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NOW CLOSED Aldi nappies and wipes - tester feedback thread

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KatieBMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 22-May-12 12:39:06

This thread is for all the Mumsnet research panellists who've been trying out Aldi nappies and wipes with their baby/child. Below are some questions to get you started but please feel free to add other comments too. Everyone who adds their feedback on this thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a hamper of goodies from Aldi worth £50!

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Mamia New Born Nappies - £1.79, per pack of 24
Mamia Mini Nappies - £3.49, per pack of 44
Mamia Midi Nappies - £4.99, per pack of 54
Mamia Maxi Nappies - £4.99, per pack of 48
Mamia Junior Nappies - £4.99, per pack of 42
Mamia Comfy Up Pants - £3.49, per pack of 22
Mamia Baby Wipes - 79p, per pack of 80
See here for more info.

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.

MNHQ

catonlap Tue 22-May-12 13:09:05

Mine arrived just half hour ago so I'm marking my place and will be back.

gillyweed Tue 22-May-12 13:58:01

tested the newborn 24 pack and sensitive wipes on dd1 who was between 3-4 weeks old when testing!

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
really good fit and soft, much better fit and fabric than a similar supermarket brand -dd1 is quite long and around 8lbs.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
much softer and smaller -better fit than others I've tried. less leaks but the contents do seem to collect in the sides sides rather than the centre - not really a problem tho as no leaks yet!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
easy enough to open, no particular issues. info displayed simply and clearly, all the details i would look for on front of packaging.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
wipes weren't as 'wet' as other brands I've used but still did the job well - no smell or reaction on skin. using around 3 per change. like the plastic lid as keeps them fresh.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
sell in larger packs. ie. 48. sell refillable packs for wipes to reduce packaging.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies very cheap -cheapest I've found, although the larger sizes seem more in line with other brands. wipes good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
yep have been buying the Nappies as liked there softness and fit on dd1, also cheapest. still using cotton wool most of the time when i move on to wipes probably will buy AlDi sensitive wipes as will be buying nappies from there.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
yeah i think i probably would - mainly for cost, fit and comfort. also like the slightly bizarre products AlDi sell so its always worth a trip in!

thanks!

Indith Tue 22-May-12 14:44:42

I've had the size 3 Midi nappies to test on ds2 who is errrr....11 weeks old (I just had to go count on my calendar blush.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They fit well. I liked them, they felt fine.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They compare very well, better than some. they put me in mind of pampers. A real plus point is I find a lot of disposable nappies can feel slightly damp ont he outside when very wet (eg overnight) and these didn't at all, nor did they leak. Poowise though ds has tested to distruction grin, they were pretty good but we've had a couple of up the back explosions and today he covered himself, me and the sofa in poo.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Fine, packaging is packaging. It has all the info on. I like that size is in both Kg and lbs

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Not bad, some wipes just move poo around, these worked well (but not as well as my usual flannels)

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I like buying big boxes of nappies if I'm going to be using disposables for any length of time.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Yes they are good value

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I will. Actually because they are much better than the Lidl ones and cheaper than brands when we need nappies we'll probably go to Aldi instead of Lidl (bit further to drive to Aldi) for our grocery shop.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes I would, just because they are good. I've been impressed at how "uncheap" they feel and work.

grinningbee Tue 22-May-12 15:08:20

Mine arrived half an hour ago. Till I found this thread I had no idea how much they cost and am sitting here shock that they're so cheap!

If they do the job and suit the dc's skin then I'll be converted.

coppelia100 Tue 22-May-12 15:50:42

Hi, I tested the Newborn Size Nappies (Up to 11lbs) and the sensitive wipes on my little girl who was 5 weeks at the time of testing.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I was extremely impressed with the nappies for the price! To be honest, I have only used well-known brand named nappies on her until this trial so don't really have a comparison to other supermarket brands, but they fit her well, there was no gaping on her legs and they were a lovely fit around her tummy.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They compared favourably with the branded nappies I normally use. There were no leaks of any kind which is always a huge plus-point, but I must be honest, I always tend to make sure the nappies are changed before this could be a problem. I don't really like seeing really heavy filled soggy nappies on little ones, so I may change nappies more frequently than needed. Overnight, I must be honest, I put my little girl in the branded ones so I don't really know how they fair overnight with regard to leakages, movement etc.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was absolutely fine - in no way did it look as if the nappies were cheap, which is often the case sometimes. It was lovely and bright and cheerful and was extremely easy to open. All the info you could need was displayed in easy to read format.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I always use sensitive skin wipes on my little girl - anything to help protect her sensitive and delicate skin and avoid irritating it and potentially causing nappy-rash. I did find they were a little 'drier' than my usual brand of wipes and I did have to use a couple more than I would normally use, but saying that, for the price, they did the job well, removing any 'residue' from her skin and cleaning her nicely. I did like the little plastic 'lid' as this was great for helping to keep the wipes moist. They also didn't irritate her skin, which is a huge plus point.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

The appearance and packaging was absolutely fine, especially for the price. Maybe useful would be a larger pack size for nappies, as 24 nappies in a pack really doesn't last long when you have a newborn in the house! The wipes would benefit from a 'plastic refill storage box' where you could put the new packs of wipes in so they are kept safely in a plastic storage box which would help keep them moist and stop them drying out.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

The nappies are excellent value for money - they were very functional and if you are looking for a basic disposable nappy with a no-frills price, they fit the bill perfectly. With regards to the wipes, I am not sure that I feel they are such great value for money as I had to use more than I would normally with the brand I normally use, and as a result would then end up having to purchase more than I do now.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think I would buy the nappies again as they were good value for money and did fit well and were extremely functional for the price. As for the wipes, I don't think I would use them, I think I would prefer using cotton wool and water (which I do now) interspersed with my current brand of sensitive nappy wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would definitely recommend Aldi nappies to other mum's as at the moment every family is concerned with saving money and this is a brilliant way to save a small fortune buying a household essential. I would recommend the wipes to mums of young children especially, as they are brilliant to carry around when you are out-and-about and need to clean those sticky, dirty fingers and faces!

cheaperthantherapy Tue 22-May-12 16:11:38

Thanks for these appreciated the chance to try them.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Rhey seemed softer and seemed thicker. Liked the feel of them and was hopeful. During day was fine however didn't survive the nighttime test of 6 hours.... Leaked thru clothes on a few occasions. I was using size 2 for my 8pound 8 ounce 6 week old.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Rhey seemed softer and seemed thicker. Liked the feel of them and was hopeful. During day was fine however didn't survive the nighttime test of 6 hours.... Leaked thru clothes on a few occasions. I was using size 2 for my 8pound 8 ounce 6 week old.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Clear packaging no specific issues easy to open (although when in a nappy pressure situation I often just rip the packaging to get at the nappies)

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
As with other posters the wipes weren't as 'wet' as other brands I've used but I preferred them because of this. They caused no irritation to either my dd 22 months or ds 7 weeks.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I like nappies in big boxes - the wipes packaging was excellent.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies very good value and also wipes good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
yep I wld use the wipes but not the nappies, however I don't regularly shop in aldi so wouldn't make a trip especially for them.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
yeah i think i probably would for the wipes but not convinced on the nappies given the leakage issues.

oldteacher Tue 22-May-12 16:27:14

Girl- age 2 years 8 months and Junior nappies and sensitive wipes tested

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Nappies looked good although I felt the design was 'busy' I think I prefer plainer nappies. Fitted well although probably smaller around the waist than the nappies I usually use. Nappies felt soft and did up well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

No leaks and DD is now a super wee-er- holds it in and then when she does go, she goes! Seemed quite bulky after a few wees. No leaks. Felt narrower than other nappies but not a cad point.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Thought the package was small which is helpful for storage/transporting home. It's not super easy to open, and then once they are open they 'spreaded' quite a bit. Information on the packaging was helpful.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I am not really a wipes person- I find all brands next to useless compared to cloth wipes which I use if I am at home (made from flannels). I try to avoid using disposable wipes unless I am out and about. They are ok- I would probably buy them again and they are in my preferred packaging of having a decent resealable lid (which was quite tricky to initially open). I find I always more more disposable wipes than reusable wipes ina nappy change and that they tend to slide the poo about rather than 'lift and remove'. If you could invent a wipe with similar loops to flannels you may be able to sway me. I thought they were more fraganced than other brands of sensitive wipes.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Have covered in above answers.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

They are good value and similar to what I pay for my current nappies. I tend to buy 2 packs of wipes a year when they are on BOGOF for holidays.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would use the nappies again, if I happened to be shopping in Aldi and needed some. I shop in Alldi roughly once a month. I am not sure I would make a special trip over. I doubt I would buy the wipes again but as wipes go they would probably suit many others.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recommend them but they would not be my best nappy to recommend. Different nappies suit different babies so I would definately sugegst that people gave them a go. I probably would not recommend the wipes.

Malachite Tue 22-May-12 18:55:54

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.

I tried the midi nappies and sensitive wipes on both my 7 week old and my 2 year old.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
The nappies fit them both, though they fit my 7 week old better as he has chunky little legs and my 2 year old is quite skinny.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks on the baby but leaked every time on my 2 year old, which was disappointing. Not sure if it was due to the poor fit on the legs or just not absorbent enough.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Nappy packaging is fine. Easy to open and the information is adequate.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I tried the wipes but found the smell overpowering. So much so that it gave me a headache and I didn't use them again.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
The wipes package was really difficult to open and I would prefer them to be fragrance free.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
The nappies are good value for money compared to most other disposables, but I prefer washables as they are better value in the long term and more environmentally friendly.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will finish off the pack of nappies but I wouldn't use them again. I usually use washables but I do buy disposables for trips away and some days out. I think I will stick to the Lidl nappies though as they are a much better fit and I have not had any leaks with them. I would not use the wipes again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Probably not due to the issues mentioned above. If I were to recommend disposable nappies then I would go with the Lidl ones.

divakerry Tue 22-May-12 19:10:36

My hubby and i have agreed to start buying the comfy up pants and the sensitive wipes, very good value for money. The packaging was a surprise to both of us as we expected them to look cheap but they looked brilliant. Love the wipes and it is at a great price. Nappies look similar to the ones we use and the wipes r not too wet which is what I prefer. The only problem I had was when u take the comfy up pants off, it would have been good to have a little tape or flap to stick it together for easy disposal. That said Im still going buy it. Thanks aldi for saving us some money

nextphase Tue 22-May-12 20:58:52

Size 4/4+ (Maxi) nappies and normal wipes on my just turned 1 year old (9kg).

Q1 impressions nappies: packet looked good, very impressed when I opened them, soft, flexible, and no "branded" cartoon pictures. Wipes: prefer flexible lids, as squash smaller for out and about. Opened them (with difficulty), and haven't used them on either child - they are very strongly perfumed. They will be cleaning wipes / floor cleaning potty training accident wipes.

Q2 comparison great, can't fault the nappies. Won't be buying the wipes.

Q3 packaging Standard packaging, looks fine, doesn't really stand out from the other packets we have in the house. Plenty of info. Slightly surprised that the 4/4+ were combined. Think we'd outgrow them before the top of the weight. Couldn't see a perforation to rip along to open, so used my preferred method of a finger nail between the two "blocks" of nappies to get 2 smaller packets to then pull them out one by one.

Q4 wipes Excessively perfumed. Didn't try to clean a bottom with them. They did the wall behind the cat food Ok tho, but my hands still smell strongly even after washing with soap.

Q5 improvements? Less pictures on the actual nappies. Fraction of the scent in the wipes.

Q6 cost Nappies are £1.25 per packet cheaper than our current ones (about 2p/nappy). Pretty competitive with other own brands ones. If we hadn't just tried down branding everything and discovered own brand nappies, I'd have been even more impressed. I aim for £1 per pack of wipes (60 in a pack, i think). This is pretty good offer, so wipes competitively priced, but I wouldn't buy them.

Q7 use again? If I was near an Aldi for some reason (I don't generally go past one) I would stock up on nappies, but the small price differential wouldn't make me go just to Aldi. Wouldn't touch the wipes again, and probably not even if they were marked as low scent formulation.

Q8 recommend? Yes, I would definitely suggest someone who used Aldi, or was considering it, to try the nappies. Wipes would depend on what someone was like. Wipes - no, wouldn't recommend.

Marking place, will just say quickly though that the wet wipes were brilliant and I am loving the prices!

CBear6 Tue 22-May-12 23:15:42

I tested the size 3 nappies on my 16lb DD(8mo) and the Sensitive wipes on both her and 2yo DS.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They felt quite soft, not at all cheap looking. The only thing, and I don't know if anyone else noticed it, was that they had quite a strong chemical scent to them. It really whiffed and that's the only way I can think to describe it. I also wasn't especially keen on the cartoon animals printed all over them, I prefer plain nappies with any pattern kept to the waistband.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
We didn't have any leaks and they seem comparable to the size 3 Huggies in terms of durability and size, the waist actually looks slightly bigger than Huggies.

I had to stop using them after three days though. On day two DD had a mildly red bottom first thing in the morning and that her skin was clammy. By day three the mild redness was full on livid nappy rash. She has got sensitive skin and we had the same issue with Pampers Simply Dry (apparently something to do with the gel crystals in them?) but it was still annoying as I was finding the nappies to be quite good up until then. Now she's back in Huggies with a load of Metanium slapped on and I have half a pack left.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
I didn't particularly notice the packaging, it seemed easy enough to open. I liked that it was a plastic sleeve because I don't like boxed nappies, too bulky to store. These were slimline and fit nicely behind the sofa.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
We had the sensitive wipes which had barely any scent at all, we've used the dark green ones before and they reek so I was pleased the sensitive ones didn't.

They were really good and I was really impressed! Like I mentioned above, DD has sensitive skin, but these didn't cause her skin to flare up which I was pleased about. I used roughly the same as I normally would and I liked that they were reasonably dry compared to other wipes which can sometimes be almost dripping.

