Choosing the Best Nappy for Your Baby

As a parent, we know how important it is to be sure that your baby’s nappies offer the best comfort, dryness and protection at all times. That’s why Pampers offers different nappies to cover all situations and stages of your baby’s development.

If you’re wondering how features like the wetness indicator work, or just having a hard time choosing between Premium Protection New Baby or Harmonie, Baby Dry or Premium Protection, nappies or nappy pants, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered! With this guide, choosing the right nappy doesn’t have to be confusing.

How Are Pampers Nappies Made?

To understand the features of our nappies and the differences between them, it helps to know a little about how they’re made. Each part of a nappy has its own special role in keeping your baby safe, comfortable and dry. The main parts of Pampers nappies are:

  • Topsheet. The topsheet draws wetness to the inside of the nappy, keeping your baby’s skin dry and comfy. This is the part of the nappy that’s in contact with your baby’s skin, so it’s made of super-soft fibres.

  • Absorbent core. The core is made up of special materials that absorb and lock away wetness, keeping them away from your baby’s skin.

  • Backsheet. The outer covering of the nappy. Its job is to prevent any wetness being transferred to your baby’s clothes or bedding.

  • Stretch fastenings. Used on traditional-style nappies (not nappy pants), these soft and flexible, repositionable strips help you get a perfect fit every time.

  • Flexible elastics. The elastics in our nappies help them to gently fit to your baby’s body shape. Pampers uses non-allergenic materials in our nappy elastics.

Which Nappy Is Best for Your Baby?

Pampers nappies offer great protection and comfort, and each has a different feature to suit your baby or toddler’s age and character, as well as the situation you’ll be using them in.

For example, a navel-friendly shape and soft, breathable topsheet are must-have features for a newborn baby. On the other hand, the easy-on-and-off convenience and leak protection of nappy pants could be just what your active toddler needs to stay dry in the playground.

To help choose the best nappy for your baby or toddler at each stage of development, check out the descriptions below. For a side-by-side comparison of our nappies and nappy pants, see our nappies feature finder.

Pampers Nappies

Premium Protection New Baby

Pampers’ best comfort and protection for newborns. Prolonged contact with urine and mess can affect the condition of your baby’s sensitive skin which can be a cause of discomfort or distress for your baby. Pampers Premium Protection New Baby nappies are especially designed to provide Pampers' softest and most caring protection thanks to:

  1. An exclusive DERMACOMFORT layer with absorbent pores that instantly pulls wetness and mess away from skin and locks them inside the nappy, so your baby’s delicate skin remains dry and protected;

  2. In addition, millions of micropores allowing air to flow freely around the nappy to keep skin dry;

  3. Up to 100% Leakage Protection thanks a unique 3-way protection system that absorbs liquid quickly and helps prevent leaks at the waist and around the legs;

  4. Cushiony Ultra Soft materials to hug your baby’s skin in a cloud of comfort & protection.

Harmonie

Our purest nappy is created with a soft outer cover with 15% premium cotton, a soft absorbent topsheet with 50% plant-based ingredients soft plant-based fibres and other thoughtfully selected materials, to ensure that Pampers Harmonie is hypoallergenic and gentle on your baby’s skin. The packaging is also made with 25% plant-based ingredients*. Excluding handle.

Premium Protection

Pampers Premium Protection nappies are especially designed to provide Pampers' softest and most caring protection thanks to:

  1. An exclusive DERMACOMFORT layer with absorbent pores that instantly pulls wetness and mess away from skin and locks them inside the nappy so your baby’s delicate skin remains dry and protected;

  2. In addition, millions of micropores allowing air to flow freely around the nappy to keep skin dry;

  3. Up to 100% Leakage Protection thanks a unique 3-way protection system that absorbs liquid quickly and helps prevent leaks at the waist and around the legs;

  4. Cushiony Ultra Soft materials to hug your baby’s skin in a cloud of comfort & protection.

Baby-Dry Nappies

Pampers Baby-Dry nappies have a Stop & Protect Pocket at the back to guarantee up to a 100% leak-free night. They offer up to 12h all-around leakage protection and feature an extra dry layer that quickly absorbs wetness. Flexi-side wings adapt comfortably for a secure fit and safety leg cuffs help prevent leaks around the legs.

*Does not contain cotton

Baby-Dry Nappy Pants

Pampers Baby-Dry Nappy Pants have a revolutionary STOP & PROTECT POCKET, that combined with the pants’ 360° Fit, provides up to 12h of all-around leakage protection. They also have a super absorbent core that absorbs wetness instantly, and safety leg cuffs that help prevent leaks around the legs. When your baby starts to wriggle during changing time, Pampers Baby-Dry Nappy Pants are easy to change. With their flexible all-around waistband, it’s just one pull to put on. Tear the sides for easy removal, roll up and secure with the tape for easy disposal.

