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Since my daughter was born we have always used pampers as I felt they were nice and soft and had a great range of sizes to fit any age or size of child. Wee started off with the newborn sizes and then up to baby dry and active fit, we now are looking to try there pull up nappies.
I did receive s free sample of other brands of nappies when I was pregnant but didn't think they were as soft or flexible as the pampers nappies were. You can buy them from most stores so you could never miss them and do the range that includes micro baby(for smaller or premature babies) then newborn, baby dry and active fit nappies.
These nappies have always been great for my daughter, never had any leaks or accidents, always stay on and stretch with her and never had any rashes or irritated marks which I've heard of common with some other nappies.
I would recommend these nappies to anyone who is expecting as they are extremely soft and great price.
Well I have been using these nappies for over 5 years now, I obviously started with the newborn nappies when my daughter was first born. I admit I got Pampers at first as I was a bit of a brand snob and figured that the most known brands would be automatically the best. I suppose it was niave of me to think that way but as a new mum, and with 'freebie' samples being dished out in Bounty packs I went with it and continued to purchase them.
I did at one point try Huggies nappies but really disliked the feel of them, the seemed to feel almost 'crunchy' like they had been dried out or something so went straight back to Pampers. My daughter only suffered from nappy rash mildly and only a few times thoughout her time wearing them.
She is now 5 but being physically disabled she isn't properly night trained so wears one to bed each night. I was chuffed to see pampers have started doing larger 6+ which I have got for her, altho these are pretty snug now and could do with more absorbancy as she is a larger child. I do understand that most 5 year olds are not wearing nappies any more but I would be really pleased to find a company that does for larger children who are bed wetters.
I have always found the sizing and absorbancy to this point to be pretty good on the pampers baby dry range. As soon as she started to wet too much for the nappy I just bought the next size up or half size up which seemed to work well.
The only complaint I have is that these nappies have been know to tear as I am trying to get them on my daughter. Especially the little tabs at the side, as I am stretching them to stick down the pull off. I know this is partially due to the fact I am squeezing a larger child into them but only some seem to do it, so possibly a manufacturing problem?
All in all I would reccommend these nappies, and will be using them again for my second child due in December.
I've had a lot of nappy experience and in my opinion Pampers probably have the best nappies on the market.
I first started using Pampers nappies when I was brought numerous packs of Newborn Pampers during my pregnancy, and never looked back. Once my baby had outgrown newborn nappies I moved on to Pampers Baby Dry and then on to Pampers Easy Ups (I won't be including Easy Up's in this review as they aren't strictly classed as nappies).
Unlike some other nappies that I tried, Pampers never leaked. Not even after a long night or an extra runny poop! They were very reliable and I had great confidence in them. They absorbed really well and my baby's skin was rarely wet when I changed her, even if her nappy was heavy. My baby never had bad nappy rash whilst using Pampers Nappies - the nappies seemed quite breathable which meant her skin never got too sticky and moist.
Another thing which I liked about Pampers were that they were very stretchy and elasticated around the legs. This meant that I didn't have to worry about them rubbing or cutting in to my baby's legs, and she could kick around freely. It's vital to choose a stretchy/elasticated/comfortable brand of nappies because they will rub like nobodies business when baby starts to crawl around! They could be fastened quickly and easily (I remember a time I could do a nappy change in about 20 seconds like a pro!), and unlike some brands I rarely found a sticky tab which snapped or broke on me. I had a very active baby too but Pampers nappies never seemed to budge or come loose.
Pampers Nappies cater for different age groups, ranging from newborn to toddler. They go through all different stages of development. They also have cute designs on and regularly feature well known characters, which is nice for little ones.
They are slightly more expensive than some other brands but I think it's worth the extra expense if you are paying for better quality. Pampers Nappies generally cost around £5 - £6 per 34 pack. Pampers usually have good offers on their nappies. You can buy 'Jumbo Boxes' which usually include two packs of Pampers Nappies - this is good value for money and works out cheaper than buying them singularly. Pampers Nappies are widely available and can be found in pretty much any shop!
(Originally posted on Ciao.co.uk in 2007!)
