Yesterday, I wrote about the darker aspects of the WAHM diapers craze. Regardless of how awesome the women who make these diapers often are, there’s no denying the darker side. But why are people in such a frenzy over some of these WAHM diapers?
WAHM Diapers Are Cute
Some WAHM diapers out there are breathtakingly beautiful. I’m absolutely in love with my custom from Diapers by Chris. I’ve recently gotten myself a few Ella Bella Bum diapers (without stalking). The simple fact of the matter is that WAHM diapers can do some absolutely outrageous and gorgeous prints because of the scale in which they work. WAHM diapers are usually made in a max of twenty of a particular print. Usually, they’re in far less of a quantity than that. Because they work in such a smaller scale than your major manufacturers like bumGenius and FuzziBunz, they have more freedom in what they make. Their diapers can appeal on a smaller scale. Because they work on smaller scales, they can also come up with new, innovative types of diaper making, such as hybrid fitteds and using Zorb.
WAHM Diapers Are Works of Art
Making cloth diapers is not so easy. Making cloth diapers that are absolutely gorgeous and well-made is even harder. The materials used are not cheap and the time put into making these works of art are absolutely worth it. (For this reason and this reason alone I will never haggle a WAHM. She’s charging for the materials she uses and her time spent making her pretty fluff.) Art is a valuable commodity and should be treated as such.
WAHM Diapers Are Small Businesses
For ethical reasons, I’m a big fan of supporting small businesses. A small business puts far more money back in a local economy than a big box store. It’s a way of keeping your money in your area… or at least in your country. Sure, they might cost more, but the simple fact of the matter is that there’s an increased cost in doing things on that smaller scale.
WAHM Diapers Are Often Ethical
WAHM diapers generally stick to safety standards. After all, most moms make products that they themselves would have no problem with using on their own children. That means that they’re made using quality products and are made fairly.
WAHM Diapers Hold Value
If you’ve got yourself a very popular brand of WAHM diaper in your stash, that diaper will most likely sell for as much used as it did when you bought it new. They’re sought after for their cuteness as much as for their collectability.
The long and short of the matter is that WAHM diapers are, quite frankly, awesome. As long as we stay awesome when we collect (and don’t fall prey to the dark side), it can be cute and fun fluffy goodness for everyone.
Do you have any favorite WAHM diapers?