Fran Harvey is a fan of Sainsbury’s nappies.
They don’t leak, they fit her baby well, they’re reasonably priced and they do the job.
There’s just one problem: they have a cute little crab pattern, which has led to some awkward moments.
Fran shared her troubles on Facebook, writing: Why put the animal crabs on your nappies?
‘I am now faced with embarrassment when I change my baby’s nappy especially in public changing rooms.
‘My toddler thinks it’s great you have chosen the animal crabs, and finds it great to go around saying “Violet got crabs”, “Violet got crabs in her nappy” and also “Mummy gave Violet crabs in nappy”. (Direct quotes from my 2 and a half year old)
‘You can only begin to imagine the funny looks I have received.’
Fran has suggested that Sainsbury’s could perhaps choose another animal for their diaper’s print. Some rabbits, maybe. Or lions, to fit the Lion King revival happening right now.
We’d just steer away from crabs, fleas, insects of any kind, and snakes.
‘You could have chosen any cute fluffy animal to put on your nappy, but you chose the crab,’ wrote Fran. ‘Have you thought about changing the animal for future nappies?
‘Thank you for the embarrassment and I look forward to hearing a response, an embarrassed crab hating Mum of two.’
We’ve reached out to Sainsbury’s to find out if they anticipated the potential confusion of printed crabs on nappies, but they haven’t got back to us yet. We’ll update this article if they do.
Fran shared a Facebook message from Sainsbury’s in response to her complaint. They said: ‘I’m sorry the aquatic design isn’t of liking’.
On a positive note, at least Fran’s crab debacle has brought joy to others, even if she has had to go through the embarrassment of her daughter telling everyone she has crabs.
Since sharing her woes on Facebook, Fran’s post has been shared more than 300 times and has been flooded with comments from parents cackling at her bad luck.
Many parents have noted that the nappies in the next size up have little bunnies on them, so once Violet grows Fran’s problem may be solved.
Others have shared their own embarrassing moments in parenting.
One mum commented: ‘Well my little boy shouting out in the Asda toilets “mum why you peeing out your bum” I’m like I’m not and shouting again “yes you are I can hear it”.’
Another said: ‘Could be worse. My daughter had problems with her ears when young and as a consequence got some words slightly wrong … on holiday one year she saw some Dora the Explorer crocs she wanted.
‘Unfortunately she couldn’t say crocs came out as crabs …anyway we bought the crocs then decided to go for meal in restaurant all was going great till the server walked up wearing crocs.
‘My darling daughter took one look and started squealing with excitement and pointing at server shrieking …she’s got crabs she’s got crabs.’
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