Expecting DC1 and want to know which nappies are the best and best value. I hear Huggies are being taken of the market so this really leaves pampers and the supermarket brands. We have Lidl, Asda and boots near by but could always get others online.
Also how many of each size and is it better to get a variety of brands to see which ones work best for us?
I used huggies and pampers for first few weeks as they were given to me. Didn't like them much, with huggies couldn't test tell if nappy was wet and scabu kept on checking. They do have a wetness indicator thing on the outside. I then used Aldi's and supermarkets own brand though wouldn't go for the 'value' too cheap option. Now on cloth nappies, much better for her skin.
I'm currently trailing Tesco's newborn and so far so good. No leaks yet, and they have a wetness indicator too (which isn't quite as good as the one in Huggies newborn but serves its purpose.) My LO seems very comfy in them and they fit well. I'd definitely recommend giving a pack a try (and your purse will love you for it to! ) x
I think you have to try out for yourself. I've heard people have success with brands that just didn't work at all for my DS. We tried Boots, some Eco brand, Huggies and Pampers. Huge leaks (wee, I find some poo is going to escape no matter what you do when it comes to newborn breastfed poo) with all except Pampers for us.
use your offers too - join boots club buy pampers and get a change bag; boots have a huggies starter pack £6 for nappies, wipes and dry wipes (which i use to dry her bum after the cotton wool/water routine); sainsburys club gives you a free box of stuff when you buy huggies; bounty magazine did a coupon for £3.50 off huggies in tesco; and bounty or maybe emmas diary packs ( print coupons online) did a few £ off coupons for pampers in boots. Basically I think I had the first 4 weeks or so covered from all the clubs/offers, but only bought one pack of huggies and pampers sz1 and one pack sz 2 huggies i think initially as didn't know what size babe would be.
My baby born 6lb12 dropped to 6lb1, still in size one now at about 8lb - i tried sz 2 huggies the other day but got a rather wet leg (both of us - nice) so sticking with the smaller ones for now.
Now with pampers new baby as size 1 was £4 for 50 in tesco a couple of weeks ago, but intend to switch to s/market own when all the offers cease. Oh and pampers new baby sz 1 appear slightly bigger than huggies (aesthetically not on the pack/weight size), and sainsbo sz 1 leaked for me but that could have been my appalling pfb nappy application technique (I was initially worried about squashing her poor little tummy - I have since toughened up!)