Thursday, December 11, 2008

the bare necessities?

Can we agree that somethings just are not necessary? For example, high fashion hospital gowns? It turns out they exist, and I'd like to thank TAMN at Seriously, So Blessed in all her ironic glory for introducing me to this new level of... I don't even know.


There was a recent blog over at Domestic Felicity titled Baby Un-Necessities, pointing out the pointlessness of many baby products, when you actually thought the product through. It was a great article. Contrast this product, which yes, is very cute, but when you really think about it?

You'll have to launder it yourself, and it's probably going to get rather messy. Also, chances are you're not going to look really cute while laboring to bring your precious child into this world. When precious child does make their entrance, they're probably going to be the focus of any pictures taken, and not you in your cute hospital gown, I am very sorry to say. But when it really comes down to it, why spend almost $50 on something you have a high likelihood of pooping in?

Don't get me wrong, after 2 days in the hospital following Stinky's arrival, I wanted my own clothes pretty badly. Having somebody else take care of that laundry, however, was worth wearing standard-issue hospital gowns.

3 comments:

Tina and Dan said...

That is absolutely hilarious! I've never heard or seen that! I had to go to the website just out of curiosity and got a good giggle. I guess in theory it is a good idea...but...theory...

Desirae Pitt said...

So, My Aunt Jami wants one of these. lol they are cute! but I get the fact that they are not super necessary!

Melissa said...

I'm with you. I would not want to be doing any of the birthing laundry. I'll take the hospital gown.