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Expect to be paying for diapers as manufacturers raise prices

Huggies and Pull-Ups to increase in June, Pampers and Luvs, come September

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Parents, expect to soon see a jump in diaper prices.

Last week, Business Insider published a report stating that Proctor and Gamble, which owns brands Pampers and Luvs, announced a price hike for its diapers and feminine care products during an earnings call.

“The exact amount of the price increase will vary by brand and sub-brand in the range of mid-to-high single-digit percentages and will go into effect in mid-September,” P&G said in a statement, according to the Business Insider report.

Officials with Proctor and Gamble said the price increases on certain brands will help combat the costs of higher costs of the raw materials that are used to make the products.

Procter and Gamble expect to pay an extra $125 million in commodity costs for 2021 compared to 2020, CNN reported.

Kimberly-Clark, which produces Huggies and Pull-Ups, also said price hikes are coming.

“The percentage increases are in the mid-to-high single digits. Nearly all of the increases will be effective in late June and impact the company’s baby and child care, adult care and Scott bathroom tissue businesses,” according to the company’s website.

A report from CNN published in April showed that NielsenIQ, which tracks point of sale data from retailers, found the price of disposable diapers has already increased 8.7% over the last year.

About the Author:

Mary Claire Patton has been a journalist with KSAT 12 since 2015. She has reported on several high-profile stories during her career at KSAT and specializes in trending news and things to do around Texas and San Antonio.