What’s with all the characters!
You know what we use a lot of around here, Diapers Diapers Diaper Diapers. I told you about how I get a good price on diapers by signing up for amazon mom and using their subscribe & save option, even if I only plan to purchase something one time.
What I didn’t mention is how much I hate the characters all over diapers, particularly size three and up pampers with the giant Elmo on the tush. Not only is it ugly and takes away from the cuteness of baby in diaper only photos but it’s an evil marketing scheme with life long effects! Ok, maybe that sounds a little dramatic but here’s the deal. Babies get thier diaper changed between 6 and ten times a day, that’s about 50 diapers a week and 200 a month every time you change your babies diaper you talk to her, about what? Well in our house we talk about what ever comes to mind and a lot of times that is the character glaring you in the face from the diaper! “oh look sweet baby A look who’s on your diaper, Elmo! Elmo is your friend” so even if you only talk about the character on the diaper every third time you change her diaper your baby hears about these characters 800 times by the time they are 1 year old. It only takes hearing/doing something 28 times to make it habit, so without even realizing it in our new mommy haze we are actually creating an addiction for our children, an addiction of annoying cartoon characters. Now, those characters didn’t just happen upon the diapers Disney pays huggies and sesame street pays pampers a lot of money to have those images on the diapers because even at a young age and with our 800+ reinforcements of these characters our children quickly develope a desire to have those characters in thier lives in other ways -the doll, the band aids that are convienetly placed at eye level of a child in the store. I am not against popular culture or brand marketing I actually applause companies for having unique marketing strategies, it shows creativity, but when that marketing becomes part of my personal landscape it bothers me, i.e. baby pictures with images if Elmo and cookie monster. Ok, I promise I am getting to my point. Seventh generation, the all natural cleaning and a lot more stuff makes diapers, plain beige diapers. And while I am usually the anti beige here is where I make an exception. I love these diapers I think they are beautifully boring, yup I did, I called diapers beautiful. They are more expensive than the major brands but if you think about all the money you will save down the road when your kid dosent know to ask for every Elmo/Bert&Ernie/Big Bird/ Mickey Mouse thing she sees, the cost of he plain diapers is cheaper!
but they are painfully expensive, I bought one pack for Fun, and it was but now we will be using a combination of Huggies, Pampers and Seventh Generation. Huggies makes great nighttime diapers and bottom line they are just cheaper. But for dressing up its Seventh Generation, no elmo see through issues in this house!