Angry parents have blasted Woolworths after it made ‘minor modifications’ to a popular nappy range.
Customers flocked to the supermarket giant’s Facebook page criticising the changes made to Little One’s ‘Junior’ Nappies.
They claim the product has become significantly smaller, causing ‘leaks’ and making their children uncomfortable through the night.
The production of Woolworths homebrand nappies was in June moved from China and relaunched with manufacturer Ontex Australia in Sydney’s Eastern Creek.
Little One’s Newborn, Infant and Junior sizes are now made on home soil.
While the move has been widely supported, dozens of mothers vented their anger over the modifications.
‘Why the hell have you changed the Little One’s Nappies? The new ones are beyond horrible. I will never buy again,’ one said.
‘We used these for our twins a couple of years ago and found them fantastic. I’m disappointed I’ll now have to change brands and pay more,’ another wrote.
‘They are smaller and leak every time! Not happy … the old ones were better … Now have to change brands,’ a third mother said.
Pictures accompanying customer posts on Woolworths’ Facebook page show the new ‘Junior’ nappies looking significantly smaller than the old model.
The wings on the outskirts of the product, which prevents leakage, also appear to be smaller.
Another angry mother posted: ‘When you decide to go and change something that doesn’t need fixing, do you ever consider that it didn’t actually need to be changed?
‘Now I have a one-year-old baby that has no nappies that will fit her comfortably. She has to wear ones that dig into her sides.’
A Woolworths spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the ‘minor modifications’ and ‘slightly smaller’ size in the Little One’s absorbent layer and the ear-to-ear tab stretch was due to manufacturing capability in Australia.
The Little One’s Junior range is in line with similar sized nappies on the market, she said.
‘Most of the sizing specifications are similar to the previous range, with minor modifications to maintain and improve absorbency,’ the spokeswoman said, adding the new product featured the latest in absorbency technology.
‘We know it can be frustrating finding the right size nappy, so we’ve introduced a fit indicator across all sizes so parents know when it’s time to move up to the next size.
‘If a child has outgrown the Little One’s Junior size, we recommend Little One’s Junior nappy pants.’