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To refuse to supply more nappies for DS until the nursery supply me with a breakdown of how the last lot were used?

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listsandbudgets Tue 25-Mar-14 21:18:21

DS goes to nursery 3 days a week. (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday). Last Tuesday I took in two packets of 35 nappies so 70 in total. I assumed these would last at least a few weeks.

This evening they asked me for more nappies. I queried it and they insisted DS had used the lot. This means that in 4 days at nursery he'd used an average of 17.5 nappies a day. They tell me they keep a written record of all changes including the time and whether they were wet or soiled. AIBU to insist they provide it to me and to refuse to bring any nappies or pay their charge for 50p a nappy for each one they provide until they have shown me the original written evidence of all 70 nappies being used on DS?

I've suspected before that they may be using DS's nappies on other children but this is ridiculous surely!!

EveryDaysAnAdventure Tue 25-Mar-14 21:19:20

How old is DS?

PoloMintCity Tue 25-Mar-14 21:19:52

Blimey! That's a lot of nappies!! I don't think it's an unreasonable request.

trambampoline Tue 25-Mar-14 21:20:17

that seems excessive, and i dont think youd be wrong to ask for a breakdown!

Mrsbaconandbeans Tue 25-Mar-14 21:20:35

Excessive use if you ask me hmm

mercibucket Tue 25-Mar-14 21:20:40

sounds like they are using them on other children, yes. i would query it.

listsandbudgets Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:07

Everyday he's 19 months

PinkPepper Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:49

I'd ask for a breakdown yes, I imagine maybe one of the packets got placed the wrong place / mislaid?

CustardLover Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:49

YANBU. Get the poo diary!

PenguinBear Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:50

Not unreasonable at all. They are being ridiculous! I've had babies with d & v and they've used less nappies in a day!

Northernlurker Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:51

YANBU. Take this to the manager and stand firm. If he'd used that many then either they are changing him every 45 minutes - which is absurd or b) he has a serious medical problem they should have told you about. They have stolen his nappies and they can damn well pay you for them.

Chippednailvarnish Tue 25-Mar-14 21:21:54

I would be telling them that your Doctor is interested in checking your DS's toileting habits and wants a copy of their changing log...

MajorGrinch Tue 25-Mar-14 21:22:15

Could you number the next lot with a sharpie & every time you go in, ask how many they've used & check numbers?

A bit of hassle, but might stop them using yours on other kids - which is what is sounds like they've been doing!


sweetsomethings Tue 25-Mar-14 21:22:31

No way are you being unreasonable that is alot of nappies. I doubt they would have time to change your baby 17 times a day.

MiscellaneousAssortment Tue 25-Mar-14 21:22:37

They have obviously used them on all the other children. Very cheeky.

Yes you need to follow up.

Mintyy Tue 25-Mar-14 21:22:53

Yanbu. Of course they can't have put 70 nappies on him in 4 days. Just present them with those facts.

parakeet Tue 25-Mar-14 21:23:21

Forget asking for the written record as it makes you look petty and they could doctor it anyway. Just insist on discussing it with the manager. Say there's no way on earth he goes through 17 nappies a day so therefore there must have been a mix-up. Say you expect them to provide free nappies until whatever date you calculate to be appropriate based on how many nappies a day he goes through at home.

RandomMess Tue 25-Mar-14 21:24:07

shock cannot believe they have been so stupid as to not realise they've shot themselves in the foot!

JonSnowIsAProperLover Tue 25-Mar-14 21:24:33

How long is he there?

Assuming it's for 8/9 hours they're changing him every 30 minutes..!


CrazyOldCatLady Tue 25-Mar-14 21:25:04

DS has a book that the creche write details of his day in - naps, changes and food. When we bring in nappies we write it on that day's notes so we can check back later. We started doing that because they seemed to get through them really fast, and they've been much better since. Could you do something similar?

MrsBungle Tue 25-Mar-14 21:25:10

Surely they've misplaced them?! My ds is 22 months and is changed every 2 hours at nursery and that's still only 3 nappies a day!

NancyJones Tue 25-Mar-14 21:27:15

Ridiculous! 17 nappies and not just 17 nappies on one day but 3 days at 17 nappies each day! Ridiculous! Go in and speak to the manager. See how sheepish they look when you ask, 'really, really!'

TwittyMcTwitterson Tue 25-Mar-14 21:28:08

Stand your ground. This happened to me. She 'suddenly' found them and looked like she was about to shit herself when she realised I was pissed off. Nappies aren't cheap!

pointythings Tue 25-Mar-14 21:29:04

They're using them on other children and taking the utter, utter piss. My two were at nursery 10 hours a day and never went through more than 6 nappies even on their worst horrendous teething poos days.

pointythings Tue 25-Mar-14 21:29:57

And my DDs nursery did occasionally use mine on other children when they had run out, but they kept a scrupulous record of how many of mine they had used and replaced them. Couldn't fault them.

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