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Collecting Limited Edition Diapers Is A Real (And Expensive) Hobby

Limited edition diapers are a real thing and what's more, there is a litany of parents out there willing to spend a lot of money to get their hands on them.

Chances are that the majority of you reading this do your part when it comes to recycling and cutting down on plastic use. Even something as simple as sorting through your garbage and taking cloth bags to the store. There are some people who go well beyond that but at the end of the day, we all have our limits as to what we will do to help reduce plastic waste.

That brings us on to the subject of this article, diapers. Disposable diapers have been around for decades. So long that cloth diapers are seen as being somewhat archaic by a lot of parents. However, in the wake of society trying to cut down on its waste, they have been making something of a comeback.

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It turns out that some parents are using reusable diapers for more than just environmental reasons. Some parents actually collect them. Not just plain, run of the mill ones, of course, but the growing number of limited edition diapers that are on sale. BBC recently caught up with a few moms who have diaper collections and some of the details behind the fad might well surprise you.

via Cecilia Leslie

One of those moms is Cecilia Leslie who has a collection of more than 500 diapers. Cecilia started to buy cloth diapers as a way of cutting down on plastic but eventually, she developed a penchant for the products. "Once I started, it became more of a case of wanting all the pretty patterns," she told BBC. Many of the diapers don't come cheap, and Cecilia admitted to paying as much as £160 ($210) for one she particularly wanted.

Cecilia is definitely not alone. She knows that too. The mom often flaunts her fancy diapers on Instagram and with 22,000 followers is something of an influencer in the industry. Some have questioned whether her decision to purchase so many reusable diapers has defeated the object of buying them to prevent plastic use. To those critics she has explained that all of her diapers are used, none are for display purposes only, and when her children are done with them she will pass them on to another mom.

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