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    Default so snuggies come with an expiration date...

    I was about to throw away an empty Snuggies bag and I noticed an expiration date (two years from now) stamped on it. I've never heard of this before and frankly can't even fathom why a diaper would require such a thing. I checked my Tenas and Dry24s: no date on them.

    Any clues?

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    Might just be a cute way of them keeping track of which packages to ship from the warehouse first. Ten years from now if they are still in business (and I've no reason to think they won't be) it would probably be best if they'd moved all their product from this year, as opposed to having some stack up in the back forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodyRush View Post
    Might just be a cute way of them keeping track of which packages to ship from the warehouse first. Ten years from now if they are still in business (and I've no reason to think they won't be) it would probably be best if they'd moved all their product from this year, as opposed to having some stack up in the back forever.
    I could go with that except that it was directly beneath a manufactured on​ date...

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    It could be on there because the adhesive on the tapes could start to lose grip. My question is where are
    the diapers made?

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    My abena's have a shelf life on them. I assumed all diapers did.

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    Most disposable diapers have a shelf life of about 2-5 years, depending on the conditions they're stored in. If kept at a dry, cool and isolated place they can last more than 2 years, but after that oxidation will affect the padding and adhesive on the tapes. The adhesive won't work as well and the padding will discolor to a yellow hue. Beyond that not much else changes though, so if you don't mind the color and can staple or otherwise reinforce the tabs, they're still usable.

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    It's probably not something that the public should know about, a secret code for some unknown (but likely harmless) manufacturing process or inspection disguised as an expiration date. For us it's an expiration date, but to the manufacturers it's a code, a certain month/year/day might mean something different for the specific package. It's only relevant inside the factory so they slap a manufactured on date over it so that nobody wonders about it, but then again I could be totally wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyi View Post
    Most disposable diapers have a shelf life of about 2-5 years, depending on the conditions they're stored in. If kept at a dry, cool and isolated place they can last more than 2 years, but after that oxidation will affect the padding and adhesive on the tapes. The adhesive won't work as well and the padding will discolor to a yellow hue. Beyond that not much else changes though, so if you don't mind the color and can staple or otherwise reinforce the tabs, they're still usable.
    These are Snuggies I'm talking about: they come with weak padding and lousy tapes! :-)

    (That's a tad unfair: the tapes stick; they just won't restick.​)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerry View Post
    .... Any clues?
    An expiry date would limit a manufacturers responsibility to the customer - over stock which has clearly passed its stated use by date. (?) Love it or lump it, diapers are perishable goods as the plastic and to a lesser extent paper will degrade in time even with optimal storage conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FauxPas View Post
    My abena's have a shelf life on them. I assumed all diapers did.
    Same here. I've noticed use-by dates on a lot of different diapers. It seems like they started printing them around 8 to 10 years ago. I assumed it was some kind of new manufacturing standard that requires them for hygiene reasons (so that the diapers don't absorb so much moisture from the atmosphere that mould starts to grow).

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