Both of my children have bowel conditions which means that they are delayed with regard to potty training so having two older children still in nappies and pull ups, it is really important for me to find a product which works well keeping them dry and leak free and is good value for money as we go through so many of them and are on a tight budget.
I have found the Sainsbury's Little Ones nappies and pull ups to be superior to and cheaper than the likes of Pampers in their ability to keep my children dry and minimise leaks. I tend to use the pull ups during the day as they are easier to change, and then the Dry nappies overnight as they are better at containing large amount of wee.
We use the size 6 Dry nappies (Extra large 16kg+) and they fit well - they have elasticated leg cuffs and the velcro style waist fasteners are stretchy giving a good snug fit. They have a clock design on them which both my children love and they are nice and lightweight and seem as comfortable as a nappy can be. They come in two pack sizes for the size 6 - 25 per pack currently retailing at £4 and 38 per pack for £5.97 and they are generally on offer most of the time so you can get 2x38 for £10 or 2x25 for £6.
I also like the fact that they don't have that nasty chemical smell that some nappies have and that we haven't had any problems with the nappy splitting and the gel coming into contact with the skin - both of which I have had with Pampers nappies.
I would recommend these nappies to any parent looking for an affordable, reliable nappy for their little ones.
My last review was on a high brand product- Pampers. It was not a positive review despite the brand being well known and trusted. Since those nappies let Mrs B, Baby B and I down so much we went on the hunt of an alternative and we were tempted to try Huggies but we thought why go with another well known brand? Why not try and be daring and go for a supermarket own brand? And I'm glad we did as they're so much better!
They come in a tall plastic bag which is very tight and a bit difficult to open as it doesn't have a serated strip but I find you can cut it with scissors easily or force a hole into it with your finger and then rip it open. The packet is green with a purple strip at the bottom telling you about the size. The picture of the baby on the front looks like it relates to the size of the nappy. The fact it says 'DRY' in big letters at the top reassures me that this will be an effective nappy and do what it should- keep my baby dry!
The nappies have little pictures of garden animals on the front of them. These are very cheerful looking creatures such as bugs and things. They fit well around Baby B's legs when I'm putting them on and they open up without having to struggle. It is possible to do a nappy change without struggling at all with these which is nice! The tabs open up and pull across the front of the nappy and stick in place. They are very flexible so this is easy even if Baby B is squirming to try to get up!
Once in place I've noticed that they are slightly bigger than Pampers in terms of size not fit- they look like they are made of more material and they do take up more room in her trousers but this isn't really a problem, in fact it's a benefit as it means it's more absorbant!
When Baby B moves around with these nappies on they move with her- they don't end up being skewed to one side, instead they stay in place and fit well. They aren't tight across her tummy evenb at the end of the day!
One thing I have noticed is that they need to be changed a little more regularly than Pampers. If a nappy is on for too long crystals appear in it which is basically the nappy breaking down due to the urine being in it too long. This happens more regularly with these nappies so it's important to keep on top of changing your baby.
With these nappies we've had no accidents at all. We haven't once come across a little puddle on the floor nor have we had horrific scenes in the cot first thing in the morning which is a change from Pampers that's for sure!
I like that they stay in place when she's moving and she is getting more active now so this is a really important quality for the nappy. I don't mind that they are slightly bigger as it just means it soaks up more and it does keep her dry- when feeling her skin when we have changed her it is always dry, not damp like you would expect so it obviously does the job well.
I am very impressed with this and we will continue to use these especially as they're cheaper! Cheaper and more reliable so we're impressed.
My little girl is currently 2 and is till in nappies. Sonce birth I have only used pampers. I am a neonatal nurse and they have never failed me at work so knew they wouldn't with my precious bundle. As she is now two I thought I would try something a little cheaper to see if they worked as well.
I paid £7.22 for 44 nappies which worked out at 16p per nappy not bad in comparison to pampers which are £9.99 for 42 nappies working out at 24p per nappy so a saving of 8p per nappy. As they say 'every little helps'. I was rather chuffed with my small but needed saving, I could not wait to get home and try them out.
