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As you may know from seeing other reviews of mine, hubby and I are on a continuing mission to find good, effective nappy liners to use with the "real" (as opposed to imaginary, har har) nappies our 19 month-old son wears. At this rate, I suspect we'll have potty trained him before we find the right ones... Here’s hoping that others will be able to benefit from our experimentation and research!
These nappy liners are quite small (about 8" x 4"), which means they fit neatly into the nappy. However, I feel they are actually too small. If your baby moves around a lot - and let's face it, they all do - the liner can move and end up not protecting the nappy from poo... (yes, it's another poo-based review - eat your dinner later instead!).
These have the exact same problem as the One Life liners - they are lovely and soft (again, they're made of 100% viscose), but this means that they snag on your nails if they're anything other than absolutely smooth - they'll even snag on rough skin on your hands or cuticles. This makes smoothing them out underneath your baby's caboose a bit tricky sometimes - you get it all laid out and then just catch your hand on it and it folds up, leaving you to start again. Also in common with other viscose liners, this means that if you have an active baby, the liner can get screwed up overnight somehow so you end up with the famed liner and poo sushi in the morning. And given that the whole point of liners is that you don't have to spend as much time wrestling with poo, it's very annoying!
They come in a sort of flattened roll, which is OK when the roll is new, but gets inconvenient when you're down to the last 20 or so because there's no cardboard (or other) inner tube - ie it's not like a loo roll - so there's nothing to make the roll stand up. They also end up being quite wrinkled, necessitating smoothing them out (but see above for problems smoothing them!). On the other hand, there's one less thing to throw away, I guess.
They are easily disposed of in a nappy sack (and in fact, if it's just wet, we tend to tie the bag loosely and then only chuck it when there's a poo as well). Alternatively, these liners are biodegradable and flushable.
In summary, these are recommended, because they do work for 9 nappies out of 10, but it's a very close call. Others are probably better and the fact that these are pretty small means they're better suited for small babies.
You can get them from baby shops, some branches of Waitrose, or the internet. You get 200 sheets for about a fiver, meaning they work out at approx 2.5p each (more if you have to include P&P of course). This compares favourably with other ones, but then they're much smaller.
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