We tried: Precious Eco Nappies! + a Giveaway for you

Prior to Nixon’s pull-through operation to help his Hirschspungs Disease we were using cloth nappies.  I invested the money, got my little system sorted and felt good about what we were doing.  I was soon to realise that cloth diapering is very, very easy when you have a baby that never, ever poops.  Post-op, things were radically different.  Nixon’s shorter bowell was fully operational within 15 minutes of waking from anaesthesia and pretty much didn’t stop for about a month.  It’s a miracle that his little baby toosh isn’t scarred from the nappy rash that ensued!

Anyway, I digress as usual……..It was at this particularly difficult time that I packaged up the cloth nappies and eagerly sold them on Trade Me, happy to never see another insert or pocket ever, ever again.

Having an eco-friendly alternative to cloth diapering is so important, because, let’s face it, cloth is not for everyone.  I love disposable nappies.  There.  I said it.  

What is super cool is that now we do have a choice.  We were sent some of the New Precious Eco Nappies to try and Nix has now been wearing them exclusively for the past week.  Did I mention that Nix has had rotavirus over the past week?  No?  I’m sure there is no better road test for a nappy than a Hirschsprung’s kid with rotavirus lol {I’m actually crying on the inside}.

Verdict:  Great.  Super.  No leaks.  Can’t believe I’m saying that after the week we’ve had but it’s true!  A little less stretch than regular disposables but pretty much a non-issue.

New Precious Eco Nappies are 75% biodegradable and compostable in managed landfill and composting facilities, and just the answer for those mums that worry about the environmental implications of conventional disposable nappies.

New Precious Eco Nappies come in six sizes including Newborn, Infant, Crawler, Toddler, Walker and Junior and are available from all New World and Pak’n Save supermarkets as well as online from The Wholesale Nappy Company. Recommended retail price is $11.99.

Here’s your chance to win one of 3 Precious gift packs consisting of a pack of Precious Eco Nappies, a pack of Precious 99.45% Sensitive Water Wipes and a pack of Precious Travel Wipes plus a super cool duffle bag from Cotton On Kids!  I’m giving away 1 prize pack here, just leave me a comment below and let me know how you roll – cloth, disposable, both?  I’m giving away the other 2 prize packs on Facebook so head over to The Best Nest and follow the instructions on the prize image.

Competition closes Wednesday 6th May at 10.pm.

Precious Eco Nappies were provided to me for editorial consideration, opinions expressed are my own.Eco Nappies Mummy Blogger New Zealand



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I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.

18 thoughts on “We tried: Precious Eco Nappies! + a Giveaway for you”

  1. Loving that these are bio degradable! We use to be fully cloth but now are in sposies at night!

  2. 1 in cloth at night. 1 in cloth full time. We started with a month of eco nappies that cost an arm and a leg, just for convenience Plus my baby was too small to fit cloth then.

  3. Perfect for my little man, must buy some. We are in cloth at home but disposables for long outings and at night because he's just too much of a heavy wetter and sleeps for 12-14 hours (shhh don't tell the other parents)

    1. Congrats mamagood you are our winner! Please email your delivery address to melissa-at-thebestnest.co.nz thanks so much for entering!

  4. Awesome! We were cloth, but now that my daughter is day toilet trained we use disposables at night.

  5. Cloth all day but disposable at night, feel bad that I do use them but haven't had success yet with cloth at night.

  6. My wee man is out of nappies now but I would love to win for my bestie who has just had a baby. She uses disposables I think 🙂

  7. We use disposables at night, we tried cloth back in the early days but I found it too tough going on tank water! I do worry about the effect our disposables have on our precious environment- I’ve always felt a bit skeptical about moving away from our tried and tested! I’m looking forward to giving these a crack (excuse the pun…) given the chance.

  8. i'm a part time cloth user (crack up i just learnt that's my category when i went to a CNW coffee group. ) which means i use cloths all the time except a disposable @ night or on holiday! 🙂 would love some disposables that are more friendly for those times!!

  9. I only use disposables- I like the idea of cloth nappies but it just hasn't happened. I do feel guilty sometimes about the wastage so eco nappies seem like a great alternative! My boy is a notorious leaker so I'm really happy to see that these ones make the grade 🙂 I'd love to try them

  10. We are part time cloth here, still working on finding some that don't leak or cause mega rash and sposies at night/holiday 🙂

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