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20/04/2007, 03:47 PM
I found a box of the older-style Huggies nappies at the back of my son's wardrobe (Boys Toddler 11kg - 15kg). When I opened them up and compared them to the 'new improved'nappy, I was surprised to see just how much bigger they were.
Are Huggies intentionally making their nappies smaller, so they fit for less time? Afterall, the sooner we move up the the next size, the sooner we get less nappies for our money.
Even though my son only just tipping 12kg, it doesn't seem like he's going to be in the 'new improved' Huggies Toddler for that much longer.
Has anybody made it to the 15kg the pack suggests this nappy is still suitable for?
20/04/2007, 03:52 PM
The 6-11kg crawler nappies are too small for ds (11 months, 9.15kg) but the next size is labelled as 10-15kg. I'm not going to pay the price tag for even LESS nappies.
We now use the 4-9kg aldi mamia ones (when out & overnight, otherwise use cloth at home), which still fit well, last all night, & you get 56 for $16.
20/04/2007, 04:09 PM
Snugglers did the same thing nearly 3 years ago. Their new improved nappies were 5 cm narrower in the waist
than the older style.
If you call them, they 'may' send you a new pack and tell you the old pack you have is a faulty batch to cover their butts.
20/04/2007, 04:14 PM
Just wondering, if their sizing is so out, if you were to buy a pack to find they were too small when your child wasn't even in the weight range for the next size, would they have to let you exchange them? If they're going to make them smaller they should change the weight ranges to something realistic.
20/04/2007, 04:28 PM
I assume so. Both of my girls are around 14kg, so I bought the 10-15kg ones. Way too small. So I bought the 13-18kg (?) and they are also too small. Um, what?
20/04/2007, 04:29 PM
I have an old Huggies here too, about six years old! I keep it because it fascinates me how hard and thick they used to be!
And don't get me started on how the sizing has changed...
1/ that newborn fit from 2-5kg
2/ that infant fit from 3-6 kg
3/ that crawler fit from 5-9kg
4/ that toddler fit from 7-11kg
5/ XL toddler fit from 10-15kg (not sure about this one)
I only wish this because it seems a much more accurate reflection on how long a size will fit. (in my world anyway!)
My skinny kid fit toddler huggies until he was 11kg, and he was thin as you can get. He was well over two by then, and nowhere near the recommendation for XL.
I have only met a couple of 12 month olds who still wear crawler size nappies, most wear toddler size and yet they are still well within the weight range for crawler.
It is only meant to be a guide, but how seriously can you take it when it is so far wrong? I am sick of buying the wrong bloody size!
OOPs this wasn't in the venting forum, but yeah I hear you!
20/04/2007, 05:33 PM
If you swapped to MCN you wouldn't have this problem.
Just joking! I am a disposible user too.
I swapped from Huggies to Aldi Mamia and couldn't be happier. Trust me I was a Huggies snob and honestly I find Aldi's just as good if not better.
The sizing is ridiculous. Both of my children have always worn the size up from what the pack says. Aldi nappies are a much more realistic size plus you save $$$
20/04/2007, 05:43 PM
Im having the same problem. DS is about 13kgs and in the 13-18kgs and they seem to be too small
I guess I will have to in the next couple of months, go up a size.
20/04/2007, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the feedback.
I used to use Aldi nappies all the time, but now we're in WA so that's not an option. I've been looking into MCN as another option. I think Huggies should be more honest with their sizing though.
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