Huggies Ultimate Nappies: The Great Australian Nappy Review 2017

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Huggies Ultimate Nappies: The Sturdy Nappy

Disclosure: We were provided with the Huggies Ultimate Nappies to trial in exchange for our honest review. All opinions are our own. Each nappy brand has been trialled for four days to treat each brand consistently.

About Huggies Ultimate Nappies:

Sizes Available: Newborn (up to 5kg), Infant (4-8kg), Crawler (6-11kg), Toddler (10-15kg), Walker (13-18kg)

Design: Various Winnie the Pooh character designs

Cost (Woolworths): 58 pack//$33

Cost Per Nappy: 57 cents per nappy

Material: The printed outer cover is a soft non-woven material with a polyethylene inner cover.  This inner plastic film provides the waterproof lining. Non-toxic ink is used for the graphics on this inner plastic film. More information available on the Huggies Website.

Where to Buy: Woolworths, Coles, Pharmacies, Selected Retailers

Features: Huggies Breathe Dry Cover to help prevent nappy rash, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E added to the dry touch and gentle absorb layers, back waistband pocket to protect against runny bowel movements, wetness indicator, gender specific design for targeted absorbency.

Other Products: Huggies Ultra Dry Nappies, Huggies Ultimate Nappies, Huggies Ultra Dry Nappy-Pants, Huggies Ultimate Nappy-Pants, Huggies Little Swimmers, Huggies Pull Ups, Huggies Dry Nites, Huggies Disposable Mats, Huggies Wipes, and Huggies Gift Set.

Website and Social Media: WebsiteFacebook, Instagram 

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Review of the Huggies Ultimate Nappies:

For each of the nappies in this review, both Amanda and Fi trialled them with their sons (for their profiles and an idea of how the nappies sat with each child, read Amanda’s Profile HERE and Fi’s Profile HERE). We trialled the Toddler (10-15kg) nappies for this review.

How does it fit?

These fit on really well. Starfish is at the lower weight-range of the Toddler Nappy (10.8kg), so there is some room for him to move in these nappies, however he also has chubby legs which can be difficult to navigate with nappies (and sometimes leaves marks on his legs or groin). We did not have this issue with the Huggies Ultimate nappies, and they were great fitting for him.

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How long does it last?

As I mentioned in Starfish’s profile, he sleeps through the night so does not require a night-time change. We found that the Huggies Ultimate lasted through the night and for long stretches during the day – for example if we were out and about and a nappy change was difficult during the day (for wet nappies), I found we could

Is it good during the daytime and overnight?

Yes we found the Huggies Ultimate Nappies to be generally good for all day and night – we never change our nappies overnight now as our son sleeps through and we haven’t found a need to. Lately he has been having a few more poo explosions (generally in the mornings) and we had one explosion with the Huggies nappies, which I was surprised with, as we generally don’t have any issues with Huggies. However as this has been a general trend across most of the nappies as of late, I don’t think it is a reflection of the Huggies Nappies overall (prior to this incident, there were no leakages).

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What is the value like? Is it worth the cost?

As a well-known brand, there is a bit more of an expense knowing that they com from a good reputation. I think most mums are happy to spend a bit more on nappies that meet their child’s needs – they fit properly, and ultimately hold in all the wee and poo! Overall I have found the value of the Huggies nappies is worth the cost, although there were other nappies that met our needs at an equal or lesser cost.

Is it easy to put on and take off?

Yes we found the Huggies Ultimate Nappies were easy to put on with the tabs – they didn’t get overly stuck or fiddly. They were also relatively easy to get off (although with Starfish and his rolls sometimes every nappy is difficult to take off).

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Are they easy to dispose of?

Yes, we had no issues removing the tabs or putting the nappies in our disposal bags. The Huggies Ultimate Nappies keep their shape (not too thin or flimsy) making it easier to dispose of without worrying about added mess.

Summary of the Huggies Ultimate Nappies:

As most mums would expect, Huggies Ultimate are a good quality nappy that can be used for day and night-time nappy changes. Their best quality is their sturdy design, making it durable and easy to remove and dispose of without added mess.

Check out my other nappy reviews from the buttons below, or view Amanda’s Huggies Ultimate Nappy review HERE.

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About Fi Morrison

Fi is a mum to her beautiful, 1-year-old baby boy who she affectionately calls Starfish. She started Mumma Morrison as a way to document her life with her son, but also aims to create a supportive and encouraging community for new and prospective mums. She is returning to part-time teaching in July. Fi and her family live in Sydney.


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