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ASDA Little Angels First Pants Review

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  • 2020 Shortlisted Best Value Disposable Nappy or Nappy Range

At a glance:

Up to 12-hour dryness for protection day and night! With smooth zigzag sides for a soft, secure stretch and quick-release seams for fuss-free changing. Super-absorbent gel beads absorb up to 30 times their own weight and the pants feature super-soft leg cuffs that are gently elasticated to prevent leaks. No rashes or skin irritation.

How did this product make your life easier?

Rachel: As our baby has grown older she has become more and more wriggly when changing her. At times, getting her into a normal nappy can be a very difficult and stressful process. So, some time ago we made the switch to nappy pants. The convenience of being able to pull them up whilst she is stood up or crawling has made changing times a lot less stressful. We also find nappy pants are generally more secure when our little one has a loose bowel movement which can sometimes leak out of regular nappies if you haven’t got them on quite square.

Aimee: I think nappy pants as compared to standard nappies are fantastic when potty training toddlers or with difficult little ones who are always on the move. I do however think the Asda little angels pants are not as absorbent as other brands and also the elastic is not as strong, this could lead to leaks and the nappy pants hanging down low on the child.

Gwen: It doesn’t. I’m fairly sure that this product is designed with potty training in mind. To put this review into context, our daughter is only 18 months but tall for her age (comfortably the size of many toddlers who might be potty training and within the upper weight band for these nappy pants), but we are not potty training her yet. Unfortunately, this makes the feature of being able to pull up these nappies not particularly useful, which only leaves negative points in terms of my review. If we were potty training her then perhaps this would mitigate some of the negative points, but even then I think I would find traditional disposable nappies far easier.

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Rachel: In comparison to normal nappies, I find nappy pants are a little easier now we have an older baby (12 months) who likes to move around when being changed. My husband, who is less adept with regular nappies also prefers these as they are simpler to get on. They seem to suit parents’ patience levels just as much as they suit the baby's bottoms! They stay in place better whilst being worn even when my baby insists on crawling and climbing constantly. We haven’t had any leaks or need to change clothes which have been great and reassuring when out and about.

Aimee: The Asda Little Angels comfort and protect nappy pants seem to be the cheapest on the market. This is fantastic if you are looking for the cheapest brand, I feel this brand is comparative to the Aldi nappy pants which are about 1-1.5p more expensive per nappy. My favourite feature of these pants was that the word ‘ back’ was written on the back of the pants, of course most mums know the front from the back, but I feel this feature really helped the dads.

Gwen: If they specifically wanted pull-ups then I would have no problem recommending this product to them, as the quality seems good for the price, and they do the job fine. All of the caveats in my answer to the previous question really relates to the pullup design rather than the quality of the product. They fit well, seemed comfortable and did the job okay. I would, however, point out that if they went for this option, the capacity of the nappy is not particularly good and I wouldn’t recommend using them overnight. I would not recommend them if not potty training, as I see no other advantage to them over traditional disposables or cloth nappies.

Would you choose this product to win?

Rachel: I would probably not choose these particular nappy pants as the fit is a little loose around the waist. The waistband is not particularly stretchy or tight-fitting (our baby is on the seventy-fifth centile for weight) and leaves some concerns around the potential for leaking. From a value for money perspective, the pricing is very good and considerably cheaper than the branded alternatives and while the waistband is an issue, we have not had any accidents during our use of these nappy pants. We also do not have a local ASDA very close to us which means we would negate money savings travelling to purchase these.

Aimee: I would choose this product over the Aldi version as I believe these products are basically the same, however, Asda is cheaper, so why not go for the cheaper version. However, I prefer pants that have a very strong elastic that holds around the child really well.

Gwen: I’m afraid that I would not. I really do not see any advantage in this type of nappy pants. Having used several other brands of traditional disposables in addition to cloth nappies, I’m afraid that I prefer them all to this product. However, to be transparent, I have not tried any other pull-up nappies so I cannot really make a fair comparison there. I suspect that this product would be fairly high in this category as they seem good quality, but if there was another similar product with a better capacity I would choose those. This is a real issue, particularly at night.

What changes would you make to this product?

Rachel: The waistband is definitely an issue that I have previously mentioned and I think that this could be improved to make the fit feel more secure and less likely to leak. The other issue is that the pants do not have any kind of way of tying them off after removing them, so you end up having to use a nappy sack even for wet ones. Branded nappy pants have a sticky strip that can be used to wrap them into a small neat package once used. While this is not a major issue, it's definitely a drawback. I am guessing this is how costs are kept to a low level. Overall, this is a great alternative to the branded nappy pants and if you shop in ASDA regularly worth checking out.

Aimee: I would change the elastic to make it stronger so the pants are better fitting. I would also add the plastic sticker so that the nappy can be sealed after use rather than open. Everything else was fine as standard.

Gwen: It would without a doubt be to improve the capacity of the nappy. If there is one thing I don’t want my nappy to do, it’s a leak. I don’t think the capacity of these nappy pants is good enough. A second answer to this question would be to add some kind of fasteners to the nappy so that you could do them up after taking them off. Even a little bit of elastic that you could pull out of the waistband to hold them closed would be useful. I probably don’t have 100 useful words on this point, so here's a thought on the marketing. The pamphlet we received with the nappies mentioned that they are especially useful for a wriggly baby who it is difficult to put nappies on. I can attest that it is actually much harder to put these nappy pants onto a wriggly baby than normal traditional disposables.

While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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