The World's Most Perfect Diaper is Here!

new diaperDiapers. Nobody loves poop catchers, and nobody likes to think about the fact that they are a necessary part of your life every single day, for at least one year -- sometimes seven. Or if you're the Duggars . . . yikes, I don't even want to think about it. Has anyone done the diaper figuring on that family? Or how many diaper changes one can do before you completely lose it?

Craziness aside, the amount of diapers we put into a landfill every year comes in around 27 million. And those disposable diapers are going to be there for awhile. For those of you who cloth diaper, these numbers scare you. For those of you who use disposable, you might be feeling guilty, but also know that you just can't stomach the mess that comes with cloth.

But there is a solution for fans of disposables, who really wish there were pro-environment diapers that were less labor-intensive. And I can't believe no one ever thought of this before.

Introducing, 100% compostable diapers! Throw these things in your compost pile, and feel less guilty about using disposables. Love it! As someone who almost went g diaper, but just hate the idea of washing pee and poop stained things in my machine, and really don't love the idea of constantly wiping poop off a dirty diaper and trying to make it all hit the toilet.

Even though -- according to this article -- even people who use disposables should be flushing the hard stuff. Who knew? Not me. But this new diaper that breaks down completely in 90 days, is a breath of fresh air. They should be on the market very soon, and already there are other more natural diapers that are biodegradable, but not compostable, that you can pick up if you think green.

After picking up some samples of these green diapers at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim this weekend; I have to say I can't tell the difference when it comes to keeping my little dude dry and everything inside where it belongs, between these and the Huggies. Sure, they cost more but the long-term effects are worth the extra expense now.

Would you use biodegradable and compostable diapers?

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I'd try it for sure!

I try to get the poop from the disposable diaper to the toliet, but trash it all on those blowout occasions.

nonmember avatar colette

I use cloth at home and the rare occasions she goes anywhere we use biodegradable ones already. I'll switch to the compostable when they come out

mamab... mamabunny2010

What? Why would you toss the poo into the toilet for a disposable? I've never heard of that in my life and I don't know a single mom that does this? Why use disposables at all if you're still running to the toilet, ick. Not to mention that poo is organic matter and will break down in a landfill way before the diaper, why go to the hassle of shoveling it into the toilet? People are weird.

craft... craftycatVT

Why exactly are you supposed to drop the poop from a disposable into the toilet anyway?

Melis... Melissa042807

If they catch leaks as well as the diapers we currently use and are price-competitive, I'd give them a shot. We'd love to "go green" on a lot of different things but the cost is often prohibitive. 

Jennifer McLeod

Because poop is considered a biohazard, all disposables say in the fine print on the package to shake poop out into the toilet.

nonmember avatar amber

Because human waste is biohazard material...whatever is in the waste can leech into the water it ecoli, viruses, even communicable diseases...

nonmember avatar kay

@ Jennifer, thanks for the explanation. I, like some of the other posters, have never heard of this and I'll be honest and say I still won't do it. Lol!

Littl... LittleFrogsMA

If you compost human feces, wouldn't it be dangerous to use in a food garden?

Skyhook Skyhook

@jennifer - This discussion has been here on this site many times. You are wrong. No where on the package does it say to put the poo in the toilet on a package if Luvs from Texas. If it does say anything, that must be on certain diapers, but not all.

It certainly isn't illegal to throw poop on the garbage. It may be recommended, but not illegal to not do it.

Besides, if it were illegal, then why can we throw tampons in the trash?

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