We have used these Pampers Swaddlers with wetness indicator since our baby was a Newborn. With 4 little nieces, we knew which brand we wanted and which type. In the family's "mom's circle" it was just well known to go with the Pampers Swaddlers. During our baby shower, one of the gift baskets had Huggies and sure enough, we had 2 blow-outs/leak-throughs in the short amount of time we used them. We have had "blow-ups" with the Pampers, but that was the indication we needed a bigger size, as it travelled up the back of the diaper and wouldn't have been an issue if the diaper was slightly bigger. We've gone from NB to Size 1 and now on Size 2 and almost ready for Size 3. (Knock on wood) With Size 2, she hasn't any blow-ups (or blow-outs) thus far. At 5 months we took her to day care, where she has had 2 blow-outs/leak-throughs in less than a 1 month using their daycare-supplied-economy diapers.
Overall, we've been through 600+ Pampers Swaddlers diapers with no blow-outs/leak-throughs, but we have had a few blow-ups past the back of the diaper when she needed a new size.
[Update 8-7-12: We are now on Size 3 and introduced some Stage 1 solid foods. Size 3 seem to be about an inch taller than Size 2 and we've had some close calls that surely would've crept past the top of a Size 2. So as of this date, still no blow-outs or leak-throughs, especially since we are in Size 3. That's some 750+ Swaddler diapers to date. I can also confirm that before sales tax, your price will also be under $38 for Size 3.]
Here are some tips to getting the best price and experience when purchasing diapers online:
Amazon Moms - Save 20%!
If you don't know about this program, JOIN IT NOW. (Search Amazon Help for more details) It took a couple weeks for us to be "accepted" into this program. (It used to be open, but now you have to "apply" for it) With Amazon Moms, you'll save 15% on most items, such as these diapers. Then, *IF* you sign up for Subscribe & Save, you'll save an additional 5%, for a total of 20% off. Don't worry, Subscribe & Save is very flexible, if you are unsure how fast you'll go through a box, then set the delivery to every 3 months. If you need a box immediately, you can click on "Need Extra Delivery" and it'll get to you in 2 days since Amazon Moms is already a benefit of the Amazon Prime Program. Then, if your baby changes sizes, simply cancel your subscription (even if you only used it once) and Subscribe & Save to the new size. It takes maybe 5 minutes a month to monitor/review your subscriptions...for the extra 5% savings, it is worth it. Put a reminder on your calendar to check it when you do bills each month.
Look for the "Clip this Coupon" button
This is basically free money. Currently (7-7-12) you can click on this button and it takes $3 off your order. It's easy to miss the button and the coupon, so be on the look out when ordering diapers. Clicking the button takes an extra second.
[UPDATE 8-29-12: Welps looks like some good things come to an end. I ordered some more Size3 diapers and it stated the "Clip this Coupon" had been redeemed the max number of times, oh well, I'll still keep an eye out for other promotions. My total was $41 instead.]
Be careful which Vendor you choose
Currently, THIS item ships from Amazon.com versus another vendor like 'Medical Management Company' etc. First, my customer service experience with Amazon has ALWAYS been excellent. When you read the reviews here, some of the 1-2 stars aren't really because of the correct product, rather...because the wrong product was shipped by the vendor. Ie. Some people receive these diapers WITHOUT the wetness indicator, well, it's not a bad review of the Pampers Swaddlers with wetness indicator, it's really a bad review of the vendor who falsely advertised or sent the wrong product. Had they received the correct product at the price they wanted from said vendor, they would likely have written the positive review of their experience with the actual, correct product.
Let's help others:
If you've had perfect experience with a particular vendor, please comment here and people can check here to see who the "good" vendors are before ordering.
As of 8-7-12, if you're paying more than $38 or so for NB, Size 1, Size 2 diapers (200+ quantity) or Size 3 (174 qty)[See 8-29-12 update above!], then you're leaving money on the table. Join Amazon Mom's program, make use of Subscribe & Save, Clip Coupons, and ensure the vendor is Amazon.com or a known, good vendor, based on the comments here.
General Feedback Update 3-19-2013
At some point (it's been a blur!) we switched to Size 4, and Yes, you can still get the wetness indicator on Size 4 diapers. Also, since I posted this review, Amazon changed their Subscribe and Save policy! You can't just subscribe and cancel and subscribe again, well, you can but they only ship at the beginning of the month. We actually got in a bind, we had to buy diapers locally and pay more. As of this writing, we are still getting a box of Size 4 w/wetness indicator, quantity of 144 for ~$38, though a recent shipment was $40, but they also started charging sales tax in Texas for Amazon orders :-( . Also, because of the Subscribe and Save policy change, we had to order 2 boxes of Size 4 at a time to keep up, since you get less and less diapers the more you move up in size.