**** The product****
A nappy to most people is just a nappy, to some mums a nappy is the difference between changing your child every four hours, sore bottoms and sleepless nights - to dry bottoms, long lasting and no soreness. Personally I do not like to have to regularly change as we tend to go out for long periods of time (obviously if she has had a bowel motion I change her immediately but for urine with the pampers it tends to absorb it well and you dont need to change too urgently). Our little girl never really suffers soreness (other than when teething) and has slept through since she was six months so we have not changed over night for well over a year.
The nappies come in a polythene bag that I cut open as I could not see an easy rip on it, they have a cotton feel to them and i feel they could be degradable. They claim to have an ultra absorbent core to prevent leaks and encourage little ones to have free movement.
The Nappies cost 16p per nappy and with this lost cost I could not complain too much. She never got sore whilst wearing these nappies.
Here are my problems. Firstly, I got throught the pack a lot quicker than when I have purchased pampers, there have been no changes in her drinking or bowel motions so i wondered why and then I thought about it. I only used 3-4 nappies per day with pampers, however with little ones I was getting through 5 or more per day as they didnt seem to hold her urine aswell and quite often leaked. I also found her srying one night and she was in a pool of urine which was very unpleaseant for all involved inparticular her!
Leaking bacame a regular problem having not been used to looking at the watch and constantly feeling to see how wet she was I had to check all the time through fear of having a complete outfit change.
If I had a friend that was struggling for money I would suggest she work out how may nappies she is using and whether it was financially viable purchasing these nappies. I think they probably do save a little bit of moneybut it does depends how many you use a day.
I personally will not be pircasing them again as the pampers pack lasted me over two weeks and these lasted me two weeks on the dot. I had more washing to do and a night of broken sleep not good for a working mum.
I have given these nappies a three star which I believe to be generous and honest!
thank you for reading Charlie
I have tried pretty much every other brand of nappies, as i really wasnt happy with some of the main brands and they were so expensive. So i thought i'd give the sainsburys "little ones" size 4 a go.I havent used any other nappies since i tried these.
I found them to be very similar to the tesco's own brand nappies, and wouldnt know the difference which is handy if you dont live near a sainsburys.
They are soft, well fitting and elasticated round the leg.They have a green "leaf" design with various pictures on the front.
i think they are very absorbent and the soft padding inside runs right upto the edges of the nappy and right up the back where alot of the other nappies i tried only had a thin strip in the middle and leaked every time little one did a wee! He's never had a leak with these.
I think they are great value for money, especially after trying all the other brands. They cost £4.15 for a pack of 34 (thats in a size 4)
I'd recommend them to anyone as they are definately the best nappies i've used.
Being a first time father to a beautiful baby girl, i had never had any experience with either purchasing nappies nor changing them. We decided that we should try our local supermarkets brand for the first few weeks to see how we got on, and from a frist timers point of view i must admit that these nappies are very good!!
We only had a couple of accidents with this product but i put the blame mostly on my own inexperience, i didnt like the idea of putting the nappies on too tight nor did i put them on properly! At newborn you will struggle to have many problems with this brand of nappies due to the fact that very young babies tend to poo like theres no tommorow and make for a great first nappy.
As my daughter got older, bigger and therefore more active the nappies still seemed to be very good, keeping in moisture very well indeed and not causing too many problems with nappy rash. All the leftover nappies from the previous size i would give to my work mate who used to use Huggies, but was so impressed with this brand he also bought Sainsburys own!
Eventually we found ourselves in the position where money wasnt as readily available as it once was and like a lot of parents stumbled across offers for different brands. We started buying pampers and was absolutly stunned to discover that Sainsburys nappies were just as good, if not better than this particular brand. Both brands did a great job and have pretty pictures on them, and are very robust. Actually there has been TWO occasions where Pampers have ripped whilst i was changing my childs smeely bottom!!
This brings me to my conclusion. Sainsburys nappies are a great product, normally a hell of a lot cheaper than leading brands and just as good, if not better than them too. If you dont live anywhere near a sainsburys then i would recommend getting economy sized boxes of Pampers, they are the next best thing and quite a bit cheaper than normal when purchased in large quantities.
I hope my opinions and personal experiences have been a help to all the other parents of this world =)
I have tried pretty much most of the brands for Nappies and have found the supermarket brands seem to be the best, I normally use Tesco's but a family member bought Sainburys for me to try out.
