AUSTRALIAN NON-TOXIC AWARD
FINALIST – Disposable Nappy Category
Rascal + Friends – Premium Nappies, Developed With Sensitive Skin In Mind
Ingredients and materials:
Very Good, however no full disclosure. Chlorine free, latex free, fragrance and lotion free. Water based inks and dermatologically tested.
Social Responsibility Summary:
• Melbourne Baby show (all product sales donated to ‘Jeans for Jeans’)
• Auckland Baby show (all product sales donated to NZ Starship Foundation)
• All Samples and spare product are donated monthly to Auckland womens refuge
• Christmas 2018 campaign donated to a winners choice of local charity.
• Antenatal newborn program – provide donations of Newborn nappies and wipes.
• Sponsor many individual disadvantaged families with nappies as they come to our attention.
• In the process of setting up an ongoing term sponsorship program with Health Clinic’s Auckland – focused in lower socio-economic areas and committed to helping young and at risk mothers.
“Rascal + Friends nappies have been used in our house sporadically since they first came out. They are soft, fit well and have multiple innovations to reduce leakages.
These nappies fit well, but gently around the leg. They are a little thicker than some but have very good absorbency. Like most nappies, they do have a tendency to sag at the front when full, but a change is warranted then anyway!
The nappies have double leak guards at the legs, a deep pocket and also an absorbency channel which runs along the side of the absorbent core. These components work together to make it a very effective and absorbent nappy.”
“Rascal and Friends Premium Nappies are not only practical but stylish and easy to source. I have found them to have a high waist at the back, generous back pocket and comfortable elastic. Nothing escaping from these nappies! I like that they are similar to other brands on the market that aren’t as eco or toxin friendly as they are a great option to recommend to people to get them to transition to a toxin free nappy. They can be purchased in major supermarkets and are at a price point (that does go on sale) that is accessible to a wide variety of people. The outer side has a plastic feel so does feel more commercial than some of the eco nappies but this is not a detractor in regards to function. I think these are an excellent nappy for all ages.
Size: Crawler – 44 nappies
Material: Fluff pulp, super absorbent material (SAP), polypropylene nonwoven fabrics, polyethylene film, together with some fastening and elastic materials. Water based inks, no latex, no chlorine, no fragrance, no lotions, no formaldehyde, no Glyphosate
Australian Owned / Operated: NZ owned and operated
Australian Made: No – China
RRP: $0.32 per nappy”
“I’ve used these nappies quite a bit already as they’re available at mainstream supermarkets. I remember feeling so pleased to finally find a decent and affordable non-toxic alternative alongside the bigger supermarket brands! These nappies are soft and absorbent and last the night on bub. I really like that they use water-based inks but I would like to know a little more about what “raw premium materials” are used to make the bulk of the nappy, and how eco-friendly those materials are.”
“Absorbency was awesome – these lasted quite a while on bubs and overnight.”