Posted in Diapering, Toddlers

Pampers Cruisers vs Cruisers 360°... What's your opinion?

Greetings All! My almost 1-year old loooooves to try and escape the changing table, despite being belted in. I came across the Cruisers 360° while perusing their site and it seems to be the answer to his wiggly ways. They supposedly slip on like underwear, with no tabs to fight with, and then easily tear away when needed to be changed. It kinda sounds too good to be true, so i figured I would ask here... I was just curious if anyone had tried them, and if they were successful or not. Did you switch to them entirely or just tried out a pack and decided it wasn't worth it? My main apprehension at this point is that they're amaaaaaazing, but not available at BJ's, like the regular Cruisers are, and thus waaaaay more expensive overall. Any feedback is appreciated. Thank you!

  • Jenn
    Jun 30

    I tried them and didn't like it because I had to take my LO's pants and shoes off each time I changed her. That made the whole process even longer!

  • Anonymous
    Jun 30

    Can you compare the cost of these to pull ups? They sound the same, but maybe more absorbent? But just keep in mind if you send them to daycare there is a chance they won't change them if they are in a pull-up or 360 diaper vs. a regular diaper, so ask. Have you tried toys or songs to get them to lay still? It's only going to get worse, but I'm not sure how you are going to avoid laying them down for poop changes.

  • Fara
    Jun 30

    Jenn, I hadn't thought about that, although tbh, I have to do that anyways when changing him because I ain't that proficient to be able to keep everything on. Well-- maybe it's just the shoes that come off right now, but that's definitely something to consider! I sincerely appreciate your input!

  • Fara
    Jun 30

    Helllloooooo Anonymous! Great idea about comparing costs to Pull-ups, but it may be moot if they don't come in size 4. I'm more speculating on cost differences because I wouldn't be able to easily buy in bulk from BJ's (Costco, Sam's Club, etc) and thus need to rely on Target or the Almighty Amazon where the cost per diaper is much greater. I've never heard of day cares not changing PUs before and I find that incredibly troubling. The good news is that the in-home day care he'll (hopefully) start attending is *literally* less than 200 ft from my front door, so I can just walk over and ask her policy on that. Thank you so much for bringing that to my attention!! He's my first and there's so much I don't know or to ask, hence my crowd sourcing on here. Most of my friends have older kids and thus certain smaller details (like day cares and PUs) may not occur to them to volunteer because t's been so long since they've dealt with it, you know? Toys and songs work well about 70% of the time, but the other 30% is a big 'ol NOPE! Homeboy just wants to climb out (or stand up) as soon as I'm done wiping his stinky bum and it comes down to me holding him down with my forearm while I try to situate the new diaper since he can turn over even when belted. It's not pleasant for either of us. Thankfully, he does stay on his back when there's poop involved. For that, I am grateful. The last thing I need is a wiggly baby while attempting to eradicate the eventual POOPTASTROPHE that occurs from time to time. However, usually as soon as I'm done dealing with his crap (ha!), he'll try and stand up. I dunno-- maybe he likes how the air feels on his wang and butt cheeks and just wants to air them out from time to time. *shrugs*

  • Anonymous
    Jun 30

    I would say to start changing him on the floor, especially if he wiggles and tries to escape the changing table. It’s safer with him on the floor.

  • Fara
    Jun 30

    I'll definitely take that into consideration. I'm not so worried about the danger aspect; it's just more annoying than anything when trying to get the diaper on him. I appreciate your help!

  • Julie
    Jun 30

    I never tried the 360s but only because they seemed more expensive. I really liked cruisers so they are probably just as good. One tip I saw on here before for keeping the diaper on your LO is to put the diaper on backwards so they can’t reach the tabs, or put them on a onesie so they can’t get to the tabs. In any case, good luck. My daughter has crossed into potty training land and I started with pull ups, for the first time she’s in a Huggies brand and I like them a lot more than pampers easy ups. The side tabs don’t tear away like with the easy ups, they have Velcro so if the side tears you can re adhere them. Anyway just a tip for when pull up time comes. 😁

  • Fara
    Jun 30

    Julie, that was immensely helpful for when he starts taking them off; the issue right now is allowing me to get 'em on in the first place! I've heard about putting on their jammies backwards but never even considered the diaper angle. *enthusiastic clap for your idea* Hubs just bought a 360° case of 60. We're going away to a church family camp this week and I figure no time like the present to try them out (with regular Cruisers on back up, of course.) Thanks for the info comparing Pull Ups to Easy Ups!

  • Fara
    Jun 30

    Also-- best of luck navigating Potty Training Land!! If it were a little boy, I'd try telling them to "sink the Cheerio," ha!

  • Megan
    Jul 01

    To the comment about Pull-Ups not being size 4 - My 2 year old daughter is in a size 4 diaper for nights and naps but wears a size 2T-3T and they fit. They say that size fits 18-34 pounds. She is currently 27 pounds. You could try a small pack and see if you like them before buying in bulk. I like that they detach on the sides if needed for poop accidents and if you kid is at the stage of ripping their diaper off and pulling at the tabs, it’s much harder for them to get off. But it’s true that they aren’t as absorbent as diapers. I only take off one show and leg out to put on the new one... it saves time for me. Also my daughter was pretty decent with diaper changes but with my son... it’s a straight up wrestling match 90% of the time so I get it! I change him on the floor now. He prefers to roll over in one direction so I place one foot over his shoulder so he can’t roll over and that frees up both hands to change. It looks so weird but it makes thing soooo much easier and quicker so he can go play like he wants.

  • Fara
    Jul 01

    Thanks, Megan!

  • Jennifer
    Jul 01

    We started pull-ups at this time but hey didn’t have the 360 diapers yet. We did pick up a pack on those but haven’t tried them yet. My son is 2 so he loves to do everything himself even though he can’t yet

  • Fara
    Jul 01

    Jennifer, lemme know how the 360° compare to the Pull-ups, please!

  • Momof1
    Jul 03

    I would love to know as well although I’ve heard great things about pull ups

  • Amy
    Jul 07

    I love these diapers! I have a 13 month old son that loves to roll over and try to escape at every diaper change. These diapers make my life so much easier because I’m not holding him down trying to fasten the straps. If he rolls over I am still able to slip the diaper on.