So as you know Frankie is in disposable nappies, he never really liked the bulk of cloth nappies and he always leaked no matter what I tried. He was in size 5 for awhile, then he outgrew them or so I thought so I moved him onto size 5+. The next size up, obviously.
Well, yesterday I learned that the plus sign (+) we see on disposable nappy packaging is actually an indicator of added absorbency, that symbol is nothing to do with the actual nappy sizing. So basically if we see two packs of nappies, one saying size 5 and the another saying 5+ the plus symbolled one has added absorbency for heavy wetters. The nappies are slightly different in size but that is to make room for the extra soakage so, in fact, they really are the same nappy.
Tesco’s even confirm it on their website. Sizing differs on certain disposable nappy brands to make room for absorbency expansion. The plus symbol simply means absorbency for heavy wetters rather than actual size. And there was me thinking I knew it all!