Product Type: Tesco baby products
Newest Review: ... a lot of brands). I never had a problem like this with my daughter. These Tesco own brand nappies seem to be the best by far and are als... more
EVERY LITTLE HELPS - SAVE £££ on TESCO NAPPIES!!
Member Name: Abs2uLOTT
Advantages: Cheaper than Huggies/Pampers/absorbent /comfortable/do the job!
Disadvantages: Slightly more paper feel to the outer nappy
Sooo, the big question we all want to know when having to pay out for nappies on a regular basis - can we get away with opting for the cheaper versions or do we stick with the branded Huggies and Pampers?!
In my opinion, ALL of the Tesco branded nappies, including the design above are definitely worth a try and so far so good for me with my 3 children, in particularly my 3rd child who is wearing them daily!
It was Pampers and Huggies from the start with me with my first two children (now teenagers). It took me a while to switch to Asda's own make as being in my early 20's there seemed to be somewhat of a stigma attached to buying the less well known brands. Daft I know, but you didn't want people looking down their nose at you with the look of you're not doing the best for your child! More and more people of today though are opting for the stores own branded nappies and what do I say to the whole nappy snobbery that you still sometimes come across? Poppycock!
Being in my mid 30's now and having my 3rd child almost 2 years ago, I was very eager to make those savings right from the start. I did however opt again for Huggies to start off the first couple of months. I actually didn't notice the Tesco branded newborn nappies at the time of having my son so I went with thinking that I'd give my son the same start as my other two children and opt for the Huggies.
Baby's skin is sooo soft and sensitive, the risk of saving a few quid didn't appeal to me much anyway. I was soon quickly reminded of how much the costs of nappy buying adds up and with todays increased prices, was more than happy to make the change when my son was about 3 months old. It was actually a bout of something called Rota virus that made me invest in the nappies. My son was really very ill, toileting every 10-15 minutes and sooo many nappies were being soiled and wasted. Off to the shops we went, and hello Tesco easy fit, superfit, superdry and ultradry! They also have Tesco newborn! What a choice! They do of course have Tesco value as well, although I haven't tried those yet. They are even cheaper!
The varying packets of nappies that Tesco offer come in different sizes and designs. The superfit is just one of the designs. Being away from buying nappies for a good 15 years and suddenly finding myself having to decipher what nappy I would need, was a bit of a challenge! I managed to work out that the easiest way to see what you needed was to go with the weight of your child and see which nappies were best. Each design has a number on the packet, ie it may say something like ' junior' size 5, (which at aged 23 months my son is in now), or 5+. Great! That solves everything then, my son is a size ... erm... what size is he?! Know the weight of your baby, and you just have to look at the weight on the packets. You will find that your child will probably fit into 2 different sizes as the weights are quite generous, so it's a bit of a guess and try game before you get the best size.
Some recent examples of price would be that a pack of Newborn Tesco premature nappies are currently £3.70 for 24. Compare that with Pampers most recent price, again available in Tesco, they are actually more expensive! A pack of newborn pampers is £3.69, and that's for 27 nappies.
Fear not! When we look at the next size up, A packet of mini Tesco nappies (from newborn upwards in size) stand at 44 nappies for £3.70 and when you compare this to Pampers at £6.49 for only 35 nappies!
A few more examples of recent prices are as follows:
Tesco Midi Pack of 32 for £4.68
Pampers Midi Pack of 36 for £6.49
Tesco Maxi Pack of 50 for £6.49
Pampers Maxi Pack of 46 for £9.99
Huggies Maxi Pack of 56 £9.99
This price difference continues as the sizes progress. You can clearly see that there is an obvious saving of £2-3 on packs of nappies. This soon adds up during the weeks and months of buying! With the superfit nappy, they look like any other brand of nappies. They have purple edging and a strip of animal pictures. The nappies are mainly white in colour.
Like most of Tesco nappies, the nappies state they offer comfort, are ultra dry and offer protection day and night. They have a soft lining and are super absorbent. We used the ultra dry during the ill episode and there was no leakage whatsoever. I must state at this point that the more expensive branded Huggies were leaking! I've always liked Huggies nappies though and in all fairness, it was only during this period that they failed us.
The tabs at the side to fasten are nice and stretchy. They can be re-fastened on and off due to being velcro and a good snug fit is provided. The most important thing for me with nappies is that my sons derriere is kept free from soreness and that the crease around the leg is kept from being sore and red. These nappies provide assurance that no soreness is left in any area.
We are currently using size 5 ultra dry or superfit nappies every day and I never opt for the other brands unless there is a massive saving on them. This has been the case once in the past year and i'm more than happy sticking with our chosen nappies. These nappies fit my son snuggly and he doesn't complain whilst wearing them. It's also good to know that on one occasion when we were caught without any way of getting spare nappies until we finished our journey, our son still wasn't leaking or sore. It was one heavy nappy though so had absorbed very well!
I can't think of many disadvantages other than the nappies have a slightly more outer papery feel compared to Huggies. Don't get me wrong, they don't definitely feel like paper and are definitely not hard to the touch, but there is a difference compared to the Huggies outer softness. The nappies are also plainer in design compared to the branded nappies. Personally I don't think that makes a difference. They aren't totally plain and do have a small picture on which is cute.
Summary: They do the job just as well as the main brands!
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