Has anyone in the Uk ever tried these?
Continence Care Garments :: Nappies By Minki
I'm considering ordering a couple of the day-time pocket nappy, and I'm curious if anyone has had any experience with them.
---------- Post added 22-01-2011 at 11:07 AM ---------- Previous post was 13-01-2011 at 09:40 PM ----------
Well, I ended up ordering a couple of these Day-Time Pocket Nappy and a half-dozen of these Super Soaker.
I'll probably do a proper review when I've put them through a few wash-wear cycles, but first impressions are quite positive. The nappies themselves are very well-designed and made - the suedecloth lining makes them incredibly soft and comfortable on the skin; while the large amount of elastic in the legs and waist and the extensive velcro tabs make them fit perfectly. This is the first nappy I've found that is really comfortable to sleep on your side in. Even the PUL outer layer is very soft. It's a very high-quality product.
Of course, the real feature of these nappies is the pocket - it's huge. Seriously, I could fit a fair-sized bath towel in here. I have two large soaker pads (roughly 1ft by 3ft) in at the moment, but I could easily fit in another two. At a pinch, it might take as many as six (though I doubt I'd be able to walk with that many in). Regardless, you can have as much or as a little absorbancy as you need.
I haven't fully tested the absorbancy of the soakers yet, but the lining is very effective at wicking wetness into them.
The real test is going to be the wash. Hopefully, the nappies themselves will dry very rapidly, unlike the all-in-ones with integrated soakers (which take forever to dry). The soakers will probably take a lot longer, but that's not an issue if you have enough of them.
The nappies do dry pretty fast, but most gratifyingly, so do the soaker pads. After 12 hours in the airing cupboard, they were bone dry. That's a vast improvement over my Leakmaster All-In-One, which usually takes 48 hours.