Have you seen the heartwarming new testimonial advert by Tiwa Savage for Pampers Nigeria? It’s great. Tiwa sings lovingly to her son as she cradles him in her arms while he smiles playfully at her.
If Tiwa hadn’t asked new mums not to take her word for it but to try it out themselves, I probably wouldn’t be doing this review but hey, she asked and I obeyed.
Truth is, there’s a lot of hype built around the Pampers brand by the media in Nigeria placing Pampers in a league of its own. In fact, Pampers has become synonymous and generic with Baby Diapers that both words are often used interchangeably.
It’s common to hear shoppers ask “you get Pampers?” And the response: “which one?”
Yep, the brand does have market visibility but is the product truly up to par?
For the first time since my daughter was born I decided to give almighty Pampers a try. Ok! No! I didn’t decide. On this occasion, the supermarket had run out of my usual brand (oh blimey!). Faced with the prospect of ‘managing’ an unknown brand, I went with the next best thing, or so I thought- Made in Nigeria Pampers.
My first discovery was that the wings (mothers would understand) are rather short, I was worried that the diaper wouldn’t hold the weight of my baby’s you-know-what. Not a recipe for a good night’s sleep, I must say. During this experiment, on more than one occasion, I accidentally pulled out the (short) wing, in an attempt to secure her diaper, rendering that diaper useless.
In addition to the short wings, the fasteners on each side will lose its ‘stickiness’ (the adhesive coating used to secure the fasteners) if you aren’t extremely careful, turning a diaper change into a bomb defusing situation.
If those were the only issues I found with using Nigerian Pampers Baby Dry then, I may have not been so obliged to write this review but unfortunately it’s not. I noticed that my little angel would wake up with a very heavy diaper, leaving her feeling cold and probably itchy.
One good thing about the diaper though, I hardly had any leaks. Even though the diaper did feel rather over full in the mornings, neither her pee nor poop seeped into her cloths. That, for a diaper brand is everything, right?
Could it be that I had bought a bad batch? Sure. But sadly, I don’t have the patience to try out that theory as it concerns my little girl.
Again, this review focuses on the Nigerian brand of Pampers. I haven’t tried out its foreign counterpart but I have read rave reviews from consumers – makes you wonder why the same excellent quality isn’t available here in Nigeria.
Anyway, feel free to talk about your experience using Pampers and if you swear by the brand, drop a comment letting me know. There’s no better reviewer than the unbiased consumer and like Tiwa says at the end of the commercial “don’t take my word for it, try it yourself.”