Are Asda newborn nappies safe?
Asda nappies are becoming a staple among many parents, as the supermarket branded diapers, Little Angels, works just as well as other iconic nappy brands. That is why we previously included them in our 10 of the best article.
However, on Tuesday July 25th Asda recalled these nappies. Why? Concerns were raised by a dad who said that his son had a “chemical reaction” to the nappies and left his his 3-week-old baby covered in blisters and needing urgent medical care.
We contacted Asda and received the following statement:
“Our hearts go out to the Bartliff family and hope their baby son makes a full recovery soon. We’re in touch with his Dad and have collected the nappies so that we can test them along with others in the batch.”
“We are still investigating. We take our responsibility to parents most seriously and as a precaution we have decided to remove our Little Angels newborn nappies from sale until we know why this happened.”
“Customers should be assured that our Little Angels newborn nappies are made in a completely closed, automated environment and thoroughly tested to make sure they meet our quality and safety standards.”
Lizzy Massey, Vice President of Own Brand at Asda.
Should I stop using Asda Little Angels newborn nappies?
The decision is yours, Asda has taken these nappies off the shelves as a “precautionary step” until they investigate and know what has happened, so it would be understandable if you held off from using any of these nappies you have at home.
Asda has also said that if any customers have any concerns about the Little Angels nappies, they can bring them back to their local store for a refund.
Parents can also contact the Asda Customer Services Team on 0800 952 0101 if they have any queries.
Now, here’s what we found when we tested these nappies.
ASDA Little Angels new arrival disposable nappies have a snug fit and have proved they can contain that runny newborn poo with ease.
Newborn nappies have a tough job to do – they have to achieve a soft, comfy fit that satisfies all those new mums who want only the very best for their precious newborn. Plus they have to be snug enough to contain that nasty, runny newborn poo that can so easily end up all down a baby’s legs or halfway up his back. ASDA Little Angels new arrival disposable nappies achieve all of this, and at a good value price, too. A 24-pack in size 0 costs £2.57.
These disposables have stretchy, overlapping sides to achieve a really snug fit around the waist, and an embossed, soft lining inside to soak up that runny newborn poo. There’s a premature baby size available, too, called Size 0 Tiny Baby (for babies from 1kg to 2.5kg), as well as sizes 1, 2 and 3 to fit a range of different-sized newborn and very young babies.
While my own three are past this just-born stage, I borrowed a close friend’s newborn, Molly, to test ASDA’s own-brand disposable nappy offering with me.
What we love
Obviously nappies are supposed to be functional, but all new parents want their babies to look cute, and ASDA Little Angels nappies look lovely on, with their sweet little baby characters across the waistband.
The tabs are nice and soft, with rounded edges and plenty of overlap so they don’t stick into newborn Molly’s skin.
The nappies fit really nicely around Molly’s thighs, too, even in the early days when she was a skinny little thing. This means the runny poo doesn’t leak out and down her legs. And speaking of runny poo, Molly’s breastfed and produces a huge quantity of bright yellow stuff that tries its hardest to escape from all her nappies. I’m really impressed with the criss-cross embossed lining of the nappy, as it really seems to soak up the liquid poo better than other nappies I’ve tried.
What to watch out for
There are more expensive branded nappies around that may be a tiny bit more absorbent, but to be honest, you have to change dirty nappies with a newborn so often that soaking up lots of wee isn’t a high priority.
These nappies don’t have the umbilical cut -out that more expensive nappies offer, but it’s easy to fold down the top, and the cord drops off after only a few days anyway so it’s not an essential feature.
Who are ASDA Little Angels new arrival disposable nappies best for?
New mums and dads who want a cute-looking quality product at a great price.
A great, award-winning nappy that’s able to compete with the leading big-name brands. The range of sizes, from 0 to 3, means there’s an ASDA Little Angels new arrival disposable nappy to fit really tiny babies as well as sturdier ones.
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