When I was pregnant I stocked up on nappies as I knew with twins I was going to be going through a lot. I stuck to well known brands Pampers and Huggies to start with as I felt that these would be reliable and the last thing I wanted was leaking nappies to cope with. I took some of each into hospital with me as I didn't know which I was going to prefer but soon found Pampers to be the winner. Pampers do several different nappies and we have used them all over the last couple of years.
These are Pampers newborn nappies and are available in sizes 1, 2 & 3, which fit babies weighing 5 -15lb (2-7kg). Pampers also do a micro version which is suitable for babies between 2 and 5lbs, I didn't realise these existed when I had my twins so despite them both being under 5lbs when I we came home I managed with size 1 nappies from the start. They were slightly big on the smaller of my 2 babies but I never had any problems with leakage like I did with the newborn Huggies.
The New Baby nappies aren't as soft as the Newborn Huggies but they are still soft to the touch and I was happy with the feel of them. My girls never developed any signs of nappy rash whilst wearing these nappies and they absorb really well so that baby never looked wet when doing a nappy change.
The velcro fasteners on these nappies were really good, overlapping them was no problem and the they stayed firmly in place.
When my girls were a few months one of them went through a stage of explosive nappies which would normally happen at the most inconvenient time such as half way through me feeding both of them. As they were laid on their sides to feed I would find the nappy would leak around the underneath leg. Fortunately this was a relatively short phase and is the only time I've had this problem.
Once your baby weighes over 9lb (4kg) they can start using Pampers Active fit which are designed for when your baby is starting to move around more. There is an extensive range of sizes including a '+' size range so you can ensure you get a really good fit for your little one. They are more stretchy than the New Baby nappies and in my experience have great absorption. I have never had any leakage from these nappies and they fit really well. These nappies usually have a Sesame Street character on the front but over the summer they had a limited edition Team GB version. This was due to P&G who produce Pampers being a sponsor of the Olympic games. I personally prefer this limited edition as we don't watch Sesame Street so the girls aren't familiar with the character. If they had Peppa Pig on them I'm sure nappy changes would be much quicker!
The velcro on these nappies doesn't stick as well as on Pampers others nappies but they still do the job and keep the nappy in place, I just find I have to press it down more firmly.
These nappies have a moon on the packaging drawing your attention to the fact that they are designed to keep your little one dry for 12 hours whilst they (hopefully) sleep. As the Baby-Dry nappies are cheaper than the Active Fit which also claim to provide 12 hours dryness I use these at night. So far I have only had a few small leaks and they could have been due to the nappy not being on properly. I have been really pleased with these nappies and my girls like the farm animal pictures on the front. We can sing Old MacDonald with whichever animal we have on the nappy.
The starting weight for these nappies is 7lb (3kg) and goes up to 35+lb (16+kg)
It was a while before I discovered that Pampers did a 'value' nappy. I had always used supermarket own brand nappies for occassions when I didn't think the nappy was going to be on long, like having to change a nappy an hour before bath time. When I saw that these Pampers Simply Dry were actually cheaper I thought I would give them a try. Suitable for babies between 9lbs (4kgs) and 55lbs (25kgs) but only available in 3 sizes 3, 4 & 5. They don't absorb like the Active Fit or Baby-Dry and so if you were just using these you would have to change your little one more often therefore increasing the cost. For short periods of time though they are great, still soft, fasten well and have a cute animal picture on the front.
Pampers nappies come in plastic carry packs and boxes. As a general rule the larger the nappy the smaller the number of nappies in the pack. All packs are easy to open with well marked perforations on the side. The different varieties are different colour packs so it is easy to spot what you are looking for when shopping. The packs also clearly show the size of the nappy and the weight range that size covers.
Price and availability
I usually stock up on Pampers when Tesco have their baby events or clubcard voucher exchange on baby products. Prices do vary and you need to do a lot of comparing to get the best deal. The Simply Dry are the cheapest with the Active Fit normally working out the most expensive. I do feel that the quality of the Active Fit is worth the extra cost though.
Pampers are widely available from stockists of baby products.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I have been very happy with the performance of the nappies from Pampers. They do a wide range of sizes in most of their nappies and I have always been able to buy nappies that fit well. I am confident that when we are out that the Pampers wont leak and that my girls feel dry and comfortable when wearing them.
