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Pampers Baby Dry nappies were always my first choice with my daughter. They provided excellent protection and seemed to cope well at night time. When I had my second baby, I did try the cheaper brands with mixed reviews.
Although Pampers Baby Dry are generally more expensive than many of the competitors products, they do leak a lot less (which means you save money on washing!) and they seem to last longer as the absorbency is better (Pampers claim they can keep a baby feeling dry for 'up to 12 hours' - although I've never left my child that long!). You can also buy in bulk which can save you money.
The only negative of Pampers Baby Fit nappies is in the sizing. I've always found the nappies come up small compared to others. This problem has been solved by buying a size up though, so no big problem.
A couple of months ago I had quite a bad experience with a box of pampers new baby nappys i had bought. Basically, the nappy tabs would come off easily and when I would go to get my son out off his cot for a feed at night (he would usually slept for about four hours at a time at night) he would be covered in his own urine. After investigating it seened to be leaking through the nappy not out of the sides. After this I swore I wouldn't try pampers again and I wrote them an email explaining what had happened with this batch of nappies. Well, pampers then kindly wrote back to me and sent me some vouchers. So after realdy some online review and getting advice off of family and friends I decided to try pampers baby dry (no point letting the vouchers go to waster) and after a few days I noticed I hadn't had any leaks. The tabs on then are very stong as sometimes when I'm changing my son I can pull them quite hard and they don't come off. The only downside to then is that they can be quite pricey. I usually buy mine from tesco and one box costs up to £15 whereas the new baby ones were 2 for £15 at one point in tesco. However I would say that they are worth it as I haven't experienced any problems with the baby dry nappies so far and my baby boy seems happy with them.
I know most people wouldn't agree with me but I though Huggies were amazing. I used them all the way throughout my daughter nappy wearing stage but with them not selling nappies in the UK anymore I had to deviate away from my favourite brand ever, I decided to give Pampers another go even though I didn't have any good experiences with them when my daughter was a baby.
Pampers do a variety of different nappies, new baby, simply dry, baby dry and active fit. This review will focus on the baby dry nappies, they are available in sizes 2 all the way up to 6. These size 6 baby dry nappies are suitable for children with the weight between 13-27kg or 29-60lbs.
I personally prefer to buy nappies in boxes as more often than not, they represent better value for money than the smaller carry packs. A box of 68 size 6 baby dry nappies cost me around £11 last time I purchased them from my local Asda store.
My daughter has only been in nappies during the night for some time now, despite this we still seem to go through loads of nappies even though we usually only use one a night, sometimes two. I was a bit apprehensive about using Pampers as they used to leak a lot when I tried them a few years ago, however I've been pleasantly surprised.
The nappies themselves are nothing out of the ordinary, they are mainly white in colour with a small design on the front of the nappies. They do up in exactly the same way as any other by putting one end under the child's bum, pulling the front over the top and pulling the tabs away and securing them in place. I haven't really had any problems in doing the nappies up, the only thing I've come across is one of the tabs ripping right off of the nappy once but it's only happened the once so I'm not putting it down to a problem with the nappies, it was probably me with a heavy hand eager for bed time! My daughter is around the two and a half stone mark so she fits in the size range of these nappies, being more on the smaller side of the weight guide. The fit of the nappies is good and I don't think she is particularly small for these.
As my daughter only wears nappies by night, it is paramount that my daughter can wriggle around without any problems or leakages and these nappies definitely deliver. Pampers say that they have an improved extra sleep layer that keeps any wetness away from skin and they can give up to 12 hours of dryness. My daughter usually sleeps for 12-13 hours each night and I find that in the morning she doesn't experience any wetness despite having a heavy nappy. I've used other nappies in the past that have marked her skin where she's been lying with the nappy on the skin and there haven't been any marks when she's wearing these.
I was a little sceptical about using Pampers but with the lack of Huggies nappies to buy I had to try them again and I must say that I am definitely pleased with the results. The nappies last well during the night and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again if I need to. I would definitely recommend them.
Please note that this review is specific to size 5.
We go through many nappies in this house but over the last 5 years we have tried varying brands and different options from each of these brands and have found some to be better than others. One thing we are always very aware of is the price- some nappies can be twice the price as others and sometimes they can vary in price themselves depending upon the shop or if it's a special offer so we always look out at what's on offer and when it's a brand we like, we buy in bulk so we don't spend more money than we need to.
