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    • Matt says

      I’ve been using these and love them, and they seem to work better for us then Bambo but I also would love to know more about if they are as non toxic as they claim. Also I would love to see more detail on honest diapers since they are often available in a pinch

      • Tigermoongypsy says

        I was about to try these out until I found out they are manufactured in China! Looks like I’ll be sticking with Bambo Nature even though they recently raised they’re price significantly.

    • Matt says

      I really love these as well, they work better for me than Bamboo size wise, their indicator works way better, they feel softer and seem to be equally safe , ( ie bamboo lined, no bleach, minimal sap,100% biodegradable), but I don’t know all the metrics used in comparing and would be interested to know how they stack up to Bambo because on the surface they seem like direct competition.

      • Migle Swies says

        Yes please! I am interested too. Used on my kids since birth. And still using the wipes. I hope they end up healthy :/

        • Maia James says

          We just set our production schedule for 2017, and the updated disposable diaper guide is set to be published in March. I appreciate your patience!

          • Molly says

            I haven’t read through all the comments, so pardon be if this is a repeat, but I’ve just learned about Poof diapers, which seem to have excellent content and are super nice to use. I don’t know if you’ll have time to include them in your new reviews, but if you do, they’re probably worth checking out!

          • Jessie says

            Hi! Are you still planning on doing an updated guide for disposable diapers? Would you consider adding Target’s Up&Up brand to your list? Thank you so much for all you do!

      • Kelsey Sullivan says

        There are so many new bamboo/natural diapers coming out. Any idea when an updated guide might be ready? Particularly curious about the new Pampers Pure, Andy Pandy, Mama Bear, Happy Little Camper, and Cuties.

        • Stephanie says

          Same here, would love to see these reviewed in a new guide! Thanks as always for your wonderful research and help.

    • Ashley says

      Babyganics does greenwashing. They have terrible ingredients in their products and I do not trust them at all !

    • Tigermoongypsy says

      I bought these at Target to try out since they were on sale, and when I opened the packaging, they emitted a chemical smell so strong that I had to return them. It may have been a one time occurrence, but I have not gone near them since.

    • Maia James says

      Hi! See above in the box labeled “Some Okay Stuff”:
      A number of you have asked why I didn’t mention Nature Babycare diapers on or Honest diapers this page. Both of these brands aren’t exactly Sneaky Stuff, but don’t qualify as Good Stuff, either. I’d say they are slightly better than Seventh Generation, but not as good Bambo Nature or Broody Chick.

  1. Lauren says

    A word about the Earth’s Best diapers: I found that the tabs (closures) were problematic. Much larger than other brands, and very sharp. They really irritated my newborn’s belly, but then when I fastened the tab a bit lower, they irritated her thighs! I suspect this problem would be less of a big deal the older baby gets, as diapers will get bigger in relation to the giant tabs. I only used them occasionally, and some other varieties until she fit into the Bambos (the newborn size of Bambos was pretty big and I think we couldn’t use them til she was about two months old – we tried, but had too many poo explosions).

  2. Perig says

    The Bambo Nature seems to have quite harsh reviews on Amazon (mostly being too large and not preventing blowout properly).

    Any remark on these comments?

    • Maia James says

      That’s odd to me since I’ve never had a single leak (hard to believe but true!) using these diapers. Any other Bambo users want to chime in on your thoughts? Thanks!

      • Melissa Masters says

        I actually saw those reviews the other day and was really surprised to read such negative feedback. My 6 month old is currently in a size 3 of bambo and I love them! They do run bigger but I just Make sure to pull them up snug towards his belly button and Velcro below the design. As far as leaks, no issues unless I don’t change him In The middle of the night and that’s just because he pees like crazy lol. He definitely pees more than my other ones did but these diapers have really held up well. My husband even remarked the other day that he was surprised by how well they worked(he doubted a natural diaper would be effective). My Don actually woke up yesterday morning with the fullest diaper ever, accompanied by a stinky surprise :-0 which could have Been a disaster for his new burts bees sheets(soft and perfect FYI) and I would have been devastated lol. Thankfully that crisis was avoided and now I love his bambo diapers even more!
        I say give them a try and see how they work for you. Can’t always go by review’s, for example I tried life factory glass bottles because of the stellar reviews and I was highly disappointed! The neck is way to small and my son gulps way too much air. Joovy boob glass bottles are my recommendation if anyone’s curious. oh and I also use the Jackson Reece herbal wipes now thanks to you Maia 😉 and couldn’t be happier with them!

      • Diane says

        I actually just had a blowout in a Bamboo Nature, but I think it’s because they do run a bit big. My little guy is about 8-9lbs and the newborns are a bit large. I’ll still keep using them as I think it could have been user error and will likely fully resolve once he’s a bit bigger.

