Several weeks ago, I gave you a snapshot of the options for jarred baby food in Germany. But eventually all that food is going to come out the other end, and you might want to be in the know about what kind of products we have here to cover your (baby’s) bum.
In short, the two main disposable diaper options in Germany are Pampers and generic store brands. I have never seen Huggies diapers (only a strange, stray box of DRY wipes), nor do we have Luvs or Seventh Generation.The diapers are sized similarly, but the weight ranges are in kilograms. Whatever US diaper size your baby wears (1,2,3,4,5,6) will most likely be the same in Germany. As for cost, I did a quick comparison of the German Pampers prices with the American Pampers prices on diapers.com, no sales or coupons. When you convert euros to dollars, the diapers work out to be about the same price in both countries.
If you’re looking to save some money, the generic disposable diapers at dm are actually of decent quality. Grocery stores like Lidl and Aldi also sell store brand diapers, but I would only use these in a pinch except for the Lidl pullups which are similar in quality to the dm ones.We used Pampers diapers for all three boys (including Big Foot who was born here in Germany) when they were newborns, and then switched to generic diapers once they hit size 3 (except for when we used cloth diapers which I really, really miss). On any given day, you can find dm diapers on Big Foot’s bum, and we have personally used the dm pullups as well. Speaking of pullups, the options for underwear-style diapers are the dm ones I mentioned and Pampers Easy-Ups. For older children, DryNites are also available.For those that want to go a more environmentally friendly route, dm also sells chlorine-free diapers. They are cheaper than Pampers and a little more expensive than the generic dm brand.And, for summer and trips to the pool, dm sells their own brand of swim diapers. I haven’t seen any Pampers swim diapers, but they may be lurking in large grocery stores that I rarely visit.Though we have less choice than in America, I think this actually makes diapering decisions easier. I’ll take three decent options over fifteen mediocre ones any day.