Nappy Pants

Nikki - posted on 10/24/2010 ( 49 moms have responded )

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Ok, not sure if these are new, or if I have just noticed them. Pull ups for babies that won't lay still during nappy changes.

From the Australian Huggies website.
Changing your active baby's nappy is not always the easiest of tasks. Especially with an active toddler who wants to be up and about exploring and playing, not lying down to have her nappy changed! That's why there's Huggies® Nappy-Pants - especially designed to take the stress out of changing the nappy of an active baby. Huggies Nappy-Pants have the absorbency of a nappy and go on like pants, so your toddler simply steps in and you put them on just like pants

Trivial debate I know, but anyway, are these a must have convenience for parents with active babies, or a cop out, is teaching your child to participate in nappy change time an integral beginning to behaviour management.

These nappy pants start for babies 10gk and over I believe, so by that standard I would have been able to use them with my 9 month old.

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I just googled them so I could get a better understanding. So they are a cross between a diaper and pull up? Interesting. Do they make changing in public easier?

Anyway, I think that learning to be still comes with maturity, not forcing them into it. Babies and toddlers are just naturally curious and busy. There are countless other ways to teach discipline throughout the typical day of a toddler, so if you have the tools to make diaper changing a little easier, why not use them?

Dana - posted on 10/25/2010

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I think it's great and I don't think it's a cop out. Why should parents have to suffer with a wriggling/kicking/rolling baby only because it's not the "old way" of doing something. I've never seen them but, I imagine they would come in handy.

Jess - posted on 10/24/2010

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I think learning to sit still and be changed is very important. It sets a foundation from a very early age that what mum say's goes !

I have fought with Ava until we have both been in tears trying to change her, but now that she is 14 months old she finally gets it. Its saved me loads of money, because if I had just given into her and paid out the money for the nappy pants then it would have cost me a lot more per box.

Kids need to learn to do as they are told and why not start teaching them from the time they learn to roll over ?

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OMG Nikki, don't even bother with these. Huge waste of money!

I was on an opinion panel for the Nappy Pants and was given a box of them. There were enough for a fortnight's use, but I got jack of them after two days! Poopy pants are really hard to remove without making a mess everywhere and they lack the absorbency of a regular nappy so we had lots of leaks... even MORE for me to clean up, yippie! The fit is really fiddly, so if you're kid is a tad too small waisted for it to fit snugly, it just lets EVERYTHING fall out. And you can't roll them up at the waist (or leg) like a cloth nappy, nor can you tighten them like a regular s'posie.

My nappy wearer actually fiddled around MORE when trying to get the nappy pants on than he does with a regular nappy.

Don't even get me started on the price!

They are just utter crap.

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Since we are talking about poop now... my son is a poop machine. Every once in a while he will go a day w/out pooping, but he poops a TON. Maybe only once a day... sometimes up to 3 times a day, but w/ the amount that he poops.... let's just say I'm glad he poops in the toilet 99% of the time now. ;)

Rosie - posted on 10/25/2010

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no dana, theres a kind of diaper that is already out thats like this, i swear!! i've looked at the diaper websites cause i'm positive but i can't find it, lol!! maybe they got rid of them? or maybe i'm crazy!!

Dana - posted on 10/25/2010

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Ethan only goes (poop) once a day so these might be handy in situations where we are out and about, otherwise, I don't mind the struggle of a diaper change.

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LOL, I think how often you go is partly hereditary too. My girl is a poo machine. And she's never had juice. But she has a high fibre diet. AND low tolerances/allergies to food and I'm the same. I'd be worried if she didn't go at least once a day. For her that would be extremely unusual. I know where all the clean toilets are in this city. Enough said!

Back to the nappies, Pull ups for toilet training are completely useless. The kids don't associate them as anything different to a nappy and they use one as such. If you're truly serious about toilet training, just put them in undies. A few accidents is a good teaching tool.

