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Last updated: 21 June 2024


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We want disposable nappies to be comfortable for our babies and gentle on their skin, but most importantly we want them to be absorbent and avoid leakages.

Our lab test results will tell you which nappies:

  • quickly absorb liquid
  • leaked during our test
  • stay damp at the surface
  • have a strong velcro fastening to keep them secure. 

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

Note: Only products of each type (newborn, infant, crawler, toddler, walker or junior) can be directly compared with one another, so use our filter tool to sort by type.

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    This is the cost per nappy. We used the price of the largest pack size available to determine the cost per nappy. 

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    We test newborn (up to 5kg), infant (3-8kg), crawler (6-11kg), toddler (10-15kg), walker (13-18kg) and junior (16kg+) sized nappies. The weight ranges are general to each size. Only products within each type are directly comparable to one another. 

      Absorbency score

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      Using synthetic urine, gushes of the liquid are dosed into the centre of the nappy using a pump. For newborn nappies each gush is 30mL, for infant nappies it's 40mL, for crawler nappies it's 50mL, for toddler nappies it's 55mL, for walker nappies it's 60mL and for junior nappies it's 65mL. This simulates a child wearing the nappy overnight. We measure the amount of time it takes for the liquid to disappear. This is repeated three times with a five-minute gap between each gush. The total time taken for all four gushes to be absorbed is the absorption speed.

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      Wetness indicator

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      This is a line on the nappy that changes colour when the nappy is wet. It can be a useful indicator to parents/carers that the nappy is wet and might need changing.

        Shop Ethical rating

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        Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. The rating ranks from A (highest) to F (lowest); N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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          • Shop Ethical rating
          • Recommended
          • Price
          • Pack cost
          • Largest pack size available
          • CHOICE Expert Rating
          • Absorbency score
          • Leakage score
          • Rewet score
          • Velcro strength score
          • Leakage comment
          • Velcro strength comment
          • Weight range (kg)
          • Wetness indicator
          • PEFC, FSC or Sustainable Forest Initiative certified
          • Latex free
          • Suitable for sensitive skin
          • Dermatologically tested
          • Biodegradable
          • Country of origin


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