As I think most Mum's have, I seem to have gone through every brand and each size of nappy for my son. He is terrible and seems to leak through them all (he is obviously changed regularly just doesn't seem to get on with a lot of the big brand names). I never had a problem like this with my daughter and was baffled why he was not getting on with what was supposed to be the best and most used nappies.
I was fed up with paying a fortune on nappies that were terrible and either did not fit him properly, therefore easily leaking, or were making him come out in a horrible rash!
When I was in Tesco one day, I noticed how much cheaper their own brand nappies were and decided to give them a go. Had nothing to lose after all!
These Tesco own brand nappies seem to be the best by far and are also reasonably priced. I found that all the big brands of nappies such as huggies and pampers were terrible and also much much more expensive.
I have found that as well as being much more absorbent, they are also much more flexible and comfortable. My son always seemed to get a little irritation after wearing other brands such as (and mainly) pampers but we have never had any such problem since using these. There is no irritation to his skin and he can move around much easier without feeling restricted.
The only other nappies he gets on with just as well as these are as a little angels, which might be worth a try.
I would recommend giving these nappies a try! They are great and you might even save some pennies!!
Thank you for reading!
xx Mrs K xx
I purchased these nappies when my local Tesco had them on offer although even at the regular price of £4.98 they're still a bargain. I buy size 5s and get 26 Ultra dry nappies in a pack. You can also get the larger packs which contain around 40 nappies for £5.97 or 2 packs for £10.
They are dermatologically tested and lock in wetness. To open the packet there are perforated markings at the top of the packet which you pull open and can then remove one nappy at a time from the pack. The nappies are mainly white in colour with a green pattern and an owl on the front. The back has a green heart. Very similar design to pampers. They are stretchy around the legs to allow for freedom of movement and hold wetness well. My son wears one at night for 12 hours and they have never leaked or caused him a nappy rash. The sticky tabs are nice and sticky and stay stuck down well for as long as needed.
The only disadvantage for me would be that they have a slight smell to them, a bit of a chemical smell which whilst is not unpleasant, is not pleasant either. I also find they don't disguise the smell of urine very well but overall they are good absorbent nappies that I would recommend.
Although I mostly use reusable nappies on my little girl, there are times when I use disposable - I always use a pampers ultra dry at night, but I am quite prepared to try other non branded nappies for use during the daytime, when the reusables are being washed or we are away for the day! I would very often purchase Pampers Simply dry range for nappies during the daytime, however a while ago when Tesco had offers on all their nappies, I thought I would try their own brand. I am currently purchasing a size 4+ nappy for my little girl, which contains 44 nappies, costing almost £6, but there is another offer on at present with two packs for a tenner. A lot of pennies saved in comparison to the leading brands!
Tesco ultra dry nappies come in a variety of sizes from 3 to size 6. They claim to have an ultra absorbent core with an extra dry layer. Tesco also claim to have super stretchy sides to make the fit more comfortable and offer a snug fit. These nappies have been designed to be suitable for day and night and with the absorbency they are meant to be ideal for growing babies/toddlers who wriggle, grow and drink a lot more.
I have never tried these nappies at night, as even the odd night, my daughter has still leaked even in a pampers baby dry, so I really wouldn't like to chance a different nappy, particularly as my daughter drinks a lot during the day, and still has a decent amount of milk before bedtime. So my experience with these nappies is purely during the day, where unless there a nappy is dirty, I don't tend to change it for three to four hours. Following these approximate changing times, there has never been any kind of leakage with these nappies. My toddler seems perfectly comfortable in these nappies, has never complained of being wet and they do seem to absorb well.
Apart from being absorbent, I also like the look of these nappies - not that it is terribly important, but I actually think these nappies look better quality and are much much thicker than the Pampers Simply dry and would now be much more inclined to purchase a pack of these Tesco nappies over the Pampers basic range.
All in all, I really cannot complain about these nappies at all. Albeit I can't give me experience with these nappies at night, but certainly during the day they are as absorbent and comfortable as the leading brands of nappies - so why pay more?!
~*~*~ Tesco Super Fit Nappies ~*~*~
~ What are they? ~
These are Tesco branded nappies. These ones are the Super Fit style which allow baby to move freely.