My daughter is currently in the size 3 nappies, the sainsburys nappies were only a few pence more expensive than Tesco's but a lot cheaper than your main brands like Huggies & Pampers.
I have found the nappies are a lot wider than the standard Huggies which could be a reason why there has not been any leakages!
They are easy to put on with 2 sticky tabs to seal the nappy at the front, and there is a picture on the front so you know you have got in on the right way!
The nappies are not as slim as Pampers but don't look bulky when on, I personally think it makes no odds how thin it is as long as it does the job.
The nappies are very similar to Tesco's and Asda's own brand so they could possible come from the same supplier.
Overall a great nappy at a good price which I think is better than the top named nappies.
I currently have two children in nappies... my new scrummy 6 week old baby boy and my rather stubborn but equally scrummy 2 1/2 yrs old little girl. Consequently my shopping bill is rather large every week and a big chunk of it is from items such as nappies & baby wipes. In a bid to try and bring my weekly spending down, I am more than willing to try alternatives to the premium brands and have pretty much tried every brand of nappy and wipe going.
I usually buy Tesco's own brand nappies for my big girl and have been really impressed with them. They are good value, seem to fit comfortably and I haven't experienced many leaks at all. Every now and then however, I do a Sainsburys shop, just because I get bored of having the same things in the cupboard week after week. Last week, I felt the need for a different supermarket so I popped to my local Sainsbury's. I needed nappies so I decided to take the plunge and try a pack of their own branded 'Little One's nappies.
A pack of 32 size 4+ nappies cost a quite reasonable £4.10 however this was a little more than the Tesco's equivalent. I felt quite positive that these were going to be a high standard and contain what they were supposed to.
I tried these nappies on my little one straight away and it immediately became evident that these nappies were slightly disappointing. They felt quite rough against the skin and they didn't fit her as well as other nappies. I had to do them up really tight to ensure they would stay on properly and the tag didn't seem to stick all that well.
My little girl does drink a lot and I guess it follows that she probably does quite big wees. These nappies leaked frequently and sometimes only after a short period of her wearing them. They just didn't absorb the wee as well as other nappies I have used. I found them really disappointing and while we will finish off the packet, I certainly wont' be buying them again.
We started off using brand name nappies like Huggies and Pampers, but in terms of quality and price I have to say the best overall value has to be Sainsbury's Little Ones Dry.
These are great nappies, fairly cheap and we've had little to no accidents and leaks, except when put under extreme pressure by what I can only describe as the stomach bug from hell (trust me, nothing could have prevented leaks in that case).
My son sleeps for 12-14 hours at a time at night so is nappies are very heavy when he gets up, but we've avoided the splitting and weird chemical sludge that have come with other brands. We recently changed to the Little One's Active now that he's moving around more, which are admittedly not as good for night time, so I simply make sure that we have both in stock, dry for night, active for day.
My only other qualm would be with my local Sainsbury's and their stock keeping. I often find that they are out of his size a bit too often for my liking. When you consider that you can't simply go elsewhere for Little Ones, this is something that annoys me.
Sainsbury's Little Ones
I recently got a coupon for money off Sainsbury's Little Ones nappies so I thought I would give them a try. My daughter was a week old so I bought the size one as she was only around 6lbs.
**WHAT IS IT**
Sainsbury's Little Ones new size one nappies are for newborn babies. You get 24 nappies in a pack and they claim to be super soft on the packaging Also they say they have a gentle touch to protect your baby's delicate skin. They are specially designed to help your baby stay snug and secure.
Size one is for babies from 2-5kg (4-11lbs). My baby was 6lbs 7oz when she was born and I used these nappies for her.
The 24 nappies are tightly packed into a plastic bag which ends up a rectangular shape. The plastic covering is bright yellow and you will notice it straight away on the shelf.
On the front of the packaging the Sainsbury's logo is in white along with brief information on the nappies which is also in white. On the right hand side there is a picture of a mother holding her baby.
At the bottom it tells you the size of the nappies (this is highlighted in blue so it stands out). Beside this there is a picture of a duck and to be honest I have no idea what the relevance the duck has but nevertheless it is there.
