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addictedtolatte Wed 26-May-10 11:45:09

i have been using pampers for 22 months now and for the past 3 weeks i have noticed they dont last any longer than 1 hour. i have had to go back to changing nappies in the night. can anyone reccomend any other nappies which are good because am off to boots to get a refund on these useless nappies. i would appriciate any advice as am tired of mopping up wee from my laminate now angry smile

Oldladypillow Mon 17-Dec-12 00:41:20

I don't usually have pampers but was given some for dd2 who is only a few weeks old. I did notice they feel leak after a v short time I was surprised. I usually buy nature baby Eco nappies - much more reliable and cheaper.
I triedAldi nappies. V cheap and non leaky but they smell awful when you take them off like the baby bum has been sealed in which is a bit rank

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 00:27:11

Crap! I didn't even notice.

piprabbit Mon 17-Dec-12 00:14:14

Zombie thread...

SchroSawMummyRidingSantaClaus Mon 17-Dec-12 00:06:23

Just don't change to Huggies!

They aren't going to be selling nappies in the UK very soon, think it's in the next couple of months.

GwennanY Sun 16-Dec-12 23:32:20

Have used Pampers on my toddler for 1 1/2 years with no problem and now suddenly the Baby Dry with 'sleep layer' is causing an awful rash - so bad that there was blood in the nappy - there were open sores within a couple of hours of wearing them. No more pampers!!

IMoveTheStars Mon 23-Aug-10 12:46:50

Yep, another vote for Toujours, they fit really well and haven't had a leak since switching to them overnight (which we had with Tesco and Pampers) and not more nappy rash (which DS got really badly with huggies and pampers active fit)

charlady Mon 23-Aug-10 12:37:18

The new pampers don't work well for us either and we've also had a spate of the tabs coming off the babydry ones. The tabs on Tesco's own brand weren't very sticky and DS had a very sore bum with them. With hindsight this may have also had something to do with teething, but not fully convinced. Our best experience recently has been with Sainsbury's own brand and I'd recommend them totally.

Why oh why can't people just leave a good thing alone???

KiwiKat Sun 22-Aug-10 16:36:50

Another vote for Lidl's Toujours brand - they were great, and CHEAP! Used them for ds without complaint, and will be using them for dd when she arrives.

jelliebellie16 Sun 22-Aug-10 16:20:50

we had all these problems with pampers active fit so we changed to boots own active stretch but they didnt blow me away.

so we tried sainsburys active ones ( also in a purple pack) and they seem great. thick and reliable, the sticky tabs are great too, alot more adhesive than others ive used.and of course theyre cheaper than pampers.

I saw the pampers on offer in morrisons the other day. two of the large packs (60 odd) for £10. obviously not selling as well as they'd like!!

Mummy2Bookie Sat 21-Aug-10 11:08:09

Dd used pampers until she grew out of the newborn size. Then they changed the design of the nappies and they leaked all over her. We were up at least twice each night changing soaking wet sheets and baby gros.
The new pampers design is rubbish. Apparently the company says that babies do not wet the back of their nappies. UTTER RUBBISH. Dd always wets the back of her nappies.
We switched to huggies dry and natural fits, which both are excellent and do not leak. We are now trying reusables to cut back on the environmental impact of discarding disposables and also to save money.
I am surprised that pampers have not switched back to the previous design. They must be losing a fortune. So many families are unhappy with their products.

NKffffffffbb792487X12890f6039b Mon 16-Aug-10 08:07:22

I used pampers for 6 months but in the last month the baby dry nappies have been rubbish. we have had so many leaks during the night, I'm fed up of changing sheets, babygros and sleeping bags in the middle of the night. I switched to the Tesco nappies but the same thing happened again last night. I don't know what to do, any ideas? Thanks

pebblejones Sat 17-Jul-10 08:12:03

Well I never, I have a 14 week old and have been using Pampers, firstly New Baby and now Active Fit. We frequently end up with poo leaks from the sides and up the back. My son is not discreet, so the moment I hear it I'm rushing to change him to try and stop this covering his clothes/cot/car seat. I assumed this was totally normal (I am a naive first time Mum obviously) but after reading this I see that it is the nappy design; I will give the Tescos ones a go I think.

Suziewoos Sat 17-Jul-10 07:50:48

Complain to Pampers bamboobutton!

bamboobutton Fri 16-Jul-10 10:57:55

i can't believe i missed this thread. been using pampers on 5wo dd along with reusables and she has the most horrendous nappy rash. i thought it was the reusables so increased the amount of pampers i was using from just night time to most of the day as well.

well! no wonder her rash isn't getting better if its the pampers causing chemical type burns!!shock

i shall never buy pampers again. poor dds bum, back to reusables and own brand nappies i think!smile

Suziewoos Sun 11-Jul-10 10:26:27

Sorry me and my butter fingers! That should have read they (Pampers) have NO problem handing out money.

