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"I use the Sandy's at night for my daughter, and…"
I use the Sandy's at night for my daughter, and have done since she was about 1 month old.
They are totally leakproof, and brilliant for holding lots of wee for long periods of time (she sleeps for 13 hours a night usually). They do exactly what they say on the tin. They will hold everything you throw at them and are extremely robust.
But I will say, that you have to be very careful when putting them on baby. If you leave any towelling nappy poking out from under the wrap, you will get leaks. This is easy on a placid little newborn, but try it with a wriggly 6 month old, who's tired and it's a bit more tricky.
They wash easily and tumble dry well, although I have found they do take longer to dry than the Bumgenius v3 I use during the day.
The downsides I have found so far are:
1) The wraps come in different sizes, and they are expensive (about 9 or 10 quid per wrap, and I have 7 nappies) so as the baby grows you keep having to buy the next size up which gets pricey as I started with Xsmall and I'm now on Medium. That's a lot of dosh.
2) The design is a little old fashioned. They aren't glamourous, or have particularly nice designs and aren't very modern.
3)The velcro wraps can rub- where the velcro joins across the tummy, my daughter sometimes has red marks. I'm more keen on the popper versions of the wrap.
4) They are very very bulky. Once you have the liner, the absorbant pad, the Sandy's nappy, and then the wrap, for any child under the age of about 6 months they are massive. I am not too worried, as I've only been using them at night, but I would imagine if a child was to use these during the day and was trying to learn to roll over or crawl, they would struggle.
5) This is due to them being bulky, but I have found that I've needed to buy vests that are slightly too big to fit them round the nappy. I'd imagine under daytime clothes they'd look a bit strange too.
I am planning to use the Motherease Onesize once I've finished using the Sandy's, and again, only at night.
In conclusion, I would say they are a good nappy, have a good reputation for being leak-proof, and that's entirely justified in my experience. But if you want something lightweight that fits like a disposable, that's not too expensive and relatively modern-looking, this nappy is not for you.Read moreLess
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"Not the prettiest or trendiest but very absorbent and holds…"
Not the prettiest or trendiest but very absorbent and holds even the most explosive poo. I've used them for 2 babies over 3 years and have never had a leak in them.Read moreLess
"Brilliant nappies. By far the most reliable of all i…"
Brilliant nappies. By far the most reliable of all i have tried ( and there have been many). GRead moreLess
"A really sweet nappy. Sandy's are a super nappy and…"
A really sweet nappy. Sandy's are a super nappy and make for adorable cloth bums.
They are especially lovely in XS on a newborn and in small but I think that in large they look quite lumpy and shapeless.
I only recently discovered them as I was scarred by my experience with the horrible Motherease one-sizes.
If you love Airflow wraps (and who doesn't?), you should love Sandy's too - they are what Airflows were made for.Read moreLess
"A great nappy! We always intended to use reusable nappies…"
A great nappy! We always intended to use reusable nappies when we had our twins however it took us 5 months to do anything about it! We had 10 of these and 10 Nappy Nation nappies and I have say that the Sandy's were our favourite of the two. The poppers made them very simple to use and with the Motherease covers were just as easy to put on as a disposable (one of my husband's criteria!). We were also worried about comfort given the dryness of a disposable but this did not seem to be an issue at all.Read moreLess
"Fab nappies stay nice and soft and white. Easy to…"
Fab nappies stay nice and soft and white. Easy to put on and difficult for baby to pull off - unlike velcro! Good fit too. My second favourite nappy.Read moreLess
"I love these nappies. They are very reliable. DH finds…"
I love these nappies. They are very reliable. DH finds them very easy to use too. They're a very reasonable price. They fit well around the legs on my LO.Read moreLess
"Great reusable nappy. Easy to use. Absorbent. As with all…"
Great reusable nappy. Easy to use. Absorbent.
As with all sized nappies, just a bit expensive if the only nappy you use as you have to have enough nappies in each size.Read moreLess
"Reviewers loved these reusables which they found: "absorbent, virtually leak…"
Reviewers loved these reusables which they found: "absorbent, virtually leak proof and slim fitting under clothes". They are a "beautifully soft nappy" and "fasten with poppers, have three width fittings at the waist and two at leg, so they don't cut into chubby thighs". "They are extremely reliable" and "good value for money". These nappies are good for: "potty training, as they pull-up and pull down, but also fasten at the sides". "We tried lots of reusables before making a big purchase, and found the Sandy's to be perfect".Read moreLess
"A really good reuseable, much easier to use that pre-folds…"
A really good reuseable, much easier to use that pre-folds and a lot more leak-proof - I brough the overall cost of reuseables down by using plastic overpants from Boots -Read moreLess
"A good all round nappy, absorbent, fantastic with runny poo,…"
A good all round nappy, absorbent, fantastic with runny poo, virtually leak proof and slim fitting under clothes. What more could you want?Read moreLess
"Much better than the Motherease onesize, but still feel there…"
Much better than the Motherease onesize, but still feel there are better cloth nappies out there.Read moreLess
"The small size is ok unless your baby turns out…"
The small size is ok unless your baby turns out to be a heavy wetter. I found the nappy fitted beautifully up to 4months but my 2nd child's wee output required a booster by 2months. If you want to use cloth from birth, I'd suggest buying one or two to try and using something cheaper like terry squares most of the time until you decide.Read moreLess
"A lovely, easy to use shaped nappy. Very soft terry.…"
A lovely, easy to use shaped nappy. Very soft terry. They are easy to put on and have several poppers to adjust size. They are quite slim for smaller babies. They do take a long time to dry if you don't have a tumble drierRead moreLess
"A lovely reliable slim nappy, super absorbant with the booster…"
A lovely reliable slim nappy, super absorbant with the booster in, these are my second favourite, Tots being my first. Unbleached are more absorbant than the white bleached ones.
