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      06.04.2013 21:45
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      A decent nappy

      This is a review of Nature Babycare Nappies which you can find on the shelves at Boots under their rebranded name of "Naty" by nature babycare. These are the compromise of an eco nappy that is also disposable I suppose.

      Brands
      I have to say I am a big fan normally of Pampers nappies but with our new baby I have been buying the best branded nappy I can for the money and been trying out some other brands in the process. I have bought four packs of the Naty nappies so far for her as they were on offer in Boots.

      Description
      These nappies are quite classy looking (as much as a nappy can be!) in that they are pure white with little daisy flowers drawn on them. There is no colour or garish patterns and no features to tell you when a nappy is wet (like you need a stripe to know, they go all puffy when full!). I am currently using size 3 on our baby which covers 9-20lb. You can buy these nappies in sizes 1-6 so you just need to know the approximate weight of the baby you are buying nappies for when you go shopping. I should also mention the attractive minimal plastic packaging on the pack which features a very cute baby in an organic garden setting! I am sure this will appeal to a certain kind of mother when picking her preferred nappy brand.

      Features
      These nappies tell you that you can 'go green without giving up performance' and are filled with a GM free corn based film and natural and renewable material with naturally breathable material and chlorine and fragrance free. The pack sizes are manageable and easy to buy so you are not lugging a massive pack back home.

      In use
      These nappies are very similar in style to other disposables and are easy to put on the baby. You just pull out two sticky tabs at the sides and fasten around the front, securely but not too tightly. I always pinch the base of the nappy when it's empty to make sure the elasticated sides are in the right place and not uncomfy on the baby (this also helps prevent leaks). On average these nappies will last around three hours unless there is an unexpected poop to deal with and they go a lot longer overnight. We have had no leaks with these so far.

      One broken nappy
      With just one of these nappies, I had a slight problem, a hole appeared on the outside and the stuffing came out a bit. It wasn't over full but it was well on its way and I was a bit concerned that it had 'exploded' as I've never had this with any other nappy we have used. On the wrapper it says 'if you notice a gel like material on your baby's skin, don't be alarmed, this comes from the nappy padding and can be easily wiped off your baby's skin. So it must happen every now and again with these nappies. I must admit it did put me off using them again but we have not had any more of these broken nappies so far so whilst it may happen occasionally it's not the norm.

      Price
      I have to say, the way these are displayed in my local (massive) Boots is not helpful. We go there because it's out of town and easy to park nearby so I can manage a trip on my own with both kids. The pack are described as a carry pack and are often on offer if you buy two packs but the wording is subtle between the sizes and will be relevant to the sizes from Newborn, Mini, Midi, Maxi, Maxi Plus and Junior sizes. I thought I was getting a bargain with two packs for £7 but I was a size out and they were actually two packs for £11. You get 36 nappies in the size 3 packs (each pack varies as to the amount within) and the individual price is £6.88 so it's worth doing the offer. I like buying nappies from Boots as they are often on offer and I can also squirrel away the points for treats!

      Final word
      We have found these nappies to be largely a success with our newborn, I do think newborns are easier to suit with nappies as they don't move around as much as a toddler does and this is when you really find out about leakages! So far so good though with the Naty nappies and they are slightly better for the environment than other brands but ultimately, they are still heading for landfill! I like the design and the soft feel of these nappies and I think they are priced competitively with other branded nappies. My daughter's bottom has been in good condition with no nappy rash whilst wearing these so they get a thumbs up from us.

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      05.03.2013 00:02
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      Certainly better than mainstream plastic landfill hoggers....

      We used these for the times when we were not using cloth ie for the beach, convenience etc.
      Unlike the big brands that spend a fortune on advertising and targeting new mothers, these lot are slightly less in your face. A shame really because they are infinately better than pampers etc al.

      I used to grab mine at tesco, but they were often out of stock. There would be 600 types of chemical laden and unecologically sound pampers there though of all shapes and designs :(
      In the end I started ordering them online.

