Nappies, there are a billion different brands, sizes, designs. Do you go for the big brands or the supermarkets own, etc etc etc, quite frankly, I think they do this purely to confuse parents even further into the overwhelming world of baby paraphernalia.
When it comes to supermarket brands with the price tag a fraction compared to that of leading brands it leaves you wondering if nappies half the price will cut the mustard when it comes to poosplosions and general bum covering points. Luckily, that’s where I step in, I’ve tried and tested most brands so I have decided to do a little nappy review series starting with these supermarket brands.
Everybody raves about Aldi nappies and rightly so, they’re one of the cheapest on the market and are pretty damn good. They’re the cheapest of this lot, beating Tesco by 1p. They’re not as slim as Pampers and compared to others, are quite bulky which I feel bunches up a bit around the front. That being said, the fit is good enough to keep everything in. They don’t have an elasticated waist band which doesn’t hinder the fit too much I just find that, especially with younger babies, that the elastic helps contain the poonamis.
These are Nutmeg Ultra Dry, the most expensive of this collection. Morrisons have recently changed their nappies, they used to be quite bulky but since the change they’re the closest to Pampers that I’ve found. The are very slim line now and have less wadding and more gel crystals to boost the absorbency. They are also pretty close to Pampers in terms of design also sharing the same blue dots and greens and yellows. I’m not keen on the leg fit on these as they have let enough poo escape to make a leg hole skidder before.
These are by Carrefour which is a french brand and are available from Ocado but not actually by Ocado, although they do have their own brand of nappy available too which I am yet to try. They’re also pretty terrible. The material feels like slightly plasticy paper. They’re slim line and fit okay under clothes but the front goes move about and the nappy ends up handing off and/or half way down a leg hole. Also, if you’ve got a toddler who finds flopping down on their bum funny, these will probably split. Lily ended up with a nice gaping hole in the back of these more than once which wasn’t her best look if I’m honest but that has never happened with any other nappy in the whole time I’ve been putting nappies on tiny wiggly humans.
Sainsbury’s Little Ones Dry Fit are kind of in the middle of wadding and gel crystals so they’re not the most slim line but they’re not the bulkiest either. The design is pretty simple and quite boring to be honest but I’m not all that fussed when it comes to the design really. Prettiness is a bonus but not really essential, its going to get crapped in either way.
These Tesco Super Fit nappies seem a bit bigger than the others despite being the same size, the added length helps contain poo better though which is always a bonus. The material these ones are made of feels very synthetic and “fluffy” compared to the others and even accumulates bobbles where it rubs against clothes. I feel like this makes these nappies less breathable and would be pretty uncomfortable in the summer against hot sweaty skin.
*Prices from google and accurate as of July 2017