Boots guide to nappies

As your baby grows their nappy needs will start to change. Read our guide to nappies to help you find the right type for your little one

Finding the right type of nappy will make life much easier. Bigger packs often give better value, but make sure it's a brand that suits you and your baby before making the investment.

Which nappy is right for your child?

Size

Newborn

0-1

2

Baby & toddler and nappy pants

3

4

5

Nappy pants

6

Weight (kg)

Newborn

2-5

3-6

Baby & toddler and nappy pants

4-9

7-18

11-25

Nappy pants

16+

Weight (lb)

Newborn

5-11

7-14

Baby & toddler and nappy pants

8-20

15-40

24-55

Nappy pants

35+

Newborn

0-1

2-5

5-11

2

3-6

7-14

Baby & toddler and nappy pants

3

4-9

8-20

4

7-18

15-40

5

11-25

24-55

Nappy pants

6

16+

35+

(Baby and toddler nappies go from sizes 3 – size 5; Nappy pants go from size 3 – size 6.)


Newborn

Newborns need their nappy changing up to 12 times a day

You'll be changing your newborn's nappy around 10 to 12 times a day, so it's important to find the right brand for you.

Ideal for:

Baby's first nappy.


Things to consider:

Newborn nappies are designed for your baby's delicate skin. Look for wetness indicators that change colour to let you know when your baby needs changing.


Baby and toddler

Toddlers need their nappy changing around 5-8 times a day

Ideal for:

Active toddlers exploring their world.


Things to consider:

On average, older babies need their nappy changing five to eight times a day (give or take!). Once your little one is up and at it, they need a nappy designed for a lively lifestyle. Elasticated legs and super-absorbency can make life easier and more comfortable.

Looking for planet-friendly alternatives? Made using plant-based materials, Boots’ reusable nappy range helps tiny tots stay dry and comfy, time and time again. With stitch-free seams and an absorbent bamboo core, they’re kind to baby’s skin, while being kind to the environment. Discover the range today – you could save up to 3776 nappies in your child’s lifetime!*


Nappy pants

For toddlers that are always on the move

Ideal for:

Bigger boys and girls training to use the potty.


Things to consider:

Nappy pants are a great halfway between traditional nappies and real pants. Let your little ones take more control of their toilet training.

Don't forget wipes!

You'll need wipes close at hand wherever you change your baby. We've a wide range to choose from, including sensitive and fragrance-free options.

*Based on average of 3796 disposable nappies in a nappies lifetime according to the Government Environment Agency Report.