diapers

disposables

Aden & Anais Hypoallergenic Diapers

​I bought these diapers for baby J when my Honest bundle didn't come in time and we ran out of diapers. They are Amazon Prime, so the two-day shipping was clutch. They were also cheaper (at the time anyway) per diaper than buying the Honest diapers in a single pack on Amazon Prime. So, I went for it. They, too, were great for baby J's skin. They are labeled "super soft" and they are correct. These are the softest diapers I've ever come across. They work well, but they aren't as absorbent as the honest diapers in my opinion (and are more expensive than the bundle), so we haven't bought them again. ​They are super cute, though, with prints like dinosaurs and trucks, or flowers for baby girls. 

If your baby has sensitive skin and Honest diapers didn't work for you, these are your best bet! OR if you just like cute, soft diapers and you aren't on a strict budget, these could be for you. 

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Andy Pandy Organic Diapers

​I received this product in exchange for reviews but all opinions are my own. These diapers come highly rated on Amazon and I wanted to see if they lived up to the hype. As soon as I took one out of the package, I could tell the quality was top notch. These are the softest diapers both inside and out! They feel like velvet and are made from bamboo which makes them feel super comfortable for your little one. They are also hypoallergenic and naturally antibacterial, so they are perfect for any baby with skin sensitivities or allergies. Now my babies fortunately aren’t prone to diaper rash, but these diapers definitely prevented it from happening. The bamboo creates a moisture barrier and also acts as a heat regulator to prevent itching and rashes. My favorite things about these diapers (besides the softness) are that they have an elastic waistband and flexible side panels (similar to Huggies) that move with your baby and don’t feel stiff like some diapers, and they also have a wetness indicator to let you know when to change baby’s diaper preventing unnecessary wake ups. This is somewhat hard to find for the organic diapers and I’m an avid fan of that little line, so this is a huge plus! And finally...these are the most DURABLE tabs on any diaper out there. They are strong and thick and have never broken one time! I hate when that happens because it’s such a waste of money!!! My only complaints are that even though they retain odor well, they are fragrance free so I am able to smell when they are wet. The only other issue I’ve had is that they become wet on the exterior if they haven’t been changed in a while. This only happened overnight after about 4 hours, but it’s normally not a big deal since I change my babies as soon as I notice they’re wet. Overall, these diapers are among the best of the organic brands in my opinion. They’re flexible, absorbent, and the most comfortable and softest diaper I’ve ever tried. These need to be on your list if you plan to go the eco-friendly route!

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The Honest Company Diapers

​When baby J was born, I knew immediately that he had sensitive skin. He had horrible diaper rash after only about a week, and we were changing his diaper religiously. We tried tons of creams (Triple Paste worked the best), but we finally figured out that different diapers were the way to go. We tried all the normal brand name diapers, including their sensitive brands, all to no avail. We finally (hesitantly) bought Honest diapers. It worked. His little tush has been smooth and rashless ever since. We were hesitant because of the steep price, but compared to the rest of the organic or natural brands, these are comparable when you do the bundle (around $80 per month included four packs of wipes and a month's worth (give or take) of diapers.) ​

Overall Review: Firstly, these diapers are adorable. Though I think it may be a luxury to spend more for a cute diaper, if you can afford to, do it. They have new patterns each season for girls and boys. When you bundle, you get to choose up to six different patterned diapers (including an option for sleep diapers or training diapers). The diapers are very thick (the sturdiest diapers I've come across). They are true to size. They aren't quite as absorbent as the Pampers Swaddlers, but they also don't have the chemicals and weird gels that collect the moisture, so it's a give and take. An added bonus when you bundle, you get 25% off any three of their other items (ranging from cleaning products to makeup... all natural)!

Overall, I highly recommend the Honest Company Bundle

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Huggies Little Snugglers

​This is my my go-to diaper that we most regularly use in my household. Huggies is also becoming more popular in hospitals across the country due to its softness and comfort level for babies along with its excellent absorbency. These diapers are often more affordable than Pampers but still come neck and neck in ratings and quality. My girls do very well in these diapers and I feel that they are very comfortable in them. They also come with characters like Winnie the Pooh and Mickey Mouse (which my oldest loves) and the ever-reliable wetness indicator that is sure to become any parent’s best friend. My favorite things about these diapers are that they have a honeycomb-like padded design on the bottom that absorbs a high quantity of liquid before your baby actually feels wet. This is a huge bonus, especially in those first few months where baby is adjusting to feeling wet and wakes easily because of it. They are also the most flexible diaper in that they move with your active baby instead of being stiff. This comes in handy to prevent chafing against the skin when baby starts to crawl, and the thigh region allows your baby to move freely with an elastic-like effect. My main issue with these diapers is that because of the flexibility in the thigh region, they are prone to more leakage for active babies because they don’t fit snugly around the legs like other diapers do. I’ve also had issues with the Velcro tape portion coming apart easily on several occasions, so that can be frustrating and costly. Therefore, I have a love/hate relationship with Huggies but keep going back to them because of their comfort level, reliability, price, and the fact that their diapers are geared for active babies that don’t want to feel constricted by their diaper. 

