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7 best newborn nappies to keep your bub dry

There’s lots of uncertainty around having a baby. One thing we can guarantee is that you’re going to need newborn nappies – and lots of them. 

When choosing a nappy for your baby, there are few things parents need to consider, like size, price and comfort. But it won’t be long before you settle on a favourite brand. 

The Tell Me Baby community has rated the newborn nappies they’ve tried and shared their opinions on what has, or hasn’t, worked for them.

Based on their newborn nappy reviews, we’ve put together a list of the top newborn nappies our community loves. You can also take a look at our newborn nappy comparisons to find out the most rated products.

1. BabyLove Premmie Nappies

TMB 2020 Awards - Highest Rated Nappy - BabyLove Premmie Nappies

Designed to be worn by babies weighing between 1.5kg to 3kg, BabyLove Premmie Nappies aren’t just for preemie babies. TMB parents said these nappies were perfect for their tiny babies too. One mum wrote in her review that “absorbency is excellent and bub seems very comfortable in them.” Importantly, reviewers said they contain poo explosions. 

Read BabyLove reviews

2. Mater Nappies

Made with ultra-soft breathable materials, Mater Nappies are designed to keep babies dry overnight by drawing moisture away from skin. The handy wetness indicator turns blue when the needs changing. One parent said the breathable waist band helped clear up eczema around her son’s belly button caused by another nappy brand. ” Instantly his red tummy eased up and he was scratching a lot less,” she wrote. “I am completely converted to these nappies and buy in bulk.”

Read Mater Mothers’ Hospital reviews.

3. Luvme Pandas Bamboo ECO Disposable Nappies

Luvme Pandas Bamboo ECO Disposable Nappies

Made from bamboo cloth-like fabric, Luvme Pandas Bamboo ECO Disposable Nappies are biodegradable, making them a good alternative for when cloth nappies aren’t available. One mum said in her review that she uses them “on the days when my Modern Cloth Nappies are in the wash/ drying.”

Read Luvme reviews.

4. Huggies Ultimate Newborn Nappies

Nursery room floor with Huggies Ultimate Newborn Nappies

Huggies Ultimate Newborn Nappies are absorbent and provide up to 12 hours leak protection. Many parents in the TMB community recommend and use these nappies. The wetness indicator is a popular feature, taking the guesswork out of nappy changes – which is especially handy in the early days

Read Huggies reviews

5. Mamia Unisex Nappies

mamia nappies

Another option to consider is Mamia Unisex Nappies. They provide up to 12 hours leakage protection and can be used on babies with sensitive skin. Parents say these nappies are excellent value for money. One reviewer said: “These are our go to day time nappies. They hold both pee and poo without leakage. They are the most cost effective nappies we have found and the fit is suitable from newborn to toddlers.”

Read Mamia reviews

6. Naty Eco Nappies – Size 1 Newborn 26pcs

Better for the environment and free from chemicals, Naty Eco Nappies are compostable with a corn-based film that is watertight but also breathes naturally. One reviewer wrote: “I love that there are brands such as Naty putting out nappies which are eco friendly and free of harsh chemicals.”

Read Naty reviews

7. Luvme Bamboo ECO Reusable Cloth Nappies

Luvme Bamboo ECO Reusable Cloth Nappies

Another popular option from Luvme is their Bamboo ECO Reusable Cloth Nappies. Each nappy comes with a bamboo micro fleece insert for great absorption. Parents said this is a great nappy to start your reusable nappy journey with. One mum wrote: “Affordable price, beautiful soft bamboo fabric, super absorbent and easy to clean.”

Read Luvme reviews

Don’t forget you can shop nappies and disposals in the Tell Me Baby shop.

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