Thursday, October 6, 2011

The nappy rash indicator

From Marginal Revolution a post by Tyler Cowen on October 5, 2011 sparked the following:

…recent data show diaper sales are slowing and sales of diaper-rash ointment are rising.

Here is more, and I thank Peter Metrinko for the pointer.

4 comments

Robbie314 October 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Speaking as a father of four (including a six-month-old), skimping on diaper changes is a doomed attempt at savings. You give it all back in cleaning costs in the event of what I’ll politely call “catastrophic diaper failure”.

And, diaper cream that actually works is surprisingly expensive.

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Andrew' October 5, 2011 at 4:30 pm

Too big to fail fo’ real.

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Gabe October 5, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Just substitute the cheaper rash cream into the CPI for the more expensive diapers and whoala…CPI just went down a bit.

I knew I felt my standard of living going up!

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Lisa October 5, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Check to see if sales of cloth diapers are up. They’re cheaper and longer lasting, but may increase incidence of diaper rash.

Brent

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