Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Baby Diapers and Wipes
We put the Seventh Generation Diapers through three tests:
- The Pee Test. To pass this, it just needs to hold a small amount of pee without leaking. If a diaper can't pass the basic pee test, it's a useless diaper. The verdict? Passed.
- The Poop Test. Can this diaper contain a mass quantity of baby poop? (In this case, some of the messiest baby poop known to man: blueberry poop.) Some diapers regularly cause leaks down the leg and up the back. How did Seventh Generation do? Passed. And the wipes did their job as well.
- The Overnight Test. We cloth diaper most of the time, but we do use disposables overnight because all of our cloth diapers result in a pee-soaked baby in the middle of the night, sadly. How did Seventh Generation do with this test? Passed.
So, as you can see, these diapers did their job. They contained their poop, they contained their pee, and the wipes left my baby's tushy clean.
As for the greenness aspect, I still prefer to cloth diaper, and I don't see these as a green alternative to cloth diapering. Instead, I see these diapers as a way to fill-in-the-blanks for when cloth diapers don't work for you. (Travel, daycare, overnight, laundry day) However, as far as I see, there aren't TRULY green disposable diapers available right now.
I do like that they are chlorine-free and non-toxic. It's nice to know that they also disclose all ingredients, so you know what it is that's rubbing right against your baby's skin.
The prices can be a little bit of a roadblock for some on a tight budget, but I honestly don't find the prices that unreasonable considering what you get.
FTC Disclosure: I received some samples courtesy of Seventh Generation for review per my request.
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