In a nutshell

OK but needs to be more 'green'

What we tested

  • Absorbency
    A star rating of 4.0 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 2.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.


  • Easy to get on and off; Comfortable; Fun for kids


  • Non-biodegradable; Pricey

Pampers claim their Easy Up Pants are the nation’s favourite. Easy to put on, and even easier to get off when you're in a hurry or have a busy toddler on your hands, these offer great absorbency, even for night-time use.


My son, Samuel, was already excited about using ‘pants’ after we tested rival Huggies’ Little Walkers pants, so it wasn’t a problem getting him to try on the Pampers Easy Up Pants. But before they went on he spotted something. “Bob! Bob! Bob!,” he shouted. Of course, it was Bob the Builder and Friends printed on the pants.

Pampers Easy Up Pants have stretchy sides, easy tear-down side panels for quick changing, and Pampers’ ‘unique’ Extra-Dry layer to give up to 12 hours absorbency. They also have an extra two pants in each standard carry pack.

What we love

Thumbs up for getting a toddler excited about his new pants by printing Bob the Builder on them.

The Pampers Easy Up Pants were a breeze to put on, and easy, if not easier, to remove than a normal nappy. I sometimes find that unpicking the sticky tags on a normal nappy can be a challenge if Samuel isn’t in a co-operative frame of mind. Maybe that’s just me though – I need more practice. However, with the tear down side panels you just grab anywhere and pull, and the job is done, even if Samuel’s doing his best naughty dog impression.

They were soft and pliable so Samuel had plenty of freedom to kick his ball around the back garden, and they seemed robust enough to cope with the demands made on them by a raucous toddler. In fact, after spectacularly mistiming a kick, Samuel fell into the camellia and although he had a few light scratches and there were a few tears, the nappies came through unscathed.

We also tested the 12-hour absorbency claims, with Samuel wearing one to bed. The next morning the nappy was as full as expected, but there were no leaks and his skin was dry when we changed him.

What to watch out for

I’m concerned about the environmental impact these nappies will have. With no biodegradable properties and made with all sorts of chemical nasties, there has to be more done to make all nappies ‘greener’.

The price was also a sticking point – although you get two extra pants with the Pampers, it’s still more expensive than for our regular ‘eco’ brand. Again, as with Huggies Little Walkers, Pampers Easy Up Pants have the potential for messy accidents because your toddler can easily pull them down after a poo.

Who are the Pampers Easy Up Pants best for?

Parents after easy to get on and even easier to get off option that can be worn at night.


MadeForMums verdict

The design of these nappy pants can help make your toddler feel more grown-up, and as long as your child hasn’t just been swimming or had a bath (making skin clammy), they’re much easier to put on and take off than standard nappies. However, if you’re concerned about the environment, the disposable, non-biodegradable Pampers Easy Up Pants probably aren’t for you.

Product Specifications

ModelEasy Up Pants
Suitable for
Child age (approx)2 years to 4 years
  • >Anti-leak leg cuffs