Disposable Diapers

Diapering is a topic we have suddenly become fluent in. Prior to Little Bear’s birth, Mr. Honey and I made the decision to use cloth diapers. We believe it is better for the baby, better for the bank account, and better for the environment. We purchased two different brands: Cutey Baby and Alva Baby along with inserts and liners and such. Supposedly these fit babies at all stages due to the adjustment options.

Well, we quickly discovered that Little Bear does not fit in the diapers despite being adjustable. So we chose to use disposables for a few weeks until Little Bear grew and was no longer too small for the britches. Over the course of several weeks, we tried Pampers, Huggies, Seventh Generation, and Earth’s Best. For us, clear winners have emerged. Here is a summary of our findings:

  • Pampers–The hospital where Little Bear was born used Pampers and sent the remainder of the open package home with us. Though there were no leaks, Little Bear did develop a rash so we discontinued use.
  • Seventh Generation–I love the company’s cleaning products and read many positive reviews about the diapers. Before Little Bear arrived, I purchased a few packs of newborn and size one diapers. We also registered for these. Unfortunately, our experience was not positive. These diapers consistently leaked out the back.
  • Earth’s Best–Toys R Us/Babies R Us was running a special on jumbo boxes of diapers just after Little Bear was born. We decided to try both Earth’s Best and Huggies. We really like Earth’s Best! The diapers are roomy, big even, for the size listed. They do not have a chemical smell and do not leak. They are a bit on the pricey side; however, these are Mr. Honey’s favorite.
  • Huggies–The Huggies Pure and Natural diapers, purchased during the same promotion as the Earth’s Best, are my favorite. No, they are not as “pure and natural” as I would hope. However, they do not leak! They have a snug fit, have a wetness indicator stripe (a handy feature I learned to appreciate), and are more affordable.

We tried the cloth diapers on Little Bear at about six weeks, but the leg holes still gape. Once we have moved over to cloth and have tried both brands, I will let you know what we think.


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