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Baby-mo magazine – Special Features of the Top 6 Nappy Brands in Japan

After my excitement to see my baby’s picture in the September issue of Baby-mo magazine, I thought I’d translate some of the content for you all!

Here are some details about the Top 6 Nappy Brands in Japan, as listed in the Baby-mo magazine (just a rough translation). When my baby was born I had no idea which nappies were best, and didn’t even know the difference between tape and pants type! So hopefully this list will help when you go shopping:)

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TAPE TYPE NAPPIES

1. Moony

Sizes:

  • Newborn size: up to 5kg
  • S size: 4-8kg
  • M size: 6-11kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special Features:

  • Gathering around the legs and back to block poop from coming out.
  • ‘Air silky’ – soft against baby’s skin

2. Merries

Sizes:

  • Newborn size: up to 5kg
  • S size: 4-8kg
  • M size: 6-11kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special features:

  • Absorbant sheet in nappy absorbs water from poop, helping to keep the poop inside the nappy.
  • ‘Airy mesh’ gives breathable nappy
  • ‘Air gathering’ around the waist gives a soft fit

3. MamyPoko

Sizes:

  • M size: 6-11kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special features:

  • Mickey mouse character makes it fun for babies to wear these nappies.
  • Soft gathering on the leg gives a good fit, helping to stop poop from leaking out.

4. Pampers

Sizes:

  • Newborn size: up to 5kg
  • S size: 4-8kg
  • M size: 6-12kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special features:

  • No. 1 brand used by hospitals in Japan
  • Super soft – 5 star skin protection
  • Super absorbant (keeps baby’s bottom dry from wee for up to 10 hours – important for night-time sleeping!)

5. Goo.N

Sizes:

  • Newborn size: up to 5kg
  • S size: 4-8kg
  • M size: 6-11kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special features:

  • Soft and good fit
  • Vitamin E added to protect baby’s skin

6. Nepia GENKI!

Sizes:

  • Newborn size: up to 5kg
  • S size: 4-8kg
  • M size: 6-12kg
  • L size: 9-14kg

Special features:

  • Fluffy cushioned sheet – even after baby does a wee, the cushion absorbs the wee and stays fluffy so baby feels comfortable.

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PANTS TYPE NAPPIES

1. Moony

Sizes:

  • Crawling: 6-10kg
  • M size: 7-10kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: 12-17kg
  • Bigger than big size: 13-25kg

Special features:

  • Smooth fit so easy to move
  • Super slim absorbant pad, so keeps bottom dry while not restricting movement

2. Merries

Sizes:

  • M size: 6-10kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: 12-22kg
Special features:
  • Smooth and soft ‘air-through’ creates air tunnel around stomach, improving breathability of the nappy
  • Soft waist and comfortable leg
  • Gathering around waist ensures nappy doesn’t fall down

3. MamyPoko

Sizes:

  • Crawling: 6-9kg
  • M size: 7-10kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: 12-17kg
  • Bigger than big size: 13-25kg

Special features:

  • Breathable film  keeps baby comfortable
  • Gathering of the nappy around the waist and legs is different for each size, ensuring a good fit and enabling baby to move around freely while at the same time keeping bottom dry
  • Cute Mickey Mouse design
  • Note: this nappy does not have the ‘oshiko-sign’ (no stripes to show if you baby has done a wee)

4. Pampers

Sizes:

  • M size: 7-10kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: Over 12kg
Special features:
  •  Good fit for babies who want to move around freely and play!
  • Absorbant pad keeps bottom dry for even the most active baby
  • Double stretch material to improve the fit around baby’s waist

5. Goo.N

Sizes:

  • M size: 7-12kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: 12-20kg
  • Bigger than big size: 13-25kg

Special features:

  • Good fit for baby’s movement
  • Smooth gathering gives soft fit for the active baby
  • Gives around waist, so nice and soft for sensitive skin
  • Baby will feel like they’re wearing regular underpants

6. Nepia GENKI!

Sizes:

  • M size: 7-10kg
  • L size: 9-14kg
  • Big size: 12-17kg
Special features:
  • Super soft around baby’s waist
  • Waist stretches widely so easy to put on baby
  • 3D Fit – fits body well so easy for baby to move around, while also preventing leakage

 

All of these nappies, except the MamyPoko pants type, have an ‘Oshiko-sign’ (wee sign – strips on the nappy that change colour when your baby does a wee).

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4 thoughts on “Baby-mo magazine – Special Features of the Top 6 Nappy Brands in Japan

  1. Cindy mommy says:

    hi may i ask where can i buy baby diapers, many poko in tokyo shinjuku area? i will be bringing my 16month for a family holiday in 2 weeks time and I do not want to carry a lot of baby stuffs. Thought I can get them in japan instead. Thank you!

    1. Kate says:

      HI Cindy! Please check my Tokyo Guide as it contains all the places where you can buy diapers in the Top 10 baby areas in Tokyo (including Shinjuku) xx Kate

  2. Kk says:

    Hi where can I buy big size nappy in azabu area in Tokyo. I find only upto large size here

    1. Kate says:

      Hi Kk, usually large drug stores such as Tomod’s have the full range of nappy sizes. My Tokyo Guide has the list of places to buy nappies in the Top 10 locations in Tokyo!

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