I really liked that only one wipe at a time comes out rather than a long ribbon but why the hard plastic lid!? I couldn't open it one-handed and the first time I tried I couldn't even open it two-handed, DH had to open them for me (after that I had a fiddle about with it and broke the catch to make them easier to open).

During the test they cleaned up poop, snot, Gloop, mud and bird poo after one had the cheek to drop a load on the hood of the pushchair.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Get rid of the hard plastic lid on the wipes, they should be able to be opened with one hand and I think a resealable plastic sticker would work just as well.

Less 'cute' cartoons printed on the nappies, they were too fussy and I know it's a silly little thing but characters (even non-branded ones) tend to put me off. If you must have cartoon animals then limit them to the waistband.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
The prices are comparable to other own brand nappies so they're of equal value to other products out there.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I won't use the nappies again because they brought DD out in an awful nappy rash but I'd use the wipes again as they were really good but I'll be breaking the plastic catch on them.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I'd probably mention that they're worth a try but I wouldn't be pushing them as brilliant because what works for one baby doesn't work for another. I'd recommend the wipes though.

mummylivmade Wed 23-May-12 10:02:07

I used the newborn size 1 on dd3 and sensitive wipes, I decided to do this trial as I have always purchased the top branded nappies and wipes for my children up until the age of about 9 months as was sceptical about whether the cheaper brands would be good enough not to leak or irritate the such sensitive newborn skin!

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I was very impressed at the softness and the thickness of the nappies. They fitted well and appeared to be comfortable. The wipes were of good thickness also.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

When comparing these to my usual choice of branded nappies I would genuinely say they do look a better quality, and no leaks at all during my trial.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The nappy packaging had the necessary information required and was easy to open, the packaging on the wipes was good as it's hard plastic opening was better at keeping the wipes moist, although didn't always close properly.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I used the sensitive wipes which were fragrance free, they were nice and thick which was a pleasant surprise, I didn't have any reason to use more which was good, therefore would use them again.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I don't feel that the nappy packaging needs improving, although the wipes packaging could be more colourful and the plastic clip opening could be improved as did not always close properly.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I think the price is great, and much better nappies to other supermarket own brands, I would agree it is good value for money and I also feel the wipes are well priced.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would definitely use the nappies again, unfortunately I don't live near an Aldi so would need to make a special trip, I would also use the sensitive wipes again if I was going into the store for other items.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recommend the nappies to other parents as I was such a sceptic about their quality I was plesently surprised they were so good, I wouldnt necessarily recommend the wipes as you can get wipes of an equally good standard in most supermarkets, for a similar price.

artifarti Wed 23-May-12 10:50:12

I was trying newborn (2) on my 6 week old DS and the sensitive wipes.

Q1 Overall impression of Aldi nappies? They felt less stretchy around the middle than other brands which I was initially sceptical about but they fitted just fine. They feel quite papery but again fitted well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? They compared well with other brands, about the same I would say. DS was going through a bit of an explosive stage and the nappies coped well, although there was the odd one which leaked up the back (this also happened with the other brand I was using). Overall they did the job.

Q3 Nappy packaging? Perhaps I am a bit dim or ham-fisted but I do like the nappy packaging that has slight perforations to help you open it. I did have to rip into the packet with some effort! I have to say that once I know I have the right size nappy, I don't tend to pay much attention to the packaging.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? The wipes felt quite rough but cleaned well and I used 3-5 per clean, so about the same as other wipes. They did smell a bit chemically though.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? I would make the nappy packaging easier to open and I don't feel the plastic clip on the wipes is necessary - it was also quite difficult to close.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? I think the nappies are really good value. The wipes are also good value but I tend the buy the branded ones in bulk anyway, so at a similar price.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? I would use the nappies and wipes again although I don't have an Aldi that near to me, so wouldn't make the trip especially. Would definitely stock up if I was passing one though.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I would certainly recommend the nappies. Not sure I would particularly recommend the wipes over other brands.

Thanks very much for giving me the opportunity to try these products!

Thisisformatilda Wed 23-May-12 11:44:28

I was trying out the size 5 nappies for my dd aged 2

1. They were great! I'm really impressed. They fit nicely and we've had no leaks. My dd likes them too, they are comfy and don't make her legs sore. She liked the lion and other little animals.

2. They compare very well to other brands. I usually buy pampers baby dry and they are just as good as these. I have tried boots, tesco & sainsburys own brand and I would say they are better than these too - although sainsbos ones are very good.
Much better than buggies - they are awful!

3. Packaging was fine, nice pictures, easy to open, handy handle!

4. I really liked the wipes. They were gentle on dd's skins and smelt nice. They were easy to get out the packet with one hand - very important !!!
I wasn't too keen on the plastic flap, I prefer just a sticky label but I suppose it did keep the wipes moist.

5. Maybe lose the plastic lid on the wipes but apart from that I can't think of any improvements.

6. All very good value. I usually buy in bulk when nappies and wipes are on special offer but I will be buying these again. Really pleased!

7. Yes I will definitely be buying them again , am planning a trip to Aldo today! I just hope they are in stock as sometimes they run out of size 5 nappies!

8. I have already recommended them both to friends I was so impressed! I have taken a pack of nappies into nursery too to show how good they are!

Thanks for choosing me to take part in this! I already love Aldi but this has made me an even bigger fan!

Carikube Wed 23-May-12 13:18:09

I tested the maxi/maxi + nappies and sensitive wipes on DD2 who turned 2 during the period that I was testing them.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I liked them - the feel was very like Nature Babycare so for some reason I decided in my head that they were obviously v v environmentally friendly... They fit fine and felt nice and snug.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

We normally use reusables at home but disposables at nursery / when we're away but she wore these all week without any problems. There were no leaks and no signs of discomfort on her part.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Very similar to other brands so perfectly fine. Didn't even read the information on the packaging tbh.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

The wipes themselves were fine - again, no obvious signs of discomfort from DD2 when using them so good for sensitive skin, and no particular perfume either which I liked. However the packet itself was rather annoying as it is difficult to open one-handed as others have said and they didn't come out that easily.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

The wipes would probably be better just with the peel-off window (like many other well known brands) rather than the plastic lid which was just annoying. The nappies were great as they are.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Nappies - definitely good value compared to the big brands. The wipes are ok but as I tend to bulk-buy my wipes when they're on offer they don't feel such a good bargain to me as the nappies.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

The nappies I probably will - I don't actually know where my nearest Aldi is, so would have to find it but it would probably be worth going there to stock up on enough nappies to see us through until potty training (which hopefully won't be too far away!) as we don't get through so many what with using reusables at home. The wipes I wouldn't bother as the opening annoyed me too much - I have one of those dispensers at home that I got free in an early Bounty pack so always buy wipes with the peel-off window so that they can go in there as that is much easier one-handed. I'll probably stick to Sainsbury's sensitive wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Would definitely recommend the nappies as they certainly seem to perform as well as more expensive ones but the cost savings over a couple of years could be quite major. I might mention the wipes if someone asked but I wouldn't make a point of recommending them.

Bonkerz Wed 23-May-12 16:36:43

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I was given the size 4 nappies, my son has just turned one and weighs a whopping 11.7kg(26lb ish) so i was a little concerned about the fit BUT I have to say that they are lovely. Other brands i am having to purchase size 5 due to fit around belly but aldi nappies fit great and dont leave marks around his legs like some other brands have.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

Definately did the job! I tried aldi nappies a few years ago and found them plasticky and useless so am very impressed as they have definately improved. DS doesnt leak at all like he does with tesco own brand (not value) and the aldi nappy was able to hold everything DS threw at it!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Information clear, packaging difficult to get into, ended up ripping a hole in it but i decant nappies into a box anyway

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I found the wipes really good, very thick and not soaking wet. I got the sensitive wipes which didnt really have a smell which was fine. I found i used less as they were very thick and durable and didnt rip or roll up when testing

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I cant think of anything. I dont buy things because of the packaging i buy because of the price or recommendation

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Nappies, excellent value and so are the wipes. my only issue is the distance i have to travel to an aldi store and if that would still work out cheaper for me.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

definately will stop at aldi and stock up when i next get near one for definate.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

definately would recommend , am very impressed with the quality of the wipes and the nappies and when you consider the price as well its a win win win i think!

thankyou for letting us trial!

VJayazzle Wed 23-May-12 16:43:57

Mine have arrived this morning and so far so good, the wipes are brilliant. Will answer the questions when I've tried the nappies for a few more days.

I tested size 3 nappies on my 11-month-old dd, using the sensitive wipes

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? They fitted really well, loved the design on them, felt nice and not cheap.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? No leaks so far, except for one crazy poop that quite frankly would not have been stemmed by a whole pack worn at once. In comparison to other nappies, they performed as well as the big brands, and a lot better than Huggies and Naturcare ones, which I have used lots in the past.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? It was average, not paticularly eye-grabbing, okay to open, information on the packaging was pretty standard.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? I only had the sensitive skin ones. They were great, did the job and were strong. I would definitely use them again.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? I think the packaging of both were a bit dull, no other complaints

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Brilliant value!

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? I will, I am a convert to both.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? Yes, because they are the best nappies and wipes I have used and also the cheapest.

WhitePicketFencesInYourEyes Wed 23-May-12 17:43:58

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Very pleasantly surprised by the nappies. They fitted well and looked comfortable for baby. They felt nice and soft inside. I liked the double tabs front and back which helped with the fit.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

Just as good as huggies/pampers. If anything they fitted better. They kept baby dry and only leaked if very full.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Nappy packaging was easy to open and have clear information on sizing etc.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Wipe packet was quite difficult to open and re-seal. Wipes were strong and durable although they seemed drier than other brands.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Make the wipes slightly more moist and easier to open and seal.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

All products extremely good value for money.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Would definitely use the nappies again. They are affordable, fitted well and were comfy. Wouldn't choose the wipes due to dryness and awkward lid.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Would recommend the nappies. They are as good as leading brands and more affordable.

Haribolicious Wed 23-May-12 18:04:42

Great to have the opportunity to try the Size 4/4+ (Maxi) nappies and normal wipes on my 2 year old DS

Q1 impressions nappies: really liked the nappies, found them soft. DS liked the design on the nappy itself.
Wipes: I found the plastic lid a pain. I did like the texture of the wipes and felt that I used less than usual as a result (ie on a poo!)

Q2 I think they compare really well - the nappies have been just as good as our usual Huggies. I don't mind the wipes but the plastic lid would probably get on my nerves!

Q3 packaging was fine, fairly standard really. They didn't stand out from other nappy packs. I was also surprised that 4/4+ were combined as we usually use 4+ Huggies on DS which are plenty big enough but with these nappies, they came up quite small so we only used about 10 nappies, just enough to get a feel for them and be able to product test properly.

Q4 wipes: I quite like them. Found they really worked well on a pooey bottom - only used 2 wipes rather than the usual 3 so the texture of them was good but felt that they are a bit on the thick side.

Q5 improvements? Lose the plastic lid on the wipes. It seems like a good idea (if asked before this test, I probably would have suggested it) but in practice, it made the job harder! Didn't even attempt to open it with one hand.

Q6 cost: Feel that the nappies are good value. I really liked the wipes (apart from the plastic lid!) so would recommend them - I'm another one who normally bulk buys when nappies and wipes are on offer but I wouldn't hesitate in buying these too.

Q7 use again? If I was near an Aldi then I would go and get some but as the price difference isn't huge, then I wouldn't make a special trip, especially as I don't have an Aldi close by.

Q8 recommend? I would definitely recommend trying the nappies and wipes, especially to someone who has an Aldi nearby.

MyLifeIsStillChaotic Wed 23-May-12 18:38:54

I am testing the pull ups on my 3.6yo who is dry through the day but still very much wet at night

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
- overall impression was that they looked very much like the tesco and asda pull ups I normally use (in terms of bulk etc) They fit him well. In fact, as he gets them on after his bath I actually felt they pulled up much easier than the others do over his damp just-out-of-the-bath skin. This was a Big Thing for me as he hates having pull ups put on normally (he always asks not to have pull ups on but I can't let him sad) but since using these he hasn't grumbled.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
- Like I say, he is still very wet at night. I regularly found his pyjamas wet when using other pull ups, particularly asda, thinking about it. But he hasn't woken up with wet pjs once with these <touches wood> so yes I think the absorbency is excellent.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging fine, opened easily. I don't pay any attention to packagin ither than the sizing information.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
- Hmm, now as much as I like the pull ups I was not bowled over by the wipes I have to say. I don't use wipes on my 3.6yo so am using them at nappy changes for my younger son, coming up 2yo. I only got the normal type so can't compare them with the sensitive confused I can however compare them with huggies which I normally use. I prefer the thickness of huggies pure and the fact that they're wetter. I feel those two factors give a better 'clean' between nappy changes than the aldi wipes.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
-Pull ups, no I really like them! Wipes need to be more moist and possibly thicker. The wipes reminded me a lot of pampers wipes actually, but I'm not fussed on those either. Packaging of both is fine. I guess the flip top lid on the wipes is more expensive than a simple pull back sticker type opening and my only feedback on that is that I didn't find it necessary/more convenient. I'd stick to the cheaper, more basic opening like huggies nad pampers do.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
-I think they're excellent value for money. Compare favourably with other supermarket own brands but perform a better job in my opinion than the ones I've tried so far. The wipes are also priced well but I wouldn't buy them for the reasons outlined above.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
- Definitely. In fact I have bought some nappies for my younger son since them and find them great too. Although I find the sizing quite big, the 5s seem massive so would buy the 4/4+ next time. Wipes, no - not moist enough.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
- Absolutely (pull ups/nappies). In fact I already have, to the assistant manager at my children's nursery. I wouldn't recommend the wipes though. Not because I think they're rubbish, just because I think the Huggies Pure are better.

