to warn you Tesco's new nappies now cause rashes!?

(35 Posts)
WeetabixLorry Thu 21-Apr-16 16:34:18

I've used Tesco own brand nappies for nearly 2 years now and they've been great.

However, they have recently changed the design (change NOT indicated on the packaging) to have a stretchy waistband at the back. As you can see in the photos the old ones are completely smooth and the new ones are rumpled and stretchy.

I thought this was fine at first but after a couple of days I noticed my toddler has developed a red rash in the exact area where the waistband has changed - see photo. It's such a distinctive shape there is no doubt that the nappy caused it.

I have phoned Tesco and they simply told me to return them to the store for a refund.

AIBU to think this is not a satisfactory response and to ask MNers to reconsider buying these in future especially if your children have sensitive skin?

I will be buying Morrisons nappies instead from now on. Fortunately we'll be potty training in a few months.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 21-Apr-16 16:36:39

We've (well son and dil) have had the same problem! About 6 weeks ago they notified Tesco. You're not the only one.

ShowOfHands Thu 21-Apr-16 16:36:56

What do you want Tesco to do?

Some babies don't suit some nappies. It's just the way it is.

SaucyJack Thu 21-Apr-16 16:37:30

The ones in the green pack? I noticed they'd changed the stretchyness, but they're not marking DD on her back.

They do seem smaller since the change tho. Maybe you need to just buy a bigger size?

RonniePickering Thu 21-Apr-16 16:39:11

My son (16 months) had bad skin from these too, his was chafing on the inner thighs.

I've switched back to Pampers and it has completely gone.

Boakahontas Thu 21-Apr-16 16:40:00

This happened with our son and those nappies too. The active ones haven't changed yet!

curren Thu 21-Apr-16 16:44:03

Morrison nappies gave my son the same rash, 3 years ago.

We changed to Asda. Some just don't suit some kids.

If you really think it's a major issue. Email them.

SaucyJack Thu 21-Apr-16 16:45:01

"What do you want Tesco to do?"

Change the design back, presumably?

They were fine as they were. Hence why we all bought them by the bucketload in the first place.

Ahappynewmummy Thu 21-Apr-16 16:45:06

I've never used the tesco ones but I have used the asda ones. the nappies had clumps in them like little crystals. I phoned the head office and they gave me a £15 gift voucher and also told me to take them back to the store so in total I got £25 back all because I complained.

they can't really do much but should do more than just saying go back to the store as it's an health and safety hazard.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Thu 21-Apr-16 16:46:26

My older ds had awful problems with nappies (even terry ones) we tried normal Tesco with the same result. In desperation when Huggies (they still gave him a rash but not as badly as the other brands) were no longer an option we tried the supermarket value ones. Never had a problem again, presumably because they contained half the crap of usual disposables as a way of cutting costs. Give them a try, we never had any more leaks than with the bug brands.

WeetabixLorry Thu 21-Apr-16 16:47:54

These ones!

The fact that within 10 minutes of posting this 3 people have mentioned the same issue tells me that they can't have tested the product extensively enough.

WeetabixLorry Thu 21-Apr-16 16:52:28

I tried posting on the Tesco Baby Club page on Facebook but my message instantly disappeared hmm

curren Thu 21-Apr-16 16:59:06

Then try emailing them

NeedACleverNN Thu 21-Apr-16 17:00:09

Some children react differently to different products.

It was naughty of tescos to not put somewhere on the packaging that the product has changed.

Sundaysmumisfullofwine Thu 21-Apr-16 17:23:52

DS has had nappy rash recently whereas he had never had it before. I hadn't thought the nappies might have caused it but it does tie in with when they changed the shape of them.

CherryDrop24 Thu 21-Apr-16 17:34:12

We currently use the tesco green nappies but just for overnight as a bit more absorbent. We did notice the change in the design, but touch wood we haven't experienced any rashes yet. It might be because he isn't wearing them often but will definitely keep an eye out now. Thanks for the heads up

crazywriter Thu 21-Apr-16 17:36:18

Some babies just react very differently to nappies. We only use asda or pampers in this house because they have been perfect for both our DDs.

Brands will change all the time. Maybe there were more complaints about the older version than many have believed so they had to change them. The stretchy thing can mean all the difference in better fitting around the back. It could be that you need the next size up as sizing may have slightly changed without any other initial signs. We just had to up our DD on size. Even though weight and initial fastening looked fine, after a couple of hours us it was very clear the nappy was a little too small for her.

birdling Thu 21-Apr-16 20:33:55

Same problem here. Luckily, my LO is nearly ready for potty training, so it's not too much of a disaster.

GruffaloMoggy Thu 21-Apr-16 20:36:42

Sainsburys do this to DD so we switched to Tesco. Looks like I will be trying Lidls ones now.

WellErrr Thu 21-Apr-16 20:42:35

I don't have a problem with them, I think they're better than before. But nothing suits everyone.

Incidentally, I've reported your OP. I wouldn't want someone to post nude pics of me online and I doubt children do either.

TiggerPiggerPoohBumWee Thu 21-Apr-16 20:47:43

My sensitive skinned baby is just fine with them.
Why do people think a problem they have must be a problem for everyone else_?

shitwithsugaron Thu 21-Apr-16 20:49:34

I use these and had noticed a change in the design but no rash (as of yet anyway) and I agree they are slightly smaller/tighter. I've only recently changed from Aldi as I thought their size 3 in particular had an awful plasticky smell to them. We will definitely be keeping an eye open for it so thanks OP.

belleandsnowwhite Thu 21-Apr-16 20:54:01

These nappies caused my ds to have an eczema flare up on his back near the elastic.

GrumpyMummy123 Thu 21-Apr-16 21:00:03

Oh we use Tesco active ones, I just bought a load. I wonder if they will be the same?!
DS had really bad nappy rash when little and only Tesco or Boots were any good. I'll be gutted if they start giving him a rash! I agree with another poster that the value ones are actually OK. I often use them during the day when no poo is due (just to be on safe side)! They've never leaked and probably do have less crap in them as more basic.

Definitely email them. It's bad of them nor to put anything on the packaging. Normally they stick 'new & improved' over everything!

babyblabber Thu 21-Apr-16 21:05:20

WellErr are you kidding? It's a baby's bum!!!!! I wouldn't give a sh!t if there was a picture of my butt as a baby online.

OP not much you can do, just switch brands. Same thing has happened to us, it's a pain but defo first world problem!

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