Best newborn nappies

Which is the best newborn nappy? Faced with those constant nappy changes, every new mum needs to know which nappy is best for her new baby. We asked goodtoknow mums to test 4 of the most popular newborn nappies to help you find the best newborn nappy for you.

Pampers new baby nappies
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Which is the best newborn nappy? Faced with those constant nappy changes, every new mum needs to know which nappy is best for her new baby. We asked goodtoknow mums to test 4 of the most popular newborn nappies to help you find the best newborn nappy for you.

Who knew your tiny bundle of joy could make so much mess? Faced with all the constant nappy changes, wee squirting all over the place and explosive poos that squelch out the sides of even the most carefully-fastened nappy, us sleep-deprived mums need to know the best nappies for the job.

So we asked 4 lovely goodtoknow mums to kindly test 4 of the most popular nappies out on their newborns and score them out of 5 for comfort, skin care and absorbency during day and night-time use, to help you decide on the best newborn nappy for your baby.

And as the cost of buying nappies can really add up, especially when you consider a newborn baby goes through 10 - 14 nappies a day, it's not just quality mums care about, but value for money too.

The newborn nappies we tested are:

  • Pampers new baby nappies (£6.99 carry pack)

  • Huggies newborn nappies (£3.85 carry pack)

  • Boots newborn nappies (£2.49 carry pack)

Browse through our gallery of 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 of 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

Next: See the next page to find out what goodtoknow mum Helen Booth thought of Pampers new baby nappies.

Pampers new baby nappies

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Pampers says its newborn nappies lock away wetness and protect your baby's delicate skin, using super-absorbent technology. goodtoknow mum Helen Booth joined our testing panel to try out Pampers new baby nappies on her 6-week-old son, Sebastian, and scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 5/5 highest score!

Skin care: 5/5

Day time use: 5/5

Night-time use: 5/5

Absorbency of wee: 5/5

Containing poo: 4/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall newborn nappy score: 32/35

Helen said: 'Pampers new baby nappies were very soft, absorbent and great for breastfed babies like Sebastian. As he's breastfed he has runny poos and I did notice a very slight leakage around his leg and at the top of his back once during the trial, but he didn't get a sore bottom like he did with another brand.

'Sebastian slept between feeds because the nappies were so absorbent (for both wee and poo) and he wasn't uncomfortable - even a heavily-soaked nappy didn't feel wet! And the wetness indicator was great for easily checking if he needed changing while he was sleeping as I could see it through his vest, meaning I didn't need to disturb him unless necessary.'

Would you use this nappy again? 'The nappies fitted my boy perfectly and were really soft, almost like cotton wool compared to other nappies I've tried, which seemed a bit plasticky and I felt happy they were comfortable enough for Sebastian's delicate new skin. On the negative side the nappies are more expensive than other ones.'

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Huggies newborn nappies

Huggies newborn nappies

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Huggies says its newborn nappies, made with organic cotton, deliver unbeatable softness and protection. goodtoknow mum Jolene Lynch joined our testing panel to try out Huggies newborn nappies on her 7-week-old son, Huxley, and scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 4/5

Skin care: 4/5

Day time use: 4/5

Night-time use: 4/5

Absorbency of wee: 5/5

Containing poo: 4/5

Value for money: 2/5 lowest score!

Overall newborn nappy score: 27/35

Jolene said: 'Huggies newborn nappies were soft and comfortable, even when full of wee after a few hours. The real test was the early-morning-explosive-poo test and they managed to contain this without any coming out of the top or sides, which has happened with other nappies.

'Huxley, like many babies, has chubby legs, but the nappies fitted nicely around his thighs without leaving any marks. Most nappies have a character on the front of the nappy so when mum is very tired, it's easy to figure out which way round to put the nappy on, but Huggies have put their character on the back, resulting in me trying to put the nappy on back to front several times!

'Huggies newborn nappies are soft, very flexible and not too plasticky and I liked the fact they were probably a bit better for the environment as they use organic cotton.'

Would you use this nappy again? 'You are paying a premium price for a premium nappy and there are many cheaper nappies that do almost as good a job, so I think I would use Huggies for nighttime and a cheaper nappy for the day, like Tesco baby newborn nappies.'

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Boots newborn nappies

Boots newborn nappies

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Boots says its newborn nappies offer gentle protection and are super soft and stretchy for a secure and comfortable fit. goodtoknow mum Julie McPherson joined our testing panel to try out Boots newborn nappies on her 6-week-old son, Daniel, and scored the nappies out of 5 for...

Comfort: 2/5

Skin care: 2.5/5

Day time use: 3/5

Night-time use: 3/5

Absorbency of wee: 3/5

Containing poo: 3/5

Value for money: 3/5

Overall newborn nappy score: 19.5/35 lowest score!

Julie said: 'Boots newborn nappies were OK but seemed small in comparison to my usual brand. They didn't stretch very well around Daniel's legs, even though he was well within the nappies' size bracket. Although the nappies didn't leak, Daniel had very mild nappy rash during the trial, probably because they weren't absorbent enough and at least 1 nappy change was required during the night.'

Would you use this nappy again? 'I was concerned about the nappy rash and whether Daniel was comfortable enough wearing the nappies due to their small size, but I would try them in the next size up to see if the fit improves, if I couldn't buy my usual brand.'

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Which is the best newborn nappy score?

Pampers new baby nappies

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Pampers new baby nappies got the highest 'best newborn nappy' overall score of 32/35, when marked on their comfort, absorbency and skin care for day time and night-time use.

Although Pampers new baby nappies are the priciest newborn nappies in our best nappies reviews, they scored a 'good enough' 3/5 for value, by goodtoknow mum and tester, Helen Booth, who said: 'They're more expensive than other nappies but fitted my boy, Sebastian, perfectly and were really soft on his delicate skin.' Helen also gave them a 'brilliant' 5/5 for comfort and skin care.

goodtoknow says: 'Newborns have such sensitive, delicate skin and go through non-stop nappy changes so mums need a convenient, soft and absorbent nappy that fits comfortably to help contain those explosive baby poos and avoid a sore bottom. Pampers newborn nappies seem to tick all of these boxes, but if you want to save money on the hundreds of nappies you'll have to buy, you might like to use Pampers new baby nappies at night and a cheaper supermarket nappy like Tesco baby newborn nappies during the day.'

Which newborn nappy was best for you?

We'd love to hear what you thought of any nappies you've tried, so please leave your own review in the comments section below and rate each nappy by clicking on the stars above.

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