Bottoms Up!

30 Aug

While today’s TWO-CENT TUESDAY  post does not actually cost a mere two cents you might save a few cents if you use a coupon for this necessary baby item…diapers.  Let’s talk about designer diapers!  What are designer diapers?

The diaper industry can be creative too.  It doesn’t matter if you use disposable or cloth diapers now-a-days by way of fashion.  Both include items that can help your little one be more visibly attractive when sporting a little covering like a simple diaper.

Prettier diapers will be pricier. A pack of about two dozen of the toddler-size diapers will have a suggested retail price of $15.99, about $6 above plainer versions. Popular designer Cynthia Rowley has designed 11 styles of Pampers, including pastels, stripes, madras and ruffles. Enjoy the examples of what a designer diaper can look like.  They also make great baby shower gifts, along with including a coupon for more of the same.  Sometimes the fancier diapers can be reserved for special occasions out as well.

The camo diaper comes after the successful launch of the Huggies brand Jean diaper last summer. The designer diapers can
cost up to 20% more than regular diapers with most packs having fewer diapers. But, none the less aren’t they cute?

Image: USA today photo

The gFlutter pant by gDiapers comes in bright spring colors.  How wonderful for people to use this as a fashion and eliminate a little bit of the pressure to spend money on other clothing fashions for children.

Image: USA Today photos

Cartoon characters and animals are also popular designs for diapers. Sesame Street characters are featured on Pampers
Cruisers. You will find solid colors, pastels, and other designs.  There are diaper services that are available that allow you to personalize with monograms or cute messages like: “Change Me”.

Image: USA Today photo

Image cropped from: USA Today photo

Special eco-diapers by gDiapers feature pink ruffles for girls. The company claims its diapers are eco-friendly because they offer a biodegradable disposable diaper or reusable inserts. If you are thinking that these are new, they really aren’t.  Designs may be new or brighter in color or the fabric quality may have changed but, I actually used these covers 17 years ago with my daughter.  They were available with the diaper service I had.  I loved them because they were easy to use, snug, conscious of our environment and of course fashionable!

I am sure that this is a somewhat low-cost way to express creativity by way of your infant child.

9 Responses to “Bottoms Up!”

  1. V. Campos-Hallstrom (@ClubCreativeArt) September 1, 2011 at 12:59 AM #

    Hajra, thanks for your comment as well. I do like the fact that the “covers” like the cloth one that is designed in bright colors in the photo on the blog is at least able to be seen for a longer length of time, provided it is not covered up by clothing. These covers are only used if cloth diapers are used. And now- a-days it is not the most common of things to use even though they are less costly and more “green” to use than the easily thrown away diapers.

  2. Hajra August 31, 2011 at 7:03 PM #

    I would agree with Roy, I don’t get the point of designer diapers when they have to be thrown within less than one fourth a day! I can understand designer clothes and all to some extent; but then why worry about fancy diapers! And the clash for the designer diaper that might follow is just something we will have to get used to later!

    And P.S. they cost way too much! Toilet training will have to done way earlier 😉

  3. clubcreativestudio August 31, 2011 at 2:52 PM #

    I don’t have grandchildren (yet) but I am guessing that splurging on them is a common and expected gesture if one is in that position to do so. I do have concerns for those who can afford to provide extravigant personalized diapers on a daily basis. Yes, there are many reasons why people will pay more for something that is perfectly functional if it were less expensive. As in anything people can find a way to justify anything they buy.

  4. Janette Fuller August 31, 2011 at 2:14 PM #

    I have to admit that these designer diapers are darling. It was a real strain on my budget to buy regular Pampers when my daughter was a baby so I probably would not have been able to indulge in these cuties.
    However, I might consider buying a few packages of the blue jeans diapers for my grandchild. 🙂
    I do agree with what Roy said ~ These designer diapers are a frivolous luxury…but as long as people buy them the companies will continue to make $$$.

  5. clubcreativestudio August 31, 2011 at 2:02 PM #

    You know very well that people can have mixed priorities. When “fancy” items that do not last long are bought, they are buying for various reasons. Trend setting or not, if parents keep buying expensive diapers, manufacturers will keep making them. It is one thing if they also improve the quality of the common diaper but if it is purely the visual design that is an “improvement” I am not sold either.

  6. clubcreativestudio August 31, 2011 at 1:54 PM #

    I am happy that you can still use the cloth diapers in a more fashionable way compared to the “old school” ways at least.

  7. Roberta August 31, 2011 at 3:24 AM #

    Ah shucks Roy you beat me to the punch – I think that the ecological risk it way too high but I love the nappies. Glad I will never be tempted.

  8. Roy A. Ackerman, Ph.D., E.A. August 30, 2011 at 11:06 PM #

    Geez, Louise!
    I appreciate you bringing this to our attention, but…
    We have a nation with 9+% unemployment. States are cutting benefits to those who need it most. Road and bridges are falling apart- and that was before Irene had her temper tantrum!
    And, folks are spending money on this kind of stuff- disposable diapers that have designs and colors.
    I know, I’m showing my age and my politics. But, this is not jewelry that lasts (at least a week, if it’s for a kid). This is a disposable diaper that will embellish your child’s behind for less than 8 hours- and that’s if you are a lazy parent!
    I emulate Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof. Enough! There is NO other hand!


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