Kit & Kin hypoallergenic eco nappies Review

from Kit & Kin
RRP £8
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by Catriona Watson |

Kit & Kin hypoallergenic eco nappies at a glance:

Kit & Kin's hypoallergenic eco nappies feature adorable animal designs and are approved by dermatologists. Containing no harsh chemicals, they use gentle, super-soft materials to be kind on delicate skin. The flash dry layer instantly absorbs and locks away wetness while the patented channel technology evenly distributes liquid around the nappy, which means no sagging and up to 12-hour leak protection, keeping your baby’s bottom comfortable at all times.

The nappy is made from sustainable, plant-based materials to help conserve our planet's natural resources and protect the future of your baby's world. Every nappy gives back through the Kit & Kin Foundation, helping to protect acres of precious rainforest and support the communities living in these areas with educational scholarships and healthcare clinics.

We spoke to these real parent testers to get their review...

How did this product make your life easier?

Holly: The nappies were more compact than Pampers and Fred & Flo which we have tried previously, meaning I could fit a couple more into my son's day bag which is always handy.
The material of the nappies was quite thin, with just a plain white front. This made it easy to see when there was a lot of wee in the nappy - the nappy would stain slightly yellow working in the same fashion as an indicator line I suppose! (Although a bit unsightly). The wings were nice and stretchy, so the nappies were easy to put on and not such a battle with my little wiggler. The material felt very soft and so was kind on his skin too. With some other nappy brands we were having to use a barrier cream on each change, but with these, we used it every few changes.

Annabel: These nappies certainly kept my baby dry (no leaks!) and she seemed to be comfortable in them even when wet. However, I was really disappointed to find that there is no wetness indicator, one of the most useful things I have found since becoming a mum!

Annis: I very much like the eco-friendly element of this product.  The nappies felt a bit stiff, but this did not seem to bother my child so clearly were not uncomfortable.

Joanna: This nappy makes my life easier as a mum because they are well-made nappies that did what I expected of them; they were easy to put on and to take off and by baby liked them too. They were quite thin but they absorbed a lot of liquid which I liked as I did not have to worry about the nappies leaking. They felt like they were very good quality.

Would you recommend this to other parents?

Holly: For daytime use, most definitely. The cute designs are fun, the nappy doesn't sag, they are soft and kind on the skin and easy to get on and off. On the downside, we did find that a couple of times the nappies wouldn't last the night and my son woke up wet which wasn't ideal, especially as he wasn't leaking at all in the Sainsbury's nappies we were using previously. If we were to continue to use these nappies, it would be for daytime use only.

Lauren: I would recommend this nappy to a friend if they were looking for an eco-friendly disposable nappy. We found it easy to use, we liked the cute designs, it seemed to be comfortable and did not cause any irritation. I liked how the nappy seemed to come up higher at the back to prevent leakages.

Linsey: I was really looking forward to sampling the Kit and Kin nappies due to their eco status. I had suspected they may be a little less absorbent due to the eco-friendly materials used but this wasn’t the case at all. They were effective in their purpose as well as being environmentally more friendly than competitors and this is a huge bonus for me. I would like to have the time and patience for reusable nappies but realistically I’m short on both, however seeing the number of disposable nappies we go through in a week with two little ones does weigh on my conscience about the environmental implications. Kit and Kin nappies tick both the environmentally conscious box as well as the convenience box so they’ve really been a win-win.

Would you choose this product above all others on the market? 

Holly: I liked the ethics of the product; using plant-derived materials, sustainable packaging and helping to protect the future of our baby's world. I also liked that they were more compact and felt much softer than some other nappy brands. But due to the nighttime leaking, I don't think I would choose the product above all others on the market.

Annis: These nappies are not an easily affordable option.  Buying these nappies would very much be a lifestyle decision and they are therefore not accessible to everyone.  I really like them and the eco-friendly element to them... and the design is the best I've ever seen on any nappy brand.  But I couldn't justify buying them full time given the cost.

Isabel: I’d been recommended these by a friend before I was even sent to test them but I’d been put off by the high price point, so I was excited to test them and see if they really are any better in terms of usability than other nappies on the market. While they’re nice and did the job, I couldn’t see much difference between these and cheaper nappies available. I think if you have the budget to stretch to these, then they’re supposedly better for the environment, so it’s a good choice, but if you’re tight for cash, there’s no performance benefit on these compared to other cheaper nappies.

What changes would you make to this product?

Holly: Better anti-leak protection. The packaging claims up to 12 hours, but I don't think they are suitable for more than 6-8 hours.

Jasmin: One thing that could improve this nappy is the amount of wee it holds. This is my major flaw with this nappy, it needs changing every couple of hours rather than other nappies which can be on five hours no problem, no leaks. I certainly wouldn’t use this nappy overnight as there is no way it wouldn’t leak. If the nappy was more absorbent it would be a good option as an eco-friendly choice.

Joanna: I would like it if this nappy had a colour indicator that shows whether the nappy is still dry or not. Lots of other nappies have this and it is very helpful. It does not need to be large or wide or even that bright but it is a useful indicator to quickly notice if the nappy is still dry and does not need changing

Linsey: The price tag. I can completely understand that more expensive raw materials go into the manufacturing of an eco-friendly, hypoallergenic nappy, so a higher price point is inevitable, however, £8 per pack makes them almost prohibitively expensive for my family. It’s certainly not an area we want to scrimp on, but I can only justify the switch for my son due to his skin condition, and wouldn’t otherwise be able to find good enough reason to spend this amount more per pack.

Product Information

Available in nappy sizes 1-6.
Approved by dermatologists.
Made with sustainable, plant-derived materials.