“ Brand: Huggies / Type: Newborn starter kit containing a pack of Huggies Newborn nappies, Huggies wipes and a cotton baby hat „
8/12/12 - UPDATE: We have used up all the size 1 newborn nappies and they have not leaked and also have a great cut out bit that sits around the umbilical cord so I am really pleased with the nappies this time around.
This is a review of the Huggies Newborn Starter Kit we were bought as a gift to welcome our new baby. My Mother in Law spotted it whilst doing her weekly shopping at the supermarket and thought it was a good buy.
What's in it?
The set used to come with a hat included (I think I got one of these with my last baby!) but has now been updated with the new cotton sheets instead of the hat.
- A pack of size one nappies (27 nappies)
- A pack of Huggies cotton soft sheets (x 60) which are a new product line
- A pack of Huggies pure wipes (x64)
Once you remove the cardboard wrap which has coupons printed on the inside, you are left with a brown sturdy little square cardboard box with adorable ducks printed on it. It really is nice enough to keep as a keepsake or storage box for your baby (I love things like this!). Inside, there are nappies in a plastic pack, wipes that are sealed and the new Huggies cotton soft sheets which are in a clear plastic with tie string top.
I was not a massive fan of Huggies the first time around, we found them a bit leaky on our daughter so it was not a brand of nappy that I planned to use although I am happy to try them out. I also don't want to stockpile a load of size one nappies (like we did last time!) as they can soon be in to size two nappies if they are born a good weight. With regards to the baby wipes, it is advised not to use these on new born babies, rather cotton wool and warm water although I packed the cotton soft sheets included in the set in my hospital bag to use rather than cotton wool. I really like the cotton soft sheets for a number of uses, dry and wet and find they are a handy item to have so I will probably buy these again in the future instead of cotton wool.
Obviously, this was a gift so I don't know the exact shelf price but I know they are often on offer during baby events and that the Huggies vouchers you get in a lot of the maternity packs will work against these at the till. Inside the wrapper are also further vouchers off nappies, wipes and swim nappies so you can use them against future buys. Expect to pay around £5 although they are sometimes on offer for £3.33 in Boots if you pick the right time!
I have heard of people buying multiple sets of these when on offer, taking advantage of the coupons inside but as I am not a big fan of Huggies nappies I won't be playing this game. I do appreciate the gift though and love the duck box. We've already used the wipes on our daughter (they were OK, nice and moist but easily ripped) and the nappies will come in handy over those first few weeks with the baby. The best product for me in the set is the cotton soft sheets which are versatile and safe to use on a new born baby. You can buy these in the supermarket for around £1.30 which I don't think is too bad for 60 wipes.
Since finding out I was pregnant last year I have been on the look out for any coupons or freebies that I could get, my Dad found a voucher for an Asda Free Huggies Newborn Starter Kit. The voucher didn't actually say what the starter kit included but after all it was a freebie so I didn't really mind. We do have a very small Asda store just a couple of miles down the road from our house, however they did not stock the Huggies Newborn Starter Kit and suggested we went to a larger store, we do have an Asda store about 15 minutes away so the next time we went that way we called in the larger Asda and picked up one of the Starter Kits for free.
The Huggies Starter Kit comes in a beige coloured cardboard box, this has a cardboard sleeved wrapped around it, this has the words "Huggies, Newborn Starter Kit" written on all sides along with a picture of a baby wearing a hat. The sleeve simply slides off of the box to reveal the box inside, this open by releasing a tab on the side of the box, the top of the box lifts up to reveal the contents inside. Once the sleeve was removed I found that there were several money off vouchers printed on the inside of the box, there was about 4 in total and included money off vouchers for nappies including newborn nappies and also Huggies Little Swimmers, the coupons are also repeated in Euros as well as pounds, I was pleased to find that other vouchers were included in the kit as these will be useful for when the baby arrives.
