Disposable Diaper Buying Guide
When it comes to changing time, disposable diapers are quick and manageable for you while also being comfortable for your baby.
What to consider
Diapers have different absorbency levels based on your babies needs and whether they are to be used during the day or night. Choose higher absorbency diapers for the nighttime and as babies get older, as they have bigger bladders. For newborn babies who often require changing, lower absorbency diapers work well.
Sizing is based on age and weight and is crucial in order to prevent leakage. Look for tightness around legs to prevent heatburn or rashes and ensure breathability. Check the diaper is snug at the waist and just under the belly button.
Harsh diapers may cause rashes, discomfort, or inflexibility. Check to see that diaper is thin and soft to touch, not grainy. Often diapers have a top, cotton-like layer.
Almost all disposable diapers use chemicals to increase absorbency. Different babies react differently to these chemicals so it is best to try a variety of diapers before deciding on one.
Tape diapers need to be wrapped and secured around the baby while pant diapers can be pulled up. Tape diapers are better for younger babies, as they can be adjusted to fit better and easily changed. Pant diapers are better once your baby starts walking as they allow for movement and greater absorption, lasting longer. Once your baby is at size M or higher, try pant diapers!
When your baby urinates, wetness indicators change colors indicating the need for a change. This can be useful for first-time parents in preventing unnecessary changing due to false alarms!
|Popular brands||Kao Merries||Drypers||GOO.N||MamyPoko||Huggies||Pampers||Fair Price||Pet Pet|
|Absorbency||Instantly absorbs and holds up to 200mL at size M.||Up to 12 hours of absorbency||Fast absorbency and holds up to 30mL at size S||Up to 12 hours of absorbency||Rapid absorbency up to 10 hours||High absorbency up to 12 hours||Average absorbency, weaker hold||Backing to prevent leaks, overnight absorbency.|
|Comfort||Breathable "airy channels". Thin, very soft and flexible. Elastic.||Thick, soft gathering around back to prevent leaks||Thin, very soft and flexible fit.||Medium thickness, good for newborns/smaller babies||Average thickness and more stiff||Medium thick/thin, very flexible||Slightly thick||Very thick not very flexible|
|Fit||Cut large and more rectangular, loose sides.||Cut small, tight sides.||Cut very large but has tight sides||Average cut and tightness||Cut small, average tightness||Slightly large cut, average tightness. Better for nighttime.||Average cut and tightness||Cut small, tight sides|
|Style (pants/pull up vs tape)||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape||Both pants/pull-up and tape|
|Place of Manufacture||Japan manufactured||Malaysia manufactured||Japan manufactured||Japanese company, various manufacturing locations||American company, various manufacturing locations||American company, various manufacturing locations||Malaysia manufactured||Malaysia manufactured|
|Sizes||Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0kg-28kg)||Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-25kg)||Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-25kg)||Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-25kg)||Justborn, Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-18kg)||Preemie, Newborn, S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-25kg)||M, L, XL, XXL (0-17kg)||S, M, L, XL, XXL (0-25kg)|
|Price||SGD 0.39 per piece||SGD 0.14 per piece||SGD0.22 per piece||SGD0.18 per piece||SGD 0.30 per piece||SGD 0.28 per piece||SG D0.19 per piece||SGD 0.19 per piece|
|Pieces per pack||54||82||84||70||70||58||56||48|
|Where to buy||Lazada||Lazada||diapers.com.sg||Qoo10||Lazada||Lazada||Fair Price||Redmart|
- Buy in bulk online or at baby fairs
- Try different brands first to see which one works best for your baby. Don't buy a particular brand in bulk before your baby is born, in case the brand does not work for them.
- If you notice a lot of leakage, consider changing the diaper to a larger size.
- Check out diaper pail guide (https://mykinderpass.com/parenting-tips/Diaper-Pail-Buying-Guide) for information on how to easily dispose diapers
- Choose more absorbent diapers for the night
- As your baby grows, switch to different diaper styles (pull-up, etc) with more movement and absorption
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