Guest Post: Diaper Snob

This really awesome guest post comes from Gina over at Mia Bella Vida (My Beautiful Life). Some other great posts to check out from Gina are 90%, Sweet 16, and The Last Supper.


Q and A with Gina

Elle: What kids cartoon or character makes you want to bang your head against a spike?

Gina: Mother grubbin’ Caillou. Could that little shit be any whinier? Elle’s note: I love you, Gina!

Elle: If you could be stuck in an elevator with anyone who would it be?

Gina: Channing Tatum, ya know, for good conversation. 

Elle: If you could send any celebrity/reality star into space so you’d never have to hear about them again, who would it be?

Gina: Hands down, Gloria Estefan. Don’t ask. It runs deep.

Diaper Snob

I remember my first pregnancy well. The late nights researching the newest kid-tested mommy-approved products. Hours talking with other pregnant woman about the pros and cons of a baby monitor with a video screen, or which vibrating bouncy will encourage the most infant interaction or blah blah blah. I was ridiculous. I went overboard as I’m sure most first time pregnant women do. Right? Right? For example, I HAD to have a baby wipe warmer. Are you kidding me? A wipe warmer? Yup, a wipe warmer. I read three consumer reviews and was totally convinced that this was a definite must-have, I mean Shirley from Wichita SWEARS by it.

The wipe warmer? A total dud. I mean yeah, I guess Bella’s buttocks appreciated the comfort of those cozy wipes, but it wasn’t until I read the fine print that I realized I needed to add water to it once in awhile. Hubawuzza? I can barely remember to water my dying plants let alone water a wipe warmer. Chuck it!

This is just one example of something I ended up spending way too much for that did relatively nothing. Trust me, there are more. But there are a few things that I absolutely CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT. Like my Bjorn. Oh my sweet little Bjorn. You have been so good to me. You were worth every single penny. We’ve had a great ride haven’t we? Oh and how can I forget you, my ridiculously cheap yet exceptionally light Baby Trend stroller that includes both a snack tray and a cup holder. But nothing can compare to the total love and devotion I have for my true compadres, Pampers Swaddlers. Swaddlers. The name alone gives me the goosebumps. I’m talking the top of the line, crem-della-crem of diapers. I love Swaddlers. They are the best diapers EVER. No other diapers can compare. But they are so expensive! But they are super duper soft and conform so well to their chubby little thighs. But they are so expensive! But they prevent leaks. But they are so expensive!

Shopping in Target two weeks ago, I was faced with a dillemna. Buy the over-priced Swaddlers that you have come to love or be a little more frugal during these tough times and save $5 by trying out Target brand diapers. On the one hand, Target diapers don’t come splattered with any annoying Princesses–so they’ve got that going for them. And you love Target Gina. They have great tee shirts and great purses, I’m sure their diapers will be great too! Think of the savings!

Biggest mistake of my life! I should’ve saved like ten dollars and just bought a pack of tissue paper and scotch tape, it would have shown the same effectiveness. I love you Target, and I swear it won’t damage our existing relationship but for the love of god take those diapers off the shelves. Now. Recall.

Since when do diapers just simply fall off when walking?

What’s up with the white powder you ask? Oh that’s cornstarch. Because along with a cute and sassy tu-tu, Mia is sporting a cute and sassy yeast infection.

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4 Responses to Guest Post: Diaper Snob

  1. monica August 2, 2012 at 11:23 #

    hilarious post. #targetfail!
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  2. Stephanie August 4, 2012 at 06:17 #

    When I was pregnant my best friend commanded me to NEVER buy Luvs. Her Luvs-diapered nieces had been over, dancing along to some Jambalaya song when their poo-filled diapers EXPLODED EVERYWHERE! It is now known as the Jambalaya Incident and I recoil in horror every time I see them in the store.

    When my son was born we discovered he was allergic to the perfumes in every diaper except Pampers Swaddlers. And when he “graduated” out of Swaddlers we discovered we had to use the Pampers Baby Dry and not the Cruisers because he was allergic to those as well. Seriously. No perfume will cover the horrific stench of baby poo. Just leave. it. out!

  3. Gina August 13, 2012 at 22:13 #

    Stephanie, I about dry heaved when I read your comment 🙂

    I hear ya sister, Swaddlers are the best. It was always a sad, sad day when my kids graduated from Swaddlers too. Dude, I’d wear them if they were in my size 🙂

  4. Christine January 12, 2013 at 11:17 #

    My husband thinks I’m overly paranoid when I say that disposable diapers aren’t as simple as going and buying a package, that we’d need to do short-term tests, and make sure that DD doesn’t react before buying, and not try to use ones we hadn’t tested, etc. I may need to show him the comments on this post.

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