Jubileap Wed 23-May-12 20:03:52

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I was really impressed. They did the job with no leaks. They were a nice roomy fit and the pictures made the back and front immediately obvious (I don't find this with some brands).
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
I use pampers or huggies usually, whatever's on offer. I've tried a few other brands, including the cheapy pampers ones, and tesco. They were thin and leaky. I'm a convert to these ones as they're way cheaper than the ones I usually get and they're just as good.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
I have to admit that I resorted to ripping the packaging open at the wrong end, all the while harrumphing about cheapy nappies because I'm used to the way that pampers and huggies open and I didn't spot the place that you're meant to open these ones. I did forgive Aldi nappies once we'd used them for a week with no leaks and I found the nappies themselves to be good quality.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I wasn't a fan of the wipes: I found them a bit dry. I ended up squeezing baby lotion onto them when I was dealing with a particularly sticky nappy.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Perhaps a big OPEN HERE would help daft people like me, on the nappies. I'd use the wipes if they were wetter.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think the nappies are tremendous value. When I was getting pampers or huggies (note the past tense) I used to resent the fact that I was paying for disney characters and fisher price little folk to be featured on the nappies. I just wanted nappies that worked but didn't want to be paying a fortune for the huge advertising machine or the royalties to disney etc. I love the pictures on the Aldi nappies and love the fact I'm not paying for stuff I don't want. I don't think I'll get the wipes again as I didn't find them as effective as my normal wipes (pampers sensitive).
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will buy only Aldi nappies from now until potty training, I'm that impressed. I don't usually shop at Aldi but will be diverting there regularly now. Not the wipes though.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I will be recommending the nappies to a couple of my colleagues about to go on maternity leave. I'd not hesitate to recommend them if it came up in conversation. I'd tell them to leave off the wipes though, as I didn't find them very effective.

JambalayaCodfishPie Wed 23-May-12 20:30:13

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NinthWave Wed 23-May-12 20:34:16

My DS is 19mo and we tried the Comfy Up Pants and the wipes.

1) Overall impression - I was very impressed, they fit my son well and felt easily as nice as the 'top brands'.

2) We haven't had any leaks; they've performed just as well as my preferred brand (Boots own).

3) Packaging was easy to open, well-labelled as Size 5 Pull ups, no issues there.

4) Wipes are great! We were sent the Aloe-scented ones, they smell lovely. No issues with my son's sensitive skin which is good, and they've also performed well as general muck-removers on faces/hands/furniture blush I like that you get 80 in a pack, rather than some brands' rather stingy 56/64. Also like the plastic lid that stops them drying out/leaking all over my changing bag.

5) The only improvement I can think of would be for the pants to have a little sticky strip on the back, to seal the rolled-up nappy once it's ready for the bin. I prefer to use brands that have this, personally.

6) Excellent value, I would happily pay that. Less than I pay now.

7) The only reason I wouldn't use them again is that I'm not near an Aldi! Would def recommend to others though, without a doubt.

8) See above - yes I would. Have already done so on an MN thread actually!

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They did feel a bit papery like a supermarket brand. The ones I had (size five pull ups) were quite snug on my average sized 2.5 yo which surprised me as presumably that is the absolute biggest size you can get in the whole of the aldi range. I'm sure there are lots of larger children who still need to wear nappies, I'm not sure they would fit my DS if he were much bigger confused The felt small, even for a size 5 (we normally use pampers size 5 which fit fine), and other brands go up to a size 6.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No wee leaks, but we did have some poo leakage sad I suspect this is because they are pull ups though, nappies are better for containment.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Nappy packaging was fine and easy enough to open. The pictures seemed a little dated though.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I love the wipes!! They are absolutely brilliant, easily as good as my normal favourites (Huggies), but with the price of Tesco smile I have asked my MIL to get us some more next time she visits an Aldi store smile
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Larger sizes would be good. Packaging absolutely fine though, especially on the wipes.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Yes, definitely good value, I was impressed from a value point of view.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I think we would, the only thing stopping us is that it is a bit of a trek to go to an Aldi, we have to go out of our way, so won't be able to switch permanently.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Would definitely recommend the wipes, in fact I have already done so grin The nappies are fine although nothing special, so I wouldn't recommend them, but if someone asked me about them specifically, I would say they were fine.

mum2supercharlie Wed 23-May-12 22:31:20

I tested: Mamia Midi Nappies - £4.99, per pack of 54
Mamia Baby Wipes - 79p, per pack of 80

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? I had never thought of using them before. With my 18 week old son I don’t even dare to use my usual supermarket brand. The nappies do fit my son. This may sound strange but there was a nice feel to them, if nappies can feel nice. It was a smooth exterior and I prefer it to the branded cotton like nappies I have used. The nappies were much nicer than Pampers which we also use. Pampers nappies have a strong chemical smell and this smell is increased once the nappy is wet.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? Wowee! These nappies have not leaked. Usually I use Huggies and they do leak especially when my ds is in his car seat and he does a pooh. I trialled them during the day and at night time, so at times my 18 week old was wearing them for approx. 7 hours......when I was lucky to have that much sleep!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? It was fine to open. All the info we needed was already inc. on the packs.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? I didn’t expect the wipes to be as thick as they were, and I expected to use more than my usual brand Huggies Pure. I did in fact use the same amount of wipes as I would usually. The wipes were great, gentle on my baby’s skin yet strong enough to cope with his or his 2 year old brother’s.....
DH has just added that he thinks the wipes could be a little bit wetter.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? The wipes do not need to have a rigid plastic opening. I love the colourful animals and the cow front and back images on the respective sides of the nappy. My children don't mind what is on their nappy and I don't mind even using plain nappies, as someone else said I would prefer not to pay to have a licensed character on a nappy.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Yes to both.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? Oh yes to both!

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you’d recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? I would recommend them. I will even try the larger sizes for my older son. I would recommend the value and the amazing results we have had. I would recommend the wipes but I would include the fact that they are slightly thinner than Huggies Pure, but that they are much better value even when we buy Huggies Pure on promotion. However I think DH is not convinced about the wipes. He must have had a bad experience!

buggyRunner Thu 24-May-12 10:21:31

I already use and reccommend aldi nappies- I will still do. These are fantastic value for money (as are the wipes)

Packaging nice, informative - wipes still a bit tricky to open.

No leaks, fit well and easy to use (flaps didn't break off when opening tabs which can happen)

Pattern nice. Easy distinction from
Front and back.

Gauchita Thu 24-May-12 16:12:30

We tested the Maxi ones.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Very good overal impression. They fit DS really well and felt soft/didn't cause any irritation.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Gladly surprised in all honesty. We use Pampers (Huggies were not good at all, accumulated wee only in the front, no distribution, and leaked every single time). Mamia ones do the job and never leak.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Good packaging, easy to open. I don't spend too much time reading packages, I directly go to the essential info (number of nappies, kg). I don't pay too much attention to pictures or whether they have a baby or 5 on the cover. As long as the nappies are good and affordable I can buy them even if the packaging is all white grin

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Wipes were good. I only tested the sensitive ones. I'd say I needed the same amount.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I only found one problem, and it was with the wipes' packaging. The lid stopped working as soon as I started using it. First it "locked" shut and it was hard to open and then when I opened it the tiny bit that engages when you close it broke, but then maybe that was just me blush Wipes tended to come out in numbers, though, and that wasn't too good.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think the price is quite good, yes.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'd use the nappies again quite happily.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes, I'd recommend the nappies, they're very good.

Thanks again for letting us test them smile

2.5 years, trying the Comfy Up Pants

Q1 A very good overall impression - they fit her very well and were quite soft but strong at the seams
Q2 Stronger, she didn't pull them apart as she does her normal nappies. No leaks. Easy to pull up and down. And she liked the elephant.
Q3 Pretty to open but struggled a bit pulling the first one out.
Q4 Wipes did an alright job, they didn't cause her skin any problems, but found them drier than the usual wipes I use.
Q5 Moister wipes.
Q6 Very good value as pullup pants tend to be extortionate.
Q7 Probably for the nappies, might by wipes as a back-up pack for a bag.
Q8 I would recommend the nappies, but not the wipes.

Blatherskite Thu 24-May-12 16:52:54

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response

DD is 2 and we tried the size 4 nappies

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I wasn't expecting much to be honest. We've always used Huggies in the past and my only real try with cheaper nappies has been with Lidl which are good but very, very plain and basic. The outer packaging was nothing special and I was expecting the nappies inside to be similar. I was actually pleasantly surprised by the nappies though. They felt reassuringly thick and soft and the characters on the front were lovely. I especially like the giraffe which shows you which way round the nappy should go. The nappies fitted well and so far we've not had any leaks at all which is impressive as DD is now about ready for potty training so she tends to go just a few times a day but in large volumes so any nappy that can cope with that is doing well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

We've used Huggies pretty much exclusively since birth. I did a lot of swapping and changing when DS was little and found them to be the best on him so just carried on when DD was born. Recently we've tried Lidl nappies thanks to MN and Twitter recommendations and have got on well with those too. I'd say Aldi nappies stand up well against both. They're slightly more expensive than Lidl nappies but still significantly cheaper than Huggies. They do feel higher quality than the Lidl nappies though as they're slightly thicker and have the front/back markers and bright graphics that the very plain Lidl nappies are missing.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was fine. Nothing to set it apart from other nappy packaging really. I wasn't drawn to it but then I tend to go more on price than pretty packaging these days.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I hated the wipes. The pack is pretty much impossible to open with one hand while trying to change a wriggly toddler and I found my pack at least to be very dry. OK for easy clean ups but any major explosions or dried on food on faces etc and they were useless. I was halfway through a pack of Lidl wipes when the Aldi ones arrived and had to swap back more than once. I certainly wouldn't buy them again. They were nice and thick but just not wet enough and the hard to open packaging makes them a pain.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I'd change the graphics on the nappy outer just because I think the current stuff is dull and uninteresting. Maybe some sort of dotted line where the pack rips would make opening them easier too. I'd change the flap on the wipes, either to a plastic window which opens more easily or to an adhesive rip strip. I buy both types regularly as I keep wipes at home in a bigger box so want a rip strip but nappy bag wipes need to have a window and preferably be in a slightly smaller pack - for me anyway.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

They're definitely good value. They're almost half the price of our usual Huggies nappies (when they're sold at full price which isn't often tbf) and a couple of pounds cheaper than the Lild nappies. I think for the extra padding I might even be tempted to swap to these as our usual brand until DD potty trains.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I definitely will buy the nappies again, I really like them. I absolutely will not buy the wipes again though as I really don't like them. This is going to make my shopping trips more complicated!

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would definitely recommend Aldi nappies if it came up in conversation as I've been really impressed with them. As above, the wipes are too dry and too hard to open so I wouldn't recommend them at all.

Gauchita Thu 24-May-12 17:27:36

Oops, forgot to say we tested them on 8.5-month old DS.

I was testing the mini size 2

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Initial impression was very positiveave to be honest wasn't expecting it. They felt soft and looked comfortable.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They were equally as good as the pampers I was currently using. My 3 week old ds has reflux, and has had very explosive poo. We have had some leaks, but nothing I wouldn't have expected from any brand of nappy.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging fine, although the plastic opening on the wipes is a bit annoying. Info on packaging fine.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Wipes were good, liked them. They did what was needed, although I haven't tested them much on ds bottom as i'm using cotton wool and water as he is only 3 weeks old.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?Love the pics on the nappies as some cheaper nappies can be a bit plain.

wasn't keen on the wipes opening, but that wouldn't stop me buying them.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I am loving the cost, much better value than pampers or huggies.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I have already bought two more packets of the nappies! They are as good as pampers or huggies and cheaper, which is very important to me at the minute being on a very tight budget.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes I would and have already done so.

Thank you for letting me test these nappies...great product! smile

swampster Thu 24-May-12 22:51:36

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

We tried Mamia Comfy Up Pants and the fit was really nice on my skinny-minny three-year-old.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I was going to come on here and say how lovely they were to use, what fine, strong seams they had and how much my little one enjoyed being able to use the potty unaided at night/in the morning - he's used to wearing reusable nappies which he sometimes needs a bit of help to rip off - then we had the mother of all leaks and he was absolutely SOAKING! In eight-plus years of nappying I don't think I have ever had such a bad leak - he might as well have been wearing no nappy.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was OK - nothing to write home about - plastic but fairly inoffensive. A cuter kiddie would have been nice and the lettering looked pretty dated.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I received the sensitive skin wipes. I like them.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

No leaks would be good. I am reluctant to trust them again. Better photos of cuter kids wouldn't be bad. The little girl on the Comfy Up Pants packet looks fairly uncomfortable with a bunched up nappy between her legs. Her hands look like she wants to pull at the front of her nappy. Is it an itch? Better lettering.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I have tried the ordinary nappies before and loved them. I would have said these were good value but for the leak.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, I'll be sticking to reusable nappies now, no leaks. Also, I don't have an Aldi anywhere near me.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recommend the nappies and the wipes. Not convinced by the Comfy Up Pants.

harasniffud Thu 24-May-12 22:56:46

Tried newborn nappies for 4 week old dd and baby wipes

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

First impression very good. Nappies looked good with the illustrations making it obvious which was front and back. Nappies fitted 4 week old DD very well with (thankfully) no leaks and they felt as quality as the main brands.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

Compared well. Have stuck with a main brand for both ds and dd and tried one other brand before heading back to original choice. Having tried these however, and suffered no leaks, I'd consider them instead.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was easy enough to open. Information adequate. Depends how much information you need really.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Wipes are fine. Not as wet as usual brand I use, but fragrance good and they do the job. I like the fact that one comes out at a time rather than multiples . Useful when wrestling a jigglie baby with one hand and trying to pull out a wipe at the same time, so that means that I probably use fewer wipes than I would usually

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Whilst I liked the concept of the plastic lid on the wipes, I found it nigh on impossible to open and haven't been able to close it since opening it.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Think nappies are very good vfm. Wipes also good value although I usually buy mine in bulk so the ones I use are not that much more expensive.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, will definately use nappies again and will probably try larger size for 2yo ds.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes, would mention that I found them good, but agree with earlier comments that not all babies are built the same and therefore the brand that works for one won't necessarily work for another. Would recommend wipes and will try again.

