Pampers Active Fit: The Great Australian Nappy Review 2017

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Pampers Active Fit Nappies – Best Thin Nappy

Disclosure: We were provided with the Pampers Active Fit 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 Pampers Active Fit Nappies:

Sizes Available: Size 3- Active Fit Midi (5-9kg), Size 3+ Active Fit Midi Plus (5-10kg), Size 4- Active Fit Maxi (7-18kg), Size 4+ Active Fit Maxi Plus (9-20kg), Size 5- Active Fit Junior (11-25kg), Size 5+ Active Fit Junior Plus (13-27kg), Size 6 Active Fit Extra Large (15+ kg)

Design: Pastel colours and patterns with a cat on the front and giraffes on the back (predominantely blue/green colours)

Cost for Active Fit: 64 pack = $39.95 (.62/nappy)

Cost Per Nappy: 62 cents per nappy

Material: Information Available on their Website.

Where to Buy: On their website HERE

Buy a Sample:

Features: Their driest ever nappy and 20% thinner, Colourful Cartoon Characters, Revolutionary Dry Max core – unbeatable dryness for non-stop play, Offers up to 12 hours of dryness,  3-way fit (perfectly adapts to the waist, legs, and bottom, giving babies our best fit), size indicator.

Other Products: Nappies, Wipes, Change Mats, Bed Mats, Pull Up Pants, Underjams, Gift Vouchers, and sample packs

Website and Social Media: Website, Facebook 

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Review of the Pampers Active Fit Nappies:

Note: 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 used the Pampers Active Fit Size 4 for this review.

How does it fit?

As a thin nappy, the Pampers Active Fit easily contoured to Starfish’s body (especially his large legs) and fit comfortably around his thighs. Being thin however, particularly at the top of the nappy, the back of the nappy tended to be loose around the back at times which isn’t ideal if you have a heavy soiler.

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How long does it last?

As a thin nappy, the Active Fit was surprisingly not too bad overnight and could endure a lot of heavy wetting. We did experience a couple of blow outs with large quantities of poo however, so if you have a baby who is a heavy soiler this may not be ideal.

Is it good during the daytime and overnight?

For our boy, we were able to use it most days and overnight. We had one leakage with a large amount of poo, however this isn’t common for us. 

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

If you’re after a thin nappy that will fit compactly in your nappy bag and is easy to put on and take off in a pinch, then this could be a good choice for you. It is on the higher end of the cost spectrum (not the most expensive however), and there are other thinner nappies (even in the Pampers range) which suited us better.

Is it easy to put on and take off?

Being a thinner nappy, I had the tabs pull off completely once when I was trying to pull it out from under Starfish. However, the thin structure of the nappy made it easier to maneuver overall around Starfish and his wriggling.

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Are they easy to dispose of?

We have found that thinner nappies are a bit harder to close and contain the pooey messes as the material is more likely to flap around (as is the poo!) The Pampers Active Fit Nappies weren’t the worst for this, but we occasionalyl found it difficult to get into our disposable bags to throw away. 

Summary of the Pampers Active Fit Nappies:

If you are wanting a simple, easy to carry and use nappy, the Pampers Active Fit is a great choice. It is on the higher end of the cost range, however it does offer practicality and simplicity for both mum and bub. Starfish had no problems with skin irritation, and didn’t squirm as much when we had to put them on (which is always a plus!).

Check out my other nappy reviews from the buttons below, or view Amanda’s Pampers Active Fit 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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