Tesco Supermarket *Selling Small Adult/Teenager Nappies* 2 Tabs Each Side *UK*

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Coincidentally I was in Tesco this afternoon and there was a girl of about 7 or 8 running around who didn’t seem to have any obvious developmental or physical disabilities but was very clearly wearing a nappy under her leggings. I wasn’t particularly looking but you couldn’t miss it. As I mentioned up thread there’s a trend in the UK for kids to be kept in nappies later, even after toilet training. It has been reported in the media that many kids wear at home but are put in normal underwear for school and I think that’s what this new product line might be aimed at tapping into.
 

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Coincidentally I was in Tesco this afternoon and there was a girl of about 7 or 8 running around who didn’t seem to have any obvious developmental or physical disabilities but was very clearly wearing a nappy under her leggings. I wasn’t particularly looking but you couldn’t miss it. As I mentioned up thread there’s a trend in the UK for kids to be kept in nappies later, even after toilet training. It has been reported in the media that many kids wear at home but are put in normal underwear for school and I think that’s what this new product line might be aimed at tapping into.
Not all disabilities are visible. Several children with high-fuctioning autism are still in nappies for various reasons, for example, and you might never know they were autistic until they're in a situation they're not comfortable in. I would suggest it being that visible at that age indicates the child is either not fully socially aware, or that they don't feel the need to be embarrassed. A parent doing it without good reason is unlikely to want others to know. Equally, she may have all manner of conditions that cause her to be incontinent without any obvious accompanying physical disability. You never know, and you're unlikely to find out.

I find it hard to believe there are significant numbers of children at that age in nappies at home just out of laziness or convenience, despite what the Daily Mail or Express may try to tell you. I can believe there are several 4 or 5 year olds starting school barely trained due to poor parenting, and there seems to be much more evidence in support of this, but by that age they are easily physically capable and peer pressure is going to be a big incentive to train. Don't forget that nappies are expensive for the parents too.

This product probably has a few markets in mind:
  • Young, but increasingly larger children. Kids are getting larger and worryingly more overweight / obese.
  • Bedwetters where the parent or child would prefer a nappy-style product instead of a pull up.
  • Children with disabilities (probably the main target). They might not yet have a proper diagnosis to receive nappies on the NHS, or they need more than are provided. You only get 4 per day as far as I understand which may not be enough if fecally incontinent as well.
 

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Here are some images for comparison against Drynites 8-15 and Pampers Size 8. When compared directly with the Drynires and Pampers these Tesco Nappies are very low quality - they seem to have an excessive amount of pulp and hardly any SAP!

https://ibb.co/fVkqdV
https://ibb.co/d8TyXq
https://ibb.co/kTMVdV
On one hand lots of pulp is good to make them comfy and help hold in the wetness until the SAP can work its magic but that means you have to have the other hand of enough SAP.

are they plastic or cloth backed?
They looks cloth like backed from the photos to me as their isn’t any shine to them. The shape what I am assuming are wetness indicators remind me of really old products though.
 

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Any children or adults with a legit medical need for incontinence products get them on the NHS. That is why we don't have them in pharmacies and larger supermarkets, and never will (other than for the elderly as at present)
ROFL I have legit need for them but still never use NHS Provided Diapers because they SUCK are paper thin generic brand non ABDL themed:( for Old Sad Folks Thanks I'd Rather Stand NHS. R O F L > I'll stick with ABU PeekABU and Cushies, SDK's as preferred Medical Need Diaper of choice :) NHS UP your game and Refund THESE and I will happily Claim my allowance for ABU Products. But that not gonna happen until 2100's.
 

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Kids and teens that need nappies, should have access to better quality nappies(and possibly cool looking too). There's no reason to leave them out.
 

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Dimensions for those interested, stretched out:

Length: 62cm / Width padding: 18-19cm / Width front: 44cm / Width back: 42cm
 

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have you got a photo to share ? because they only do the pants and none with tabs
I think you must be right.