      These nappies are so called 'award winning high performance ECO nappies' and they are more expensive than the mainstream chemical ones. Instead of the nasty bleaches and petrochemical junk, these are made from 'natural material based on maize starch'. They also claim to be breathable and 'totally chlorine free'.

      Their slogan is 'Healthy Baby, healthy planet. Naturally' which is great but one needs to remember that any disposable still contributes to landfill.....

      These come in a variety of sizes and they are "breathable" . We certainly had no problems with them, they performed well.

      A definate better choice if you insist on using disposables but not as good as using cloth. However for what they are and the difference between these and mainstream I give these a four star rating.

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        11.06.2012 22:57
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        They dont keep my babys skin dry enough

        Before Jayden was born we were always on the look out for any offers, coupons or freebies we could find, not having any experience with babies me and my husband didn't really know what the best products were so freebies were ideal for trying out different things. One product my parents managed to get free for us was a packet of Nature Babycare ECO Nappies, and not just a pack containing one or two nappies but a full sized pack with 26 nappies in it. Until I started buying baby products I had never heard of Nature Babycare, I had heard of all the well know brands but this was a brand that was new to me so I was keen to give them a try. Jayden is now over 6 weeks old and I have only just started using this brand on him.

        Packaging
        The Nature Babycare Nappies come in the same sort of packaging that most nappies come in consisting of a tightly wrapped plastic. There isn't really a front or back to the packet, on one side is the name of the product, Nature Babycare, written in white inside a dark green rectangle, just beneath this is written "Healthy Baby, Healthy Planet, Naturally". The left hand side of the packet is taken up with a small picture of a pink flower and a small picture of a sleeping baby. The right hand side contains information about the nappies which is also printed in a second language. The other side of the packet contains exactly the same information, the only difference is that instead of two small pictures there is on larger picture of a sleeping baby. The sizes of the nappies are written on the front, back and side of the packet, also on the side of the packet is a sentence about the person who founded this product. There is nothing fancy about the packaging you simply rip a hole in one side of it in order to get to the nappies inside.

        The Nappies
        Nature Babycare Nappies are described as an "award winning high performance ECO nappy", they are said to be based on natural materials which are for your baby's well-being, the material is a natural material which is based on maize starch, it is said to be breathable as well as totally chlorine free. When I first removed one of the nappies from the packet I was quite surprised by the feel of them, they didn't feel like the soft cotton type nappies I was use to putting on Jayden but instead they felt almost papery which to start with did make me question how good they would be. The design of the nappies is pretty neutral and ideal for boys or girls, it consists of a plain white background of the nappy with little green hearts on which look like they have been hand drawn on, the word Nature Babycare is also written on then in green. The nappies have an elasticised bit around the waist area of the nappies which makes it more flexible and also around both legs, again this makes moving around more comfortable for you baby. The inside of the nappy looks pretty much the same as any other nappy in that it is designed to keep the contents of the nappy inside and draw any moisture away from your baby's skin.
        The Nature Babycare Nappies fasten in the regular way, they have a small white sticky tab on either side which pulls across the front of the nappy and sticks to it to hold it in place, these can be re-stuck so if you need to re-position the tab or remove the nappy and want to put it back for whatever reason you can and the tabs will re-stick.

        The nappies which I received are designed for newborn babies and are suitable for babies between the weights of 2 - 5kg or 4 - 11lbs, however since receiving these nappies I have noticed that Natures Babycare also do nappies in various other sizes depending on your babies weight and age.

        Price and Availability
        As I have mentioned I received my pack of Nature Babycare Nappies free, however if you do wish to purchase them a pack of 26 nappies which is what I have are available from places such as Boots and cost £4.29, personally I do not think this is too bad value for money, the nappies are a little more expensive than some of the brands I have tried for a similar sized pack, however they are still within the average price range.

