Many parents could be buying the wrong nappies for their little ones because of one small packaging detail.
Parents will be familiar with the number system used on nappy packaging but it seems as if the plus sign is causing a bit of confusion.
While many assume the plus symbol refers to a slight increase in size it actually indicates a higher level of absorbency.
MummyPages spoke to Pampers to get some clarity on the issue.
“Whenever you see a ‘+’ symbol next to the size, this means that more absorbency is added into the core.
“For example, size 5+ will be pretty much the same size as the size 5, but this will contain more absorbency. As we know some little ones can outgrow this before the size.”
The increased absorbency can make the plus option ideal for night time.
This all comes after many mums shared posts about the meaning of the plus symbol on packaging.
“I always thought the plus ones went up higher on the back”, one mum said as many then commented with similar confusion.
“I thought the plus sign was that the nappy was just that bit slightly bigger.”
So it seems we weren’t the only ones who made this mistake.