Most readers will know that I am a huge fan of cloth nappies, and that I use them with both Emma and Daniel, so it may seem a little strange to be reviewing disposable nappies.
So, let me explain….. Emma is a VERY heavy wetter, and despite my love for cloth nappies, the ones we use just do not last overnight. We have enough problems with Emma’s overnight sleep pattern without adding in nappy changes. With that in mind we made the choice to use disposables overnight with her. On the occasions we have used cloth we have found her soaking wet and have had to do a full outfit change. Not great at various stages through the night!
I have tried a fair few brands now, including all the supermarket brands (except Tesco as it isn’t a place I shop at). I have bug bears about the different nappies. Aldi ones are brilliant but Emma is allergic to them and comes out with a terrible rash. Not good. Asda ones are good but I find the sticky tabs can snap easily which means a nappy which I can’t fasten and therefore unusable. Sainsburys are OK, but they sometimes leak. Morrisons are OK – but I have only used one or two packs of these as again, Morrisons isn’t a shop I go to regularly.
I generally use the Asda ones for Emma, they’re easy on the pocket and seem to cause the least issues. I was thrilled when Co-op invited me to try their nappies and we have now been using them for a few weeks and I have to say I am really impressed. We asked for the size 5 nappies. These aren’t the size that you would normally use for Emma, but super wee girl needs bigger nappies for overnight.
I always think nappy designs are much of a muchness to be honest, so there isn’t much I can say on that. They have all the standard things you’d expect and there is a nice little elephant cartoon on the front of the nappies. They are super soft, which of course is a plus and Emma hasn’t had any reactions to these nappies since we have been using them and I haven’t had any tabs come loose or have any issues with them at all.
Her skin has felt dry when we have changed her in the morning, despite the nappy clearly being very wet. What I did notice was that the size is written all around the leg cuff. This might seem like a little thing but when we were away last September on holiday we used disposables for both Emma and Daniel. They were in different sizes and the ones we were using didn’t make it immediately clear which size was which. This is such a small detail but makes all the difference when you have two children in nappies.
We were also sent a couple of packs of baby wipes. I don’t use wipes on the children (we use cloth wipes) but I do always have a pack in the change bag for grubby hands when we are out and about. These wipes are lovely and they are also BUAV approved which is great. I have used them on my hands and face and they haven’t dried my skin out like some other brands can. Also, the pack remained sticky and sealable a week on from opening – all too often you can’t reseal the pack which then makes the wipes dry out.
I’m really impressed with the nappies and wipes. At £4 for the pack of 20 size five nappies is good value to me. You can read more about the co-ops nappies here.
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