        My Opinion
        As I have said when I first felt the nappies I wasn't sure how good they would be, however I decided to stick with them and give them a go. I like the fact that the legs and waist are stretchy and flexible as this makes the nappy more comfortable when Jayden lays and kicks his legs and moves around, the nappy moves with him rather than restricts him. The deign on the nappy is ok although I do prefer the ones which have the cute animal pictures on as I feel these are more suited to babies, however this doesn't really matter as its the performance of the nappy that really counts. Jayden has used over half the pack of these nappies so far and I have been quite impressed with them, they have not leaked at all which is the main thing. Although the nappies have done what they're supposed to and are flexible and allow your baby to move freely there are a couple of issues that I have found with them.
        Firstly I do not think the nappies are as easy to put on as the other brands I have used, whilst the legs and waist are flexible the tabs which fasten the nappy are not stretchy at all, this does make them a little more tricky to pull round and fasten in place, especially if your baby is moving around and kicking their legs it can take several attempts to get the nappy securely fastened, although once in place it does stay that way.
        The second thing I have found is they do not seem to be as absorbent as the Pampers and Tesco brands that I have tried, when I remove Jayden's nappy the nappy itself seems to be slightly wet on the surface and also his skin does not feel as dry as it does with other brands, it does sometimes feel a bit damp. It is important to me that his skin is kept dry and fresh in order to prevent nappy rash so the fact that they are not as absorbent is the main issue for me.
        I do think that the Nature Babycare Nappies are not too badly priced although they are a little more expensive than other brands I have used. To a certain extent I would recommend the Nature Babycare Nappies as they do what they are supposed to, however the fact that they are not as absorbent would put me off buying them on a regular basis.

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          17.03.2012 22:34
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          A good eco nappy but problems with sizing

          I have mentioned in previous reviews how I mainly use reusable nappies partly for environmental reasons, but to be honest, mostly to save money. However, there are plenty of times when I still use disposable nappies on my daughter, and I always put a disposable nappy on her at night to keep her as dry as possible. Now for night time my nappy of choice had been pampers babydry, however, a few months ago I had a voucher for money of these Nature Babycare nappies, which are one of the most costly nappies with a pack costing upwards of £6. Thankfully I paid more like £2 for a pack.

          These Nature Babycare nappies are 'award winning high performance ECO nappies', and one of the reasons I had never tried them before was firstly the price but secondly my local Tesco doesn't stock these. I had to pick them up in a Boots store. These nappies had one rather a lot of parenting awards which does give you confidence in their effectiveness as a nappy. The nappies are made from 'natural material based on maize starch'. They also claim to be breathable and 'totally chlorine free'. Their slogan 'Healthy Baby, healthy planet. Naturally' ensures you realise these nappies are different from the usual nappies on the market.

          Like all nappies these come in a variety of sizes ranging from newborn up to XL. THe nappy supposedly has an absorbent pulp with a 'centre channel for a less bulky fit and enhance leak protection'. The breathable nature of these nappies is meant to help prevent nappy rash.

          When I first took these nappies out of the pack, to be honest, I was a little sceptical that they would keep my daughter dry all night. THey just didn't look as thick as the Pampers babydry nappies. At the same time however, they certainly didn't feel as plasticy as the pampers nappies and thus felt more natural on baby's skin. Not that it makes any difference, but they aren't as colourful as the pampers nappies and they obviously go in for the plainer outward material. Like other nappies there is a little frill to pull out to keep baby as leak free as possible.

          So far, and I am now half way through a pack of these, mostly using them at night, I have had NO issues with leakages and my daughter doesn't seem to be disturbed at night so they must be keeping her dry. HOwever, I do have one issue with these nappies - the size. I bought the size 4 pack of these nappies which is designed for babies 15 -40 Lbs. Now my daughter is just over 21lbs at present, so size 4 have been the nappy size I have been buying across brands and they all fit her fine. The problem I have with these nappies is that I think they are a little small. I sometimes find it difficult to get them positioned on my daughter right, and have problems getting the sticky fastening tabs to always meet tight enough and seem to have to reposition the nappy a few times before I am confident it is on my daughter securely - this is something I have never had to do with any other nappy.

          So all in all, despite my concerns about the sizing and fit of these nappies, there are a lot of positives. They are environmentally friendly, made with natural material and do keep my baby dry and leak free all night, which is all I really want from a disposable nappy!

