So I jumped at the chance to work with BritMums on the Pampers Baby Dry Challenge. Sad? Maybe, but I squealed when the box arrived with my testing kit!
The challenge itself is pretty straight forward. Using a baby bottle, you pour 150ml of water evenly over an open nappy, replicating your baby's pee. Then you give is a good shake about 5 times, open the nappy up and
Then, as your mind is no doubt boggling at where exactly that much water went, you can use a pair of scissors to cut the nappy open to view the three clever channels that soak up all the liquid and stop it giving your poor little bubba a sore bottom.
Just like on TV! Except I didn't dye the water, I only had pink or green food colouring and I couldn't see either working out very well...
In the interests of fairness, I also tried exactly the same tests on two different supermarkets own brands. I did expect Pampers to come out on top, and they did but it was a close thing in dry-ness comparison between them and one of the others. However, the supermarket own brand that stayed dry has the worse sticky tabs on the side - they're always coming undone whereas Pampers stay put!
I know Pampers are usually more expensive than supermarket own brands, working to a budget, I'm not a loyal nappy brand follower - I'll go for whatever deal is best at the time. But taking this challenge has made me think more about whether it's worth spending that tiny bit extra to get a decent dry nappy.
*I was sent a testing kit and pack of Pampers Baby Dry nappies for the purpose of taking this challenge. All thoughts and opinions are my own*