I always thought that Pampers was a brand that could be trusted and when we first had a baby we bought Pampers nappies. However, over the course of Hope's couple of years in nappies we found that some Pampers products were not as reliable as others and had a terrible experience when using their Active Fit as 9 times out of 10 they would leak and leave her wet through even at night time when it wasn't as though she was being 'active'. We now like to buy Tesco's own brand and find them to be very reliable but we do, however, like to buy Baby Dry from Pampers when they are on special offer as they are good quality.
These nappies are size 5 which fit babies 11kg-25kg or 24lb-54lb which seems like a huge variation really but our baby fits them very well. Our baby has been wearing these for about 4 months, the last time we had him weighed he was only 21lb but these still fit in him fine and very seldom leak so I think so long as you fasten them tight enough around teh waist they will fit your baby even if they're not quite in the size guide as suggested. I think that the fit is very comfortable, they are not tight around his legs or around his tummy. Our baby is only petite and very small for his age so maybe if you have a chunky baby with chubby legs it may be a different matter but for us these are a comfortable fit. We never see any irritation on his skin as if it's been digging in and the nappy itself feels quite soft which is kind against his very delicate skin. Whilst wearing these nappies our very active little boy is able to still do everything he wants to whether it be racing around or climbing this nappy does not restrict him whatsoever!
Our latest problem is getting our baby to keep his nappy on. He is obsessed with trying to get it off even if he has clothing on he will find a way to undo it and then pull it down his trousers and this is a bit of a challenge right now! This nappy doesn't lose it's stick very easily though so if he does swipe it off I can put it back on and the tabs will stick back down well and this is usually the case for about 6 times of putting it back on before the sticky runs out. It also stays up very well despite him being active, it has never fallen down even though he is only slight and he is very active so that is a very good fit nappy.
Keeping them dry
These nappies are supposed to last up to 12 hours and so obviously are important for overnight use. I wouldn't ever leave our baby in a nappy for 12 hours unless of course it is over night and I have found that these very rarely leak. We had an incident once where they did leak but I think it was a case of me having not put it on properly enough. This nappy absorbs moisture really well and does last a good 12 hours. The longest our baby has slept for has been 12 hours and the nappy remained in tact and he wasn't damp at all so I do agree with their time scale on this.
Compared to other brands
As I say we have tried many, many brands over the years and I think these are a very good one to go for. They are much better than Huggies which tended to feel rough against the skin, they are better than their own brand of Active Fit which would very regularly leak and they are way better than Morrison's which were just terrible in every way. The only brand I don't think it beats is Tesco's and mainly because they are very similar but Tesco's own are cheaper and actually have nicer pictures on! so I am giving these 4 stars because I think they can lose 1 star for being more expensive than others which I think is them just being greedy because they hope more people will buy it because it is a well known brand. These nappies currently cost £11.99 for a pack in which you get 54 nappies.
These are very good nappies which do help to keep your little one dry for a long period of time which is important if they sleep for a good 12 hours at night. They are a very comfortable fit and the sticky on the tabs is very good too. I think that they are slightly more expensive than supermarket own brands which are just as good so I'm marking it down by one star as a result. I recommend this brand though and find this size and design work very well on our very active little toddler.
My daughter wore cloth nappies until she was just over one and then we made the switch to disposables. We tried a number of brands and preferred a Sainsbury's brand style of nappy, but as we don't have a Sainsbury's local to us we often end up buying these Pampers 'Baby Dry' nappies from the local Tesco store.
These nappies are, without a doubt, the worst we have used on our daughter for absorbency. The cover of the pack boasts that the nappies last 12 hours but this is a blatant lie! We're lucky if they last 3 hours. While they fit well when dry, as they absorb urine it all seems to soak into the bottom of the nappy which makes it say there and make the nappy slowly fall down. This means that you have to change it really often, even though baby may only have weed in it once or twice.
My daughter sleeps through the night without any problems but several mornings I have noticed wet patches where her bum was. It didn't even click right away that this was a nappy problem as it had never happened before, not even with reusable nappies which in my experience have been very absorbent. When I realised it was the pack of Baby Dry nappies we had switched to I had to abandon using the rest of the nappies in the pack, as not only were bedclothes needing constant washing with all the wee but it was becoming a real hassle to constantly change her nappy in the daytime, especially when we were out.
