Last week Sainsbury’s were giving away packs of their Little Ones nappies with a spend of £40 or more. This is a very clever ploy on their part. If like me you are loyal to your nappy brand it is difficult to make the switch to a different brand. What if they are not as good? Will it be money wasted?
I have used Pampers nappies ever since Mimi was born. I did briefly try Huggies (although you can no longer get these here) but I didn’t like them, I found them a bit tight and a bit rough to touch. So I stuck with what I knew. This time round with Harri I instinctively brought Pampers again. I did try some Boots nappies the other week as they were cheaper. However I found that they weren’t as a absorbent. Additionally to use them on a regular basis would mean a special trip to Boots.
So when I was given a couple of free packs from Sainsbury’s I was only too happy to try them. I have been pleasantly surprised by them and as a result of the free trial I will probably swap. I have found them to be much more absorbent than Pampers. Sometimes Pampers felt a bit damp to touch but I haven’t had any problems with Sainsbury’s Little Ones. I like the little elasticated section on the back of the nappy, and the sticky tags are nice and secure (I have pulled these off a couple of times with the Pampers which is very annoying). On the downside they don’t feel quite as soft as the Pampers and they don’t have the little strip which changes colour – but do we honestly need that anyway? The most important point is that they are considerably cheaper and in my opinion just as good.
Two packs of 56 Size 3 Little Ones are £10 – (8p per nappy)
Two Packs of 29 Pampers Size 3 New Baby are £10 – (17p per nappy)
That works out at a saving of 9p per nappy!!!! Having sat here and written this post and looked at the costings it makes no sense to stay with Pampers. We will be swapping. Now I am wondering if I will Sainsbury’s baby wipes a go too.