Which are the best nappies? We know that there's nobody better to review a baby product than you, the mums who use them every day so we asked 13 goodtoknow mums to review some of the most popular nappies on the market. They tested well-known, branded nappies, which promise unbeatable protection and the cheaper supermarket nappies, to see if they do just as good a job.
Below we reveal the best nappies in every category - so you don't have to deal with any more leakages or explosions!
Best nappies for newborns and tiny babies.
Third place: Boots newborn nappies (£2.49 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Julie McPherson's overall newborn nappy score: 19.5/35
Julie said: '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.'
Second place: Huggies newborn nappies (£3.85 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Jolene Lynch's overall newborn nappy score: 27/35
Jolene said: 'Huggies newborn nappies were soft and comfortable, even when full of wee after a few hours. I think I would use Huggies for nighttime and a cheaper nappy for the day, like Tesco baby newborn nappies.'
Winner! Pampers new baby nappies (£6.99 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Helen Booth's overall newborn nappy score: 32/35
Helen said: 'Pampers new baby nappies were very soft, absorbent and great for breastfed babies like Sebastian. On the negative side the nappies are
more expensive than other ones.'
Baby dry nappies
Best nappies for day and night-time use.
Fifth place: Pampers Simply Dry nappies (£4.50 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Hazel James's overall baby dry nappy score: 15/35
Hazel said: 'Pampers Simply Dry nappies' absorbency wasn't great and Joseph's bottom
felt wet when I changed him, so I wouldn't be happy using them
Fourth place: Tesco baby ultradry nappies (£4.68 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Jennifer Bounsall's overall baby dry nappy score: 29/35
Jennifer said: 'I was pleased to see that the nappies didn't rub against his legs and
hips like I've noticed with some of the more plasticky value nappies
Third place: Boots super dry nappies (£4.68 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Claire Darragh's overall baby dry nappy score: 30/35
Claire said: 'Sometimes I find with other nappies that if he does an explosive poo, it
can escape out the sides, but this nappy seemed to fit really well and
do its job.'
Second place: Huggies super dry nappies (£5.97 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Barbara Hoban's overall baby dry nappy score: 33/35
Barbara said: 'Even though I didn't really like the design of
Huggies super dry nappies, there were no sizing issues or leakages and
they kept William's skin dry overnight.'
Joint winner! Pampers Baby-Dry nappies (£6.49 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Hazel James's overall baby dry nappy score: 35/35 - joint winner!
Hazel said: 'Pampers Baby-Dry nappies are softer and less bulky than some supermarket brands, making it easier for Joseph to get around.'
Joint winner! Asda Little Angels comfort dry nappies (£5.97 economy pack)
goodtoknow mum Emma Pattison's overall baby dry nappy score: 35/35 - joint winner!
Emma said: 'Even though Frederick is big, Asda Little Angels comfort dry nappies were a great fit.'
Active fit nappies
Best nappies for active babies and playtime use.
Third place: Boots active stretch (£4.99 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Tara Hamilton-Whitaker's overall active fit nappy score: 19/35
Tara said: '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
Second place: Pampers Active Fit nappies (£6.49 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Jennifer Bounsall's overall active fit nappy score: 23/35
Jennifer said: '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.'
Winner! Huggies natural fit nappies (£6.48 carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Micheala Britton's overall active fit nappy score: 33/35
Micheala said: 'Huggies natural fit nappies suited Charlie's needs, as he's just learning to crawl and they moved perfectly with him.'
Pull up nappies
Best nappies for potty training and easier nappy changes.
Joint third: Boots easy on pants - £4.99 (carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Claire Darragh's overall pull up nappy score: 23/35
Claire said: 'Generally Boots easy on pants were great, but on a couple of occasions poo came out of the nappy, resulting in soiled clothes.'
Joint third: Tesco Everyday Value pants - £2.99 (carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Jennifer Bounsall's overall pull up nappy score: 23/35
Jennifer said: 'Tesco Everyday Value pants look really basic and don't have any design
whatsoever, but they were very soft, stretchy and fitted Samuel better
than I thought.'
Second place: Huggies Step-in nappies - £6.48 (carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Claire Darragh's overall pull up nappy score:33/35
Claire said: 'Huggies Step-in nappies were nice and comfy and the fun design made my little one (and mammy) happy!'
Winner! Pampers Easy Up pants - £6.49 (carry pack)
goodtoknow mum Elizabeth Wrag's overall pull up nappy score: 34/35
Elizabeth said: 'They were great when put to the test for 10 hours' night-time wear!'
Which nappy do you think is the best?
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