Baby diapers in India

#1 Jan 5th, 2014, 23:24
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A question for US expats,

Traveling to India with a year old baby. I wonder if the quality of diapers in India is as good as the ones in the US. I was planning to get a box from Target or Costco before travel, but I wonder if I really have to, or the quality of Mamy Poko Pants are just as good.

Luggage allowance is not an issue.

Thanks in advance.
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have you checked the pampers site? that will give you an idea of the kind of choices you have in the local indian market.
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Its not about the variety, but more like quality.

We do not use Pampers and Huggies in the US. They are subpar compared to Target and Costco's in-house brands. So I am not counting on Pampers being better in India.

Its more on the user experience.
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ah, ok, wait a minute, let me ask my kid. she just said "goo".

i don't know if that is just her way of being charming, or she's started speaking hindi already. i wonder where she learnt that, given we don't speak hindi at all.

i would then advise you to bring your own diapers. since you already seem to believe that the usa product quality is better, you'll be happy, and since your kid is already used to that line of product, he/she will be happy.

and you have no problems with luggage weight, so i would think it is a no-brainer.

i firmly believe that in all product lines, usa stuff is f better quality than in india.
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Imports are available. Posh parents, like my step-daughter, buy those.

If I were not long since too old to worry about such things anyway, I would not buy disposables. You will have someone to do your washing ---or, at least, to hang out the washing your machine does--- and your ironing, so I see no point in disposables.

On a visit to Mothercare, Chennai (a few years ago, when grandchild was new) I noticed that their fabric nappies are a thinner material than the towelling I'd expect in UK. Perhaps it suits the climate better.

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i firmly believe that in all product lines, usa stuff is f better quality than in india.
No experience of USA. Among products which are of considerably better quality in UK than here are... washing powder and detergents; paper tissues; kitchen roll.

Hint: tissue boxes and kitchen roll makes great padding material for packing breakables, and gets used rather than thrown away.
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Originally Posted by savyasachi View Post Its not about the variety, but more like quality.

We do not use Pampers and Huggies in the US. They are subpar compared to Target and Costco's in-house brands. So I am not counting on Pampers being better in India.

Its more on the user experience.
If you specifically use the in-house brands then its a no-brainer. Bring your supply with you.
Not all Diapers suit all kids. I have used Pampers active baby for my son. I don't have any complaints. There was never a leak or a tear and he never had a diaper rash.
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Never had any problems with local. I wasn't that fussy and the boy, as Adam said, just went "goo". Depends a lot on the duration of the stay, si.?

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