If you just can’t do cloth diapers but want to make better choices for your baby and the environment then consider disposables that are more environmentally friendly.
Most disposable diapers are made with known carcinogens and toxins. They are made with non-renewable wood and contain plastics which clearly have a negative impact on the earth. It is estimated that disposable diapers take 250-500 years to decompose and in that time release toxins into our earth and ultimately our water supply. Even cloth diapers need to be washed consuming water, detergent and electricity.
So what can today’s eco-conscious mom do?
There are a few brands of diapers that offer the convenience of disposable but have less negative impact on the earth. This is achieved by using wood pulp sourced from renewable forests and not using harmful chemicals like chorine in processing. Some companies have replaced plastics with plant-based polymers which are biodegradable. Fortunately more and more big box stores and diaper companies are offering more eco-friendly options. Depending on location, consumers will pay a few cents more per diaper for the greener option.
Seventh Generation – Wood pulp processed without chemicals containing chlorine, hypoallergenic, fragrance and latex free.
Earth’s Best Chlorine Free Disposable Diapers – Made with renewable resources and fewer petro-chemicals, latex-free, dye-free, perfume-free, contains natural absorbent material such as corn and wheat.
President’s Choice (Canada) GREEN Diapers – Made with wood from sustainable forests, chlorine-free processing, fragrance and dye-free, working on replacing most plastic with plant-based polymers, hypoallergenic liner.
Nature Babycare – Chlorine-free, corn-based materials rather than plastic, compostable diaper and packing, made entirely from renewable sources
The Honest Company – Do NOT Contain: chlorine, perfume, phthalates, lotions, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT)
Attitude Disposable Diapers - 100% biodegradable & compostable, FSC Certified wood pulp, biodegradable packaging, chlorine free, hypoallergenic
Broody Chick 100% Natural Diapers - Contain only natural, fully compostable material from annually renewable resources, c hlorine Free, breathable, hypo-allergenic, fragrance free
If you know of another brand of eco-friendly disposables, please let us know! If you have reviewed these products, feel free to let us know and add a link to your blog for our readers to learn more.