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Broody Chick Compostable/Biodegradable Diapers

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Broody Chick Compostable/Biodegradable Diapers
Broody Chick
Review Summary
Keeness Rating: 
As absorbent as any other conventional disposable diaper
Greenness Rating: 
Legitimately 100% biodegradable -- toss 'em into your compost heap!
VERY expensive, but I've found no other disposable diapers this green or this effective
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broody chick compostable and biodegradable diapers

These are awesome, awesome diapers.  A few weeks ago I wrote a review of Nature BabyCare diapers, which are only partially biodegradable and they leaked like crazy.  

Broody Chick diapers, on the other hand, are ONE HUNDRED PERCENT biodegradable.  Yes, you can actually compost the pee diapers.  (but never compost human feces...throw those diapers in the garbage!)  

The diapers are also made from annually renewable resources, are chlorine-free, fragrance-free, and hypoallergenic.   They're even packaged in a cardboard box instead of a plastic bag.

These diapers are absorbent.  They're more absorbent than most cloth diapers I've used, and about as absorbent as most disposables.   They've worked for everything:  pee, poop, overnight, and even a bad case of diarrhea.   The only problem I've had is that the tabs are not stretchy like most disposables, and so once I pulled too hard and ripped the whole tab off the diaper.

There is a downside with these diapers.  They are expensive.  Prohibitively so, for the average consumer.  For U.S. customers, I've seen them with a price tag between $17 and $19 for a pack of 28 diapers.   These diapers are truly excellent, but I can't imagine buying them on a regular basis because of the price.   They might be good for someone who cloth diapers almost exclusively but wants to keep some truly green disposable diapers on hand in case you fall behind on laundry or have a babysitter who is uncomfortable with cloth diapers.   Or maybe they'd be good for someone wealthy.   Hopefully they'll go down in price so more people can use them.

They also make biodegradable diaper bags and biodegradable wipes, which are also awesome.  Especially if you're on the go...just stick the dirty diaper and baby wipes in there and toss it all into your compost.  What a cool invention!

FTC Disclosure:  I received some free samples for review.

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