If there's one thing Marianna is really good at, it's producing wet nappies. So I jumped at the chance to write a review for www.japanesenappies.co.uk. We were sent a pack of 44 Moony pull-ups to try out and it didn't take Marianna long to get through enough of them for a pretty thorough review!
I hadn't heard of Moony before, so I took to Google for a bit of background reading. Made by Unicharm, a company well known in many countries for its nappies and feminine hygiene products, Moony disposable diapers were first launched in 1981. They are all about comfort for the baby, and an easy life for the parent. For example they have a really user friendly wetness indicator; there are yellow lines which turn blue when the nappy is wet, meaning you don't have to play a guessing game.
This is the pack we were sent - Size L (9-14kg) - how cute is the packaging!?
The nappies themselves are so soft, inside and out! We've tried a fair variety of nappies - Pampers, Huggies, Mamia, Morrisons own brand, and more - but none of them come close. The inner lining, which Amazon tells me is made of specially designed microporous material, is super soft and ultra breathable, to prevent any dampness or the nappy getting overly warm. This softness, and the high quality materials which create it, are one of Moony's main selling points and I think it makes them a great choice for babies with sensitive skin. The flexible sides and high cut legs also mean they won't irritate or press into the baby's legs either - I've really noticed the difference with this, as since she's started crawling she usually has marks where the leg hole of the nappy rubs against her skin. With the Moony nappies that just hasn't been the case.
We were asked if we would like to try the pull-ups and, though we hadn't tried them before, I thought it would be interesting to see how Marianna got on with them. I had always considered them something you only use when you start potty training and, as Marianna has only just turned one, it was a new thing for us. But, actually, it's fairly common to use pull-ups pre-potty, especially for babies who don't like to keep still. They don't slip down like regular nappies tend to while they're on the move, and there's no risk of tape rub. Still, Marianna wasn't at all sure of this new arrangement at first, and was very vocal in her displeasure!
Like this, but naked.
She soon got used to the change though, and we could see the benefits of using pull-ups. Now Marianna can crawl, she doesn't like to wait for anything - yank and go nappies are a bit of a godsend. The absorbency was good too, and I've already talked about the wonderful softness. We were a bit perplexed initially as to how to get them off, not so much when they were wet but when they were, ahem, dirty. Then came a lightbulb moment: just rip down the side seams. Once that problem was solved, the nappies were pretty much faultless. Super soft, well absorbent, leak free, and decorated with a super kawaii Winnie the Pooh design. What more could we ask for?
Marianna testing out the nappies.
If you want to try out Moony for yourself, check out www.japanesenappies.co.uk. They sell Moony, Merries and Goon brand nappies, and have a full catalogue up of all the sizes and styles they stock. They are way more expensive than our usual brand at £22.50 for 44 (51p each) but if your baby has sensitive skin, or you're looking for a good nighttime nappy, I can really see the extra cost being worth it.