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If you're anything like me when you think of nappies the first brand that comes to mind is Pampers. Having had the monopoly of the market for as long as I can remember you would really expect them to be the greatest thing sliced bread in terms of infant sanitation, however, in my experience this is not the case. I have been using these on my 6 month old son and while I commend them for ease of use we have experienced numerous times disasterous cases of nappy leakage! Once or twice I could accept - these things happen in mass production but lately it has been a repeated occurence. Previous to the current crop of disasters I complained about the faulty product to be met with the response that it is a familiar problem with those who are ready to move up a size, however my son at 22lbs is well inside the recommended 18-40lbs bracket. I haven't had the same problems with their active fit range but to be fair he's not really active yet and this seems a lot pay for the basic function of a nappy.
Pampers have always been my nappy of choice every since my first son was born 2 1/2 years ago. When we first started using nappies we knew very little about them and the differences between the brands, I really didn't think there would be much difference but soon found out I was very wrong.
Pampers compared to the other big brand Huggies seem to be a lot bigger and fit more comfortably, they seem to feel much nicer and be more absorbent. Huggies seemed to be more restrictive and not as flexable.
I also tried some shops own brand nappies, due to the fact I thought I would be able to save quite a lot of money if they worked as well. They were a nightmare and I ended up throwing half the packet in the bin, I found changing my baby with every feed wasn't enough and I ended up having to do twice as much washing, plus they didn't soak up all the liquid so he was wet between changes something that never happens with pampers.
Pampers are designed to soak up more fluid and they do just that, out of both my children I have never encountered nappy rash and I put this down to pampers keeping my babies dryer for longer.
Out of all the nappies that pampers offer Pampers baby dry are some of the cheapest and are suitable for most ages. Plus I find I can often buy them in bulk and on offer at my local supermarket making them even better value.
Pampers is a great diaper but just did not work for me. When I had my little girl they worked great. When she would pee I had no leaks or anything and then the story changed. I had my little boy and it was completely different. Every time and I do mean every time he peed they leaked. They never held anything with him. I do not know if it was because of the different body part if you know what I mean or what but they wouldn't hold anything for him. I was so disappointed and had to switch brands to hold his pee. I mean don't get me wrong I would recommend these diapers to families who have a little girl but if you have a boy don't waste your money. They will not hold. If your wondering which brand I had to switch to for the boy you will be surprised that I switched to Luvs so you may want to try them.
It's a bit of a mixed bag with these nappies. On the (very) plus side we have never had a leak with them, even with the biggest, yuckiest poos, and LO has never been soaked through either.
I love the turquoise colour and the pictures of jungle animals on them, and the fasten nicely and seem to be very comfortable. They are nicely padded and the tabs are thick and very adhesive so no worries that they will come undone when baby is rolling around. The absorbency seems to be excellent, and we fared much better with these than with the Pampers New Baby that is definate.
However, the one thing I have noticed with them that has put me off quite a bit is that when they are wet I can always smell it through clothes and so have to do a nappy change even for a little wee - which clearly is not time or cost-effective and not the idea of an absorbent nappy. The smell is definately noticeable to me and to others and as far as I recall only happens when I put him in Pampers.
Other than that (although obviously that is enough to mean I personally do not use them) they are a good and widely-used nappy - all of my friends use them.
Pampers Baby Dry nappies are one of my prefered nappies to use on my son. I use Huggies as well and have never had a complaint with either of them. At the moment i am using Pampers as i had money off vouchers for them.
My son is currently in the maxi size, size 4 the weight range on this size is 7-18 kg. These nappies are unisex and so are suitable for both boys and girls.
The packets on these nappies are mainly green and they have the Pampers logo across the top of the pack.
When you take the nappies out of the pack they are very deceiving to look at. They are very thin and look like they will be of no use and will not be very absorbent but i soon found that this was not true and they were actually a very good nappy to use.
Each nappy has one of the cute Little People animals printed on them at the top by the waist band, also printed all over the nappy are little pictures of clouds, butterflies, kites and the sun.
The waistband is not particularly stretchy on this nappy but i have never found this to be a problem. My son can move with ease and the nappy never gapes at all. The nappies are very stretchy around the legs with a leak proof strip on both sides just inside to hold in anything that is meant to be inside the nappy. As they are stretchy around the legs this allows your child to move around with ease. They are very generous sized nappies with plenty of room in them, i have never had any problems with them rubbing against my sons skin. We have never had any problems with them leaking either.
There is an extra sleep layer added to the inside of these nappies as it claims on the pack that these give up to 12 hour protection. I would have to agree with this as my son generally sleeps between 10 and a half and 12 hours a night and they have never leaked once. There is balm and aloe added to the inside of the nappies and this helps to keep babies skin soft and protects against nappy rash which my son has never suffered with.
As well as the size 4 nappy, it also is avaliable in the following sizes-
SIZE 2- 3-6kg
SIZE 3- 4-9kg
SIZE 4+- 9-20kg
SIZE 5- 11-25kg
SIZE 5+ 13-27kg
SIZE 6- 16+kg
Baby Dry nappies are avaliable in a few different size packs.
A 34 nappy pack retails around £5.96
A 58 nappy pack retails around £8.98
An 88 nappy pack retails around £11.00
I have seen a large box with 132 nappies in for £18.99 in Mothercare but this is the only place that i have seen this box.
These are very often on offer and so i very rarely pay full price for them. Although they are more expensive than supermarkets own, the extra money is definately well spent as you know that you are getting quality for your child.
