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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03.Disposables - Table of results

 

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Nappies
Brand / product (number of trialists)Overall score (%)#Price per nappy
(cents) [pack size]##
Fit (%)Stay in position (%)Guard against leakage (%)Keeping baby dry (%)Durability (%)
What to buy
Huggies Crawler (Boy/Girl) (44) 85 42 [99] 82 86 84 85 89
Snugglers Crawler (45) 74 31 [108] 76 76 76 75 72
Comfy Bots Medium (45) 71 29 [56] 76 75 72 71 71
Mamia Toddler (Aldi) (41) 71 32 [50] 66 69 73 74 74
Especially For Baby Size 3 (47) 69 31 [116] 72 74 68 69 73
Bambo Nature* Midi (42) 68 66 [56] 73 73 67 65 67
Also recommended
Coles Dry Fit Crawler (45) 72 39 [72] 69 72 72 71 74
Pampers Cruisers Active Fit Size 3 (42) 71 43 [116] 80 79 77 69 69
Babylove Crawler (42) 70 40 [90] 74 73 70 70 68
Homebrand Crawler (Woolworths) (42) 70 37 [16] 70 73 72 70 69
The rest
Seventh Generation** Size 3 (41) 69 68 [44] 73 74 71 67 66
Moltex* Size 4, Maxi (42) 65 77 [80] 64 68 67 69 68
Cosifits Crawler (40) 53 29 [76] 56 58 53 54 55
Lullaby Medium (42) 53 31 [80] 57 57 60 52 54


Table notes

* Independently certified for its environmental features (eg chlorine-free).
** Chlorine-free
#The overall score is a separate score given by the trialists and rounded to the nearest whole number. It's not a combination of other feature scores.
##Price per nappy is based on the RRP of pack size closest to 90 rounded to the nearest cent. You can make considerable savings if you buy a larger pack size and look out for specials. Snugglers has two pack sizes at 72 and 108 nappies per pack, we used 108 as it was better value.

How we tested

48 families received five nappies of each of the 14 brands tested. Each brand was tested for one day during the day only.
Trialists rated the nappies for the following characteristics: initial fit, staying in position, leakage prevention, baby dryness, durability and a separate overall performance score.
The babies were all in the weight range of 7-10kg - usually the crawler range for the nappy brands.
As it is not possible to remove brand names and design from the nappies some of our trialists may have recognized some or all the brands they tested.

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