The Diaper Aisle at the Grocery Store

crocusflowersGood morning everyone! TGIF! Yay!!! Friday is finally here and it has been a very long week! I finally got my “work” groove back this week since being off for 2 weeks when I was sick last month. It has been a slow recovery but I think I am headed in the right direction.

Today’s Topic: Last night I ran to the grocery store for one of my neighbors who is sick right now. She needed 2 packs of diapers for her 9 month old and a bottle of Gingerale. I love to do things for my neighbors, especially when they do things to help us out from time to time too.

I get into the grocery store and I haven’t bought diapers for 28 years, other than giving my daughter money when Princess was born for her to pick up diapers for our grand baby. Anyway, I stood in that aisle and was amazed at how many diaper brands there are these days! Oh my gosh! There are ones for boys, girls, walkers, crawlers, infants, designs on them, plain ones and all kinds of other things. All of these freaking diaper choices took up 3/4 of the big grocery store aisle. Really? Do we all need that many choices?

I didn’t know what Mary used at home so I had to call her to find out. I did buy 2 packages of her normal brand and type. But all of that got me to thinking…do we really need all of these choices in the diaper aisle? While I do believe there should be choices, I don’t believe we need a gazillion disposable diaper choices! ugh! Your thoughts?

Anyway, the Kohl’s GC giveaway closed last night and we do have a winner this morning. The winner is…. Shelley P. Congratulations!!!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Comments

  1. It’s not just diapers! There are a lot of things that are over the top these days. Pet food comes to mind. How many times have you seen somebody standing in front of the canned cat food, taking forever to choose the right size and flavor? I’ve been that somebody, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the variety of choices–price, type, brand, flavor, size–it’s just too much! It’s a sad commentary about where our priorities are as a society.

  2. md Kennedy says:

    Diapers, cereal, pet food, pasta, cookies, crackers, frozen food….as far as I am concerned, almost all of the items that are in the aisles in the store are a) unnecessary, b) not good for you and c) not good for the environment. I know that disposables are convenient but I am so glad my nieces and nephews were pretty much raised with cloth diapers.

  3. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    Congratulations to the winner.
    I think it is great that you have such a good relationship with your neighbors. Only one of my neighbors is helpful. I think that one reason there are so many choices is that these diaper companies are trying to be more popular than cloth diapers. But there are also so many choices for cereals, etc.

  4. Joanne Gregory says:

    I have been checking out all the new cloth diapers on my grandson, and they also come in all sorts of configurations. So many choices. So I sent over the last of my kids’ diapers (my oldest kid is 40!) and bought some plastic pants to go over them (looks like a shower cap on his butt, Mom) but they really leave him wet compared to the new stuff that wicks the moisture away from the skin.

  5. Sherry Compton says:

    Congrats…have fun Kohls shopping!
    Diapers is like everything – fifty options for us to stand in the aisle and ponder over. Do we want the ones for swaddlers or the snugglers? The ones with the leak guard or secure tabs? Do we need fun characters…no, but we will buy them. The choices and prices are both scary. Then, you come to wipes and get fifty more things to consider. I’m glad you could help your neighbor, and I’m sure she appreciated it.

  6. Sandy Cain says:

    I guess it’s all about free enterprise. Do we really need 7 different brands of puffed rice cereal? NO! But that’s what I saw in the supermarket the other day. But I know what you mean about the diapers. Size, gender, superhero of choice, age, stage, weight, creep, crawl, blah blah blah. NO WAY do we need all this crap. But there you go. When my daughter was a baby, we had Luvs, Pampers, and Johnson & Johnson (which fit her the best – do they still make them?) Anyway…it seems that more and more moms are returning to cloth diapers. Maybe the disposable diaper makers will take the hint.