When pregnant we stocked up on packs and packs of nappies and all of these seemed to be pampers. This was because we had heard of pampers all the time and to us they seemed like the best and most reliable brand to use.
I like pampers for the fact they do so many different sizes, all which overlap a slight bit according to your babies weight. This makes it easy to find a nappy which will fit your baby well. It's also put nice and clear on the front so there is no confusion.
The nappies themselves are quite streamline and less bulky then others I have since used. This to me seemed good as it looked as though they were more comfortable when my baby was in them. However the downside to that is that they seem to get fuller quicker meaning you will need to change your baby more often.
They are also very soft, this was the first thing I noticed, again I was really pleased with this as it looked more comfortable. The legs are also quite stretchy and so as your baby is kicking about it stretches with each movement again making your baby comfortable.
The nappies have an adjustable waist, by sticking the sticker parts closer together or further apart this makes them nice and snug and stick down well so you never need to worry about leaks. I have to say these are one of the best nappies I have used for leaks, as they very rarely leaked and even if they did it was usually after a very bad poo! I found they were so good as they are very absorbent as the nappies claim to be, they are also good at absorbing the more wet poo that newborns do, which helps keep it away from their skin preventing nappy rash.
Overall I would recommend these nappies, the only downside to them I would say is that as they are a brand nappy they are quite pricey around £6. However I do think they are worth it.
I have been pondering whether to review Pampers Baby Dry for a while now - mainly because I dont want to get a slating from other dissatisfied mums - because I know there are a lot of you out there!! But I thought - no - I like them - so here I go!!
Pampers are made by Proctor and Gamble, a company well known for cosmetics and household cleaning products. The original creator of the Pampers 'diaper; was Victor Mills, who worked for P & G as a chemical engineer. In the 1950's he began using his own children and grandchildren as test subjects for the new design of nappy. Mills died in 1997.
Pampers became available for purchase in shops, department stores and chemists in the 1960's. Supermarkets were a new 'trend' but later acquired the product aswell. Because the disposable nappy was such a revolution, the stores didnt know where to stock it - so it could be found on newspaper counters, in the drugs section and the cleaning aisles!
The original nappy used the nappy pin as hailed great by all of our grandmothers. This was replaced by the original sticky tape in the 1970's. It was not the adjustable tape as we knew today but still a new trend that hit mothers all over. Products included Pampers Toddler Size, Extra Absorbent Daytime, Improved Newborn, Quilted Pampers and Premature Infant Size. But they still were not a hit with everyone! Disposable nappies were an expense deemed unnecessary by many families.
That is why in the 1980's P&G introduced value packs, more aimed at the families who would benefit most from the disposable nappy. The design had changed too - the legs becoming elasticated for a better fit - a new improved adjustable fastening tape, and a quilted lining.
Baby Dry or Ultra Dry as they were originally known , where introduced in the 1990's. A thinner nappy that had a core which drew fluid into it and locked it in to prevent leaks was released and became a massive seller!
The Twenty-first century saw the burst of different nappy kinds on to the market - Pull ups, Pyjama Pants, Easy-Fit, Swimmers.
Okay so the disposable nappy - how does it work -
The nappy consists of a thin padding covered with a liner type material - and encased in a waterproof fabric. The core contains fluff pulp and SAP, or super-absorbent polymer to draw in and contain the baby's wee and in the early baby type - poo.
The baby dry layer which has been designed by Pampers claims to keep babys bum dry for 12 hours! So do they manage it?? I think so.
I change my baby before bed and then when he wakes and he has never leaked and he has never had redness. I know that it can depend on your baby's skin and how much they wee - but he is 18months old now and I have used them throughout.
During the day - obviously you have to change nappies more - babies drink and eat all day long and nappies are filled readily. With regards to reports of sagging between the legs - if you leave your child in a nappy all day - yes it will sag!! But if you change them as recommended every 3-4 hours - there is not a problem! Smaller babies you should change them every couple of hours.
I have read on several articles and websites about a 'smell' from the nappy once it is wet - but to be honest I havent experienced anything unpleasant. Obviously again if the nappy becomes too saturated it may smell - but only of the wee contained in it!!
