This article provides you with all the pros and cons of using Rascal Friends Nappies in a full review. We came across Rascal + Friends Nappies last year and used this brand for the last six months. We will share our experience of using Rascal friends nappies in this review and touch base on Rascal Friends nappies’ sustainable value and our nappy choice moving forwards.
Are Rascal Friends claims true and do their nappies not contain any nasties?
Did you know that Rascal Friends launched Eco nappies now?
How our nappy search started
When our second daughter was born in May 2019, there was this question again, what nappies are we going to use?
We decided to start with Huggies for the newborn phase and bought a couple of boxes. However, we were not as impressed as previously with Huggies. We experienced leaks, and our babies’ skin experienced irritation on the skin. So very soon, our search to change nappy brands continued.
Then we came across Rascal + Friends Premium Nappies.
If you are looking to buy premium nappies for a fair price, with fewer nasties and a sustainable focus, perhaps Rascal + friends nappies are for you. The nappies are available in Coles supermarket in Australia, and they launched their brand internationally as well.
What is the story behind Rascal + Friends Nappies?
Rascal and friend nappies are created by a mum who was desperate to find good quality nappies. Her third son experienced severe eczema, so the nappy had to be without nasties. Furthermore, the nappies had to be affordable, perform great, and look cute as well.
Mother Louise, who is a mum of 4 boys now, tested hundreds of designs and eventually settled on the premium Rascal + Friends disposable nappies as in the shop available today. Rascal and friends is a New Zealand brand; however, the brand developed into an international brand and is available in many countries over the world now.
Please find some facts about Rascal Friends underneath.
- Rascal + Friends nappies are all unisex*
- Rascal + Friends are selling nappy pants and sensitive wipes as well but are not included in this review*
- Rascal and Friends nappies in Australia are exclusively sold in Coles supermarket
Rascal + Friends Sizes and Prices
Rascal and friends have six different sizes. All sizes are $14,-per package, but how bigger the nappy size, fewer nappies will be in the pack and the price per individual nappy will slowly increase.
- Newborn nappies. Size 1 – 3-5 Kilo *54 pack* $0.26 per Nappy
- Infant nappies Size 2 – 4-8 Kilo *48 pack $0.29 per Nappy
- Crawler nappies Size 3 – 6-11 Kilo *44 pack $0.32 per Nappy
- Toddler nappies Size 4 – 10-15 Kilo *36 pack $0.39 per Nappy
- Walker nappies Size 5 – 13-18 Kilo * 32 pack $0.44 per Nappy
- Junior nappies Size 6 – 16+ Kilo * 24 pack $0.63 per Nappy
There are Jumbo packs available too:
- Newborn nappies – 108 Nappies
- Infant nappies – 96 Nappies
- Crawler nappies – 90 Nappies
- Toddler Nappies – 72 Nappies
- Walker nappies – 64 Nappies
- Junior nappies – Not available in Jumbo packs
Where are Rascal + Friends nappies made from?
The materials in Rascal + Friends nappies are chosen with great care and collected from all over the world. Materials including superabsorbent content such as fluff pulp, polypropylene non-woven fabrics, polyethylene film, elastic and fastening equipment.
The material and manufacturing process happens under stringent guidelines to ensure safety and quality control. Great detail is that the packaging from the nappies are coming in can be recycled with soft plastics. Rascal + Friends is a New Zealand owned brand, but they get built in China to keep the price of the nappies down.
Are there really no nasties?
However, Rascal + Friends obviously source their nappy contents with great care and contain fewer chemicals and plastics. Let’s come to terms that ‘no nasties’ may not be entirely accurate as the nappies are not biodegradable or compostable right?
Don’t get me wrong; I am not here to talk Rascal Friend down, but I like to clarify that even though this brand makes sustainable improvements, it is not transparent how sustainable this effort is.
We love Rascal Fiends and their nappies but let’s be transparent and upfront. Even though these nappies are great, they will still contain non-natural elements and are not categorized biodegradable or compostable. Still compared to regular disposable nappies Rascal + Friends can be a more sustainable choice.
What futures do Rascal + Friends Promise and do they deliver?
Are Rascal + Friends a premium qualtiy nappy?
Yes, and more, we would say. Very impressed with Rascal + Friends nappies, and we believe they are great value for money compared to other brands
Rascal + Friend nappies most definitely deliver and the product is excellent, and we would recommend Rascal + Friends nappies to everybody who is considering to give them a go.
Big Congratulations to Louise for delivering such an excellent product for us to use on the market, much appreciated.
Will we use Rascal & Friends moving forwards?
The answer is no, but not because we don’t love Rascal & Friends premium but because our sustainable goals have changed.
We have recently started to try some other nappy brands as we have gained interest to follow a more sustainable lifestyle. Even though we love Rascal & Friends and promise no nasties, these premium nappies are still biodegradable or compostable.
Our nappy journey moving forwards
We mainly use reusable pea pod cloth nappies at this stage, and we do love Rascal + Friend premium as a disposable option. However, we have come to a stage with our nappy journey where we are keen to find even more sustainable disposable solution.
We were excited to learn not only we have increased our sustainable goals, but Rascal & Friends did too and just launched Rascal Friends eco nappies, and we are very keen to try them out as for as a night time nappy
We also recently learned about the existence of compostable nappies in Australia, and we are excited to learn more about this product as well.
Rascal Friends Premium nappies are a fantastic performing nappy. Still, if you are looking for the next step in your sustainable journey, there are definitely more sustainable choices out there.
We hope this review was helpful for you and if you like to leave us any feedback we love to hear from you. Please leave a message in the comments below.
Rascal +Friends Nappies$14,-
3d guard for extra protection on the sites and prevent leaking from the sides10.0/10
Deep pockets in the nappies to reduce the risk of overflow10.0/10
- Less nasties
- Fair price
- Great performance
- Not biodigardable
- Not compostable
- Sustainable efforts not really transparent