Another thing I noticed is that when my daughter was a bit ill and had some tummy problems the diarrhoea-like poo leaked out of the nappy, which again had not even happened when we used reusable nappies, nor did it happen when she had the same issue while wearing the Sainsbury's nappies - they seemed to absorb most of the offending liquid and also most of the odour.
We gave the remaining pack of nappies away to another parent, with the warning that they are the worst kind we've used with our daughter, and now we buy the usual ones in bulk to avoid last-minute trips to Tesco. Wrapping my baby's bum in newspaper would be more effective than these nappies!
1 star from me, since they cost £7 for a pack, don't perform their basic function, AND the pack claims that each nappy lasts 12 hours. Ha.
I have used pampers baby dry with our daughter on and off for 9 months now. I have tried cheaper ones on and off too - pampers simply dry, Tesco's own and Boots own and also Huggies (they were the worst nappies in history in my view!) and they came with mostly good results in the day but for night-time use the baby dry nappies have been the best to date. My daughter is currently on size 4 baby dry and they cost £9.99 in Tesco for 52 nappies but can also be found on deals regularly eg with a 1/3 off or part of a 2 for £17 deal. I sometimes also get £1 off from pampers for being in their baby club. Note that depending on the size of nappy, the number of nappies in the pack is different - the bigger the size, the fewer nappies you get but the price stays the same! I bought the next size up (4+ baby dry) just to have on stand by and there's only 48 in that pack. I used pampers cheaper simply dry nappies for a while which were great on the whole but I started to find my daughter having more accidents with them as she's grown bigger which is a shame as I do find these baby dry nappies very expensive and so now I tend to stock up whenever they're on offer. I think a lot of parents must do the same as there is often none left in our Tesco!
The baby dry nappies are a little thinner than others I've used and with this comes a lot of flexibility - this is a great help at the moment, considering now at changing time my daughter won't stay still and wriggles all over the place. The flexibility really helps me fit the nappy to her quicker while she's moving. I don't find that they feel bulky on her like I have noticed with some of the supermarket's own brands. They are very bendy to adapt to a growing baby and don't feel rigid at all when I've fastened it on her. There are two green tabs that pull from the nappy to wrap around and fix at the front to hold it in place - they act in the same way as Velcro does to hold it on. I find these effective most of the time, they've never come undone and my baby is now crawling although the odd occasion the main part of the nappy has moved a bit from her movement (though never causing any leaks). This I suppose is where pampers active fit nappies come in though as the baby dry's aren't really primarily designed to help when baby moves about.
The majority of the nappy is spotty with a cute design of animals all over and although they are pretty, sometimes these patterns are bit annoying because if my daughter wears white or a very light colour you can sometimes see the bright pattern through her clothing! I would prefer the pattern to be more subtle as I either have to dress her in darker clothes or layer them up so it's not really noticeable.
Obviously though, the main aim with a nappy is it's absorbency and that is superb. I now use these overnight every night and they are the best that we've used. As the nappy fills, it just expands so by morning it is bulging out but nothing has leaked out and her bedding is completely dry as well as her babygro. We've never had an accident overnight using these ones, although we have had some mishaps during the day when there's more than just urine (if you get my drift!) - sometimes I've had to end up changing her outfit as it's gone through and this isn't ideal especially if we're out. I tend to use a mixture of baby dry and simply dry through the day as I don't find that there's a massive difference when her nappy is changed often anyway.
The only other downside (but this isn't particularly just these nappies) is that the nappy has a funny smell in a morning because of the build up of urine overnight without a nappy change. Perhaps the nappies should be better designed to include a little scent to stop this from happening - considering one of their advertising features is their ability to be used overnight and this is most probably what parents buy them for. The nappy goes without a change for 11 hours overnight when she's asleep.
I rate the baby dry nappies 4 stars overall as they are definitely the best nappies that we've used overnight - I don't expect to be swapping to another brand unless we start noticing leaks. I just wish that the nappy didn't smell as strong in a morning!
With my recommendation however, I would advise parents to try out the pampers simply dry first just because of cost incase they work well. We found until quite recently that they were great for our baby and with the change I've made to baby dry, I've noticed a much bigger bill on nappies! Speaking to other parents about nappy brands, I've found different babies seem to suit different nappies.
