From Monday February 3rd, Lidl are having a huge baby event in stores all over Ireland. If you have small children, there's definitely going to be something you'll need (actually, there's loads of stuff for older children too, including clothes, blankets etc). The event includes:
- Tommee Tippee Cherry Soothers, €1.99 for a pack of two.
- Tommee Tippee Decorated Twin Bottles, €2.99 for two.
- Tommee Tippee Explora Roll 'n' Go Bibs, €2.99 each.
- Tommee Tippee Food Pots with Lids, €1.79 for a pack of three.
- Tommee Tippee First Cup, €1.99 each.
- Tommee Tippee Baby Feeding Spoons, €1.49 for a pack of six.
- Tommee Tippee Essentials Microwave & Cold Water Steriliser 2-in-1, €9.99 each.
- Safety 1st Portable Bed Rail, €19.99 each.
- Safety 1st Quick Close Child Safety Gate, €20 each, Extension €4.99 each.
- Safety 1st Child Safety Accessories (choice of 8), €1.99 each.
- Meradiso Waterproof Matress Protector pad 70 x 90cm, €4.99 each.
|Safety Accessories €1.99 each|
There's also a fab range of baby clothes from Lupilu - including socks, mittens, cardigans, leggings, tights, long-sleeved bodysuits (100% cotton).
|Long Sleeved Bodysuits 2 pack - €3.99|
If you're familiar with Lidl's Toujours nappies, you'll be delighted to know that there will be a "2 for €8" offer on packs of size 2, 3, 4, & 5 in the drylock range; "2 for €7" on packs of Active Pants in sizes 4, 5, and 6.
|Toujours Drylock Range - 2 packs for €8|
Their regular packs of Toujours nappies are €6.45 for size 3 (56 pack, 4-9kg); €6.09 for size 4 (7-18kg) and €6.55 for size 5 (11-25kg).
Before Christmas, I put three brands of budget nappy to the test - Toujours (Lidl), Tesco Loves Baby, and Mamia (Aldi). All three are similarly priced, under €7 for over 50 nappies.
|L-R: Lidl, Tesco, Aldi|
As you can see from the photo, the Tesco ones are the largest of the size 3 nappies. They're also the softest and lightest - if you're a fan of Pampers nappies you'll love the Tesco Loves Baby ones. Unfortunately, I am NOT a fan of Pampers. I find that they don't absorb smells or wetness as well as they should for the price.
I had a similar problem with these - although they had a great fit around the legs and waist, they just felt too light to me. I'm sure they'd be a big hit with an older baby who doesn't need changing as often. The lads' skin also felt wet and sticky when changing them, which means there has to be moisture sitting on the surface of the nappy. Not good.
Next up are the Aldi ones.
The Aldi ones used to be my favourite - I used the newborn ones on my boys with no problems. However, they've recently changed the packaging, and I've found that the quality has gone downhill. At least 5-6 times now they've leaked after 1.5-2 hours - definitely not practical on a small baby and even less so when you have two to change every few hours. I've also found with these that the boys' skin can feel wet when changing them.
Lastly are the Lidl ones.
I love these! They feel a little stronger, they're waxier or harder or something - but not in a bulky way. They hold moisture really well, and the boys often still feel dry to the touch after an hour or two. Darren sleeps from 6pm-7am and he has never, ever had a leak with a Lidl nappy. Other brands have meant that I've had to take him out of the sleeping bag at 2/3am to change his nappy, clothes, bag, sheet... a pure nuisance.
I definitely recommend a trip to Lidl - I've converted to doing most of my shopping there. When you're in getting the nappies, make sure and have a gander at the Suddenly Madame Glamour shower gel/body lotion sets, and the J.D. Gross Ecuador 70% dark chocolate with orange peel. The stuff is just.....*collapses into pile of drool*