What size of nappies should I get

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So I was looking at Dorset Nursing as they seemed decently priced and sell Abri-forms but I don't know which size/rating I should get. My waist is about 85cm so I assume I should get a medium but they have super, extra and extra plus. Can someone a little more experienced point me in the right direction?
 
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well i usaly mesure in inches and i would look for the one priced most. they USALY not allways have the best quality. But i would check for the brand online for the best on absorbancy. hope i help at all.
 

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85 cm = 850 mm
25mm~1 inch

850
25 = about 34 inches. medium i beilieve is 32-44 but idk, get the ones with 34 inches


yea, you want medium. there site mesures in cm
 

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So I was looking at Dorset Nursing as they seemed decently priced and sell Abri-forms but I don't know which size/rating I should get. My waist is about 85cm so I assume I should get a medium but they have super, extra and extra plus. Can someone a little more experienced point me in the right direction?
"Extra", "Super" and "Extra Plus" are absorbency ratings. They have nothing to do with the size of the diaper but with how much pee it can absorb. So you can most likely buy any type of absorbency in any size, which makes for many combinations. So go for medium size, that's pretty much a given, and then choose the absorbency you like best. THe higher the absorbency, the less diapers you will find in a package, while you'll get more diapers per package with a lower absorbency for the same price.

However, I remember hearing that many UK online suppliers of diapers send out diapers in marked boxes, i.e. in the original boxes that clearly say what'S in it. So I'd suggest emailing that company first and asking what kind of box your diapers will arrive in!

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Glad you like em, Steel. I ordered some Molicares from Dorset and they definitely came in a Molicare box. There was some tape over the names, but you could read the name through it. Kind of bad, as my flatmates might have noticed. Blushing Buyer is more discreet, although they come wrapped in lots of black plastic, which is also potentially suspicious.
 
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Mine came in a thick plastic bag, no clues apart from the return address.

At the moment I'm having some trouble hiding them. I did have them hidden in the loft (no one goes up there, you have to dangle precariously from a ladder to access it) but some boiler work may be going on so I thought I better move them. I can't find anywhere else to put them, and they're rather bulky...
 

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I'd definitely recommend Save in Germany (SaveExpress | Sanitaetsfachhandel Save Express Oliver Weidlich Sanitaetshaus), especially if you can order bulk to keep shipping prices down. They ship to UK and I've found even with shipping it can be same or cheaper than UK prices (though apparently now in the UK you can get diapers under a certain quantity, VAT free without a medical declaration which would cut prices).

Huge stock and ship in plain boxes. AB/TB/DL aware it seems. They do samplers as well.

Oh, and...

Abri - holds loads, fall apart though and smells really bad if left wet too long. King of pee quantity though.

Tena Maxi - my second favourite. Holds loads and great fit. Reduces smell.

Harmony Power - was my favourite when they still did the normal version. Now it's hard to get anything but the 'AIR' version which is cloth backed. Save have some of the plastic ones left in 'Power' but only in small size now. They have the 'Super' (holds less) too though. However, even the AIR I'm coming to like now. They are quite like modern pampers really, just without the print and colours (unfortunately). The fit with Harmony is fantastic. Single huge velcro tapes that wrap around the waste and ensure a nice hugging fit. They are the most comfortable nappies I've ever worn. Don't hold as much as Abri and Tena though, but a fair amount.
 
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I'd definitely recommend Save in Germany (SaveExpress | Sanitaetsfachhandel Save Express Oliver Weidlich Sanitaetshaus), especially if you can order bulk to keep shipping prices down. They ship to UK and I've found even with shipping it can be same or cheaper than UK prices (though apparently now in the UK you can get diapers under a certain quantity, VAT free without a medical declaration which would cut prices).

Huge stock and ship in plain boxes. AB/TB/DL aware it seems. They do samplers as well.
I am considering buying from this company- but was wondering, although the site promises "neutral packaging" if there is any condemning and visible paper work associated with the fact that the product is imported (I also live in the UK) or if the box is indeed "neutral" as promised?
 

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I am considering buying from this company- but was wondering, although the site promises "neutral packaging" if there is any condemning and visible paper work associated with the fact that the product is imported (I also live in the UK) or if the box is indeed "neutral" as promised?
The box is always plain. It's usually a box of Tena or Abri branding that's been turned inside out so all the logos are on the inside.

The paper work is that stuff in a plastic envelope stuck to the front which is the shipping note. It may vary depending which courier you choose, but usually other than your address, there is some wording in German and I think the name of the company. I'm not certain as I don't really know German, but I there's nothing on there that shouts out "diapers" / "nappies". The company name wouldn't really give it away unless you knew who they were, and it's not printed in big letters so you'd have to go looking for it.

There's no customs declaration if it's shipped within the EU, so no problem there.

Oh, and the invoice is inside the box, so you'd have to open it to find out what was ordered.

I'd say it would look a lot like a box from a computer retailer or something like that. Certainly more neutral than from UK retailers I've found.
 

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The paper work is that stuff in a plastic envelope stuck to the front which is the shipping note. It may vary depending which courier you choose, but usually other than your address, there is some wording in German and I think the name of the company. I'm not certain as I don't really know German, but I there's nothing on there that shouts out "diapers" / "nappies". The company name wouldn't really give it away unless you knew who they were, and it's not printed in big letters so you'd have to go looking for it.
If I remember correctly, the return address label just reads "Save Express O. Weidlich", so you'D have to check the internet what and where "Save Express" is. I think it may even come without the "Save Express" nowadays, so it looks like you ordered something from someone named "O. Weidlich". Even harder to find out who that is.

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I would definitely say medium for you, especially since mediums hold a lot more than small diapers do. They may be a bit big and you could probably fit in smalls and they'd be more discreet, but if you're going for capacity and the like, definitely a medium.
 
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