I have a love hate relationship with nappies. They are essential in my life, having two small babies we get through the things like they are going out of fashion. I love the ease of a disposable nappy but also eagerly await the day I change the last pooy bum (DISCLAIMER – I am not wishing my children’s lives away, it is just something I doubt I’ll miss). Anyway we have tried them all in search of a dry, comfy, peachy bum for the babies…or so I thought. That was until I was contacted on behalf of Moonys, who produce nappies for the Japenese market and asked if I would like to review them. I did umm and aaah over this but decided that ultimately my blog is largely based around my life with the two little cherubs and a large part of that day to day life, is changing nappies, buying the nappies, emptying the bin daily which stinks of nappies. I fear that actually a large portion of my day somehow involves a nappy, sad times ey. My point is however this product is really rather relevant to my life at the moment (DISCLAIMER – Cold Sauvigan Blanc is also really rather relevant to my life, see my Twitter/Instagram and should anyone require a product review for the same I will happily oblige). Anyway I agreed to review said nappies.
I think I might be lying if I said I had high hopes – I am not to sure why Japan is a very sophisticated, modern and wealthy country, I mean have you seen the technology? It is also home to the toilet come bum wash, which are commonplace public toilets (seriously).
Needless to say these are a far cry from our public toilets. My point being, this is clearly a country that takes comfort and hygiene of the nether regions rather seriously. So it would stand to reason the same should apply to their little angels no?
Well folks I am delighted to say that the manufacturers of Moony’s do indeed put as much love and attention into the little ones behinds as the those who developed the public toilet bidet contraption. Said nappies are soft (very soft), comfortable (by my best guess anyway, they didn’t fit me), flexible, thin and importantly, absorbent, basically all the things you look for in a nappy. We did not experience any leakages, or nasty stained vests during our trial period of 84 nappies. In addition to this checklist they have a smart pull tab, that doesn’t all stick to the nappy but leaves a bit of the tab to actually pull – genius, it’s the little things and all that.
Now we normally get our nappies from a well known ‘low cost’ supermarket and I am sure as hell not about to start knocking them, I mean under £6 for 84 nappies! But there was a notable difference, they were softer, less rigid and didn’t sag between your little ones legs when they started to get full. Now my little boy isn’t walking yet but I have noticed said saggy nappy situ on my little girl and it looks like a right pain trying to walk with a saggy crotch, so a nappy that avoids this is very welcome. They are also hypo-allergenic so great for those who have a sensitive botty. The sudocreme application has actual slowed up a little since using these. They also have a wetness indicator, oh and Winnie the Pooh on them, which I know doesn’t contribute toward their functionality but I liked it and worth a mention nonetheless.
All in all I would without doubt recommend these nappies. I have actually been spreading the word amongst my mummy friends. I would go as far as to say that they rival to biggest brands here in the UK. BUT and, I am sorry to have to say it, the one thing that I cannot praise is the price. The nappies are currently only available online and a pack of 84 (for weights 4-8kg) will set you back some £22.50. I know we’re not breaking the bank here but when you have more than one bum to cover it would add up. As much as nappies can be ‘worth it’ these really are and there is definitely merit in the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ but, regrettably, I can see how the price could be a stumbling block.
However if you cant put a price on your little loves comfy bum then I couldn’t recommend these more. You can find these nappies using the below links. They come in a variety of sizes from newborn to 14kg. The company also produce Merries (designed for girls) and G.OON nappies, the latter of which are suitable for children up to 20kg
So what do you think? Have you tried see nappies? Would you? Would the price put you off? If love to hear from you.