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There was a time, many moons ago, when my older children were babies and toddlers, that I used nothing but Huggies nappies on their bums. At that time they were simply the best nappies available, with different versions for boys and girls, padded out perfectly for the way they wee and very few leaks. But over the years Huggies have been redesigned, are now unisex and are simply not effective at holding in my son's wees. Remembering how much I loved Huggies when his brothers and sisters were babies, I first tried him in their nappies when he was newborn in hospital, only to find that it really hadn't been worth me putting the nappies on him as his clothes and bedding would be soaked after the first wee. Thinking it may have been because he was such a long, skinny baby I left it a few weeks before trying again, only for the same thing to happen. After this I swore that there was no way another Huggies nappy was going to get anywhere near my son's bottom, but while on holiday we ran out of our trusty Pampers Active Fit and the only nappies available in the local shop were Huggies and what follows is our experience of using them on our two year old son.
Before I go any further, I'm going to tell you a little bit about my son, as from experience how well nappies work depend greatly on the child. Freddy is two, obviously a boy, and quite a tall lad who could be described as chunky, that is he is well built but not fat or overweight. Apart from our trials of Huggies as a very young baby, Freddy has almost exclusively worn Pampers Active Fit and now is in size 5 or 5+ depending on what is available. As with most children his age he now does fewer wees a day, but when he does wee it fills a nappy. His poos are usually of the perfectly normal "adult" type, but occasionally, when he eats something he shouldn't (he has pica so eats the strangest things) he will produce explosive, runny nappies that would challenge any brand. Saying this Pampers Active Fit have coped admirably with everything Freddy has thrown at them, only leaking if not changed quickly enough in the morning after a full night's sleep or if a poo has been particularly explosive and runny.
So now you know a bit about Freddy, let's move on to the Huggies Super Dry nappies. Although this particular brand of nappy is regularly on offer at most retailers, we bought them in a small shop in a tourist trap and paid £3.49 for 14 size 5 nappies. According to the packaging, size 5 is suitable for children weighing between 11 and 19kg (24-42lb), while I'm not sure exactly how much Freddy weighs, I do know that he is significantly below this maximum weight and above the minimum. As with most disposable nappies, the Huggies Super Dry are supplied in a plastic wrap that is opened via perforations, and as with most disposables this package is easy to open if you have plenty of time, but can be awkward if you're in a hurry. The nappies are tightly packed within this packaging and seem to burst out when it is first opened making removing one at a time quite difficult for the first few nappies. (But this is the norm with disposables so I won't be taking off any stars for that).
Although technically a premium nappy, in my opinion Huggies Super Dry feel cheap and nasty almost as if they are a budget brand. The exterior of the nappy feels almost as if it is made of plastic coated paper, not at all soft. The exterior is, however, decorated with characters from Winnie The Pooh, but this doesn't make up for the fact that they simply feel cheap. The interior of the nappy feels similarly cheap, and much rougher than the Pampers equivalent. When putting the nappy on, the rear of the nappy is elasticated, but there is no give at all in the front. The nappy does up via a pair of Velcro-style tabs that can be repositioned if necessary, but I find these tabs are quite weak and do occasionally break. There are elasticated cuffs that fit around the tops of the legs, that in theory should help hold in any solid waste.
I find it fairly easy to put these nappies on Freddy, but to be perfectly honest, the actual feel of them does not inspire much confidence in their poo and wee containing abilities. As long as a tab has not snapped I find that they fit well enough so as to neither fall down nor rub uncomfortably, although they do seem to gape a little in the groin area. As far as good things go that's about all I have to say about these nappies. In the absorbency stakes, these are next to useless, they can barely hold one wee, indeed they often can't even manage that and Freddy will have wet through within an hour. If they do manage to hold the one wee, that's all they can manage and should a second wee make an appearance then that will simply leak straight out. They also don't seem to lock the moisture away from Freddy's skin and he will often get a mild nappy rash, simply from wearing these without the added irritation of a poo. There's no way that I would leave one of these nappies on him for more than an hour, or while we're out and about or at night as they simply cannot cope with a toddler's gushing wee and will irritate Freddy's sensitive skin. On those few occasions when Daddy has put a Huggies nappy on his bum and then forgot to tell me, Freddy has leaked through every time, (and this is in the same time-scale that a Pampers would could with no problem). I cannot comment on whether Huggies nappies "hang" as they fill, for the simple reason that these cannot absorb enough to get to that point.
