One of the biggest decisions you'll make when you have a baby is what kind of diapers to use. Whether you go with cloth or disposable, diapers are a big investment and a very important part of life with someone who pees themselves ten times a day. Chances are you've put a lot of thought into what you intend to wrap around your baby's bottom, and that choice makes a statement, even if it wasn't your intention. Here's what your diaper choice says about you:
1. Cloth diapers.
Whether you've gone full Mayim Bialik or you just like the cute covers, you've got a crunchy side and you aren't afraid to show it. You'll enjoy hearing your older relatives sing the praises of your easy, modern diaper inserts and only get the urge to punch someone when they ask you for the 30th time if you're worried about getting poop in your washer.
2. Honest Company diapers.
You're not like a regular mom; you're a cool mom. You were almost seduced by the cuteness of cloth, but ultimately decided disposables are your jam. Still, you're not going to let your kid take a shit in just any diaper. There are a lot of organic, non-toxic diapers out there, but you think it's totally reasonable to pay extra for polka dots.
3. Pampers Swaddlers With The Wetness Indicator.
You’re a first-time parent and that’s what they used at the hospital. You like them because you’re not yet experienced enough to know when a diaper is wet without an indicator stripe. Also, you figure if they used them in the hospital they’re practically doctor recommended, right? You don't really know what's going on.
You're a traditionalist. You wanted something safe and reliable, mid-level in price, and without much flare. Basically, you went for the Oldsmobile of diapers. You could probably find something better, but why when the status quo is so nice and cozy?
You have more than one kid and you want to save money, but you're not prepared to go full generic. You're too practical to be truly trendy, probably a coupon clipper, and your entire wardrobe came from Target. Being able to drink Starbucks while you shop makes you feel fancy.
6. Generic diapers.
You need no frills and give no fucks. You've got better things to spend your time and money on than finding fancy poop catchers.
7. Elimination communication.
You've always been an overachiever and now you're using your mad skills to best all the mommies at playgroup. There's nothing cheaper or more "natural" than holding a four-month-old over a toilet. You get some weird looks, but you're pretty sure they're just jealous. Haters gonna' hate.