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Angelinthenightx Fri 19-Jul-19 12:45:01

Lets talk nappies, which ones are best. Pampers were what i always have used but thought id try a cheaper brand this time around.
Anyone used fred & flo at tesco? Let me know what u are all using,used,best ones & what not to use.
Thanks ladies x

Russell19 Fri 19-Jul-19 12:46:30

Aldi x

blueskiesbrighteyes Fri 19-Jul-19 12:47:29

Aldi

Angelinthenightx Fri 19-Jul-19 12:48:35

Are aldi just as good as pampers? As in as soft?x

cupoftea84 Fri 19-Jul-19 12:54:02

Would you consider cloth/ reusable nappies. Better for the environment and cheaper in the long term.
Have a look at the nappy lady website.

PixieLumos Fri 19-Jul-19 12:57:04

I think quality wise they’re all the same and best fit mostly depends on your baby’s skin and the shape of their bum. Pampers seem less bulky, but Aldi and Lidl have been perfectly good and what we usually use -definitely can’t justify the price difference.

Starlight84 Fri 19-Jul-19 12:57:42

I’ve got some Asda little angels to take into hospital and when I am home and recovered I will be using washable ones smile x

CobaltRose96 Fri 19-Jul-19 12:58:16

Aldi are brilliant and such good value for money!

AnnaBegins Fri 19-Jul-19 12:58:52

Aldi or reusable ones. The modern ones are so easy to use.

firstimemamma Fri 19-Jul-19 13:03:59

Boots own with reusable wipes here smile

Bol87 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:06:29

Another vote for Aldi.. we used them all the way up from newborn to potty training! We had no leaks, literally no nappy rash ever shock & saved a fortune.

At the end of the day, a nappy is there for wee’s & poo’s, don’t be drawn in by premium brands being superior. They aren’t. All brands make super absorbent nappies (probably in the same factory) that do the job. They do all have a slightly different shape, so some brands may suit your baby better. One of my friends bought hundreds of Aldi nappies and found they just didn’t fit her little boy very well & nor did pampers.. they found Asda nappies worked best in the end.

Potatopia Fri 19-Jul-19 13:06:51

I plan to use reusables. Should I pack reusables or disposables in my hospital bag though? (I can see coming home with a newborn and a pile of dirty nappies as not being ideal, but someone advised if I started with disposables I'd never go to reusables!)

Gastonimo Fri 19-Jul-19 13:09:04

I've been really impressed with Lidl. They're super soft and we never have any leaks

Dandelion1993 Fri 19-Jul-19 13:21:02

Aldi!

carmenbea Fri 19-Jul-19 13:23:09

Aldi or Tesco. The worst ones I brought were Sainsbury's own brand

Fizzytonicplease Fri 19-Jul-19 13:27:26

Morrisons are awful and leaked every time for DS, we use Aldi,asda,lidl or sometimes boots

foreverhanging Fri 19-Jul-19 13:29:53

I didn't like pampers, they smelled weird to me!

TeethingBabyHelp Fri 19-Jul-19 13:38:14

Definitely Aldi. I used Pampers until DS was about 2 months and then switched and wish I'd done Aldi from birth!

muddiecuddles Fri 19-Jul-19 13:40:28

Tesco. Wish I'd used them for first two babies would have saved a fortune

InsertFunnyUsername Fri 19-Jul-19 13:44:01

Asda little Angels are great.

Lidl and Aldi too.

Cookit Fri 19-Jul-19 13:45:55

Is also consider cloth.

I looked into it first time and didn’t do it which I regret. Second time I’m using reusables and it’s much easier than I expected. I feel guilty for the old nappies I sent to landfill.

Greenolivesorblackolives Fri 19-Jul-19 13:46:47

Aldi great for us up to size 3. Then leaked all the time. We like Asda, Morrison’s or Sainsbury’s own.

Thegracefuloctopus Fri 19-Jul-19 13:52:00

Aldi are the best!