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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 once my girls had grown out of the 'new baby' range Baby Dry with it's promise of 12 hours dryness seemed a good option for overnight.
These Baby Dry 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 the plastic packs are easy to open with well marked perforations on the side. The packs clearly show the size of the nappy and the weight range that size covers.
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 overnight. 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. The nappies keep the wetness away from my girls skin and so prevents them waking up because they are uncomfortable.
The nappies have recently been updated and now come with pictures of jungle animals on the back and front. The pictures are larger than they used to be and I think they look much nicer. My girls like naming the animals on them making it fun for them.
The starting weight for these nappies is 7lb (3kg) and goes up to 35+lb (16+kg)
Price and availability
I usually stock up on nappies 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. I currently use size 4 which on offer at Tesco and Asda are £20 for 2 x 78 boxes. Pampers Baby Dry are widely available from stockists of baby products.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I have been very happy with the performance of these Baby Dry nappies from Pampers. They do a wide range of sizes and I have always been able to buy nappies that fit well despite my one of my daughters being on the small side.
Now that Jayden is getting bigger I was finding that the nappies I use to buy him we getting a bit on the small size, also a couple of times we found that during the night they would leak so I decided to purchase some nappies in the next size up. Because of the problems we had with the nappies leaking at night I decided to see what else was available that could help sort this problem out. I was very impressed with the Pampers Newborn Nappies that I have used before so I decided to give the Pampers Baby Dry Nappies a try and opted for size 2 which was one size up from what we had been using on Jayden.
The Pampers Baby Dry Nappies come in a green plastic wrapper, on the front is the name Pampers Baby Dry in white and yellow with the picture of a boats port hole with a padlock on it, towards the bottom of the packaging is the size of the nappies and the amount you received per pack. Half of the front of the packaging is taken up with a picture of a baby and its mother. The back of the packaging is the same green colour and also has the name of the nappies written on it, the rest of this side is taken up with a large picture of one with the nappies with various arrows pointing to different parts explaining what they are, towards the top is also a picture of a baby asleep on a crescent moon suggesting that they are ideal for a good nights sleep. On the sides of the packet are one or two warnings, this is also repeated in different languages. The design of the packaging is simple however it does contain all of the information you need to know and is easy to read and following, there is nothing overly complicated.
The Pampers Baby Dry Nappies are predominantly green and white, style wise they are pretty much the same as most nappies, they have a sticky tab either side at the back, these are very flexible so that you can comfortably pull them around your babies sides and tightly fasten them but at the same time they do not restrict their movement and move with them. The centre of the nappy has a high absorbency and is designed to keep your baby clean and dry, all moisture is drawn away from your baby's skin which will also help against nappy rash. The nappies are made from an extremely soft material which again is designed with your baby's comfort in mind, the material of the nappies will not rub against their skin and make it sore as they move around both while they are awake and during the night. Each nappy also has a strip along the front of it with a grass and sky scene on it and in the centre is a cute colourful animals head consisting of a dog, a cow, a rabbit and a chick, the colours used in the colourful strip along the front is definitely unisex, some nappies I have tried I have found to be rather girly looking however I am happy to put Jayden in these.
The Pampers Baby Dry Nappies come in a range of sizes including
* Size 2
* Size 3
* Size 4
* Size 4+
* Size 5
* Size 5+
* Size 6
As you can see the nappies do not come in a small size for newborns (obviously depending on the size of your baby) We went for the Size 2 nappies, the smallest these nappies come in. Size 2 nappies are described as mini and are suitable for babies weighing 3 - 6Kg or 6 - 13lbs, however I do find that you can not always go by these weight guides as Jayden is over 13lbs but these nappies still fit him fine, it really does depend on the build of your baby.
Price and Availability
Pampers Baby Dry Nappies can be purchased in a variety of places including most supermarkets and other stores such as Boots and Superdrug, we purchased our nappies from Tesco and the pack of 41 nappies cost £6.49, this is pretty average for this size packet of these nappies, although some places do sell them in larger packs which naturally are more expensive. I think that these nappies are quite reasonably priced, nappies are not really the cheapest thing to buy, however these are no more expensive than other brands we have tried. I wasn't really too worried how much they cost as long as they worked and kept Jayden fresh and dry, if they worked then they would certainly be well worth the money.