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          21.09.2011 02:33
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          This is a good nappy if you want the eco credientials but cloth is not an option

          When I was pregnant I decided I wanted to be as eco friendly as possible, and did a lot of research into reusable nappies & eco disposables. I decided I did want to use reusable nappies but thought that the first few weeks of being a new mum might be difficult/tiring and didn't fancy washing nappies. So I opted to use the eco disposables until I worked out what I was doing!

          The only eco nappies that I have found available in the shops are these Nature Babycare nappies, I have seen them for sale in Boots, Mothercare & Tescos.

          ~Packaging~

          The nappies come in a white plastic wrapping, with the dark green logo, a picture of a baby of relevant age playing and a picture of a flower. This is to bring out the "natural" selling point. The plastic wrapping has a easy tear perforation along one corner, which allows easy dispensing of the nappies.

          ~Product~

          The nappies are made from 100% natural materials, the outer shell made of maize starch. They are plastic and chlorine free. However, it states that they are NOT 100% biodegradable, but their website doesn't say how much is biodegradable. I think I read somewhere it was 70%, but dont quote me on that. However, I feel that mostly biodegradable is better than nothing!

          I prefer the idea that my baby has all natural products on her skin, than the plastic and chemically filled nappies of other brands.

          These nappies don't have a smell (when clean!) as some brands of nappies do. They are a bit stiffer on the outside, but when opened out and put on my little one they soften up. They are slim fitting so don't look too bulky under her pretty dresses.

          The nappies are a plain white colour, with a different motif for the sizes. The ones I have tried Newborn has little hearts, size 2 has little suns and size 3 has little flowers, all in a blue print, but they are quite subtle & not overpowering under clothes. I do like the look of these nappies on.

          I have used the first 3 sizes -

          Newborn (size 1) - 4 - 11lbs (2-5kgs) come in packs of 26 for around £3.75. When my little one was born (6lb12oz) the nappies did appear quite big on her, so I can't image what it will look like on a 4lb baby! However, they did fit her pretty well for 8 weeks, until we decided to go up to size 2

          Size 2 - when my little one appeared to be getting too big for the newborn, we naturally assumed to go up to size 2, but when I looked in our local Tesco they didn't appear to stock this size, so I had to purchase these from Boots. Size two comes in a pack of 34 for around £6.50 and are suitable for weight range 6 - 13lbs (3-6kgs). My little girl was around 10lb at the time so I presumed this was the right size for her. Looking at the shape and size of these nappies, they don't appear to be any wider than the newborn, they only appeared to be longer. The tabs do appear to be slightly stretchy. The reason we wanted bigger nappies was because of my little girls round belly, and these just didn't fit her well. The stretchy tab is ok, but it cut into the top of her little chubby legs. I was really disappointed. This size would probably be ideal for a heavy wetting newborn (can be used from 6lbs), which the size 1 couldn't contain. However, if you are looking for something bigger, go straight to size 3.

          Size 3 - 9 - 20lbs (4 - 9 kgs) - these also sell in packs of 34 for around £6.50. These nappies are a different shape as I guess they are designed with the more active baby in mind. When opened out, they have extra stretchy bits at the side over the hips to fold out, protecting the chubby legs from the tabs which were on the size 2. They are overall bigger and look a lot more comfortable on my little 3 month old. They do look like they will last her for quite a while this size.

          ~Absorption~

          My experience with these they are probably an average nappy when it comes to containment of liquids. My little girl is not a heavy wetter, but she is a big pooper! She is breastfed so her poops are more liquid. We have had a few instances of leakage from the leg holes of the nappies, where the inner cradle hasn't contained the poop well enough. However, this was only on the newborn size, we have had no instances of leakage since she has been in size 3.

          My little girl is quite happy in these nappies overnight & they contain all her night time wee quite well.

          The only thing I have seen is that you can see when my little one has poop'd as you can sort of see this through the nappy. I think this could be due to the natural materials & is not really a bad point, but I wouldn't like to leave they nappy on too long when wet as I fear that it is going to bio-degrade on her!