      • Philippa says


        I just started using Bambo diapers and for the second night in a row they leaked! My poor LO was wet up her back. I will not be using themy anymore.

      • Jenna says

        I’ve used Andy Pandy and Bambo diapers on my 19 mo. old since birth and found both to have sizing/fit problems. I absolutely loved Andy Pandy but after 1 yr. or so they no longer fit properly. I switched to Bambo but now I’m having the same issue! As he gets bigger it is harder to stick with the brands I love! He is now in Bambo size 5 and they are extremely long, making them saggy in the bum and extremely high waisted, yet there is still a gap around his thighs. So, yes, we’ve had some leakage. Unfortunately time to find another brand–hopefully still in the “good stuff” category!

    • ALEXA says

      Most of the negative reviews I have seen are about the new version (white package). I love the old Bambo and have used them for both my boys with very sensitive skin. I am sad that Bambo messed with a good thing.

    • ALEXA says

      Most of the negative reviews I have seen are about the new, redesigned version (white package). It appears that the updates were purely cost cutting measures. I love the old Bambo and have used them for both my boys with very sensitive skin. I am sad that Bambo messed with a good thing. I am interested to see the write-up on parasol. The old Bambo (green) is becoming harder to find.

  3. Jen says

    I also live in NYC and am wondering if you are aware that you can drop off compostable matter at your local Greenmarket. I don’t know if *every* NYC greenmarket offers this, but every one that I have checked (four different locations in Manhattan) does.

    According to the website, they do not accept all compostable matter, but every greenmarket compost volunteer I’ve spoken to says that certain banned waste, meat scraps for instance, are okay so long as they make up a small proportion of the compost you bring. My guess is they will not accept a bag full of compostable diapers, but maybe they can accept one or two in a grocery bag full of the okay stuff, e.g., fruit and veggie scraps. Of course, babies use up A LOT more than 1-2 diapers per week!

    Another thing – even the “best” disposable diapers, Bambo according to your website, won’t biodegrade properly in a normal landfill even if they are made with all or mostly all biodegradable materials. Landfills are too tightly packed for things to break down so these biodegradable diapers will be around just as long as the regular diapers, sadly.

    • Maia James says

      Thank you! I do need to update this page, because now in my Brooklyn neighborhood we have compost bins outside of our apartment, so we now compost!

  4. Cecilia says

    I am very curious about anyones experience with Honest Company diapers, as I’ve read ALOT of reviews stating that they leak and blow out often. I’ve read up on earths best, seventh generation, and babyganics and what I’ve found is that they hold up way better than them. I do like Honest for not using as many ingredients and being a bit safer than the other brands, but I dont like hearing that their diapers suck. (I do buy their other products though). Just wanted to see if someone could share their experience. Thanks!

    • Melissa Masters says

      I’ve used them and didn’t have any issues but I didn’t find them much cheaper than bambo. Honestly I think you have to just try them on your baby. Like I said earlier, I love bambo but others complain that they leak. Some just work better on certain kids. Good luck

    • Danielle says

      I use honest company diapers and never have issues, I only use them as night time diapers and use cloth during the day.

  5. Deanna says

    What is your opinion on the new company that just launched called Parasol Co? They have diapers and wipes. They launched just a few weeks ago.

    • Maia James says

      Hi! I haven’t had a chance to drill down on the diaper ingredients, but I’m not wild about what’s in their wipes (phenoxyethanol among a few others)…I would call them Okay Stuff:)

    • Alicia Anderson says

      I don’t use they’re wipes but am a fan of the diapers. They have a soft cotton feel on the inside and I have never had any issues with them. They don’t have that conventional diaper smell, if you know what I mean. And haven’t had any leaks or blowouts since I started using them.

      • Angela says

        I’m having a baby next month and am curious if you’ve had a chance to review Parasol Co. diapers further? Your site and reviews have been invaluable to me and would love to hear what you think as they are new on the market! Thanks so much.

    • Maia James says

      I consider Earth’s Best to be Sneaky Stuff. I haven’t reviewed BabyGanics yet, but will when we update the guide!

  6. Michelle says

    Ok thanks! I can’t wait to hear when you rate them! I’m just trying to find a diaper that is good but not very expensive.

  7. Sherry says

    I saw another person ask about the Delora Diapers. I too am interested what you think of them.

    Apparently they are two thirds biodegradable/compostable with the balance described as ‘earth neutral’. The soft, white outer cover is made from organic (GMO free) plant starch and is 100% biodegradable and breathable. The cellulose in the core of the diaper is derived from certified renewable forestry. They are not chlorine bleached. Dermatologically certified as ‘especially skin friendly’ which makes them ideal for babies with eczema, chronic diaper rash or sensitive skin. They come packed in 100% biodegradable/compostable foil bags.

    Fragrance, latex, TBT, dye and chlorine-free

  8. Laura says


    I saw that you previously hadn’t looked into Parasol diapers, but wondering if you’ve since found any additional information….

