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When my son was a baby, I went through almost every brand of diaper on the market. He had (and still has) very sensitive skin and there weren’t many diapers that didn’t give him a rash. If I thought I could commit to cloth diapering, I would. But I know that I don’t have the time or patience to deal with laundering that many diapers, particularly since I still have two still wearing them.
My husband and I work very hard to live the “green” life. We recycle and purchase natural and/or organic products. Since we do use disposable diapers, we *try* to purchase chlorine-free, sustainable diapers. Better Baby Bums was started by two moms who’s mission was “to find healthy, natural ways to raise their children.” The diapers sold by the company are better for the environment and better for your baby’s bum.
We had an opportunity to try two different types of eco-friendly diapers, courtesy of the company. I thought I had exhausted the eco-friendly disposable diapers on the market, but it turns out that I have not. Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly diapers are made in Denmark and very popular in the European Union (I told you I’m partial to European-made products). These diapers have the highest standards for environmental and health standards in the US. While I was testing out eco-friendly diapers with my son, I found that many of them were not as soft as I would have liked. For a diaper that is 100% biodegradable, Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly diapers are soft. They’re also very, very absorbent. I’ve been using them on my 10 week old daughter and it’s actually a bit difficult to determine how wet she is. Her skin doesn’t seem to be as sensitive as my son’s and she has yet to have a rash. These diapers do not contain any artifical whitening agents (the company uses oxygen in place of chlorine), perfumes, lotions, or moisturizers. The raw materials used to make the diapers are free from any harmful chemicals. A 30-pack of newborn diapers retails for $12.99 which I feel is very reasonable.
We also had our very first experience with compostable diapers. Broody Chick Diapers are 100% natural and the first fully compostable diaper on the market. My husband and I have discussed the possiblity of composting…but we’re not there yet. I do like the sustainable nature of these diapers. We just don’t have a composter! These diapers are soft…even softer than the Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly diapers. They’re also free from chlorine, plastic, and fragrance. Again, they’re highly absorbent (which actually surprises me since they’re eco-friendly). A pack of 36 newborn diapers retails for $15.99.
Overall, I was highly impressed with both of the brands we tried. I only wish they were available in locations like Target or Whole Foods.
Win It! One of you will win a $50 gift certificate to Better Baby Bums. Simply leave me a comment with the name of another product you’d like from the site. Comments will close on March 17, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. One comment per person, please (unless you do the extra credit). US residents only. Duplicates and comments not including the above information will be disqualified. Comments are moderated. If you don’t see your comment in a reasonable amount of time, send me an email. Bloggers and non-bloggers may enter. If you don’t want to leave your email address, please be sure to check back for my announcement on the winner. Please note that winners must respond within 48 hours of being announced/contacted or another winner will be drawn.
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This product review was made possible by Mommy Go Green Blog Tours. I was not compensated for this review other than a product sample provided by Better Baby Bums.