The back of the packaging shows a picture of the nappies inside and tells you what they feel are the benefits and positives of these nappies. At the top right hand corner a picture of another duck appears.
On one side it tells you the size of the nappies again and on the other side it tells you not to flush nappies down the toilet. Also it warns you about how polythene bags are dangerous to children. You are given contact details for Sainsbury's including a care line number.
On the inside of these nappies there is a soft lining so they don't be harsh on your baby's skin, this is good however I do feel that they are not extra absorbent. I find that they get very heavy when wet and my baby's skin got irritated because of this.
The nappies have triple elastication but I find that they still leak and you end up with soiled and wet clothes on your baby. This is annoying as it means more washing for you.
There is a perforated top sheet which is supposed to keep stools away from your baby's skin but I find that this is not the case and my baby's skin gets sore looking and red.
The nappy in my opinion is larger than other brands for that particular weight range so they look massive on my newborn. The side parts are longer than other makes and for some reason even though they are longer (go down my daughter's leg) they still leak on me and don't provide good stoppage of stools or wet nappies.
They have a strop along the top that has bugs (for example caterpillars, ladybugs, centipedes, fireflies etc) with leaves around them to brighten up the nappy and make them more appealing. Each nappy has this design with several different designs in a pack for a change. I think that the design is cute. Where you fasten the nappy you can open and close it if needed and it will stick securely back together.
These nappies cost £1.64 for 24 which is roughly 7pence per nappy which is a brilliant price however I feel that because they leak so much I have to use more of them and they cost me more as I have to wash more clothes and I have extra hassle because of it.
The nappy doesn't seem to hold substantial amounts of liquid so I feel I have to change the nappy more and quicker as the wet isn't taken away from the baby's skin. This also leaves the baby's skin more irritated which is something you don't want to happen.
I wouldn't recommend these nappies as they aren't really great quality however you do get what you pay for. If you don't want soiled clothes or having to change wet nappies that have soaked through everywhere I would advise you to choose another brand and pay extra as it would work out better for you in the long run.
I feel that as a newborn goes through substantial amounts of nappies these ones would be ok to use if you were stuck and had no other choice. Possibly it might be different when the child gets older and they don't have as many wet and dirty nappies.
I don't think I would buy these type of nappies again as they don't fit my child correctly and just cause me hassle. They are alright if you have to put them on to use in an emergency but I would not choose to use them. I never was able to put them on my daughter at night as they just wouldn't withstand her having to wear them for the hours during her sleep.
Once my little boy turned 1 i felt it was safe to try him with supermarket home brand nappies (i would like to make it clear it is not unsafe at any age im just funny with things like that goodness knows why ?!? ) i had previously tried boots nappies as i felt they were more trust worthy for my child being a pharmaceutical company also. When i first opened the sainsburys nappies i felt them seemed larger than any of the nappies i had previously brought but i thought i would try them and see how they went, the ones we tried were quite sweet they had farmyard animals round the band but i thought they were too large around my sons tummy, we didnt get any rashes or sore bums but we did get the odd accident at night which was actually straight out the top although making sure his 'winkle' was pointing down it obviously wasnt part way through the night and too be honest that was the only problem we had which is why i personally would never buy them again although i cant see it being a problem for little girls and maybe not even all boys
As I have two little boys, we are big nappy consumers. We tried Pampers nappies as well but the elder one had nappy rash, so we changed immediately. I tried Sainsbury's Little Ones dry nappies and I am absolutely content with it.
I am lucky that my younger son is such a big baby that I can buy the same size for both of them (there is 19 month difference between them). Now we use the 4+ size.
There are 4 types of Sainsbury's nappies. The eco is one of them - we haven't tried it yet. The other is the explore category wrapped in purple wrapper. It is okay. In red wrapper you find the pull-ons. And finally our favourites have a turquoise wrapper. According to my experience in the market of nappies as the size of the nappies grows the number of nappies in the pack diminishes. It has a practical wrapper you can hold easily, you don't need an extra bag, because the wrapper has its own handle. The wrapper is recyclable.