~Why did I buy them? ~
I was in Tesco when I remembered that I was running low on nappies. I popped along to the baby department and had a look if there were any decent offers on any of the nappies and I saw that the Tesco Super Fits were included in a two for £10 deal, and that was for the larger Economy packs so I grabbed them. We hadn't tried the Tesco nappies before but had tried other supermarket brands with good results and I am all for saving money if the quality is just as good as the leading brands.
~ Packaging ~
The Super Fits come in a purple plastic bag type packaging. There is a perforated seam on the top of the pack which allows you to rip open a corner. The packaging is nice and simple and tells us all we need to know -
Maxi Dry & Ultra Absorbant
Mother & Baby Silver Award 2010/11 for Best disposable nappy
Slimmer and Ultra Absorbant
Stretchy sides for movement
They sounded and looked quite good and I was quite happy with them.
~ Price & Availability ~
Being a Tesco product they are available from Tesco stores only. They are priced at £6.57 or two packs for £10.
The Super Fits come in sizes -
Midi - 3
Maxi - 4
Maxi + - 4+
Junior - 5
They are also available in the smaller carry packs priced at £4.88.
~ Nappy Design and Use ~
The nappies are tightly packed into the purple sack and pulling out just one is a pretty much impossible task, especially if your in a hurry, but once you have released one it then becomes easier to get them out as they loosen up in the pack.
The nappies are mainly white in colour with a small purple stripe down each side and also a pattern of purple dots. The very top of the waist is also finished in a purple stripe and then under that is a band which has a nice design on it, I have pulled out four nappies and the patterns are different on each, all have a cute jungle background but are slightly different the animals on the four I have pulled from the packs are - a lion and monkey, a lion and giraffe, a giraffe and monkey and an elephant and hippo, there may be more animals but I don't want to pull them all out of the pack!
They are very cute and feel like a good quality nappy. Oh, the back of the nappy has the size printed on them.
Looking at the inside of the nappy I can see that it is mainly white with a lilac absorbant rectangle in the front of the nappy.
Using them is simple. The tabs are not sticky as such but more like a Velcro which makes the sides stick together, when on they look quite cute, but cuteness isn't all you need in a nappy! More importantly I have found these nappies do an excellent job at keeping my little one dry. The worst thing with nappies is when they suddenly give in and start leaking after two pee's but I have found these do a brilliant job with my son especially through the night as he sleeps through from 6 - 6.30pm until 8 - 9am and he has only once woken up wet and we have been buying these for about four months or so now so I am impressed.
The nappies are also good at holding the other stuff in too and he has never had the unfortunate exploding nappy incident happen to him.
They are also nice and flexible and my son moves around freely in them and I have never noticed them irritating him in anyway.
~ Overall ~
As you can probably tell I am impressed with these nappies, they are cheaply priced but do an excellent job which is all you want from a nappy. I have nothing bad to say about them. I did initially think they may look a bit girly but they are nice enough and are a unisex nappy.
I buy a 4+ and the economy packs contain 44 nappies in this size, so I think £10 for 88 nappies is quite a good price. I find these just as good as the leading brands and have nothing bad to say at all.
Thanks for reading :o) x
As a busy mother of two daughters - 5 years old and almost 2 years old - I am always looking to get the best quality products for the best price. Both my daughters are very slight in build and tall, so finding nappies that fit well, hug their frame and don't leak - without costing the earth - has always been a challenge.
I have tried every nappy brad known to man with varying levels of success. I have tried the two largest brands of nappies and have been disappointed with both of them! I find them overpriced and really not very well suited to babies and toddlers with skinny legs! I found that they leaked maybe 1 time out of every 8 and felt that, to be honest, you were often paying for the name and the character pictures on the front of the nappies!
I decided to try Tesco Baby Essentials nappies when my eldest daughter was small - I thought how bad could they be for about £6 for 50! I was pleasantly surprised at the quality and the effectiveness of them! I still use these nappies today with my youngest child and am still very happy with their quality. We have a leaky nappy maybe 1 in every 25, and that's usually on hot summer days when the little one has had a lot to drink.
My youngest sleeps 12 - 14 hours a night and we ever have any trouble with nappies leaking overnight. She wakes up with a nappy that's so large it looks like it is going to explode, but as yet it never has!
