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Having tried many different supermarket own brand nappies, I had found one that I was happy with and rarely strayed from it. I ran out of nappies a few days before our shopping was delivered one week, so popped into Boots to pick up a cheap pack. They had them on a buy one get one free offer, so I ended up with 54 nappies for £4.69.
The nappies have more of a fabric feel than some nappies I've used, and have very stretchy side tabs, making the fit seem very generous. Oscar is in a size 5, but sometimes needs a 6 in other brands. These Boots Super Dry fit perfectly and seem to be very comfortable. They also don't have that strong chemical/plastic smell you sometimes get with nappies.
The design is quite simple. There are blue bubbles all over, then a clear number 5 at the top, and a cute looking seahorse on the front. On the back is just the back of the seahorse. This has come in handy recently, as my mother in law babysat last week, and almost put the nappy on backwards. But when she saw the back of the seahorse, she guessed that it must go on the back!!
They last very well over night. Even when Oscar has (very occasionally!) slept in past 8am, there have still been no leakages. With some nappies, they can split slightly if they are overfull and the absorbant crystals can leak out. So far we have had no problems like this with these ones.
The Super Dry range comes in sizes 3, 4, 4+, 5 and 6, and cost £4.69 for around 27 nappies (depending on size).
I have used nearly every brand of nappies on the market over the past 9 years (not on myself I might add!), and never really rated Boots own brand ones until recently, when the design changed and ironed out my previous issues with them.
Previously Boots nappies were really quite stiff, thick and padded, and whilst they performed well in terms of absorbency, I found them bulky, more prone to compression leakage and usual sizes seemed small and didn't have a very high rise. They had minimal flexibility, stretch and no elasticated back (meaning mess could escape upwards!).
Boots have obviously listened to their customers and made several changes to their Super Dry nappy. Firstly they are much bigger (good cheek coverage!) and truer to size in comparison with other brands, with a higher rise. They are also much thinner, more stretchy and soft, and have elasticated backs - literally everything has been improved from the old version! They have also changed the pattern to a design with cute sheep in a field with blue sky and clouds - the previous ones were very plain.
In terms of performance, they haven't disappointed so far. Despite them becoming thinner, they haven't lost absorbency. They will certainly last a good 12 hours overnight (presuming your baby isn't having 6+ feeds a night), and don't leave my baby soaking wet or sore. They also don't wick through the outer cover leaving clothes feeling damp, like some of the leading brands can.
The nappies come in a nice green colour packaging, similar to that of a well known leading brand. There is the typical photo of a delighted looking baby wearing just a nappy - nothing new there. I actually don't think the packaging has changed, despite the nappies inside being updated.
Priced at (for size 4) £4.68 for 32, £6.99 for 52 or £12.99 for 104 nappies - these are a good affordable alternative to the leading brands. Amounts in each pack vary slightly according to the nappy size.
All in all, I'm very pleased with Boots new improved Super Dry nappy, and would continue buying them for bedtime or trips out (I use cloth nappies at home) and could see them being a nappy of choice for a full time disposable nappy user.
When I had booked up my flights out to Majorca a few months ago I immediately went out to buy some toiletries as buying them on offer before the summer rush is to me much more sensible than buying them moments before we are due to fly. One item very much needed was nappies for my daughter and knowing that I'd need quite a few I didn't want to spend a small fortune on branded nappies I decided to opt for Boots own.
I haven't had the best luck when it comes to in house nappies as I have found that some leak, some aren't the best fit or shape on my daughter but I have used Boots before and they had actually been pretty impressive so this time I opted for Boots Superdry Nappies to save a few pennies but to also keep my daughter comfortable dry whilst on holiday - I also didn't want to have to purchase nappies whilst away considering they hike the prices up.
Boots Superdry Nappies have been specifically made to help keep your baby dry by having a super absorbent core which has been designed to quickly draw liquid away from the baby's skin and therefore keeping them happy and of course the quicker the liquid is drawn away the less likely the delicate skin will become irritated. They are also anatomically shaped to ensure a secure fit to your baby and of course this will help to prevent any leaks. With some cheaper nappies I have found that they don't have a decent shape so I had plenty of hope for these!
The nappies come in a green pack which features the size of the nappy (together with weight guide) as well as the product name and a child wearing one of the nappies. The packs do have easy to hold handles at the tope as well as perforated strips so you can easily take the nappies out especially if you store them in boxes like I do which saves a bit of space. The packaging is no different to that of a named brand although it isn't as bright and colourful it is more simple which to be far when it is going into the bin who cares?!
The nappies themselves remind me of Huggies in their shape and size as they are incredibly padded all the way around although they are not bulky in any sense they are definitely well padded. The design feature on my pack is again rather simple and just features a little cartoon sheep on the front and on the back there is a little picket fence type design with the word "Super Dry" in a little cartoon type design. Again, although the named brands have colourful characters this doesn't sell a nappy to me as you don't see the characters. The nappies feature re-sealable tabs at each side allowing for an easy fit as well as a secure fit.
My daughter is incredibly slim and petite so nappies on her need to fit properly in order to avoid any leaks or accidents so not all nappies suit her but with these being anatomically designed I was hoping they would be a secure and comfortable fit. I have to say the size 4 which she is in (still at 22 months!) seems a bit bigger than the Huggies she had just finished wearing but I found that the Boots Super Dry Nappies fit her like a glove, they fit nicely up to her front and back whilst giving a nice and secure fit around the leg - there are little frills around the leg which you need to pull out.
My daughter has been wearing these nappies so far every day for a few weeks from being at home to running around on holiday and I am incredibly pleased to say that not once have they leaked and considering the amount of fluids she is drinking in the warm weather they can certainly hold a lot of liquid before she is changed! The nappies are a great fit on her as well as being incredibly durable. So far they haven't irritated her or moved but instead have just stayed in position and have kept her as dry as possible. They also don't balloon like some cheaper nappies do when they have absorbed liquid and stay relatively flat fitting which again is another plus.
Overall, I cannot complain about these nappies whatsoever they do the job that they have been meant to do and I can't find a fault with them. Considering they are quite a bit cheaper than other brand nappies on the market I will definitely be purchasing them again as they are just as good as say Pampers or Huggies so no complaints here! If wanting a good fitting nappy which will absorb every drop of liquid easily then these should definitely be worth a try. 5 stars from me!
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Availability: Boots online or in store
Sizes: 3 to 5+
Price: Size 4 (52 per pack) is £6.99