Product Type: Mamia baby products
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Looks Can Be Deceptive - Making Little People Unhappy,
Member Name: Samm0
Disadvantages: Nappy Rash
I have taken to shopping around in order to find the cheapest prices for my groceries and Aldi has become a firm favourite for my fruit and veg purchases.
As I had tried a variety of Aldi own brand products with mostly success I decided to try their own brand nappies as I was running low on my stock at home.
The nappies had also been conveniently placed close to the tills.
The look of the product is very professional, the packaging does not look cheap. The 48 nappies are sold in a plastic aqua marine/green coloured pack. There is a happy smiling baby depicted on the front and an equally as happy mother in the background. The Mamia Logo is written in white with the slogan 'making little people happy' in yellow underneath.
I paid approximately £5.38 for 48 nappies, size 4/4+, with a weight range of 7-20kg or 15-44lbs. This works out at just over 11 pence a nappy. Quite competitive unless one of the leading brands has a special offer (I'm always on the look out for bogof etc).
Once out of the packet, the nappy as with the packaging also looks good quality. It is predominantly white with a green trim at the edges. There are various jungle animals waving on the front and a larger one sitting on the green waistband. On the back of the nappy, the larger waving animal is rear facing I assume to indicate which way the nappy should be put on (the other animals are still facing forward strangely enough!).
The nappies are quite roomy and have flexible comfy fit sides. The fastening tapes on either side are re-sealable, quite stretchy and allow for a lot of movement. They refasten very well and don't come undone.
They are however quite thin although do absorb urine as well as other leading brands. I had been using the nappies for around two weeks without any leaks, this includes night usage although I do change my sons nappy at around 11pm, it is then changed again around 6am - if I am lucky! So the longest he has worn the nappy is for approximately seven hours.
You will note that I state 'had been using', I stopped using the nappies three days ago. My son has never suffered from nappy rash apart from the lightest of pink colouration. In the past when I have spotted this I have applied extra cream and his bottom has reverted to its usual colour.
About a week ago I noticed this mild discolouration and adopted my usual practice, expecting a healthy bottom within a few hours. Unfortunately not. The redness began to worsen. I applied lots of cream and I mean lots but it did not work. Within a couple of days the redness has become a mottled rash. My son was in a great deal of pain when I changed him, it was extremely upsetting for both of us.
It did not instantly occur to me that it could be the nappies that were causing the problem. I began monitoring this BM's, what he was eating etc just in case he was 'pooing' more often than usual but he didn't seem to be.
Once the nappy idea popped into my head I brought out my supply of size 5 Huggies - bought on special offer, what a surprise! A little big but useful to test my theory.
Amazingly the rash improved over night. It was still sore but nothing like it had been the previous day, A day later the rash had all but disappeared, a slight discolouration but nothing more.
The packaging states that the nappies are extra absorbent and ultra dry but from my experience they do absorb but unfortunately - whatever protective layer is used on the nappy shielding baby's skin does not work and the urine rests on the skin - ouch!
I certainly will not be using these nappies again and would recommend others not to do so. I feel so guilty and will not be compromising on price in the future.
I now have my happy, smiling baby back, hurray!
0 Dooyoo stars in this case.
Summary: Cheap and Nasty