“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Nappies „
What would a woman who has never had a child know about nappies I hear you ask? Well plenty since I am a qualified nursery nurse in actual fact and have experience of using a whole variety of nappies in a nursery setting and from when I was a nanny over the years and add to that I have mates with children who seem to like me to look after them for some reason!
These I came across a very long time ago now when a neighbour asked me to look after her son for the day and overnight. These were the nappies left for him and I must admit that when I saw them I did shudder slightly knowing from the packaging that these meant that they were obviously cheap offerings and I was right as a quick look on the Sainsbury's website today tells me these cost only £1.41 for a whopping 20 nappies and these ones that I am reviewing are the maxi ones.
They comes packed in a white and orange plastic bag style idea and on the front of them we are told clearly what they are and who they are by and then on the back and as I remember we were simply told the weight these could be used for of a child and contact details for Sainsbury's were clearly listed. The only issue I had with this style of packaging is that once I had ripped open the plastic I couldn't keep them inside however for the money...come on that isn't really a problem eh really!
Well these I used on my friends son who was coming up for two years old. They are simply nappies and really plain to look at and white and to the outer of them they feel waterproof, the inside is a wrapped tight idea of cotton wool with a light cotton feeling covering and then of course there are adhesive strips to each side of them.
Ok they are boring and plain to look at but I have to admit they do the job well enough. I found them to not be too tight on him, that the strips stuck well and the only difference I found with these to be fair was that I did need to change them a little more often that leading brand ones I have used in the past. Course these are not flushable and I wrapped them up in nappy bags and got rid of them that way when done.
I have to admit that I am a bit surprised to the quality of these for the price my mate paid for them. They fitted him well and kept liquid away from his skin and I didn't notice a red bum or any signs of nappy rash and these for me are a decent option and do the job well enough!
Only available from Sainsbury's stores.
I have use these nappies for about three years, as I first switched to them with my second child, and am currently still using them on my 3rd who is 2 years old. During that time, Sainsbury's have actually completely changed / improved the product, so if you've ever tried them previously a couple of years ago and found them plasticky it might be worth another look as they are now great.
The packaging of the nappies is the usual Sainsbury's basics white and orange, and I must admit I do feel a bit of a skinflint taking them through the till, but I am confident that the product is great for my little girl as well as my purse, so hold my head high and smile about the savings! They come in a pack of 20, and cost less than £1.50 currently. The pack size is actually fab, as you can easily store them in drawers, or carry them on holiday in suitcases etc. rather than having to split them up to store like some of the larger packets.
The nappies look very simple - no Disney characters, just plain white design, but the material is a papery soft outer and absorbent inner, with the usual flaps. They used to feel very plasticky, but no longer do since Sainsbury's have seemingly permanently improved them. Compare to other value ranges I have tried, these are by far the best. I don't do my grocery shopping at Sainsburys, but do go out of my way to buy these nappies.
The nappies fit as well as a typical size 4 nappy (they are also available in a size 5 for bigger babies at the same price) , and stay on really well even for active toddlers. They are very absorbent, and I have had no probelms with leakages. They are ever so slightly bulkier than the top branded ones, but not noticably so, and certainly not enough to stop me buying them! They have never burst open (as I have experienced with other value ranges, where the fluffy, wee-soaked crystally stuff comes out on your carpet when you open the velcro - eeeewwww!), and I strongly believe they are the best value for money nappy I have ever tried.
Decided to try these and like another reviewer wondered if I had done the right thing when I saw them as looked plasticky and bulky. However, I have found them to be highly absorbant, don't give my daughter nappy rash (unlike a branded nappy I tried), so although slightly bulkier they are excellent value.I used them at night, in the day, everywhere and they don't leak. They hold a lot of pee!I tried tesco's basic and they leaked or crystals were on daughter's bum. I didn't like huggies. Love pampers, but they are so expensive and for absorbancy and no-leaks, I found this nappy it's equal.My daughter is older and potty trained in the day now, so use the junior size as her night nappy. Again, never had a leak. If you want to save yourself a lot of money, then try these nappies out.
we have a 3 year old daughter and when we go on long trips on holiday she is a heavy sleeper and she has little accidents so to avoid these accidents we purchased these nappies and we thought they would leak but when we went on holiday 2 weeks ago same thing she was asleep but the she wet it twice but she didnt stir nappy full but no leaks so i thought money well spent and if anyone is looking for a nappy for kids who are going out and about i would recommend these any day.
Trying to save a few extra pennies I purchased a packet of the Sainsbury basic nappies while they were on a 1/3 off. Priced at under £1 for 20 nappies this is excellent value and I was happy to just try them and see what they were like.
Upon opening the packet I was a little bit worried to whether or not I had done the right thing, seeing as I have always used pampers my expectations were quite high.
Looking at the nappy they are slightly thicker than the average branded nappies but looks like they would soak up well. The outer layer is a water proof plastic which will stop the nappies from leaking.
They fitted my daughter nice and snug it was quite hard to work out whether it would be the correct size the maxi is the same as a size 4 and they also do the junior which is a size 5 which would of fitted my daughter better, I think in future I will try the next size up. But this isn't anything to do with the size of the nappies this is because my daughters slightly chunky and it would be more comfortable for her.
The tabs which allow you to for the nappy up is just a sticky tab which when stuck down does hold but if you need to tighten it then the more you take the tab off the less chance you have of it sticking down securely. This is slightly annoying when you've got a child which like to try and put the nappies on her dolly's, once she's undone them they do become unusable, but me being me a little bit of sticky tape does the job.
The nappy itself looks comfortable on my daughter and didn't cut in as the edges around her legs were not rough or Sharpe. The nappies held well and didn't leak.
I did attempt to take her out in one of these nappies and after only around 45 minutes the nappy had started to leak. I think this was because she was sat in her buggy.
I wouldn't recommend using these on the go but if you're looking for a cheaper option while in the home then these are great. I still use pampers for going out and also for bedtime but though the day I use the Sainsbury basic and the Sainsbury own branded little ones nappies.
Although they are cheap they do the job. Why spend a huge amount of money on nappies which end up going in the bin anyway.