Like most first time parents I was very naive and knew nothing about a lot of things when it came to babies. OK I knew nothing about EVERYTHING!
I knew I would have to learn how to change a nappy. Pretty damn quickly too as it happened. I knew the first poos were called meconium, but nothing prepared me for the tar like consistency that just seemed to spread around those tiny little butt cheeks. The more I wiped, the more it smeared!
What I also didn’t know was how much there was to consider when purchasing nappies. When I was pregnant
and stupid we bought some cloth nappies. Then I had the baby and reality smacked me in the face at the precise same time as the shit hit the fan, so to speak! And so we purchased our first pack of disposable nappies. (If you do use cloth nappies, I seriously admire your commitment, and wonder if your washing machine is on 24 hours a day?)
But when it comes to buying disposable nappies I had entered a whole new world. I had to consider the fit, how long they would keep the baby dry, would they be easy to put on a mobile baby who attempts contortion acts whilst changing his nappy? How much were they going to cost me? How many hands I would actually need to get the job done!
We used Pampers, they were the leading brand, nothing but the best for my precious little poo machine. However, they leaked. All the time. I constantly had teeny tiny clothes in soak. Poonami’s were a twice daily occurrence. At least. I actually goggled ‘how to put nappies on’ in case I was doing it wrong. Then I googled ‘Is it normal for babies to produce this much poo?’ – I told you, I was a new mum, I knew nothing!
Then came the poonami that scarred me for life. Poo was everywhere. My clothes. The baby’s clothes. The Bouncy Chair. The Carpet. The baby cried. I cried. I called my Mum. It was awful. However I finally had a revelation. Try a different brand! Now I’m not saying Pampers are rubbish, they just didn’t suit my baby. I switched to Huggies and all became right with the world of poo. Until. Huggies stopped selling nappies in the UK and I had a major panic. If you don’t use Huggies or Pampers what do you use?
Fast forward a few years and add another baby to the mix and we’ve used them all! And for those nappy snobs among you, I confess, shock horror, I have used Supermarket own brand nappies.
But allow me to introduce you to an alternative – Kleenbots nappies.
Kleenbots is a family run business based in Wales. They are the proud owners of three small people, including twins (I can only imagine double the number of bum changes!) They wanted to offer a different alternative for parents. Providing convenience without compromising on quality.
Kleenbots provide a months supply of nappies in a box delivered direct to your door. Which saves you lugging the things home from the supermarket. Or running out of room in your trolley for other essential items such as chocolate or wine, or you know, the baby.
Not only that, but they are the softest nappy I have ever felt and ultra thin too. The lovely people at Kleenbots sent me some to try and I love them. Great fit. Easy to put on a wriggling baby. No leaks. No signs of nappy rash. Happy baby. Happy Mummy. Happy days.
The nappies come in small, medium, large and extra-large. They have an elasticated waistband, super absorbent core, a wetness indicator and re-fastenable tape.
You order your box and it gets delivered straight to your door. Just order more when you need them!
I did a price comparison on the large size. Kleenbots send you 8 packs of 30 nappies in a box (240 total) for £35.60. That works out at 14p per nappy. Pampers in the supermarket work out at 16p per nappy for a pack of 62. Sainsburys Little Ones are 8p per nappy for a pack of 84.
Kleenbots are priced just below the leading nappy brand and in my opinion offer superior quality and comfort. If you already use the premium brands I highly recommend trying Kleenbots. You can even order trial packs of three nappies for FREE!* What have you got to lose?
In addition to that Kleenbots are running an offer of 10% off all boxes until the end of June if you use the code KL10 at the checkout.
You can visit the Kleenbots website and order your free trial pack here. Follow Kleenbots on Facebook and Twitter for all their latest offers.
I received compensation to write this review but all opinions expressed are my own.