7 Best Eco-Friendly Diapers

honest diapersYou want to save the planet, but you've got this baby who poops a lot. What's a mom to do? Try some eco-friendly diapers! There are loads of options out there now, ranging from cloth to totally disposable, and I've tried almost all of them. (Well, except for that no-diaper "elimination communication" option.) Here are seven earth-friendly diapers, with how much they cost, what makes them green, and how to tell if they're the right diapers for you.

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xreds... xredstarsx

I feel like this should have been written by someone who knows more about cloth diapers. There are so many more options. And I use prefolds a lot but not crappy gerber ones. I do 2 extra loads a week. Not a big deal.

Cleo07 Cleo07

Umm, i think you have never actually used cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are not like the old days. I do one load of wash every 2-3 days. They leak less than disposables that I use on trips and cost about $2000 less than disposables and that's for the high end ones. You can use them for more than one child too saving even more money and certain diapers have a 50% resale price when you are done.

rubst... rubster87

Not to mention, most cloth diapers have eco-friendly disposable liners, that you can just flush away... Why run an article like this if you don't want to do research about the products??

linzemae linzemae

I plan on using pocket diapers. I cant wait!

nicki... nicki.hemingway

Really you chose gerbers for a cloth example?

Seriously do some research gerber prefolds are the bottom of the cloth diapering world.  Also I do laundry twice a week for diapers and that is for 2 toddlers in diapers. 

Miranda Gualtieri

I also cloth diaper it has been so simple, my son is 2 and i've spent $315 total on diapers that includes a stash of pull up cloth trainers that we haven't used yet, and i have been someone who likes to buy when i don't need to, cycling dipes around/exchanges....and buying something just to try it out. 

I have dipes i love and use for diffren tocasions, but i also always use G -dipers(with cloth inserts) they are a go to and are great and simple love them!!

Joyanne Ludington

We've used gerber on both of our kids, and they were just fine! This article should have been titled "7 Best Eco-Friendly Diapers for People with Money to Burn."

Queen... QueenBee107

totally agree with the others that said this mama should have really looked into cloth diapers before writing about them. the lady who said this article should had been titled "7 Best Eco-Friendly Diapers for People with Money to Burn." was right on the money. 

nonmember avatar Jos

Leaky cloth diapers? The only leaks and "up the back poop explosions" I've dealt with happened when my daughter was wearing disposables. I love my cloth diapers.


First of all, the Gerber corporation is not eco-friendly  :/ I don't even know why it's at the top of the list. There are many better cloth diapers that work better and are greener than Gerber.. Second, I have used 7th generation diapers and they aren't that great. Earth's Best is way better with leakage. Third, Honest diapers are awesome and shouldn't be last on the list. I have not tried the others, but it seems to me like the author just googled "Eco-friendly diapers" and chose whatever 7 she saw came up first.

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