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Thursday, July 1, 2010
The end is nigh
We're old school around here.
My kids may have been the last of the line, and probably scarred for life because they wore cloth diapers. I know, I washed them.
I had a theory at the time, which is probably still true but has drifted into NMP (not my problem) that wet bottoms were uncomfortable, and kids (of an appropriate age) were more willing to be housebroken if the incentive was to stay dry.
To my mind, disposable diapers, especially for toddlers,kept them too comfortable. One of the intended consequences of disposables I've noticed from friends kids, is that many aren't broken until near school age. That's a lot of extra diapers to buy.
Check out the available sizes of a worldwide brand, and see what I mean.
Size # of diapers Weight Gender
2T-3T 26 18-34 lbs Boys
2T-3T 26 18-34 lbs Girls
3T-4T 23 32-40 lbs Boys
3T-4T 23 32-40 lbs Girls
4T-5T 19 34-50 lbs Boys
4T-5T 19 34-50 lbs Girls
Not throwing stones, but somehow a 50lb.(23k) kid in diapers ain't right.
All may not be lost though. The Huggies folks, just in time for summer, have added a sartorial touch to their line of disposable diapers. Now junior can look just like mom and dad.
Huggies tagline: "The coolest you'll look pooping your pants."