: What nappies are you using for your newborn?

  • Cloth

    102 38.06%
  • Huggies

    111 41.42%
  • VIP's

    0 0%
  • Snugglers

    7 2.61%
  • Baby Love

    15 5.60%
  • Home/chemist brand

    5 1.87%
  • Other

    17 6.34%
  • Aldi

    11 4.10%
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thread: What nappies are you using?

  1. #19
    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2004
    Sunbury, Vic

    I am using cloth during the day and usually disposables at night and when going out (and sometimes when we have visitors as I have had a mustard blowout all over my hand one time in the cloth, and would prefer that we don't have the same happen to them !!)
    So far I have only tried Huggies, have found they have leaked a couple of times but not sure how as they didn't feel wet on the outside at all, but my bed was wet (he lies down with me for night feeds) - and no it was definitely him not me that wet the bed LOL
    Might try a couple of the other brands that ppl have mentioned here now too.

  2. #20
    *Yvette* Guest

    No surprise that Huggies are popular. I've used them for all 3 kids, apart from 6 months of cloth for my first baby when I was trying to be sooo perfect. Bought a pack of Huggies for hubby to use while I was away for a couple of days, and never went back. Cloth nappies get a lot harder once they're crawling, due to leakage and falling off etc, unless you get the expensive ones that are shaped like disposables with the velcro and elastic bits and everything.

    I always try cheaper ones and go back to Huggies coz the others all seem to leak, BUT, now I'm using Snugglers and finding them really good, and buy them in the big box, nice n cheap.

    Came accross this one on my travels, looking for a thread about nappy changing on a baby who wriggles a great deal and just doesn't want to co-operate.

  3. #21
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    out and about

    With the twins I used cloth for a few days, but by the time I had changed the beds, their clothes etc, had about 20 loads of washing!! went to disposable. Snugglers during the day, huggies at night. With #3 I was doing that, but she pees upward, like a boy TMI, so leaking constantly. Have gone to huggies 24/7. Coz they hold so much only change her 5-6 times a day!!

  4. #22
    BellyBelly Member

    Apr 2004
    Sunbury, Vic

    well we are now 12 weeks down the track and ONLY using disposables!! DOH. I could make the effort and continue with the cloth but they come in very handy for those chucky burps so.......
    I have tried BabyLove & currently using them during the day until they run out as I don't particularly like them.
    I too find that Snugglers are really good, Kane has been in them all night and stayed dry. Am only using Huggies at the mo cos they were on such a good special the other week so were cheaper than the Snugglers.

  5. #23
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Cairns QLD

    I used Huggies with the boys while they were in the newborn size. Then I change to Sugglers. Now I am using what ever is the cheapest. At the moment lullabys I think they are called. they were on sale at Big W 64pk for $16. I tend to work out the cost per nappy and then decide which ones I buy anything under 30c each is pretty good.

    Snuggler has changed their design, they no longer have the blue pannel across the back and Glenn was always leaking and I was getting sick of it.
    ALdi brand isn't bad either the Mami ones , only reason I didn't keep using them is DH didn't like how bulky they looked on DS.

  6. #24
    *Rachel* Guest

    Cloth for us. I've got 'Tots-Bots', terry squares, flannellette squares and have just bought a 'Bubba-J' hemp fitted and some Mother-Ease fitteds. Love 'em all.

  7. #25
    2kiddies Guest

    I buy whatever is on special usually, I have been using bablove a lot, but the last week I have noticed quite a few leaks! So I think I might go back to using huggies for night and a cheaper brand for day. I tried the coles brand nappies not long ago and they were really good, and also plain old black and gold ones from IGA are excellent, suprisingly!

  8. #26
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Darwin, NT


    We use cloth at home during wake times, Huggies at night and VIPs during day sleeps, and going out (they are almost as good as Huggies, but cheaper!)

  9. #27
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2004

    Cloth during the day (except for outings) but as his wee's are getting bigger I'm starting to really be over them... Huggies at night time.

    Ellen, 3 boxes of newborn size should be more than enough - you'll be suprised how quick they move up to the Infant size, especially if you have a big bub like I did!

  10. #28
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2005

    I used cloth nappies until my dd was 8 months old and we moved towns (a distance of 1300km) which made using cloth too hard so went to disposables. Now use babylove disposables. Buy them in bulk. Heaps cheaper than huggies although I do believe that huggies do work better. Snugglers burnt dd bottom within 10minutes of putting one on her bottom would be bright red and hot and would take at least 2 days of cloth to calm it back down.

  11. #29
    BellyBelly Life Member

    Jul 2004
    House of the crazy cat ladies...

    Just thought I'd mention that our income went down recently (before it went up again) and we needed to save some money, so stopped buying Huggies, and used Babylove instead.
    IMO they work PERFECTLY, and I am not going back to Huggies and wasting our money again!
    I have never had a leak with Babylove either.... However, I think they work so well because Aidyn is older, and doesnt wee or poo quite as much (especially overnight) anymore. On a younger baby I would probably still use Huggies, but on an older one I don't really see the need.

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  13. #31
    BellyBelly Member

    Mar 2005
    Limestone Coast, SA

    Huggies were the only nappies that didn't give DS nappy rash, but i found the new design Snugglers fantastic too. Juat started using cloth, terry flats and have had NO leaks so far way better than any disposables on DS, a bit more work though. am using Huggies at night.

  14. #32
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Nov 2005
    Where the heart is

    I use cloths (flannellette then terry flats) predominantly. We used to use sposies for going out, but now only use them if we're going on a 2hour plus drive, or if I'm catching the train with Oscar in the sling instead of the pram. I use sposies at night, too, until I can find a suitable cloth solution (we now have an income, so maybe soon!!).
    As for brand, I am surprised no-one has mentioned the Aldi nappies. I have only ever used Huggies when they were samples from Bounty Bags and I really do find the Aldi ones better. Also far cheaper. They have only ever failed me when they were getting a bit small and we were in need of moving up a size!
    Cloth flats are dead easy and I love to know that I'm not contributing to landfill and water table contamination (cos, honestly, how many sposie users actually flush the poo down the toilet, as legally required??). And they are fun!

  15. #33
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004

    We've been using Huggies, and I've also used Coles brand as well. The other brands seem so much bigger and we cant do them up tight enough to prevent leakage!

  16. #34
    Registered User

    Mar 2007

    I find That anything not like huggies leaks through the legs. Snugglers are good now coz they have similar legs to huggies but aren't as elastic at the waist. Im sticking with huggies.

  17. #35
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Feb 2006
    South Eastern Suburbs, Vic

    Modern Cloth! BumGenius, Peapods, Tots Bots, Baby BeeHinds, Itti Bittis, BerryPlush...the list goes on!

    I'm the laziest person in the world and I find cloth so easy and cheap, especially since we're planning on a few babies. Each to their own though, whatever turns you on.

  18. #36
    BellyBelly Member

    Dec 2006

    I am using huggies nappies for my newborn baby. They are pretty pricey though. I might consider trying some other brands of comparable quality.

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