A more competent parent than I times their child’s transition from nappies to pants with such precision that there won’t be a Pamper leftover in the house.
But when my youngest caught me unawares when he suddenly decided he wanted to move up to Big Boy Pants two years ago, I was left with a job lot of nappies with no use for them.
However, waste not, want not.
If you’ve found yourself with this surplus of nappies, why not put them to good use:
1) BOXING GLOVES AND HEAD GEAR
A child needs to feel safe and protected when he’s going up against the likes of the Klitschko brothers and nothing offers better absorption of violent blows quite like a Pamper (size 6, side-fastening)
2) PACKET IN
Got something fragile and precious you want to send through the post? Don’t risk breakages – pad it out with Pampers. Not even the grumpiest postman with a hangover can destroy your goods now.
3) BETTER THAN BOUNTY
You know those super-absorbent kitchen towels that are advertised on the telly? They soak up spills in a trice? Save yourself a few quid and use your leftover nappies – anything that can contain a night’s worth of toddler piss is more than a match for spilled milk at teatime. No point crying over it.
Ladies, don’t spend a fortune on padded bras after your once-pert breasts start heading south: boost your boobs with a nappy. Simply encase each breast in a nappy, then put on your bra as normal.
5) CHEERS, EARS!
Nappies make super-cosy instant ear muffs. Perfect for playing out in the snow. Great, too, for wearing to loud concerts when you want to prevent your ear drums from busting.