Lidl nappies better than pampers say Mumsnetters
Lidl nappies, Nintendo DS and a cookbook written by Fay Ripley, the Cold Feet actress, are some of the best products, according to a group of increasingly influential consumers: Mumsnetters.
Members of the parenting website, Mumsnet, have voted for their favourite products in a wide-ranging survey of pushchairs, days out, cots, spa breaks and vacuum cleaners.
The winning products can now carry the "Mumsnet Best" logo, an attempt to steal the respected consumer stamp of approval from the magazines Which? and Good Housekeeping.
Some of the winning products are surprising. The best nappies are Lidl Toujours, from the chain of value supermarkets, beating Pampers or Huggies. "Put aside any snobbery" the members of Mumsnet urged. "These nappies are reliable, comfortable and great value for money".
The best baby wipes were neither those made by Johnson & Johnson nor Tesco but Kirkland wipes from the wholesaler Costco.
The best cookbook was "Fay's Family Food" by Fay Ripley, the actress, beating Jamie Oliver's best selling 30 Minute Meals, which is on course to sell one million copies.
Video games, treated with scorn by some parents, are embraced by Mumsnetters, who rank the Nintendo DS Lite, the hand-held games console, as the best toy for those over the age of five. "They're "great for holidays or in the car" with plenty of "educational and fun" games available to "play alone or together" with friends or siblings," said the reviews.
This is the first time that Mumsnet has given out awards and confirms its status as a website with influence.