          ~Would I recommend these ~

          Well yes and no. I have now worked out what I am doing so my little girl has been in cloth nappies since around 2 months, however, we still use these nappies overnight & when my little girl was looked after by Grandparents.

          If cloth is not an option, this is a widely available eco nappy which can reduce you impact on the environment & reduces the amount of nasty chemicals getting in contact with your precious ones skin. However, I do believe there are some better eco nappies out there, however, they are only available at specialist shops or online.

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            25.08.2011 17:28
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            Well worth trying

            We have used washable nappies from the start but on day twelve my daughter was taken back into hospital with a virus which had caused her to have an upset stomach (lots of poop to those non parents). I stayed with her and planned to send hubby home with each dirty nappy with the instructions to wash, dry and return them ASAP. Well we managed for the first two days but then the rain came and drying outside wasn't posible, hubby arrived looking solemn telling me the nappies were just not dry and he didn't know what to do. I dispatched him off to tesco for a packet of disposables.

            He appeared with a pack of these, after giving him the frown and asking him if these were cheaper than the pampers I would have gone for he said he had choosen them because they said eco friendly on the pack. This is the point where I feel like a cow and he polishes his halo of eco-ness.

            The packet tells you that these nappies are award winning high performance eco nappies, the pack also tell me they are all natural materials based on maize starch, but what parents want to know is if they do the job and keep the poop where it should be. Now hubby picked up the pack of 36 at a cost of just over £6 not bad but the proof is in the pudding. These nappies have the velcro fastening and can be re-done if the position is wrong first time. Never I have had a tab come off in my hand which I suffered with constantly from huggies with my son. They are white nappies with tiny green flowers on them, they look like a soft plastic but feel like tissue.

            We used these in hospital and boy oh boy we had some horrific nappies that ran faster than Linford Christie but not once did these nappies fail, they kept the contents in place everytime. I was absolutely amazed some of my daughters nappies had been pure liquid and a lot of it.

            We have since changed to using these overnight and our washables during the day giving me chance to wash and get dry my others overnight. The only downside to these nappies seems to be locating a pack, our boot never has them in and the only other place that stock them is tesco.

            Brilliant nappies with a brilliant ethos behind the company. Totally chlorine free breathable nappy.

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            29.05.2010 12:47
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            Nature Babycare Nappies

            I have returned to these after about a year of Pampers nappies, which have disappointed me, and a few months of another brand before that.

            I used them for my first child up until the age of two, I would have continued using them but my local shops didn't stock them and my supermarket stopped stocking them, in favour of their own environmentally friendly nappy, so I would have had to travel for a few more miles to buy them.

            The Packaging

            They come in a simple plastic pack, I think they are only sold in one size packs for each size if you see what I mean, there are no jumbo packs or carry packs, just the one size. The packs are white with a nice picture of a child on them. The information is clear and easy to read.

            Cost and Availability.

            They do come is as slightly more expensive than other leading brands. They are about £5 to £6 per pack and contain between 35 to 45 nappies per pack depending on the size. They aren't available everywhere and you do have to plan in advance, as you can't just pop to the local shop if you run out, for me it's three buses. Bigger Boots stores stock them and some Tesco stores.

            The Product

            These nappies are made out of wood pulp and are I think 70% biodegradable. My children have never had nappy rash while using these and very few leaks. They aren't as soft as leading brands but my children have never seemed uncomfortable. All sizes are patterned in the same way and they don't print the size on the nappy so if you have more than one child in similar sizes then you have to compare the nappies sizes when pulling them out of a changing bag you can't just grab and go.

            Conclusion

            These nappies work, they don't cause your child discomfort and they probably do about as much damage to the environment as washable nappies once you factor in the amount of washing and drying you have to do with the washables. I have given his product five stars because despite the nappy sizes all looking the same once out of the packet and them not being extra soft the are a great product.

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            Great in theory but not suitable for our little one

            After using another brand of nappy I was concerned about the impact on landfill sites and as I didn't have time to do 'cloth' nappies I decided to give Nature Babycare Nappies a try.

