Friday, June 3, 2011

Should we feel flattered? Faux Cloth Diapers...

I hate to even blog about this and "spread" the word, but it's just something we had to share.

A manufacturer, whom we will not name, but who we have to thank for billions and trillions of single use dispoable diapers, has now set it's sights on "cute" cloth diaper-esque prints and patterns.  I like to refer to them as "faux cloth diapers."  Funny because just the other day I was looking at some professional baby photos online and couldn't get past these adorable babies being professionally photographed in garbage, literally.  There's nothing cute about disposables and there never has been.

Well apparently someone spilled the beans, or we can attribute it to the growing popularity of cloth,  and now disposable manufacturers like the above mentioned, are attempting to make their diapers look more cloth-like.  They'll no doubt function the same as the plain old disposables but they'll just cost more.

Have you seen their new ads?  What do you think? 

8 comments:

Kara said...

I think there's no way they look as fluffy in real life as they do on those babies, and I think its ridiculous they have them on a clothes line! I would imagine Pampers lost a lot of business over the whole dry max/rash stuff, so they are probably trying to win some customers back.

beth said...

I find this really funny, I just had a fiend on Facebook post a link and comment about how she was so excited that these were finally available and that she had already ordered some for her baby. My response to that was they have had cute prints on cloth diapers for a while now, and that was before I saw your blog post of "Faux Cloth Diapers"

Tangie said...

Have you seen the huggies blue jean add?

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cbsksfm.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/u_20100520131929_u_20100520053500_6771_huggies_jeans.jpg%3Fw%3D314%26h%3D305&imgrefurl=http://ksfm.radio.com/2010/05/20/huggies-blue-jean-diapers/&usg=__fcz-L9tEgEM66A1MdpEU67owTsk=&h=306&w=314&sz=19&hl=en&start=0&sig2=EQp5YX7kUmQemrJyDzkEiQ&zoom=1&tbnid=1g1D6sGQ4pS34M:&tbnh=139&tbnw=143&ei=mjTpTfe5DKLg0QGOtonEAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhuggies%2Bblue%2Bjean%2Bdiapers%2Bad%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1122%26bih%3D639%26tbm%3Disch&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=326&vpy=273&dur=530&hovh=222&hovw=227&tx=154&ty=176&page=1&ndsp=16&ved=1t:429,r:7,s:0&biw=1122&bih=639

pam said...

The ad style is similar to the ads for Huggies "denim" diapers that came out earlier - making babies seem "sexy" in their diapers. Personally I find it gross. They're babies, for goodness sakes!!

I agree with you about the photos. Whenever I see cute photos of a "naked" baby with a disposable diaper on, I think how much better they would look in cloth.

law mama said...

I've seen special designer versions at Target, OMG, what a waste of money, as if disposables didn't already cost too much!

The FTM said...

I completely agree!!! I HATED Huggies denim diapers that came out last year and part of the reason why is b/c I hate how the sensualize the baby in the commercial. Come on, a sexy baby? Give me a break. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and you have to admit that the disposables are probably getting a little worried by the number of families switching to cloth.

Natural Momma said...

I hate the Huggies denim print sposies, as well and these other prints irritate me even further! What crap.

Kristina said...

I have a few different things come to mind when I see these:
1: There are so many parents out there who can't afford disposable diapers to begin with so now they are puttin prints on their diapers, jacking the price up and putting less in the box. So your paying more for less...that sounds AWESOME! Lets rip the poor parents off that can't afford diapers in the first place even more!

2: The prints probably look ugly and faded on those diapers, I have no doubt in my mind that the colors are anywhere near as vibrant on the actual diaper as it is in the photo shopped diaper in the picture.

3: Pampers and Huggies need to figure out a lot of stuff! Seriously Cloth will always be WAY better in every way imaginable so they just need to give up trying.

 
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