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Early years

25th Oct 2019

I was today years old when I learned that the red lines on nappies are indicators

Melissa Carton

That makes sense.

Between my two children I’ve been changing nappies for around seven years now so I thought I knew everything I needed to know.

Really, thinking about it how much is there to nappies?

You just place baby on top and secure the tabs, nothing else to it. Or so I thought.

If you use popular nappy brand Pampers, you may not know about this trick that will save you a lot of time when it comes to judging sizes.

Both of my children used Pampers and I had no idea that this is what the red marks are for.

Posted by Mom Life, Keeping It Real a couple of days ago this photo explains what these little red tabs are actually for.

Not just part of the nappy design they serve the purpose of helping you figure out if your child needs to move up a size.

If the nappy closures can’t reach these red marks then it’s time for your child to move to a bigger size.

Users of the Facebook page began to comment with their nappies and the indicators that other brands use.

According to one mum, with Huggies, if you reach the orange zone the nappy has become too small for your child.

Aldi nappies even come with a detailed size up guide on their packaging to help you decide when they’ve become too snug.

Maybe I’m totally oblivious but I had no idea that these size indicators existed but I’m glad I do now!

I don’t know how many times I’ve bought a pack of nappies in the size my child had been using only to find the tabs bursting open every time I tried to close them.

This little trick will save you a lot of time, and money, when it comes to choosing what size your child needs to keep them dry and comfortable.