Hi - I had the pull ups for my just 2 yr old and am pretty happy with them

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? - They looked really similar in look and feel to the tescos's ones I used before
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? Did the job and no more leaks that the others I would use
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? I didn';t notice much info on the pack and it seemed easy to open.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? Was not keen on the wipes at all. They had a really strange chemical smell and I certainly wouldn;t buy them again
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Yes goood value - would certainly buy them
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? yes to the pull ups/ no to the wipes. Really don't like the smell of the wipes but really liked the nappies. Only problem is there isn't an aldi near me....

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? Yes to the nappies - good value and good quality. Smell is off putting for the wipes

Thanks for letting me test - enjoyed it

minimuffy Fri 25-May-12 08:17:04

Used on DD 17months, size 5

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

felt soft and had a great fit. liked the lion design, DD liked pointing to the animals

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

no leaks! and found them softer than other brand names. does what it says on the tin!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

nothing stand out about the packaging, but there doesnt really need to be. found it a bit tough to open and the lid on the wipes a bit tough

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

lid on wipes was quite tough, difficult to open when wrestling with a pooey child on the floor! i found the wipes a wee bit dry to be honest.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

thought the wipes packaging is a bit overload, could be simpler, and lid needs to be looser. loved the design on the nappies, very fun and bright!

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

think aldi nappies and wipes are great value compared to the big brand names and even other supermarket own brand. wipes are good price, but probably wouldnt use again.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

will use the nappies again, fit great, great design on nappy and good value.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

would reccommend the nappies but not the wipes, esp if a parent thought that brand names were best just because they were brand names. aldi nappies do a great job at a great price

I tested the size 5 pull-ups and sensitive wipes on my 26 month old wilful little minx.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? They looked good quality, thick, with enough features like an elasticated back, leg cuffs, etc. to reassure me that they'd fit the bill
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? Unfortunately I had quite a few leaks. I felt the 'seat' of the pull-up wasn't wide enough to cover my baby's bum properly (she's not very big for a 2 year old, either!) so that accounted for some leaks. The nappy also slid sideways frequently, giving her a bit of a wedgie (ie the leg cuff slid up her bum-cleavage). They also didn't hold as much as my usual size 5 nappies. To be fair, though, I don't expect pull-ups to be as absorbent, because the whole point of them is to start to teach potty training!
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? It was fine - easy to open, easy to carry. I didn't notice much else because I never do blush
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? I only tried the sensitive skin ones. They didn't inflame my baby's sensitive skin, so that's ideal. They were small, but they didn't need to be any bigger. They were thick enough not to tear (always a bonus when you're clearing up a nappy explosion...). They had plenty of friction, so were great for messy nappy clear-ups and wiping sticky hands and faces. I used less wipes than usual. Had my toddler been any younger, though, I'd have felt they were a little too rough. They were also very dry - sometimes I had to use extra water on them. I found the click lid a real faff: I had to use 2 hands to haul it open each time.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? I'd change the clicker on the click lid to be less aggressive. I'd make the pull-ups a little wider at the back (even an extra centimetre each side would be enough)
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Yes, they're good value compared to other pull-ups on the market.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? I wouldn't use the pull-ups again at this early stage in potty training because we had too many leaks. At a later stage when I'm really just covering for accidents then yes, probably. Wipes - yes, I'll be buying these from now on: great value for money. I'll just be adding my own water wink
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? Yes, I'd recommend both as good value options.

Thisisformatilda Fri 25-May-12 14:33:30

I've just bought another pack of these nappies from aldi - we used all the tester ones up & they weren't quite the same!

Mnhq, do you know if the ones we tested are a new, improved part of the range?

The packaging was exactly the same but the actual nappies felt and smelt a lot more plasticy & the colours of the animals on the nappies were a lot brighter.

I really preferred the ones we tested!

CagneyNLacey Fri 25-May-12 15:04:13

I tested the newborn nappies on my two week old son.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I liked them, they felt soft, looked nice and fitted him well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
There were a few leeks but not as many as with Pampers and Huggies.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging was fine, easy to open and all the usual information could be seen.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I thought the wipes were too dry and wasnt that keen on them for that reason.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
The nappies were great but the wipes were too dry.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I thought the nappies were great value for money but dont think the wipes are.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Would try Aldi nappies again, although the next sizes up dont seem much cheaper than other brands. Wouldnt use wipes again as they're not wet enough to be effective.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would definitely recommend the newborn nappies as I found them to be as good as, if not better than, the usual brands I buy. Wouldnt recommend wipes due to dryness.

MichaelaS Fri 25-May-12 16:36:20

Hello, i'm finally reporting back as I think my baby has gone to sleep for long enough to let me type my reply!

I was testing the newborn sized nappies on my son who was 3 - 4 weeks old at the time, plus the sensitive wipes.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I was expecting these to be a bit naff because they are a value brand, but I was pleasantly surprised. The outside of the nappy felt a bit more plasticy than my usual brand, but the inside was lovely and soft. No sharp edges or corners, and the elastic bit around the legs felt very soft too. The picture on the nappies was cute.
The fit was good, I was able to get them on snugly despite the best efforts of my son to kick his legs around during change times. Overall I was very impressed, not what I was expecting at all - in fact a lot better.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They worked really well - no leaks and coped well with the runny breastmilk poo. My son isn't big enough yet for those huge explosion nappies but these contained everything very well. Particuarly I was pleased not to have any urine leaks - my usual brand had leaked a couple of times overnight in the first couple of weeks because the fit was not tight enough around his skinny legs. The Aldi nappies didn't have the same problem.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The packaging was good - nice fresh looking colours (yellow and greeny blue) with the usual picture of doting mother smiling down at a tiny infant, plus the "how it works" bit on the back explaining all the features. Clearly displays the size, the number of nappies in the pack, and the brand. The pack was very easy to open - it has one of those tear down ends - and happily the tear down bit did not work its way more open throughout the week and let all the remaining nappies fall out, which is a bugbear of mine. Well done, full marks for functional and pleasant packaging!

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
This was the first time I used wipes on my newborn, I've been using cotton wool with warm water the rest of the time. I tested the sensitive wipes, which felt really fresh and soothing on my hand. They were a generous size, larger than you really need for a newborn but the right sort of size for an older baby or toddler. Unfortunately my son hated the wipes - after a few days we worked out it was because they were damp but not warm, and he hated the cold feeling as his bum was wiped. I have gone back to using cotton wool for the time being. If I was going to use wipes with a newborn I would be sure to keep them somewhere warm - on top of the radiator perhaps - to avoid the same problem. The wipes did work well though, and I found I only needed 1 or 2 each time rather than about 10 cotton wool balls.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I liked the nappy packaging and thought it was very clear. Personally I would prefer a slightly less cheesy mum and baby picture, but that might not be to everyone's tastes.
For the wipe packaging, I thought the fold down lid was quite hard to open. I liked the way the inner package made a zig zag edge when opened, so you could see whether it was a new pack or not (i.e. that noone in the shop had opened it first, or that you hadn't opened it then forgotten about it for 6 months). The pack looked quite busy, I think perhaps if the printing on top of the lid went to the edges more so that it looks more a part of the whole design that would help. The lid on my pack was stuck on slightly too far to the left so the little bunny character was chopped in 2 - poor rabbit! But overall the pack worked and it was clear how many wipes were inside and that it was the "sensitive" version so it does the job.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I had to read the prices a couple of times because I think they are very good value. The quality is a lot better than then price suggests, compared to other brands. I would say that about the nappies and the wipes.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I probably won't, but only because we get our shopping delivered and this brand is not available from our delivery supermarket. Otherwise I definitely would! Why waste money paying more for a different brand that is not any better? If I ever have an hour or two spare I would be tempted to pop over to the local Aldi and have a look around as I wonder if there are more bargains like these hiding inside! If I made a trip I would bulk buy a couple of weeks worth of nappies.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes, I would recommend these, but unfortunately our nearest Aldi store is a bit of a trek.

Thanks for the opportunity to try these, it opened my eyes to the quality possible with value brands!

jaggythistle Fri 25-May-12 17:04:16

Just marking my place so i remember to do this when i get a minute. blush

Procrastinating Fri 25-May-12 18:51:19

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.
Child aged 2, junior size nappies.
Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They fit fine, felt soft.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks, I usually use Pampers and these were similar in quality to me.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Easy to open, didn't read the package.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Had to use more than usual, they are not moist enough. I don't like the smell of the wipes either.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Nappies are good, my daughter liked the pictures and they are excellent value. The wipes need to be moister, bigger and without smell.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies good value, I wouldn't buy the wipes.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I will use the nappies, not the wipes.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes the nappies, no to the wipes.

I tested the newborn nappies and sensitive wipes on DS2 who was about 3 weeks old at the time. I also already use the maxi nappies on DS1.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I love Aldi nappies. They fit DS2 perfectly and seemed to hold more and were more secure than Huggies or Pampers

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They were brilliant, not a single leak while using them. Other brands are no where near as good.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The information was sufficient and the packaging easy enough to open.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
The wipes were a bit drier than most brands (I usually use either Huggies Pure or Pampers Sensitive) but perfectly adequate. I didn't notice that I used any more wipes than I would normally, either on DS2 or DS1 (19months)

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Wetter wipes would be an improvement, but not an essential one.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think they are great value for money. I was already using the size 4 (now 5) for DS1 and have since bought the size 2 for DS2. Aldis nappies are now my preferred brand for both children.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I may use the wipes, I tend to buy what is on offer. I will definitely use the nappies, for both children.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I would, in fact I have been recommending them since using the larger sizes for DS1. Now I know the smaller sizes are just as good, I will recommend to everyone. I would recommend the wipes as even though they are not perfect, they are great value for money.

We tested the size 4 junior nappies on 2yo DD with the normal wipes.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? They felt nice, I was expecting a more papery feel but was pleasantly surprised. The fit was perfect.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? Not a single leak but DD is not a big wee-er. They still felt very secure after a night of DD tossing and turning too.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? Packaging was fine and were as easy to open as other brands.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? Wipes were of good quality, the only issue I have is that they smell very chemically to me. I used the same as I usually do, but only because it's a habit.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? Nope I was happy with all aspects of the products.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Yes I think they're both excellent value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? Will use the nappies again (when a store opens in our area) unsure about the wipes due to the smell.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? I've already recommended the nappies to someone who was having issues with leaking and sizing and the value for the money is a bigger winner for most people at the minute I imagine.

Cutelittlecatlover Sat 26-May-12 10:59:59

I used size 2 nappies and sensitive wipes on 5 week old dd.

1) I was very impressed with these nappies, they didn't look or feel like a cheaper brand at all and they fit dd perfectly.

2) Apart from these nappies I have used huggies and pampers on dd and I found aldi nappies the best. There was no gaping or leakage at all with these and they felt much softer and more flexible than huggies.

3) I found the packaging was fine, no problems opening it at all.

4) I liked the wipes and found them stronger than other brands and good for cleaning my 2 yo ds's sticky hands too. I used roughly the same amount as I usually do.

5) my only criticism was that the wipes were very difficult to open.

6) I think these are great value for money and I already use the size 5 nappies on my 2yo.

7) I will definitely continue to use these nappies and wipes for both children.

8) I would definitely recommend these to others as they are much cheaper than other brands and as good as the more expensive brands.

nextphase Sat 26-May-12 12:57:18

Can I just add that we currently have a tummy bug, and the current score is nursery 4 clothes changes (leading brand, size 4) home 0 clothes changes in Aldi Maxi nappies. (to date - we've got til this is over to fully test).

It could, of course, be my superior nappy positioning.....

I tested the Aldi maxi nappies pack of 48.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They look nice, fit well and are soft.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Just as good as my usual brnd and a bit better than the economy pack of a leading brand.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
It was fine, same as other brands.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Brilliant wipes, I can not compare between sensitive and normal as only received one pack of sensitive. Used same amount as normal.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
No, I think thedy are fine.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Very good value and I will be switching to them.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I will use them again.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes, good quality, cheap prices smile

Wigeon Sat 26-May-12 19:58:50

My baby is 12 months old and I tried the size 3 nappies.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I was pretty impressed with them. I thought they felt as good quality as the big brands such as Pampers, Huggies etc. They did fit my DD (although actually I should have asked for size 4, having checked DD's current weight). The tabs were good, the nappies felt soft and generally good quality.

I also liked the pictures on the actual nappies - much better than Disney! Thought the view of the back of an animal on the back of the nappy was quite cute.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

No leaks at all - even using them overnight and even though I was using a size which was too small (my fault for not asking for the larger size). Definitely compared well to Pampers, Huggies, and Sainsbury's own brand (my usual unless the others are on offer).

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

I thought the packaging was fine. I didn't actually notice the information on the packaging and I have now thrown it away so can't check!

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I liked the wipes. They felt nice and thick, like the branded ones. They were more substantial and thicker than my usual Sainsbury's own brand ones. I just had "normal", not "sensitive" to test so I can't compare the two. I used the same number as I usually would (with the Sainsbury's ones), but they just felt a bit higher quality as they were thicker.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

No - I liked it all!

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Definitely good value for money. I am impressed.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I'm afraid I'm very unlikely to use them again as my nearest Aldi is 8 miles away (even though I live within the M25), and not in an area I ever go to. If I had an Aldi nearer I would definitely consider stocking up on them.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would definitely recommend both the nappies and wipes. Impressed, given the price.

