True fact: in their first year, a baby can go through up to 2,500 diapers. That’s a lot of money drowned in pee and poop. If you are an advocate of green living, and using only cloth diapers for your little one, we salute you. This article on where to buy the cheapest baby diapers in Singapore is not for you. It’s for parents like Mrs Lam, 40, who is spending a small fortune on disposable diapers for her baby Fei, and who is looking for ways to cut down on baby costs. We’ve done the homework for her using these parameters:
- Online and offline shops
- Size S diapers (the most commonly-used size for growing babies between 3 and 8 kg)
- Brands of disposable diapers checked out: Drypers, Huggies, MamyPoko, Merries, and Pampers
Online shops we visited: Honestbee, qoo10, Amazon Prime, Redmart, Lazada and Shopee. LazMall is a supplier in Lazada run by Lazada’s parent company, Alibaba. S Mall belongs to Shopee.
Offline shops we visited: NTUC FairPrice, Giant, Guardian, Sheng Shiong, and Ang Mo Supermarket.
Outside of freebies, sales or rebates (if any), here are where to shop for the cheapest baby diapers in Singapore.
Drypers Wee Wee Dry
To prevent leaks, Drypers Wee Wee Dry has a SpeedyDRY Layer to absorb and distribute urine quickly while keeping the top layer dry. The flexi-tape guarantees perfect fit and freedom of movement, and also tells parents when it is time to move on to the next size. Suitable for day use.
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Drypers Touch diapers is created using Pro Skin Technology, which means it is made with a material that feels like cotton, is breathable, and has a super-absorbent core that effectively absorbs and distributes urine so your baby stays dry all night.
All Huggies Gold diapers are hypoallergenic and boast soft stretchy tape for snugness and leakage protection. They also have a wetness indicator, and are suitable for overnight use.
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With ZeroFeel™ Technology, Huggies Platinum diapers give baby the feeling of wearing nothing at all. These flexible and thin diapers have five-layer protection, providing superior absorbency and locking wetness away for the ultimate dry feel. Suitable for overnight use.
MamyPoko Extra Dry Skin
Many Poko Extra Dry Skin diapers are made of organic cotton, and use New Speed Wave technology to absorb urine quicker than ever, leaving the skin completely dry. Suitable for overnight use.
Merries Tape Diapers
Merries Tape Diapers boast a soft triple layer air-in-cushion that 97 per cent of Japanese mums in a 2015 survey say helps keep their babies’ bottoms drier.
Pampers Baby Dry
Pampers Baby-Dry offers up to 12 hours of overnight dryness thanks to three “extra absorb channels”, and three layers of absorbency. It also has stretchy sides and a cottony texture for comfort and dryness.
Pampers Premium Care diapers have been used in Japanese maternity hospitals for over 10 years. They have a unique 3D absorbing cushion that pulls runny poo away from delicate skin, three “magic gel channels” that lock away wetness, and gentle silky-feel cuffs and gathers that hug baby’s skin to prevent leaks.
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Things to know
Online Buying and Delivery
- Honestbee has delivery fee of $2.50 (but currently offers it for free).
- qoo10 delivers for free if the purchase is $50 and above. There are different sellers involved so the price fluctuates.
- Amazon Prime delivers for free for purchases of $40 and above, otherwise it costs $5.99 for delivery within two hours.
- Redmart has free delivery for purchases of $40 and above. You can find Redmart inside Lazada.
- LazMall delivers for free, but other sellers in Lazada may have delivery charges.
- S Shop also offers free delivery.
Tips and Tricks
- For online shopping, Redmart carries the most number of disposable diaper brands and varieties.
- For offline shopping, FairPrice wins at range and availability.
- Online shopping is best for bulk purchases or if you want to enjoy free delivery.
Finding the Cheapest Baby Diapers in Singapore
Based on personal experience, we agree that buying in bulk online is our favourite way to get the cheapest baby diapers in Singapore. However, this is best if you are not in a hurry, as delivery times may vary. In addition, supermarkets can have good promotions for diapers that make it worthwhile to purchase from them. Otherwise, If you find consistently good priced supplier of disposable diapers, please tell us so we can let other parents know too. As they say, “Got ‘lobang’ must share, right?
Prices accurate at time of writing.