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Luvs Diapers

​These diapers are a great option to maintain quality without breaking the bank. They have great leakage protection and fit nicely around the thigh area without sagging much. They’re visually appealing more-so than other disposable off brands that are cheaper, and they come in large quantity counts to save money. My only issue is that they seem to run small and are not made for long torsos like my tall babies have. They just never seem quite as comfortable in these diapers compared to other brands. Diapers are a hit or miss depending on the brand AND your baby. These are a great and affordable option competing with the other top dog diapers but just not for us. 

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Naty by Nature Eco Diapers

​I was on the hunt for a diaper that didn’t contain the harsh chemicals that most name brands do but didn’t want to lose the effectiveness and leakage protection. I came across this company’s site and saw they had a free trial box where you only pay reduced shipping costs so I jumped on the offer. (They have diaper trial boxes available in sizes 1-4). I received a box of ten of their eco-diapers along with a catalogue and newsletter explaining about the company. Their main claim to fame that sets them apart from the competition is that they are certified by the world’s toughest eco organizations, specifically OK BioBased Certification by Vincotte and the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. Upon opening, I found their diapers to feel and smell completely different than regular diapers. The diaper is white and somewhat stiff at first but smells “clean” and odorless. It uses a cornstarch film to make it nice and breathable so the babies didn’t get too sweaty so as to prevent diaper rash. The cornstarch film also aids in leakage protection instead of the nasty gel barriers found in most disposable diapers. This makes it 100% biodegradable and a healthy option for your baby. Here are my opinions on these diapers:

 

PROS: no aroma or perfume; no chemicals, dyes, or chlorines used; very good leakage protection; worked well for overnight usage; you’re saving the planet with these disposables; all-natural products inside and out to give your baby the healthiest and most eco-friendly option; definitely recommended for babies with allergies and/or sensitive skin; helps prevent diaper rash; can be bundled in a subscription to save you time and money with an option for how often you want it delivered 

 

CONS: stiff diapers that take some getting used to; not very soft; no wetness indicators like some disposable diapers come with; no cute designs; somewhat expensive

 

All in all, if you’re looking for a diaper subscription that you know is going to be free of all the bad stuff found in typical disposables, then this may be for you. I find it a little pricey since my girls have no skin sensitivities, so this would be more of a splurge than a necessity for us. That being said, if you care more about helping our environment and ridding baby’s skin from unnecessary toxins AND you can forego the cutesy design patterns and luxury wetness indicators (which I admit I’m a sucker for), then you should definitely try these. They just might help prevent or lessen your baby’s allergies or skin sensitivities. 

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Pampers Swaddlers

​Have you ever seen the sweet Pampers Swaddlers commercials with the mom holding her just-born baby and then wrapping them in the soft diapers while rocking them to sleep?? This gets me every time because it hits home. They recommend and send you home from the hospital (where I’m from) with Pampers diapers because they are the number one doctor recommended disposable brand for a reason. They are so soft and gentle on your baby’s skin without causing any chafing or discomfort. They have a thick and very soft, padded design on the bottom which makes them super absorbent and prevents leaks or blowouts. I’ve also never experienced diaper rash from this brand with the girls (although they never really got that anyway). These are my favorite because I think they fit the best and are true to size while taking into account taller babies that are thinner. They have the cutest designs such as Sesame Street and also have the added benefit of a wetness indicator that lets you see when baby needs changing and eliminating the guesswork. They also maintain the softness for the older babies/toddlers, while accommodating for babies on the go with extra coverage. The overnight ones work wonderfully for my toddler and provide her with extra layers to prevent accidents and allowing her to sleep better. My only qualm about these diapers are that they are the priciest disposable I’ve used so I don’t get to buy them as often as I like. However, you get what you pay for and, in my opinion, these are the best. 

