Regular readers of my blog will know that I am a huge fan of cloth nappies.
I decided to use reusable nappies when I had my first daughter Willow, but I must admit I did not use them as much as I had originally planned and I soon started using disposable nappies pretty much all of the time.
Then Baby Olive arrived 20 weeks ago. This time I was determined to do it properly and use cloth as much as possible. I had kept the nappies that we had originally brought for Willow, I was then lucky to grab a bargain at a carboot (loads of ‘like new’ reusable nappies), I added to my cloth stock by purchasing some more from my local nappy library, and finally a friend kindly gave me some of her old nappies for free, completing my birth-to-potty collection for a total of around £30. I now have Willow back in cloth nappies, as well as Olive in them 90% of the time. Baby Olive has sensitive skin, just like her sister, myself and my hubby, so choosing a nappy that won’t irritate her sensitive (but ever so adorable) little bottom was a biggie for us. This is why cloth seemed even more appropriate for her usual daily wear.
But… I do occasionally use disposable too! As an antenatal coach I like to help my parents find out what is best for them- reusable, disposable, or a bit of both! It nice for me to know that while I use cloth at home (and short trips out) I am saving pennies and the planet! But I also like the fact that I can choose disposable for nights away from home or long journeys and days out.
I was very lucky to be given the chance to test out the new Pampers New Baby Sensitive nappies that have just been released. Compared to their other New Baby nappies, they contain 50% more skin care ingredients and a touch of aloe. I found the nappies very soft to touch and felt lovely to the skin. The nappy also has great stretchy sides, to make a close fit and avoid any leaks (no one wants that do they?!). I found these nappies did work very well and kept Olive dry and leak free. Her skin stayed in great condition and we avoided any nappy rash or red marks to her legs (where nappies can often dig in) and she appeared very comfortable wearing them. Olive is a heavy wetter at nights and has often woken up in a wet mess, but when testing these nappies for night time use they kept her bum, clothes and the bedding dry! The New Baby Sensitive nappies have a layer that also absorbs soft poo, Although Olive is a breastfed baby and can often go a day or two without any poops, and when she blows… she blows! These poops did not seem to get absorbed, more just puddle in the nappy. But, She does expel an awful lot in one huge explosion so I can understand the nappy struggling to absorb that amount in one go! Oh, these nappies also come with a useful wetness indicator that turns blue when the nappy is wet and needs to be changed (although I have always found the stick-you-finger-in-and-pray-its-just-wee method works well too).
All together a lovely product that works just as its meant to. Even though I love my baby’s bottom covered in cloth, I would definitely buy these again and recommend them to any friends with new borns. For us they were perfect to use in our disposable/reusable mix!
Pampers also have a fab Facebook page that can be found here. This post and review are part of a sponsored project with BritMums. All opinions are my own.
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