The nappies do come with sweet little animal pictures on them, and an indication of the size, depicted with a number on the reverse of the nappy, so you don't get mixed up if you are dealing with several sizes of nappy at once (ideal for nurseries I would have thought!). They have elasticised edges on the legs, which really do prevent any leakage around the legs.
In summary I find these super-absorbent, great quality and great value - particularly if you have little ones with skinny legs!
Nappy shopping. Eurgh I hear you say? I know it's tedious, but when we have nippers it just has to be done. But let me help you make an informed decision about which nappies you should buy, therefore reducing the amount of hours you spend down the nappy aisle.
I describe myself as and 'earth mother' and a user of reusable nappies. However, I always have an emergency pack of nappies on standby just in case I 'forget'; (yeah, right) to wash my baby son's nappies, or just for convenience. The pack sitting in the corner of sitting room is Super Fit Tesco nappies.
There are five sizes of Super Fit nappies; Midi, Maxi, Maxi +, Junior and Junior +. Basically, these nappies can be used from birth right through to potty training. The pack sizes range from between 23 and 54 nappies depending on the size you need. Larger packs are £6.57 and smaller packs are £4.88. Very reasonably priced.
The nappies are made from very stretchy, very strong fabric. They have two adjustable sticky pads to fasten the nappy. They fit very snugly around the legs; this being the very stretchy bit. The nappies are super absorbent. I have yet to have a leak.
My baby son has not had any adverse reactions to these nappies. I have found other brands have made his bottom red and sore, but not these. They even have cute cartoon pictures on the front. I feel that these nappies are not cheap feeling, as some other brands are. They actually feel like quite an expensive brand, and certainly perform like one.
I would recommend these nappies to mummies and daddies wanting to use disposable nappies full time. they are as good as leading brands, just at a cut of the price.
I always look out for a bargain, and when our daughter was born, we decided to use a high branded nappy for our daughter. For a year and a half she was wearing pampers nappies costing us £12 a box fpr just 64 nappies. One month we had a lot of bills and car things to pay out, so we decided to buy cheaper nappies costing us around £6/£6.50 for a pack of 40+. They work brilliantly! We've had no leaks, no wetness when she wakes up and none that have broken open or got ruined like we had with pampers.
We have saved ourselves a lot of money over the past year from switching to Tesco nappies, and will possibly use them again if we had another child. Having children can be very expensive and nappies unfortunately can be a big spend each time you need to stock up. I think it would work best for my family if Tesco were to sell them in a box rather than in bags so we could buy more nappies at once.
The nappies are white with purple details with little animals on the front. They do up with the sticky tabs like other nappies do. The cost around £6.57 for a pack of 40+ (depending on which size you buy).
They sizes range from 3 up to 6. Tesco also have a Newborn range which goes up to size 2, Super Dry range from sizes 3 to 6 and an Easy Fit pull up's range. 3 to size 6. The materials they use feel and look similar to those of the top branded nappies and work just like them too. The elastic around the legs is sewn into 3 seperate parts of the nappy. The outer part has 2 lines and inside there are 2 purple extra flaps with elastic to prevent anything from leaking or when the child is moving a lot, it will stop anything escaping the nappy. They are lovely and thick and my daughter can sleep 13 hours in them without waking up wet. They absorb a lot of liquid and definitely do a brilliant job. The feel of the outside of the nappy is not as soft as a pampers nappy, but it doesn't in anyway look uncomfortable or harsh on the skin. We've never looked back to Pampers and will keep on using Tesco's until we've potty trained her. She's 2 and a half and learning! so not long left now!
(Remember to dispose of in a bin and do not flush nappies down the toilet. Wrap in a nappy sack and put into a waste disposal bin).
Price per nappy:
Example: Size 4 packs contain 50 nappies. £6.57 for pack- £0.13 per nappy.
Larger brand: Size 4 pack contain 30 nappies. £6.48 for pack -£0.22 per nappy.
Available at most Tesco stores (possibly not Tesco express or garages).
Sooo, the big question we all want to know when having to pay out for nappies on a regular basis - can we get away with opting for the cheaper versions or do we stick with the branded Huggies and Pampers?!
In my opinion, ALL of the Tesco branded nappies, including the design above are definitely worth a try and so far so good for me with my 3 children, in particularly my 3rd child who is wearing them daily!