There are 7 different sizes:
0 premature up to 3 kg/6 lb
1 newborn 2-5 kg/4-11 lb
2 mini 3-6 kg/6-13 lb
3 midi 4-9 kg/9-20 lb
4 maxi 7-18 kg/15-40 lb
4+ maxi+ 9-20kg/20-44 lb
5 junior 11-25 kg/24-55 lb
6 extra large 16 kg+/35 lb+
You should change nappy size when leakage accidents become regular. Take care that ruffles at the baby's legs to be turned out, not turned under the nappy.
The absorbent core locks the liquid and keeps it away from the baby's skin.
The elasticated leg cuffs and the riffle provide protection against leakage accidents.
The flexible and resealable sides stretch so it moves according the baby's tummy.
There are farmyard animals in front of the nappies and leafs all over the 4+ size. You can tell your baby a short story while you change the nappy. I give him usually one while I change for another one.
The different sizes have the same prices but as I mentioned before less nappies as the size grows.
3 midi 6.95 pounds/70 nappies
4 maxi 6.95 pounds/62 nappies
4+ maxi+ 6.95 pounds/58 nappies
5 junior 6.95 pounds/54 nappies
We tried the Little ones dry and the explore nappies (there is not much difference between them) and I found them really good, there are 1-2 accidents per months, so I don't complain. Don't forget the ruffles, turn them out!!! That's all, I recommend it.
My latest trial product from the Sainsbury's Little Ones baby range is their nappies, I always keep a packet of nappies in the bathroom for when my granddaughter visits and although I have recently been rather disappointed with both Tesco and Morrisons nappies I have found this Sainsbury's brand to be absolutely excellent.
You can buy Dry nappies and also Explore ones, I went for the Dry variety as my granddaughter drinks rather a lot during the day and also takes a bottle of milk to bed with her so I wanted a nappy which would keep her dry and comfortable through the night. The Explore range is like the Pampers Active Fit in that they have higher leg holes and a slimmer waist to enable toddlers and babies move comfortably without the bulkiness of normal nappies - I avoided this variety as my granddaughter has no trouble at all walking or running regardless of what nappy she is wearing so Explore held no benefits for us personally.
I bought the Size 5 nappies for my granddaughter and they fit her perfectly, being seemingly the same size and dimensions as her usual Pampers nappies.
The fasteners on the nappies are on slightly elasticated strips and they cling well to the nappy, I have not had one fail on me yet and even when my granddaughter decided to sit in the paddling pool with her nappy on the tabs didn't come open or apart at all despite the fact that the nappy itself ended up swollen and very, very heavy!
These nappies live up to their name and kept my granddaughter very dry indeed. During the day we are attempting to potty train her so it's only when we go out that she wears a nappy, she seemed comfortable in them and when she was wet the nappy didn't go as bulky and sodden as other supermarket brand nappies. To be honest my granddaughter does hate having a wet or dirty nappy so does ask to be changed almost as soon as she realised her nappy is no longer dry, although I am confident enough that these nappies would cope well with a child who wasn't overly concerned at the amount of time spent in a wet nappy.
During the night is obviously the big test for any nappy and these coped admirably. My granddaughter has the unfortunate habit of pooing during the early hours of the morning and this doesn't wake her unless she is already sore, so the fact that these Sainsbury's nappies don't leak either wee or poo is testament to just how good they are. The last time my granddaughter stayed the night with me she woke up and was, well, plastered (and we'll leave the description at that!) yet the nappy had not allowed any wet or mess to leak through onto her bedsuit.
These nappies are priced at £4.29 for 30 nappies which is much cheaper than Pampers and Huggies and in my opinion they honestly do do their job at least as well - and better than in Huggies case!
Having twin boys obviously both in nappies I am always looking for ways to save money yet at the same time find something reliable too. Pampers were my first choice when they were born but after just a few weeks I was left with nappies falling apart and the crystals inside falling everywhere, they were only weeks old at the time and I was disgusted especially as Pampers are some of the most expensive nappies you can buy.
For the past 10months or more I have been using both Boots and Sainsburys nappies being quite impressed with both - they have done exactly what I needed and wanted them to do at a fraction of the price.
