a couple of threads here got me thinking and seeing the 'small' in the local store got me even curiouser , so i got some.
now, this was weeks ago as once i'd got home and had a look at them, i was a bit put-off by how small they were (it's ages since i last wore a small or youth size diaper) and i stashed them and ignored them. at weekend, i decided to try them.
here's the small and the medium together:
most noticeable is that the small doesn't have the elastcated band at the waist front.
they're about the same thickness as each other.
so, i donned one and went shopping.
with the small being a snugger fit, the padding doesn't cup or V between the legs as much as the bigger one and in that area it felt like i was wearing a diaper. at the bum, it felt less so as the shorter length didn't allow for a bunching-up there. the front wasn't noticeable in any way for a diaperedness. normally, i like a diaper to come up to my belly-button as that's my waistline and the small was below that.
how it looks under clothes:
it's nowhere near as noticeable as the medium but, for discretion, i'd still stick with my usual Attends (euro/UK version) and that's mainly for absorbancy; the Lille small seemed to have less gel than the medium. in fact, it was more like the older pad-based diapers and could only take one full bladder voiding, whereas the medium will take quite a bit more, often two.
all things considered, i think the small would be suitable for upto age 12 and are still a better alternative to Drynites/Goodnites, even without the gelling ability, as the better fit would prevent leaks and the pad covers a greater area. and then, there's the price: £8.48 for 20, working out at just over 42pence each, compared to Drynites 8-15 which are almost 59pence each (RRP).
so, there you go.