TinyMystery Fri 19-Jul-19 13:53:32

We’ve always used cloth, they work great for us.

@Potatopia It’s up to you. We took cloth with us, I had an emergency section and we were fine. (He’s still yet to wear a disposable yet at 10 months old but I’m sure he will when we go on holiday or have some kind of emergency!) My husband took charge of laundry duties for a few months which made my life much easier. We also used mostly muslins and wraps initially which were very quick and easy to wash and dry. However plenty of people use disposable for a few days, weeks to get into the swing of things, or even a few months whilst their baby is growing into birth to potty nappies. There is no ‘right’ way to do cloth.

Hedgehogblues Fri 19-Jul-19 13:58:19

@Potatopia

I used disposables till she was 14 weeks. Firstly so I didn't need to worry about washing them while I was still getting used to having a baby and secondly because they were too big for her till then

TheLovleyChebbyMcGee Fri 19-Jul-19 13:58:22

We used Lidl at first, now Aldi. The first poops are very sticky, I don't fancy washing that out of cloth fabric, it's like tar!! Also, you may not know what size will fit if using prefolds.

Angelinthenightx Fri 19-Jul-19 14:06:45

Aldi or lidl seem popular,ive never looked into reuseable ones which ones are the best?x

cupoftea84 Fri 19-Jul-19 14:52:59

Re cloth nappies.

Do the nappy lady questionnaire, she'll then recommend you types of reusable nappy depending on budget/ needs etc.
Try your local council, ours gave us 2 nappies and some other bits to get started for free.
Lastly see if you have s local nappy library. I found ours via Facebook. Great for testing it out, renting smaller nappies for newborns and general advice and support.

Nearlyfriyay987654321 Fri 19-Jul-19 14:54:16

Aldi until siZe 3 then back to pampers!

Starlight84 Fri 19-Jul-19 15:13:41

I think I’m going with the Alva reusable ones this time. I used little lambs previously. I’m impressed with the Alva ones after a child at my work using them. Easy to change, no faff or leakage. Not bad price either x

Mrsmummy90 Fri 19-Jul-19 15:40:54

Aldi are the only ones we'll use. Dd has only worn Pampers twice and each time got a horrific rash.

TheJoxter Fri 19-Jul-19 15:43:28

I’d also recommend cloth, never had a single leak

Potatopia
Muslins and wraps are a great option for newborns if you don’t want to buy loads of newborn nappies, and they can be chucked into the wash without pre rinsing or anything when they’re not on solids so not too much hassle to wash when you get home. Newborn nappies should always be washed at 60’ though

RollOnSummerBreak Fri 19-Jul-19 15:45:40

Aldi without a doubt. Only ever had 1 leak which was my fault because I forgot to change her before bed. Bad mumma. I go there especially

RoseReally Fri 19-Jul-19 15:46:36

I prefer Aldi to Pampers. I think the best ones are the Sainsbury's own ones though.

RoseReally Fri 19-Jul-19 15:47:04

Had loads of leaks with Pampers.

lookingatthings Fri 19-Jul-19 15:48:06

@tinymystery when did you move out of Muslins and wraps, and what did you move to? DS is 17 weeks and Muslins are still fine during the day but I'm struggling a bit with night time. Really don't want to go to disposables but have leaks even with pockets (stuffed to the gills)

Sorry to hijack your threat op. I've no experience with disposables at all but would really recommend reusable as a cost effective (after initial outlay) and environmentally responsible alternative

stucknoue Fri 19-Jul-19 16:04:36

Cloth!

moreismore Fri 19-Jul-19 16:08:50

Aldi were fab with my first but they have changed them somehow, they made them more slimline and now with my second we had nothing but leaks and explosions. Their night time pull ups also suddenly started leaking. So now back to pampers for both as fed up of the washing! Aldi wipes are v good though.

qj17 Fri 19-Jul-19 16:09:42

Aldi. We are finding pampers leak !

