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Kit & Kin Eco Nappies Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2019 Shortlisted Best Performance Disposable Nappy or Nappy Range

At a glance:

Kit & Kin Eco Nappies are the sustainable nappy with premium performance. Made with naturally derived plant-based materials and featuring a part-natural high-tech absorbent core, Kit & Kin nappies contain significantly fewer chemicals than standard nappies and help protect your baby's delicate skin and safeguard it from sensitive skin problems like eczema and nappy rash.

What they say: 

"Our super absorbent core contains chlorine-free fluff pulp harvested from sustainably managed forests and our front panels, tapes, anti-leak barriers and packaging are all made from an oxo-biodegradable material."

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Jenna: I would recommend this product for several reasons including the absorbency and the eco-friendly aspect. The nappies were not very soft or mouldable around my son's legs. They were almost a little stiff but I loved the design of the little fox on his bottom.

Keri: Yes, I really love the product. We product tested a packet of 40 nappies and had a mixture of wet and dirty nappies. We only had two incidents where there was some leakage. Compared to other nappies this was really good.

Claire: This is a fabulous product for those who are very conscious of their impact on the environment and a lot of parents would be prepared to pay the high price tag for the peace of mind that this product gives. I love the design on the back of the nappy.

How did this product make your life easier?

Nikki: As a mum of twins I get through a lot of nappies. This product fits well and looked adorable. They are by far the cutest nappy we have ever used. As we use so many nappies, it is important to me that they are as friendly to the environment as possible so the fact that these are made from sustainable products makes them an obvious choice. One of my boys suffers from dry skin, so the moisturising properties of these nappies was great and his bottom was never left red or wet when changing him.

Rebecca: These nappies are an eco-friendly alternative to other leading brands. The nappy itself is thinner in design which makes you think that they will be less absorbent but I found that whilst they didn’t outperform other brands, they certainly didn't fall behind in performance. We did experience some instances where the inevitable happened but those generally happened after a long night. I have found this has happened with all nappies so wouldn't judge this brand too harshly on that element alone.

Samantha: The product as an eco-friendly nappy is great especially for those who are concerned about the environment but don’t want to use reusable nappies. I thought the pattern was great as it made putting it on the right way round quick and easy. The nappy did do its required job well and we only had two leakages. It lasted just as well overnight and during the day as other brands.

Would you choose this product to win?

Rebecca: I would choose these nappies again. They fit well, they didn’t leak and the design is very cute. Using nappies that are better for the environment also gives me a little peace of mind particularly as we are not in a position to be able to use the cloth nappies.

Amy: I would choose these nappies above all others because of the quality. If you are struggling to find a nappy that doesn’t leak you need to try these. As soon as you get them out of the packet you can notice the difference in quality. They are so nice to put on and look comfortable for my baby. The designs are adorable. I definitely think they should win. The only thing I think may hold them back from winning is the price as they are quite a bit more than others on the market but if you want that higher quality you will find it in these.

Amy: I wouldn’t choose these nappies above others on the market based on the fact that they aren’t very soft and had a slightly scratchy feel to them. They also don’t have a line to indicate when they are wet which I like about other brands.

What changes would you make to this product?

Jenna: I’d prefer if they were a little softer as they are a little stiff and heavier than standard nappies.

Keri: One negative we found was that there was no external indicator for if the nappy was wet. My little girl is in size 2 nappies and other brands have this feature. There were a few times when we weren’t too sure so we changed the nappy anyway which may have been a waste. If this was introduced the nappy would have scored higher. It would have made nappy changes easier as you can quickly check rather than totally stripping my daughter off to check.

Claire: I like the fact that it contains “fewer chemicals” than other nappies although I feel this message could be better communicated. What have the chemicals been replaced with and is this as effective? Which chemicals have been removed and why? I hate using products full of chemicals but sometimes it is hard to avoid. Knowing which types of chemicals to avoid would be a helpful message to get across.

Catriona originally joined the team as an Editorial Assistant to work on the 2019 M&B Awards. As a Digital Writer, she has written and updated hundreds of articles on the site from medical explainers to celebs news and shopping galleries.

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