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03/01/2014 at 12:17
im starting to buy nappies each week when i go shopping in the hope i wont have to buy them when im on SMP.
however im reading the labels on the pampers new baby ones and they say
size 1 = 2-5kgs
size 2 = 3-6kgs
size 3 = 4-7kgs
so would i be right in thinking a few packs of the 1's but i should buy mainly size 2's?
03/01/2014 at 12:23
ive got about 100 new born nappies so far, it says they go up to 11lb???
03/01/2014 at 12:26
Moonie I wouldn't buy too many as you might not like certain ones and need to try different brands before you find what suits. I'd put the money aside so it's there instead of buying loads, plus they don't half take up a lot of space.
what size are those? im thinking 11lbs is 5kgs so the size 2s?
03/01/2014 at 13:07
03/01/2014 at 13:10
I agree with TP, pampers worked here, Huggies and Boots ones leaked, tesco was ok, best thing to do would be put aside money each time you shop. And the weights are a guide too, so they may be in size 2s quicker than expected etc. you don't want to end up with loads you can't use
03/01/2014 at 13:15
I've bought a few boxes of Pampers but haven't gone mad in case we don't get on with them- got a couple of boxes of size 1s and 4 boxes of size 2s to get started with!
03/01/2014 at 13:19
Monnie, to give you a chance to try different ones out you could buy vouchers each trip and have a little stash for when you need nappies? I was thinking of doing that for nappies, maybe formula and some other bits and pieces :)
(I'd need vouchers because I'm physically incapable of putting money aside!)
03/01/2014 at 13:22
J was only 6lb3 at birth, and then lost a big percentage of birthweight going down to a teeny 5lb3. He was in size 1s (which swamped him at first) for quite a while.
03/01/2014 at 13:23
P wore size 1's until she was nearly 3 months old so no telling. Im going to get a couplenof boxes of size 1's and go from there. Agree with different makes being different although I plan to do what I did last time and start with pampers and then swap to asda a couple of months in.
03/01/2014 at 13:25
Oh - also once baby is here you'll get pampers, boots, tescos nappy vouchers through the door if you sign up to their parenting clubs so def worth holding off for those too
03/01/2014 at 13:46
they say size 1, got two packs of huggies and two packs of tesco own brand! i've heard that the Aldi own make ones are brilliant and are like pampers! they have won quite a few awards so i am going to try those too!
03/01/2014 at 14:48
thanks everyone, i like counters idea of buying vouchers as if i put money aside ill end up spending it haha !
thank you all xxx
03/01/2014 at 15:43
I've heard Aldi's are really good! Can't help with sizes :)
03/01/2014 at 16:08
03/01/2014 at 16:16
wow iv just had a look at the aldi ones and a cost comparison, iv found pampers work out aound 13p per nappy, against the aldi ones at 7p per nappy.
thats a big difference !! ill definatley be buying some of them to try out !
03/01/2014 at 16:21
Ms nursery use Lidl nappies and they seem really good too, I assume they are similar price to aldi?
03/01/2014 at 16:30
As others have said, don't buy loads of the same brand.
We use Asda nappies for W and have no problems, but bought the newborn for B and they leaked every time. I'm now using Aldi and can't fault them. I've switched W onto Aldi too.
As for the sizes it varies by the build of your baby I think as W always needed to move up a size well before she reached the top end of the weight limit in the pack. Where as B is still in size 1's that go up to 11lb but she's almost 13lb.
W was quite chunky, B is long and thin.
If you can put the money aside, or put it on a savings card as lots of supermarkets do those, then you can buy whatever brand suits best.
03/01/2014 at 17:50
Aldi nappies are good. My preference is Tesco cheekybots for newborn runny poo and they are on offer at the moment but the website isn't showing small sizes for some reason. If I'm feeling flush I get pampers.
03/01/2014 at 19:04
Monnie price difference is crazy isn't it! SIL swears by Aldi baby wipes too.
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