UK disposable nappy nostalgia 80s/90s

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Fantastic!

I remember all of those!!!

Still haven’t found any close ups of the “Stages” range that came between the Advanced Ultra and Performers ranges. I suppose they were short-lived...

That said, the ones I remember swiping (thick, rubbery plastic, blue waistband) looked just like the Advanced Ultra nappies shown here, so maybe they were the same nappy in different packaging?

Thank you very very much for finding and sharing these! The nostalgia-fest continues!

😁😁😁😁😁
I'm glad I can help keep the good times rolling...and put some of my research skills to proper use :).

The 1989 advert mentions two lines of nappies being sold, the "All in One Elasticated" and the "Ultra Absorbent" with adjustable waistband. Maybe the folks in marketing decided "Stages" would sell better than all in one elasticated?

Did you see the ebay link to the Peaudouce Slipad? I'm going to keep an eye for those in the future.
 

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Yes!! I remember these sooo well. Oh my goodness. The first 1991 ad...this was 100% one of the two nappies I found at home that really started my love of nappies.

That would make total sense year wise, and also as my mum did all the shopping at Sainsbury’s 😀

where DID you find these? Thank you though!
I was hammering away without finding anything...and something occurred to me...Sainesbury's is a massive enterprise and been around for ages -- I bet they have a museum or archive. They do! :D

A quick search should pull it up.

Does anyone want to visit the Sainsbury Archive in London with a decent dslr? :cool:
 

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I'm glad I can help keep the good times rolling...and put some of my research skills to proper use :).

The 1989 advert mentions two lines of nappies being sold, the "All in One Elasticated" and the "Ultra Absorbent" with adjustable waistband. Maybe the folks in marketing decided "Stages" would sell better than all in one elasticated?

Did you see the ebay link to the Peaudouce Slipad? I'm going to keep an eye for those in the future.
I did, thank you very much. I only ever saw the product once and that was old stock in an old fashioned pharmacy. Sadly I never got my hands on any. Brilliant to see!

The Sainsbury’s stuff was fantastic to see again.

Thanks again- you made my day! 😁
 

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I did, thank you very much. I only ever saw the product once and that was old stock in an old fashioned pharmacy. Sadly I never got my hands on any. Brilliant to see!

The Sainsbury’s stuff was fantastic to see again.

Thanks again- you made my day! 😁
Good deal!

Are you a fan of the UK children's resuable products / cloth training pants of the 80's - 90's at all?

I believe I have some good quality catalog images.

And I have a few pairs of some UK children's pants, one in particular is a bit of a rarity -- in the mid to late 90's Kushies made a largely unknown line of training pants for much much older kids, like 2.5 - 3x bigger than the xxl size they make now, and they were sold in the UK through PerfectlyHappyPeople (later as inconfidence.co.uk).
 
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Good deal!

Are you a fan of the UK children's resuable products / cloth training pants of the 80's - 90's at all?

I believe I have some good quality catalog images.

And I have a few pairs of some UK children's pants, one in particular is a bit of a rarity -- in the mid to late 90's Kushies made a largely unknown line of training pants for much much older kids, like 2.5 - 3x bigger than the xxl size they make now, and they were sold in the UK through PerfectlyHappyPeople (later as inconfidence.co.uk).

I remember the Perfectly Happy People website. I think they did an all in one slip style reusable.

I’m very much a plastic backed disposable enthusiast with an interest in disposable Pull-Ups.

I’d be delighted to see any more product images of that sort from the 80s and 90s especially, I’d love to see any supermarket nappies from that time as they’re especially hard to find pictures of.
 

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I wonder how Ms. Minogue felt about seeing her name attached to a brand of incontinence underwear? I do remember seeing those advertised back in the day...
 

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Good deal!

Are you a fan of the UK children's resuable products / cloth training pants of the 80's - 90's at all?

I believe I have some good quality catalog images.

