Hein Kaiser
Journalist
2 minute read
28 Jul 2022
5:30 am

Eat or poop? Price of nappies and baby formula show parents have difficult choices to make

Hein Kaiser

At Checkers, the cost of a single poop in a Pampers nappy works out to R3.26.

Eat or poop? Price of nappies and baby formula show parents have difficult choices to make said consumer activist Simon Lapping. Pic Hein Kaiser

Consumers have difficult choices to make – and it’s not just dealing with load shedding or rocketing food prices they must contend with, but caring for their children, too. If the price of nappies and baby formula are any indication, the struggle is real. And so, too, the disparity between what retailers are charging for the privilege of buying essential basics. An annoyed mom has taken up the task of comparative pricing. Bold Online Marketing’s Michelle Venter, mom of a two-year-old toddler, said that she discovered significant price differences of more than R100 on some items between stores that are...