There is no way on Earth that I could recommend Huggies nappies to any parent. At one time, many, many years ago they were my nappies of choice, but over the years the design has been changed to the detriment of the actual performance. I find them to feel cheap, look cheap and perform cheap. They can barely absorb any liquid, leak regularly and most importantly do not draw moisture away from the skin, meaning they irritate my special man's bottom. Personally I think Huggies need to do a total redesign, as I've heard other parents have exactly the same problems, and what use is a nappy that cannot hold wee, needs changing every hour and has no hope of lasting the night. I know that no disposable nappy is environmentally friendly, but due to how many of these we went through a day and how many extra clothes needed washing, these are the least environmentally friendly nappies I know of (even the cheapest economy nappies work better). And so Huggies Super Dry in Size 5 (Junior) are getting a paltry one star out of five from me, and that's only because I can't give them zero.
I mainly use reusable nappies on my daughter, but I always use a disposable at night time or when I am going out for the day, and so I need to keep a good supply of disposable in the house. I tend to go for either Pampers or Huggies, even though I am not usually swayed overly by big brands, but since my daughter wears a disposable nappy the entire night without it being changed, it needs to be one that will keep her very dry and comfortable, and I am confident in the big brands providing this in their nappies.
Recently Tesco were offering a big economy pack of Huggies Superdry nappies for £4.99 which was exceptionally good value, given that the size 4+ pack that I bought contained 52 nappies, which in my house, will last a good length of time, when used alongside reusables.
These superdry nappies claim to offer up to 12 hours protection, which makes them perfect for nighttime. They are designed with a 'super absorbent core' to keep baby dry over that period of time. These nappies also have a 'drylock' system to lock away the wetness as well as absorbing wetness quickly thus reducing the potential for any leaks.
These nappies come with a very cute disney design which although doesn't makes any difference to my daughter, is nice to look at, and does create a nice child friendly feeling about the brand. Each nappy also has a supersoft stretchy waistband to make sure the fit on baby is snug.
I am now almost half way through a pack, and my daughter has one on each night, as well as when out and about especially at weekends. Never once has there been a leakage day or night, she sleeps well in them so they must be keeping her dry and comfortable, and be a good fit on her. My baby also has room to move in these nappies and they don't restrain her in any way. She is teething and so we do get a run of bad nappies every so often, and even with the runny nappies there has been no leakages which I think is a very good sign.
All in all, I am very happy with these nappies, especially getting them at half price. They do what they are meant to do and keep my baby dry and comfortable, and I would happily recommend them and purchase them again.
I have a 10 month old baby boy. When it comes to buying nappies I want quality but I also want a bargain. When my baby was born I had a lot of Huggies Newborn nappy coupons so mostly used this brand but since then I have had a lot of coupons for other brands such as Pampers so I haven't used Huggies much. Generally I did prefer Pampers over Huggies but was happy to use either if they were a good price.
My son is now size 4 and I recently received a voucher for Huggies Super Dry nappies. They were on offer in Tesco: A box of 76 size 4 nappies was now £9.98 instead of £11.98 so after using my £2 off coupon I paid £7.98. This works out at 10.5p per nappy. Good value I thought.
However I have had a few problems with these nappies. The most irritating thing is that the tabs pull off a bit too easily and then the nappy is unusable. You have to pull the tabs quite tight to make sure the nappy is on properly and won't leak, especially now we have a very wriggly crawling baby. Several times the tab has ripped off the nappy when doing this. Then you have to make the baby sit still even longer while you get and put on a new nappy. The other issue I have had with these nappies is that when we practice walking with my baby his nappy sometimes falls down. I have not experienced this with other brands. My husband has also complained that the tabs on these nappies are white like the nappy and so at a glance when putting the nappy on it is easy to put it on the wrong way around. He prefers other brands that have different colour tabs to make it more obvious which way around the nappy needs to be. Having said all this I haven't found that these nappies often leak which is good. I think these nappies are better suited to night time use when the baby isn't so mobile.
I wouldn't rush to buy these nappies again but I might consider it if they were an exceptional bargain.
I have used a whole array of nappies since my son was born. He is now 8 months old and typically wearing 4+ nappies depending upon the brand.
Huggies tend to be the brand I purchase most often - they always seem to be on special offer somewhere and when they are I stock up!
I like to shop in Tesco in order to boost my club card points but have found of late that there are much better nappy deals to be had elsewhere, even taking into account club card points.
My latest Huggies purchase was made this week at good old Home Bargains. I bought a Value box containing 75 size 4+ nappies (9-16kg or 20-35lb) for £7.99. This equates to 10.65p per nappy.
The cheapest price per nappy currently at Tesco works out at 14 pence per nappy - this is when purchasing 87 nappies. So there is quite a difference in price.
