“ Brand: Huggies / Type: Nappies „
Over the past few weeks, I have been using pull-up nappies with my youngest son as an aid to potty training, mainly at nights and when we are out and about as pants can be a bit impractical.
Generally speaking, I am a Pampers fan, finding them to provide the most consistent good value and reliability, but I was tempted to reconsider Huggies products now that I have moved away from standard nappies. More relevant was the fact that Huggies Little Walkers were part of an excellent value offer at the time I was running low on nappies, making them much cheaper than their Pampers rivals on that specific occasion (although not as a general rule.)
Unlike some other brands, the Little Walkers don't appear to be promoted as an aid to potty training specifically, more as a nappy designed to keep up with the needs of more active toddlers as they take their first steps in the world and start to be reluctant to stop and lay down for something as tedious as a nappy change. Huggies actually produce a different type of pull-up aimed at the older toddler called, rather unimaginatively, 'Huggies Pull-Ups' but I can't really see what they offer that the Little Walkers don't (and the Pull-Ups generally seem to be considerably more expensive for no obvious reason.)
At almost three years old, my son is able to pull these nappies on and off independently and very quickly, which is a great aid for those last minute dashes to the potty. They are a little bit more flexible and softer than the Pampers Easy Ups that I'd been using previously, so not quite as easy for my little one to get his legs through, but he generally manages without too much difficulty. These also feature cute Disney Winnie the Pooh characters which are a firm favourite with my son and seem to be a more unisex design that its rivals choice of Bob the Builder.
These Little Walkers have proved themselves to be reliable and efficient, even throughout the 12 hour night-time stretch. My little one hasn't experienced any leaks or discomfort due to nappy rash or chafing in any area. I have noticed that the absorbent filling used in these nappies has a tendency to separate and feel rather lumpy after a full night's use which isn't something that I've ever noticed with a Pampers nappy. The filling hasn't burst open or caused any irritation in any way though.
The only minor inconvenience has been that these pull-ups don't feature a handy little sticky tape to bundle them up after use. I don't generally notice or use this little strip which is a feature of the Pampers Easy-Up range, apart from the odd occasion when my son has a more substantial 'mishap' and ends up with a solid substance in his nappy! A strip to seal the used nappy is ideal under these circumstances. This omission wouldn't put me off buying these particular nappies again, it would just make life a little easier at times. The nappies do have peel-away sides though, which make it easier to remove a soiled nappy without making too much of a mess.
As usual with nappy purchases, the key is to stock up on specific brands whenever they are on offer as there seems to be a rotation of different brands and nappies on promotion at any one time. As a general guide, a pack of 38 size 5 nappies costs £8.98 at Tesco currently but they are often available as part of a multi-buy promotion. I think these are certainly comparable to the Pampers version and, provided I can find these at an appropriate price, I will certainly be using them again.
I recently changed nappy brands after being faithful to Pampers active fit my daughter has now started getting nappy rash since they reduced the padding and thus absorbency. They were recently on Watchdog after changing the nappies and not stating so on the packaging. Little walkers by Huggies sounded an ideal alternative as she has just started walking.
Huggies is one of the main and slightly more expensive nappy brands but I don't mind paying a little extra to get quality and ease/solve the nappy rash problem. When I got the packet home from the supermarket I opened them straight away as I was practically out and wanted to try one on her next nappy change. The packet opened exactly like other nappy packs i.e. I made a terrible hash of it as always, the perforated end never works well for me so I end up having a small pile in the lounge, one in her nursery and the rest in her changing bag and I threw the packaging away.
The nappy itself is white with Winnie the pooh and Tigger printed on the front and back in colour. I wasn't expecting them to be already sealed at the sides like a proper pull up nappy and was quite taken back. You can put on and off like normal non pull up nappies undoing the sticky sides but it is very fiddly and I did end up putting on like a pull up but this isn't what I wanted. After all if I wanted a proper pull up I would of brought one called 'pull up'!
