Diaper Decisions: Taped Vs. Pants

Choosing the perfect diaper for your baby shouldn’t be hard, which is why Pampers is here to help – offering something for every baby. Here, we compare two types of diapers we have at Pampers, taped and pants, and outline the features of each so you can easily choose a right diaper for your little one. Important to remember is that our diapers offer high absorbency and up to 100% leakproof protection!

Taped Diapers

Taped Diapers are likely the first type to come to mind when you think about diapers. They are traditionally used on babies who are 0-6 months old and can be used up until potty training, if desired. Taped Diapers are specially designed to prevent leaks and keep skin dry, helping baby sleep through the night.

Taped Diapers are put on while baby is lying down on their back, ensuring the diaper is secured snugly to the baby’s waist. When it’s time for a change, parents can easily remove the diaper by pulling off the tape at the waist. Taped Diapers can be used at home throughout daytime and nighttime.

Diaper Pants

Diaper Pants not only provide protection from leakage, but they also meet baby's unique needs as they play and grow. They are best for babies who are on the move (at least 6 months) and for toddlers who are becoming interested in underwear and/or potty training, offering your little one more independence as they grow.

These Diaper Pants have an elastic waistband worn snugly around the tummy and can be easily removed by tearing apart at the sides. Some Diaper Pants also have a disposal tape which helps you close the diaper when throwing it away. Easy to change anywhere.

FAQs at a Glance

Taped Diapers Vs. Diaper Pants: Which Is Right For Your Baby?

The Bottom Line

The most important feature of a diaper is that it works for you and your baby. Pampers is proud to offer both taped and pants diapering options, all of which offer high absorption and leak protection, and are dermatologically tested, and known to be safe and effective. That way, you can feel free to choose the option that best suits your baby’s needs.

How We Wrote This Article The information in this article is based on the expert advice found in trusted medical and government sources, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, as well as Pampers’ own safety and product experts. When applicable, you can find a full list of sources used for this article below. The content on this page should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult medical professionals for full diagnosis and treatment.