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Pampers vs supermarket brands – which is the best baby nappy?

Discover the Which? Best Buy that works out at just 7p per nappy

Baby having nappy changed

Pampers is arguably one of the most well-known nappy brands, but do Pampers nappies equal smiling babies with dry bottoms? We pitted supermarket and chemist own-brand nappies against Pampers to see which ones came out tops for your baby’s bottom.

Only two were good enough to be named Which? Best Buy nappies.

We tested size 4 nappies (around 9-14kg) from top brands including Pampers, Aldi Mamia and Morrisons. Our nappies reviews include tests for absorbency, leaks and how much wetness the nappies let back through. Nappies were also scored for comfort, fit, ease of use and value for money.

No signs of leaking

Our top-scoring nappy was head and shoulders above the rest, with an excellent 89% score, while the next best nappy scored a superb 82%.

But our tests also proved that not all nappies out there do a great job. Bottom of our test for bottoms scored a measly 56% and a large amount of wetness escaped outside.

Both Best Buy nappies had excellent absorption rates – that’s how quickly they soaked up gushes of (synthetic) urine in our tests and how much they soaked up.

Both showed no signs of leaking, and were excellent at keeping moisture in the core of the nappy and away from sensitive babies’ bottoms.

Cheap Best Buy nappy

Babies can be expensive, and buying nappies is just one of the costs which can really add up. But our latest tests show you don’t have to spend a lot to get a great nappy.

One of our Best Buys works out at just 7p per nappy.

Want to buy your Pampers for less? Read our investigation into Pampers nappies: where’s best to buy them cheap.

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Baby nappy reviews

Here’s the full list of size 4 nappies we’ve just tested:

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