We are all for using cloth diapers, economically and sustainability wise, it just works out. But there are times when disposables come in real handy. For long trips and overnight, we use disposable because it's easy and absorbent. I know some folks use cloth exclusively, but I just didn't feel like lugging around dirty cloth diapers! Cloth works really well for us at home, but when we are out for 3-4 hours at a time, it can be hard to find a place to change the baby. Since disposables are more absorbent, baby is ok not being changed for a bit longer than if he had cloth.
Now we've tried lots of brands of disposable diapers including Pampers, Huggies, Seventh Generation, the best one we found and settled on is Nature Babycare by Naty. Micah has never had diaper rash in these diapers and rarely has blow-outs. Since Micah reached 4 months old, we started not changing him in the middle of the night. He now lasts from 11pm to 7am in one diaper without any problems. Yay for sleep! Here are some key benefits:
Biodegradable: These diapers are made of 60% biodegradable materials in contrast to conventional brands which are often composed of up to 80% oil-based products which do not decompose easily. Conventional diapers can take hundreds of years to decompose, these decompose in a fraction of that time.
Healthy: Nature Babycare Diapers are completely chlorine-free, protecting the environment by not producing harmful dioxin pollution. Contain no latex, fragrance, or TBT (tributyltin). Hypo-allergenic.
Sustainable: The absorbent pulp is from sustainably harvested Scandinavian forests. Soy based ink on diapers and packaging.
Comfortable and Breathable: Using 60% natural materials instead of plastic, these diapers have a super soft and cloth-like feel. Plastics are kept away from babies delicate skin, instead natural, breathable and waterproof corn-based materials are used. Breathability is a plus because it minimizes diaper rash and other irritation.
Sizes and Prices:
Size 1: 8-14 lbs Price: $0.16/diaper from Amazon with Subscribe & Save
Size 2: 12-18 lbs Price: $0.17/diaper from Amazon with Subscribe & Save
Size 3: 16-28 lbs Price: $0.20/diaper from Amazon with Subscribe & Save
Size 4: 22-37 lbs Price: $0.23/diaper from Amazon with Subscribe & Save
Size 5: 27 lbs + Price: $0.27/diaper from Amazon with Subscribe & Save
One note on sizing: We started with size 1 and switched to size 2 when baby was 13 lbs., and found that size 2 wasn't really that much bigger! Starting at size 3, the waist band was a lot more stretchy and roomy. I'd recommend going directly from size 1 to size 3, skipping size 2 altogether. If your baby is large to begin with (10 lbs or more), just start with size 2, and then go to size 3 once baby reaches 13 or 14lbs. Size 2 should work fine for babies between 10-12 lbs.
Hope you give these diapers a try and love them as much as we do! Let us know how you make out or want to tell us about another favorite natural brand? Leave a comment!