An embarrassed mum shared her open letter to the local supermarket after experiencing a very awkward moment with her daughter and the store’s own brand of nappies.

Fran Harvey turned to Facebook to share her embarrassment over the UK chain Sainsbury’s for selling the nappies printed with ocean creatures including fish, seashells and crabs.

“Why put the animal crabs on your nappies?” the red-faced mum wrote.

“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’,” the mum explained.

She continued “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.

“You could have chosen any cute fluffy animal to put on your nappy, but you chose the crab. 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 2.”

Fran did add, “your nappies have been brilliant, I have had no leaks and they fit my baby really well. They also are reasonably priced compared to leading brands.”

Her tongue in cheek post (yes guys, she was just having a laugh!) has attracted over 2000 reactions and hundreds of comments and shares, with some sharing their own mishaps.

Alice shared, “Asda Little angels, have cannabis leaves!”

Helen wrote, “I have the EXACT issue! Erika’s forever saying “Marla’s got crabs in her nappy mummy!” Why oh why can’t toddlers get ON & IN the right way round?!”

Amanda shared a different kind of embarrassing moment, “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” kids lol ”

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  • Lol kids will say anything so innocently. At least she can see the funny side of it.


  • So funny – thanks for sharing!


  • Oh that is hilarious! Children often say innocence things that give us a good laugh


  • I know a boy who when he was about 4 y.o. scratched his knee and it bled while he was playing outside when his parents had elderly visitors quite a few years ago before the adhesive pads were introduced. He knew the pads were stored in the bathroom but not what they were used for. He tied one around his knee then went and told his parents he had scratched his knee and fixed it up.


  • My girl thought my pad was a bandaid and my son thought they were nappies (I used them to line their underpants when they were potty training). Thankfully they were both at home when they made their discoveries


  • Lol, that’s too funny !


  • haha kids sure do know how to embarrass you out in public


  • Haha crabs is one they didn’t think about


  • I guess designs can make people react in different ways. I think the designs are quite funny.


  • Oh, I love this – gave me such a chuckle!


  • That is hilarious! Poor Mumma.


  • This was the best read of the day for me. Love kids for their hilarious sentences.


  • Ha. Ha. Well at least there is now a new topic of conversation. :-)


  • ???????????? I’ve had a few… ahem… descriptive… trips to the ladies with my son in tow, but thankfully he’s never told anyone he has crabs. He did tell eveveryone he had buzz in his pants when he was in toy story nappies when he was younger. But buzz is well enough known that it didn’t raise eyebrows.


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