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Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn review

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
User rating
£2.99 RRP
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In a nutshell

A nappy for someone who wants to be more environmentally friendly but isn’t prepared to give up the convenience of disposables
Snugness of fit
3.0 out of 5 rating 3.0
Absorbency
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Comfort
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Quality
4.5 out of 5 rating 4.5
Durability
4.0 out of 5 rating 4.0
Worth the money
5.0 out of 5 rating 5.0
Pros: Just as good as ‘normal’ disposables but smell nicer and are better for the environment
Cons: A little baggy around the leg, perhaps not as green as they sound
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Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies are convenient, comfy for your baby, well priced and made from non-bleached wood pulp and 60% renewable materials.

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Of course, we’d all like to do more for the planet and I find the idea of squillions of stinking nappies piled up in landfill stomach turning, and that’s just the ones my baby Cormac uses.

But the idea of endlessly washing cloth nappies isn’t very tempting either. Perhaps Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies have the answer for me?

When Cormac was born I pondered the idea of using cloth nappies to reduce the impact on the environment. However, with two other children and a living to earn, I guiltily had to confess I just couldn’t do ‘real’ nappies.

So I was delighted to discover Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies, which are made using non-bleached wood pulp and 60% renewable materials. These at least would sit a little more comfortably with my eco-conscience. Although the used nappies still find their way to landfill sites along with their non-green cousins.

What we love

We loved the fact that this green product was more or less identical to ‘normal’ disposable nappies. In fact, because the absorbent stuff inside the nappy is more natural, it didn’t have that nasty chemical niff that can linger around some nappies.

Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies were soft and absorbent and did a perfectly acceptable job of containing anything Cormac could throw at it.

Cost conscious mums – and let’s face it who isn’t – will love Sainsbury’s reasonable price. A pack of 28 is £2.99.

What to watch out for

While it fitted everywhere else, Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies were designed with roomy legs. It even seemed baggy on Cormac’s chunky limbs. I also found that if I didn’t respond to the smell of a newly filled nappy fairly quickly the poo would squidge out.

Other mums report that the tabs on these nappies didn’t stand up to being re-stuck if they weren’t in the right place at first. Not a problem I found, but worth bearing in mind.

It’s important not to get too smug about going green by using these nappies – they’re still heading for landfill sites. And while the manufacture of these nappies is much more environmentally friendly than normal nappies, it is only a small step on the way to a sustainable baby poo solution.

Who are Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies best for?

Mums who want to be more green but can’t go the whole way.

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MadeForMums verdict

Sainsbury’s little one’s eco newborn disposable nappies are a really good nappy and, as a bonus, are better for the environment. However, while greener than other disposables, they still end up in the landfill. These eco nappies are decently priced. On the downside, you might find the fit around the legs too roomy.

Product Specifications

Product

Brand Sainsbury's
Model little one’s eco newborn
Price £2.99
Available sizes Size 1-2 newborn/mini (up to 6kg/13lb)

Suitable for

Child age (approx) Birth to 3 months

Features

Features
  • Made using non-bleached wood pulp and 60% renewable materials