Bonnybridge mum of disabled boy starts campaign

Laura Rutherford with three-year-old son Brody
Laura Rutherford with three-year-old son Brody
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A mum has started a Facebook campaign for supermarket giant Tesco to stock larger nappies for children with additional support needs.

Laura Rutherford, from Bonnybridge, has a three-year-old son, Brody, with a condition which means he is not yet toilet trained and currently wears size six plus nappies, which he will soon grow out of.

In the Facebook post, she said: “At some stage, children get referred to a continence service and receive nappies, however, there is often a huge wait to receive this service and once you do, you receive a limited amount of nappies.”

She said nappies for sale online are “hugely overpriced” much like many products in the additional support needs market.

“There are a lot of us out there with this problem and a huge gap in the market. Every little helps...please help us out.”

Tesco initially responded suggesting pull ups which cost £5 for nine but these are for children who are potty training and have bladder control.

A Tesco spokesman said: “Whilst there are no immediate plans to stock a size seven nappy we will continue to speak to our customers to understand which ranges should be stocked in future.”

Brody has global development delay, hypotonia, hyper-mobility and epilepsy and is a long way off of being toilet trained.

Laura said: “There are brands such as Libero, which you can buy online but these cost around £7.35 for 21. To be able to go to a supermarket and buy a larger size would be great.”

Laura has started a Facebook group for mums with ASN children which can be found by searching for Falkirk ASN Parents & Carers.

The post on Tesco’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/tesco/posts/994039050655226.