The nappies I bought came in a brightly coloured blue and yellow cardboard box with easy carry handles on either side. Within the box are three individually sealed nappy pouches, each containing 25 nappies.
The nappy itself is white with an orange coloured trip and depicts various Winnie the Pooh characters on the front - the one I am looking at now shows Winnie holding a large purple ball. To the rear there is a more discrete character playing with a smaller ball, on the front of this is the nappy size.
The nappies are elasticated around the leg area - there is quite a lot of give, my son has quite chunky 'football player' legs as his grandma calls them and we have not experienced any difficulties. Now that he is crawling, he is able to move around with ease and is not restricted at all by the nappy. Great for very active babies.
We have also not experienced any leakage during crawling. We have however experienced an outfall of BM on to the floor but this was when my son was particularly manic in his door baby bouncer, I'm sure this would have happened with any brand of nappy.
The nappies are fitted in place from back to front with resealable tags on either side. There isn't a vast amount of give in the tags themselves, they can be pulled and stretched slightly but overdo it and they tend to rip off. Fortunately, the upper rear part of the nappy is also elasticated and this provides any additional flexibility required.
The nappies are excellent for everyday use, extremely absorbent - we have not had any problems with nappy rash. Up until the last week or so, the nappies would last over 12 hours during the night without any leakage. Unfortunately now that my son has decided that he is much more comfortable lying on his tummy we have had at least three wet beds this week alone. The urine once inside the nappy, seems to make its way to the upper part of the nappy towards the belly button - I have managed to prevent a wet bed a couple of times although the baby gro has been wet around the middle.
I'm hoping that this is in part due to my son having a cold and drinking much more than usual and of course sleeping for longer periods.
This is an extremely reliable brand of nappy, absorbent, kind to baby's skin and on the whole pretty much leak free. These factors combined with a very competitive price result in the product being great value for money.
Having two children one of which we have not considered potty training and one that just needs to learnto go through the night nappies are an importance in our house. Over the years I have tried lots of different brands, pampers, huggies, asda and tesco and then within each brand the numerous different types I really have tried to lot.
The huggies baby dry nappies can be bought from all supermarkets and chemists aswell as dscount stores although they never seem to be discounted much. These nappies are available in sizes 3, 4, 4+, 5 and 6, at the moment I am using size 3 and these are for weights 4-9kg or 9-20lbs. You can buy these nappies in a convienience pack, an economy pack or a big pack and the prices range from £6.48 to £11.99 a pack making a size 3 nappies cost between 12p to 18p each.
Huggies superdry are packaged in a bright blue plastic bag which is sealed at all sides, there is the size and weight in the top right hand corner written on an orange aeroplane and then the name of the product with a picture of a baby giggling underneath along with a picture of Winnie the Pooh and a butterfly. There really isn't much othet information about the nappies apart from a sign showing that the nappies provide 12 hour protection and that the nappies have a best before of 3 years from manufacture.
The packet opens at one side on the top by simply pulling around little perforations and then inside there are a stack of nappies tightly packaged in the plastic. Each nappy is white in colour with one of the Winnie the Pooh characters on the front of it with some little coloured balls along the waist band and then a further character picture of the back of the nappy with the nappy size written on. The back of the nappy is elasticated aswell as around the legs to allow a good fit.
I have two different opinions of these nappies, for my youngest these nappies fit really well and there is a little give in the waistband fastenings which also are very good and have never come open. The nappies hold onto everything very well and we have not had a single leakage since we have been using then and my daughter has never had a sore bum or felt wet with these, i have used these when they have been on offer for the past 9 months and at size 3 now these are recommended.
Using these on my older daughter in both size 5 and size 6 was a nightmare, they are totally unable to hold onto the volume of urine she passes and we had a wet bed nearly every night. I thought that the problem may have been that the size 5s were a little small so tried a pack of the 6s but these were no better.
I would recommend these nappies up to size 4 as with my first daughter we didn't have a problem up to this point and we have not had any problems at all with our youngest daughter however if your child is older and therefore bigger than I would have to say these nappies are a waste of space and money. I am going to give these nappies 1 star for my eldest but 5 stars for my youngest.
We've used these nappies since my son was about 4 months, only recently changing to a cheaper brand as we are starting the cautious potty training journey.
They really live upto their name. The only time they've leaked is when my son had an upset stomach and well I'll spare you the details!
My boy is a heavy wetter and even with the amount he pees they rarely leak. I say rarely, they have leaked on the odd occasion but they were by far the best we have found for him. We ran out of nappies once just before mum and baby group, he's had the nappy on overnight at that so 12 hours, we got them on the way to mum and baby group with nowhere to change his bum in between and by the time we got there it, he'd had it on about 14 hours and it was still dry when I went to change him. As I said they are most definitely super dry!
