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List of brands we tested in this review.
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This is the cost per nappy. We used the price of the largest pack size available to determine the cost per nappy.
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We test newborn (up to 5kg), infant (3-8kg), crawler (6-11kg), toddler (10-15kg), walker (13-18kg) and junior (16kg+) sized nappies. The weight ranges are general to each size. Only products within each type are directly comparable to one another.
Using synthetic urine, gushes of the liquid are dosed into the centre of the nappy using a pump. For newborn nappies each gush is 30mL, for infant nappies it's 40mL, for crawler nappies it's 50mL, for toddler nappies it's 55mL, for walker nappies it's 60mL and for junior nappies it's 65mL. This simulates a child wearing the nappy overnight. We measure the amount of time it takes for the liquid to disappear. This is repeated three times with a five-minute gap between each gush. The total time taken for all four gushes to be absorbed is the absorption speed.
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This is a line on the nappy that changes colour when the nappy is wet. It can be a useful indicator to parents/carers that the nappy is wet and might need changing.
Shop Ethical rating
Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our CHOICE Expert Rating. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
This is a visual assessment where we check if any leaks come out the side of the nappy.
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Velcro strength score
We measure the force required to open the velcro tabs.
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Five minutes after the last gush from the absorption test, six pre-weighed dry filter papers are placed on the wet nappy and held down for 30 seconds. The filter paper is then removed and weighed. Ideally, the filter paper should remain relatively dry.
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We check the pack for 'dermatologically tested' claims.
Suitable for sensitive skin
We check the pack for 'suitable for sensitive skin' claims.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Shop Ethical rating
- Pack cost
- Largest pack size available
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Absorbency score
- Leakage score
- Rewet score
- Velcro strength score
- Leakage comment
- Velcro strength comment
- Weight range (kg)
- Wetness indicator
- PEFC, FSC or Sustainable Forest Initiative certified
- Latex free
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Dermatologically tested
- Country of origin