I’ve conducted an exhaustive amount of research on baby products since my pregnancy. My husband and I are adamant on limiting processed foods and buying organic to avoid ingesting chemicals; subsequently, we’d prefer to avoid them everywhere else as well (children’s products, cleaning products, beauty products, etc). BPA isn’t the only harmful chemical found in everyday products. I’ll avoid being tangential but reflect on this: BHT (a preservative linked to hyperactivity in children & considered a carcinogen) is found in Aveeno Baby sunscreen. Hence Jessica Alba’s recent Forbes cover. Giving parents peace of mind is a lucrative business when we’d otherwise need a doctoral degree in chemistry to determine whether or not our products contain carcinogens or endocrine disruptors.
Diapers are among the most chemically laden children’s products; typically containing heavy metals, carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, and chemicals that cause hyperactivity. Our children will go through 6,000 by the time they are 3 years old. Brands like Huggies and Pampers (33 cents a diaper) are tempting given our financial limitations as green brands generally run 10-20 cents higher.
BabyGear Lab, my favorite product comparison site created by a pediatrician and mom, rated Bambo Nature as the number one diaper (based on: absorbency, leakage, comfort, durability, health, and eco-friendly) at a stifling 48 cents per diaper. The Honest Company was rated fifth (the other top diapers were green diapers with a similar price tag) but they offer a bundling option where subscribing to monthly shipments saves you 40%. The diaper bundle costs 79.95 dollars per month, containing 6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes, making it cheaper than brands like Pampers. Additional products can be added to the bundle (up to 3) for 25% off (unfortunately extra diapers or formula are off limits).
The Honest Company diapers are perfume, dye, chlorine, and latex free. They are also cruelty free, biodegradable, vegan, free of phthalates (chemicals that increase flexibility in plastics linked to hormone disruptions), lotions, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT). Our monthly diaper bundle filled with cute patterns is truly a “bundle of joy.” Bundling brings non-toxic options for an affordable price right to our door (time is a precious commodity for moms). Find out which brand is best for you child, for us it’s The Honest Company. Nate has no leaks, no issues with chronic diaper rash, and he is comfortable! Happy Bundling!!