Have y’all seen the new limited edition Huggies Jeans diapers? I had read about them on Cloth Diaper Blog here. Apparently, the commercial promoting the diapers was pulled from most networks as being inappropriate. It was a little crass for a baby product commercial.
Read more about that and view the commercial by running a google search. I have read that they changed the wording a little bit after the controversy.
When I was in Times Square a couple of weeks ago, I went into the Toys R Us. There in the front of the store was this huge display:
Most of the shelves were empty. So disappointing – there are so many people who don’t even know about cloth diapers!
Here’s what I think about this diaper: I think that the disposable diaper industry has some strong competition from its cloth counterpart, and they are trying anything to generate more sales. The top three reasons that I hear people give as to why they use cloth diapers are:
- Cloth is better for the environment
- Cloth saves a lot of money
- Cloth is better for my baby
However, another big reason why many people choose cloth is the cute factor. Come on, let’s face it. Cloth diapers are soooooo much more cute than disposable diapers! I think Huggies has realized this fact, and they are trying to compete.
While the jean diapers may be more cute than regular disposables, the fact is that they are still disposable. You are still paying money for a product that your are going to throw away. The $11.99 that you spent on that package of diapers could buy a Thirsties or Bummis diaper cover which can be used for 2+ years on this baby, and with the next baby too! Those limited edition jean diapers are still filled with chemicals and traces of Dioxin that are going to be touching your baby’s delicate skin. And technically, you are supposed to remove the poo from those ‘sposies, just like you have to from a cloth diaper.
How can you compete with this cuteness?
What do you think? I think you should choose cloth diapers. They are so much cuter, even than the Huggies Jean diapers, and they will save you money and be better for your baby.
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