Read This Before You Decide on Pampers


My first hands on experience with nappies was 16 years ago when my older sister had her baby girl. My sister used Huggies so when I had my little girl 6 years ago, I just decided to do the same. However, I also had all the Pampers vouchers in my Bounty pack so decided to try them.

During my tests, I found that I preferred the Pampers night nappies to the Huggies ones. They were less bulky and seemed to absorb better. However, I stuck to Huggies during the day as they were more visually appealing, even to me.

When I learnt about the Pampers Britain’s driest nappy research challenge (search #britainsdriestnappy) through BritMums I was eager to try as I’d never done any practical research just word of mouth. With Huggies no longer around for newborns, I started off with ASDA nappies, which had rave reviews from Mother & Baby, for my baby boy which were great till he started moving around.

After one too many leaks, I moved to Pampers Active Fit. Initially, I found them way too pricey especially as I was still on maternity leave. I have since learnt that there are many offers available as well as vouchers.

The nappies do keep him dry and with thorough cleaning as well as care with A&D ointment it’s been smooth sailing.

I got sent a pack of Pampers nappies to test the nappy. Please see below how I did the test. This is a test which you can also do yourself comparing other nappy brands.


I took a brand new nappy


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poured in 150 ml of water slowly over a couple of minutes (note that it will take longer for your baby to wee this volume. If possible 4 hours is a good time) , set the timer to 1 minute 30 seconds,



then applied pressure commensurate with baby’s weight on a kitchen towel,

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the kitchen towel still felt dry

and cutting open the nappy, I could see the microbeads holding the moisture.


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