Product Type: Junior Joy baby products
Newest Review: ... she was weeing more, and so I had to move onto the 'proper' thicker nappies. So I chopped all of the Junior Joy ones up and made them int... more
When you see the name Junior Joy...you know it's cheap
Junior Joy Surpreme Terry Baby Nappies
Member Name: arleek
Junior Joy Surpreme Terry Baby Nappies
Advantages: They dry quick, fold up neatly to fit a newborn
Disadvantages: Soooooo thin,and raggy, and cheap looking
These were the first terry squares I bought, I can't remember what I paid for them but they are currently around the £10 mark for a pack of 12 depending on where you look. I remember when I bought them that they were cheap, and I also remember when they arrived that they looked very cheap! (Don't be fooled as I was by the word 'Supreme').
I was actually quite shocked when I opened the packet and pulled one out because I could literally see through it. I immediately telephoned my Mum (who used terry nappies on all 4 of her children) and asked if hers were see-through and she said 'definitely not!' So I was somewhat disappointed with the quality of these nappies, they weren't even white, more of a light grey, but what can you expect for a tenner?
All of the nappies were the same, although some were even thinner (believe it or not) than the first one I pulled out. They were quite large in size (about 60x60cm if I remember correctly - I can't check because I have cut them all up to make boosters), and the edges were all hemmed, but this didn't stop them from fraying. I often had loose strings floating around the garden that had blown off the nappies while they had been drying on the line. The pill of the nappy was not very thick at all, not even good enough to compare them to a cheap towel.
So I'm not really selling you these nappies am I?
When I bought them, I was pregnant with my second child, who I intended to use the nappies on, but as I had never used them before I wanted to test them out on my toddler, she was about 18 months at the time and very active. To get straight to the point, they were not very good; they were so thin that I would have to change her after an hour and a half because they just got saturated almost straight away.
But there was a couple of good points about these nappies, they were very easy to use with a nappy nippa (3 pronged fastening device), for some reason they hooked together really easily, a lot easier than future terry squares that I purchased. They also washed really well & dried really quickly (because they were so damn thin!!).
Anyway, after spending many months slagging these nappies off, telling everyone how useless they were...my tiny little bundle of joy was born...and I found that these nappies were perfect for a tiny little bum! Because they are so thin, you can fold them down into the 'newborn fold' which can be very bulky if you do this with a regular terry square, but with these rubbish thin ones it's not bulky at all and creates a perfect little nappy to fit around a perfect little bum.
I'll just say here that a 'newborn fold' usually involves you folding the nappy completely in half before folding it to fit your baby so you can imagine how small the final nappy actually was, and doing this with my super duper more expensive 'Zorbit' nappies (see much much earlier review) was practically impossible so my newborn couldn't wear those until she wasn't classed as newborn anymore.
So in the end I was quite pleased with these cheap nappies, and the fact that they washed well and dried in a matter of minutes on the line was brilliant because I had two children in nappies and that is one full washing line!!
However, once my daughter reached about 3 or 4 months, these were now no good, they started to get saturated after a couple of hours because she was weeing more, and so I had to move onto the 'proper' thicker nappies. So I chopped all of the Junior Joy ones up and made them into night time booster pads, so they didn't go to waste, and they did actually serve their purpose.
So my final thoughts are:
If you have a child above the age of 4 months and are thinking of trying these...don't. But if you are planning a baby or pregnant and want to use terry squares - these would make a great starting point, and they're cheap too, so if you find you don't like terry squares, you won't have wasted many pennies.
Summary: Rubbish on anyone older than 4 months so are they worth it?
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