One of our biggest expenses is nappies. We’ve always used the same brand as they are reliable and work for us. However, I recently saw a discussion on twitter that suggested quite a lot of people were using supermarket own brand nappies. Cheap nappies? Yes please!
The other day I was out with a friend and asked her if she’d ever tried a supermarket brand. She hadn’t so we bought some and split the pack of 20 – a mere 75p each! We opened the pack (feeling like a naughty school child opening a pack of sweets!) and the first thing I noticed was that the nappies felt quilt bulky and the plastic was very cheap but we both decided to give them a go.
My husband was horrified that I even wanted to try them but over a couple of days I did and they were ok. They weren’t brilliant but as long as you kept an eye on them, and changed Edward promptly, they were fine. They didn’t seem as absorbent as our usual nappy but we only had one major leakage due to wee which was completely my own fault. I wasn’t brave enough to try them overnight but I would definitely use them again. Plus Edward didn’t seem to notice anything different!
What do you think about own brand nappies? Is it worth saving money or would you rather have 100% peace of mind with the more expensive brands?