This post has been a long time coming. Since LP was born we have always used Pampers diapers and wipes. We have spent lots and lots of money on Pampers - more than I would want to calculate or admit to. I buy them knowing they are the expensive brand because I believe they work better than other products. Despite their current UNICEF campaign and attempts to be goody-goody, I am starting to feel as if their marketing and product development people are solely focused on charging more money for less product with every new product and box size.
The main target of my ire is the Swipers product. These came out maybe a year ago. Supposedly they are thicker than your average wipe. Because they are thicker, fewer are sold in a package. I am sure they have research to say that thicker wipes mean people will use less, so it is break even for the consumer.
P&G apparently only interviewed moms to come to this conclusion. Sure, I try to use wipes as economically as possible. I fold them to maximize usage so as not to be wasteful. For me, thicker MIGHT mean using one wipe where I used to use two.
Unfortunately, this is not the way the Hoos operates. Dare I say this is the way MOST husbands operate. It seems that men are so frightened of getting diaper fluids on their skin that they use as many wipes as possible to avoid any chance of transfer. I am suspicious that the Hoos uses two wipes for pee diapers. And we have two girls so one is not used for protection.
Suffice it to say I am finally using another brand for wipes. Kirkland, here we come! So far, so good. So much so that I am actually considering trying another type of diaper...