I love them but other carers (nursery, grandparents etc) sometimes can't grasp the popper design, sometimes easier to use applix for carers.Read moreLess
"a great self containing nappy. ie. doesn't need boosters. the…"
a great self containing nappy. ie. doesn't need boosters. the only thing takes longer to dry and if you baby isn't the right shape there could be gaps. i would use these exclusively for potty training, as they pull-up and pull down, but also fasten at the sides for those truely icky messes, young ones are blessed with!Read moreLess
"I don't like the poppers on the sides of these…"
I don't like the poppers on the sides of these nappies - they are really tricky to do up with a squirmy baby. They are slim fitting though and have never leaked. I'm not a big fan.Read moreLess
"They are soooo cute, and stay soft because they are…"
They are soooo cute, and stay soft because they are not worn for 2 plus years.
Only disadvantage is price-you essentially have to buy a new complete nappy system after 2 months, and Motherease are expensive anyway.Read moreLess
"Brilliant, no leaks and lovely and soft.At night I use…"
Brilliant, no leaks and lovely and soft.At night I use a booster and fleece liner which wicks away all the wee.Fantastic servoce from Christine at Plush Pants and excellent trial scheme to help you choose.
These won as my husband put one on right first time!!Read moreLess
"Buy these nappies!! They are very reliable nappies. They seem…"
Buy these nappies!! They are very reliable nappies. They seem to be comfortable enough on the baby no matter how they are dried, but when they are tumbledried they are a LOT softer to the touch than if they are line-dried.Read moreLess
"Beautifully soft nappy, very absorbant and in my experience totally…"
Beautifully soft nappy, very absorbant and in my experience totally reliably nappy - my absolute favourite day time nappy, used with an airflow wrap.Read moreLess
"Easy to use and cofy for even teeny babies. Small…"
Easy to use and cofy for even teeny babies. Small enough to carry around in a changing bag too.Read moreLess
"Very simple to use and not too bulky - I…"
Very simple to use and not too bulky - I really love these nappies! Definite plus points are their ease of putting on and their adjustability. I also really like the fact they are quite high in the rise and rarely leak. Possibly the only negative for me is the length of drying time.Read moreLess
"Look very cute when on. Last well for several babies.…"
Look very cute when on. Last well for several babies.Read moreLess
"I think these are brillinat for toddlers, I use them…"
I think these are brillinat for toddlers, I use them on my minded children. Quick and easy to change, might need a booster for heavy wetters. Great to use when starting to potty train as the child feels wet, earlier than a disposableRead moreLess
"Easy to use shaped nappy with adjustable poppers on waist…"
Easy to use shaped nappy with adjustable poppers on waist and legs, so whatever shape your baby is the poppers make it easy to adjust. They have elasticated legs to stop leakages are very soft and look very cute!Read moreLess
"Soft and snuggly and more absorbant than perhaps the relative…"
Soft and snuggly and more absorbant than perhaps the relative slimness would imply. Good for taller babies as they are higher in the rise than many nappies (the builders' bum effect is not attractive at the best of times but is disastrous when applied to nappies!). They wash well and they're good for wrigglers as they can be popped together to make a pair of pull-ups before the wrestling match begins.Read moreLess
"a really lovely nappy, particularly for a newborn. side fastenings…"
a really lovely nappy, particularly for a newborn. side fastenings mean it isn't tight round the tummy for little ones. very soft terryRead moreLess
"With their popper system, I've found Sandy's easier to use…"
With their popper system, I've found Sandy's easier to use than disposables on my wriggly toddler. No leaks and easy to wash. I opted for the non-bleached nappy to avoid the disappointment of fading whites! I'm 100% happy with Sandy's nappies. I'd recommend the popper wraps rather than velcro ones - easier to get on, and less interesting for fiddly fingers to pull off!Read moreLess
"they are soft, comfortable and easy to change at 3am…"
they are soft, comfortable and easy to change at 3amRead moreLess
"very happy with these…"
very happy with theseRead moreLess
"Popper fastening and slim-fitting. Durable and reliable brand. Lovely and…"
Popper fastening and slim-fitting. Durable and reliable brand. Lovely and soft nappy which also now comes in a luxurious organic version.The most leak-proof nappy I have ever come across.Read moreLess
"Reliable nappy, but quite bulky.…"
Reliable nappy, but quite bulky.Read moreLess
"I was really disappointed in these as they leaked as…"
I was really disappointed in these as they leaked as soon as our son had a wee or poo despite a booster in them as well.Read moreLess
"Brilliant if you want more than one kid - ours…"
Brilliant if you want more than one kid - ours have now done 2 and could do the same again easily. Really easy to use with poppers on the side, and fab outer wrap designs always turn heads when I have to do a change! Put 'em on properly and they're really absorbent with no leaks.Read moreLess
"looked and felt great but the sides poked out so…"
looked and felt great but the sides poked out so far they always touch the clothes whatever wrap i used.Read moreLess
"Excellent: easy to use, (mostly) leak proof, and dry quickly…"
Excellent: easy to use, (mostly) leak proof, and dry quickly after a wash. The poppers give lots of room for growth as well. One downside is that they didn't fit as soon as I expected - they took longer for DD to grow into than the sizing guide suggests though. Doubly good value for money in my neck of the woods as I got 5 free from the local Council!!Read moreLess
"We found that these leaked very easily and the wraps…"
We found that these leaked very easily and the wraps were uncomfortable for my daughter if they were tight enough not to leak. If we made it comfortable then they leaked. We abandoned them very quickly.Read moreLess