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List of brands we tested in this review.
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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, infant, crawler, toddler, walker and junior sized nappies. Only products within each type are directly comparable to one another.
This is a visual assessment where we check if any leaks come out the side of the nappy.
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Velcro strength score
We measure the force required to open the velcro tabs.
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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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Five minutes after the last gush from the absorption test, six pre-weighed dry filter papers are placed on the wet nappy and held down for 30 seconds. The filter paper is then removed and weighed. Ideally, the filter paper should remain relatively dry.
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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.
We check the pack for 'dermatologically tested' claims.
Suitable for sensitive skin
We check the pack for 'suitable for sensitive skin' claims.
Included in this review
- Shop Ethical rating
- Pack cost
- Largest pack size available
- Overall score
- 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
- Country of origin