It was Pampers and Huggies from the start with me with my first two children (now teenagers). It took me a while to switch to Asda's own make as being in my early 20's there seemed to be somewhat of a stigma attached to buying the less well known brands. Daft I know, but you didn't want people looking down their nose at you with the look of you're not doing the best for your child! More and more people of today though are opting for the stores own branded nappies and what do I say to the whole nappy snobbery that you still sometimes come across? Poppycock!
Being in my mid 30's now and having my 3rd child almost 2 years ago, I was very eager to make those savings right from the start. I did however opt again for Huggies to start off the first couple of months. I actually didn't notice the Tesco branded newborn nappies at the time of having my son so I went with thinking that I'd give my son the same start as my other two children and opt for the Huggies.
Baby's skin is sooo soft and sensitive, the risk of saving a few quid didn't appeal to me much anyway. I was soon quickly reminded of how much the costs of nappy buying adds up and with todays increased prices, was more than happy to make the change when my son was about 3 months old. It was actually a bout of something called Rota virus that made me invest in the nappies. My son was really very ill, toileting every 10-15 minutes and sooo many nappies were being soiled and wasted. Off to the shops we went, and hello Tesco easy fit, superfit, superdry and ultradry! They also have Tesco newborn! What a choice! They do of course have Tesco value as well, although I haven't tried those yet. They are even cheaper!
The varying packets of nappies that Tesco offer come in different sizes and designs. The superfit is just one of the designs. Being away from buying nappies for a good 15 years and suddenly finding myself having to decipher what nappy I would need, was a bit of a challenge! I managed to work out that the easiest way to see what you needed was to go with the weight of your child and see which nappies were best. Each design has a number on the packet, ie it may say something like ' junior' size 5, (which at aged 23 months my son is in now), or 5+. Great! That solves everything then, my son is a size ... erm... what size is he?! Know the weight of your baby, and you just have to look at the weight on the packets. You will find that your child will probably fit into 2 different sizes as the weights are quite generous, so it's a bit of a guess and try game before you get the best size.
Some recent examples of price would be that a pack of Newborn Tesco premature nappies are currently £3.70 for 24. Compare that with Pampers most recent price, again available in Tesco, they are actually more expensive! A pack of newborn pampers is £3.69, and that's for 27 nappies.
Fear not! When we look at the next size up, A packet of mini Tesco nappies (from newborn upwards in size) stand at 44 nappies for £3.70 and when you compare this to Pampers at £6.49 for only 35 nappies!
A few more examples of recent prices are as follows:
Tesco Midi Pack of 32 for £4.68
Pampers Midi Pack of 36 for £6.49
Tesco Maxi Pack of 50 for £6.49
Pampers Maxi Pack of 46 for £9.99
Huggies Maxi Pack of 56 £9.99
This price difference continues as the sizes progress. You can clearly see that there is an obvious saving of £2-3 on packs of nappies. This soon adds up during the weeks and months of buying! With the superfit nappy, they look like any other brand of nappies. They have purple edging and a strip of animal pictures. The nappies are mainly white in colour.
Like most of Tesco nappies, the nappies state they offer comfort, are ultra dry and offer protection day and night. They have a soft lining and are super absorbent. We used the ultra dry during the ill episode and there was no leakage whatsoever. I must state at this point that the more expensive branded Huggies were leaking! I've always liked Huggies nappies though and in all fairness, it was only during this period that they failed us.
The tabs at the side to fasten are nice and stretchy. They can be re-fastened on and off due to being velcro and a good snug fit is provided. The most important thing for me with nappies is that my sons derriere is kept free from soreness and that the crease around the leg is kept from being sore and red. These nappies provide assurance that no soreness is left in any area.
We are currently using size 5 ultra dry or superfit nappies every day and I never opt for the other brands unless there is a massive saving on them. This has been the case once in the past year and i'm more than happy sticking with our chosen nappies. These nappies fit my son snuggly and he doesn't complain whilst wearing them. It's also good to know that on one occasion when we were caught without any way of getting spare nappies until we finished our journey, our son still wasn't leaking or sore. It was one heavy nappy though so had absorbed very well!