As the nappies increase in size you are given less in a packet and the packets seem to become more expensive so as you can imagine I was extremely pleased to find that a large pack of 54 Sainsburys Little Ones Nappies were just £6.49 roughly - to add to my delight Sainsburys often have a baby event where they offer a third off Baby items including nappies leaving this particular pack of nappies at an exciteable wee in the pants price of just £4.99! On top of this I receive Nectar Points on my Nectar Card.
The packs they come in are quite large, being tall and wide - a pale green in colour with a picture of a young girl standing proud in one of these nappies. The packets are very basic but on them you are told exactly what you need to know. On the packs I buy this is the information included;
You are told at the top that these are Sainsburys Little Ones DRY .. containing 54 Ultra Absorbent Nappies. We are then told that they are Soft, compact contoured design for a snug, secure fit day and night with flexible stretchy sides.
At the bottom of the packet you are told the size - in my boys case a size 5 - Junior for children 11-25kg or 24-55lb. When you visit your health visitors or doctors they can weigh your baby if you are not sure of your childs exact weight. Obviously the information on the packs differs for the age and size of your child.
You are also provided with some promising information on the back of the nappies pack.
'Sainsburys little ones dry nappies are regularly tested to provide great performance and quality' - This would give anybody who had not used them before high hopes for these.
We are shown a picture of an open nappy with arrows pointing to certain areas with specific info for each point. These points being;
*Extra absorbent core locks liquid away helping to keep your babys bottom dry - At the back of the nappy.
*Compact and contoured in design to allow for free movement and a secure fit to your babys bottom - Towards the bum area.
*Elasticated leg cuffs provide protection against leakage - Around the legs
*Farmyard animal story design - On the front
*Flexible sides that stretch, helping your baby feel snug and secure both day and night - The 'wings' on the sides.
To look at these nappies they don't look like anything special - in fact they feel quite thin and flimsy they are tall and seem quite narrow as if they won't fit around my boys or hold much of what they've got to fill them with. Of course there was only one way for me to find out if they lived up to what was being sold on the packets and that was to use them and hope for the best.
Now although I do buy the larger size without even opening a nappy up they looked a slight bit big - as if they would be hanging down to their knees and rising up their bellies. Each nappy is as promised decorated in farm animals which I think is a real bonus. The animals vary from nappy to nappy ranging from cows/cats/ rabbits to ducks. As most parents know nappy changing can become an increasing nightmare when your child gets older as they like to wriggle and really don't want to lay down still for a nappy change. Luckily my boys adore any sort of animals whether they be in picture form or real life so when they started to become a little fidgety and unsettled when it came to changing their nappies I would show them the animals on them which makes them feel comfortable to lay there and have 'moos and quacks' on fitted around them.
Both my boys are quite tall, my oldest twin having wider hips and waist than my youngest yet they both fit perfectly well into the same size nappy.
I found them quite easy to put on and despite them looking narrow once they were opened up and my boys lay flat on them they wrapped around them perfectly and with ease. They didn't feel tight and I could fit a finger inbetween the nappy and their belly perfectly without the nappy feeling like it was too tight, too loose or about to come off.
The wings which come around and stick do stretch as promised to allow comfort and ease of putting them. This would probably provide great comfort for your child as they grow and get bigger. To my surprise they have quite a strong stick to them too and can hold securely for a good few hours before they begin to lift up slightly and lose their grip.
During the day when my boys are up and about I have found them to be excellent they hold in endless amounts off wees and poos believe me, and touch wood they have suffered no leaks. They can move around comfortably, climb up the stairs, climb on my high settee and onto my chairs with the nappy still clinging on securely. I even used to check to see if they had any marks on them just in case they were hurting them in anyway (perhaps by rubbing on ther skin) when they were moving about as they seemed just too good to be true really for such a 'cheap' nappy. Even the leg cuffs do not rub or dig into their legs like I expected them to - they both seem comfortable and content and fairly happy to move about freely whilst in these nappies.
My boys go to bed at roughly 6.30 at night after a bottle, and wake at 7.30 but I do change them at arouind 9.30 - 10 because I know they pee quite a bit after a bottle and I know the nappy wouldn't last through to the morning as no other nappies I have tried lasted without a leak or falling apart. They go from 10 in the night roughly to at least 7.30 in the morning and wake up with the nappy still sitting comfortably on their waists, no leaks, and holding what needs to be held firmly where it should be. Touching wood again we have had no leaks, or breakages and I have found due to them holding a significant amount of moisture in my boys have suffered from nappy rashes alot less.
