Darrell and I are constantly astonished and bamfoozled by the changes in baby products during the last 7 years (since we last had a baby in our house). Maybe it's not the changes, so much as it's the increase in products. The choices these days! It makes us feel old (and sound old, too- using phrases like "these days"). We're out-of-it. Not up with the newfangled ways of the youngsters. There are new gadgets and products of every kind, with 57 different varieties of each- all absolutely necessary to my child's survival and/or happiness, apparently. I don't know how many times I've been standing in B*bies R Us, holding some doo-dad and saying, "What is this?" The toys are different, the bottles are different, the formulas and foods are different, even the diapers are different.
There are sooooo many types of diapers now. Why is that? You can't just buy Hu*gies. Now, you have to choose Hu*gies "Nat*ral Fit," or Hu*gies "Little M0vers," or Hu*gies "Crapmypants." Why can't a diaper company decide which diaper works the best, and then just make that one diaper? Are 57 different diapers, all made by the same company, really necessary? Do babies' butts vary that much that we need subcategories of diapers now? Two tiny cheeks and a crack is pretty much standard, right? Or has that changed, too?
It's just too much for an old mom like me. I want to buy a box of diapers. I want these diapers not to leak pee or squirt poop out the leg holes or up the back. I do not need 40 brands, each with 57 different varieties from which to choose. I just don't do well with so many choices... Too easily overwhelmed, I guess.
So, could you guys, my blog peeps, the hip, youngster-moms and baby experts, pleeeease do me a favor? I'd love it if you would leave me a comment telling me the name of your favorite disposable diaper. I'm on a quest to find the best and want to hear what you think.
By "best," I mean the diaper should consistently:
Minimize the Dreaded Pee Leaks
Minimize the Disgusting, Up-The-Back-And-Out-The-Leg Poop Blowout, thereby minimizing the amount of baby poop that winds up on my couch and/or under my fingernails each day
Don't forget, since each brand has 57 different varieties, please be specific and include the whole name of the diapers you like, not just the brand.
BTW, Hu*gies Nat*ral Fit is one that I'm currently trying and I'm liking them not so much. I actually liked the Sam's Club brand better, I think- and they're cheaper.
So, what do you think? Tell me your favorite! And while we're at it, if you have a favorite baby product in any other category that you'd like to recommend, I'm open to your suggestions. Us geriatric moms need all the help we can get.