Since being pregnant I have received other starter kits containing free samples of different baby products however a lot of these tend to be miniature versions, I expected the Huggies Starter kit to be the same. When I opened the kit I was surprised to find a full sized packet of Huggies Newborn Nappies, exactly the same as what you would buy on the shelf in the shop for about £4 or £5. The kit also included a full sized packet of Huggies Pure wipes, again exactly the same as those that can be purchased in the shop for £2 or £3, there were no miniatures at all everything was full sized. Inside the box you also received a little white cotton hat, this comes wrapped inside a clear plastic wrapper, the hat is plain white with a small tag and the Huggies logo on it, and the hat itself has a small knot tied in the top of it, it is very cute and looks as though it would be a good fit for a newborn baby, this would be ideal for the summer months, and with my baby due at the end of April its perfect timing.
Although I got a voucher for a free Huggies Starter Kit you can actually buy it for around £5.00 from Asda, it is not just something that is available with a free voucher. Personally I would say that the Starter kit is worth the money, if you were to buy the items within the kit separately it would cost you well over £5.00 so you do get a lot for your money if you were to pay for the Huggies Starter Kit.
This kit would make quite a good present for someone due to have a baby or for new parents, whilst its probably not the most exciting of presents it is practical and does include some of the essentials needed for a new baby., you also get the added bonus of some money off vouchers for futures purchases.
Obviously I have not used any of my Huggies Starter Kit yet but it will certainly come in handy for when our baby does arrive, we have collected up various samples of nappies and wipes using different vouchers and freebies but this is the only kit we have got which contain full sized packs of nappies and wipes. The kit is quite reasonably priced if you were to buy it but if like us you can find a voucher to get the kit for free then it is definitely worth it. The kit would make an ideal gift for new parents to help with baby's essentials needed. This is certainly a kit I would recommend and worth a trip to Asda especially if you have a free voucher!
While I was pregnant with my fourth (and definitely final) baby I was given some vouchers to spend in Asda where I could get free Huggies Newborn Starter Kits. Loving a freebie as I do I could wait to hotfoot it to our nearest Asda (nearest as in around twenty miles away!) to pick them up.
What I got for my voucher, and what ordinary people will get for a fiver, is a packet of Huggies Newborn nappies, a pack of Huggies Pure wipes and a white cotton hat. I've been told a previous box contained muslin squares instead of the hat, which doesn't sound half as sweet to me!
The nappies are size one and were as good as a packet of Huggies Newborn you'd buy off the shelves; I was impressed to find I received a full sized packet in each Starter Kit, which actually resulted in me not needing to buy nappies for David until he was six weeks old. The wipes were also a full packet, although being Huggies Pure I wasn't as happy as if they had included one of their other types of wipe. I have just never got on with the Pure variety, they are far too thick and wet to be able to clean baby properly and are actually more suited as a facial wipe than one for use on a bum.
The cotton hat is gorgeous and David has worn it plenty of times. It's quite thin so perhaps more suitable for during the summer months, although I'm lazy and tend to use the car more than the pushchair so I also used it plenty through the winter to avoid his head becoming too hot while travelling in the car. It features a taggie with the Huggies logo, perfect for a brand-junkie like myself, and has been a good fit from birth until very recently (around fourteen weeks).
All this came in a cute cardboard box showing a very placid and happy looking babe lying naked in a hat which isn't the Huggies hat. It would have been better to have the baby in one of their nappies with the Huggies hat on his head, but maybe that wouldn't have had the same 'ahhh' factor. Inside the box there were a few money off coupons for (if I remember correctly) £2 off Huggies nappies and £1 off Huggies wipes, I have a sneaking suspicion there was also a voucher for money off Little Swimmers too but I could well be imagining that!
The Huggies Starter Kit would be an ideal gift for someone you know who is due to have a baby. It wouldn't be the most exciting gift in the world (so men, do NOT buy it for your labouring wife instead of flowers) but will definitely help out with the expenses and stress of the first few days with a brand new bundle of joy.
I've just had a quick reckon up and if you purchase the kit for £5 you're not saving much on the cost of a pack of newborn nappies and wipes, a few pence perhaps, but you do get the gorgeous hat which in my opinion is definitely worth a trip to Asda for.