And as far as these nappy pants go, the hardest thing I found is cleaning them up if they're wriggly. Getting the nappy on is not that big a deal. My daughter isn't a wriggler but I work with infants and toddlers and have changed my fair share of nappies and then some. Oh and you can put on normal nappies with the child standing up. It just takes some getting used to.

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Yes, we do have Pull-ups, Kati but those are only for toddlers who are potty training. The nappy pants that the OP is refering to are for infants/babies, not toddlers who are learning to go on their own.



Just for the record, Roxanne and I are the strange ones. It's pretty normal for adults and older children to only poop every other day or once a day at the most. There are health reason why I go so frequently. ;)

Jenn - posted on 10/25/2010

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My other kids do OK drinking juice, but even a little bit and it makes Elizabeth have the runs.

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don't we already have something similar? thery're kindof like pull-ups-the sides open like pull ups. anyhoo, i'm not too keen on them, other people might like them, but i have always hated how easily my children can get that type of thing off. for some reason regular diapers are harder for my kids to get off, or else they just don't fuck around with em. meh. i say they could be good for some people, but not for me.

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Haha! Funny that we're even discussing this. Roxanne also poops on schedule....first thing after breakfast, after her nap and after dinner before her bath. I think there are A LOT of factors that play a role in how often someone poops and they're not always things we can control. This might be TMI but I poop often as well. Hmmm? Gross! Sorry ladies.

Amie - posted on 10/25/2010

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Interesting. Our youngest only poops once a day but she gets juice. She's on a schedule, she poops within an hour of waking. lol Well unless she's sick or teething, ugh.

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I don't know, I guess it just depends on how active your child is. I mean, when my son was younger I remember doing diaper changes where I'd literally have to pin his arms down with my toes so that I could use my hands on his lower half. My hubby used to tell me I looked like a wierd spider creature changing his diaper that way lol I don't think I would have used the pull ups on him when he was younger because I just worked it out and reminded myself that he's a baby, he's gonna squirm. Now that he's starting to potty train? I'm avoiding the pull-ups like the plague. I have several friends who have used them and only a few have good reviews about them. Most of the people I know who have used them said it made potty training harder. I mean, it's just a diaper without tabs. They still get to pee and poo in them. Plus, they are so much more expensive than diapers. I'm sticking with diapers while we potty train and we put some "big boy" underwear on over the diaper, so that he gets used to the feel and look of them. He likes having Thomas or Lightning McQueen on his butt lol To each his / her own though.

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Eliza gets plenty of water, but just cannot go without the prune juice. I have to limit her milk intake or it will get really bad...as in 2-3 days with no poop if she has to much.

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Roxanne only drinks water and has one 8 oz. glass of milk a day. She might have the occasional glass of juice but not at home.

Jenn - posted on 10/25/2010

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Yeah, Elizabeth used to poop a lot until I stopped giving her juice - now it's a nice solid one once a day.

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Well, for me I change about 10 wet ones a day and only 2 poops - so it would be handy on the run.

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Ok, so sorta pointless then, IMO of course. I guess I'm just lucky that Roxanne has always liked diaper changes. She's never been a struggle.

Jenn - posted on 10/25/2010

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Because the baby doesn't have to lay down. If you have a squirmy wormy baby, sometimes it's not worth the fight. Or like others said - when you're out somewhere. I've done multiple diaper changes on my girls when they're standing up and while I can manage to get a diaper on, a pull-up style would be much simpler.

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I've never heard of them and I wouldn't have had a need for them. Roxanne has always been easy to change.

Jenn - posted on 10/25/2010

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I don't think we have those here but if they were the same price as regular diapers I'd try them out. I have 22 month old twins so we do a LOT of diaper changes on the run LOL!

Krista - posted on 10/25/2010

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I can see them being great for when you're on the road, for certain. Not every public washroom has a changing table, and some of the ones that do are pretty nasty.