O.K so these are no top branded pampers or huggies - but sometimes I firmly believe in you are just paying for the name! These have saved me quite a bit of money and have lived up to my high expectations and needs. My twins are coming up 20 months now, they are bigger and can move about hell of alot more - even though they have been walking since they were 10months old and even now I can see these lasting me until they are completely potty trained. I can't reccomend these enough to be honest, for the price you can't go wrong as for me they do what a nappy is supposed to do.
I've learnt through the credit crunch to try not to be a brand snob. If I don't try something new I won't ever know if I'm going to like it, regardless of the cheaper price tag attached to it.
Since having my daughter, I've been a firm believer that Pampers nappies are the best. Huggies will do just fine when they are on offer, but I won't tend to buy supermarket or cheaper brands unless I have a very good reason to, or unless someone proves to me they are great.
A recent offer on Sainsbury's baby range showed me that a pack of their own brand nappies would only cost £2.90 for 30 nappies instead of £4 for a pack of the same amount of Pampers. Without the offer the nappies still offer a competitive price at just over £4 instead of nearly £6 for a pack of pampers.
I couldn't resist the £3 price tag for a week's worth of nappies so they were destined to fall into my trolley.
They are packaged to look a lot like Pampers both in their colouring in the packaging as well as the images on the packets. Everything looks almost identical, and I would be very happy if they performed as well as the leading brand.
On first glance a Sainsbury's nappy looks a lot bulkier than the slim line design of the Pampers. This was a bit off putting to start with to say the least. They don't boast the 12 hour protection that Pampers offer their customers when buying their products, but a nappy will only absorb as much as they will allow, and I believe that also depends on the frequency of changing as well as how often a child needs their nappy changing.
I first decided to try my daughter in these at night purely because I wasn't too happy with the bulkiness. I was worried that it would affect her movement and make her feel uncomfortable. I know babies move a lot during their sleep so time would tell.
I always get my daughter up in the morning with a full to bursting nappy. On the first morning after the night before, there were no leaks and she was happy as she is in a Pampers.
So far so good.....
I had no choice but to move onto daytime wear when I ran out of Pampers through buying the Sainsbury's ones. When she goes to nursery they only ever use Pampers on the children. Whilst I'm not a brand snob and will only ever send my daughter to nursery in the best, I did feel better at the end of the day when I was taking a Pampers nappy off her rather than the Sainsbury's, purely because of the bulk of the nappy.
I wasn't sure I was going to get over the thickness aspect of the nappy from Sainsbury's. My daughter didn't seem uncomfortable running around in these nappies, nor did she ever leak in them. What I did find that I didn't like was that when she did a poo, the nappy didn't absorb as well as a Pampers, and it would reach the elasticated edges a lot quicker especially in a fuller nappy.
On the positive side, nothing bad happened when we were using these nappies, and I will buy them occasionally or when I have a week where money is a bit tighter than normal. It really does come down to personal preference when I go for a Pampers every time.
For anyone on a budget these are a fine buy.
When my daughter was born i hadn't even considered that there were other brands of nappies available other then Huggies and Pampers - these are the ones that you are shown all over the place in adverts even before considering to have a child!!
So when i got my free samples of the better known nappies when pregnant i thought i would give them both a go before choosing which brand to stick with. I didn't think that there would be such amazing marketing for nappies and i hadn't really gotten my head into the whole new shopping world that is related to having a baby!
Well, i then discovered that supermarkets have their own nappies too and when i tried Sainsbury's they were amazing - i can't really tell the difference between them other then the price. The sizes are the same and the absorbency. I had thought that i would try some of the cheaper supermarkets however when changing her in my local store they had some free nappies in the changing room so i thought i would give them a go! This is a really good way that Sainsbury's got my custom so if you have a baby change in your local store it is worth seeing if they are giving out free nappies!!!
My daughter doesn't know any different!! There is however nappy snobbery i think when i go to baby groups i have had comments a few times that she has a different brand of nappies on but in the long run it will save us loads for a product that it of the same quality