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Thread: Do any of you ever feel this type of guilt when buying baby nappies/diapers?

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    Default Do any of you ever feel this type of guilt when buying baby nappies/diapers?

    Do any of you ever feel this type of guilt when buying baby nappies/diapers?
    I don't know why, I've done it numerous times before but nearly every time I try to buy pullups or drynites (goodnites) I get this type of guilt. That I shouldn't buy drynites (goodnites) or any baby nappies like pull ups because an actual child could use it instead of being wasted by me. I don't know why but I feel like by me buying them I am somehow depriving a child of them who needs them not like me who just wants them. This guilt is definitely more prominent when a young mum is in the isle with me or with children. Anyone else experience anything like this before?

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    Trust me, there are billions upon billions of diapers being made by diaper companies all over the world and it's not as if babies, toddlers, children or adults who need them won't be able to buy more. There's no shortage of diapers.

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    I thought the same thing yesterday when I was buying a baby bottle and a 2 pack of pacifiers

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    Even when I was in my guilty and self-loathing phase, this wasn't part of it. There's no scarcity of diapers and me buying them never, ever deprived a child. There are children who lack things but to fixate on diapers just because I wanted them and had the means to pay for them is ridiculous.

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    I have thought this before when buying Drynites. I noticed that the shelf was pretty empty and I picked up the last 2 packets on the shelf. I thought to myself "some poor little kids gonna have to go without these tonight and is gonna wind up with soaked sheets. I still picked them up and then realised a member of the supermarkets staff was restocking just up the aisle so I felt less guilty.

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    Economics does not work that way. Increased demand for a product bids up the price, thus allowing producers to make supernormal profits, which attracts new entrants to the market, or induces existing manufacturers to increase production, which increases supply, which forces the price down again. In practise, free markets are so efficient, and market intelligence agencies so attentive, that supply expands to meet demand without the price changing at all. In fact, increased demand may actually lead to lower prices, as increased production may well benefit from economies of scale and scope. So you could argue that by buying products used by children, you are actually helping them!

    Equally, supermarket logistics chains are very efficient, so there's not much chance of them running out of a product unless it is either brand new, or suddenly extremely popular. Not much chance of that with nappies.
    Last edited by Akastus; 29-May-2016 at 04:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jAMIEISAWESOME View Post
    I have thought this before when buying Drynites. I noticed that the shelf was pretty empty and I picked up the last 2 packets on the shelf. I thought to myself "some poor little kids gonna have to go without these tonight and is gonna wind up with soaked sheets. I still picked them up and then realised a member of the supermarkets staff was restocking just up the aisle so I felt less guilty.
    Even if it was the last one there'll be other shops around that would carry the product

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    I feel guilt all the time .... because I don't neeeeed the diapers and that money could go to many other things. Also that the disposables end up in the landfill and back for the environment (never have found an cloth I like that work).

    Any ABDL items are like that - bought land before time, a movie I have always loved and started crying halfway through because I wasted $5 on it when I'm already having money issues and might have to stop working full time and thus not sure if I will be able to keep my house. I will enjoy it over and over and it was $5!! Come on why is it hitting me so hard?

    Every diaper I change I have the same feelings

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    Quote Originally Posted by CookieMonstah View Post
    Even if it was the last one there'll be other shops around that would carry the product
    Quite true I actually thought about that just after I posted this thread and that definitely is now stopping from that type of guilt returning. Especially when I literally just bought the last pack of girls 8-15 drynites today because they were on special and reminding myself that there are 2 other woolworths they could buy them from or online from woolworths which is always in stock kind of erases any guilt I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuggiesGuy View Post
    Quite true I actually thought about that just after I posted this thread and that definitely is now stopping from that type of guilt returning. Especially when I literally just bought the last pack of girls 8-15 drynites today because they were on special and reminding myself that there are 2 other woolworths they could buy them from or online from woolworths which is always in stock kind of erases any guilt I had.
    WOOLWORTHS?! I thought they all shutdown and it's online only now, haven't seen a Woolworths in years

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