We have been using the Pampers Baby Dry Nappies for a while now and I have to say we have been pleased with them, the nappies feel quite thin to touch and are certainly not bulky under Jayden's clothing, I like the fact that they are flexible as it means he can comfortably move around both during the day while he is playing and at night, also the soft material they are made from means that they do not rub his skin in areas such as around his legs and the waistband.
The main thing with these nappies was that they keep Jayden dry especially during the night which is when we were having problems with the smaller size, I was extremely pleased to discover that these nappies kept Jayden dry and fresh even throughout the night, when I took the nappies off his skin was lovely and dry and not damp or wet at all helping to prevent nappy rash and his skin becoming sore.
The design of these nappies is cute and ideal for both boys and girls, they are reasonably priced and the fact that they actually work and do what they say they will makes them well worth the money. These nappies come in a range of sizes which means I can continue to use this range as Jayden grows. I would definitely recommend the Pampers Baby Dry Nappies and will certainly continue to use them.
Pampers are in my mind the top nappies for babies. From newborn to toddlers pampers are by far the most effective nappy. They come in 7 sizes:
Size 2: 3 - 6 kg / 7 - 14 lbs
Size 3: 4 - 7 kg / 9 - 15 lbs
Size 4: 7 - 18 kg / 15 - 40 lbs
Size 4+: 9 - 20 kg / 20 - 44 lbs
Size 5: 11 - 25 kg / 24 - 55 lbs
Size 5+: 13 - 27 kg / 29 - 60 lbs
Size 6: 16+ kg / 35+ lbs
I have found that these weight indications arent very reliable as my 20lb baby wouldnt fit into size 4 nappies anymore and currently wears size 5.
Unlike other brands I have tried and hated due to there cardboard feel, Pampers is soft and flexible, which gives baby maximum movement. These nappies are great for leaving on overnight, my 1 year old now doesnt need a nappy change overnight and baby dry effectively keep my babies bottom dry for 12 hours. Occaisionally I have had the odd leak, but that is due to me not applying properly. The only other snag i have found, is that occaisonally the velcro tabs have come over when trying to put the nappy on, and I have had to throw away an used nappy.
Pampers are more pricey than supermarket own brands, but when brought on offer, i normally pay £20 for 2 jumbo boxes of nappies, it is well worth it.
In summary pampers baby dry nappies are by far the most effective, comfortable nappy on the market.
When my little boy stopped waking in the nights for feeds it meant I no longer needed to change his nappy. However the problem with this was that after an 11-12 hour sleep my little boy would normally wake up damp as his nappy had started to leak. Because of this I wanted to find a nappy which was more absorbent.
I found these pampers baby dry nappies in Tescos and cost over £6 for the carry pack. A little more expensive but I trusted it would be worth it if it gave my boy a more comfortable nights sleep. I also trusted that they would work well as I have used pampers nappies before and they have been good.
The packet is green and so stand out on the shelves, It also has the sizes on the front which also includes the weight of the baby it can be used on which are nice and clear so you know which one to get for your baby. The sizes also overlap slightly so there will always be a perfect sized nappy that will snuggly fit your baby.
The nappies themselves have animal pictures on the front so they look quite nice. They are also quite slim and very soft, which is great as they are more comfortable for my little boy to wear at night. I was worried they maybe huge! They have the adjustable sides, which you stick further or closer together to get the right fit for your baby. These fit really snug and stay in place stopping any leaks. They also have the double 'elasticated' protection around the legs to help stop any leaks.
The first night I used these I was impressed that my little boy wasn't wet. When I removed his nappy I was impressed with how much it actually held for something that started off so thin! It had almost doubled in size and was heavy but my baby was dry!
Since then I have carried on using these at night and have had no leaks so far! So for me these are brilliant!
- Why I Bought -
I first bought Pampers Baby Dry nappies for my son when I noticed they were slightly cheaper per nappy than Pamper Active Fit nappies and thought they might be good for night time use. From then on I have mostly used the Active Fit nappies for the day and the Baby Dry nappies for the night. Although I find Pampers nappies to be of a high quality I do think they are expensive but I look out for offers and have also had lots of Pampers vouchers so I am always able to buy them at a good price.
