As you may have heard, Rascal & friends Eco nappies are here. They recently launched a ‘greener’ nappy which is more affordable than other eco nappies on the market.
You may wonder, though, do they work?
And not less important as well, how ‘green’ are these supermarket Eco nappies?
Well, don’t worry as we have you covered. We trialled the newest Rascal friends nappies out to learn more about this product, and in this review, we will share our experience of using this ‘greener’ nappy.
Are Rascal & Friends worth while to spend the extra money?
Good question and we will get to this soon, but first, up let’s get started with some of the details of this new eco nappies.
Overview of the details of Rascal Friends Eco nappies
|Weight range||10-15 kilo|
|Nappies per pack||36|
|Price per nappy||$0.52|
|Available at||Limited coles supermarkets only|
How sustainable are eco nappies?
Many parents are following a more sustainable lifestyle now and are more aware of the environmental concerns of the millions of nappies going to landfill in Australia alone. As you may know, regular disposable nappies are full of plastic, and for the nappy to completely break down, it can take up to hundreds of years, worrying facts for our enviroment and the future planet of our babies.
More parents have become more aware of environmental concerns nowadays and try to make choices that negatively impact the environment. Many brands have launched ‘eco nappies’ now, a ‘greener’ replacement for the regular disposable nappy. Still, there is one issue with these eco nappies that makes them not accessible for all families interested in making a more sustainable choice.
You probably guessed what the issue is?
Yes, the price indeed.
More sustainable Premium Eco nappies
We have tried out multiple premium eco nappies, and some premium brands have an independent Eco-credential which back up their genuine sustainable efforts. In all honestly, all these premium eco nappies have performed great for us, but they do not come cheap.
There is an option to buy premium eco nappies cheaper when you purchase them in bulk though, especially the brand Bamboo Nature gives an attractive discount when purchasing their nappies in bulk.
If you can’t justify purchasing some of the more expensive Eco nappy brands, Rascal Friend Eco nappies may be an excellent option for you. However, the nappies may not be as sustainable as some of the other top brands; still, it is a ‘greener option’ than regular disposable nappies or Rascal Friends premium. After all, less plastic is always a win, right?.
You may know these nappies are more affordable, but no less importantly, you probably like to know how they perform, right?
Yes, fair question and we will answer you question underneath.
Greener choices are great, but we don’t like to sacrifice performance and purchase leaking nappies after all right?
So, how do Rascal Friends Eco nappies perform?
Yes, this is a fundamental question, indeed. Nobody wants to purchase a poor performing nappy right?
We have been using Rascal Friends premium nappies as a disposable option for a while now, and we have a lot of faith in this brand who actually never has let us down when it comes down to performance.
‘However, Rascal Friends Eco nappies provide a more affordable option to access for parents wanting to make a more sustainable choice; 55-60 per cent of biodegradable material is not considered very high for an eco nappy.
And I am happy to say that the Eco edition is great like we would expect from Rascal Friends. You can tell that the eco nappy is softer than the premium rascal Friends by touching the nappy. However, the nappies are not as strong as the premium version; this eco nappy did the trick and performed without fail overnight.
Are the Eco nappies strong enough?
You can tell the eco nappy is less strong as the nappy start to hang baggy when it starts to get heavy. It doesn’t hold it’s shaped like the premium nappies do; however, we have not found it to use, though effectively. (This is after a 12 hour night)
We do have to mention that we very recently had one downfall with the eco nappies as the liner ripped and the complete insert full of absorbers fell out while changing babies’ nappy in the morning. I have never seen the complete insert of a nappy fall out with any other (eco) nappies, and we have trialled (around five different brands).
Still, perhaps this single nappy was just a very unlucky dip? However, I do have to mention that the liner of the nappy looks relatively thin. The little absorbers were all stuck on the baby as well, and she needed a shower to get all the sticky filling removed from her body, not ideal.
Generally speaking, we love Rascal Friends and are impressed with these nappies’ performance and hopefully, this was a one-off incident of an faulty nappy.
Availability of the new Rascal Friends Eco nappies
Rascal Friends Eco nappies are available in limited Coles supermarkets; perhaps this will change over time when their new nappy range becomes successful, but only time will tell if this is the case.
Are you interested in finding out the closest branch where you can purchase Rascal Friends Eco nappies?
You can find this out which branches stock the Rascal Friends Eco nappies here.
The verdict of Rascal Friends Eco nappies, are they worthwhile?
However, we have not used the Rascal Friends Eco nappies for an extended period yet; we have used the Rascal Friends premium for quite some time as a night time disposable nappy.
However, we did have one downfall with a ripped liner and nappy explosion with Rascal Friends’ eco nappy; we don’t like to write of Rascal Friends eco nappies based on one downfall and feel forgivable as Rascal Friends have never let us down before. Still, we will update this post if more issues occur with their eco range.
If you are looking for the most sustainable disposable nappies, there are better options out there with higher sustainable credentials for sure. There are even compostable nappies available in Australia who will win the race regarding sustainability as these not contain any plastic at all.
But if you are looking for an affordable, more sustainable nappy disposable, Rascal Friends might be the perfect nappy to fit your lifestyle. It will always be the best choice if you choose what feels like the right fit in the circumstances of your life’s present time.
Live is a journey, not an destination!
Have you tried Rascal Friends Eco nappies yet?