Thanks for sending them to me to test smile.

VJayazzle Sat 26-May-12 21:53:53

My ds is 2.8 years old, and we tested the size 5 nappies.

Q1 The nappies were fine, fit well and we got no complaints for ds, no rashes, he was comfortable.

Q2 They were the similar to the nappies I have been using lately (Asdas own), there were no leaks and did the job, fully, as inteneded.

Q3 The nappy packaging was fine and easy enough to open. The information that I was interested in was all there, so happy with that.

Q4 the wipes were brilliant, and I couldn't believe how cheap they were, I will definatly be buying them in the future. They were strong and as wet as they shoued be. I was able to use less wipes than I usually use.

Q5 I don't think there is anything you could improve on, they all did what the were supposed to woth no problems.

Q6 I think the nappies are about average for value, but the wipes are excellent values for money.

Q7 Yes I will be using both again, if I'm in aldi buying the wipes, I will pick up the nappies too.

Q8 I already have! I've recommended both.

BlastOff Sat 26-May-12 22:40:29

We tested size 4/4+ Maxi nappies for our 11 month old.

Q1

In general I thought they felt good. I noticed the waist wasn't especially stretchy, although this didn't matter at all, despite my ds being on the 98th centile, they fitted well.
I liked the pictures - I don't like the branded cartoons particularly and I thought the little pictures were sweet and not too sickly.

Q2

Brilliant, I was really impressed. No leaks (unlike Sainsbos and Huggies). Much the same as Pampers for us. Also, didn't get that massive bulging you can get with some when they are full.

Q3

Actually, I struggled to get into the bog packet - I couldn't find a perforated opening. But still, opened ok.

Q4

Like the fact you don't get hundreds out each time you try to only get one. Good wetness - not too damp and not too dry. Slightly chemically smell I wasn't that keen on.

Q5

Not keen on the smell of the wipes - I like to use wipes ubiquitously and have a pack in my handbag, but I wouldn't have been keen on these for sticky fingers etc.

Q6

I think they are excellent value. As good as my usual brand (Pampers) and pretty much half the price (and still cheaper even when they are on offer)

Q7

Yes to the nappies if I'm near Aldi (although I don't normally shop there) and I think I may well change to them. I've been looking for a cheaper nappy and these fit the bill perfectly. Better for us than their competitors when price matched. No to the wipes (as above).

Q8

Yes, I would definitely recommend the nappies. I think they are excellent and well priced.

Avver Sun 27-May-12 13:34:54

I tested the Mamia newborn nappies and sensitive wipes on my DS - 3 weeks old at the time.

I have recently returned from Aldi where I've stocked up with these marvellous creations, so taken was I with them. I also appear to have bought a gazebo. And an awful lot of chocolate blush

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Excellent fit, just enough give in the waistband and nice and stretchy around the legs. I liked the firmer paper-like feel.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They are honestly the ONLY newborn nappies I have EVER used that have not leaked. Amazing. Every single supermarket own and premium brand that I tried on DS1 and in the first couple of weeks of DS2 have leaked. Not Mamia. Hurray! I also liked that they were a little firmer than most premium brands are these days. I don't like them too soft and fabric-like, it makes them less fitting and absorbant.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

I did my usual 'rip anywhere' routine as I take all nappies out of the plastic for storage. I saw the info about how they are tested against premium brands and was impressed by that.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

They were a good texture and thick enough that I only had to use 2/3 even for a big mess. I only had the sensitive skin wipes but actually found them a bit 'chemically' for a very small baby. I tried them on myself and found that they stung me!

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Nappies - I don't think they need the cutesy design. There is already overload of ickle bunnies and fluffy teddy nonsense all over newborn stuff as it is. Plain please! Also, the wipes don't need the plastic closure. It was too stiff to open with one hand so a real pain when in the process of changing a wriggling baby.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

The nappies are excellent value in comparison to premium brands as they perform better! I buy a particular brand of wipe in bulk when on offer so the wipes aren't quite as good value especially as I wasn't as impressed with their formulation.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Nappies - yes, definitely. Already have, in fact. Wipes - maybe when DS is older and his skin is a bit hardier and I've run out of my bulk-bought branded wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Nappies - yes, in fact I already have converted some of my friends! Wipes - probably not.

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to try them out.

kez1212 Sun 27-May-12 15:52:19

I tested the size 2 nappies on my 11 week old DS2

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I LOVE these nappies! They fitted really well, felt soft and not scratchy like some cheaper ones can. The decoration was nice, unisex and discreet.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I had stocked up on Huggies recently due to a Baby Event and have been very disappointed with them. The Aldi nappies have been fab, no leaks at all, a really good fit. They did what they needed to do!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was fine, easy to open and had all the relevant information clearly displayed.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

The wipes were hard to get into at first, not helpful at changing time! They were not overly perfumed which I liked. They were however, very dry. I had to use more than I would normally which I did not like. I dont like it when wipes are really wet but these felt like there was hardly any moisture there at all.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

The nappies are fab!
The wipes needed to be easier to open and needed to be wetter.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I think the nappies are excellent value, a quality product at a very reasonable price. I dont think the wipes are good value as I needed to use so many, false economy.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I'm converted to the nappies! We will definately be buying those again. The wipes I will not be buying, prefer to stay with my current brand.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I have already recommended the nappies! They are as good as premium brands at almost half the price! I would not recommend the wipes as i do not feel they are value for money or as good as other wipes on the market.

Thank you!

PenguinArmy Sun 27-May-12 21:09:19

7 months, size 3

Q1 Fit very well

Q2 Had no problems with leaks and feel as good a s other supermarket brands (and a lot better than huggies which conned me with their BOGOF)

Q3 Quite hard to get the first few nappies out I founds

Q4 Good texture, but a bit thin and dry. had to use more for dryer solid nappies.

Q5 I liked the plastic lid on the wipes but a bit confused as when we brought some from the shop they did not have this feature,

Q6 Wipes are good value for money. Don't know about nappies as we only use them overnight so don't know the price of other nappies we use.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
If we were near a ALDI store we would purchase some, nappies paticularly.

Q8 I would mention them

toddlerama Mon 28-May-12 09:50:16

I was sent newborn nappies and wipes. I was really impressed! No leaks, as good as any other brand and wipes were gentle and didn't come out in a huge handful when I blindly snatched in the night. We have an aldi near us so I will definitely buy again - tescos own brand were crap for us and leaky do aldi being cheaper and better makes them a no brainer smile

Anchorwoman Mon 28-May-12 10:08:54

I was trying the mini nappies for 8 week old dc

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Overall impression was very good. The fit was right, just as I had hoped it would be from the description and for the age of dd. They felt very soft and flexible, surprisingly so and this compared very well to the other brands I had tried.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They felt extremely soft and flexible compared to the other brands I have used. Yes they did the job well and no leaking.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was fine and the info on the packaged seemed appropriate. I only really look for size information when I'm buying though.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

At first I was expecting to be disappointed with the wipes. I found the flip top, though a good idea, very difficult to open and then it didn't seem to close up properly. The wipes were dryer than I'm used to with other brands and I thought I would have to wet them to be effective. However they were just as effective as others I'd used. I dont know if I got a duff pack, but you do need to make sure the pack is easy to open and close if you're going to have a flip lid, as otherwise you might as well not bother and simply have a peel back opening. Also the wipes did start to dry out altogether very quickly when it was left open.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

No, I can't think of anything other than the comments above re wipes packaging.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Yes, very good value indeed. Makes me wonder how you've managed to produce them and sell them for this price bracket though!

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would use them again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes I'd recommend the nappies. Not sure I'd recommend the wipes because of the fiddly opening. Unless the dodgy flip lid was just a one off, in which case I would recommend them.

lilbreeze Mon 28-May-12 12:16:45

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.

I have 3 DDs - a newborn (2 weeks), a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. I tested the wipes on the newborn and the pull-ups on the other two (nighttime only). Didn't get sent any newborn nappies for testing.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
The pull-ups felt just as good quality as the brands I usually use (usually Huggies Little Walkers / Pampers / Tesco). They were a little too big for my 2-year-old (she is just below the weight range) but fine on my 4-year-old.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Just as good as my normal ones, no leaks, but were falling down a bit on my 2yo when she walked around in the morning having worn them all night.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Easy to open. Never read any of the packaging except to check size / weight range.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
The wipes were fine, similar to most wipes and I probably used the same amount too. However by choice I only use Huggies Pure wipes as they're made of paper not synthetic materials so feel much nicer.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
The pull-ups need to come in more sizes - one size only which was too big for DD2 (aged 2.9). I would also prefer the wipes to be paper not synthetic.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Amazing value! I usually buy nappies in Jumbo pack deals from Asda but these still work out cheaper. Wipes good value too, although I don't pay much more usually (again on multipack deals from Asda).

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would consider using the pull-ups again, or trying the newborn nappies. I have an Aldi fairly near but have never been. Maybe I will try it now!

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would recommend them if someone was specifically looking to save money on nappies/wipes and didn't seem concerned about brand.

Haribojoe Mon 28-May-12 13:40:12

I have tested Aldi nappies and wipes before, this time I was testing the products on my 7 week old DD. The nappies were size 2 and the wipes were the fragrance free type.

I was very pleased with the wipes and the nappies. I like the look of the nappies, especially the fact that they are plain with pattern just on the waistband.

I found the fit of the nappies to be excellent with no leaks, even when faced with explosive breastfed poo!

The wipes were effective and not too moist which is a problem I've encountered with other brands. I liked the packaging and images/colours used.

My only criticism is that the plastic lid on the wipes isvery difficult to open one handed which I thinking important when trying to baby wrangle!

I think that both the nappies and the wipes represent excellent value for money.

I would and have recommended both products to friends as for me they are the best nappies and wipes on the market (and as a mum of 4 I've used a lot of nappies!)

Lastyearsmodel Mon 28-May-12 13:55:06

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Look ok, fit fine, feel less substantial than branded nappies.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks, happy with performance.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Easy to open. Info was enough.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Only sent sensitive wipes. Packet v hard to open esp with one hand as you often have to do with pooey wriggly toddlers. Seemed quite dry so have to use more. Would rather use unfragranced.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? Wipes opening as above
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? Ok value. Nearest aldi is 5 miles but would consider if nearer
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? As above, if I'm in aldi I will pick up nPpies.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? No. Not significantly cheaper or better quality.

disparatefishwife Mon 28-May-12 14:57:28

Baby boy 8 months size 3

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
The nappies look good and feel quite 'solid' in comparison to our usual nappies. I found the nappies a much better fit than the Pampers we currently use.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
I didn't experience any leakage issues whereas we often have issues with overfull nappies with our usual brand.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The nappies were packed nice and compactly. I didn't experience any issues opening them despite the fact that they don't have serrations for ease of opening. The information was basic but to be honest all I want o know is what size baby they'll fit!

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I was sent the sensitive wipes to try. I found the hard plastic lid very difficult to prise open and found the wipes themselves very dry. They were far too dry to effectively clean, especially when cleaning sticky poo I had to abandon them and use my usual Johnson's brand. I would have to use a lot more than usual to really clean after a dirty nappy.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I think that the wipes lid is a good idea but very difficult to open so that could be improved. There is nothing wrong with the nappy packaging but it could do with being a bit more attractive to have on display and made from more sturdy material making it easier to store and more portable.
In my opinion the wipes definitely need more moisture.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think the nappies are fantastic value for money, they are bigger than other brands of the same size, feel sturdier and do not leak.
I think the wipes are very poor value: they are too dry, they don't need a design on them which costs more to make and the hard plastic sealable lid is unnecessary considering the length of time the pack lasts.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will definitely use the nappies again, they're the best value and fit that I've used and I've tried most brands!
I would not use the wipes again as they're too dry for cleaning poo and don't perform the job well enough.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would recommend the nappies as you get so much for your money. I would not recommend the wipes as they are not good enough.
Im happy to tell people that I'm using nappies from Aldi.

Tested the comfy up pants and sensitive wipes with ds3 age 2

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
the packaging seemed nice, the nappies seemed to fit well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
there were no leaks, they are a good quality considering the price. did exactly what was expected.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
the packaging was similar colours to pampers easy ups, the packaging ripped open easy enough.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
the Wipes were a pain to open but the quality was really good they were so thick. i used less thn usual due to the thickness.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
A variety of images on the nappies for the pull ups perhaps, and a change of main colour so as not to be copying pampers?

