In an ideal world, you'd never use disposable diapers. But sooner or later most of us are forced to choose disposables at least every now and then. When that happens, though, you do have a choice about which brand to use.
Whether you use disposable diapers every day or just occasionally, you can find ones that are gentle on the planet and your baby. Here are some top picks for eco-friendly disposables:
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These eco-friendly diapers are free of perfumes, chlorine, plastic and genetically modified organisms. Developed in Sweden, the diapers are made of natural and renewable materials and are naturally breathable to help prevent diaper rashes. Instead of a plastic leakage barrier, these diapers prevent leaks by using a film made out of corn. These diapers come in five sizes for children from 4-60 lbs.
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These diapers are certified by the Nordic Swan Eco Label to be free of harmful chemicals, including chlorine, organotins, PVC, phthalates, heavy metals, formaldehyde, and latex. They are breathable and are 75 percent biodegradable, compared to 35 percent for standard disposable diapers. Additionally, these diapers are hypoallergenic, since they don't contain any optical brighteners, perfumes, essential oils, skin care lotions or odor eliminators. The diapers' absorbent core contains... wheat starch, which allows Bambo Nature to use less sodium polyacrylate (SAP) than traditional disposables.
Bambo Nature diapers are made using an eco-friendly manufacturing process in which no chemicals are used during production and waste created during manufacturing is almost completely eliminated. The company even filters, collects and sells powder and dust created by the manufacturing plant. The wood used for the pulp inside them is also derived from forests that are sustainably managed.
These diapers come in seven sizes, designed to fit children from 2 to 55 lbs.
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Seventh Generation's diapers are free of fragrances, latex, and petroleum-based lotions and no chlorine is used in their processing. These diapers are not whitened and feature a natural brown core fiber for absorption. The diapers' ingredients are unbleached wood pulp, SAP, polypropylene, adhesives, polymer spandex, polyurethane, and pigments.
They come in seven sizes designed to fit children from birth through potty training.
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These non-toxic diapers are hypoallergenic, made with sustainably harvested chlorine-free pulp and feature a bio-based absorbent core that contains wheat and corn, reducing the need for SAP. They are free of fragrances, lotions, harmful chemical additives, whitening, chlorine processing, latex, common allergens, phthalates, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins.
Made in Mexico, the diapers contain wood pulp made from certified sustainably managed forests, wheat and corn starch... blended with SAP, plant-based PLA, non-toxic adhesives, polymer spandex, polyolefin, polyurethane and non-AZO dye that's free of lead and heavy metals.
The diapers are available in seven sizes, designed to fit from birth through potty training, and come in 13 adorable designs or plain white. They feature stretchy side panels, refastenable tabs, and cuffs to prevent leaks.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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These chlorine-free diapers are available in seven sizes and made with renewable resources. They contain wheat and corn for natural absorption and are free of latex, dyes, and perfumes. The diapers have breathable sides, cuffs to prevent leaks and refastenable tabs.