In a nutshell

While these nappies stay dry even when very wet, they aren't as reliable when it comes to containing newborn poo

What we tested

  • Snugness of fit
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Absorbency
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Comfort
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 3.5 out of 5.
  • Durability
    A star rating of 3.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 2.5 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 3.3 out of 5.


  • Tabs are easy to secure, slim fitting


  • Not snug enough to contain explosive leaky poo!

Pampers New Baby nappies are slim fitting and easy to secure even on a squirming newborn, though their explosive poo fighting abilities may not be as great as you require.


Even the most cosmopolitan and sophisticated new parent soon finds themselves involved in lengthy discussions about how much their new baby poos - and the best way to deal with it.

The New Baby range from the well-known brand Pampers has been specifically created to cope with the challenges associated with newborn nappy changing and are designed for babies aged 0-4 months. A carry pack of 45 will cost you £5.99.

Pampers New Baby nappies feature a soft-weave dual core designed to absorb and contain the soft, runny poo associated with your newborn’s developing digestive system. Waist tabs provide a snug, secure fit, while double leg cuffs ensure that runny poo doesn't leak out.

What we love

One of the best things about disposable nappies is their slim fit - and if you're worried that your baby's bottom may look big in its cute new outfits, Pampers New Baby nappies are for you. The nappies are very slim-fitting compared to bulky washable ones and the waistband tabs are easy to secure, even on a wriggly newborn.

The nappies come high up your baby's back, which, in theory at least, means they’re more likely to contain any explosions. They’re also very absorbent and seem to stay dry even when very wet.

What to watch out for

That slim fit comes at a price - and not only in terms of emptying your purse. If your baby specialises in those dreaded up-the-back explosive poos, then these may not be the best nappies to choose. My baby had more 'accidents' wearing Pampers than any other nappy - and friends with babies of a similar age also had problems, particularly if they carried their babies in a sling. They also had a slightly unpleasant chemical smell when wet.

Pampers is one of the more expensive brands on the market and based on the collective experience of my antenatal group, I'm not sure the cost is justified.

Who are Pampers New Baby nappies best for?

Small babies who don't poo too explosively.


MadeForMums verdict

Pampers New Baby nappies have won awards, but a group of eight London mothers found they just couldn't trust them to stand up to unpredictable newborn nappy explosions.

Product Specifications

ModelNew Baby
Available sizes1 (Newborn, 2-5kg/4-11lbs), 2 (Mini, 3-6kg/6-13lb) , 3 (Midi, 4-7kg/9-15lbs)
Suitable for
Child age (approx)Birth to 4 months
  • Soft-weave dual core
  • Double leg cuffs
  • Nappy comes high up your baby's back