Not exactly an answer to your question, but regarding Minkis leaving red marks on legs, IMO it actually *all* depends on the actual Minki nappy - or so I've found! I've had probably a dozen or more different Minki nappies (both Standard & Slinki ones) and some of them it seems have tooooo much tension in the elastic around the legs. In fact, had some where one leg was OK and the other was ultra tense. It probably depends on how chubby the child's thigh is as to whether or not the marks are a problem, or maybe just the age, as Abigail is very slim, yet one of our Minki nappies really hurt her leg and the marks would last for *hours* after taking it off that morning - looked terrible. Having said that, I think one of our Minki nappies actually improved over time and doesn't seem to be causing any problems. But really, I think it's a trial & error thing, depends on how they were actually made when the person sewed it together - if too much tension was left in the elastic. So you might have a Slinki Minki that is just perfect, and another that leaves marks. Not much help really, but so my experience has been!
And I love Minki nappies for nights (been using them for over a year now, every night), so have had a fair bit of experience with them, I think!
BTW, I think I bought a stars Slinki Minki nappy off you Nic (white with pastel coloured stars) earlier in the year, do you remember if that was one that you had problems with? Just wondered, because it just didn't work with either of my children - left quite brutal red marks! BTW LOL, don't worry, no complaint against you!
Just wondered if you remembered it being a problem for Evie, as I know it definantly had toooo tense of elastic. I don't actually have it anymore myself (hopefully it didn't cause problems for it's next owner!), but I've just found it quite a bit of trial & error with them. So have gone through quite a few Minkis until I was happy that the ones I had were OK for my little ones.
At the moment Abigail is wearing ME Bedwetter pants, though thankfully she's usually dry at nights anyway (just a safety precaution on my part), though I've found in the past week or so that "nappy pants" make her lazy if she's awake and she'll wet herself rather than go to the toilet!
But if she's in big girl pants, she never does that anymore!
OK, sorry for the long rambling reply!