WE CAN all agree newborns are amazing, but their first few months are mostly spent sleeping, feeding and destroying their newborn nappies.
You can expect your newborn to have 10-12 nappy changes a day (that’s over 300 a month!) – so you need nappies that won’t irritate your newborn’s skin, are super-absorbent and work with your budget.
We’ve chosen the best based on our own preferences and other parents’ favourites.
The best newborn nappies we’ve rounded up are both disposable and reusable, with reusable nappy brands like Bambino Mio becoming popular as a waste-free alternative that can also save parents cash in the long run.
Newborn nappies can cost families £400+ a year, but you can cut costs by buying award-winning supermarket-brand nappies from Aldi Mamia and Lidl Lupilu, which are popular with parents who report they deliver the goods as well as a premium brand like Pampers.
The real test of the newborn nappy is whether it can get your little one through the night without any leakage.
One thing to note? If your baby is frequently leaking through their nappy, it might not be a sign of a poor-quality nappy – it could just mean that your baby needs to go up a size.
You might want to put your newborn in the next size up before they’ve reached the maximum weight limit on the nappy pack and before any leaks and red marks start to appear.
1. Best lightweight newborn nappies
- Lupilu Size 1 Newborn Nappies, £0.79p for 24 at Lidl – buy here
Parents are impressed at how these budget supermarket nappies are lightweight and heavily absorbent without being bulky.
These award-winning nappies even come with a clever colour indicator to let you know when the nappy needs to be changed.
2. Best reusable newborn nappy
- Miosolo all-in-one reusable nappy, £11.99 at Amazon – buy here
This reusable cloth nappy with Velcro fastenings has the ease of a disposable nappy with the eco-friendliness and cost-saving appeal of a reusable.
These tick every box for parents: they look lovely (they come in a range of colours and prints), they wash easily, are gentle on baby’s skin and – crucially – they don’t leak.
3. Best disposable eco newborn nappies
- Naty by Nature Babycare Eco Nappies, £16.69 for 52 nappies at Amazon – buy here
For parents looking for a greener, gentler nappy – without taking the plunge into reusable newborn nappy territory – Naty’s newborn nappies are a popular choice.
They’re made with natural and renewable materials, are free from toxins, breathable and suitable for kids who are prone to allergies.
4. Best newborn nappies for runny poos
- Boots Baby Newborn Nappies Size 1, £2.50 for 24 – buy here
Parents love that these Boots nappies don’t leak – and that they’re very effective at containing runny newborn breastmilk poos.
Chlorine-free, parents also like that they’re good value for money.
5. Best all rounder newborn nappies
- Pampers New Baby Nappies Size 1 Jumbo Pack, £23.89 for 144 at Amazon – buy here
More expensive than the supermarket brands, Pampers is still old reliable when it comes to newborn nappies.
These are particularly absorbent and comfortable for babies, with a wetness indicator, dip at the waistband (to make space for a newborn’s cord stump) and a snug fit.
6. Best small size reusable newborn nappies
- Nappy TeenyFit STAR Rumble, £11.99 at Totsbots – buy here
Made with a super-absorbent bamboo core, these teeny-fit nappies are designed for newborns from 5-12 lbs and come in a variety of gorgeous prints.
These are ultra-gentle on baby’s body, with a waterproof exterior, stitch-free seams and a slim fit.
7. Best supermarket newborn nappy
- Aldi Mamia Newborn size 1 nappies, £0.85p for 24 at Aldi – buy here
These budget newborn nappies are the winners for a snug fit, cord cut-out area for new babies and excellent absorbency.
Parents describe them as “brilliant” and say they’re the “best disposable nappies out there.”
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