Suziewoos Sun 11-Jul-10 08:53:16

JemAndEllie try contacting Pampers via 0191 2975000 or 0800 328 3281 or email You do not have to accept vouchers you can ask for your money back by cheque or bank transfer. They have problem handing out money.

They say they have not received enough complaints to do anything about the leaks or rashes hmm

Facebook support group:!/group.php?gid=112466695451972

ruddynorah Fri 09-Jul-10 18:58:43

i am surprised so many folk buy pampers. tesco are loads better, as are lidl. and for less than half the price.

JemAndEllie Fri 09-Jul-10 18:49:06

we bought four large packs of these poor examples of nappies and are currently trying to wade through them as quickly as poss as dont have a receipt to return them, my DD has been having leak after leak and the nappy only lasts about 45 mins which is disastrous. now im stuck as to what to change her on to next. everyone says tesco are good but im not near a tesco. has anyone used Boots own? i am not impressed at all i have sent 3 complaints to pampers and one to p&g themselves and heard nothing no vouchers no apology... nothing. very unhappy.

AmesBS7 Thu 08-Jul-10 11:11:15

We're using washables during the day and Pampers at night as they're thinner at the back and I thought that they'd be more comfy to lie on. No issues with leaks or rashes. I am, however, now a bit worried about the chemical content aspect of disposables - hadn't really thought about this before.

Washables are definitely substantially better at containing poos. We have never had an 'up the back splat' with a washable, whereas they do happen with (Pampers) disposables.

Issy42 Wed 07-Jul-10 19:04:17

Thanks for starting this thread. DD has been having leaks at night for first time and now I know why. Will go to Tescos for next ones.

whoopstheregoesmymerkin Mon 05-Jul-10 14:24:04

Switch to Lidls - they are brill!

Pampers always brought mine out in angry welts

Suziewoos Mon 05-Jul-10 14:19:25

So..... I am still fuming and so are the other mums that met with P&G last week:-

#173 (permalink) Report Post
Sue A(104) Sue A(104) is online now

Location: Croydon
Today, 13:10
There IS something WRONG. Some babies are having extreame skin reactions.

Some mums and I had a meeting in Woking (not a factory visit in Germany as some bloggers are reporting) last Friday and the whole meeting was a P&G PR disaster. Our concerns raised on behalf of hundreds of worried and angry parents were totally dismissed. After much debate the basic outcomes were as follows:-

P&G refuse to even for a tiny moment consider that the new technolgy that is in Active Fit and New Baby (and will be rolled out into everything else so beware!) might be causing some babies to have a reaction - POOR SHOW indeed.

There are some complaints about Baby Dry brand - These too were dismissed.

We asked P&G if they would add a small disclaimer on the packaging along the lines of if your baby has sensativity to this product discontinue use. P&G stated there was not enough room on the packaging to do this. - EVEN MORE POOR SHOW.

P&G also said that any leaks consumers were experiancing was because the baby is in the wrong size nappy.. so its the "consumers" fault. - BEYOND POOR SHOW!

So the message is clear parents - P&G are not doing anything about the complaints but they do want to hear from you if you have a problem!

Facebook support page:!/group.php?gid=112466695451972

Petition to remove Drymax from Sale:

We are not giving up!

PurpleCrazyHorse Thu 01-Jul-10 22:24:17

DD leaked (wee luckily) all over her cot last night and she was soaked from head to knees as it has made the sheet so wet. I've just e-mailed Pampers to complain (we have a pack of Active Fit).

We've been using disposables at night in the hope she'll sleep through if she doesn't feel wet. Was not impressed with a 5am wake-up call, complete clothing change and a new sheet on the cot.

Back to reusables at night, I think grin

leavingonajetplane Tue 29-Jun-10 23:45:08

Thanks Kisamama, Huggies always leak through the legs on skinny-legged DS. I did try them again recently but no better for us. I also saw the recommedations for tescos but here (Ireland) pampers, tescos and boots own brand have all changed to the new hopeless design. Believe they are all made by the same people?

Suzie, best of luck!

Suziewoos Tue 29-Jun-10 20:11:13

Leavingonajetplane - I love your nickname and I am sure you have heard it before - but I wish I WAS leaving on a jet plane (sadly have a meeting to go to tho!)

*Bangs head on wall - why dont P&G recognise the complaints?

I am going in - cover me!

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