Has Anyone Tried Chlorine Free or Gdiapers?

Updated on April 19, 2008
S.O. asks from Poway, CA
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Which is more cost effective? Right now we are trying Nature BabyCare diapers and I really like them. They don't seem to irritate my DD's bottom like the other regular diapers. And they aren't much more expensive than the regular diapers.

I also bought a pack of Seventh Generation diapers to try them out as well.

I took a look at the gdiapers and they look so cute! So I am interested in hearing what you all have to say about all the natural/chlorine free diapers out on the market since we are just getting started with this.

Before, the only diapers that didn't give my DD a bad rash was Pampers Baby Dry (she would only get a few rash marks). But with others like Huggies and store brands she would get the rash all over her bottom.

I have read a few other reviews of the "biodegradable" diapers like Seventh Generation and Nature Baby Care. It seems that only a portion of these diapers is truly biodegradable.

From what I have read about the gdiapers, the entire lining is 100% biodegradable and you can even put the pee pee ones into your compost.

I am only a partially "green" person, so if I can get a diaper that has less chemicals on it that gets absorbed by my baby's skin AND is better for the environment and won't break the bank, I am all for it.

Thanks in advance!

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answers from Los Angeles on

I have a 3 month old boy and wanted to use the seventh generation chlorine free diapers very much. Unfortunately, they were very rough/stiff and caused him diaper rash. They also leaked and weren't very absorbent. I want to try the baby g diapers- but since he was a preemie- they were too large for him. I will probably try now. But the only diapers that I found to work for us were the Pampers Swaddlers. They were much softer, more flexible and absorbent than all the others. Believe me, I truly feel guilty for using them and not a more green product- but I can't bear to see him with any sort of rash. Now that he is getting older- I will probably try the baby g's. Good luck.



answers from Los Angeles on

We have used 7th Generation for 21 months now, and I would be able to give you much advice comparing to others because that is all we have used. Costwise, we have saved by ordering from www.1800diapers.com they sell a membership for 7th Generation products and you save 10%, as well if you order above a dollar amount (I think $49.) UPS Shipping is free. We won't use anything else.
As for being "partially green" anything helps, so be proud of the steps you do take. Good luck with your decision.



answers from Los Angeles on

We use gDiapers and love them! they are a little bit more work than traditional disposables, but totally worth it. They are a 3 piece system - the outer cover that holds everything in place (and looks cute), the inner liner makes it liquid proof and the refill (this part is the disposable part). We just always have the liners snapped into the outer covers, ready to go. Then at diaper change time, we put the refill part in. The outer cover and liner are machine washable, but don't need to be washed after every use unless you have a leak. We have never had a blow out with these diapers...and usually with a BM, we only need to wash and change the liner (not the cover).
We also use the Nature Babycare diapers - but mostly those are used while she's at day care.
I hope this helps...good luck. Ping me back if you have any other questions about the gDiapers.



answers from San Diego on

I use Nature Babycare as well. They are made from corn so they are actually all biodegradeable and the urine ones are biodegradeable. I tried the 7th Generatio ones and found that for my son they leak when he has a BM, but he's exclusively breastfed so his BM's are still a little loose. I looked at th gdiapers but haven't tried them for the same reason as the 7th generation. I'm thinking once he's on solids I can migrate over there.



answers from San Diego on

We used to use g diapers, but they started leaking as my baby got bigger. We currently use the Whole Foods brand of chlorine-free diapers. They are the least expensive and most absorbent environmentally friendly brand of disposable diapers we have found. The only problem is that Whole Foods isn't super convenient to us. We tried Seventh Generation, but they also leaked for us and are more expensive than the Whole Foods brand. You can feel the difference when you hold the two different brands of diapers. The Whole Foods one has so much more padding. Target also has an eco-friendly brand, but my husband didn't like the fasteners, and again they were more expensive.

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