The Diaper Bud – a bloomin’ good idea

There’s no getting around it, disposable nappies are bulky. Head out for a day and the nappy bag is bulging with supplies and don’t even mention longer journeys like plane trips when you are loaded down with a mountain of nappies, ‘just-in-case’.

The Diaper Bud is one of those ideas that will make parents think, “Why didn’t someone come up with this sooner”. Essentially it is a vacuum-sealed disposable nappy that ‘blooms’ into a full-sized nappy once opened. Because they are vacuum-sealed, Diaper Buds are small and can easily fit into your handbag, the pram, the car glove box or even your pocket.

I’ve always wondered why nappies became bulkier when left in the nappy bag for any length of time – according to the team at Diaper Bud, this is because they absorb all the dirt, dust and moisture that’s lingering in the bottom of your bag – yuck. Therefore, Diaper Buds are individually wrapped.

Obviously not intended as a replacement for ordinary disposable nappies, the Diaper Bud is handy for travelling and emergencies.

Diaper Buds are available in four sizes, suitable for babies from five to more than twelve kilograms. Small multipacks are US$5.99. Diaper Bud ship internationally.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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