Blondcat Fri 19-Jul-19 17:10:28

Aldi or tesco are our favourite ones (don't like the ocado or asda ones we tried).

Cheeky wipes are great if you want reusable wipes too.

Plan to use birth to potty reusable ones when dd is a bit bigger we have the bambino mio solo ones but we will probably still use a few disposables along with these.

TinyMystery Fri 19-Jul-19 19:21:17

@lookingatthings

We started to transition into BTP at about three or four weeks as he was a fairly chunky lad but still used muslins up until he was about 10 weeks I think. We found terries, Small Sandys, or Motherease Onesize were great when he first started needing night nappies. I know people love Bamboozles as night nappies but we never really got a good fit with them.

LittleKitty1985 Fri 19-Jul-19 19:27:11

Different brands suit the specific shape of different babies. DS has been fine in pampers, Lidl, Aldi & Tesco but he'd always leak in Sainsbury's. Just buy a few cheap ones and see how you get on...

Potatopia Fri 19-Jul-19 20:22:22

Thanks @TinyMystery @TheJoxter @cupoftea84
I've contacted my local nappy library (didn't realise these existed) to ask about hiring newborn cloth nappies. Muslins etc sound like a great option.

PulpHorn Fri 19-Jul-19 22:53:59

Another cloth vote here

So many poo leaks (up the back) in the early days so basically did all the extra laundry anyway when I used disposables. They're so much nicer and modern ones aren't that much work. Close pop ins are my favourites

hammeringinmyhead Sat 20-Jul-19 06:27:43

We used Pampers til size 3 when we switched to Asda. I don't like Lidl.

whatswithtodaytoday Sat 20-Jul-19 06:32:48

We use Pampers. Tried Morrison's and they were terrible, never had any major problems with Pampers so no reason to change. We don't shop in Also or Lidl so CBA to go there just for nappies.

SnuffleBadger Sat 20-Jul-19 06:35:52

@foreverhanging Yes to pampers smelling weird.....everyone looks at me strangely when I say that!!

We found the best to be Aldi or ASDA. The worst we found were Sainsbury's.

Shaunieh95 Sat 20-Jul-19 15:12:19

I used pampers premium protection when DS1 was born however soon moved on to Aldi once I knew he had no issues with his skin etc.

I will be doing the same with DS2

DS1 leaked every time in pampers dry fit xx

Pinktinker Sat 20-Jul-19 15:46:12

Reusables.

DappledThings Sat 20-Jul-19 17:56:59

I've used:
Boots
Tesco
Asda
Morrisons
Sainsburys
Pampers
Waitrose
Ocado
Found them all completely the same. I've always just bought from what happens to be the nearest shop when needed.

IntoValhalla Sat 20-Jul-19 18:02:49

I’ve mostly clothes nappied my kids - but that’s a whole other thread of brands, styles etc!!
When we’ve used disposables I’ve found Tesco, Aldi and Pampers to all be great (although I’m a tight arse and only ever buy pampers when they are on offer blush). I’ve tried most supermarket brands and the only ones I really didn’t like were Sainsbury’s (their pull-up style nappies for older babies have weird Velcro sides that just annoy me!) and Asda regular tab nappies always ended up leaking.
At the moment, DS is in Aldi pull up style nappies as he’s on the brink of potty training and they are easy to pull up and down if he decides he wants to use the potty

FrancesV83 Sun 21-Jul-19 11:30:43

Hi OP, I found Tesco’s own the best for my eldest, they are not as soft as pampers but are more absorbent. My son used to leak out of pampers!
This time I’m going to try ASDAs own brand as that’s where we go shopping, so hopefully they’ll be just as good.

Chista Sun 21-Jul-19 12:10:40

We plan to use Beaming Baby nappies in the hospital and then when home, reusable ones. There's soooo many out there its making my head spin to choose which one - any advice?

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