Diaper Dooty III: A New Little Journey

I love Aldi!

They are not paying me to say this (although it would be sweet if they did).

(Butt I still will not apologize for the diaper puns…See what I did there? )

I honestly love that they have made a commitment to offer more organic products in their stores, and at affordable prices for the average family. I love that they have removed High Fructose Corn Syrup and artificial dyes and flavorings from most all of their products, especially the ones geared towards children. I love that they have amazing prices on their high-quality products. That really helps you save money when you’re on a budget but don’t always have time for coupons. Now, I have one more reason to love them…

Recently, Aldi unveiled a new line of baby care products called Little Journey. This new line features just about everything you would need for your little one: Diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, toddler snacks, and even feeding gear like bibs and dishes. Some of this stuff is seriously cute.

As you may already know, we have 2 girls who are 3 and under… well, make that 3 girls now, counting our cousin’s little girl (since, as you may remember, they are living with us). Thankfully, Our cousin’s little girl, Bugg, is potty trained and just wears training pants at night. This has been an awesome influence for Sprout, who I am so happy to report is now potty trained and only wearing training pants at night as well!!! Bean is still pretty young, and shows only mild interest in the potty, but we will get there eventually. In the mean time, that is still 3 girls who are either in training pants or diapers in our house…which without sales, coupons, and rebates, those costs will add up very fast! So because of this, I’m always looking for new deals to save money in this area.  And, at around $4.99/pack, now you understand this is why I was so excited to try out the new Aldi line of diapers and wipes!

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Apparently, many other parents had heard of these new diapers and were eager to try them out, too. They were sold out of almost everything. Luckily my girls don’t need pink and princessey, and they were more than happy with the dinosaur training pants… because this was all they had.

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Little Journey Diapers: 

The pack boasts that they are “soft and stretchable” and that their lining contains hypoallergenic aloe and vitamin E. They also claim to be able to protect against for up to 12 hours, even overnight.  I was pretty skeptical. The diapers were thin, and their outer texture reminded me more of Comforts brand diapers than Pampers or Huggies. But, they lived up to their claim!!! Leak free overnight for Miss Bean, who has been waking up a lot in the middle of the night to crawl in bed with Mommy and Daddy lately. Awesome for us. They didn’t break her out in a rash, either… as has happened with some store-brand diapers in the past. My only con with these diapers:They run small for their sizes. Normally, Bean wears a size 5 diaper.  But our Aldi store was out of size 5’s, so I grabbed these size 6’s, which say for 35 lbs. and up. Bean weighs about 28lbs. I’m glad I got the size 6’s, or else she might not have been able to wear them. Overall Grade: A- for softness, quality, and value… but small size.

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Little Journey Baby Wipes:

These wipes, on first glance, seem small and thin compared to Huggies Naturals wipes. However they are hypoallergenic and fragrance free, and unlike some wipes that contain aloe and chamomile as these do, Little Journey wipes passed my face and hands test!  They are soft and non- irritating, and also pretty strong, too… they surprisingly held up to the poo challenge despite their thin appearance.  I did require more than one wipe to get the job done due to their size, though. They are only 6.5 in x 7.5 in, each…But, at $1.25 for a 72 pack, or $3.89 for a 288 pack, I’m ok with that. They work well and hold up against tough messes. Overall Grade: A- also for softness, quality, and value, but docked slightly due to their small size.

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Little Journey Training Pants:

These blue training pants boast the same softness and leak-protection as their diapers do, but with tear-away sides and the added benefit of dinosaur designs (I think the pink ones have ballerinas or princesses on them) which will fade if they become wet. I have found they really do hold up to leaks overnight just as well as the diapers did. However, like the diapers, they are also sized small. The size 3T-4T package states for 32-40lbs., and Sprout is about 35lbs., so she wears this size in Pampers Easy Ups. However, with these Little Journey training pants, they were tight on her and the tear-away sides started to come apart as a result, causing her to become irritated by their “hook and loop like” fasteners scratching her on the legs. No major (nor minor, even) damage was done other than she wont wear them now because they are “scratchy”. So we will be saving these for Bean in the future. But because of this, I have to give these training pants an Overall Grade of: B  due to the irritation caused when the sides started coming apart. I’m wondering though, since this was probably due a size issue, if we had the proper size training pants for Miss Sprout maybe they would be more comfortable and not come apart as these did?

All in all, I’m pretty satisfied with the new Little Journey line of diapers and wipes from Aldi. Just one more reason to love their store!

Happy diapering, everyone!

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