So let's get down to the specifics shall we?
Leak proof - Definitely, at least for my son. We did try pampers but we found he was always wet comes morning, although after talking to friends pampers tend to be better for girls and huggies for boys as they come higher up on the waist.
Absorption- They soak up the wee really well, and hardly crystallize (sp?) at all, and to be honest you've usually already had a nappy change before this happens, unless they're having a particularly bad day!
Staying up power - They stay up pretty well - of course until your toddler figures out how to take them off. The elasticated waist helps as does the fastenings on the nappy, and it is quite a snug fit even if they are slightly too big when you first go up a size.
Legs - My son has quite chunky legs and they fitted him great, the only time he had marks around his legs were when we need to change sizes.
Nappy rash - To be honest my son was prone to nappy rash but it didn't matter what disposables we used. The only time he didn't get it was when we used cloth nappies. We still had to use these at nights though due to the heavy wetting.
Would I use again for future children? Absolutely. Would I recommend? Definitely.
Also posted under the same name on ciao.
In Little Man's 2 and a half years I have flitted between Pampers and Huggies as he has grown. At the moment my Nappy of choice is Pampers Active Fit (the purple ones) but when I saw that Huggies Super Dry were on buy one get one free in Tesco last week, which equalled 104 size 4+ nappies for £9.95, I thought they were worth a try.
The nappies come in a bright blue packet with a picture of a baby and Roo from Winnie the Pooh on the front. They also boast 12 hrs dryness, so I thought these would be great for overnights which is when the Pampers sometimes leaks - although I think it's more to do with my guzzling son than the nappy! The Nappies have a picture of Pooh Bear on the front and Tigger on the back which Little Man loved. They felt slightly silkier than my usual nappy, and a bit thinner as they didn't appear as bulky under clothes. One of the good things about Huggies is they have elastication to the back waistband, which fits well over Little Man's funny hips, and the sticky tabs are easy to undo and readjust if need be. They seemed to fit well around his thighs too, so I was not concerned about leaks when I put him down for the night.
When I went to get him in the morning he was soaking - not just his pyjama bottoms as I sometimes got with the Pampers, but his top, sheets and duvets all needed to go in the wash. However, I was happy to give the nappy the benefit of the doubt as he could have just drunk more than normal the night before. However, he then proceeded to leak through his vest and Jeans after about 2 hours of wearing the nappy. He had only had a small cup of milk, and had not been particularly active causing the nappy to shift and the fit was still good when I changed him, but the white nappy front had gone yellow and was damp to the touch which makes me think they are just not very absorbent. Luckily I had no trouble with them leaking poo, which I think is because they fit well, but I wouldn't want to test them on a little one with an upset tummy. I persevered with these until the next morning, changing him every hour or so, but he was starting to get a bit sore around his bits so I gave up and went and bought Pampers.
These nappies just didn't work for us, and I was really disappointed as I expected more from Huggies. I know other people absolutely love these, and I have found that friends with girls seem to prefer them. I have now given these away, and will be sticking with my Pampers until we manage to crack potty training! I'm just glad I got them while they were on offer, but I don't think I'll be tempted to try another brand no matter how good the price...
Despite being a big fan of Pampers with my oldest sons, I found Huggies Newborn nappies to be a better fit for my youngest son and have recently been converted to the Huggies brand with a new found confidence in their abilities. I do like the Huggies Newborn range so as my son got older and larger, I decided to try the 'Huggies Super Dry' variety instead, after all a name like that just oozes confidence!
First impressions of the nappies themselves weren't great. I was unfortunate enough to have to pay full price for these nappies and paid £9.98 for a pack of 64 from Morrisons. These are available on promotion and as part of multi-buy offers elsewhere from time to time, just not where and when I choose to buy them! Despite having a premium price tag, the quality of the nappies looked like I'd bought them for a few quid from a discount warehouse. The nappies do have the familar Disney Winnie the Pooh images on them, featuring well-loved characters such as Pooh and Ee-yor, but the designs look really faded and patchy - making the nappies look cheap and poor quality. The sticky tabs didn't seem as firmly attached either although were easy to readjust if needed.