- The Baby Dry Nappy -
This range caters for babies to toddlers with size 2 through to size 6 (3Kg-16Kg+). They are designed to be very absorbent and keep baby dry for up to 12 hours, this is ideal for overnight. You can buy them in a small carry pack, a large pack or a jumbo box. Usually the bigger the pack the better value but with certain promotions this isn't always the case so it's worth working out the cost per nappy. It's also worth mentioning that as the size of the nappy increases you get fewer per pack.
The nappy itself is currently turquoise in colour with a cute dotty design, a farm scene and an animal character on each one. They look cute and attractive, well as attractive as a disposable nappy can be anyway! It feels very soft to touch both inside and out so I think they provide comfort for my son. They are reasonably slim compared to some other nappies but not as slim as the Active Fit nappies. They bulk up a lot when full of urine but they aren't as bulky as others we have tried. I have been amazed by how much they can hold! My son usually sleeps for 12 hours and these always keep him dry. They feel stretchy and nicely fitted and so far over the last three months or so we haven't had any leaks. The turquoise tabs are high quality, secure well and can easily be re-stuck if it needs to be adjusted. The leg holes are stretchy so they accommodate a range of leg sizes. Like most babies my son is rather fidgety even in his sleep but we have never had any problems with these nappies coming undone. Also he has never had any skin irritation caused by wearing these. We usually use these for night time use. They perform well during the day but I prefer the slim Active Fit nappies for day time use.
- Price and Availability -
Pamper Baby Dry nappies are available from all the main supermarkets as well as at Boots, Superdrug and Amazon. I tend to buy mine in Boots when they have a 3 for 2 baby event, or Sainsbury's or Tesco when they have an offer. I also usually use vouchers if I have any. I have never paid full price and I never would. The standard prices for the size 4s my son wears are £6.49 for 30 nappies, £9.99 for 52 nappies, or £12.99 for 78 nappies.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend Pampers Baby Dry nappies as they are great quality and we have had no issues with them at all. The only downside is the price. As they are expensive and I only buy them when they are on offer I always check online which supermarkets have the best deals. This often dictates where I do our weekly shop and can be time consuming. However, I would rather spend time doing this than pay full price.
We've tried a number of different types of nappy for our little baby son who is now 13 weeks old. We began with the Pampers newborn nappies which were great but did tend to leak a little too often for our liking. I was fortunate enough to receive a pack of 72 pampers baby dry nappies from a survey website to trial and I was excited to try them out. On opening the packet I was impressed with the patterning on the nappies. They have little green polka dots all over them and the pattern makes them look like frilly little pants which is very cute. On the front across the elasticated band there is a cute picture of a baby farmyard animal and the number denoting the size of the nappy. On the back across the elasticated band is a little lamb gambolling about which looks very sweet! The nappy has green coloured adhesive tabs and the inside of the nappy is green in colour also. They are very attractive nappies and are perfect for little boys. As I don't have a girl, I don't know how well I would feel the colour would suit a girl, but at the end of the day, a nappy is a nappy and serves the same purpose for a baby no matter what gender!
The only trouble with the nappy having pictures on the front and back is that they can easily be put on the wrong way round if you're not concentrating properly!
Inside the nappy is the absorbent core and elasticated parts which go round the tops of the legs, helping to contain whatever the baby decides to fill the nappy with!!! I find these nappies very absorbent and are great overnight; we have had no leaks with them so far, providing they are put on properly! The adhesive tabs have a sticky part and a part which 'velcros' onto the nappy itself, allowing you to reposition and restick if necessary.
These nappies are great at keeping the moisture away from baby's skin. So far, my son has not experienced any soreness or nappy rash and I do feel that the quality of Pampers' nappies helps with this.
The nappies are available in packs of varying sizes. The most recent pack I bought was a pack of 80 size 3 nappies and they were on offer in Morrisons - £9 for the pack instead of £11.99. It's always worth looking out for special offers and baby events when buying nappies an then buying in bulk as there are good savings to be made! I will stick with Pampers Baby Dry for the forseeable future, simply due to their absorbency and the cute design, I love them!!
Pampers is a brand that I know and trust, so when it came to purchasing nappies for my son it was the obvious choice for me. Before having my son, I had no idea exactly how many varieties of nappies there were. It was not enough to just choose Pampers, as they have different varieties within their range too! Therefore, once my son was too big for their newborn range, I was faced with a choice between 'baby dry' and 'active fit'. As my son was not crawling yet, I opted for the baby dry variety as I felt this suited his needs more.
