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10 Dec 2020

Aldi vs Lidl nappies: how do they compare?

Our recent nappy lab tests show that one of these cheap supermarket nappies is much better than the other
Baby wearing a nappy

We've just tested cheap nappies from discount supermarkets Aldi and Lidl to find out how effective their absorption is and whether they'll keep your baby dry.

One of them scored 95% making it our highest scoring Best Buy. It got the full five stars in our leakage protection and wetness retention tests, and absorbs liquid quickly even when the nappy is full.

However the other scored just 61%. It's slow to absorb and lets liquid leak out. It also struggles to hold wetness inside once it's been absorbed.

Find out which we've named a Best Buy nappy.

What do Aldi and Lidl nappies offer?

Aldi Mamia ultra-dry nappies and Lidl Lupilu nappi

Aldi says its nappies have an ultra-dry air system with a fast absorbing core to keep your baby dry for up to 12 hours. They're designed to be soft and breathable with a slim design for free movement. The nappies are available in sizes one to six, and there are plus sizes for extra absorbency.

Read our Aldi Mamia ultra-dry review to find out whether it impressed in our testing.

Lidl claims its Lupilu nappies have magical air tubes with three absorbent channels in the core to keep your baby dry for up to 12 hours. They have soft fleece and an elasticated waistband for a comfortable fit. Its nappy range covers sizes one through to six.

Find out how it scored in our Lidl Lupilu review.

How much do Aldi and Lidl nappies cost?

Pile of disposable nappies

The cost of Aldi and Lidl nappies varies depending on the size you choose. Aldi nappies tend to be slightly cheaper though.

The table below compares prices for Aldi and Lidl nappies.

SizeAldi price per nappyLidl price per nappy
13p (2-5kg)3p (2-5kg)
24p (3-6kg)4p (3-6kg)
34p (4-9kg)5p (5-9kg)
45p (7-18kg)5p (8-16kg)
4+6p (9-20kg)6p (9-18kg)
56p (11-25kg)6p (11-23kg)
5+7p (13-27kg)8p (13-25kg)
Prices correct as of December 2020. Based on the largest available pack size.

How do parents rate Aldi and Lidl nappies?

Smiling parent with happy baby

In March 2020, we asked more than 1,000 parents to rate the nappies they use on absorbency, comfort, ease of use, fit and value for money.

We collected ratings for 14 nappy brands including Aldi and Lidl, as well as more expensive options like Pampers.

The highest rated brand achieved an overall customer score of 86%, while the worst got just 60%.

To see the full ratings, head to our guide on the best disposable nappy brands.

Or if you just want to find out whether parents recommend Aldi and Lidl, go straight to our Aldi nappy and Lidl nappyguides.

Other recently tested nappies

Asda, Tesco and Pampers Active Fit nappies

Our latest tests also included cheap own label nappies from Asda and Tesco, as well as new Pampers Active Fit nappies.

Click on the links below to read our expert review and see how they scored.