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These have been sold in the UK for a couple of years now but they are called Little Walkers, and they start from 7kg.

http://www.huggiesclub.co.uk/busy-baby/p...

Pampers also do a version called Easy-Up Pants which start at 8kg.

http://www.pampers.co.uk/en_GB/proddetai...

My son's nearly 11 months old and has just went over 9kg, but he was on the 9th percentile for the first 5 1/2 months of his life. I'm thinking of starting to use these soon because nappy changing is hell and he's nearly at walking unaided.

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They've just started advertising those in New Zealand too. My daughter has always been good at having her nappy changed (Fingers crossed she continues to do so) so I won't bother with these. I don't think they'd be that much easier anyways if you have a real wiggler. And you'd have to take their pants and shoes off to get them on. That would annoy me.

Personally I just think this is a gimmick to try and get a few extra dollars out of parents.

Charlie - posted on 10/25/2010

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Im almost rolling on the floor laughing in RL that is so funny bahahaha "nappy headed ho " WTF is that ?

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Thanks for the explanation Erin!

I got some very interesting links in my google search for "Nappy Pants." Besides the Huggies, "Nappy Headed Ho" was one of the most tame.

Ez - posted on 10/24/2010

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They're in the form of a pull up but the inside is just like a nappy. If that makes any sense. And yes they definitely do make changing in public easier. That's why I initially bought them.

Totally agree with your second paragraph too Sara! Try forcing my 14+kg 20mth old to lay still 'because Mummy said so' lol.

Amie - posted on 10/24/2010

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I don't see the issue with them. Perhaps if they were available here I wouldn't be as fast as I am at changing diapers.

I had one friend break down in tears a couple years ago. Her oldest son is 11 months younger than our 3rd. She was upset because her little boy fussed while changed but mine didn't because I went through it so fast.

I don't see how it would be a cop out either? No kid likes being changed, babies are the worst because they can not communicate, however a toddler can. If, for example, they have the beginnings of a rash and the parent doesn't notice. It makes them uncomfortable and they wiggle, scream and all around lose it that much faster.

Ez - posted on 10/24/2010

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I love them too. But Loureen is right, they are expensive. So I usually just use them when we're out. They're not for toilet-training though, as they still draw all the moisture away like normal nappies (unlike the Pull-Ups that have the wetness liner to allow the child to feel when they've gone).

I don't really see the big deal TBH. Whatever works for people is fine by me. It would never have occurred to me that these Nappy Pant would be considered a cop out?!?! And it certainly wouldn't affect my decision to use them either.

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I wouldn't buy them, but I don't have a strong aversion to their existence. If it makes someone's life easier, go for it. Same with pull-ups. I think they are kind of pointless, because they feel just like a diaper. But we used them in public for a few weeks while potty training. It was more for my peace of mind than for her. If wearing a pull-up at home, she wouldn't be as consistent with the potty as when she was wearing panties. She's now in panties full time, except while sleeping! So, I guess the nappy pants and pull-ups have their place, but it's not a necessity.

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If people want to waste the money on them... why not? Probably pretty brilliant of the diaper makers to think of that. I wouldn't personally buy them, but then again... Pull ups would be MUCH easier for me and my son right now instead of keeping him in diapers, but since I can get 80 diapers for the same price as 40 pull ups.... he's staying in diapers until HE is ready for big boy underwear. ;)

Sharon - posted on 10/24/2010

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AH. hhmm i"m not sure what to think of it. Thanks for clarifying though!

Nikki - posted on 10/24/2010

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They are Sharon, but a younger version, not for toilet training but for babies that won't sit still to have their nappy changed.

Sharon - posted on 10/24/2010

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Are these like the american "pull ups" from huggies?

I didn't see an issue with those for toddlers. They made potty training easier, as they slipped on and off like undies/pants.

Charlie - posted on 10/24/2010

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I love them !!!
But they are so expensive for so little , its a luxury for sure .

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