Rascal Friends Nappies-Review 2021

Rascal +Friends Nappies

$14,-
9

3d guard for extra protection on the sites and prevent leaking from the sides

10.0/10

Deep pockets in the nappies to reduce the risk of overflow

10.0/10

Sustainable value

7.0/10

Pros

  • Less nasties
  • Fair price
  • Great performance

Cons

  • Not biodigardable
  • Not compostable
  • Sustainable efforts not really transparent

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 affordableperform 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.

Rascal Friends Nappies review-Pack of Rascal +Friends Nappies
Rascal Friends Nappies review-Pack of Rascal +Friends Nappies
  1. Newborn nappies. Size 1 – 3-5 Kilo *54 pack* $0.26 per Nappy
  2. Infant nappies Size 2 – 4-8 Kilo *48 pack $0.29 per Nappy
  3. Crawler nappies Size 3 – 6-11 Kilo *44 pack $0.32 per Nappy
  4. Toddler nappies Size 4 – 10-15 Kilo *36 pack $0.39 per Nappy
  5. Walker nappies Size 5 – 13-18 Kilo * 32 pack $0.44 per Nappy
  6. Junior nappies Size 6 – 16+ Kilo * 24 pack $0.63 per Nappy

There are Jumbo packs available too:

  1. Newborn nappies – 108 Nappies
  2. Infant nappies – 96 Nappies
  3. Crawler nappies – 90 Nappies
  4. Toddler Nappies – 72 Nappies
  5. Walker nappies – 64 Nappies
  6. Junior nappies – Not available in Jumbo packs

Where are Rascal + Friends nappies made from?

Rascal Friends Nappies Review-Baby with Rascal + Friends Nappy standing up showing high waste band
Rascal Friends Nappies Review-On this image, the baby showcase high waistband from the brand Rascal + Friends nappies.

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? 

Promise: Unique, innovative absorbency Chanel to prevent leaks.

Delivered: They deliver, we only had one leak in 6 months, and we actually blame ourselves for this as probably not putting nappy on correctly.

Promise: 3d guard for extra protection on the sites and prevent leaking from the sides.

Delivered: Yes, make sure you run your finger along the safety guard to ensure it sits in place, and it works very well.

Promise: Suitable for sensitive skin

Delivered: Yes, for our babies skin it worked, we never had any issues with babies skin.

Promise: High waistband for movement while out and about.

Delivered: Yes, definitely spacious nappy compared to others, nappy comes high on babies back.

Promise:  Soft leg cuffs for a super comfortable fit for baby.

Delivered: Yes, never have any marks at all on the baby.

Promise: Air circulation on the back sheet to keep your babies skin dry.

Delivered: Yes, never have irritations or a wet skin on baby, and we live in the tropics.

Promise: Grip tags for easy use and ensuring nappy stay in place.

Delivered: Yes, nappy always stay in place and easy to put on.

Promise: Deep pockets in the nappies to reduce the risk of overflow.

Delivered: I have been amazed at how much liquid the nappies can hold. I leave nappies on all night, and the nappy is top-heavy in the morning, but know leaks.

Promise: Nappy has a cute design.

Delivered: Yes, nappy looks cute on Bub.

Promise: Size indicator at the front.

Delivered: Yes, but we honestly never take to much notice of this detail.

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.

Jude

16 thoughts on “Rascal Friends Nappies-Review 2021”

  1. Great and amazing product to buy. This has been my favourite nappies for my baby. He is always comfortable each time we put it on him. I must say they are so many fake products that don’t last long on babies but this nappy has been my favourite for so long and I deeply appreciate the producer a lot.

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    • Hi, thank you for your response, I appreciate your comment. Yes, unfortunately, there are many products on the market, promising a lot, but don’t deliver as promised, which is very disappointed. I was happily surprised with the product when I started using Rascal + Friends nappies and I am very happy that other people are able to find their great products as well. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

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  2. Hallo there Jude, 

    I was told about Rascal Friends Nappies and I laughed at first. The name sounds a bit funny for nappies when you think about it.

