Best active fit nappies

Which is the best active fit nappy? As your little one gets a bit older and is becoming more of a wriggler, they're going to need a comfier, more flexible nappy, but which are the best? We asked goodtoknow mums to test 4 of the most popular active fit nappies to help you find the best active fit nappy for you.

Best active fit nappies

Which is the best active fit nappy? As your little one gets a bit older and is becoming more of a wriggler, they're going to need a comfier, more flexible nappy, but which are the best? We asked goodtoknow mums to test 4 of the most popular active fit nappies to help you find the best active fit nappy for you.

Is your little bundle of joy becoming a real wriggler? From the first time they roll over, to their first steps, you might feel like your baby needs a slimmer nappy that gives them more freedom to move about in, as well as keeping any mess inside, while they're busy.

We asked 4 lovely goodtoknow mums to test 4 of the most popular active fit nappies out on their babies and score them out of 5 for comfort, skin care and absorbency during the day and night, to help you decide on the best active fit nappy for the job.

And as the cost of buying nappies can really add up, especially when you consider a 7- to 12-month-old baby goes through 5 or 6 nappies a day, you'll want a nappy that is worth the money, so our mums have scored each active fit nappy on its value too.

The nappies we tested are:

  •   Pampers Active Fit nappies (£6.49 carry pack)

  •   Huggies natural fit nappies (£6.48 carry pack)

  •   Boots active stretch nappies (£4.99 carry pack)

Browse through our gallery of active fit nappies to find out what each of our tester mums said about them and how they scored each nappy PLUS add your own nappy review in the comments section below and rate them too by clicking on the stars above.

What's the score? A nappy with a score of... 1 = terrible 2 = not great 3 = good enough 4 = very good 5 = brilliant

Pampers Active Fit nappies

Pampers says its Active Fit nappies are its best fit, ultra soft and offer up to 12 hours of dryness for your active baby. goodtoknow mum and Family channel editor, Jennifer Bounsall, joined our testing panel to try out Pampers Active Fit on her 18-month-old son, Samuel. Jenny scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 5/5 - highest score!

Skin care: 5/5

Day time use: 3/5

Night-time use: 1/5 - lowest score!

Absorbency of wee: 2/5

Containing poo: 4/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall active fit nappy score: 23/35

Jenny said: 'Pampers Active Fit nappies are incredibly thin, light and comfortable so I was really keen to try them out on Samuel as I was looking for a nappy that would allow him to move around more.

'However, Samuel had quite a few leaks during the trial, as the absorbent layer doesn't reach all the way up the back of the nappy. I understand that Pampers have taken the back protection away to allow for better movement, but when Samuel did a wee lying down, it would often leak up his back.'

Would you use this nappy again? 'I really like the thinness of the nappies, but in reality I couldn't use them for naptime or at night as I would worry they might leak. If I continued to use them I would have to buy a separate night-time nappy and I can't afford that.'

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Huggies natural fit nappies

Best active fit nappies

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Huggies says its natural fit nappies are super soft and contain vitamin E, which looks after your baby's bottom. Plus its stretchy waistband provides a fantastic fit for your baby on the move. goodtoknow mum Micheala Britton joined our testing panel to try out Huggies natural fit on her 8-month-old son, Charlie. She scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 4/5

Skin care: 5/5

Day time use: 5/5

Night-time use: 5/5

Absorbency of wee: 5/5

Containing poo: 5/5

Value for money: 4/5 - highest score!

Overall active fit nappy score: 33/35 - highest score!

Micheala said: 'Huggies natural fit nappies suited Charlie's needs, as he's just learning to crawl and they moved perfectly with him. They held in wee and poo and I didn't even need to change Charlie during the night.'

Would you use this nappy again? 'Yes, I liked using these nappies because they left no crystals on Charlie and felt comfy. They were also a perfect fit, absorbed great and didn't leak.'

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Boots active stretch nappies

Best active fit nappies

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Boots says its active stretch nappies are slim fitting, soft, stretchy and designed for your baby's comfort and movement. goodtoknow mum Tara Hamilton-Whitaker, joined our testing panel to try out Boots active stretch nappies on her 1-year-old son, Hugo. She scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 3/5

Skin care: 3/5

Day time use: 2/5

Night-time use: 3/5

Absorbency of wee: 3/5

Containing poo: 3/5

Value for money: 2/5

Overall active fit nappy score: 19/35 - lowest score!

Tara said: 'We didn't change Hugo's nappy for about 5 hours one day - he'd clearly peed quite a lot as the nappy was rather swollen. Although there were no leakages, the weight of the pee had caused the seam of the nappy to break, which meant there was no elasticity around the crotch area. The crotch was hanging down and you could see through to the other side - it would not have contained a poo if he'd done one.'

Would you use them again? 'I'd use them for emergencies. My concern is that they're a bit hit and miss and I'm not confident that they would contain a mess if my son were to make one.'

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Which is the best active fit nappy score?

Best active fit nappies

Huggies natural fit nappies got the highest 'best active fit nappy' overall score of 33/35 in our trial, when marked on their comfort, absorbency, and skin care for day and night-time use.

Although Huggies natural fit aren't the cheapest active fit nappies in our trial, they scored a 'very good' 4/5 for value for money by goodtoknow mum and tester Micheala Britton, who said: 'The nappies suited Charlie's needs, held in wee and poo and I didn't even need to change him during the night.'

goodtoknow says: 'At a time when your little one is becoming more active, you might like to try a nappy that is more flexible than your baby's regular nappy and gives them more freedom when they're learning to crawl, walk and play. According to Micheala, Huggies natural fit nappies seem to be as reliable during the day as at night.'

Which active fit nappy was best for you?

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