I can't say they are any better for walking babies than other nappies I have tried. My daughter walked just as well in her Pampers to these ones. I think these are better marketed as the first stage before pull up nappies.
Also the size is very small compared with active fit so I recommend going up a size if you like pull up nappies. What is good is they have helped ease her nappy rash, mainly because they are so much better padded. Although I won't buy them again I'm going to try another type, I do prefer them to Pamper's active fit.
Sizes available are:
Size 4 9-15 kg
Size 5 14-18kg
Size 6 17kg
£8.95 for 34 / 42 packs and are often on 2 for £16 at selected places like Tesco and Sainsbury.
I have always bought the rival nappy 'pampers' from the beginning as I had too many accidents with leaks etc trying out different brands and found pampers reliable.
My son is two and a half and we are getting ready to prepare him for potty training and we thought a 'pull up' style nappy would be the first step and also he was getting to the age where he is very independant and nappy changing was becoming a stressful task.
I think this product is great as they are predominately a pull up, which me son thinks he is very clever and tries to do himself, but they also have velcro fastenings, which not only makes it easier to remove the nappy but also when out and about you can put it on like a normal nappy without removing shoes etc.
The have Pooh and friends characters on the front of the nappy and as a brand that im new to, they are very reliable and have kept my son dry throughout the night and we havent had any 'other' leakages yet!
Obviously a nappy is a nappy, however personally its only at this stage of pre-potty training and an independant mindset of my son that has made me look at alternatives and for that reason I would highly recommend you give these a go.
Yes they are more expensive than other styles and brands but there are always deals to be had by the big supermarkets and as my son is getting older he uses less nappies a day.
Huggies Little Walkers Nappy Pants are a bit more expensive than standard nappies but I think that these and their pampers equivalent are worth the extra pennies. If you buy the bigger packs or wait till they are on special offer they don't work out too much more.
I find them to be just as absorbent as nappies, in fact I think they leak less because they fit so much better.
They always look more comfortable too.
Much easier to get on the baby or toddler than ordinary nappies. If it is just wet you can pull them down and off like knickers but when it's dirty the sides rip open so it can be removed like a nappy.
The differences between Huggies Nappy pants and Pampers Easy ups are
1) the sides on Huggies can be opened and closed as many times as you like without losing stickiness
this is great for the times you rip open what you were expecting to be a dirty nappy to realise the baby just had wind!!
if you tear the sides of the Pampers, they are ruined.
However the sides of the Huggies are a bit less neat due to this and quite tempting to littlle fingers that like to undo things
2)The pictures; Huggies currently have Winnie the Pooh and Pampers have Bob the builder on them.
3)Sizing; Huggies come up slightly bigger
Huggies Size 4 = 9-16kg / 19-34lbs, Pampers Size 4 = 8 - 15kg / 18 - 33lbs
Huggies Size 5 = 14 - 18kg / 32 - 40lbs, Pampers Size 5 = 12 - 18kg / 26 - 40lbs
4)Tesco often sells the large value packs of Pampers (about 60 pants)but the biggest pack of Huggies they sell is a pack of about 38
My biggest reason for buying nappy pants over nappies is for my little ones comfort. The reason i'm using Huggies over Pampers at the moment is that my little girl had some dry patches on her bottom so seeing if the change of brand helps but I like both equally and think the dry skin is probably unrelated.
I have used nappy pants/easy ups for both of my daughters from the minute they are big enough to wear Size 4's and only wish they'd make even smaller sizes of these sort of nappies. I even use them at night and think they're as good as Baby Dry nappies.
Huggies Little Walkers are nappies which you can pull up and down like pants or knickers.
