I recently ran low on diapers for my 20 month-old son , and I had not found any great sales, so I decided to give the Aldi diapers a try. The Aldi diapers are sold under the brand Lullabies, and I was curious as to what to expect.
At $5.49 for a jumbo sized bag of diapers the Aldi diapers are definitely the cheapest around at regular price, and while I can usually get diapers cheaper when I stock up on sale with coupons or mail-in-rebates, $5.49 for a pack of diapers surely beats the regular price of $11.99+ for a jumbo bag of name brand diapers.
There are 31 diapers in a jumbo bag of Aldi diapers size 4, which means that each diaper cost $0.18 (Compare that with $0.35 for a name brand diaper a regular price). A jumbo bag of Aldi diapers size 3 has 36 diapers in it ($0.15 per diaper).
Now the big questions is, does the Aldi diapers hold up as well as name brand diapers?
My answer: Definitely! In all honesty, if I could not get name brand diapers or other store brand diapers cheaper at times on sales and with coupons (I just got a Mega Pack of CVS diapers for $3.07 on clearance last week), I would definitely stick to Aldi diapers.
When it comes to diapers for my little one, there are a few criteria I always considder.
- What is the price per diaper?
- Is it comfortable for my little one? (Does it cause rashes etc.)
- Does the diaper leak? (How many leak accidents per pack?)
- Does the diaper give up an odor when wet (besides the normal odor:))?
- Does the diaper sag when wet?
- Does the diaper easily leak it's yucky gel content
- Does the diaper have an elastic back?
I have found four diaper brands that hold up against my criteria: CVS brand diapers, Target brand diapers, Huggies Ultratrim and now Aldi diapers.
- Out of a bag of 31 diapers we had 1 accident.
- There is no specific odor from the diaper, which other brands (none of which have been mentioned above) have.
- The diaper holds on well, even when wet or full, and it does not sag unnecessarily.
- I did not have any latches come apart, which is a big plus.
- I did not encounter any leaks of the yucky gel content. If you have ever had one of those leaks (or perhaps had a diaper in the washing machine) you will know what I am talking about.
- The diaper has an elastic back. This is a feature, which was difficult to find, when I had my oldest son almost nine years ago, and in Europe I had a difficult time finding the elastic backs as well. In my own experience I have noticed that the elastic backs help prevent leaks in the back.
|Aldi Diapers: Elastic Back|
My conclusion when it comes to the Aldi diapers is that they are just as good as any of my favorite diapers regardless of brand, and the Aldi diapers definitely beat diapers that I for one reason or another is not a fan of in many more areas than just the price.
When I took three of my favorite diapers and put them next to each other, they could have been manufactured by the same company. They are extremely similar in every way, except for the brand image
I have already touched on the price, but to convince you further about the price differences, see the chart below.
|Diapers Brand||Aldi||Publix||Target||Walmart||CVS||Walgreens||Huggies Ultratrim||Pampers Baby Dry||Luvs|
|Price per diaper||$0.15||$0.22||$0.17||$0.17||$0.25||$0.25||$0.33||$0.33||$0.29|
*Huggies and Pampers prices are based prices at CVS Pharmacy.