H.M. asks from Denver, CO on June 18, 2008
Anyone Have Any Advise with the More "Green" Disposable Diapers?
I currently use cloth with my girls - we went on vacation last month and weren't in a place where I could wash the cloth ones, so I bought some disposable and boy was I sorry! Both my girls are still getting over irrated rear ends. We are going out to visit my husband's extended family in a couple weeks and again I will not be able to take the cloth ones with me. Does anyone have any recomendations with the non-chemical or more "green" diapers? I have looked online for information about them, but I see a lot of different opions - so I thought I would ask! Thanks so much!
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L.T. answers from Denver on June 19, 2008
H. - Our daycare won't do cloth diapers, so I've explored every green diaper known to man in my quest to be more eco-friendly. The best one that has the least impact on the environment (it's biodegradable and chlorine-free) is Nature Babycare. I ordered them on diapers.com b/c I haven't seen them at Whole Foods or other natural grocers. We've also tried Tushies (hubby loves them b/c they have more coverage) and 7th Generation but neither of them claims to be biodegradable.
Best of luck - I'd say a) Nature Babycare 1st and b) Tushies 2nd. Both are on diapers.com and are reasonably priced if you purchase a case of them (4 packs).
J.N. answers from Denver on June 19, 2008
M.C. answers from Denver on June 19, 2008
I've been using seventh geneation diapers since my daughter was born. They are clorine-free and hypo-allegenic. When at home, we use the washables but whenever we go out, I bring those because of their ease. Only once has my daughter had slight irritation and it had more to do with me than the diapers. I love them. Plus, they are about the same in price, if not cheaper, than those "other" diapers. You can get them at Babies-r-Us or most organic food stores (Whole Foods, Wild Oats, etc.). If you like them, you can also buy them in bulk for even more savings (diapers.com).
This website can tell you where to buy them and give you coupons.
A.T. answers from Denver on June 19, 2008
I'm a fan of G-Diapers, the inserts are flushable and only wash the wraps when happen to get dirty.
J.M. answers from Denver on June 18, 2008
Hello fellow cloth diaper user!
We were sold on cloth when my son's rash cleared up within days of switching. What we have been able to use rash free for vacations and babysitters are Seventh Generation and Nature BabyCare. They are both chlorine and perfume free. The Nature BabyCare are also plastic free, they use the corn polymer instead, which makes them compostable! They are the most green. The Seventh Generation seem to have a better fit, on my long and lean baby. You can buy these locally at Vitamin Cottage (11.99), Babies R Us (10.99*** but less diapers in each bag!?!) and even King Soppers(14.99). The Seventh Generation seem to run a bit small in there sizing.
There is also the G-diaper which is flushable, but I have not tried these yet. You can get more reviews on each of these at: http://www.diapers.com/
J.D. answers from Denver on June 19, 2008
We've used 7th Generation and G Diapers. Obviously 7th Generation aren't as green as others--they are still disposable, but they don't have any of the chlorine, dyes and all the weird smelly petroleum stuff they have in regular diapers. G Diapers are nice, but you still have to dump and flush them--7th Gen is a little easier to travel with. -j