Never mind, though, because nobody really cares about the appearance of a nappy, so long as they perform their basic function well. Well, things suddenly take a turn for the worse here and my love affair with Huggies looks to be very short lived! Despite the confident 'super dry' name tag and packaging proclaiming '12 hours' all over it, I found these leaked urine during the night from the very first wear on my five month old son. I last changed him around 8pm and he was up before 7am the following morning with a distinct, no doubt uncomfortable, wet patch on his side where the nappy had clearly leaked around the leg area. This was a major disappointment from a nappy promoting its all night performance, especially as my son is still fairly static in his cot. (He's in a sleeping bag and is not yet at the stage where he twists and turns himself a full 360 degrees in his cot, just yet!)
Giving these nappies the benefit of the doubt (and bearing in mind the cost), I continued to use them. Things haven't improved. I've had further leakages of urine from night-time use and a couple in the day too. I've noticed that if my son is still wearing a very wet nappy (such as first thing immediately before being changed) and then poos in a full nappy, these supposedly 'super dry' nappies just can't cope. The weakness with this design is always the sides, around the leg area, whereas the recent problems I had with Pampers was explosions up the back!
I don't think the design and fit of these nappies can cope with any kind of movement from my little one at all, so I wouldn't even contemplate using these with a wriggly baby. In the house, I tend to carry my son facing outwards with one arm securely through his legs. He likes watching what goes on and I have one arm free to tidy up and get on with some chores etc. Whilst holding him like this last night, I actually thought he'd been sick as I felt a sudden wet trickle on myself and heard something hitting the floor. It wasn't sick, though, it was urine! Simply having my son's legs parted in this position seems to be enough to cause a major gap and it was almost as though my son wasn't wearing a nappy at all. Yet again, today while holding my son in the same position he decided to fill his nappy (with solids this time!) Again, the results just seeped totally through the side of the leg as though he hadn't got a nappy on!
Needless to say, I won't be continuing to use these nappies and wouldn't recommend them to any other parent. I'm reluctant to even finish off the few remaining nappies as I don't want my son waking up prematurely, thanks to the discomfort of a wet sleepsuit and I wouldn't trust these out in public otherwise a total change and wash down might well be needed.
I've spent many years as a satisfied customer of Pampers and, thanks to this recent experience, I will be reverting back to the Pampers brand. I used Pampers Baby Dry for many years throughout the night and can count on the fingers of one hand the number of leaks of this nature I experienced.
My quest for the perfect fit for baby number three continues but I certainly haven't found a contender with this offering from Huggies!
My grandson is now seven weeks old and as he is a big baby he is now in 3-6 month old clothes and size 3 nappies which are for 9-20lbs babies, he was 14lb the last time he was weighted two weeks ago and is growing nicely and putting weight on too.
This means he is drinking more and of course having more wet nappies. We were using morrisons own nappies when he was newborn and found these to be good but as he's got bigger the problem of the nappies leaking with him having more wee's has become more of an issue.
At the moment the Huggies super dry nappies are on offer at Sainsbury's supermarket two packs for £10 and each pack has 38 nappies ionside a plastic wrapper, the design is a nice cute one with the Huggies logo in white letters and a picture of a little baby sat playing with a toy on the front, there is also a picture of Eyore from winnie the pooh looking at what the baby is playing with and when you open the pack of nappies each nappy has a little picture of Eyore on it at the front.
The pack is blue and easy to spot on the supermarket shelves in the baby products aisle.
Once opening the pack you can see the nappies tightly packed and taking one out you can see that they are well made, they have an elasticated and stretchable waistband and this is the same around the legs to give a good fit of the nappies when putting them on, at the moment my grandson doesn't wriggle to much when he is having his nappy changed so it's easy to get the nappy in the right place and on tightly enough to stop the leaks.
Just remove the old nappy and clean the baby as usual and then lift the legs and slip the new clean nappy underneath the babies bottom, making sure it's the right way around, then pull the front up to meet the back of the nappy and pull the sticky tabs from the back of the nappy to stick them onto the front of the nappy.
This should then be in place with the fitting of the nappy comfortable on the baby and they should feel better and dry so as to settle again.
I look after my grandson once a week and find these easy to use, the fitting of these nappies is good for him and they last the three hours between each feed to keep him dry and comfortable, the layer inside the nappy lets the wee go through and keeps it locked away from the skin so that the baby doesn't get nappy rash. These are also good for the night time when he is sleeping a little longer now between feeds, the longest the has gone so far is four and a half hours between a feed and the huggies stood the test of time as he had done a few wee's and the nappy was heavy when I came to change him but his skin was dry.
I like these huggies nappies and they seem to be the best one's for him to wear, although we are trying other brands to find the best one's so far huggies seems to be the top of the list when we come to buy more nappies.
I am happy to recommend these as they do keep the baby dry, they also are good for when the baby has a dirty nappy as it holds the poo without leaks or mess getting everywhere.