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cloth diapers

Alva Baby Cloth Diapers

​I received this product in exchange for reviews but all opinions are my own. These cloth diapers come in the cutest designs that I absolutely love. The inside is made of suede cloth that wicks away moisture from baby’s bottom, and the outer layer is made of a waterproof PUL. They have snaps on the sides to grow with your baby and they come with TWO soft microfiber (or bamboo charcoal insert if you upgrade) inserts to tuck inside the diaper. These came highly rated on Amazon so I wanted to try them for myself. Here are my thoughts:

 

PROS: adorable prints and designs; many side snaps make it easy to grow with your baby; elastic around legging for mobility; water resistant outer layer; very breathable and doesn’t make my baby sweaty; pretty absorbent without leaking; very affordable;  doesn’t fade after washing; comes with 2 bamboo charcoal inserts for doubling up; good quality; easy to clean; dries out very quickly 

 

CONS: the inserts aren’t my favorite because they’re thin and don’t absorb as much as others I’ve used; don’t come in newborn sizes below 6 pounds; more prone to leaking than others we’ve tried 

 

All in all, I love the designs and, for the price, you will save much more money compared to other expensive brands. So, if you’re in the market for cloth diapers, definitely give these a try!

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Alva Baby Swim Diapers

​I received this product in exchange for reviews but all opinions are my own. These swim diapers have the cutest prints and can grow with your baby making them an awesome choice. They have snaps on the side to accommodate your baby up to toddler age. The outer shell is slick and easy to wipe off, and the inside is soft and breathable so baby doesn’t get sweaty. I love how flexible they are allowing my baby to play and be active without feeling restricted. They hold solids in perfectly so you don’t have to worry about any messes in the pool, and you can easily clean them in cold water (I add vinegar to eliminate odors) and tumble dry on low. The leg holes are a little snug on my tiny daughter so I’m not sure how well they would fit on a chunkier baby. The holes have to be pretty tight though to catch and hold in any solids, so I don’t see this as a negative. The only other thing is I have to open the side of the legging to drain out water from the lake and pool because it does not absorb the water...it simply holds it in. For the price and cute designs, these swim diapers should be at the top of your list for summertime!

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Best Bottom Cloth Diapers

​I received this product in exchange for reviews but all opinions are my own. With the weather getting warm, we are trying our hand at cloth diapers again and had the lovely opportunity to test these out. These awesome cloth diapers come in a variety of different designs that are adorable for any gender. Each comes with a one-size outer shell that is easily wipeable and slick, while the inserts can be selected from microfiber, organic hemp cotton, or bamboo with dedicated sizes that are  dependent on how many wet diapers your child has on average. So you basically get to choose the level of wetness protection and absorbency, which is great because YOU get to customize based on your child’s needs. They are also one of the more form-fitting cloth diapers that I’ve tried, which I like because it holds everything in better and prevents leakage. It kind of dips in the front of the diaper below the belly button helping it to fit more properly without being too tight or uncomfortable. Like most other cloth diapers, they have an array of snaps on the outside to accommodate anywhere from newborns to children up to 45 pounds. The cool thing about these cloth diapers are that they have leg gussets that allow flexibility without your baby feeling weighed down, and they are great for active babies and toddlers. The inserts also have a snap on the front and back, which I LOVE, because instead of placing the insert in the diaper and praying it stays somewhere near its intended target, you know it’s where it needs to be and your child is comfortable. You can just throw the insert into the laundry and wipe the inside of the shell off as soon as baby is wet without having to replace the shell as well, which I often end up doing for other brands.  The only issue I have is when baby poops, they can be somewhat of a struggle to get off, but nothing too difficult. They’re easy to clean...just wash them on cold with no detergents or additives and tumble the inserts and shells on no heat for best results. I love that they are absorbent, the inserts are the softest I’ve ever felt, and my baby is comfortable wearing them. If you’re in the market for cloth diapers, you should definitely try these!

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Best Bottom Potty Training Pants

​I received this product in exchange for reviews but all opinions are my own. My daughter loves these potty training pants because they don’t look or feel like diapers of any kind. They have no elastic around the leg, and they fit like regular underwear to teach her properly. They’re made up of a soft and stretchy outer layer that is easy for her to pull up and down, and the inside is waterproof for easy cleaning. They come with many different insert designs that she loves to pick out herself to match her pants. The inserts are so soft and absorbent, but not too thick that she can’t feel that she’s wet. The only issue I have had is some bunching up of the insert towards the back of the pants, but my daughter doesn’t seem uncomfortable. These come with the same absorbency liner options that the cloth diapers do to ensure your child is comfortable and protected. Since we are going through potty training palooza at my house right now, any product that helps my child feel more secure or interested is a winner in my book, and I would definitely recommend these training pants!!!

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