Baby-Dry Night Nappy Pants

Pampers Baby-Dry Night Nappy Pants offer up to 12 hours of all-around extra leakage protection for a peaceful night's sleep. This is because they have a revolutionary STOP & PROTECT POCKET to help prevent leaks at the back, and compared to Pampers Baby-Dry pants, offer a strengthened core that absorbs more. When your baby starts to wriggle during changing time, Pampers Baby-Dry Night Nappy Pants are easy to change. With their flexible all-around waistband, it’s just one pull to put on. Tear the sides for easy removal, roll up and secure with the tape for easy disposal. What’s more they feature cute night-time designs.

Premium Protection Nappy Pants

Give your baby Pampers' No.1 comfort and protection with Pampers Premium Protection Nappy Pants! They feature a revolutionary Stop & Protect Pocket that helps prevent leaks at the back for up to 12h of all-around leakage protection. As your baby becomes more active, you’ll want a nappy that provides a comfortable fit and reliable protection that can keep up with any move. That's why Pampers Premium Protection nappy pants provide Pampers' best comfort and protection with 360° Comfort Fit thanks to their ultra soft and stretchy materials that flex to your wriggling baby's shape. Like all of our nappy pants, Pampers Premium Protection Pants are also easy to change even when your baby is moving about: just pull up to put on, tear the sides for easy removal, and roll up and secure with tape for easy disposal.

Splashers

Your baby is free to make a splash in Pampers Splashers disposable swim nappies! Unlike regular nappies, Pampers Splashers swim nappy pants don't swell in water: they fit like swimwear and protect like Pampers! With their delightful Baby Shark™ designs, they will soon become a must for little fans! For secure protection in the water, Pampers Splashers Dual Protection cuffs fit snug around your baby's legs to help contain mess, making them perfect for the pool, beach, splash park and more. Their unique 360° stretchy waistband fits comfortably and easily pulls on and off—even when wet! Pampers Splashers are also equipped with Easy-Tear Sides for a quick disposal and less mess.

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Pampers Nappies Feature Finder

 

 

Nappies
 HarmoniePremium Protection New BabyPremium ProtectionBaby-Dry
Dryness protection12hr12hr12hr12hr
Feather-like soft materials 
Wetness indicator 
Soft outer cover with 15% premium cotton   
Navel-friendly shape   
Exclusive topsheet to pull wetness & mess away   
Soft absorbent topsheet with 50% plant-based ingredients   
3-Way Perfect Fit System   
Double leg cuffs   
Adorable designs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pants
 Premium Protection Nappy PantsBaby-Dry Nappy PantsBaby-Dry Night Nappy Pants
Dryness protection12hr12hr12hr EXTRA protection
Stop & Protect Pocket
Feather-like soft materials  
Wetness indicator 
360° Fit
Double leg cuffs
Easy on & off
Easy disposal
Adorable designs

Quick Guide to Pampers Nappy Features

Click on the individual features of Pampers nappies to learn more:

A good nappy locks in wetness to keep it away from your baby’s skin. This is important to protect against irritation, nappy rash and chafing.


Pampers nappies with a super-absorbent core quickly pull wetness away from your baby’s skin and lock it away for up to 12 hours of leak-free comfort and dryness.

Choosing the Right Size of Nappy

Choosing the right size of nappy is important to keep your baby as dry and comfy as possible and for preventing leaks and blowouts.

You won’t know in advance what size nappy your newborn baby will need until after he or she is born, so it’s a good idea to take a small selection of newborn sizes to the hospital to try.

When deciding how many nappies to pack in your hospital bag, keep in mind that a newborn baby can get through as many as 10 or 12 nappies a day, dropping to around 6 to 8 a day after a few weeks.

Newborn babies tend to grow quickly, so you may only need enough of the smallest size to last a few weeks.

If you’re unsure what size is the best fit for your baby, or whether it’s time to move up a size, use our nappy size and type guide.

WHAT'S MY BABY'S NAPPY SIZE?

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Find out your baby's nappy size, how many nappies you'll need per day and for how long:

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FAQS AT A GLANCE

The best nappy changes as your child develops. Here are some tips for choosing between the different types:

  • Newborn babies need a super-soft topsheet and navel-friendly shape, like Pampers Premium Protection New Baby
  • For an active toddler, you might prefer the versatile convenience of Nappy Pants
  • Nappies like Pampers Baby Dry offer up to 12 hours of dryness to ensure all-night comfort.

The Bottom Line

Choosing the best nappy for your little one might seem a little daunting at first, so we hope this guide has made it easier to navigate the differences between the various Pampers nappies and their features.

Using the right nappy at each stage of development will help keep your baby smiling with dry, comfortable and healthy skin.

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