Product Type: Pampers baby products
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Great range of nappies
Member Name: Bunnyhop2
Advantages: Great fit, soft to the touch, absorb well
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.
Summary: An extensive range of nappies to suit all babies and budgets