Friday, May 2, 2008

Going Green: Product Review of the Week - Baby Diapers

In reviewing the prices for the baby diapers I chose; but this is not necessarily a cheap source to buy baby diapers. Of course, there are more manufacturers than I am reviewing here; I will try to review the most popular and available diapers. When we left the hospital they gave us Pampers Swaddlers for the baby which were very nice and soft but it did not fit well for my babies shapes so they got their pants wet almost all times. I switched to Huggies Supreme and they worked always very well. At the day care they are using Huggies Snug and Dry which works well; I cannot complain about Huggies – it is good quality; too bad they do use chlorine which makes their diapers un-biodegradable. I am using now Seventh Generation for the little one which are great and, of course, I do not have to feel guilty by adding more toxins on the environment. For the older child I am still using Huggies Pull-Ups; I have tried the largest size from Seventh Generation but they were too tight so he decided not to go potty anymore. And in my eagerness of making him go to potty all times I returned to Pull-Ups, so he is on the potty again. That said, Seventh generations training pants were great -- just 2 sizes too small.
Amazon has reasonable prices for Seventh Generation diapers; (You can find them also at Whole Foods and other traditional retail stores, but they are more expensive).

Here's the table for price comparison.

Natural/Green diapers $/unit Conventional diapers $/unit
7th Generation (sizes 1-6) 0.24 - 0.49 Pampers baby dry(sizes 1-6) 0.17 - 0.34
7th Generation training pants (sizes 2T-3T - 4T-5T) 0.41 - 0.57 Pampers Swaddlers (sizes 1-3) 0.25 - 0.33
gDiapers (small-med/large) 0.36 - 0.45 Huggies snug and dry (sizes 1/2-6) 0.17 - 0.35
Tushies tender care (small-XL) 0.25 - 0.48 Huggies Supreme natural fit (sizes 1-6) 0.22 - 0.46
Tushies gel free (small-XL) 0.27 - 0.55 Huggies Pull-Ups (sizes 2T-3T - 4T-5T) 0.41 - 0.55
Nature babycare (1-6) 0.26 - 0.51 Luvs (sizes 1-6) 0.16 - 0.30


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Rayne said...

Great review on baby Diapers... Thanks for sharing!!