“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Nappies „
Firstly note that these shaped terry nappies cost just two pounds each, while most other brands cost about 4 or 5 times as much. With this in mind it's not a wonder they are not as great as Koshies etc. They are however very cheap, not at all bulky and dry a great deal quicker than regular Terries. With my toddler I find that they are now getting rather small, but as he is two, that's not bad! I have ironed iron-on Velcro into them which is great because it means they don't need pins. It took me about an hour to do ten, but that was two years ago now, and was time well invested. This also makes them slightly wider as they are quite slim at the top, so helping them fit for longer. Until Christian was 4 months old one nappy was enough, but I now use two, and only use them in the day time or as a liner in a normal terry at night to make it more absorbent. They are not super absorbent, but they are also very slim, thinner than pampers playtime disposables, so great for in the summer under shorts. In brief a good value basic that, with a bit of adaptation, does the job.
Did you know that 4% of all landfill is made up of disposable nappies?? Pretty frightening fact. When our son reached 7 months, my husband and I made a conscious decision to change over to re-usable nappies, partly for reasons of cost and partly because we found we had the equivalent of one whole extra dustbin bag of rubbish each week which was just nappies. We decided to get our first nappies from Mothercare. A pack of 12 super absorbant terry flat squares and a pack of 10 shaped nappies. I thought that the shaped ones would be sufficient, with a liner, for my son and they are a lot less bulky than folded terries. They are also completely rubbish!!! Firstly, the pack I bought weren't even all the same size. They are supposed to be "one size" with no indication of a minimum or maximum age or size that they will fit. when I checked my pack some of them were a good inch or 2 different from others in size. Also, at nearly 8 months, they won't even fit my son for much longer, the smaller ones are already too small for him. Some one size!! Secondly, if your child wees in it, it WILL get soaked through. It is not very absorbant and doesn't hold much wee at all. This means that whatever wrap your baby is wearing (gone are the days of needing plastic knickers!) will get wet also and need changing. I'm very unimpressed with them and I've tried boosting them with allsorts but the only way I've even been able to use them at all is to use them inside another nappy. Even 2 together isn't any good. On the up side though, I complained to Mothercare.com about the sizing and they have said if I send them back they will inspect and refund them. So there is hope! I'll use the £20 refund to buy some decent re-usables!