I am sure everyone here that lives in America has wondered why are all the good diapers over in Europe? I know I have. I mean, Abena is technically over in Europe area (main manufacturing plant) but not just them you have those really nice Tena thick disposable diapers and all those other special brands that Europe has that America doesn’t carry. Instead the U.S. gets nice thick (sarcastic) diapers like Depends and CVS brands which we all know that if you wet them your in for a change very soon. People must resort to ordering diapers online such as Attends, Tena, and Molicare from Adult Health Supply online stores because those sort of adult diapers are not carried in normal stores.

Everyone knows that they would most likely buy Attends over Depends if they were actually in the majority of stores. My question is: Why aren’t they in major drug stores like Walgreens, CVS, Kerr Drug, and even supermarkets like Kroger and Harris Teeter and Bi-Lo – how come they don’t carry diapers like Attends, Molicare, and Tena. Surely you would think that Target or Walmart would carry it…but NO. But, target does carry Tena products but not Tena diapers. Maybe they have it out for us ABDLs? Or maybe corporate executives don’t really realize just how many ABDLs are out there that would actually purchase those products and their sales would increase ten-fold. But, I do sit here and wonder sometimes why I exactly they aren’t in major stores…every once in awhile though you might see a pack in a little down home drug store but certainly not the big chain stores. I wonder why?.

By |2007-11-08T23:21:35+00:00November 8th, 2007|Uncategorized|11 Comments


  1. Thickdiapers November 9, 2007 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    Hi– I think there are several reasons why the US doesnt get good diapers:

    1. The primary user of “brief” type diapers are institutions, and they are mandated to change these quite often by law. The full capacity would never be used.

    2. In the US, stores compete heavily on cost of the product, not features. Stores like Walgreens buy a bag of diapers for $3-4 wholesale. You could never produce a quality product and distribute it for that cost.

    3. There is a big stigma in the USA over adults wearing diapers. I’ve been in european cities and noticed pharmacies that had manequins in the windows showing off their quality diapers. It’s not a big deal there. Here it is a much different story.

    I also wish there were local places to buy good diapers. I am happy at least that we arent all stuck with Depends. At least we can get something good by mail order.

  2. Lin November 12, 2007 at 2:22 am - Reply

    You should definitely try Bambino. They’re easily the equal of anything that has come out of Europe thus far.

  3. click_whir November 29, 2007 at 10:58 am - Reply

    I get my three favorite brands all from xpmedical. Molicare, Abiform, and Mega Care Line. All great diapers. I used to get some good generics from Walgreens before they too switched to the cloth outer cover. Bastards 8^D.

  4. Tynan January 7, 2008 at 7:48 am - Reply

    Another type of diaper you should try is Tranquility, they are by far the best diapers i have ever bought. I have to agree with what you about finding diapers in the U.S. The best I could find was in meijer, prevail diapers. They are not to bad. You should check them out.

  5. Michael July 20, 2009 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Think the main reason we have such good diaper’s is because we have such high standards in products we want and won’t accept anything of lower quality & are government have set standards companies must follow and there very harsh penalties if those companies fall below them standards

  6. Andy July 21, 2009 at 2:32 am - Reply

    I haven’t seen any adult nappies sold here in the Uk in any shop or supermarket. The only products you can get generally here over the counter are the Tena slip on briefs.

  7. tom February 9, 2010 at 2:54 am - Reply

    The best ones I found so far are the wellness briefs from Magic Medical. They cost a bit, but are excellent as far as absorbancy. They are a lil bulky too.

  8. Mark August 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    You can get a half decent diaper in Canada at shoppers Home health Care ,,,Like the Tranquility ATN ,,,,and you can get the Tena super night and Attends night time briefs

    but the only problem with the Attends and Tena Briefs available at a Home health care store is they only have the Breathable brands of these diapers ,,,,

    I Asked Tena And Attends why their full matted plastic briefs are only available in Europe ..And Claimed it was a different Company …..

    I even asked These Home Health care shops why they don’t carry brands like Abena Molicare and other brands but did not get a real answer

    Some of who suffer with incontinence can not wear a breathable product because we have a higher Capacity needs ,,,there for are forced to pay 4 times the price for a diaper that works like it should ,,,,

    we need to demand from our North American Divisions of Attends and Tena to make a night time product that has a full mat and full plastic backing

    To the Canadian and American divisions of Tena and Attends are under the illusion people want a breathable product ,,,,and believe there is need to make them look less like a diaper ,,,they even go as far as to put brief as if Diaper is such a bad word,,,,,,,,,O no I said DIAPER ,,,,,,

    Unless enough people demand a Higher quality product ,,,we are not gonna get it

  9. Toplist10 August 9, 2011 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    Actually, the Wal-Mart here in Alberta, Canada stocks basically three or four brands of adult diapers. Some brand called “exact” or something, Depends, and surprisingly enough; Tena super briefs! Just under 20$CA for a pack of 16. I was very surprised because these are good diapers. I am a big fan of the X-plus but if im ever in need, I just pop by wal-mart and pick up some Tena Super Briefs. They work surprisingly well (dont worry, not even in the same realm as depends)

  10. Jason November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    I don’t know why there aren’t many European adult diapers here in the USA. I know we have Abenas and Molicares, but is there anything else that’s good or better? And how about making some here in North America? Why should Europe be the only continent in the world that makes the best adult diapers?

  11. Paul May 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Living in Europe I now appreciate how lucky one is with the Attends diaper I am currently wearing. I purchase them from Boots who have a tie up with Attends.

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