            Initially I was impressed, although this was more about the fact that the nappies were biodegradable and that they were made from natural plant based materials rather than anything else. Additionally, the nappies were slightly more expensive than the previous brand we had used but I was prepared to pay that bit extra to do our bit for the environment.

            Upon using our first pack I was struck by how much harder than our previous brand of nappies, the nature babycare nappies were. The nature babycare nappies seemed more structured and firm, with less give than what we were use to but I persisted due to the fact these were more environmentally friendly. Our daughter is a wriggler and we had at least 4 separate occasions whereby she wriggled that much in her sleep the tag which sealed the nappy ripped off resulting in the nappy becoming loose and soiled bedsheets. Also, after several days' use I noticed that my daughter had developed a rash, her bottom appeared quite sore but I didn't link this to the nappies at first as it could have been due to teething, etc however, when I swapped her back to the previous brand her bottom cleared up immediately.

            Although the nappies were great in theory they weren't right for our little girl.

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            07.07.2009 10:58
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            Not a good experience with these nappies

            In the early weeks after my son was born I was always intending to use disposables while I got my head around looking after a baby. I chose to use these nature babycare nappies because they are biodegradable and I felt that I would be doing my bit by using kinder disposable nappies. Well.. that was the theory.

            Straight after opening the packet I didn't like them. They feel rough to the touch probably because they don't have the chemicals and processes that normal disposables do. Even the edging felt starchy and stiff. The colour is nice though a kind of creamy white because of how they are made I preferred that to other disposables.

            The fastenings stuck well and were stretchy enough to get a good fit. If you inspected the leg openings there was no gaping or slack at the tummy line but enough room to get your fingers down comfortably.

            However the worst thing about them I think is that they irritated my sons skin. The roughness would leave red marks on him after only a short time wearing them - and the nappies weren't too tight. We also had no end of problems with leakage of poo and wee, which is probably not that unusual with new parents granted, but we were using 5-6 body suits a day. They especially couldn't contain breastfed baby poo and even on aptamil formula the poo is runny and it would shoot out the sides.

            After finishing one packet I sent hubby out for pampers. They weren't much better, but they didn't give us leaks every day, but that's another story. I rarely use disposables now but if I did it wouldn't be these, you can get better nappies on the market for the money.

            (My son has now been in cloth since 4 weeks old).

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              19.05.2009 09:24

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              Dont hesitate use these good value nappies

              These nappies were recommended by a friend of ours that has three girls and has always used them. We have not been disapppointed with these nappies as they dont feel plasticky like some others i could mention and they fit great. Our child is now one and we have used them since she was born. Also compared to other biodegradable nappies thet are alot cheaper.

              The only problem with these nappies is actually getting hold of them. We can only get them from tesco (not all tescos sell them!), boots or mothercare. However whenever we manage to get hold of them, usually there is only one or two packets in the store. It is worth asking a member of staff as they usually have some out the back. We have before ordered several packets when they are on offer, they are often 2 packets for ten pounds. I would recommend these nappies to anyone!

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              12.05.2009 23:34

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              I'd rather have my daughter comfortable then eco-wise!

              I was determined to be eco-friendly with baby number one, and had my cloth nappies all ready to go. I was realistic though and we'd decided to use disposables for the first few weeks til we found our feet. I bought these with high hopes and was rather let down. My daughter was a very skinny 7lb and slow to gain weight. The first time I put one on her it was like putting a brick between her legs. The pad was bulky and not at all flexible, and it made her legs stick out when it was on. We gave up and gave the pack to someone else.
              A few months later we tried again and though the fit was better the hardness was not. I can't fault the absorbency and containment- on a 5month old they were as good as Pampers, but I wanted her to be comfortable so I went back to Pampers for the time when we weren't using cloth.

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              17.01.2009 12:02
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              I won't buy these again.

