Bitesize: an all purpose Adult baby diaper size chart, that's the aim anyway want to help read down
I've been thinking for some time about people's continual questions of will X diaper fit Y size person comfortably and actually I'm curious about the whole thing myself, having only tried 2 brands and with very little money to waste experimenting I thought I might turn to wasting my spare time to finding out the answers (hopefully enough for everyone).
Anyway I'm going to come up against a number of problems if I tried to do this all on my own, I can only test for my height and waist size and since the second is constantly changing I guess I could get fill in a rather large array for my height and different diapers, still not everyone is my height. There's the money problem, I really can't afford to do it. And Finally I don't get a lot of free time to get seriously padded at the moment so actually doing it would take a very long time.
The solution is simple, we're all here, most of us wear something occasionally some wear far more often, and some people like to try a lot of different diapers. So if as many people as we can muster take part and contribute something, frequently if they can, then I might be able to build a fairly substantial table pretty quickly, and if/when I get enough good quality data then I could produce some size charts to make looking things up easy.
I need to crowed source the data, which means if you contribute it makes the whole thing A come together quicker and B more accurate for people like you so they're likely to feed their information back in too. I'd like for everyone to be as accurate as they can when they do this, so no "I wore diaper X a week/month/year ago and I've been about a Y inch waist forever and was about Z feet tall", I'd prefer it if you submit the information below while wearing the diaper or shortly after getting out of it and measuring yourself each time, I know it's a hassle but I want to get this as right as we can.
To make this job as easy as you can for me please include as much of the following, I will definitely need the diaper brand, model and size as well as your height and waist measurements
Diaper Brand/Manufacturer: (Abena, Huggies, Pampers, Tena, Cuddlz, Bambino, etc..)
Diaper Model: (AbriFlex, AbriForm, Drynites, Pull-ups, UnderJams, etc..)
Date: (month and year if you can so I can keep things up to date ish cause Diapers are 'improved upon' over time)
Size: (so the Diaper's size S, M, L, XL, 6+, 7 etc.. and the intended target size, 25lb+, <40lb, 5-8yo, 9-14yo, 24-32ins, 30-42ins etc)
Notes: (are they gender specific, have you modified them at all, anything you feel is relevant that has been missed off, etc..)
Your Measurements (in metric if possible or to the nearest 1/2inch)
Rating (out of 5, where 5 is what we consider good, and these are in your opinion, so there is no need to justify what you put)
Does it fit: (yes/no)
Doesn't Leak Easily:
Value for money:
Would you recommend to others:
This has been attempted before by itsme but I think the biggest problem was the thread died in a few days so people never contributed to the form, with any luck people posting data will keep this alive for a long while
What I intend to do once I have enough data is try to plot diapers as coloured blobs (probably on multiple graphs) which show the sizes that we know fit (or I guess probably will fit given what I've been told) on graphs which show both height and waist size, like scatter-graphs, I may even end up hand drawing some of it if that works better. And have some accompanying statistics so if you've got a choice of diapers for a size you'll be able to judge what you'd prefer.
With any luck this time next week, (or during the following week depending on work), I might have some small table from the real data you've given me so I can show you what I mean ^_^
Thank you all in advance for your help and support.