I can't think of many disadvantages other than the nappies have a slightly more outer papery feel compared to Huggies. Don't get me wrong, they don't definitely feel like paper and are definitely not hard to the touch, but there is a difference compared to the Huggies outer softness. The nappies are also plainer in design compared to the branded nappies. Personally I don't think that makes a difference. They aren't totally plain and do have a small picture on which is cute.
I first tried these nappies when my first daughter was a baby and found that they fit well and were absorbant aswell as being well priced and often on offer. Now 3 years later and I have used them on her younger sister.
These nappies may be supermarkets own but I honestly believe if you tried the so called premium brands and these without knowing what you were trying you would find these to be just as good if not better. The nappy is available in 5 different sizes from size 3 Midi to size 5+ Junior plus. To give you an idea my 3 1/2 year old has just come out of size 5+ (just for nights) and my 4 month old wears size 3 so they are useful for a wide range of ages/sizes. The nappies are sold in carry pack or economy packs obviously the more you buy the better the value.
The nappy itself is nice and soft with the usual thick velcro like tabs at the back and a pictured front with tabs to tuck in and like near enough all nappies nowadays they are resealable. The nappy is just as thin as the premium brands and after 12 hours of sleep they do not leak and my daughter has never felt wet on a morning.
I have no concerns with the performance of these nappies and my daughter seems comfortable, there are no marks around her stomach or legs and no leakages. These nappies do not always seem to be available in all Tescos store however and I have found that I have had to use the Tesco Essentials instead on occasion (also very good).
I use to buy these nappies often for my daughter however they have stopped putting them on offers i.e 2 packs for a reduced amount and due to this they have become quite a bit more expensive than Asda's own brand nappies as such I won't be using these anymore.
Yes it's another nappy review from me! I think it's always handy for parents to read up on different types of nappies as it can save them a lot of money in the long run if they find an affordable brand that still offers great quality. I've always maintained that Supermarket brand nappies are often just as good as bigger brand names and the Tesco nappies are no exception.
I've had no problems at all with these nappies and they are of great quality. Tesco nappies did use to be quite plain with a no frills design, but more recently i've noticed they feature some attractive designs on them. Most importantly though the absorbancy of them is great, my son sleeps in them for up to 7hours at night and he isn't soaked, we've also had no leakages.
There is a good range available too for most ages from Newborn up to Toddlers. You can buy them in different types too for example you can buy 'Super Fit' - great for an active baby who's always on the move, and 'Super Soft' - great for new born babies so it's not too harsh on their skin.
A 26 pack costs £3-4 pounds, there are other Supermarket brand nappies that are cheaper though and just as good so you might want to read a few of the other nappies i've reviewed.
When it came to nappies for my son you could say I was a bit obsessive, from the moment I found out I was pregnant I was stocking up and instinctively came home with the leading brand for nappies, until I came on here and realised that I may be missing out on a little gem!
When my son arrived I had Pampers and Huggies all in size 1 but when Alex was getting a bit bigger we needed a slightly bigger nappy and moved onto Size 2, we were very fortunate to receive a nappy cake and this contained nappies from Tesco and were size 2 so when the Size 1 were a little snug we used these nappies.
The nappies feel so much softer than huggies and pampers but are more bulky on appearance. The front of the nappies contain one of three characters an elephant, giraffe or monkey. The nappies also have tabs to each side which we found fantastic as they gave extra reassurance with our babies breastmilk poos which were extremely runny!
The nappies had plenty of stretch to them and seems to fit much better to my babies bottom offering a much better fit. The nappies are very absorbant and we found when Alex had done one of his famous runny poos much more was absorbed into the nappy and away from his bottom which was a major bonus for us as when we had used the pampers we had found the top sheet on many occasions had stuck to his bottom and we had to peel it away, with these nappys we did not have this problem.
The size 2 nappys contained 44 in a pack and when I purchased them they were on offer 2 packs for £6 which offers great value for money.
To date we have had no leaks using Tesco nappies and this is a must for us as when he was a tiny newborn we found that we were having to change him at least twice due to a leaking nappy and having to carry around extra outfits all the time was starting to be a bit of a nuisance.
I am now converted to supermarket branded nappies as not only are they reliable, they are more absorbant and offer greater value for money and what's more we have a happy active baby in these nappies!