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think that the cost of the nappies are great value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
unfortunately my son developed a rash round the waistband so i will not buy them but if he had not had the reaction I would buy again. i would buy the wipes again if i wan passing an aldi.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Probably but i don't know anyone with babies in nappies anymore.
I really was impressed with them.

costumequeen Tue 29-May-12 09:27:59

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I thought they were great - slightly slimmer than the usual ones I use but no leaks or problems.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Apart from an ecaping poo the first time she wore them, they were as good as my usual brand (Lidl!) and better than some of the bigger names - Huggies for example.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Nappy packaging was fine - easy to open, all info straightforward and easy to read.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
The wipes were fine - not too thin but could do with being a bit wetter. We had sensitive and they caused no problems.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
The nappies were great, but I found the plastic lid on the wipes a bit stiff, which made it difficult to open and close during a change. It ended up being left open and the wipes dried out as a result, so we used them up quicker.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Yes i think both are really good value for money.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
If I was in Aldi I would definitely buy the nappies as they are a fantastic price and do the job brilliantly, although the wipes were no great shakes for me so I wouldn't go out of the way to buy them.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I would (and have) recommend the nappies, but I would be more likely to recommend a different brand of wipes due to the reasons listed above.

celebmum Tue 29-May-12 11:29:19

oh bugger just did a nice detailed reply and then mumsnet went offline just as i clicked post! damn!

i used the junior size 5s on DS aged 2.2.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel? - thought they looked cheap, the outside of the nappy was cute but the insides looked basic, 'square' and uncomfortable. the size 5s fit DS but were snug. velcro tabs were good/strong but i thought he nappy sagged a bit too much after just a few hours wear.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks? no leaks, buT noticed a bit of a lingering 'wee' smell around DS which i have never noticed before! nappies changed frequently too!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging? packaging was fine, no issues.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do? wipes werent as wet as my usual brand, i found i used 1 or 2 more each time. especially on sticky bum changes! but they did the job required. occasionaly ended up with a trail o 5/6 wipes tho when i only wanted 1! however ive yet to find any wipes that dont do this!. smell was mild yet pleasant.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what? as i said above i didnt like the cheapy look of the nappies on the insides. leak wise etc this didnt affect the use of the nappy but i dnt think DS found them as comfotable as normal.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not? i supose that yes they aregood value if you are prepared to go for a lesser quality brand. wipes i thought were better overall.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? id prob pick up a few packs of wipes next time i was in aldi but i wouldnt go there specifically for them. nappies i prob wouldnt use again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? id probably say that id tried them, they were ok. but i wouldnt rave about them.

catonlap Tue 29-May-12 16:40:41

Age of child 2yrs, size 5 nappies.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They looked good. They felt nice and soft. They fit her well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They seemed to be as good as any other nappy I've used. No leaks. I used them on her day and night.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was fine. No problem to open it.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

The wipes were not as thick and I had to use more.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I found the packaging all fine. The appearance of the nappies was good. The wipes looked thin.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I think the nappies were very good value, cheaper yet just as good as my previous nappies.
The wipes, although cheaper were just not as good and so not really good value. Or at leat the same value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would use the nappies again. Not the wipes - just because they were too thin.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recommend the nappies but not particularly the wipes.

EddieIzzardIsMine Tue 29-May-12 16:44:51

I've still not got mine.... sad

Boomerwang Wed 30-May-12 00:10:50

I tested size 2 newborn nappies on my 9 week old premature baby (approx 3.9kg)

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They were thin like pampers, which made me hope that they were ultra absorbent just like 'Always' sanitary towels compared to mattress towels. The fit was awkward on my baby as the nappy isn't as stretchy as other brands, but it stayed on. The pattern on it was fine. Patterns are not important.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I've tried Pampers, Libero, Huggies and a Swedish supermarket brand. Compared to all I have tried, Aldi nappies are adequately absorbent, yet always leave my baby's bottom feeling cold and wet, unlike the other brands. The other brands also seem to fit better. Either they are stretchier, such as Pampers, or they have wider tabs, such as Huggies. I found that the Huggies leaked, whereas the Aldi nappies did not. Pampers is number one for absorbing poop, to the point where it sticks to her bottom because the poop is so dry. I confess after the failure regarding urine, I have not allowed Aldi nappies to be used on my baby when I think she is about to have a bowel movement. I do not have enough confidence in them.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging had a huge number visible, along with the baby weight guidance. This makes it convenient and simple to pick out when shopping. It was very easy to open. I did not peruse any more information than the nappy size and weight.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Sorry, I have not yet tested the wipes. I notice that others have complained of a strong scent. I would like to point out that although I have no preference between scented and unscented wipes, there is no need for scent to be added to a wipe. It ends up in a bin.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

A little more stretch needs to be added to the nappy tabs. A cut out is also helpful for those babies who still have their umbilical cord attached. the absorbency of the nappy is fine, however some kind of mesh cover needs to be implemented to stop the nappy sticking to baby's bottom and leaving it cold and wet. I also believe the band around the nappy which adheres to the tabs could be wider or lower so that the tabs fit better around baby's waist rather than stomach to ease pressure after a feed, yet keep the nappy secured against urine and faeces.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I believe the nappies and wipes are good value. However, because of the issue raised above about nappies staying wet to the skin, I would use more nappies in a day, so it may be a false economy. I have no complaints about the price of the wipes. 80 for 79p is a bargain.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would use the nappies again but only for the daytime and at home when they could be changed more frequently. I would not make a trip to Aldi specifically to buy these nappies despite the price. I have not tested the wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would not recommend Aldi nappies unless the conversation was about the cost of nappies. I have not tested the wipes.

ProfCoxWouldGetIt Wed 30-May-12 09:41:21

Please state the age of your baby/child and the size of nappy you were trying in your response.
We tried the Junior size 5 nappies for DD (2,6)

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They nappies looked nice, and I liked the cheery animal prints on them. But I found they hung/drooped a lot at the back.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
We had one leak, DD was due to have her nappy changed, so it was after she’d worn it for 2 hours, but when we picked her up, wee squeezed out the nappy. We didn’t use these nappies at night as we’ve only found one nappy that doesn’t leak and that’s the huggies superdry

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The packaging was fine, although it would have been nice to have the tear strip stretch to the other side to make it easier to get the second half of the nappies out, but I really am picking holes by mentioning that

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
We only received one pack of wipes (but our package arrived late and had already been opened when it arrived) , and we found we used more of them as they were very very dry, and DD even complained they were scratchy. I did love the easy open and close lid – so much better than the sticky ones.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I’m not sure what caused it, but DD came out in a horrible rash all over her nappy area we changed her back to pampers and within hours it cleared up, so we put her back and the rash came back. DD has never had sensitive skin, nor reacted to anything like this before so we were really shocked to see this. The tabs on the nappies could have had a bit more stretch in them.
Also the wipes could have been wetter, it was almost like using dry loo roll.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think they’re good value if you’re happy with the product – unfortunately we weren’t so will be sticking to other brands

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Nope never again, given DD’s reaction to the nappies and the wipes, we actually still have half the nappies left which we’re going to give to a neighbour who loves aldi nappies

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would recommend them based on price, but I wouldn’t recommend them to new borns or any child with sensitive skin or other allergies and I would not recommend the wipes (although I really liked the packaging.

AlmaMartyr Wed 30-May-12 11:21:05

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I quite liked them. They fitted DS fine and looked quite comfortable. The feel was OK, fairly standard.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks at all which was good, and seemed to soak up urine well. I normally use Lidl's nappies and they've been excellent so no particular improvement although they did seem slightly more comfortable (less red marks). DS's recurring nappy rash seemed a bit better as well. I liked the design on the nappy, quite cute and no branding.
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging was easy to use so reasonably happy with that. They seemed clearly labelled. The look was very similar to some brand name nappies (I thought) which does put me off a bit.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
The wipes were fine, not sure about normal/sensitive skin since we only had one pack. I liked the wipes packaging, and they seemed to cope pretty well. I normally use Huggies which I like because of the texture and I'd carry on using those because they work just a little bit better.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I'd make the packaging a bit less generic perhaps. DH and I found the name a bit weird and confusing too although that doesn't really matter I guess.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
The nappies are very good value, about the same price as Lidl's nappies so I'd definitely pick some up from Aldi if I was passing. Wipes are good value but were fairly standard and I've seen others at a similar cost so nothing exceptional.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not? I would use the nappies again definitely, not sure about the wipes. I wouldn't avoid the wipes but wouldn't go out of my way to buy them just because they seem fairly standard. The nappies are good though, and didn't slide down DS's bum too much.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I would, they're cheap and worked well. I wouldn't recommend the wipes particularly.

mandymummyethan Wed 30-May-12 13:22:13

I tried the size 3 nappies for my 4.5 month baby boy. I havent got much complains as they did what i expected them to do. I just had a few (maybe paranoid) instances that i had not noticed in any other brand previously tried.
1. I found that the nappies usually left sometime of stringy deposits from the structure of the nappy. This made me overthink if it was uncomfortable for the baby.
2. whilst using them at night i thought they did not hold as much urine as my usual pamper brand. in addition i noticed that there was a stronger smell of urine when i changed his nappy compared to other brands.
3. the elastic that keeps the nappy together seemed especially tighter than other brands and left much more of an imprint on his bottom.

All in all they did do their jobs

As for the wipes. I found them to have less moisture than the other brands i tend to use. This was fine as it became both an adavantage and a disadvantage depending on my situation at the time.

I will recommend the wipes to a friend and recommend the nappies to a cash strapped friend as i found more things to moan about in the nappies rather than the wipes.
Both nappy and wipes positivley surprised my expectation as prior to the test i would have never considered the aldi brand.

jaggythistle Wed 30-May-12 13:51:57

Tested newborn size one on DS2 who was 2-3 weeks at the time. Sensitive wipes were also used on 2 year old DS1.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They were fine overall, very similar in design and quality to Tesco own brand which I alredy like and use. They fitted him fine.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

No leaks, I prefer the shape to that of Huggies/Pampes, as above they were similar to Tesco.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging fine, all information required was there.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I liked the wipes, no strong odour and i liked that they weren't too wet. used about same amount as usual. DS1 had slight nappy rash and complained that some Pampers sensitive we'd been given hurt, he was happy with the Aldi ones though.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

no - i did get some wee loose stringy bits in a couple of nappies, wasn't a big deal though.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

both good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

yes if larger sizes are of similar quality, i'd be happy to use them.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes would reccommend both.

Thanks for letting me try these. I tested on DD2, age 18 months, using size 5 Junior nappies. She is 28lbs (with a sturdy build smile)

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I like them, they are nice and soft. A bit snug on DD, but I probably should have asked for a bigger size. I'd say the sizing is in line with other brands

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Great actually, equal with pampers. They lasted overnight without leaking, which Huggies and Tesco failed on completely

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
It's fine, no strong opinion really, it looks like pampers

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
We only got the sensitive ones, were there supposed to be two packs? I'd say they are very similar to pampers sensitive, quite dry. I like the flip top lid though

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
No, I really like them

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies are excellent value, wipes not so much as I always buy in bulk when I see pampers on offer and I think price is kind of similar then.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I will go and buy the nappies, keen to try the pull up pants as they are v expensive for other brands
Wipes - yes i probably would, but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy like I would with the nappies. If I'm in the shop buying nappies I would probably pick some up though

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would definitely recommend the nappies, yes, they are great. Wipes I wouldn't not recommend iykwim, but nappies would be the big draw.

mancbird Thu 31-May-12 23:05:21

Thank you for sending me these nappies and wipes to try smile

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They felt quite soft and I liked the colourful animals on them. I tried size 3 and they were a good fit on my 7 month old son.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I thought the nappies were really good. I have tried huggies, which are almost twice the price and they leaked really badly. We didn't have any leaks (wee or poo!) with the Aldi nappies and as we are weaning and teething at the moment that is really good!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Easy to open and looked good quality. All the information I needed was on the packet.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I'm sorry but I wasn't a big fan of the wipes sad They were quite dry and pulled on my son's skin. They reminded me of huggies wipes and I don't like them much either. I did like the fact they were quite thick though smile We probably used about the same number of wipes that we would normally use. I did like the idea of the lid on the packet, but the lid on mine wouldn't stay shut properly!

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

The lid on the wipes needs to stay shut and then maybe the wipes won't be so dry!

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Great value. Almost half the price of some of the leading brands and performed better for us! If you like the wipes, the price is great value but unfortunately I wasn't a huge fan of the wipes.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Definitely (in fact I have already bought another packet!) I probably wouldn't buy the wipes again though.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I have recommended the nappies to quite a few of my friends and a few of them have said they are going to try them smile I would mention the wipes, simply because they are such a good price.

SpottySlippers Fri 01-Jun-12 08:49:38

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

These are great nappies! They are lovely and soft and fit well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

Yes, compare well and no issues.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging is as per the other nappies I use, no complaints.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I agree with other Mumsnetters the wipes are alittle dry, but the the lid was great and there were no issues here with not closing properly.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

No, they are fine as they are.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I think the pricing structure is competitive. I am very price sensitive and will tend to buy what's on offer, these prices at RRP compare well to what I pay for other brands on offer.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, definitely.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes, I would definitely recommend. The nappy softness is a huge selling point as is the price.

grinningbee Sun 03-Jun-12 15:41:30

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

They fitted very well and felt very soft. They felt a lot softer and thicker than our usual brand.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They were brilliant. No problems here, and they've coped with being used on holiday as well when they've had to last a little longer while out than normal use at home.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was as you'd expect as was the info.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

We had the sensitive wipes and liked the lack of scent. I did find them drier, and although I used about the same amount I do prefer them slightly wetter.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

The nappies I'd keep just the same, the wipes I would make a bit wetter and I'd also get rid of the awful plastic lid. It took me ages to open and I almost took a chunk out of my finger,

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

The nappies are very good value. The wipes are about the same value as the ones I already get.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

The nappies I will be changing to from Pampers, which we've used from day dot. I will be sticking to Sainsbury's own brand wipes as I prefer the packaging and the fact that they're wetter.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I won't recommend the wipes, but I certainly will recommend the nappies. Really pleased to have been given the chance to try them, thank you.

grinningbee Sun 03-Jun-12 15:43:00

Ooops! Forgot to add - we tried the size 5 nappies on my 18 month old son. They also happened to fit my 3 year old daughter when we ran out of pull ups!