Although he isn't on solid food yet and is still only on bottle milk these seem to be the best for him, I was asked about explosive poo's in one of my other nappy reviews but so far I have had three children and three grandchildren and never come across this with any of them, so cannot pass opinion about this.
For keeping the baby dry and comfortable these nappies are great and I will be buying them again without a doubt.
Since my daughter was born, we have tried several different brands of nappies, but keep coming back to Huggies as our favourite nappies. We have used them from newborn to size 4 (where we are now) and I'm still incredibly pleased with them. I tend to buy them in bulk and the Super-Dry ones work out cheapest in most cases.
The Huggies Super Dry nappies are obviously sponsered in some way by Disney as the packets and the nappies have pictures of Winnie the Poo on them. The packets open with a tear section and then the nappies are easily removed. Each nappy has pictures of Winne the Pooh characters on the front and the back and also the nappy size. This is very useful when you find one hiding in your bag and you're not sure if it still fits! The nappies have a stretchy waistband and then the tabs are folded in so that they don't stick to everything while the nappy is being changed. Once these are unfolded, they wrap round and fasten at the front of the nappy.
I have been very impressed with these nappies. Having tried several different brands, these are the best I have found. The brand states that they have 'super-breathable material [that] helps keep your baby dry'. These nappies have done well with my daughter and keep my daughter dry for most of the day unless she has been very wet during the day.
The brand also states they have 'super-soft, stretchy waistband, hugs your baby to help prevent leaks'. We have never had any wee leak out, except when we haven't done these up tight enough. If they have been done properly, they keep everything in, even overnight. They also keep her poo in really well, even if she sits down in it or its in there for a while before we notice it! We have not had any problems keeping it in, except the one occassion she had diarrhoea! The wasitband is nice and stretchy and the weight bands are very wide so you can keep using one nappy size for a long time making it easy to bulk buy them.
I have been really pleased with these nappies. Unlike some we've tried, they keep the moisture away from my daughter and as long as they are changed reasonably regularly, they don't affect her with any rash. I am quite happy to keep buying them and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a good quality nappy.
Thes nappies are in sizes 3, 4, 4+, 5 and 6. The price varies a lot depending on offers and the size you're buying, but they are often on offer and can be bought cheaply at that time.
Nappies are obviously one of the real necessities of life with a baby. I started out this time round with good intentions about being more environmentally responsible and using washable nappies but, although we've just ordered some to try out, so far it has been disposable nappies all the way for us. I have absolutely no brand loyalty where it comes to nappies - in the first 18 weeks of my little girl's life we've had Huggies, Pampers, Tesco and Sainsbury's nappies - and I tend to buy whatever is cheapest in-store or what I have a promotional voucher for.
We started off with Huggies Newborn nappies which I wasn't very impressed with as they failed to contain that explosive newborn poo (sorry - too much information, but the problem with reviewing nappies is that you can't really escape those bodily functions!) and then moved on to trying out the other brands. I wasn't really keen on buying more Huggies after our first experience but we ran out on a day where I didn't have time to go to the main shops and the Sainsbury's Local round the corner only stocks Huggies so I didn't have any choice. Anyway, these were different from the Newborn version so I thought it was worth giving them another chance.
Huggies Super Dry come in a blue packet with a picture of a baby playing with Eeyore from Winnie the Pooh on the front. Inside, the nappies have Disney pictures on the front and back - the one I've got next to me while typing this has Winnie the Pooh on the front and Eeyore on the back, but the characters vary from nappy to nappy. The nappies have a stretchy waistband to enhance the fit and sticky flaps which you stick on to the front of the nappy to customise the fit to your child's size.
There are three main performance-related claims on the Huggies website relating to these nappies. Firstly, they claim that the nappies are made from a 'super-breathable material that helps keep your baby dry'. Secondly, they say that they have a 'super-soft, stretchy waistband, which hugs your baby to help prevent leaks. Lastly, they claim that the nappies have a 'super absorbent core which locks in moisture for up to 12 hours protection'. All of these are things that you would look for when choosing a nappy to buy - it is very important to me that the nappy fits well, doesn't leak, allows my baby's skin to breathe and locks in moisture so that she feels comfortable.
Going back to the three claims above, how does the nappy perform? Well, I would agree with their claims about a super-breathable material as these nappies do appear to be kind to my little girl's skin. She has had no issues with skin soreness or nappy rash while wearing these and that is a definite plus point. The super-soft stretchy waistband is probably a fair point too - they are more stretchy round the waist than a lot of other nappies we've tried and do seem to fit well round her waist. The nappy itself feels relatively soft although I've noticed that when it's even slightly damp it starts to feel much harder.