The baby dry nappies are supposed to look in any moisture and keep it away from baby's skin to keep baby dry for up to 12 hours at a time, which I think is great for nights especially. They come in size 4 upwards, so from about 16lbs in weight. The nappies themselves look strong and absorbent and have a cute farmyard character on the front, with about 5 or 6 designs in the pack. They don't look too thick so they fit snuggly to baby without looking bulky or saggy under clothes. They can be fastened tightly so they fir baby well and the fastening is secure. They also fit well around baby's legs and I have never experienced any leakages from these nappies.
Now, the real test is do they keep baby dry as advertised? My son sleeps 11-12 hours at night without a nappy change so this is an important feature for me. My son has never woken because his nappy is uncomfortable, so I can only assume that it is doing it's job and he feels comfortable in it, even after that length of time. When I get him up in the morning, there is a smell of wee, as you would expect after 12 hours with no nappy change! On removing the nappy, it is very heavy and a little saggy on him but there is never any signs of leaks. His skin is also dry to the touch, so the moisture must be locked away from his skin.
During the day, when my baby is more active, they also hold in place very well and do not leak. They are not the cheapest nappies on the market but are worth paying for. Prices vary with pack sizes so I won't go into them now, they can easily be found online. I will say though that they can usually be purchased on some form of offer, so well worth shopping around. I do highly recommend these nappies and intend to keep purchasing them for my son.
As new parents, it's a daunting experience - on so many levels. The first few months, I spent a lot of time trying different products, with the main aim of buying cheaper products. However, I learnt very quickly not to scrimp on nappies. I bought many a packet of supermarket own brand nappies, with many a disastrous result!
Since my daughter was a couple of months old, I have purchased Pampers Baby Dry exclusively, because they really are the best. I know that these are perhaps nappies to use overnight, however we use them day in day out. Some might say this is a bit over the top, however, I can say that we haven't had any accidents and 'overflows', I haven't had to take a spare pair of clothes out with us (just in case!) and I certainly haven't come into her room in the morning and found her lying on drenched sheets.
Pampers Baby Dry come in the full range of sizes, have the velcro type fastenings, they appear comfortable to wear - we never have any complaints, and most importantly they do soak up the urine and her skin remains dry, with no nappy rash.
I always buy the nappies in the box, as it is more cost effective and quite often there are 'offers' available when buying two boxes.
After my daughter reached the maximum weight for new baby nappies. I was unsure what ones to buy next. I had been using both Huggies and Pampers for the past four months so I have been working my way through the different types each brand offer. I have been for the past few weeks using the Pampers budget Simply Dry as they were the cheapest at the time. It was only when I saw these in Tesco 2 boxes for £20 I decided to give them a go. I am using size 3 at the moment which is 9-20lb or 4-9kg. Each box contains 96 nappies.
There are also larger sizes included on the offer although you do get less in a box.
The nappies come in a green packet with the words Baby Dry across the front. The Pampers 'Golden Sleep' logo is also printed on the front. Pampers state that the nappies have extra absorbent zones to speed away wetness and allow your baby up to 12 hours of overnight dryness.
The nappies have pictures of farm animals printed on the waistband. The material the nappy is made from is really soft. When you open the nappy up you can see the green absorbent core which I thought covered more of the nappy than the cheaper Simply Dry version.
I expected these nappies to be bulkier than other Pampers as they are designed to keep your baby dry all night however I was pleasantly suprised. They don't bulge like other nappies I have used and allow my daughter to move around freely without restricting her. The legs are have double cuffs so there is extra protection against leaks. The legs are also very stretchy so they fit snuggly but also move with your baby. What I also love about these nappies is the stretchy waistband that again allows your baby to move freely and the tabs are easily restuck so if like my daughter your baby is a wriggler you can undo the nappy and restick it to make sure it is secure.
I have been using these for 2 weeks now and I haven't had any leaks. Admittedly the longest my daughter sleeps for is only 5 hours at a time so I haven't tested the 12 hour theory yet. My daughter is also breastfed so her poo's are really runny but these nappies cope with that fine. I haven't noticed any irritation to her skin at all, sometimes I find with some nappies they make her a little sore if they haven't been changed for a while during the night. I was very pleased with how well Baby Dry held the moisture.
I would definately buy these nappies again and after using both Simply Dry and these ones I think I would rather pay the extra as these have a better absorbency.