The outer coating of the nappy is a soft cotton like feel with with simple designs - usually Fisher Price or Winnie The Pooh. The nappies are very elasticated and have a trusty velcro type tape which can be fastened and re-adjusted over and over. In 18 months I have had one tape break on me - which I think is a good record!! The elastic around the leg is gentle and fits well.
The inside of the nappy is soft, reminding me of cotton wool pads used for removing makeup etc. The 'core' part of the nappy has a pale turquoise covering to keep the SAP inside. This turns into a jelly like substance when moisture has been absorbed - a little like the jelly crystals used in watering hanging baskets and flower arrangements.
They are slim and lightweight so easy to put into your handbag for a quick outing - if you dont want to have to carry the changing bag!
I think the main down side of ANY disposable nappy is the non- recyclability of it! Landfills are piled high with disposable nappies and are considered an environmental disaster!
The Baby Dry nappy comes in a good range of sizes - 3(4 - 9 kg) 4(7 - 18 kg) 4+(9 - 20 kg) 5(11 - 25 kg) 5+(13 - 27 kg) 6(16+ kg).
Personally I buy my nappies monthly, in bulk because the more you buy at a time the cheaper they are . Asda for example sell one Jumbo Box of Size 4, containing approx 80 nappies for £12 but then let you buy two boxes for £20. That is 11p a nappy! You can also buy smaller packs for around £4 for approx 18 nappies.
I hope that I have given you some reassurance that Pampers are a reputable brand you can trust! Used properly they are a godsend to any busy family and child!
We have been using pampers nappies since my daughter was born. She was 13 weeks early and 2lb 8oz so the pamper micro were the only nappies that fit her. All be it coming up to her neck. We've had a brief dabble with huggies and some supermarket own brands but we always come back to pampers.
We have had no leaks like with other brands and she looks comfortable in them. There have also been no reactions which I'm impressed with as she has sensitive skin. Pampers nappies have adjustable sides which stick down with a sort of velcroey material, gone are the days of sticky tabs. Which I'm massively happy about.
The packaging is green with a yellow writing and they display the weight ranges clearly so you can select the right size for your baby easily. There are loads of different size packets and the price depends on the amount of nappies in the packet. I personally buy in bulk during baby events o they don't actually cost me anymore than 'own brand' nappies.
Despite my positive review I would not specifically recommend these nappies. I think what nappies work for you largely depend on your child. While I have had great success with these nappies I know of others who can't stand them. I would recommend waiting and seeing what works for you and your baby
Having given birth to my daughter 10 weeks ago, I have recently had a crash course in the world of nappies.
There are a number of different brands out on the supermarket shelves, however I decided to try Pampers first. The reason behind this was that I had heard that Pampers were the leading market brand, and further more their packaging boasted that they were voted 'the leading brand by mums' All very impressive.
I was also drawn to the attractive green packaging which made it clear that ''new baby nappies were available. I was able to choose the right pack by looking at the weight measurments. For a new baby, you can get 3 sizes - 1 (2 - 5 kg) 2 (3 - 6 kg) 3 (4 - 7 kg). This was made clear on the packaging.
The features of Pampers New Baby nappies are numerous.
The packaging boasted of ' super-absorbent technology.' In real life terms what this means is that pampers nappies have been specifically designed to absorb soft poo instantly, and they claim to be the best on the market at doing this.
Did the nappies work for my baby?
The nappies had adjustable fastenings which stuck down well and kept the nappy securely in place.
In addition they were soft on her skin, and the stretchy sides left room for flexibility.
Pamper's newborn nappies have Allergy UK seal of approval, and are therefore good for sensitive baby skin, and my daughter never had a single nappy rash when using them.
HOWEVER! Unfortunately, these nappies reguarly leaked! I have heard that pampers have attempted of late to make their nappies more slimline and have therefore taken the bulkiness out of them. I found that they got very heavy when my daughter urinated and had to be changed quite often, and if she had a poo, often it would leak through the sides of the nappy and onto her clothes, even if I fastened the nappy securely!
As a result after using several packets of Pampers nappies, I switched brands. So far I have used Huggies and Boots own brand nappies, and I have to say I find these nappies to be less leaky than Pampers. I was surprised by this as I thought that Pampers would have been far superior but it seems not.
Prices vary from store to store from around £5.98 to £7.99 approximately.
