Mother and Baby

Pampers Preemie Protection Nappies Review

Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2018 Gold Innovation of the Year Awards
Mother & Baby 2018 Gold Award Winner

At a glance:

An obvious winner for the Innovation of the Year award 2018, our judges were all in agreement that these Pampers Preemie Protection Nappies will change the lives of parents with premature babies. A worthy winner. 

What they say:

"Designed with NICU nurses with preemie baby developmental needs in mind, these are designed for babies <1800g. With a narrower core to help allow baby’s hips and legs to rest comfortably and develop properly, an all-over fastening that helps to minimise disruption and allow a customised fit around lines and leads. The Preemie Protection nappies have equal absorbency and graphic in front and back, helping to allow changing in any position."

Tested by mum Jade Trundley for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Why do you think this product is so different to anything else on the market?

I think this product is so different to anything I’ve seen on the market because you don’t see any other brand going that extra mile like Pampers have. Pampers have really gone above and beyond to help families in need by making nappies for premature babies

Why does it change your life with your baby?

I think being able to buy these Preemie nappies will change a lot of parents lives. Also, being able to put them on your baby and change their nappy in hospital must be an amazing feeling for a parent with a premature baby. It really is the little things that makes the biggest impact on other peoples’ lives. 

What excites you about this product?

I’m excited about these Preemie nappies being in hospitals and on the shelves for parents who need them. It makes me happy to see a brand going above and beyond for its customers.

What one thing would you change about this product?

The one thing I would personally change about these nappies is maybe adding a range design like the bigger pants have, but that is a personal choice. Other than that, there wouldn’t be anything I wouldn’t change about these. They are perfect! 

Tested by Erin Tucker for the Mother & Baby awards 2018:

Why do you think this product is so different to anything else on the market?

I've never seen nappies this small before! Most baby products are focused on full term healthy babies and this is the first thing I've seen aimed at premature babies. Even the smallest newborn baby clothes are not that small – my baby was 7lb 15oz and fit into tiny baby. I've never noticed any nappies in various shops smaller than size 1 and think it's brilliant that Pampers donate these to hospitals.

Why does it change your life with your baby?

When I saw just how tiny the nappies were it made both me and my husband cry. In that tiny nappy, we realised how lucky we were that our baby was born at a healthy weight and we never had to worry about finding a nappy that was small enough. We are both first time parents and I remember how worried we were in those early days when changing our newborn’s nappy, thinking we might hurt her. I couldn't imagine how scary it must be to change a premature baby’s nappy, especially as it can take two nurses up to 10 minutes to change one.

What excites you about this product?

The Preemie Protection nappy feels really soft and comfortable. I poured water in it and was surprised by how absorbent it was for such a tiny nappy! It soaked up really quick and didn't leak even when I squeezed it. All the nappies I've tried have a bit of a chemical smell to them, but these nappies don't which is a good as premature babies skin is more delicate. I also really like the longer fasteners on these nappies; although they are designed to easily go over wires, I think they would really help when changing the nappy and would come in handy on all nappies, as they tend to sometimes snap when babies start wriggling about.

What one thing would you change about this product?

On the size one and two nappies I've used there has been a wetness indicator to show when they've had a wee, but I didn't notice one on these. Even when I poured more water onto the nappy, I didn't notice anything change. Although I could tell that it was heavier and fuller as it's quite padded, it may be harder to tell when the baby has had a wee if they were lying in an incubator. I was told by the midwives in hospital to change my little girls’ nappy every time she had a wee and found the wetness indicator very helpful. I'm guessing that it would be even more important to ensure that a premature baby’s nappy is changed, so perhaps a wetness indicator would be helpful. 

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