I looked on the website and they only have pants and pads. I could have sworn I saw some - but they must have been different kinds of pants.

Boots do more- but it looks like everyone else only does pants :(
 

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Just go to tesco. Com and type in junior nappies. It came off the back of a petition from a mother who wanted larger sized nappies. Tesco agree to work with her for something for older disabled kids
 

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Just go to tesco. Com and type in junior nappies. It came off the back of a petition from a mother who wanted larger sized nappies. Tesco agree to work with her for something for older disabled kids
Kudos to Tesco for stepping up to help older kids with disabilities. :)
 

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It doesn't say that anywhere.

Disabled kids in the UK would get incontinence products free on the NHS. You don't get a choice of brand, but there would be a few product options that a trained nurse should help asses what is most appropriate.
Not necessarily, the reason why Tesco has done this is because of this petition: https://www.change.org/p/supermarkets-to-sell-or-make-larger-nappies-for-children-with-additional-support-needs they are hoping other stores follow suit. Which they probably will as Tesco are going to make quite a bit of money from this.
 

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I wonder if this takes off they might start stocking premium incontinence nappies?
 

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As CookieMonstah says, this is a response by Tesco to a campaign by a mum of a disabled kid:

https://samedifference1.com/2018/11/09/tesco-creates-larger-nappies-for-disabled-children-in-response-to-campaign/


Parents of children with disabilities can now buy larger-size nappies for their children thanks to the successful campaign of a mum in need.

Laura Rutherford found it hard to find nappies for her four-year-old son Brody who has global development delay, epilepsy, autism and hypermobility syndrome. The mum petitioned supermarkets to sell or make larger nappies for children with additional support needs, and Tesco responded.

The supermarket worked with Rutherford to create these nappies, which include a wetness indicator and double strength fixing tapes to help with a secure fit on a larger child. The ‘Tesco Health Junior Nappies’ cater for kids whose disability means they continue to need nappies and have outgrown regular sizes.

“When you have a baby one of the many things you don’t expect to use indefinitely is nappies,” said Rutherford. ”You look in to the not so distant future and envisage the ‘joys’ of potty training and eventually a nappy-free life. For parents of children with disabilities it can be very different.

“There are thousands of children in the UK like Brody, older than ‘typical’ children, who are not potty trained and require bigger nappies. I felt like something needed to be done.”

After setting up the change.org petition – and getting more than 18,000 signatures – Rutherford was overwhelmed with the support from other parents in the same boat.

Families are able to receive nappies through the NHS continence service, but Rutherford said the referral age, eligibility, waiting time and the number of nappies a family receives differs greatly throughout the UK. “Because of this, there is a huge demand for larger nappies in supermarkets,” she said.

Rutherford was over the moon when Tesco got in touch saying they’d like to work with her on designing the new nappies.

“It was great to work closely with Laura on the design of the nappies and incorporate her thoughts into the final product,” said Sinead Bell, Tesco category director for baby, beauty and toiletries. “We hope this is a little help to Laura and Brody and other families in the same position.”

They nappies are available in Tesco stores now and a pack of 20 is priced at £4.50.

Good on them I say.
 

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As CookieMonstah says, this is a response by Tesco to a campaign by a mum of a disabled kid:

https://samedifference1.com/2018/11/09/tesco-creates-larger-nappies-for-disabled-children-in-response-to-campaign/





Good on them I say.
I signed the petition myself as I've cared for children as old as 13 with developmental problems and have to wear nappies and it's crazy how expensive they are as the ones from the NHS are terrible. Also children who are bigger now and need the bigger sizes, and I'm not talking about obese children. I've seen 2 years olds as tall as 4 or 5 year olds. It's crazy.
 

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The waist side is identical to the old Libero Junior from Tena, the XS size of adult adult range.
The very wide padding at the crotch (18cm) will provide a good leak proof, but this nappies will be more advised for night time use or for non-walking disabled children. An XS pull ups or drynight would be more comfy for active children, so more pricey.
 
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