Your best bet is to look for special offers in places like Tesco and Boots where they often do 2 for 1 deals.
Would I recommend?
Not particuarly unless your baby has extremely sensitive skin and needs an allergy resistant nappy.
I would instead advise mums to try out a cheaper brand of nappy as they seem to do the same job and have less leakage!
Where to get more information?
Pampers nappies are absolutely rubbish! When my daughter was born we were given a box as a gift from a friend. We had been using Huggies with her but we thought we'd give them a go, what a mistake! After using one was fine but I did notice that there was a strong urine smell coming from them. It also smelled kind of like disinfectant, and you could smell it through her clothes! I thought that was a bit strange but continued to use a couple more and the smell didn't budge. I was getting really paranoid because I didn't want people thinking I was letting my daughter sit in a really heavy urinated nappy because that's what it smelled like! But there was hardly anything in it!
The day after we started using them her bot came out it in a bright red rash and that was the final straw for me. The whole box got put away and we went to the shops and bought more Huggies. As soon as she started using Huggies again and with plenty of nappy cream she healed up.
My advice would be to not buy Pampers but maybe they just didn't agree with my daughter. Although the urine smell confused me!
I have been using nappies on my children pretty much for the last five years and with my first son I tried many different brands, before converting to Cloth nappies with my second child although we do use the odd disposable along the way.
Out of all the brands of disposable nappies I must say Pampers are by far the best, but to be honest, that isn't saying much when you look at the nappies that are available on the market.
Pampers nappies have a very plastic feel to them. They don't feel soft on baby's bottom as advertised and leave my daughter with a nasty nappy rash anytime they come into contact with her skin.
A couple of years ago Pampers removed some of the stuffing out of the back of the nappies to make them slimmer and more appealing - it has done this but at the same time it has made them more prone to leaks...more than previously which was bad enough! There is no elastic along the back of the nappies so when baby is small and being breastfed which produces liquid in the nappies, you often find that they will leak all up the back of baby meaning that not only the nappy but also the clothes need changing.
The same with the leg gusset - it doesn't have very good containment meaning liquid leaks down baby's legs.
The sticky tabs which hold the nappies closed are good - they do stick well and very rarely come undone, and are great for when the nappy needs to go in the bin - they hold it closed very tightly. But for me this isn't enough to make me convert back from cloth to dispoables.
I have used pampers nappies for both of my children starting with pampers new born moving on to baby dry and then as they start moving around more I moved on to active fit and have always been more than happy with them, no leaks very little nappy rash and a nice dry bottom. I used them on my youngest until around a year ago Pampers changed the style of there nappies, they removed the padding from the back saying it cut down on bulk and made them more environmentally friendly. Even though I change my babies nappy regularly I now find that when he wee's the front of the nappy bulges and the bit between his legs tends to sag down. This never happened with the old style. I think it is because there is less padding to absorb all the way around so it makes the front heavy. I have now started buying another brand of nappies and am finding them much more reliable, sometimes change is not good, I prefer the old style with the extra padding.
If I had to choose a brand out of all the nappies that are available I would have to choose pampers. I always buy the boxes when I see them on offer in the major supermarkets. Asda have a baby event on a few times a year and generally the nappies are down in price and I'm able to get them pretty cheaply.
My little on is two now and from he was born we've been through all the ranges of pampers from newborn, toddler, baby dry, active fit etc.
Right now I have found the active fit range the best as it lets my son run about, roll, tumble the monkeys, climbing and all sorts else and they stay in place and I haven't had any leakages which is always a good thing.
The only problem I have had with pampers is that recently they have made the nappies a lot thinner than normal meaning that they require being changed more often however with my son being two it doesn't really affect us but for people with younger children they are going through a lot more nappies.
All in all I prefer the Active Fit range and pampers out of the major leading brands.
To be honest, I am not the biggest fan of most of Pampers Nappies as I have found a better alternative of Nappy which I now stick with.
I do however have to say that Pampers New Baby Nappies (and nothing else) are what I used for both my daughters until they grew out of them. it started when I was having my first daughter (who is now 5) and my nan decided that she would help me out and started to stock up on these nappies (which were on offer in Wilkinsons - 2 packs for £6.00). 16 Packets later and I thought taht she was mad - no way would I use all of them, they were just going to get in my way and I was just going to have to throw them all away because they would't get used!!....How naive was I!
