Hello Bello vs. Pampers seems to be one of those battles you fight when you become a parent, but don’t understand when you haven’t had children of your own. Choosing the right diapers shouldn’t be that hard, but there seem to be a bunch of things to keep an eye on to ensure proper absorbency, fewer changes, and your baby’s comfort.
From the moment you become a mother, you’re bombarded with “You should do this” and “I would never do that” left and right. From what we gather, you’re already extremely overwhelmed with trying to figure out how to take care of your baby, how to get your baby to sleep, and how to decipher your baby’s cries.
Oh and, from that moment onward, you’re also struggling with a sudden realization that diapering your baby doesn’t come as easy as everyone seems to think.
Buying Hello Bello or Pampers and slapping them on doesn’t do anything – you need to figure out different sizes and stages, competing brands, disposable and cloth diapers, and daytime and nighttime diapers. But, you’re already exhausted!
Worry not, we’re bringing you everything you need to know about Hello Bello and Pampers to figure out which one of these brands would be able to cater to your (and your baby’s) needs. Whichever you decide to go with, you’re promised an effortless experience.
About Hello Bello
Now, Hello Bello’s history might come as a shock to many parents out there considering that the popular, plant-based brand was created by none other than one of our favorite Hollywood couples, Kristen Bell and Dax Sheppard.
Kristen and Dax have stated over and over that they decided to create Hello Bello because they were searching for sustainable, plant-based, cruelty-free baby brands when they became parents, but they couldn’t find any they were happy with.
So, they decided to tackle the problem themselves because they were aware they had the resources and connections other parents didn’t.
Hello Bello products, as argued by Kristen and Dax, are premium quality but they aren’t premium priced because they wanted to make them affordable and accessible to everyone. They managed to do so by partnering with Walmart.
Hello Bello diapers are super-absorbent diapers that feature a plant-derived core liner and sustainably harvested fluff pulp without chlorine. Additionally, Hello Bello diapers are also free of fragrances, lotions, and latex which makes them perfect for sensitive skin.
Hello Bello diapers are also absolutely adorable (and I’m not saying that because I’m obsessed with Kristen and Dax!) Other than diapers, Hello Bello offers a bunch of baby products ranging from baby wipes and baby care products to baby and momma vitamins, baby clothes detergents, and baby clothes.
Pampers might not have the same, Hollywood-backed history, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t as (if not more) popular and prosperous. Most parents already know that Pampers was founded by Procter & Gamble around the 60s.
However, most parents don’t know that Pampers was founded because of a man named Victor Mills. Mills was a chemical engineer who created the first-ever disposable diapers.
Mills was working at Procter & Gamble at the time, and he was trying to create something that would make wearing diapers easier for his grandchildren. So, he created Pampers.
Nowadays, Pampers seems to be one of the biggest brands when we’re talking about baby products and one of the biggest brands when we’re talking about diapers, with over $7 billion of annual revenue (the numbers have been going down due to strong competition, though).
Hello Bello Vs. Pampers: How do these two brands compare?
Generally, Hello Bello and Pampers diapers are made with gentle, comfortable fabrics that are guaranteed to serve the purpose.
They’re appropriate for parents who nurture the comfort, health, and happiness of their baby. Oh and, they’re great for babies depending on the parents’ priorities, each diaper’s fitness, and each diaper’s characteristics.
But, to ensure we tackle the Hello Bello vs. Pampers battle with grace, we’re bringing you a complete rundown on everything you need to know about both brands before your baby gives you the “Seriously? That’s what you’re putting on me?!” look.
1. How absorbent are they?
We have to start with absorbency because that’s the biggest feature every parent wonders about when trying to choose between the array of diaper brands.
We suggest trying one of Hello Bello and one of Pampers diapers (when possible) to ensure each brand offers the amount of absorbency you’re searching for.
Other than that, we can argue that both diaper brands offer a great amount of absorbency. On one hand, Hello Bello uses a cutting-edge core that possesses a super-absorbent area that locks the moisture in.
On the other, Pampers feature an UltraAbsorb layer that promises wetness protection for twelve hours.
2. How durable are they?
Durability might be the second biggest question parents ask when they’re trying to decide between different diaper brands. Brands that don’t break or tear easily often earn better reviews because parents want diapers that are going to endure years and years of use.
Here’s the pippin’ hot tea, Pampers might be winning when we’re talking about durability. Pampers offers a lifetime warranty on all their products, while Hello Bello doesn’t do that.
Now, that doesn’t mean that Hello Bello diapers aren’t durable, but the Pampers lifetime warranty does offer some peace of mind when you’re trying to decide.
3. What are they made of?
Whether or not you’re thorough with your research when trying to decide which brands to trust with your baby’s well-being, the quality of the materials might be one of those things you shouldn’t overlook.
We’re pretty sure that materials are one of the biggest reasons why Kristen and Dax decided to create their own diapers, which attests to the fact that materials make or break your baby’s diaper-wearing experience.
On one hand, Pampers diapers are made out of polyester, nylon, spandex, rayon, cotton, and bamboo. Now, these materials are safe for babies. However, they might not be the most sustainable options you can go with.
On the other hand, Hello Bello diapers are made with a plant-derived core liner and sustainably harvested fluff pulp, as well as microfiber, nylon, and spandex.
4. How do they fit?
Parents, you know what a disaster a poorly-fitting diaper can cause. Sure, some of the blame should be yours because you’re the one that needs to choose the right measurements.
But, some of the blame should be on the brands as well since they are the ones responsible for creating features that ensure proper-fitting diapers. Both Pampers and Hello Bello offer a wide variety of sizes. Also, both Pampers and Hello Bello offer great-fitting diapers.
But, Pampers does feature elastic gussets and waistbands that prevent diaper blowouts. And, Hello Bello does feature an ultra-soft, cloth-like lining that wraps around your baby tightly to prevent leakage.
5. What type of wetness indication do they feature?
Parents somehow manage to tell when the baby pees or poops right away (without even checking the diaper!) Nonetheless, wetness signals featured on diapers are a great way to check whether or not the baby needs changing.
Now, some parents prefer a simple, easy-to-understand cue that signals the presence of urine. But, others prefer a detailed explanation that shows the amount of urine, too.
Pampers diapers offer a window on the side of the diaper that signals when there’s urine present. Hello Bello diapers, on the other hand, feature a window at the top of the pad that signals the amount of urine, too.
6. How expensive/cheap are they?
We wouldn’t be honest if we decided to brush over the prices. We know that one of the biggest factors when deciding on the winner of the Hello Bello vs. Pampers battle happens to be the price. But, the price also happens to be one of the biggest similarities between the two brands.
Depending on the type of diapers you’re shopping for, you might pay anywhere between $20 and $70+ for Pampers, and between $20 and $50 for Hello Bello. Now, we’ve researched the prices on Walmart’s page, but we haven’t checked how much they differ depending on the number of diapers you get for each pack.
Hello Bello Vs. Pampers: Which ones are better?
With that out of the way, we come to the end of the article and the part where we’re supposed to pronounce the winner. Drumroll, please – the winners of the Hello Bello vs. Pampers battle are both brands!
Depending on what you’re searching for, you’re guaranteed to be happy with both brands. Both of these brands offer high-quality diapers that feature characteristics guaranteed to make your baby’s diaper-wearing experience much better.
Both brands ensure proper absorbency, fewer changes, and your baby’s comfort. Also, both types of diapers feature creative designs that make you want to purchase them over and over again.
Whether you decide to go with the sustainable, plant-based, eco-conscious Hello Bello or the planetary popular Pampers, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that our research helped you make up your mind. Good luck!