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Review: Japanese Nappies

Reviewing Moony Nappies

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.

Moony nappies
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!

Marianna crying
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?

Moony nappies
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.






Comments

  1. Never heard of these nappies before! We love pull ups too even though we're not potty training - so much easier to change when you're baby just wants to stand up and not lie down!

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    1. They're really great - definitely makes our lives easier not battling to get them on too!

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  2. I never thought about using them before potty training, what a great idea! Glad she warmed to them :)

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    1. Yeah, once she got the idea of what was happening she was fine with them :)

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  3. Never heard of this nappy brand before but it's nice to know that there are other brands out there also good enough compared to the leading brand. Great Review! #binkylinky

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    1. Yeah, I wasn't sure what to expect from them but we were really impressed :)

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  4. Great review. I can't help but smile over the name ;)
    We had terrible trouble with Pampers nappies, and huggies wet wipes and I'd often forget which was which we had issues with and buy the wrong product! Baby brain! #LIML

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    1. Hehe, I know - so many jokes to be made about mooning in (out?) of moonies :)

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  5. super cute packaging! we've tried the pampers pull ups but its a little annoying when erin is wearing tights as most of the time when i change her, i just pull them down round her ankles instead of completely off.

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    1. Aw, I can imagine! Marianna is always trying to get one leg loose while I'm busy with the other...

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  6. I have never heard of these, they sound good but are pretty costly. We use cloth nappies normally but buy a pack of disposables for taking on holiday.

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    1. Yeah, I don't think we'd use them 24/7 because they are expensive. I had good intentions about cloth nappies but they didn't amount to actually using them!

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  7. Great review, but the cost! So expensive! Thanks for linking up to the #BinkyLinky

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    1. Yeah, I don't think I'd use them as my main brand x

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  8. They sound good, but a lot more expensive than the Aldi nappies we use! Bless her, Marianna really doesn't look impressed! Xx

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  9. I have never heard of these before but they sound good. Bless her sad face she wasn't impressed. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round of #sharewithme

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    1. They were fab but she didn't like having her nappy change routine messed with at all!

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  10. oh these look great! im alwasy on the look out for something new and these look fantastic - i like the fact you say they are so soft! Great review - im off to check them out! Suz x beauisblue.com

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    1. They really are, way softer than any of the others we've tried!

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  11. Aww the packaging is adorable why are japanese things always ultra cute even nappies!
    Thanks for linking up with #LIML

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    1. I know - if you can make nappies look like something you really want to buy, you can make anything look cute!

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  12. Oooo they look fab. I will def have a look out for them. I love Japanese things they have such cute packaging. Thanks so much for the link up #MaternityMondays

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    1. They really do - everything just looks so much more exciting!

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  13. Good day!
    Thank you for great review. We are happy that you and Marianna loved them.
    If someone also want to try Moony nappies, we'll be happy to send you samples.
    Feel free to contact us
    connect@japanesenappies.co.uk

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