- Diaper Lover
After finding my self in Cuddlz nappies for the second time in my life I've decided to do a review so tape yourselves in! These nappies are in my opinion okay...that's me looking at them completely and utterly with my DL hat on. (I'm wearing one while writing this! And I don't mean a DL hat!) They are thick to the point just one is noticeable under trousers and I think the back part of the wings are actually padded which is rather nice. They are plastic backed (PB) and the style of plastic used is different compared to a Tena Slip and a UK Attends/Flufsan (the latter of which I've reviewed albeit some time ago), also the tape-landing strip is composed of another plastic altogether and this plastic used feels very nice to the touch - continuing talking about tapes they don't have a double tape system (like so many incontinence brands these days) (plastic backed Tenas are also known for this feature) and the tapes can be repositioned anywhere on the strip...keep in mind however that their (struggles for word...makes one up) stickabillitty is not up there with Tena Slips, I can get four guaranteed-tapes-staying-in-place nights out of a Tena Slip (however this is not good for personal hygiene and 59 times out of 60 I wear for three nights before moving on to a clean nappy) but only two guaranteed-tapes-staying-in-place nights out of one of these Cuddlz nappies - finally the tapes are for me worryingly short (yes there are only two in total which is great - they're quicker to put on) meaning they're difficult to handle, finally because of the design of the strip the tapes can't really be angled...basically taping them straight is uncomfortable but it keeps the nappy in place where as if you angle the tapes slightly the nappy won't last as long because you're going against the design (in my opinion). They're baby printed so it's probably no surprise that they're a one hundred percent AB product, I'm DL with AB tendencies but occasionally even I want throw back style memories! The drawings on them are very babyish and large sized - if you want to slightly shock an excepting family member...wear these! The inner part of the nappy is diamond patterned and you don't get this in incontinence nappies - again another nice feature! Absorbency wise they're not actually that good, if you're male: unless you've got a really small sausage or you're 'looking skywards' you're going to wet deep into the crotch and after one full bladder wetting everything is okay...however the second full bladder wetting is absorbed but not comfortably, you feel both really wet and very close to leaking. If you're female then unless you're a sprayer you're going to end up wetting into the crotch as well as the same thing'll probably happen. The not-very-good-absorption - it may be a feature that relates them to actual baby nappies B.T.I.M absorption that's not on a par with incontinence nappies, all I know is it definitely feels like they won't take as much as your standard mid-range incontinence nappy. They are a bit pricey but then again they're so specialist it's not surprising. In conclusion these are good nappies, if you're AB and UK based they're probably going to be heaven but of course what do I know regarding that lifestyle! If you're DL and want an occasional treat ('cause let's face it unless you're rolling in it you are not going to be able to buy these every month!) these are the nappies to purchase.