I'm less convinced by the final claim that it locks in moisture for up to 12 hours though - my daughter doesn't sleep for 12 hours a night yet, and there have been several times when I've got her up in the morning to find that her sleepsuit is wet because the nappy has leaked. This hasn't happened at all with other brands of nappies, so I don't think she is a particularly heavy wetter. She has also been wet a couple of times during the day when we've left it longer between nappy changes (i.e. when we're out and she's fallen asleep in the pram).
However, my biggest issue with these nappies is their complete inability to contain my daughter's poo. OK, so she is fully breastfed which does tend to lead to slightly more explosions in the nappy department than formula-feeding, but literally every time she poos in a Huggies nappy it leaks. Yesterday alone she had three outfit changes and I had to wash the cover of her baby chair twice because the nappy just wasn't doing its job properly. It's costing me a fortune in stain remover and we've had to throw away a couple of items of clothing where we simply haven't been able to get the stains out.
*Further Product Information*
Huggies Super-Dry are available in five sizes. Size 3 is for babies weighing between 4-9kg (9-20lbs), Size 4 is for babies weighing between 7-14kg (15-31lbs), Size 4+ is for babies between 9-16kg (20-35lbs), Size 5 for 11-19kg (24-42lbs) and Size 6 for 16-30kg (35-66lbs). A pack of 38 nappies costs £5.98 at Boots but prices vary from shop to shop, and nappies are often on promotion anyway.
I am not happy with the overall performance of these nappies and I don't think I will be buying them in the future. The concept is good and I do think that essentially they are a 'good' nappy, but for me personally they are not worth the money that they cost. However, I do believe that different nappies work for different babies - it's all dependent on shape and fit so, although these are not the right nappies for my little girl, they may well be a good nappy for a different baby. Next time I'll be switching back to Pampers, or one of the supermarket own brands and hoping that my washing machine gets a bit of a break....
* This review has also been posted on Ciao as Brownie_Queen
Now that my lovely baby Brad is nearly 5 months old and getting very wriggly and squirmy new born nappies don't seem to hold as much in the way of deposits as they used to so we needed to move to a different nappy.
Huggies are a brand that I have tried along with Pampers but found that Huggies seem to be much better shaped for my son. Speaking to other mums those with boys seem to prefer Huggies, and those with girls Pampers!
Where do I get them?
Any supermarket, or chemist including Boots, Tesco Asda etc.
Now this is the million dollar question. The price seems to range from quite expensive to very expensive. I only buy these on special offer and always try to pay around 10pence per nappy. Boots usually sell 132 nappies for £16 and there are frequent special offers at the supermarkets too. I would suggest shopping around a bit before buying these.
Why should I buy these instead of other nappies?
As a growing boy Brad has plenty of wet nappies and I hate changing him overnight (unless there is a number 2 of course). THese nappies say that they last for up to 12 hours without leakage. Shoddy mother that I am I actually left Brad in one for 14 hours (he did not want to wake up and I believe in never waking a sleeping baby!). Although the nappy was super heavy there were no leaks and his skin was dry. All the moisture was taken off his skin thus protecting him from nappy rash.
Normally I will only leave these overnight for 12 hours tops and as yet have not had one single leak.
What else do I need to know?
Apart from the fact that these are super absorbant they are designed with a soft elastic waistband to minimise chafing. Brad has quite sensitive skin and these nappies are lovely and soft against them. The only time they have caused a little bit of a rash is when it was really hot the other day.
Supposedly the soft material and elastic waistband are meant to move with baby to prevent leaks. Brad is incredibly active and these nappies work every time!
THey are designed with cute disney characters on them so your baby looks stylish even in their underpants!
What sizes do they come in?
THe normal range of baby nappy sizes. Brad is currently wearing size 3 which is for babies from 11lb to 20lb. This is probably one feature in them fitting better than the newborn nappies as newborn size 3 is from 9lb to 20lb. These nappies are larger and seem more comfortable.
Performance with "number twos"
Again, an important feature for parents. Probably 90% of the time the elasticated leg bands keep things secure. One problem is the "up the back poo" which seems to escape but in Huggies' defence I have not found any nappy able to cope with the worst of these!
Would I recommend?
Absolutely, these are gentle on baby's skin and super absorbant. They are pricey though so shop around!
I buy nappies for my little grandson for when he comes to visit or stay over at my home as they come in handy and I think it just helps my daughter and saves her a little money too.