When my little one was born I was obsessed by using everything branded on him, I assumed it must be better for him and paying more would mean a better experience using them. On that note I always used Huggies or Pampers, I bought the huge economy boxes when they were on offer in the hope that it would work out not to expensive and last a decent amount of time.
A few months ago I was staying with my partner at his and forgot to take the nappies with me and so he nipped ot to the local Tesco Express where he was getting petrol and picked up these nappies, they also have stay dry which are the ones I use, at just £2.99 a pack for 22 nappies wasn't bad.
The are green and white with little animals on them and my son loves holding and looking at the nappy while I get rid of the old one.
I have had no accidents with these nappies, no leaking etc although my son is 2 so I don't know how well they would be for a younger baby but I imagine the same.
They are on offer at the moment 3 packs for £8 so it works out that you save just under a pound however £8 for 66 nappies (size 5) is a brilliant buy considering that for Huggies you would pay £10+.
As I'm getting ready to try potty training I'll be trying the Tesco nappy pants since these have been so good. If only I'd known sooner I could have saved a fortune on something that holds bodily fluids!!!
When my first son was born i was a nappy snob and wouldnt even try any other brand than the so called top nappies! How wrong was i! When our local store had none in our sons size we picked some tesco ones as a temp till the next day. Not only did he have a dry night without any wet on his baby grow (hes a wiggeler in his sleep) but the fit seemed even better for his weight than the other too. Now with our second child who has been a 'tesco bot' since birth we are more than pleased to be paying less for nappies with just as much absorbancy and a great fit on the legs and belly. Even better is when you can get your nappies on offer and save even more money!! Pretty designs on the nappy makes it a great unisex nappy compared to some with rather boyish colours. All in all a great day and night time nappy!
We started off buying disposables and are trying to move into using cloth nappies full time, however we do have the moments of weakness where we use disposables purely on a convenience level (I apologise to Mother Earth!).
Now, I have versions of all the brands out there; Pampers, Huggies, supermarkets own and all manner of other brands I can't even bring to mind right now.
I have found that Tesco nappies offer something all the others don't: no leaks! With other brands they seem very flimsy and don't offer you the same confidence that Tesco nappies do. My Sisters-In-Law also use Tesco nappies purely for this reason, so I would suggest that for reliability on no leakage that you go for these nappies if you're going to use disposables.
The sizing system is easy and is always printed on the front of the nappies, with the weight of the child the nappies would suit - my brother once put my son into a size 1 nappy when he was a size 3, so yes it does matter to know this info!
As a Father of two great kids I have become a master of the art of changing nappies from being a bumbling idiot on my first attempt just over five years ago.
I remember my first nappy change very well, it was June the 18th 2005 and my son was just one day old. He had been born 5 weeks premature and as such was taken to the specialist unit, he was perfectly healthy, it was just as he was so early the hospital did not want to take any chances. My wife and myself were enjoying our first day with him when the nurse came in and said, "Right then Dad, it's about time you learned how to change your son's bum" With the sweat that was dripping from my forehead you would have thought that I was diffusing a bomb, but I'm pleased to say I haven't looked back since it is second nature now with my daughter.
Over the 5 years we have tried many brands some with great success and some that were just awful and didn't seem to hold any poo or pee and we seemed to be forever changing clothes as well as nappies at changing time.
We have tried all the obvious brands such as pampers, huggies, boots own brand, Morrison's own brand to name a few and I must say that Tesco's own brand comes out as the cream of the crop! With all the other brands at various stages we have found some become very leaky with very little liquid but no such trouble with Tesco's.
The price I find is a complete bargain and the store's tend to have an offer that seems to have been on for as long as I can remember which is 2 for £10. And just for one comparison a pack of 50 nappies in pampers costs £9.49 from Tesco's and with their own brand pack of 50 coming in at £5.49. They come in a variety of sizes starting from newborn and also have the training pants for the difficult time of potty training (where we are just now with our daughter, aaagghhh).
To look for a negative point on one occasion we had bought a pack which was faulty, every nappy that we tried just seem to keep ripping, However, on returning to the store it was no hassle to exchange the faulty pack for new a one, I must also point out this has happened once out of 5 years with our two kids, whereas we encountered this problem with pampers on quite a few occasions!
I think the price speaks for itself and as for the quality, I haven't found a better brand. Well done Tesco!