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My daughter has recently become dry during the day and she is getting into the habit of waking in the night to use the potty but she isn't quite there yet and she still wets through the night on about 2 out of 3 nights. I picked up a couple of packets of these from Tesco where they are currently half price at £2.74. I personally wouldn't pay more than this and I have found that they are on offer in one of the supermarkets most of the time.
Huggies pull ups come in two separate packets pink for girls and blue for boys. Huggies have recently changed their sizes from numbers and now to simplify things they have small 20-33lb medium 32-40lb and large 38lb+ I buy my daughter medium but a large is fine also as we found when my Mum bought them by mistake my daughter is around 34lb.
The pull ups feature Disney characters. In the night time packet there are two different designs Princess Aurora from Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Each pull up also has little characters from the films on the Cinderella one for instance there are some pictures of the mice from the film. The night time pull ups also feature a moon and stars in the back ground to help you differentiate between these and the day time equivalent.
In terms of design these are the same as the day time ones apart from a little extra padding as they are designed to go through the night.
The pull up goes on like a pant and has stretchy sides. My daughter can pull these up and down herself when she needs to go to the toilet. The front of each pull up has a wetness indicator on the Cinderella pant this is a glass slipper and on Princess Aurora it is a crown. If your child wets in the pull up the design on the front vanishes so they know they have wet. The pull ups can also be pulled apart at the side if there is an accident making it easier to change your child.
My daughter loves these. She can pull them up and down herself to go to the toilet. She is also aware of the design on the front and she will try not to wee in the pull up so the design doesn't disappear.
She has been potty trained since Christmas and in the night she is starting to wake up if she needs the loo I think it was because I held off on the potty training until she was ready and it has been fairly easy to get her dry during the day. In terms of absorbency we haven't had any leaks and these do seem to hold in wee well.
I would recommend these pull ups rather than nappies for the night as my daughter point blank refuses a nappy she tells me they are for babies, she will however happily put one of these on and she doesn't treat it any differently to underwear. The designs are also very child friendly and these look more like pants than a nappy.
I can't fault these apart from the price at full price a pack of 12 is very expensive in comparison to a pack of nappies.
I sent my other half to asda for pull-ups and he came back with these. I thought okay, theyll do the job. Usually i would buy the asda own brand ones because you get more and theyre cheaper and do the job. These huggies ones however were on offer for about £2.50. They usually cost £5 or more, for 12!!
Our child is potty trained and we use these purely to avoid bed time accidents, so very rarely our child wets these.
Personally i was not pleased with these at all. On the packet they advertise 'world's no.1 potty training pant' which can only be huggie's personal opinion of these. I do not agree. I am making them out to be terrible but i just think they are so overpriced and have a few faults.
Currently the boys version of these (which is what we got) have a disney cars theme and are red in colour. Obviously this will make kids want their parents to purchase this brand, and parents do so in hoping for toilet training success
Easy up and down apparently although im not too sure about that. The material of these does not bode well with just bathed legs and can actually be a struggle to get them up at times. They are quite stretchy though, which is a good thing.
They also advertise easy open sides, but a bit too easy in my opinion. These things just do not stick!! Which is completely useless for the purpose. They are not sticky enough to be opened and closed as advertised, and once opened we just bin them, which is a complete waste i know but there is nothing else for it. The sides also have a fold in them which i can not understand as this makes them even harder again to stick.
The leak guards are great for a rare accident so no complaints there. There is also an elastic band around the pants which provides comfiness which is good too.
There is a wetness indicator on the front lower part of the pants. Which child really wants to know that they have peed in these when they are not meant to? This would only be a let down for the child surely. Also apparently the wetness indicator lightens when wet?? Why it does not darken instead completely baffles me.
I think in future we will stick to the cheaper, chirpier version indefinitely. I would avoid these in the future personally.
Before I start I have a little girl so I will be reviewing the girls version of these.
As I said I have a little girl she is 2 years old and has learnt the art of whipping off her nappy but has yet to
Learn the art of using a potty. Because of this I have now started to use pull ups instead of nappies and so far she has no interest in taking these off. Now I have to be honest I tend to buy pamper pull ups one because the have doras face on and two because of the cost. You will learn more about this later in my review.
