Pampers diapers are certainly household names for many mothers in Nigeria. So much so that other similar products could be confused for it the same way we used to call every detergent Omo and every toothpaste Maclean. The brand is also endorsed by the Pediatrics Association of Nigeria. Compared to all other competing brands tried by this author at different time in a bid to strike a balance between cost, need and quality; Pampers continue to be the smartest choice to settle for.
How Pampers diapers work
Most diapers are constructed in three layers – an inner layer, an absorbent core and an outer layer. The inner layer is the one directly in contact with the baby’s skin and should be soft, relatively dry, and capable of sucking away moisture into the next layer which is the absorbent core. The absorbent core should be capable of pulling moisture in and trapping it to keep wetness away from baby so as to avoid rashes. The outer layer is generally waterproof in order to prevent leaks from the diaper.
What to look for in good diapers
Most experts argue that to get the best result from a diaper, you need to pick a brand that scores high in terms of absorbency and dryness, ability to comfortably fit the baby; comfort of material used and efficacy of the secure tabs or snaps.
Child psychologists have also revealed that as babies embrace new movement and play ideas, their creativity increases through body movements and expression. A good diaper is needed to encourage babies to do these without fear of discomfort which can affect their development of positive self-esteem, or discourage their desire for greater movement and exploration. According to P&G, makers of the Pampers brand, this is the inspiration behind the production of its 3-Way Fit diapers.
In our view, Pampers product scores high in terms of absorbency and dryness. It can keep your baby dry through the night without the headache of having to change his or her diaper. This means one less factor capable of stealing your baby’s sleep and keeping you awake through the night.
The fitting is also definitely good and would most often prevent embarrassing leaks for your baby and yourself. The secure and fastening tabs of the diaper also stick well and further contribute to making sure that there are no surprising leaks or dropping of the diapers from your baby’s waist.
P&G also continues to display a good understanding of the Nigerian and African market through its different offerings. In addition to Pampers Carry Pack, Economy and Active Baby, P&G has delighted mothers with other specialized variants in recent times such as Pampers 3 Way Fit Diapers and Pampers Premium Care.
Pampers Diapers 8-19kg cost about
N420 on the average. Pampers Premium Care Diapers 5 by 16pcs, 5 (11-25kg) cost an average of N980. Pampers Economy Maxi 8-19kg cost an average of N2,200 while Pampers Small Mini 3-6kg cost an average of N470. These prices represent current market price as of the date of this publication and are subject to change at any time.
Pampers diapers are available in many stores be it small, medium or large across the country.
A good all-round performer. Highly Recommended.