I initially had planned on using cloth diapers for my son. After he was born I quickly realized that I would need to at least use disposables at night. I had already purchased some Honest Company newborns “just in case”. Well, night time turned into night time and going out which then turned in to all the time. So, as my usage of disposables increased I began playing around with different (cheaper) brands. Here’s what I found:
- BabyGanics – While this brand is pretty visit/effective, for a natural brand, I found the diapers to be pretty terrible. We had lots of leakage with this brand and I found that the tabs are often really hard to pull up. I purchased these once and never again.
- 7th Generation (Touch of Cloth) – One of the things I really liked about 7th Generation is that they’re actually made with cloth. They’re also a pretty good price (again, for a natural brand). These have worked out pretty well. The natural brands, in general, aren’t going to be as absorbant as the others (so, I’ve heard) but these do a pretty good job… and my little man is a BIG wetter! These tabs catch sometimes, too, but not nearly as bad a BabyGanics. Also, there’s no cute sue designs… if that’s important to you.
- Honest – These are my favorite! They’re also the most expensive… as much as $3 more than 7th Generation. Even though, they’re my favorite I don’t feel like they’re that much better than 7th Generation. They are more absorbant and they have cutesie designs. Oh, and the tabs never stick! Can you tell those pesky tabs really annoy me?
One of the downsides of using natural brands (besides price), is selection. Even if the store carries natural brands, they don’t always have a huge stock. So, depending on the selection, I flip flop between 7th Geberation and Honest. If both brands have the size I need, opt for 7th Generation because I don’t feel the difference from Honest justifies the price. However, if Honest is on sale… I do a happy dance and load up my cart!
P.S. These are the three brands most commonly found in stores. I do hope to order Bamboo and Earth’s Best from Amazon, so watch for that review!
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