Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Put Some Pants on That Kid!

It is getting warmer, which means people are wearing less. In the case of some babies and toddlers, a lot less. After all, we all know that when the weather gets warm there is a certain set of parents who see nothing wrong with dressing their small child in nothing but a diaper and a t-shirt. And this year? Huggies is encouraging them.


Yes, that's right, diapers that look like jeans. Oh, and this isn't just some kitschy "design" like Disney or Muppet characters, meant to be a secret between you and your baby. According to the press release they are meant to make a baby look "fashionable." Yeah, especially if the fashion in questions is "demo derby chic." The only thing that would make these "jeans" more "fashionable" is if they came with a matching disposable bib halter top or wife beater bearing the words "My Mom is a MILF."

Please, Huggies, don't do that. I was only kidding.

I am sure there will be a HUGE market for these jeans. In fact, I wouldn't doubt if there was a line out the door at Wal-Mart of Moms wanting to "multi-task" their child's summer wardrobe. Of course, the really ingenious ones would just buy plain diapers and draw pockets on them. After all, who says all jeans have to be blue? White jeans were quite popular in the 80's.

Again, Huggies, I'm kidding, not coming up with marketing strategies.

I guess on the up side Huggies has just set the bar a lot lower for us Moms who feel their kids aren't always dressed as well as they should be. Just getting them in real pants is now a victory. Yeah, I know that isn't an actual upside, but I'm reaching here, trying to convince myself this isn't another step on the path of the downfall of civilization.

Damn you, Huggies.

22 comments:

just making my way said...

I vote downfall.

Thank god my kids are past the diapers - not that they would have worn those, mind you. I'm not sure you should keep this post up however, I'm a little worried Huggies might actually like some of your ideas...

for a different kind of girl said...

We can make diapers that look like jeans and yet we still don't have flying cars. Where are our priorities, technology?!

Riot Kitty said...

My mom is a MILF! LMAO! Seriously, this is unbelievable. What's next, a nursery school catwalk?

msprimadonna67 said...

Seriously?? Oh my...

LL Cool Joe said...

Hey, but they got it wrong!! I mean hip hop babies will need their jeans hung real low of course, which kinda means the diapers won't do they job they are meant to do. Unless of course Huggies design some that look low cut with some fake boxer shorts above them?

Hey maybe when I'm old and incontinent, I can wear those too.

Jules said...

Rock on! Do they make these in my size? That would make summer just sooooo easy......

G said...

Look at this way: not only can you dress your baby up in jeans, but now you can dress your baby up in low riders.

Just think, even at this tender age, you can send them off on the road to ruin by dressing them like disenfranchised teenagers.

Kelly said...

Didn't you have a post a while back about some "jeans" leggings or PJ pants? These match!

Granny Annie said...

It's not going to be that long before I'm back in diapers, so I hope this idea catches on with Depends:)

Allison said...

Fail.

Kids are people. People must wear bottoms. Therefore, kids must wear bottoms.

Oh how apt... today's word verification is "flesh." Right on.

waarons said...

That's what my expensive pair of jeans look like on me now after I accidentally washed them in Hot.

Gina said...

You are totally missing a mom/daughter photo op! Meg in diaper jeans and you in pajama jeans!

Jennifer Lynn said...

At least they did not label them "Daisy Dukes"! :)

Amanda said...

Again, I think it is a plus that Depends is not following suit. While it is always tongue-cluckingly sad to see kids dressed in a t-shirt & a diaper, it is still a bit more "acceptable" than old, incontinent Uncle Earl sporting the same look.

Amanda said...

This? Is disturbing. Almost as much so as the pajamajeans - pjs that look like jeans -- for the laziest among us.

Sam said...

Hell, getting ME in real pants is a victory. Maybe I need some.

Kim said...

Down here we would call them things FANCY! Put on a pair of bootie boots and that young 'un is ready for church.

She Said said...

I bet Depends are next.

Bridget Callahan said...

But what about those oh so hard black tie events?


Seriously though, I don't have kids, but if I did? And I had these diapers? I would bedazzle the shit out of them.

Eternally Distracted said...

Oh my - what will they think of next? I think at times like this I am glad to be childless... do they have ones that fit cockatoos???

FabuLeslie said...

ohmygoodness. Reminds me of my post on pajamajeans, soon after mother's day. This is ridicurous (as Donna Chang from Seinfeld would say).

Aunt Becky said...

I want a flying car, too! Those diapers are pretty dumb looking. Heh.