Disposable nappies review and compare

Our trialists put 14 disposable nappy brands and five different types of cloth nappies to the test.
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Baby in nappy and tiara

In 2009, Australian babies used 2.1 billion nappies — a staggering 5.6 million per day, according to market researcher IBISWorld. When you're dealing in these kinds of quantities, it pays to find the most cost-effective buy.

For our disposable nappy trial, CHOICE recruited 48 parents and their babies to test 14 popular disposable nappy brands, including three making "green claims". As a separate user trial, we asked five parents to give modern cloth nappies a go.

We asked our trialists to assess:

  • Leakage and keeping baby dry
  • Fit and staying in position of the nappy
  • Durability
  • Each nappy overall

Brands trialled

Disposable nappies

  • Babylove
  • Bambo Nature
  • Coles Dry Fit
  • Comfy Bots
  • Cosifits
  • Especially for Baby 
  • Homebrand
  • Huggies
  • Lullaby
  • Mamia
  • Moltex
  • Pampers
  • Seventh Generation
  • Snugglers

Modern cloth nappies

  • Baby BeeHinds
  • Eenee Weenees
  • Itti Bitty all-in-one (AIO)
  • Itti Bitty snap-in-one (SIO)
  • Pea Pods

What you'll get in this report

  • Trialists' ratings and profiles for 14 types of disposable nappies
  • Profiles for five modern fitted cloth nappies
  • Price per nappy for all nappies we trialled
  • Information on nappies and the environment
  • Our Best Buys and a Green Buy


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