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When to size up nappies for your baby

When to size up nappies for your baby

When to size up nappies for your baby

Knowing when to size up nappies for your baby can go a long way in preventing leaks, keeping them comfy and making change-time easier.

In this article, we cover:

  • Signs that indicate your baby is ready to size up in nappies
  • How to choose the right nappy size
  • An introduction to baby nappy pants
  • How to transition from baby nappies to nappy pants
  • How to make change-time easier with Rascal + Friends and CoComelon nappy pants

Signs that your baby is ready to size up nappies:

Here’s a few signs that your baby is ready to size up their nappies:

1. Your baby’s nappy has started to leak

Growing out of their current nappy size is one of the most common reasons why your baby’s nappy may start to leak. When parents experience nappy leaks for the first time, our first recommendation is to try the next size up. The weight range of our nappy and nappy pant sizes overlap, meaning your baby may be ready for the next size up, even if they’re still within their current size range.

Learn more tips on how to prevent your baby’s nappy from leaking.

2. Your baby is leaking through the night

Comfy and contained throughout the day, but leaking through the night? This is another sign that your baby is ready to size up their nappies. Rascal + Friends premium nappies are made with unique 3D Core Technology for up to 12 hours of leak protection, and can absorb 15x their weight in liquid.* Say goodbye to leaking nappies, soiled onesies and washing your baby’s sheets every morning (you’re welcome!).

*Based on nappy weight and total absorbing capacity.

3. Your baby has red marks on their legs

Little humans come in all shapes and sizes, so sometimes your baby may be in the recommended size but their nappy is fitting too snug. If you start to notice any red marks or discomfort, try sizing up to give your little one a little extra room in their nappy.

4. The waistband is getting too snug

If the waistband of the nappy and strong grip tabs are no longer wrapping around your baby’s waist, it’s time to try the next size up. Remember, our strong grip tabs are designed to sit comfortably on your baby’s hips. You can read more about finding the perfect Rascal + Friends fit in this article: How to prevent your baby’s nappy leaking.

Alternatively, you could try our premium nappy pants. Read more on this below.

5. Your baby is pulling off their nappy

The discovery of your baby taking off their nappy is just as amazing as it is terrifying. If change-time is getting a little too playful, it could also be time to try our premium nappy pants.

How to choose the right nappy size:

Our premium nappies have a unique design and fit, so we recommend choosing a size based on your baby’s weight. Enter their weight into our Nappy Calculator for a recommended size and estimate of how many nappies they’ll use per day.

Tip: If you’re between sizes, we recommend sizing down.

Still have questions? Reach out to our friendly Customer Love team to get their expert advice on finding the right nappy size and preventing those sneaky leaks.

  • Nappy

  • Nappy Pants

1 3 - 5kg
2 4 - 8kg
3 6 - 11kg
4 10 - 15kg
5 13 - 18kg
6 15 - 20kg

What are nappy pants?

Nappies, Pants, overnights, hybrids… the nappy aisle has grown a lot over the years. Luckily, our nappy experts are here to guide you through the diapering world to find the best fit for your little ones. If your baby or toddler is nearing the age of potty training, you may want to consider trying nappy pants instead of buying traditional nappies. What are nappy pants, and how are they different than regular nappies?

Nappy pants are a great option for the little human always on-the-move or starting to potty train. Unlike traditional nappies, they’re made with a pull-up design, extra stretchy waistband and easy-tear sides. Available in sizes 3 – 6 (or 2T – 5T), make change-time easier with Rascal + Friends CoComelon nappy pants.

When should you transition from nappies to nappy pants?

While there aren’t any rules to when your little one should transition from nappies to nappy pants, there are some tell-tale signs to when your little one is ready to try their “big-kid” pants. Often, parents make the switch to nappy pants around the time potty training starts. Sometimes though, your baby may be showing signs that they are ready for the switch before their potty adventures begin.

Signs your little human is ready to try nappy pants:

  They bring you their clean nappy or baby wipes to ask for a change.

  They can put on shorts or trousers by themselves most of the time without help.

  They prefer to “do it all by themself” or show frustration when you offer help.

  They are potty training already.

  They no longer want to lay down for nappy changes and fight against them.

How to make change-time easier with Rascal + Friends and CoComelon

We’ve teamed up with our friends at CoComelon to bring you a nappy that’s seriously good and seriously fun. Introducing our NEW LIMITED EDITION Rascal + Friends CoComelon nappy pants and nappies, featuring JJ & friends.

Made with:

  • Premium features
  • Up to 12 hour leak protection
  • Feather soft materials
  • No nasties
  • Limited edition CoComelon print

Your little human is going to love change-time with JJ & friends. Ready to join the fun?

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