Lidl launches thin eco nappyNew nappy will be ‘so thin it’s like underwear’

04 October 2013


Lidl is launching a new nappy called Drylock, which will be just 3mm thick and, according to Lidl, will contain fewer chemicals than other brands.

The Drylock disposable nappies, which will be sold as part of Lidl’s Toujours range, will be 5mm thinner than the average nappy, potentially making them more comfortable for babies.

Priced at £3.99 (with 38 nappies in a Midi pack, 35 in a Maxi and 31 in a Junior) or £2.99 for 42 Mini nappies, the Drylock nappies are cheaper than many others on the market.

Our researcher has just tried out the Drylock nappy with her son. Find out what she thought by taking a look at our hand-on review of the Lidl Drylock disposable nappy.

Depending on the brand you buy, a year’s worth of nappies could cost anything from £204 to £409, so it's worth making sure you’re not spending more than you need to. Which? research has found that higher prices don’t always mean a better quality nappy. 

Best disposable nappies

With the average baby going through between six and 12 nappies per day (that’s up to 372 every month), it’s important that you make the right choice when it comes to which disposable nappy brand to go for.

We surveyed 1,448 UK parents about the brand of nappies they use, asking them to rate their nappies for ease of use, value for money, comfort, absorbency and fit. There were vast differences between the best and worst nappies, with average scores ranging from 44% to 73%.

Log in or take out a £1 trial subscription to find out which are the best disposable nappy brands, including other eco-friendly brands like Nature Babycare.

Eco-friendly nappies

Lidl claims the Toujours Drylock nappies are environmentally friendly in two ways. Firstly, making the nappies thinner means a lot of the fluff and glue that goes into normal nappies is stripped out, so they apparently contain fewer chemicals while not losing absorbency.

Secondly, the nappies’ thinness also means that Lidl will be able to pack 30% more nappies onto each delivery lorry, reducing the overall carbon footprint.

Another option if you’re concerned about chemicals in nappies as well as their environmental impact is to try reusable nappies. These can help cut costs as well as saving around 4,000 nappies going to landfill.

However, reusable nappies aren’t for everyone. If you’re wondering about the pros and cons of eco nappies compared to conventional nappies, check out our guide to reusable vs disposable nappies. 

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