Tested by Moms: Eco-Friendly Diapers

by Patty Onderko

Tested by Moms: Eco-Friendly Diapers

Moms rate environmentally friendly diaper brands and report how well they fight diaper rash and leaks


gDiapers flushable diapers ($27 for two covers and ten inserts; Seventh Generation chlorine-free diapers ($14.50 for 22 to 44; Nature Babycare chlorine-free biodegradable diapers ($12 for 22 to 44; FizziBunz cloth diapers ($12 for 22 to 44; bumGenius one-size cloth diapers (($18 for one; Earth's Best TenderCare chlorine-free diapers ($13 for 34 to 42;


"Swishing and flushing two pieces separately in the toilet was time-consuming." "They were softer than other disposables, but not as wide, so we had some leaking." "We loved these, and feel like they're the best option for the environment while still being convenient." "We had some morning leakage at first, but I wrapped a burp cloth around the insert and the problem was solved." "They were pretty easy once you got the hang of the inserts. And diaper rash disappeared after just a few days!" "No poop leaks! By switching to these I might save money in laundry stain-fighters!"


No. "Maybe if I had only one child and was a stay-at-home mom." Not yet. "I'm interested in trying out some other eco-friendly options first." During the day. "We found they weren't absorbent enough for nighttime." Yes. "I'm a convert. It's more work, but it's worth it for my baby and the environment." Yes. "The only exception may be when we travel." Definitely. "We loved them."