    However, I decided I should research more on them because my kid has also been struggling with eczema with the other options. I feel like this will do for our kid. Your deep and thorough explanation has gone a long way in helping me understand about the nappy. Thanks a lot.

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    • Hi Dave, thank you for your reply on Rascal + Friends Nappies review. The name ‘Rascal’ refers to a cheeky person, especially a child. I am happy you found a nappy what worked for your baby and didn’t flair up the skin, babies skin are so sensitive. I am happy I was able to help you with my article to have a better understanding of the product. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

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  3. Hi, it is a great and nice feeling to know that someone will create a great website like this and also create a write up on an article like this. Getting the best and most suitable nappy for my baby was a concern since it was our first time. We tried others and then after trying rascal friends, we loved it 

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    • Hi Benny, thanks for your response on Rascal + Friends Nappies review. Yes, it is definitely overwhelming to become a new parent and to make all the decisions to go with it. I am happy you find a brand you enjoyed and worked for you and baby, I agree Rascal + Friends definitely doing a great job!. Best wishes. Jude

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  4. Hi Jude, Thank you for this wonderful review on nappies, I only have one child at this stage, however should I get another one, I will be sure to check out Rascal + Friend. I will also have a look at the reusable nappies that you have.

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    • Thanks a lot for your reply, Michelle. I am happy my review was helpful for you. Let me know how you got with checking out reusable nappies. I use them now 80 % of the time and absolutely love it. Please let me know if you have any questions, I am happy to help. Best wishes, Jude

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  5. Hello, we used Pampers (due to very soft material providing dryness) and Huggies (several different designs in a jumbo package) diapers. Based on your detailed review, Rascal + Friends is definitely worth to try, but I never saw it in European supermarkets. Do you know, maybe, if there is some distributor for Europe? Thanks a lot!

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    • Hi, yes, Pampers sounds familiar as a good European brand. I think my sister, who lives in Europe use this brand too. I think Rascal + Friends keep expending. As stated on their website they currently are selling their brand in Europe in the following Countries; Germany, UK, Ireland and Switzerland. If you like to check out the list of Countries of their website you can check on the following link. https://www.rascalandfriend.co

      Thanks a lot for stopping by and giving your insight. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

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  6. Hi Jude, I really enjoyed the article I actually didn’t know about Rascal + friends. When I had my first child, I also noticed when he was getting heavier that he had a lot of leaks due to the poor quality of the nappies. As I was busy with work, I never took the time to do research, however, I am glad that I spend more quality time with him and now I know what nappies to consider for next time. It was relevant to me. Thank you for this assessment, it was great. 

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    • Hi Michelle, thank you for your lovely reply on my review  on Rascal + Friends Nappies. I am happy that you had the opportunity to have more quality time with your son, so precious. It is my pleasure to share this review with other parents to provide information for good and fair products where parents can benefit from. You are very right that it is time-consuming to research and review baby products.

      I am happy it was helpful and relevant to you Michelle. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

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  7. Rascal Nappies is exactly what I needed for my daughter a couple of years back. She has very sensitive skin and was always breaking out in rashes. I always used pampers because I figured they’re one of the ‘better’ brands. But even so, she still suffered terribly. Rascal Nappies sound like the perfect solution for sensitive skin. 

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    • Hi Hollie, thanks a lot for your reply on my review on Rascal + Friends Nappies. I am sorry your baby suffered so much,  I think many babies are prime to rashes and skin sensitivities. I am so happy there are more and more fair baby products available that are made more organically. Thank you for stopping by, I appreciated it. Best wishes to you and your family. Jude

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    • Hi there, thank you for your response. The designs are definitely great, and the fitting of the nappy is excellent. It is impressive how much liquid the nappies can hold overnight. Rascal and friend nappies are only going up till size 6 at the moment which suits 16+ kilos; perhaps they will introduce a size 7 in the future.
      Thanks again for your comment and I hope you have a wonderful day.
      Jude

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