              We use disposables when away from home as it's often too hard to find anywhere to wash and dry our reusables. I decided that I was going to try these as they are allegedly better for the environment. I bought them on 2 packs of 30 for £10 in Boots, though they normally sell for £5.98 a pack. This doesn't seem that much more expensive than normal disposables to me. They aren't widely available in supermarkets though, I've only seen them in the Co-op as well as Boots.

              The nappies have a simple design, using the reusable velcro type sealing that means you can have a peak and see if there's a poo without wasting a nappy. They have a predominantly white design on the outside which may be better than some of the colourful designs on other nappies if wearing white or light coloured clothes as it wouldn't show through as much, though it isn't as good as if they were plain white.

              The product is manufactured using natural products - chlorine tree pulp and maize film (70%) but it does still use "Super-absorbents", though it reduces the amount by 50% compared to other nappies. If you put it in a biodegradable bag, and with compost, it will biodegrade. We don't really have the facilities to put it in with our compost though, and we found that neither the council where we were staying or our local council will take them with the compost collection. I'm not sure how many will.

              So, the important thing, performance. In the day these nappies were fine - they performed as well as any other disposable nappy that I'd tried. However, they were let down at night. In about 45 uses (in total day and night) I've had 4 leaks (2 poo and 2 wet). The cut in superabsorbents that they claim is compensated for with their channel system doesn't seem to work with really wet overnight nappies and I was particularly disappointed with the poo leaks as well into weaning, my little boy's poos are far from the newborn poos that you'd expect to leak.

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                05.09.2008 19:39
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                Definitely worthwhile if you can compost them yourself

                Keen to do our little bit for the environment, we decided to give these 'eco-friendly' nappies a go when our daughter was born.

                I expected them to be a lot more expensive than the usual nappy brands, and was surprised to find that there is actually little difference in price. However, brands such as Pampers and Huggies tend to have regular offers on, so overall you would end up spending a bit more on these nappies.

                We had a selection of various brands of nappies when our daughter was newborn, which meant I could directly compare them. I found we had the odd leak with every brand, and no more with the Nature nappies.

                We had no problems with sore bums or nappy rash while using them, and have now moved over to using reuseables. We do however need disposables now and again (going on holiday for example) and so bought some more Nature nappies in a bigger size. Again, we have had no real problems when using them, although the size 3s are a bit on the large size but we couldn't find any size 2s.

                We use them with Nature biodegradeable bags and wipes, but I was disappointed to learn that if they go into landfill along with regular household waste then the are no faster to decompose than regular nappies.

                So unless you are able to compost your nappies at home then you aren't really making any difference to landfills and the environment. Some councils will take them with garden waste so they can decompose proberly which would make them worthwhile. However, they are made with less chemicals etc so may be kinder on your baby's bottom.

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                22.08.2008 19:57
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                Would highly recommend!

                I was first introduced to these nappies at work when mums would bring them in for their babies. Having been impressed by them I decided to use them on our baby, especially with the fact they are free from a lot of chemicals and they can go in your composter! The nappies have been wonderful, our daughter has never had nappy rash and the nappies cope admirably overnight without needing a change. They are easier to buy than I expected (we get ours delivered with our shopping each week from tesco) and, nappy for nappy, a size 3 nature nappy is the same price as a size 3 huggies nappy at 16p each - the pack looks more expensive but it's only because there are more nappies in there! We have had the odd leak from time to time but seemingly so have other mums who use other brands too - we only get this maybe once or twice a month..

                For us, the biggest winner was the fact they are eco-friendly but convenient! We are definitely happy to carry on using these for our daughter - and any other babies who come along after her!

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                  fantastic product. I found out about bio degradable nappies on line and ordered from there but soon found them available in sainsbury, mothercare and boots. It's great to think you can have the convenience of a disposable without adding to our ever growing landfill piles. My daughter is now 1 year old, she has never suffered with nappy rash and I'm sure it is down to how well these are made. We love them.

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                Biodegradable, disposable nappies. Nature Babycare Nappies are available in Newborn, Mini, Midi, Maxi, Maxi Plus and Junior sizes. Nature Babycare nappies are so convenient to use. Nature Babycare have combined all the latest technology and innovation to