They say raising a child costs between RM 400k to RM 1.1m. Now that is some daunting amount of money, but it does feel like…somewhat right. But of course most of the expenses are really up to the parents’ choices. When you want the best for your child, there’s a price for that.
Acknowledging that raising a child is expensive, and with the cost of living ever escalating, we aim to identify areas where you can save more money. The extra cash could be better spent elsewhere.
This month we zoom down on one category of consumables for the babies – disposable diapers. Although this does not seem to cost much when compared to baby food, healthcare expenses and education, it is one of the items that parents have to keep buying almost every other week, asking “I thought I just bought it” every time. And you will just do it and not settled for the alternative of using cloth diapers – all the chores and efforts! There are essentially that same eight to ten brands of diapers in the market, sold at different grocery outlets or supermarkets. Yet the prices vary and for some, the differences could be significant. How do you know if your favorite supermarket is offering the cheapest price for you, living up to its slogan?
As how this site works, we compare the same prices of the same product, apple to apple, in bid to identify where you can get it cheaper, thus save more money. Every cents count.
So where is cheaper?
We have fetched the prices for the popular brands of diapers from most of the popular supermarkets in Kuching, and done up a simple comparison chart as below.
|Diapex Easy Wonder Tape||34.50||Servay||2|
|Drypers Classic Pantz||28.90||Forda||3|
|Drypers Drynight Jumbo||24.90||Teck Kong||5|
|Drypers Wee Wee Dry Jumbo||28.90||Forda||3|
|Drypers Wee Wee Dry Mega||34.90||Everrise||5|
|Huggies Dry Diapers||29.99||Golden Dragon City||5|
|Huggies Dry Pants||29.90||Teck Kong||7|
|Huggies Ultra Diapers||30.60||Unaco||2|
|Huggies Ultra Hug Flex||32.90||Teck Kong||5|
|Mamypoko Extra Dry||30.50||Unaco||6|
|Mamypoko Maxi Absorb||27.90||H&L||3|
|Mamypoko Pants Standard||28.90||Unaco||6|
|PetPet DayPants Jumbo||24.90||Golden Dragon City||5|
|PetPet Mega Pack||33.90||Teck Kong||5|
The prices here are the regular prices in March 2017, not the time limited offer price or member price. This removes comparison to prices that are temporary in nature. The prices are dynamic and could change without notice, as such this chart is for reference only. However it provides a good snapshot of the outlets that normally offer baby diapers at a bargain. Of course, you can always search for the product on our site and look for any special offer price. Check our catalogue!
Which brand offers the cheapest diaper?
Now if you are not particular about the brand of the diapers, the table below could be useful for you to look for diapers that are the cheapest among the different brands in the market. We have compared in particular the M size diapers across the brands, just to see who offers the lowest price. Bear in mind there could be quality difference between the brands and you would still need to consider factors such as the compatibility to your baby’s skin, the baby’s activity, skin sensitivity, time duration and usage etc.
|Huggies Dry Pants||M70+6||76||0.393|
|Huggies Dry Diapers||M76||76||0.395|
|Huggies Dry Diapers Twin Pack||M72||144||0.416|
|Diapex Easy Wonder Tape||M78||78||0.422|
|Mamypoko Pants Standard||M60+6||66||0.438|
|PetPet Mega Pack||M76||76||0.446|
|Diapex Wonder Pant SJP||M64||64||0.453|
|Huggies Dry Pants Twin Pack||M60||120||0.458|
|PetPet DayPants Jumbo||M54||54||0.461|
|Drypers Wee Wee Dry Mega||M74||74||0.472|
|PetPet Mega Pack FOC 8s||M76+8||84||0.472|
|Huggies Dry Diapers||M72||72||0.485|
|Diapex Easy Wonder Tape||M70||70||0.493|
|Drypers Classic Pantz||M58||58||0.498|
|Huggies Dry Pants||M60||60||0.498|
|Huggies Ultra Diapers||M60||60||0.510|
|Diapex Wonder Pant||M44||44||0.545|
|Mamypoko Pants Standard||M40+6||46||0.550|
|Goo.n Excellent Dry Tape||M66||66||0.571|
|Mamypoko Maxi Absorb||M46||46||0.607|
|Drypers Drynight Jumbo||M40||40||0.623|
|Goo.n Excellent Soft Pants||M60||60||0.628|
|Drypers Wee Wee Dry Jumbo||M52||52||0.666|
|PetPet Night Tape Mega||M60||60||0.682|
|Mamypoko Extra Dry||M38||38||0.803|
|Huggies Ultra Hug Flex||M40||40||0.823|
Lastly, here are some interesting observation about baby diapers:
- The price for S, M, L, XL and XXL are the same for most. The only difference is the number of diapers in that pack. Fret not, we have the unit price (the price per diaper) that can help you make better decisions.
- The price for newborn (NB) diapers are generally more expensive than the next size.
- Not many places sell twin pack, and this is generally the bundle that gives most savings!
That’s all for now!
Stay tuned for our next feature!
Is there any category of products that you are interested in? Tell us! Let us help you to save more money!
This is not a full scale market research and should not be regarded as one. This is a simple price surveying exercise to identify the possible outlets that offer the products cheapest. All prices and information on this website are correct and verified at the time of upload. Nonetheless the information are subject to change without prior notice by the respective outlets and retailers. While we endeavour to present the latest information, we do not guarantee that the prices are real time or reflective of the prices at the outlets. The prices and information on this website are indicative only. Any inaccuracy is unintentional and much regretted.
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