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers welcome your baby to the world with a diaper inspired by your hugs that nurture and care. They come in size preemie (up to 6 lbs.) through size 6 (up to 35 lbs.). Preemie and newborn diapers have an umbilical cord cutout. And preemie to size 3 diapers have a GentleAbsorb® Liner with soft pillows to provide a cushiony layer of protection between your baby’s skin and the mess. All sizes have a color-changing wetness indicator, soft, breathable outer cover to keep your baby comfortable and let skin breathe and a pocketed waistband designed to keep the mess where it belongs. Plus, all Huggies® Little Snugglers® Diapers are fragrance and lotion-free to offer gentle protection for your baby’s sensitive skin.

Huggies® Little Movers® Diapers: Huggies® Little Movers® Diapers offer a fit that encourages and supports your growing baby. They have a comfortable fit that flexes with your active baby’s every move in size 3 (16-28 lbs.) through size 7 (up to 41 lbs.). These diapers have a wetness indicator and a DryTouch® Liner to absorb moisture on contact, allowing comfortable movement for the baby on the go. They also have a contoured shape and soft, back-pocketed waistband designed to move with baby as they start to explore the world around them. They also feature double grip strips to secure diapers across two points on each side for a flexible fit that moves with baby and helps protect against leaks. And the LeakLock® System wicks and locks away wetness for up to 12 hours of protection.

Huggies® Snug & Dry™ Diapers: Hugs that last to give you more quality time with your baby. Snug & Dry Diapers absorb moisture quickly with four layers offering up to 12 hours of protection. Keep baby dry so they can play and giggle longer. Includes wetness indicator and fun Mickey Mouse Disney designs. In sizes N (6-9 lb.) to 6 (up to 35 lb.).

Huggies® OverNites Diapers: Surround baby in protection for a good night’s rest with Huggies® OverNites. Inspired by your hugs that settle and soothe, they keep baby comfortable and dry with up to 12 hours of protection. To ensure your baby’s skin stays dry overnight, our DryTouch® Liner absorbs wetness on contact. Our color changing wetness indicator lets you know when your baby’s diaper is ready to be changed. Plus, our Double Grip strips keep the diaper in place no matter how much your baby tosses and turns. Features sleepy Mickey Mouse designs in size 3 (16-28 lbs.) to size 6 (up to 35 lbs.).

Huggies® Little Swimmers® Disposable Swim Pants: Don’t let messes mess with water fun. Delight and protect your baby in Huggies Little Swimmers Swim Pants. They’re made with unique absorbent material that won’t swell in water, so your swimmer can focus on fun. And you won’t worry about leaks because the extra-protective leak guards are made for the water and keep messes at bay. Plus, they are super comfortable. Made with stretchy, adjustable side material for a great fit in and out of the water. Available in In sizes 3 (16 – 28 lbs.) to 5/6 ( > 27 lbs.).

Huggies® Plus Little Snugglers® Diapers: Our most absorbent diaper* that also happens to be soft, hypoallergenic, and gentle, can be found exclusively in Costco stores or online at Costco.com. Our GentleAbsorb® Liner is made from tiny pillows with a cushiony layer to help keep your baby's skin clean and healthy. Little Snugglers® help maintain healthy, comfortable skin with their breathable outer cover and 2x softer leg bands. You will know when your baby's diaper needs to be changed with our color-changing wetness indicator. Huggies® Plus Little Snugglers® Diapers are available in sizes N (<10 lbs.) to 2 (12 – 18 lbs.) and feature exclusive Mickey designs by Disney.
* Except for Huggies® Overnites Diapers.
**vs. a Bargain Brand
Huggies® Plus Little Movers® Diapers: Whether your baby is crawling, walking, running, or climbing, the SnugFit Waistband is designed for them to help keep their diaper in place. Designed to fit like a hug and virtually eliminate leaks, our Double Grip Strips™ offer our best, secure fit, so your baby can stay comfortable while active. Huggies® Plus Little Movers® Diapers, our most absorbent diapers*, are offered in size 3 (16 – 28 lbs.) to 7 (>35 lbs.) with adorable Disney designs and are available only in Costco stores or online at Costco.com.
* Except for Huggies® Overnites Diapers.
Huggies® Special Delivery™ Baby Wipes: Made with only seven ingredients and plant-based* materials, Huggies® Special Delivery™ Baby Wipes are our most simple wipe formula. They even have 99% purified water and are thick, soft, and gentle, like a baby washcloth. Our hypoallergenic wipe is dermatologically tested and designed to ensure your baby’s skin stays clean and healthy. Made with no harsh ingredients, the wipe is even free of fragrance, parabens, alcohols, and dyes. Our wipes feature EZPull 1-Handed Dispensing™ so you can easily grab one wipe at a time and come in packaging with three adorable designs inspired by nature, featuring clouds, birds, and feathers.
*70%+ plant-based material by weight
Huggies® Natural Care® Sensitive Wipes: America’s #1 branded baby wipe* is now softer than before. The hypoallergenic plant-based** Natural Care baby wipes are paraben, fragrance, dye, and alcohol free providing a soft and gentle clean for your baby’s soft and delicate skin. Plus they have a touch of aloe and Vitamin E on their TripleClean* layers. Our pH balanced wipes come packaged with EZPull 1-Handed Dispensing™ so you can quickly pull out wipes from packs of any size or design when your hands are full. Perfect for at home or on the go. Now featuring Winnie the Pooh and Tigger, these unique Disney designs add some excitement to diaper changes.
*Based on US Nielsen data ending 3/6/2021
**70%+ plant-based material by weight
Huggies® Natural Care® Refreshing Baby Wipes: Scented with cucumber and green tea, Huggies® Natural Care® Refreshing Baby Wipes provide your baby with an outstanding clean. Manufactured without any harsh ingredients, our hypoallergenic wipes are made to give your baby a soothing clean while being gentle on their skin, yet tough enough to tackle any mess from top to bottom, as your baby grows. Huggies® Natural Care® Refreshing Baby Wipes feature EZPull 1-Handed Dispensing™ and fun packaging featuring Disney Character designs!

Huggies® Nourish & Care™ Baby Wipes: Our wipes are infused with cocoa & shea butter, providing a refreshing scent and makes them 20% thicker* which provides a cloth-like feeling that is perfect for cleaning your baby’s skin. Our Nourish & Care™ Wipes are paraben-free, alcohol-free, and dermatologically tested to ensure they clean, hydrate, soothe, and nourish your baby’s skin. The packaging for our Huggies® Nourish & Care™ Baby Wipes are made with EZPull 1-Handed Dispensing™ so you can have one hand free to tend to your baby during their diaper changes.
*than Huggies® Natural Care®
Huggies® Simply Clean® Fragrance Free Baby Wipes Fresh: Clean baby’s messes here, there and everywhere with Huggies Simply Clean® Fragrance Free Baby Wipes – with a fresh scent for a quick and easy clean wherever you are. Our unscented and hypoallergenic baby wipes are exactly what you need to clean your baby’s hands, face, bottom, and even household surfaces! They also feature EZPull 1-Handed Dispensing™ and adorable Disney designs to help clean messes.

By Bethany Kandel