Name: Diaper Buds
What it is: Individually wrapped, vacuum-packed disposable diapers designed to take up less space in a diaper bag or suitcase. Available in sizes 2, 3, 4 and 5.
The good: When you peel off the packaging, the bud blooms into a full-size diaper that functions as well as any disposable diaper we've ever purchased. Absorbency and fit are not compromised in favor of compactness. The vacuum-sealed packaging also offers a hygienic seal, so your diapers are protected from spills, dirt and other gunk you would rather not place on your baby's bare behind.
The bad: The convenience comes at a price. A box of 140 Pampers Cruisers (size 4) typically retails for around $39 — or about 27 cents a diaper. Diaper Buds are about 87 cents a diaper. Cost: $6.99 for a pack of eight; $18.99 for a pack of 24. Where to get it: diaperbuds.com
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