I must say I always used pampers total care when both my children where small then I started to use pampers baby dry when my daughter was about 4 months old and they were great. I had no problem but the a leading super market had an offer on and I did what most mums whould do what was stock up on there own brand nappy. I switched back to pampers baby dry when she hit her toddler months and I was so dissapointed, every night I changed her bum before putting here to bed and every morning she would be soaked through, That is if she made it through the night. She would wake up crying as she was so wet.
I couldn't believe it was this the leading nappy product that I always trusted. I personnally feel that pampers have made the nappies so thin for the baby dry range that they are just not up to coping with larger amounts of liquid and as they are a nore expensive brand they should be.
We only use disposable nappies on holiday, and on our latest trip got these since they were the most easily available. I found them easy to fit and haven't experienced any leaks with them. Bryn seems comfortable in them and I haven't experienced any nappy rash. They seem amply absorbent for use overnight on babies that sleep through. The combination sticky/velcro fastener helps fold up dirty nappies, while also enabling you to take "is it a poo or fart?" peeks without having to dispose of the nappy unnecessarily. When at the lower end of the size scale there appears to be a bit of a sag of excess nappy between the legs, but this doesn't seem to inhibit his movement. We appreciated the wide size range actually because leftovers from this trip will probably still fit on the next one. My only criticism is the colouring of the liner - the green colour can make it hard to tell what colour your baby's poo is, and when we are supposed to watch out for green poo as a sign things aren't well, this would stop me using them regularly as a nappy if we didn't use reusables at home. I also didn't find much difference between this nappy and supermarket own brands that are available cheaper.
where do I start....... I have a 5 year old & a 15 month old, with my older son I bought whichever of Huggies or Pampers were on offer but did generally prefer Huggies as they had always had the cotton feel to their nappies whereas papmpers sold theirs as premium which were more expensive. I also found that Huggies were & still are slightly bigger so I am happy keeping my 15month old in Maxi which I buy 186 for £23.00 at costco rather than having to move up to Maxi plus. Pampers do not keep baby dry!! as the earlier review says they get soaked sooooo quickly and you can feel the heaviness in the nappy really quickly, the bottom does fell really clammy to touch as well and after that pack I just stuck with Huggies no matter what offers are going on. WIth the heat this summer obivously baby drank more and hence more wet nappies. this also brought to my attention that the cotton wool or whatever is inside the nappy actaully starts to seperate inside the nappy so you find it in like clumps. This wasn't after a leaving nappy on all day but just got caught in traffic jam for 4 hours in June during the heatwave, and my son must've had like 2 litres of water!! In general the narrower adhesive strips on pampers mean that you really do need to move up to the next size pretty soon whereas apart from being bigger(did I say that already) Huggies have a very wide adhesive strip which means that you can get away with using them for a bigger child e.g when my sister in law came with her 2 year old and she ran out of pull-ups my Huggies maxi fit. Pampers are expensive and poorly made and I think the company really do need to buck up as they are losing credibility - I even found Asda Nappies were even better than pampers!!
I usually buy huggies nappies for my 15 month old, Angel but when I went to buy them one week they had none in stock so I bought Pampers thinking that they would be just as good or maybe better. How wrong I was!. The first problem I encountered with them was that the adhesive tags were small compared to the huggies tags and also made out of a velcro type material rather than being sticky. This made it much easier for my daughter to pull the taggs away and take the nappy off. However sometimes she didn't even need to do this since the nappies regularly came undone of their own accord! especially when she was dancing, running etc. The second problem I found was that the nappy seemed to inflate when she weed,I think that this may be something to do with how soft and stretchy the outer shell of the pampers nappies are. While I can see why this is done so as not to irritate the babies skin it sometimes resulted in the nappy dropping off Angel as she as weeing. Lastly I dont think the absorbancy of the nappies was very good, they felt wetter inside than the huggeis when I took them off and she also seemed to be more sore as well. After two days of using them I went and bought her Normal huggies,If the shop are out of stock next time I will go elsewhere rather than buy Pampers even if it means lugging the pushair round ANOTHER shop :)
I have been using "Pampers" for many years now with all 4 of our children and have found them to be quite good for a branded nappy. I do how ever tend to use "Huggies" a little more frequent as they are more generous in size and you get a few more in each pack. Well getting back to "Pampers" I have recently been using them on our 17 month old toddler John, not as my first choice but as an alternative when I can't get the size I require in my usual brand. The "Pampers baby dry maxi" come is a pack of 34 but you can get economy packs for £9.99 which I believe consist of 70 nappies and are suitable for babies 15lb-40lb depending on the build of your baby. I have found the size and fit to be very good for our son as they tend to fit snugly and not be too restrictive for active babies and toddlers. They fasten up by sticky tabs, that I have found to be too sticky and tricky to undo when nappy changing. "Pampers" use a baby dry system with these nappies that is supposed to lock in wetness but at night time they don't quite live up to it if your baby has had more than one 9oz bottle. They also have a air dry system to help your baby's skin breathe by letting air into the nappy. "Pampers" nappies contain a baby lotion within the nappy that is suitable for babies skin and helps to protect against nappy rash. I must say that all the times I have used these on all my children I have never had problems with them getting nappy rash even during teething which can trigger it off. On all "Pampers" nappies you will also find barrier cuff's that helps to prevent leaking on to your baby's legs. To sum up, I have never had any problems with using these but do prefer "Huggies" for their more generous sizes and added extra nappies. They are quite pricey at £5.99 per pack compared with supermarket brands and c
heapy ones but in the long run you do save on cost as you need not change your baby quite as often then cheap brands.
Best for delicate skin. Suitable from 7 - 18 kgs or 18 - 40 lbs.