Huggies pull ups come in 4 forms day time pull ups which also come in a pack for boys or a pack for girls and also night time pull ups which again come in a choice for boys and girls. Now first of all I think that the fact they do separate designs for boys and girls is great it shows that Huggies as a company has really but thought into the age group these will be used for and has taken into consideration that babies/children hit a certain age and all of a sudden they have their own mind. Can't that be a great stage? This review is for the Huggies night time pull up for girls.
Pampers pull ups on the shelf:
Now when you walk down the nappy aisle no one can say that Huggies pull ups don't jump out off the shelf at you. They come in bright standard nappy packaging, either blue pink or purple. The night time girls pull ups are a lovely shade of purple which then ties in with the fact that they are princess themed. On the front of the pack you have the Huggies pull up logo along with a little girl wearing the pull ups sat on a potty. This straight away shows you the design of the pull ups but I do have to say this picture does not do them justice. There is also a princess design along with different symbols. One shows the pull up size which you have a choice of 4,5 or 6 they do not do the plus sizes that you get from pampers (plus sizes are the sizes inbetween 2 whole sizes for example size 5+) there is also a symbols showing how many pull ups you get which can vary from 14 to 11 depending on size now this is not many pull ups. It also shows that they have extra absorbency and the fact that they are pull ups. There is also a picture showing you that there is a picture on the front of the pull up that will disappear when it needs to be changed
Huggies do not have a lot to say about this product apart from they are 'night time pull ups' and 'helps make potty training fun and easy' there's no indication of how long these are meant to last or even how they work which I personally think is lazy and not at all helpful. Yes you know you as buying pull ups but you have no idea what to expect. What little information has been given about this product is done so in pictures so as you can imagine there's only so much a picture can tell you. With all this in mind it seems as if this product has almost been aimed at the child. But I have to say I have never sen try child off down the nappies aisle on her own to pick up the supplies she may need. Yes it does make it look fun to a child but as a parent when buying products such as nappies and pull ups I need a bit more than fun.
The pull up it's self:
When removing these pull ups from the pack the first thing you notice is pink! Yes the whole pull up is a lovely shade of candy pink. There is a Disney princess on the front with a purple heart design inside a white heart ( this is the picture indicator) on the back is a picture to match the princess on the from. Each pull has 1 of 2 designs there is sleeping beauty which has a owl on the back with moons and stars and a heart indicator or there is Cinderella which has a shoe indicator with stars and butterflies on the back. As I said earlier on in the review the picture on the front does not do these pull ups justice they almost look too pretty to effectively be used as a nappy. My little one has learnt to tell me when the picture disappears and runs to the cupboard to choose which design she wants to use next. This defiantly adds a little stress free factors to nappy changes. When it comes to the fit I have a little bit of a problem with these as in other brands my little girl is a 5+ which is not an option with these. A 5 is a little snug a take a bit more of a pull to get them on but a 6 leaves gaps which in turn leaks. If you are using these for the first time and your little one is a plus size I would say go for the size down instead of the size up. Being snug does not cause my little one any restriction or discomfort at all and I have not had a single leaking accident. there are tabs at each side of the pull up to make taking it off easy but unlike other brands these have been designed to be resealed which I have not seen on any other pull up they almost have a Velcro design to them. This is a great idea because if your child does learn how to take them off they don't need to go straight in the bin. I also find this handy when taking a dry one off. Y little girl when putting her in the bath as it can be reused after. I tend to buy both types of these pull ups obviously for day and night use as a presume the night time ones have better holding ability. I have to presume this as its not states anywhere but there must be a reason why they have the 2 different types. A pull up I put on my little girl before I go to bed at about 11 will not have leaked at 7 the next morning no matter how much she drinks and even with the picture has disappeared. This is impressive and I like that I don't have to worry about accidents when I go to sleep at night and my little girl can wake up dry and happy in the morning. When taking the pull up off no matter how full the lining is never wet to touch so I am co didn't that they are not causing my little girl any discomfort in the night. I have also had no problems with these causing any sores.
