Fact of parenting: In your life, you will change thousands of nappies. You will witness poonamis of epic proportions. You will have to contort yourself into tiny spaces like aeroplane toilets and, as they say on Project Runway, just “make it work”.
Nappies will quite literally become your daily lifeline, of the same importance as your morning coffee (and the other 20 coffees you have daily) or your mobile phone.
So when you find one that works for your baby, you usually stick with it, right? But like anything in life, it’s important to shop around and put different brands to the test.
Today, we’re giving Thankyou nappies a go. They launched in July 2016, with their tab nappies and nappy pants designed to be really absorbent, soft, slimline and hypoallergenic.
And they’re not just about the design feats. Thankyou exists as a social enterprise that gives all of its profits to funding safe births and healthcare for disadvantaged mothers and babies worldwide. Since 2008, they’ve given $5.8 million to projects in 20 countries and raised funds for nearly 95,000 mums and babies in Nepal and Zimbabwe to get the access they need in that crucial period before and after birth.
Because they’re quite new, Thankyou says that only eight percent of parents have tried their nappies, making them “the best nappies Aussie parents haven’t tried”.
They’ve even made a promise to parents (on their website) that if the nappies don’t get your baby through the night, they’ll send you a box of Huggies instead. Whoa.
We got three mums from our Mamamia tribe to share their experiences: