July 20, 2010
This Review is from my friend Belle...I wanted a disposable diaper person's opinion on diapers and so she provided us with a great review! Thanks Belle (and her boy who was the tester!) These diapers are a little bit greener than your typical disposable diaper as they are free of chemicals.
Here's the Review:
I’ve been using the Seventh Generation diapers you got me and I have to say that I am quite impressed!
So, as you know, my little guy is a Pampers baby. I’ve always bought Pampers and prefer the Cruisers over the BabyDry simply because they seem to have abit more stretch. My little guy is currently in a size 4 Pampers and the Seventh Generation diapers you brought in a size 4 were comparable to the Pampers. At first I was worried about leaks but I have yet to have one. And we’ve had a few messy poops but the diaper is containing it all quite well. The velcro closure is good although somewhat a little stiffer than the Pampers. I have to make a conscious effort to fasten the velcro lower on the front so that the tabs don’t rub against his belly as I’m worried that it may scratch him. My little guy complained about this the first couple of times I put the green diaper on him (sticking his hands in the waistband and whining because it was scratchy) but once I adjusted it, it was fine. The diaper seems to wick the moisture away and there have been no rashes. I used these during the day and at night. He’s pooped in them and it was really squished but didn’t leak. As far as pee, I haven’t noticed any leaks but I can’t really say that it’s been super, super full either. But he has woken up with a pretty full diaper and it’s been good.
Would I buy them again? Yes, as long as the price is right of course!
Here are the details on the diapers from the Seventh Generation Website:
Our Chlorine Free Diapers offer soft, cloth-like comfort and premium absorbency. In addition to keeping your baby dry, our super absorbent polymer is non-toxic and hypoallergenic. Featuring stretchy leg gathers and resealable closure tabs.
Wood pulp processed without chemicals containing chlorine
Fragrance and latex free
Premium fit and absorbency
Where to buy:
You can buy the diapers at health food stores, Metro, Loblaws, Superstore among other locations. (Sometimes you have to look in the organic/health/enviro sections of the major grocery stores)
Newborn to Stage 6
22-44 diapers (depending on the size) I have seen them anywhere from $11-$17. Most of the time around $13 mark. And with coupons or sales, you can sometimes get them for as little as $11. Enviro conscious and limiting the chemicals unfortunately often means a little more $$. So get them on sale or with coupons! If you have seen them cheaper, let me know. LOTS OF WEBSITES OFFER THEM AT BETTER DEALS BUT THEY ARE AMERICAN... when you go to the STATES--stock up!
For moms who use cloth for enviro/healthy skin reasons, these are a good disposable option and for moms who want a chemical free disposable diaper, due to sensitive skin or enviro reasons, seems like Belle is giving her seal of approval!
My Little Opinion:
I put one on my son and it didn't leak and the fit was really good. I found it softer than Huggies. The material that they are made of is different but it's not bad at all. Feels fine to the touch. No redness, and seemed fine. Contained everything. No complaints! Definitely an option for us since we mostly use cloth diapers. I also liked the "natural" colour instead of a stark white diaper. Kind of looked "enviro-friendly". :)