Now comes price and availability this is where it really gets bad:
These can be bought in all supermarkets and online so they are easy to come across. But this is where t all goes wrong the price. The price of ONE pack of Huggies pull ups at normal price is about £5.48 yea £5.48 for 12 pull ups that's just under 46p a pack. To be completely honest this is sickening and I don't know anyone that could happily go into a store a buy these week in week out at this price a night time pack lasts about 6 days and I need just over 2 packs of day time pull ups to sat those 6 days so at full price that's £21.92 personally yes there are lovely but at they price they are not at all justify able. Especially when you can buy 2 boxes of pampers pull ups for £20 and them last 2 weeks. But it does get a little bit better. Obviously I do at time purchase these but defiantly not at this price. In tesco I find every couple of months they are half price at about £2.54 and when they are this price I do stock up and have cupboards full.
Would in recommend these?
They are a great design pull up and defiantly appeal to the child that will be wearing them. At half price they are a great buy but at half price you can't forget that they are just a glorified nappy and an overpriced one at that. So at full price no do. Of go out and buy these.
Because of their not on offer price and the lack of information on the pack about this product I have to give Huggies pull up 3 starts
Sorry for so much talk of wee in this review ... this is a review of Huggies Pull Ups Night Time. Our daughter is 22 months old now and has been wearing pull up style nappies for ages, purely because she won't lie down for nappy changes so it is easier to use the pants style nappies and we have had less leakage with these as well. As a small baby we had far too many accidents with leaky Huggies so were not a fan of the brand but the pull up style seem to suit our active daughter now she is a bit older.
History of our usage to date
I started with Sainsbury's own pull ups as they seem to do the smallest style but after a few months they were leaky so we moved on to Pampers pull ups. I had more recently tried the Huggies pull ups with a degree of success alongside some potty training and so when I saw the night time versions I thought we would give them a try.
To date, we are averaging 2-3 potty wees a day. A complete fail on number twos so far but another progress is that my daughter is holding her wees in a bit in the night and has a big wee first thing in the morning when we get her up. That's not to say her nappy is in any way dry but she is holding a lot in, seemingly in anticipation of the potty visit.
A slight aside from the nappies I'm reviewing here: our potty is a mini toilet (the Smart Rewards one) that I have already reviewed. It's been a big help in getting her to wee on a potty but we have traditional style potties at both grandparents' houses and have had varying success with these.
Price and a lucky find
Back to the Huggies night time. I must admit that I bought all the stock Asda had as the largest size 6 were reduced to £1.54 which is a huge saving, although you only get ten in a packet. I can only assume they were changing the packaging or nearing some sort of sell by date as they are usually closer to £6 a pack (with deals if you buy two packs). You can recognise the night time packs as they are a purple plastic pack unlike the day ones which are pink (for girls). They have different colours for boys and girls too, presumably as the nappies are made up differently or at least have different pictures on them.
The nappies themselves are bright pink featuring Disney princesses on them and they have a few designs in each pack. My daughter loves looking at the pictures on them and oohs over them when we use them. She particularly loves the one with an owl on the back mainly because she does a mean impression of an owl noise!
The other features are a sort of light Velcro on the sides which enables easy undoing of the nappy (particularly if there is a poo inside!) but you can pull them off too. Another feature is that there is a pattern on the front of the pull up that fades and disappears when the nappy has urine inside. The nappy also puffs up so it's not that useful a feature but it makes them a little different from the other pull up nappies out there.
The idea is that they can pull up their nappies themselves when potty training. Our daughter can do the front but forgets it also needs hoicking up at the back too! Perhaps we are starting a little early with the pull ups but they are working for us so far and we are not pressuring our daughter, just celebrating her successes with the potty (and a sticker chart!).
To be honest, I have used the day time nappies and the night time nappies from the Huggies pull up range and I just can't tell you the difference between the nappies other than slightly different decorations on the nappies. The performance is consistent and they cope with the same amount of wees as content, going puffy when full. I do think at the normal price these nappies are really expensive and even two packs for £10 which is the normal offer on a size 6 is only equating to twenty nappies. The night time ones generally stay on 12 hours and so really do have to be good to cope with that amount of time.
We are still buying Pampers pull ups as well as the Huggies ones; I tend to work out the best price before stocking up. I definitely fell on a bargain with these and managed to buy three packs at the very low price. I would buy them again though but only if they are a reasonable price.