Honest Company Diapers- Have You Tried Them?

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Honest Company Diapers- Have You Tried Them?
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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 1:07pm

Here's a dirty fact: On average, babies go through 8,000 disposable diapers before they're potty trained -- and even the cutest cloth and hybrid options haven't replaced disposables for most moms. When it comes to diapers, anyway, being green is just too much work…right?

Not this year. Enter Jessica Alba and former Healthy Child, Healthy World CEO Christopher Gavigan, who teamed up in 2012 to launch an all natural baby and home care company called The Honest Company -- and in the process, have made it a whole lot easier for mainstream moms to be more eco-friendly. To be honest (no pun intended) many of the moms we know are absolutely obsessed with this company in a way we haven't seen for all the well-meaning eco-diapers before them. The reason? Honest Company products promise to be free from pretty much anything nasty (phthalates, parabens, chlorine, dyes) while being high performing and, in the case of the plant-based diapers, super cute. (They're available in a dozen patterns, from stars to skulls to snowflakes.)

The Honest Company Diapers- http://www.ivillage.com/biggest-parenting-trends/6-b-505702#505727

Has anyone tried this brand yet?  If so, what did you think of them?

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:21pm

So funny that you posted this today!!  I actually have a package of Honest diapers (skull pattern!!) on its way to my house to test out right now.  I have been using their household cleaning products for a while and wanted to try out their disposables since we use 'sposies for DS when we travel.  We have tried out a number of other brands of low chemical, lower environmental impact diapers so far and not loved any of them.  I'm pretty excited to try these out next.

Hopefully, I will know soon and can post back about them, particularly by comparison to some of the others we have tried (7th Generation, Attitude, Huggies Pure and Natural, Earth's Best).

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Thu, 01-03-2013 - 3:20pm
i'm curious about what you haven't liked about the other ones you've tried. almost ordered some 7th generation the other day but didn't. i'll have to figure out what works for us and baby once he arrives, but any info in advance is wonderful! :)

Diane

Expecting #1 (a boy!) on January 16, 2013

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Fri, 01-04-2013 - 9:13am

I was just looking at the patterns they offer- they are super cute!  I really like the skulls and the blue/green plaid for boys.  The ice cream cone/candy ones in pink are adorable too!

Let us know what you think about them after you've had a chance to try them out. I'm really curious!

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Sun, 01-06-2013 - 1:48pm

Well, the Honest diapers were waiting at home for us on Friday when I posted about them.  We tried one out for overnight both Friday and Saturday night, and it held up well!  They are very trim and have a reasonably cloth-like feel.  They have good solid tabs that adjust/reclose and good elastic.  I ordered the size 6 for my 2 year old, but it is a little bit big.  The shape of the daiper is good.  I do like the Honest diapers and am so far pleased with the fit.

 

As far as the other sorts of "more eco friendly" disposable diapers we have tried, for the person who wanted feed back:

  1. Earth's Best--my least favorite so far.  Felt flimsy.  Tabs tore off and did not reattach easily.  Leaked frequently.

 

Huggies Pure and Natural--not an eco diaper.  It is perfumed, bleached with chlorine just like other typical disposables.  Not the product I wanted when I was looking for a more eco-conscious product.  Highly absorbant and cover felt reasonably cloth-like.  Tabs were very nice.

Attitude--reasonably good absorbance, although it would start to leak after an overnight.  Felt very papery, not at all cloth-like.  Fit (shape) was somewhat strange.  Even when dry, they tended to sag in the seat for my DS--might work well for a child with a very round or full bottom.  Tabs were resuable but not particularly strong.

7th Generation--good absorbancy even overnight.  Fit is very narrow/trim.  On the downside though, the reason they are absorbant and trim is that they generally use the same amounts of SAP gel as all the major label diapering brands (which I strive to avoid).  Elastic, particularly around legs, was not working for us.  Lots of leg hole leakage while my DS was moving around.  This is my experience only.

 

Just as a reference, I found this chart from 2010 comparing amounts of SAP gel in different brands of more eco-friendly disposables.  I've been trying to test out as many of them as I can lay hands on.

Earth’s Best – won’t disclose
Tushies – SAP free
Flip disposables 2-5g SAP
Biosoakers/biodiapers 3 g SAP
Seventh Generation 5-15g SAP
Broody Chick 3 g
Nature Babycare diapers ?
Moltex Oxo ?
Bambo 8g SAP
g-diapers 5g SAP
Attitude – won’t disclose

As a comparison, most standard brand diapers use approximately 10-15g of SAP per diaper, more in the large sized and overnights. 

We've also tried the Flip disposable inserts for DS.  I really like the cloth-like feel of these!!  They lay inside a cover and then get tossed afterward.  No elastic to worry about. The downside for us has been that they move around inside the cover and don't stay in place well for a busy moving toddler, which means the covers get pretty dirty fast and have to be laundered a lot.  Not a really practical option for travel, which is when we generally use our 'sposies.

I have been unable to get ahold of large sized Broody Chick or Bambo diapers in the size we need, although I did want to try them both. 

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Mon, 01-14-2013 - 10:26am

Nice!  It sounds like they are a great option to have.  Thanks for posting your review (and all of the details about other eco-friendly brands). 

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