The great Japanese diaper review : Part two

Hi again,

This is the second part of the diaper review series that I started in early March. You can read part one here.

The second type of diaper that I will review in this series are called Mamy Poko (large 9-14kg, pants type). They are made by Unicharm and were launched in Japan in 1983.

I have never seen a TV commercial for Mamy Poko, but the packaging is very eye-catching...




I bought a pack of 34 diapers from the drugstore for 780 yen (on special this week). They usually retail for 980yen (thats 29yen per diaper).

The diapers have Mickey Mouse patterns on the bum that I have photographed below. The front of the diaper is not marked but the back is clearly marked with tape which you can use to wrap up the diaper for disposal.


  Front and back

  Front and back

Front and back

Pros
- cute Mickey Mouse design
- popular brand (seems to be available everywhere)
- often on special in the supermarket and drugstore
- they do have lots of layers of elastic protection around the legs. For active babies this is great!



Cons
- there is no wetness indicator stripe on the diaper
- there is a lot of elastic in the diaper so the sides are sometimes difficult to rip when removing the diaper. I stung myself a few times as the elastic broke.
- because they are a cheaper diaper, the materials are not as soft as those of more expensive brands. If your child has sensitive skin or is prone to diaper rash, these might not be so good.

Aiden is a big drinker, and usually goes through a lot of diapers each day. During our use of Mamy Poko diapers, we had no leaks or overflows. For that reason, I might use these diapers again!

*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.

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