And I have a few pairs of some UK children's pants, one in particular is a bit of a rarity -- in the mid to late 90's Kushies made a largely unknown line of training pants for much much older kids, like 2.5 - 3x bigger than the xxl size they make now, and they were sold in the UK through PerfectlyHappyPeople (later as inconfidence.co.uk).
Hi the washable nappies for older children / adults were called Freestyle. They were listed on the PHP / Perfectly Happy People website:
https://web.archive.org/web/19991128035657/http://phpbaby.com/
This took you to the medicair website (not the same as the current medicair):
https://web.archive.org/web/20000306111556/http://www.medicair.co.uk/freestyle.html
The pictures don't work for me but you can see them on the Urincontrol website:
https://web.archive.org/web/20010205042900/http://urincontrol.com/brief.htm
 

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Hi the washable nappies for older children / adults were called Freestyle. They were listed on the PHP / Perfectly Happy People website:
https://web.archive.org/web/19991128035657/http://phpbaby.com/
This took you to the medicair website (not the same as the current medicair):
https://web.archive.org/web/20000306111556/http://www.medicair.co.uk/freestyle.html
The pictures don't work for me but you can see them on the Urincontrol website:
https://web.archive.org/web/20010205042900/http://urincontrol.com/brief.htm
The one's I'm talking about were not part of the Freestyle line (Freestyle was still a great product though).

The model for the special sized Kushies (Kooshies pre 1998) training pants sold by InConfidence / Medicare was BAH1511. Give me a sec and I'll dig up the Wayback pages.
 

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OK, at medicair.co.uk, the earliest ones I could find on Wayback were sold as model CAA215 down at the bottom of the page. I know they had already been out 3-4 years at least by 1999. There's also a link to the Freestyle products on a separate page. https://web.archive.org/web/19990204035751/http://www.medicair.co.uk:80/tpants.html
Kushies -Medicair1999 01.JPG

I think InConfidence had quite a bit of the old stock on hand and didn't actually sell out of them until around 2011-2012. I believe it was old stock because mine have the old pre-1998 "Kooshies" label tag. The waist fit was listed at 26-32" but the sizing was very very generous. The waist fit and rise height proportions were approximately what would today be something like a men's medium.

https://web.archive.org/web/2006051...nfidence.co.uk:80/prodinfo.asp?number=BAH1511
Kushies -InConfidence01.JPG
 
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The patterns and designs available changed once or twice, but the entire BAH line (BAH1509 - BAH1511) could be purchased with "fun prints" which were same prints Kushies used for their training pants at the time. I think there were 7-8 different fun prints all together. For online images, here is one to the BAH1509 model - sized for 9-10yrs here: https://web.archive.org/web/20020212074439/http://www.medicair.co.uk:80/BAH1509.JPG
BAH1509.jpg

The CAA to BAH prefix change happened sometime between 1999 - 2001 -- The product description was copied straight over from the CAA.
https://web.archive.org/web/2001051....com:80/store/products.asp?dept=&pagenumber=6
 
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I managed to get my hands on a freestyle maxi off eBay once.

Sadly it leaked far too soon.

Great idea, though.
 

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I managed to get my hands on a freestyle maxi off eBay once.

Sadly it leaked far too soon.

Great idea, though.
That's why I was asking though -- If anyone wants to see some pics...I have a pair of the biggest BAH1511 in new, unused condition :D. I didn't want to hijack your thread if you weren't interested though.
 
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That's why I was asking though -- If anyone wants to see some pics...I have a pair of the biggest BAH1511 in new, unused condition :D. I didn't want to hijack your thread if you weren't interested though.
Not to worry about hijacking- a nostalgia fest it is, so anyone should feel free to coontribute! 😁
 

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That's why I was asking though -- If anyone wants to see some pics...I have a pair of the biggest BAH1511 in new, unused condition :D. I didn't want to hijack your thread if you weren't interested though.
I want to see them pics please - maybe put them on a different thread though as you say this is supposed to be about disposables
 
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