You put the Little Walkers on when your child is standing up by putting their feet into the leg holes and pulling them up into place. They also have sticky sides which enable you to take off the nappy pants and put on new nappy pants without having to remove trousers and shoes. In my experience the sticky sides also make it easy to change your child whilst they are sleeping and also enable speedy changes when out and about. The sticky sides don't lose their stick so you can undo and redo them as much as you like. The disadvantages of the sticky sides are that they are very easy for little fingers to operate and I often catch my daugter trying to remove her Little Walkers!
They are much easier and convienient to put on that regular nappies - the nappy pants are designed for toddlers and everybody knows how much toddlers hate laying down and having their nappy changed. These little creations are perfect for toddlers who squirm and scream at the very sight of a nappy change.
Huggies Little Walkers have a super-stretchy, flexible waistband and leg holes so they fit my childs body perfectly - not too big, not too small and therefore comfortable and avoids leaks.
The Little Walkers absorb just like regular Huggies nappies. I have never had any problems with Huggies nappies and have always been pleased with their performance.
The thing I find great about Huggies Little Walkers are that they get toddlers used to the idea of wearing pants and allows them to pull the pants up and down by themselves, thus making it much easier during potty training. I couldn't imagine potty training with regular nappies, whereas Little Walkers couldn't be any easier - go to potty, pull down pants, do the duty and pull them back up again - all by themselves.
Huggies Little Walkers are available at all good supermarkets (Sainsburys etc) and childrens shops (Mothercare etc). They can usually be found mixed in with the regular nappies.
They come in economy packs of 34-42 (depending on the size - sadly the bigger the size the less nappies you get in a pack) which generally cost around £8.98 and smaller carry packs of 18-22 which generally cost around £5.98. Nappies can work out costly so it's worth looking out for offers.
They come in 3 different sizes - size 4 (15 - 34 lbs), size 5 (32 - 40 lbs) and size 6 (35 - 50 lbs). Because you can't adjust the size of the pants like regular nappies, you must ensure that you buy the correct size.
The Little Walkers are unisex and each size has the same designs on. I believe the pictures change every now and again but the current design is Winnie The Pooh. They look very cute and fans of Tigger and Pooh will be very pleased indeed.
Huggies Little Walkers can be worn all day long, even in bed and I highly recommend them to all parents with toddlers who can't stand nappy changes and love their new found independence.
My son growing naughty every day does not like wearing nappies.While changing the nappies he will not be patient enough until i finish removing the stickers and drape it around him. He just rolls over and away from the changing pad and this became a little routine and my struggle started to grow with him. So when i went out shopping nappies, once i found pampers easy pants and thought of trying it. Of course it did work. These nappy pants could be easily worn just like a trouser and nappy changes are now not at all a problem. Yeah now my son is 15 months old and shouldn't be a problem but now there came another problem. He started pulling down the nappies as soon as i put it. Since there are no stickers on the sides but a dotted ripping area for ripping it during napping change these nappy pants started ripping off through the dots when he pulled it.
So i started looking for another brands of these nappy pants and at one of the local druggists i saw Huggies little walkers pack.Since it was written little walkers and then my son was just starting to sit i thought this wont fit him. But i was wrong.
It came in 3 sizes in 2 different pack-sizes
Size 4 Convenience Pack, 9-15kg / 19-34lbs,has 22 nappies
Size 5 Convenience Pack, 14 - 18kg / 32-40lbs, has 20 nappies
Size 6 Convenience Pack, 17kg / 38lbs+, has 18 nappies
Size 4 Economy Pack, 9 - 15kg / 19-34lbs, has 42 nappies
Size 5 Economy Pack, 14 - 18kg / 32-40lbs, has 38 nappies
Size 6 Economy Pack, 17kg+ / 38lbs+, has 34 nappies
I bought the size 4 convenience to give it a try since my son was 9.5kg at that time.
The reddish maroon colored pack, was very compact with the pic of a cute little kid starting to walk. The 'Huggies little walkers nappy pants' inscribed very clearly in the front and also the size and weight intervals, showing to whom these will fit.
