On a similar subject to my last thread, I was thinking about the wide-variety of diapers that exist elsewhere in the world.
Specifically, genuine baby diapers. Did you know that Pampers, as sold in North America are actually quite small when compared to baby diapers elsewhere?
Through my travels on the Internet - knowledge gained mostly by side-effect, tells me that the biggest diapers ostensibly marketed for children (i.e. sold in retail stores, have babyish designs on, etc) are in the places you'd least expect.
I'll start with Germany - the home of EU Pampers Size 6, which is certifiably huge compared to even USA Pampers Size 7 (I'll post pictures soon when I get the chance), Germany is also the home of "Beauty Baby" who sells a Size 6 rated for "16-35kg" - that's *77lbs* for the yankees here.
...according to this CDC chart, 16-35kg maps to boys aged 3.5 (at a minimum) all the way to 11 (based on the 50% percentile). That creeps me out.
Other examples I've seen include "Sanita Happies", a Jordanian brand available in 23+ kg "XXLarge" size, which is 8 years old by average (and their packaging shows what looks like a smiling 4-5 yearold girl with an obvious bulge), and "Finee Size 5" which is 22+kg. SCA, makers of Tena, also have a baby-diaper line, Libero, available up to Size 7 which claims suitability for those weighing 15-30kg (3-9 years old, according to the CDC).
There is also an adult diaper manufacturer in Germany that sells non-baby diapers for children (i.e. youth diapers for the incontinent), I've forgotten their name and website unfortunately, which actually brands it as "for Kids!", with colorful packaging and their website contains language along the lines of "it's important to inform your child not to be ashamed about wearing diapers and it's only because they need them". If I find the link I'll post it (though I do understand the diapers themselves are plain-white with wetness indicators).
...it's like something out of a certain blue-colored website we love to hate.
I'm so creeped out and affected by this because, first-and-foremost, I don't want to let any children become ABDLs, and I'm worried what the effect of exposure to diapers outside of the normal age-range is (though I'm aware that many of us say we were toilet-trained at a very young age, for the record I was trained at 2.5 years). The second is, honestly, feelings of jealousy. Size 6 wasn't introduced in the UK until I was 10 years old and wouldn't fit me then - now that apparently in Germany I could have gotten myself infantile diapers that would have fit me like a glove.
Now I know these are all edge-cases, and matter-of-factly these diapers are probably being used to curb bedwetting rather than for the purpose of infantilising children, but it just doesn't feel right to me.
Does anyone have any other thoughts, or know if any other bigger baby diapers?
Note that I'm obviously not counting ABDL diapers.