In a nutshell

Well priced, these offer a snug fit and contain runny newborn poo very effectively

What we tested

  • Snugness of fit
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Absorbency
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.


  • A slim-fitting nappy that offers good value for money


  • Perhaps a little on the small side for babies with bigger bottoms!

Boots Newborn nappies can hold runny poo as well as more expensive brands.


Disposable nappies have come a long way since the days of those bulky, plastic numbers that made washable nappies look like an attractive option. And Boots has entered into competition with the big name brands in the market. They call their Boots Newborn nappies their 'best ever' nappies, claiming they're ultra soft for comfort and protection, with special layers designed to quickly absorb baby's soft poo. For £4.97, you get a pack of 45.

What we love

My baby daughter Eve fell in love with these nappies - or at least the bright yellow packaging. Nappy changing became fun as soon as she started cooing and gurgling at the baby on the packet!

Luckily, the nappies themselves are pretty good too. Despite feeling a little flimsy and thin, they easily matched or bettered other more expensive brands when it came to containing any runny poo.

The waistband tabs made for a good, high-waisted fit, which seems to make all the difference.

What to watch out for

Oddly enough, despite containing leaky poo without any problems, Boots Newborn nappies seemed to get rather wet quite quickly. And although the fluff used in these nappies is bleached without chlorine gas and the wood pulp used is from certified forests, these don't meet any eco-friendly other credentials. Best not to think about your contribution to the landfill problem when using these ones!

Who are Boots Newborn nappies best for?

Parents looking for a well-fitting newborn nappy at a great price.


MadeForMums verdict

Boots Newborn nappies are comfortable, absorbent and excellent value for money. While bleached without chlorine gas and using wood pulp from certified forests, these aren’t a green option. If you’re lucky, the packaging might even keep your baby entertained!

Product Specifications

Available sizes0 (0-3kg/1-6lbs); 1 (2-5kg/4-11lbs); 2 (3-6kg/6-13lbs)
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 3 months
  • Layers designed to absorb poo quickly
  • Ultra soft