My grandson is now 17 months old and my daughter has always bought Huggies or Pampers as they are the ones she prefers and I bought these for only £2.50 for 12 nappies, although on the bag it says £2.99 but I bought them from a convenience store and they were on offer there at a reduced price, which was a very good price I think for a very good quality nappy and for a dozen I think you cannot go wrong at all.
The ones I bought come in a blue and green plastic bag, with a tiger and a toddler picture on the front, and inside are very thick white nappies with an orange, yellow and green pattern on the leg and waist areas, on the front is a picture of a tiger and the back has a number 6, and I imagine that is the size of the nappy as these ones are for babies weight of 35 - 66 pounds or 16- 30kg.
The nappy at the back has 2 strips with sticky pads to put the nappy in place and I must admit at times I have put them on the wrong way lol, I am old enough that in my day we only used to buy Terry towelling nappies and not disposable ones and they were available then but only if you could afford them and I couldn't lol, the nappies have an inner padding which is quite thick and very soft on the bottom for comfort.
The nappies do keep the baby dry and they do not irritate my grandsons bottom and he rarely has nappy rash as the water soaks into the nappy perfectly to keep him nice and dry and they are designed that way for comfort for the baby.
They are stretchable and breathable and my grandson can move his legs without feeling any discomfort and they can easily be disposed into a nappy bag or plastic bag.
I think they are a lovely nappy and a very good price to keep a baby dry and clean and to be able to move around with ease.
They are very light and do not take up a lot of room in a nursery changing drawer or in my case a drawer just for my grandsons creams and nappies etc.
I think if you have not tried them, I highly recommend them as they are excellent value for money and they are available in larger packs for bulk buying but I only need a few and so a dozen pack is fine for me to keep at home.
They are available in different sizes and amounts.
I do wish I could have afforded them when my grown up children were babies as it would have made my life so much easier than having to wash dirty nappies lol.
I give these a 5 star rating.
Thank you for reading my review.
When my son was a baby I tried both pampers and Huggies and found that Pampers seemed to be a little bigger and seemed to fit him much better so have always stuck to pampers.
As my son was starting to grow out of nappies I tried him in pull ups at night but after a couple of accidents I decided I needed to go back to a proper night time nappy for him. The super Dry nappies are designed to keep your baby dry for up to twelve hours. I have never had chance to see if they did work for twelve hours as my son is an early riser but did test them for eleven hours on a couple of occasions.
When I went to Tesco's and Huggies Super dry were on offer unlike pampers so I decided to try them.
Huggies Advertise these as a new redesigned nappy with an ultra stretchy waistband and curved leg elastic to reduce leaks.
I found that now he was a toddler the shape of the nappy actually seemed to fit him better than pampers. The elastic shaping around the legs did seem to suit my sons shape. My son wore Huggies super dry at night for about 3 weeks before he started becoming dry and though we had some very full nappies I never had a leak. When I took the nappy off his skin felt dry.
My son does have eczema so I do worry about putting new products next to his skin but he had no irritation.
These nappies have a pooh and friends design which my son has never really taken any notice of the design on the nappy. My next door neighbour is in the process of encouraging her daughter into pants and she has strongly objected to cheaper nappies with no picture on so may not be so helpful at the time of trying to toilet train.
Although I didn't use these nappies for long I would have bought these nappies again.
These nappies are available in sizes between three and six.
I am happy to report that my son no longer needs nappies and is in big boy pants but would recommend you give these another try if you tried them on younger one and they didn't work well.
I bought a pack of 50 size 5 nappies from Tesco's for £7.99 when they were on offer. Like most nappies these are frequently on offer and after seeing if these suit you then it is worth stocking up when on offer.
Like all mummies we want the best for our babies and ive always said to friends (that use pampers) how brilliant huggies super dry are.
I never intended to use huggies but after my daughter leaking constantly in pampers i decided enough was enough and the pampers went on ebay!
I found that they fitted really well on my daughter, they have plenty of room round the leg so she can move freely and dont dig in and plenty of room around the tummy area, they do have a stretchy waistband which helps to reduce leaks but makes it easier for them to move round too.
Inside the nappy feels very soft and feels thick enough to hold anything and they have a super-breathable material which helps keep your baby dry, there very well made good quality that you cant beat!
They have a super absorbent core which locks in moisture for up to 12 hours protection.
They are good quality nappies with disney winnie the pooh design so there unisex and they come in a range of sizes 3 ,4, 4+ ,5 and a 6 amount varies on pack and size of nappy also, i normally buy these from boots normally in a deal 2 big packs for £18.
Visit the website at www.huggies.co.uk for more info and also Get £2 off any pack of Huggies nappies when you sign up to the new Huggies Club Web Site. This offer is available exclusively to Huggies Club members.