On opening, i found the nappies where really cute with the picture of Winnie the pooh or tiger and his friends even though my son is not old enough to recognize them!!
As for the plus points!!!!It has a sticker through out the sides so we can re-stick them even if by chance it is ripped off. That was exactly what i wanted as i explained earlier.
Another problem i had with pampers easy up nappy pants was that they where a little too big for my son even the smallest size are a little saggy on the lower side.But Huggies little walkers size 4 was where really perfectly fitting him.
It also used to work through out the night and i still use it and have had no problem with it after a nappy change at 8 pm till morning 7 am.
For nappy changes, rip through sides, roll from one end and paste the stickers and dispose. For wearing, just wear it as you do for a trouser. The front side is which has the picture showing the face of Winnie or tiger.And back side surely is the back of Winnie or tiger with a Huggies logo.
As for the price it cost around £6 for the convenience pack of any size and around 9 for the economy pack and is you get them at most of the druggists and supermarkets.
I usually used to prefer pampers to Huggies for diapers because it lasted longer but with pull-ups i am for Huggies little walkers.
Huggies little walkers are the huggies equivelent of pampers easy up pants, they are designed to be pull ups but have an added little bonus of being re-sealable.
I ahve tried all of the pull up type nappies and i have to say the only ones better than huggies have been pampers but huggies came a close second.
The designs on the nappies are really cute with pictures of winnie the pooh and tigger and friends. it can be slightly unclear at first which is the back and front but ones you work out the picture of the huggies logo goes on the back you are sorted. I find them very absorbent and hold as much as pampers and the fit is very good. The elastic around the legs stops leaks but is not tight enough to leave marks or rub and the tops are elasticated too.
They have tare way sides but are slightly differnet to others in that the sides are designed to be stuck back together if need be. Personally i dnt tink they need this feature as i have never need to stick they back on because if its dirty im taking it off any way. The trouble is becasue of the material on the sides it easy comes apart when you are putting the nappies on and i get in quite a muddle trying to get them on and can never stick the side back in the correct place then the nappies dont seem to fit as well.
They are one of the most expensive nappies on the market and i struggle to find them on offer as much as pampers.
On the whole they are ok but i would still choose pampers unless they had a really good offer on.
These nappies come in 2 sizes;
Size 4, suitable from 9-15kg (19-34lbs), £8.99 per 42 nappy pack
Size 5, suitable from 14-18kg (32-40lbs), £8.99 per 38 nappy pack
These are described as having 'all the absorbency of a nappy with the freedom of a pant', but I have found this to be untrue. The Little Walkers hold less urine than standard nappies, so have to be changed more frequently, making them less economical than 'normal' disposable nappies. Even more disturbing, they have leaked every time Little HonestBob has produced more than just wee. Not nice at all.
I think part of the leakage problem is size related. Little HonestBob is tall and slender (not sure where he got that figure from, must be the Milkman) and at 19 months old fits nicely into size 4 nappies. The problem I have found with Little Walkers is that the rear of the nappy is not wide enough to sit nicely around his bum. If I'm not very careful about how I position him in the nappy he gets what I can only describe as a 'wedgy'. The nappy pulls over to one side and anything with a little solidness to it leaks out and over the unprotected cheek.
As well as the clearly problematic issue of poo leakage I have a few other niggles about these nappies. Firstly they work out more expensive per nappy than other size 4 nappies and as far as I can see all I'm paying extra for is elasticated sides. Secondly, they don't seem to be a great deal narrower in the centre part than other nappies so how they can make walking any easier I don't know, and finally, due to the elasticated sides and minimal tape I can't wrap the soiled nappy up into a ball and seal it into itself as I would with a normal nappy so have to manhandle a leaking pile of poop into a nappy bag (or bin... see review of Tommee Tippee Nappy Wrapper) which is a risky business with a potential- escapee-still-in-need-of-a-wipe toddler on the mat.
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