MrsZuko Sun 03-Jun-12 21:41:43

I used the size 3 nappies on my 7m DS and the sensitive wipes

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I thought the nappies were fantastic. The sizing seemed right for his weight and they weren't bulky
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks whatsoever - I was really impressed, I've used lots of different brands - currently Pampers and they're easily as good
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
I didn't pay much attention to be honest, I just ripped the pack open!
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I didn't like the wipes - they were nice and thick but they dried out really quickly so I ended up using them for face-wiping. I only used them for a couple of days at nappy change time and I did start to notice DS suffering from redness but in fairness he's also teething so that could have been the issue.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Nappies are great - wipes I would make moister
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think the nappies are excellent value for money
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
We don't have an Aldi near us unfortunately but if they deliver then I'll definitely bulk order the nappies. I'd maybe only use the wipes as handbag emergencies
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes? Nappies yes, wipes I'd be a bit more hesitant

Tobermory Sun 03-Jun-12 21:49:55

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I really like these nappies. Quality overall very good though we did have a couple of nighttime leaks.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Compared favourable to other supermarket brands, we had a couple of nighttime leaks which has happened before with other brands.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging was fine and easy enough to open. I didn't, to be honest, take much notice of info on the packaging.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I like the wipes, the fragranced ones had a nice 'clean' smell. They were however a bit thicker than my ideal. Wipes came out easily form the resealable container and it did resealable afterwards.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think both nappies and wipes are v good value for money.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'll certainly try the pull -up nappies again. I'd use the wipes again too.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would certainly recommend both, think they're good value for money.

ballstoit Mon 04-Jun-12 08:45:12

Used Newborn Size on DNephew who is 7 weeks. Sensitive Wipes too.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Good overall impression, they were slightly smaller on the waist than other Newborn nappies (didn't have to cross tabs over each other which I normally have to), but this was not an issue and would just buy a bigger size sooner. Felt soft and DN appeared comfortable.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They were good for the price. I think they were slightly less absorbent of poo than the normal branded nappies, as it seemed to sit on top of the nappy lining, but they didn't leak.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Nappy packaging was fine, easy to open and contained the information needed.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
The wipes were fine when I first opened them, but didn't stay wet until the end of the pack. I used the same amount initially, but didn't use the last ones in the pack, as they were dragging the skin.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Wipes could be 'wetter'.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies are good value for money. Wipes are no cheaper than branded ones bought on offer (which is always available on one brand or another!), and couldn't use the last few, so I don't think they're particularly good value, no.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would use the nappies again, they are cheaper than others, and would be fine for use at home where I could change them straight away.
Wouldn't use wipes again (see Q.6 response)

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I have already recommended Aldi nappies to other parents, as they were good for the price. Wouldn't recommend the wipes.

BumptiousandBustly Wed 06-Jun-12 10:30:20

We used the size 5 toddler pullups and the normal wipes

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
They were very good - fit well, not too bulky, liked the look

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
very impressed, no leaks, even at night.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
wipes very good. Not too wet.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
pretty good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would use them again.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would recommend the nappies and the wipes - actually very impressed. We have started toilet training, so had to use them at night - and they stayed leak free.

hazelnutlatte Wed 06-Jun-12 15:53:51

I used the size 3 nappies for my dd, 8 months

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I thought the nappies fit well, and appeared to be as soft and absorbent as other nappies I have used. We had no problems with them and I would say they compare well with branded nappies. I also liked the cartoon design on the nappies.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
No leaks so yes they did the job well! I think they are slightly bulkier than the nappies we normally use, but dd seemed comfortable in them.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The packaging was fine, not paticularly appealing, but nothing wrong with it. The nappies are packed in tightly so you need to rip the pack right open to get the nappies out, but all nappies seem to be packaged this way.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I tried the sensitive wipes and thought they were quite good. They were not too wet, which I prefer, and they came out of the packet easily one at a time, rather than a load at once. They were not too highly fragranced either.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
The packaging isn't all that great, but that's a pretty minor point really. Other than that I thought they were pretty good.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Yes I think they are good value. Normally I buy nappies when they are on offer, as they are very expensive otherwise. The Aldi nappies are good value without having to wait for an offer.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I would use both the nappies and wipes again. I don't regularly shop in Aldi but might go and stock up on nappies.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I'd recommend the nappies as they are such good value. The wipes are fine and also good value but you can buy wipes which are equally as good and cheap from any supermarket, so I wouldn't think to recommend them.

johnworf Wed 06-Jun-12 16:13:18

We had the pull ups size 5.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Lovely fit. Felt soft to the touch. My DD is quite a skinny minnie though and I'm not sure the elastic would stretch for a chubbier child.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

We had no leaks even overnight. Very impressed. They performed just as well against Huggies (which is what I normally use)

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Nappies were in quite tightly so less bulky. No more difficult to open than any other packet of nappies imho.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I use these wipes all the time anyway. They are quite thick so you don't need so many. Great at wiping poo off - a good indicator! wink We have the sensitive ones which are great and don't bring her out in a rash.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Perhaps a handle on the pull up packets?

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

I think they're excellent value for money. As I said, I was converted to the wipes a while ago!

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Would def use the nappies again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Have done already. smile

Thanks for including me in this trial.

mkj2 Wed 06-Jun-12 16:29:00

Baby 11 weeks
size 2 nappies

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
very pleased with them, felt nice and soft and were a good fit

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
no leaks and pampers always leaked, so happy!

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
easy to open,very informative

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
only had the sensitive wipes and very pleased, used less as better packaging

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
the lid on the wipes was a bit stiff, hard to open

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
great value compared to the competition, as do the same job. Didnt realise the wipes were so cheap, will definately get some

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Im unsure about the nappies for nightime as not sure they would last the whole night but would use again in the day and will definately get some wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
yes I would recommend nappies and wipes as was impressed and great value for money

margia Wed 06-Jun-12 18:23:27

I'm not taking part in the trial, but I've used Aldi nappies for both ds s. We've found them reliable and my boys have been comfortable from size 2 to size 5. Of course there is always the potential for a leaky nappy, babies don't conveniently space their poos and wees but that is the case with all brands. The only thing I would say is that I think the upper end of the weight bands are a bit optomistic, however I've always moved up size well before this so hasn't caused any trouble. All in all I think they are the best nappies out there.

billgrangersrisotto Wed 06-Jun-12 18:43:06

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Very good. Nice fit, nice feel, not plasticky, nice and stretchy and stong.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

Very good. My DS is a nightmare with nappies. After trying all the expensive and supermarket own, Asda and now Aldi are the only ones that do not leak immediately. I am really delighted, I have already bough more this weekend from Aldi. These nappies are cheaper than even Asda, I am delighted actually.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was fine. No real comments.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Wipes okay but not brilliant. I like the thicker huggies wipes. The Aldi ones were thicker than the cheapest supermarket own, but I still had to use more than I would with huggies and they weren't as 'wet' as the huggies ones - for very sticky or dried on poos, the wipes didn't work that well. Still, I'd say these were good, but not great. Good for the price.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Flip lid is very difficult to open, I have broken my nails twice! Packaging looks a bit cheap to me too (sorry).

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Yes, excellent value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Nappies, yes, have already bought.
Wipes, I still prefer huggies but may buy again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Nappies, definitely. Wipes, I don't think so.

Thanks for sending the nappies to try, as mentioned, I am really pleased I know about them and will be buying them again!

billgrangersrisotto Wed 06-Jun-12 18:43:47

Forgot to say, size 5 nappies.

Bananna1 Wed 06-Jun-12 20:44:52

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Was really pleased with them. A good fit, they felt like quality nappies.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They were just as good as main brand nappies. Didn't have any leaks, really pleased with them.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was fine. No real comments.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Found the wipes difficult to open. I don't really use wipes though, so hard to compare with other brands, but think they were quite dry.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Flip lid on wipes very difficult open.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Yes, excellent value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Nappies, yes, except don't live that near to an aldi store, so would have to make a special trip.
Wipes, No.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Nappies, definitely, thought they were quality nappies at an excellent price. Wipes, no.

Thank you for including me in the trial.

koolforcats Wed 06-Jun-12 21:56:21

I was testing size 2 nappies and sensitive wipes for my 6 week old baby.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Overall impression was good. They did fit, but seemed a little smaller than the pampers and huggies size 2s.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
Just as good as leading brands, no leaks.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging was fine, didn't really take any notice of the information, didn't feel I needed to really. Easy enough to open.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I only tested the sensitive wipes so couldn't comment on the difference between
sensitive and normal. The sensitive ones are great, nice and 'plain', didn't do any harm to the skin, did the job. Used the same amount as other wipes.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
No

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I thought both were good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'd definitely use both again.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I'd recommend both.

Ratherbebaking Thu 07-Jun-12 10:16:34

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
My overall impression of the nappies (Newborn) was good. They fitted as well as an equivalent size of more expensive nappies. They felt fine, although the absorbent layers went right to the top of the front of the nappy, it felt like they didn't create a 'barrier' around the waist.
Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They did leak, but then so did the other brand (Pampers) I was using - I think it's difficult to contain explosive poos!
Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Didn't find the packaging as easy to open as other brands. The design was pleasant enough.
Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I didn't like the wipes as much as my usual brand (Huggies Pure). They didn't feel moist enough and felt like I was scrubbing him - not ideal as they are supposed to be for sensitive skin! I liked the plastic lid, but I wouldn't buy them just for that.
Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
I'd make the wipes a little wetter.
Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
The nappies are definitely good value for money. If you prefer a dryer wipe then they would be good value.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would use the nappies again, but we don't live that near an Aldi and we're currently doing internet grocery shopping so nappies just get added on to that. I wouldn't buy the wipes again as I don't think they are moist enough.
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would recommend them as they performed well and are good value for money. I wouldn't recommend the wipes as I wouldn't use them myself so I'd feel unable to recommend them to someone else.

browny Thu 07-Jun-12 14:14:29

I received:
Mamia Comfy Up Pants - £3.49, per pack of 22
Mamia Baby Wipes - 79p, per pack of 80

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

The nappies looked nicely padded and of good quality, they were a slightly small fit on my three year old, the size I was sent was 26-40lb but I usually buy Huggies Pull-ups in the same size which are fine.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I was very impressed with the nappy, it did not leak at all.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was easy to open with the necessary information easily to read on the packet.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

The skin wipes were not as moist as I like, so had to use double my usual quantity.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

I liked the snap-close on the wipes to prevent them from drying out. I don't think the packaging could be improved.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

The nappies I used were very good value for money and I would buy them again. I wouldn't buy the wipes again as I didn't fell that they did the job properly or as quickly as my usual wipes.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I would buy the nappies again because they are very good value for money. The wipes are not as good value for money, the wipes I usually buy on usually on offer for £1 so for the extra few pennies I will stick to what I usually buy.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recommend Aldi nappies to other parents for their quality and good value, I would tell them about the wipes as people differ with their needs.

sockmonkey Thu 07-Jun-12 19:06:39

I love Aldi nappies and wipes. They are the best ones out there. Well worth the walk out of town to get them.
I always tell my Mum friends about them.

Starfishkiss Thu 07-Jun-12 21:13:54

my DS is 16 months and i tried the size 4+ nappies and the 'normal' skin wipes.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Better than I expected TBH. I didn’t have high expectations and I thought I wouldn’t like them. When I received the parcel the packaging looked really good and then upon opening them I found the nappies to be quite a good quality.
Whilst they had that papery texture I don’t tend to like they fit my DS well (if a little big) and weren’t too bulky.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I use Pampers for my DS normally, as I like the fabric feel as opposed to the paper texture of most other nappies like Huggies.
Whilst I didn’t experience any leaks I found DS’s skin to be fairly damp upon changing which I didn’t like. Also I noticed a strong smell when he wee’s; the nappy doesn’t seem to contain this like my normal nappies do.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Yes, I liked the packaging, colourful and informative. It was also easy to rip open etc. didn’t really notice the info, as I just opened it up as soon as I received the package.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

Wipes were good, I liked the flip top lid. I also really liked the smell (I had the ‘normal’ skin wipes) and unlike the other MNetters I didn’t find them too dry. I probably ended up using more wipes than I normally would (usually use huggies pure wipes) as they were thinner and didn’t separate easily when pulling them out of the pack.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
No not really, I liked them, more than I thought I would.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Very good value for money. Especially as they are better than other supermarket brands. Wipes are probably less value for money as I tend to get my wipes when they are on offer and pay a similar or lesser amount.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, if I was in an Aldi I might pick some up but I don’t know if they will be my new ‘favourites’. Same with the wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes I would definitely say they were much better than other supermarket brands and would probably encourage them to try a pack! I would say the wipes were good too.

Thanks for picking me to try them, I found it really a interesting and useful experience!

mrsb1975 Fri 08-Jun-12 09:04:36

Hi, I tested the Size 2 Nappies and the sensitive wipes on my little girl who was 14 weeks at the time of testing.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I was extremely impressed with the nappies for the price! They were soft they fit her well, there was no gaping on her legs and they were a lovely fit around her tummy.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

They compared favourably with the branded nappies I've used. There were no leaks.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

The packaging was absolutely fine - in no way did it look as if the nappies were cheap, which is often the case sometimes. It was lovely and bright and cheerful and was extremely easy to open. All the info you could need was displayed in easy to read format.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I didn't have a problem with them being too dry, and the thickness was just right. I used the sensitive wipes and they caused no irritation to my daughter
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Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

My only criticism is that the plastic lid on the wipes isvery difficult to open one handed

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

The nappies are excellent value for money - they were very functional and if you are looking for a basic disposable nappy with a no-frills price, they fit the bill perfectly. The wipes are a good price to have in the bottom of your stroller or in the car for emergencies

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I think I would buy the nappies again as they were good value for money and did fit well and were extremely functional for the price.
Not sure about wipes as I like the current ones I buy

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would definitely recommend Aldi nappies to other mum's as at the moment every family is concerned with saving money and this is a brilliant way to save a small fortune buying a household essential. I would recommend the wipes to mums of young children especially, as they are brilliant to carry around when you are out-and-about and need to clean those sticky, dirty fingers and faces!