Even though it was only my first experience of motherhood, I knew that the nappies must be doing something right as nothing ever went wrong - well that was my opinion back then, now I am able to explore that statement more as I have more experience on the matter (I think that I must have tried every nappy brand going and have not had good experiences with the majority of them!)
The nappies themselves are smooth and soft, just right for a babies bottom and dont smell as bad as some do when they are wet or full, other nappies that I have came across tend to hold the smell and then multiply it before sending it back out on its way again!!! They come in a range of sizes and are even suitable for really small babies as they seem to fasten snugly.
Like every nappy they do have their bad points, my experience of these nappies are that 50% of them do tend to leak but on the plus side, not major leaks, just spots around the edges!
My experience with the rest of the Pampers range is not so positive and I have found them to be unreliable and sometimes just unsuitable to use. I have found that they tend to rip a lot when you are putting them on, one minute you are pullin the tab over and the next the nappy has pinged back and you are left holding the end, not good if you have a small wriggly baby who has a tendancy to pee as soon as you take their nappy off, you cant just wrap them up like a christmas present, you have to be slow and gentle or you will be starting again!!
Overall I am torn with these nappies as I have had good and bad experiences with them so I give Pampers 3*.
You can buy Pampers Nappies from most major supermarkets, corner shops and chemist amongst others. You will find yourself paying anything between £3.00 ad £6.00 for these depending on size of nappies, ad promotions etc. They can also be bought in larger packs and boxes which you will find on promotio in a lot of Large Supermarkets.
We're a big fan of Pampers products for our four month old. We have experimented with Sainsbury's own nappies, Boots own brand nappies and Huggies, and Pampers is still our brand of choice.
Sainsbury's nappies are very similar looking to Pampers but they were very bulky between her legs (both when new on and when wet). Huggies were almost as dry as Pampers but the elastic seemed to cut into her legs and left red marks. Pampers on the other hand seem to suck up endless wee and still don't bulk out between her legs. I have also tried the test that they do on the telly where they press a tissue onto a wet nappy and it was still dry.
Pampers are more expensive than an own brand nappy but if you keep and eye out for instore offers, I believe they are well worth the extra money. Nothing we have used so far keeps our baby as dry and are as comfortable as Pampers.
I have decided to write a quick review on Pampers nappies because recently I was forced to buy some (the shop didn't have anything else and I was desperate), and again I have been disappointed.
I have used them occasionally over the years when the need has called on both of my daughters, but my preferred brand is Huggies (I actually use reusables most of the time, but use a disposable over night).
Anyway, I bought a box of 72 (that is a lot of nappies to use that I don't like!) for £9 which I thought was quite a good price, it works out at about 12 pence per nappy.
First of all I will say that I am quite impressed with the size of the nappy, they are really quite thin, so very discreet when they are first put on. They are also very soft, so are comfortable for your baby. The downside of this is that if your child is a wriggler, then the very soft, lightweight nappy just flies about underneath them while you are trying to fix it around them. If you have something more substantial then you are more likely to be able to fix it together a bit easier.
I also found that the tabs are quite small so that to get a good fit is difficult, and coupled with the fact that the nappy is very lightweight, doesn't always make for a good snug fit, especially around the legs.
The thing that I really don't like about Pampers nappies is that as soon as a wee is done in them they start to swell up, and they seem to swell quite substantially after the first wee. And this swelling causes them to be heavy and thus the nappy starts to sag, which in turn leads the nappy to gape around the legs, which then causes leaking!!
The swelling seems to turn into a large bulge that sits at the front between my daughter's legs which tends to pull the actual nappy away from the area it is meant to be protecting. When she does a poo in there then the poo usually ends up caked half way down her leg, and usually on the inside of her vest.
I know many people swear by Pampers and would never use anything else, but I just never seem to have any success with them, with either of my daughters. To me it seems that they are just too flimsy and lightweight to have a good snug fit, and as I mentioned above they sag a lot when they start to get a bit of wee in there.
The also give off a nasty smell when full of wee, I can always smell a Pampers a mile off.
I wouldn't recommend these to anyone, but I know many others would. Just wanted to give my viewpoint.