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 from non-renewable wood and plastic which clearly have a negative impact on the earth. 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.
Here are some worth considering
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 Diapers – Chlorine-free, corn-based materials rather than plastic, compostable diaper and packing, made entirely from renewable sources
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
Huggies Pure and Natural – organic cotton, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, aloe and vitamin E. There was ot much information online about production so read the label on these to learn more before you buy.
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.