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I decided to buy these playtime nappies quite awhile ago now to use for my toddler instead of the normal brand i buy. My toddler is into everything and forever running around so i thought these nappies would be ideal as they wouldn't be quite so bulky, and enable my son to run around with a bit more ease as these nappies are a smaller fit, but i was very disappointed by them. They are way too small! They didn't fit very well and went back to my usual nappies for my son. These nappies did not do anything they claimed to do, such as make your child play more comfortably without a bulky nappy. I certainly won't be buying them anymore!
The only explanation I can come up with to explain what Pampers are trying to do with these nappies is that they saw the adverts for Huggies where the baby is crawling around with no nappy on in attempt to show how comfy their nappies are, and decided to go one better and create the nappy that really isn't there! These really are totally utter rubbish. Too small, too tight, prone to coming undone, and designed in such a way that my son managed to wee without getting the nappy wet at all, but totally soaked all his clothes. I dread to think what would happen if you used one while baby slept, though I guess it would be one way to create a paddling pool for your child. The amazing thing is they have the gaol to charge such a ridiculous price for a strip of un-absorbant cotton wool about the same size as a sanitary towel. You almost have to admire their cheek. Maybe these work better for girls, but somehow, I really can't see it. I'm just relieved he didn't poo in one!
I bought these to give my son more room to move and therefore encourage him to crawl but I really think it makes little difference. They seem to give up and leak far more quickly than cheaper nappies. They are are expensive. They are never included in promotions such as extra loyaly points or money off. And they feel rough to the touch. I have no idea how these are supposed to be more comfortable!?! They didn't work with my son either he is now eleven months old and is showing no sign of any intention to move!
I agree with gazza, I also bought these nappies for my son, thought they looked a bit more comfortable than the ordinary nappies and as he is now trying to crawl, I thought he would have more room. How wrong, he is quite a big lad weighing over 21 lbs, but the maxi which are supposed to fit a 40 lb baby in (I challenge anyone to get a 40 lb baby into maxi playtimes, and if pampers can do it, I would like to see) As gazza said, they fit around the bum, but are a struggle to do up around the waist and if you do manage to do them up they leave red marks. I have 2 packs of these nappies that are wasted and at over £5.00 per pack, thats a lot to be sat there doing nothing.
Have pampers got the sizings right? I saw the adverts and decided to try Pampers Playtimes. I selected their maxi size which is what I normally purchase but found them extremely hard to fit. They fitted fine around the bottom etc and looked to be far less bulky that the ordinary nappies but they were far too tight on the waist no matter how I put them on. I moved to the junior size [why are there no maxi-plus?] for a bigger waist but they fell off! A good idea in principal Pampers, but do not fit particularly well and therefore do not do the job well.
I used Playtimes as a step up from the larger Huggies sizes (thinking that Pampers had solved my problems). Although Playtimes have a different strapping angle for securing the nappy, my 2 year old will not fit in them and my 14 month old, barely fits them. Following various promotions (eg. buy 1 get 1 free), I'm bursting with these things and feel as though I'm forcing my youngest to wear them. The principle is fab.. the reality is awful. They just don't fit "normal" kids of a certain size, and my two kiddies are not, in anyway, large. Once they'd sussed it out, the "easy to remove" tabs on the front of these nappies... were removed ! I then had two kiddies, runnig around the house with absolutely nothing on (they've both reached that... get nakey stage). I truely believe it's just another marketing angle to get us, frustrated Mums, to buy another new product. If Pampers would like to directly source my opinions, I'd love to hear from them. Email.. via dooyoo... Medusa (I'm sure dooyoo would email me and ask me to contact them, rather than giving out my details) A sore point for a mum of a 1 year old and 2 year old, but I've got nappies coming out of my ears and have tried so hard to find the right fit, comfort and breatheability (I've invented a new word) that I just might sit my sons on the toilet all day long... feeding them their favourite foods, just to get this over with.