July 20, 2005


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And now for something radically different, something you’ve never seen before on this blog, something you may never have expected to see on this blog….

Tim tagged me for a book thing that’s going around the web. Books? Who has time for ’em? Who can afford to buy ’em?

Now diapers ? that’s another matter. And so I’ve made a few changes to the questions Tim asked:

How many diapers do I own?
Good question. I haven’t counted, but I’d say probably about 300, counting both cloth and disposable ones. Mind you, that number changes several times a day. In fact, sometimes that number drops considerably in the course of about five minutes, as what started out to be one diaper change turns into two or three.

What’s the last diaper I bought?
The last ones we bought were a special kind of super-absorbent Pampers.

What’s the last diaper I used?
I can’t recall. The last change involved three diapers. One of them was a Safeway brand diaper. But I think the last one was probably Western Family, a brand we can buy at Save-On Foods.

What are the five brands of diapers that mean the most to me?
I can only assume that this question wants to know which diapers I’ve appreciated the most. That’s a pretty easy question, since I’ve used only five brands so far. So here they are in reverse order, worst to best:

(5) Safeway produces the worst diapers we’ve used. The leg areas are made out of tissue paper and the diaper itself appears to be subject to frequent blow-outs. We won’t be buying these again, and we may even return the ones we bought. The unused ones, of course.

(4) Huggies are okay. The diaper itself doesn’t smell bad (see below), which is an advantage. But the big disadvantage is that the sticky flaps which are supposed to hold the diaper in place don’t adhere to each other. So if there’s any overlap, one flap can’t be on top of the other, which makes them a bit more awkward to use. But they’re okay.

(3) Western Family, a brand we can buy at Save-On Foods, makes decent diapers. They don’t smell particularly bad (see below) and, unlike Huggies, their adhesive flaps do adhere to each other.

(2) Pampers is probably the second best brand we’ve used. But that’s debatable. Unlike Huggies, the adhesive flaps can be overlapped because they do adhere to each other. The diapers fit well, too. The drawback with Pampers is that they have a strong chemical smell. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if the baby has done anything because the only smell is the Pampers smell. Maybe that’s deliberate, but it isn’t pleasant. Perhaps the new Pampers we just bought will be better.

(1) Dry Bottoms is the best brand that Moriah and I have used. Moriah’s mom found them at a very low price at a thrift store and sent them to us. They fit well. They don’t reek of chemicals. And unlike other brands where there’s only one strip of elasticity around the thighs, this brand has two, so that blow-outs are less likely.

From Tim’s blog I see that this game of tag is supposed to be passed on. So … for any of you who have babies, “Tag! You’re it!”

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