JambalayaCodfishPie Fri 08-Jun-12 21:08:16

I tried these with my daughter - aged six weeks. I asked for size 2.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
Very impressed - they dont look cheap, althought they feel a teensy bit plasticky. They fit very well.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
We'd stocked up on Huggies because we got them very cheaply - unfortunately they were a very bad fit on my daughter - and were useless for longer journeys/through the night, they leaked very quickly. We used the Huggies whilst in the house, and the Aldi ones while out on visits or at night. We've never had a leak in the Aldi nappies. EVER.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging fine, maybe trying a bit too hard to like like Pampers, butnot something im particularly fussed about.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
Unfortunately these really let Aldi down - they were far to dry, to a point where they were useless. I thought maybe they could possibly have even been a dodgy batch - they were that dry. Only lasted one poopy nappy change before we returned to our wipe of choice - huggies pure.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Wipes need to be wet. If nappies could feel less plasticky on the outside that would be good - they rustled a bit under clothing - not that this really puts me off.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Nappies- Excellent value for money. Wipes- Not.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Have already purchased further packs of nappies. smile Wipes - no thanks.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Recommended the nappies to all the women in my NCT Group, now we all use Aldi Nappies. smileAlso recommended them on a mumsnet thread and to various mum-friends (I've no shame!) Obviously, didnt mention the wipes at all.

Thanks for involving us in the trial!! smile

fuckityfuckfuckfuck Sat 09-Jun-12 21:49:59

Apologies for super late response, been busy blush
I tried the mini nappies with a 6 week old ds
Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
First impression was that the nappies didn't seem as soft as the Pampers newborn we'd been using, and definatelyt not as stretchy. But they fit ds perfectly fine, seemed comfy for him and overall there was no real difference in fit or performance from the (vastly more expensive) Pampers. We were impressed.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
I first started using nappies with my dd 8 years ago (ancient) and this is my third dc. In that time I'd mainly stuck to the Newborn Pampers in the yellow packaging and then moved on to Tesco or Pampers Active Fit. But a few years ago the Active Fit changed whatever was in them and my ds reacted awfully, and I remember from threads on here that it was far from just him. Then Tescos changed too though I've begrudgingly stuck with them, for cost mainly. But Aldi nappies seem more like the old Tesco nappies used to be. I tried the pull ups in the last product test for my 3yo ds and was impressed with those too. So having now tried the teeny ones and the biggest ones, I'd say we'll probably stick with the Aldi nappies now, and are more than happy to do so. We had no leaks from either size from either dc, and no nappy rash, both ds's have relatively bad skin so that's a definate plus here.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
I honestly can't say I noticed, I empty the whole pack into the nappy stacker as soon as they're bought. Sorry blush

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I really like the wipes, and actually used lesss than normal as only one comes out at a time. I usually use Morrisons cheapy ones, but those have gone up in price and now seem to dispense a handful at a time, every single time, so are actually a false economy for us now.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Perhaps just a tad more softness and stretchiness on the newborn nappies. Havign tried them, I know this is actually more a cosmetic concern than a performance one, but I did hesitate to put a more papery feeling nappy on ds compared to the nice cushy Pampers.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
Both incredibly good value imo.
Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Definately. We're shopping more in Aldi anyway in an attempt to save money, and trekking across town to the nearest branch and lugging the nappies back has got to help with the losing the baby weight mission...
Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
Yes I would. I know I tell people if a product is substandard, especially somehting like nappies (I'm looking at you, Active Fit), so it makes sense to recommend a good option too. When ds has grown a bit I'll be putting him in our reusable nappies, but I'll still buy these as a good option for travelling.

addictediam Sun 10-Jun-12 09:18:42

sorry, i forgot blush

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

I went for the size 3 equvilant as dd2 is in size 3 huggies. i found them to be quite big and think a size 2 may have been better.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

I've never used own brand nappies before so was quite suprised by them. essentially they did the job however they were a little thicker than what i usually use and they stay wet for longer so dd got quite angry in them

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

easy bto open. i didnt read the information blush a nappy is a nappy!

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

both dds have very sensitive skin and both reacted badly to them. i felt they had too many chemicals in

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

for a cheap nappy they did the job

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

yes very good value

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

i may use the wipes for me but not the girls. i wouldnt use the nappies as they made dd2 angry as i wasnt changing them often enough (with 2 babies nappy changing bis frequent enough with out doubling it because the nappy is a little bit wet!)

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

i already did! not the wipes because of the chemicals but the nappies i would

Jellybellyrbest Tue 12-Jun-12 15:57:31

We tried Newborn Aldi nappies & wipes on our 4WO DD.

1. The nappies felt v soft & padded, though were a little short; we had a couple of poo-up-the-back incidents! They didn't feel as 'stretchy' as other brands, but it didn't pose any problems.
Wipes were quite dry; though worked well with no skin irritation.

2. They compared well to other nappies; have used Huggies & Pampers & the Aldi ones were just as absorbent & comfy. Waaaay cheaper though, and am sad that there are no Aldi shops here (NI) for me to get them again. A few leaks; one just didn't contain the wee overnight, and the others were poo-related & don't think any other brands would have contained the mess either!

3. Packaging was fine to open. Possibly looked a bit cheap & wishy washy. Loved the lid on the wipes as I felt it kept them from drying out.

4.Wipes were drier than others I've used but wasn't a problem. Used the same number each time & no skin irritation. Liked them v much in fact.

5. Stronger colours on the packaging would make then look less 'cheap' on both the wipes & nappies.

6. Both v v good value!!

7. Can't buy them in NI, but would have otherwise.

8. Yes, would recommend both as they're just as good as other brands but way cheaper.

StrandedBear Tue 12-Jun-12 16:22:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
I tried the size 5 pull up pants. I really liked them. DD who is 2 loved that the ‘burble elfant’ had a bum too! They feel quite thin and I thought the seams looked a bit shoddy but they stood up to DD (who loves to practice pulling pants up and down) nicely. They fit really well (DD is 36lb and 95cm) and DD said they were comfy and felt nice.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They compare nicely to other supermarket own brands. I definitely prefer them to Asda and Tesco looks and feel wise. They did leak wee if used overnight but for daytime use they were great and to be fair they are designed for daytime use anyway. They contained poo’s nicely.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
The packaging was fine, it contained all the info I needed and was pretty easy to open. DD could get nappies out of the packet when asked so no problems.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I loved the wipes. The sensitive ones were fantastic. They are just wet enough without feeling too wet, the packet is easy to open one handed but stiff enough to stop toddlers getting into it and they are lovely and thick. DH even liked them and he is very hard to please! We used less because they didn’t stick together and came out of the packet easily and you got a single wipe with each pull.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Do a nighttime nappy and larger packs would be good.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
They are fantastic value for money. They are great for daily use. The wipes are fantastic.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
I’ve already bought another pack and stocked up on wipes. At that price it would be rude not to!

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I already have. A couple of friends are trying the nappies and are very impressed and the wipes are going down a storm.

sparklystar Wed 13-Jun-12 08:49:00

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?
We tried the size 4 nappies on a 10mth old.Overall impression of the nappies is good, they fit well and feel good quality.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?
They felt slightly thicker than some of the other nappies used, did the job on the whole, we had one leak but was a bad nappy.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?
Packaging was easy to open, gave all the information i needed i.e size, amount in clear print.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?
I liked these wipes they felt thick and of good quality, not too perfumed and didn't use anymore than normal.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?
Not that I can think of

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?
I think for the quality they are very good value for money compared to the other leading brands

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes I think we will be using these nappies again, and maybe the wipes to.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
I would definatly recommend these nappies to other parents as a way to cut cost but not compromise on qualtiy.

tostaky Wed 13-Jun-12 10:51:54

tested on a newborn, from 0 to 3 weeks. newborn size

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Yes they fitted well my child. i like the sticky bit better than the pampers one because theres less material around it, so it feels easier to stick it where i want to stick it rather than just try to stick itproperly as best as i can.
also they dont smell half as bad as pampers do.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

did the job, no better or worse than pampers

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

ok - i didnt really paid attention to the pavkaging to be honest

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

yes they were fine. i used the same amount as usual

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

no, they are great as they are.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Good value for money.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

im not a big fan of wipes as i prefer cotton and water.
i would reuse the nappies again becaus ethey dnt smell of chemicals as much as the pampers one + i like the sticky bit better. only problem is i dont shop in aldi and i dont know where is the nearest one... so i probably wont get the chance o use them again...

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?
yes for the nappies, id recommend them because they dont smell of chemicals as badly as some do.

scratchviolet Wed 13-Jun-12 13:53:14

I tested the mini nappies on my 3/4 week old and the wipes on my 2 year old.

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Really liked them - very pleasantly surprised and what good quality they seemed. Fit very well, and very soft compared to Pampers and the eco nappies we also used to the first few weeks.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

No leaks at all, were lovely and soft - more so than competitors

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging fine - not too garish, size info clear

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

I just used the sensitive wipes which were fine on DD1. We usually use pampers sensitive. These seemed a bit drier (not better or worse, just different - didn't seem to need to use more) and the packet was difficult to open - it kept getting stuck. But overall I liked them.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

nothing comes to mind

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

very good value

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I will - we don't have an Aldi that near but would go to stock up.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

Yes I'd recommend the nappies. I'd be less inclined to positively recommend the wipes - I'd say they are fine, whereas the nappies I think are better than others I've used

dreamingofanallotment Thu 14-Jun-12 19:56:50

I tested the newborn nappies and sensitive wipes on my 1-2 week old.

Q.1
We really liked the nappies. They were soft, easy to put on and the fit was good. Felt nicely thick - not thin and insubstantial, and not overly padded.

q. 2
We preferred them to the pampers, Huggies and Eco nappies we also used. No leaks and contained lots of wet newborn poo!

Q. 3
Can't really remember much about the packaging to be honest - it seemed to tell me everything I needed to know though and was easy to open.

Q.4
Didn't use the wipes much as I prefer cotton wool and water. When I did use them, they were ok - did the job but seemed quite dry and I didn't like the smell, seemed quite artificial.

Q. 5
Nothing I can think of.

Q.6
Very good value

Q.7
Will definitely buy the nappies, probably not the wipes as I'm planning to stick with cotton wool and water for the time being and then may use reusable wipes.

Q.8
I have already recommended the nappies and would do so again. Probably not the wipes as I think there are better wipes available.

MerylStrop Fri 15-Jun-12 14:57:19

I tested the size 5 nappies on my 24 month old

Q1 overall, they seem fine. DS liked the pictures on them. Felt soft. Fit was ok. Bit saggy round the back and when v full bit loose round the legs

Q2 Not as good a fit as Pampers Active Fit, nor as slim/comfy, nor a capacious. Easily as good as if not better than Huggies. Tiny bit leaky round the legs on occasion. Pampers can be a bit chemical smelly, this not a problem with Aldi nappies.

Q3 Packaging was fine, did not take much notice of the info!

Q4 Wipes were good. Packaging not v attractive but can live with that!

Q5 the slight bulkiness and fit of the nappies

Q6 nappies - very good value
wipes- average value - can get cheaply in home bargains so not such markedly good VFM

Q7 i'd happily use the nappies again, but rarely go to aldi as requires a car journey

Q8 I'd recommend them as a cheaper alternative

Boomerwang Fri 15-Jun-12 19:40:03

I have now tested the wipes and I think they're the best I've used. They aren't too moist nor too dry imo. Towards the end of the pack they get wetter but it's not a problem. The pack closes very simply with one hand and opens easily also. The wipes stay moist and the pack lasts forever. The wipes are large so you can get away with using less per change. I really like them.

WhenDoISleep Sat 16-Jun-12 12:42:17

I tested the Mini Nappies and the sensitive wipes with DS2 (now six weeks old) over the last couple of weeks

Q1 What was your overall impression of Aldi nappies? Did they fit your baby/child? How did they feel?

Overall impression was positive, fit was good and the nappies felt reasonable soft.

Q2 How did they compare with other nappies you've used? Did they do the job they were intended for? Any leaks?

The nappies compared fine with our usual brand, but seemed to have less of a 'waistband' (area without absorbant material). They did the job fine but I did seem to have to change DS a little more frequently, particularly at night. With our usual brand we can normally go 6 hrs (12am - 6am) with no change but when using the Aldi nappies I had to change DS at 4am a couple of times. We had a few (wee) leaks, but we have the ocassionally leak with our usual nappies as well.

Q3 What did you think of the nappy packaging? Was it easy or difficult to open? What about the information on the packaging?

Packaging was fine, contained all the information I needed and the sizing was prominent and easy to understand. TBH, beyond checking the size and transporting the nappies I take very little notice of the packaging, which I discard as I store the nappies in a basket under the changing table.

Q4 How did you find the wipes to use? Did you notice any difference between the normal and sensitive skin wipes? Did you find you had to use more, less or the same amount of wipes as you usually do?

We really liked the wipes. Must less wet than other brands and relly did a good job. I think I used less wipes per change, mostly becasue the wipes came easily out of the package, not stuck together like our usual brand can sometimes. I also really like the flip lid style of pacakging for the wipes - I find the wipes dry up less than when the package is a reasealable style. DH also liked the decorations on the wipes.

Q5 Is there anything about the nappies, wipes, appearance or packaging that you think could be improved? If so, what?

Possibly more of a waistband on the nappies to reduce the risk of leaks.

Q6 We've included some info on how much Aldi nappies cost below - do you think that they're good value for money or not? Why? And how about the wipes - do you think they're good value or not?

Nappies are good value for money, especially when compared to the brand we would normally buy - not only are the packs cheaper they also contain more napppies. The wipes are also good value.

Q7 Do you think you'll use the nappies again? What about the wipes? If so, why? If not, why not?

I most likely would not use the nappies again, purely because we are moving on to using cloth nappies now DS is getting a little bigger. We are also now using cloth wipes. I would however use the wipes again when out and about and also for general cleaning of sticky hands etc. if it were not for the fact that my nearest Aldi is at least a 30 min drive away. Next time we are in that area though we are intending to call in to Aldi and stock up on wipes.

Q8 If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend Aldi nappies to other parents of children or babies in nappies? If so, why? If not, why not? And would you recommend the wipes?

I would recomend both products as they are good value for money and do the job they are designed to do.

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