Pampers Japan – Among all the free stuff I got while staying at the hospital was a pampers box. The pampers box came with four nappies(diapers), a pack of wipes for delicate skin, a sample of baby washing detergent, information and coupons for nappies and baby goods at toys-r-us and akachan honpo.
Pampers is the most popular brand used by hospitals for newborn babies in Japan. They are also very popular among consumers even though there are cheaper alternatives available. You can buy pampers nappies in most baby and hardware stores. However, in my experience Nishimatsuya does not carry the brand. You can also buy Pampers nappies in Costco and other foreign retail stores. For the record, I actually have found Cainz to be the cheapest for Pampers nappies.
Pampers Japan Urine indicator strip
Like most of the nappies in Japan, Pampers come with a strip to indicate when the baby has urinated. If the strip turns from yellow to blue you know your baby needs a diaper change! I have tried other brands in Japan, but I have found Pampers to be the most absorbent and most comfortable at all ages.
When joining a baby shop’s point system you often get samples of nappies to try out. At my maternity hospital other than the sample we got during our stay I had also received samples at antenatal classes. These are really handy for the nappy bag for a trip out. Although, if your baby is anything like mine, they pee and poop all the time and you’ll need a nappy an hour!
I refer to the hospital I gave birth in and received the diapers from in this post. For the record, the maternity hospital is Keiai Maternity Hospital in Fujimi. I had four very positive birthing experiences there, but I always recommend that you thoroughly research your maternity hospital or birthing clinic to ensure it is a good match to your needs.