    Thanks 🙂

    • Maia James says

      Hi Laura! We’re still making our way through our research list for this guide. There will be an update soon.

  9. Ferry says

    I’m surprised that Earth’s best is in the sneaky stuff. Another website mentions that it is the best “natural”, eco and budget friendly option out there. They also mentioned that Bamboo was the best of them all but budget-wise, it is too costly for us. I would have gone with cloth diaper but living in an apartment building with only one washing machine in the basement makes it tricky. Which disposable brand (budget friendly) would you recommend? I was considering the Honest co. Diapers.

  10. Audrey says

    Hi! do you have the info on the study that you cite about disposable diapers using more energy, water, etc than cloth diapers. I would love to see it. Many thanks! Very helpful blog all around.

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  12. Danielle says

    When will you be updating on all the brand that people have listed in the comments? I’m very curious about a few still and hoping you will soon because baby comes end of December beginning of January and I just want some disposables for the hospital.

    Thank you

  13. Nathaniel Crocker says

    Hi, I am very curious about your comment on recycling your disposables. Because you live in NYC do you have a special recycling facility for diapers? It is my understanding that in the US, human waste is considered a bio hazard because of the potential pathogens. It is illegal to throw in the trash or to compost.

    There is a company Knowwaste, based in NYC

    That has developed after 15 years of research a way to safely recycle diapers. It’s amazing technology that I hope because widespread.

    It’s my understanding that unless you have a specified composter that is equipped to sterilizethe pathogens, you can’t simply put a baby diaper in a city composting service. I am only aware of few cities in the world that have this service.

    • Maia James says

      I honestly don’t know the answer to this, and no longer have children in diapers–hallelujah! Ours always went in the trash, and that’s what everyone I know does with diapers, too. I hope a NYC reader will pipe in here with some info about composting diapers!

  14. Samantha McGinnis says

    I went looking for a new brand of diapers for my daughter a few months ago, and after reading this guide, I decided to give Bambo diapers a try. They are absolutely AMAZING! Her diaper rash issues have cleared up, they fit really well, and they are honestly the best diapers I have ever used. I don’t think I could ever go back to my old brand now. Thank you so much for the recommendation! I absolutely love this site and check the guides quite frequently when I’m out shopping.

  15. Hina says

    Hi, as told in the bad stuff that pampers n huggies are not good then what should b used here in ksa? Here the products u r telling are not available. What to do? Here v have Bambi bu sanita, babyjoy other than pampers n huggies. Plz reply soon as i neef to buy. Thanks

  16. Asmira says

    Hi Maia,
    What do you know about the ALDI brand “Little Journey” diapers and wipes? Could they be good stuff?

    Thanks much

    • Melissa says

      Hi! Just wanted to chime in that my mom bought a pack of the aldi’s diapers to keep at her house for when my boy goes over there, and at least for us, they have the HANDS DOWN the worst diapers I have ever used. Totally non-absorbent and they gave my two year old the weirdest diaper rash he’s ever gotten – it was like his skin got scaly wearing them. I don’t know if they are toxic or natural or not, but they are the only diapers I have ever thrown away before using them. We LOVE Bambo! And on Amazon’s subscription service they are cheaper than buying Honest in target (at least that’s what it seemed to me when I calculated it all out). And I feel like we use less of them because they do such a good job. I know it’s different for everyone I just wanted to let you know our experience with them! 🙂

  17. Katelyn says

    When I googled biodegradable diapers, “beaming baby” came up. Looks like they are from the UK and seem to have good reviews in the UK. Do you know anything about them? They seem to be a little more affordable than bambo. Choosing a diaper has put me at my breaking point. Ahhh

  18. Lia G. says

    I have also been reading a lot of good things about Bambo diapers, but one site I really trust mentioned the fact that these diapers use chlorine dioxide (non-elemental) bleach, and as such, recommended Honest and Naty diapers over Bambo. I’m a bit confused!

    • Maia James says

      Yes, the chlorine issue is confusing! We are updating our Safe Diaper Guide to help clarify:). Thanks for your patience.

  19. Sara says

    I’d like to know what you think about the diapers on They look good for baby and the environment and are more cost efficient than some of the recommended brands.

    $67.50 on subscription for 256 diapers and comes with free wipes.

  20. Tiffany Bennett says

    Hello! Also wondering what you think about Andy Pandy. I have used them since birth on my nearly 8 month old and absolutely love them for so many reasons. I hope they’re truly as good as I think! Absolutely love your site. Thank you so much!

  21. Deserae says

    Hello! We have our first baby due in march. We are planning on using bambo diapers (or possibly parasol co. But looking for more reviews on them). Eco friendly and chemical free are the most important factors to us. My question after reading that bambo run big is what size should we get to have waiting for our newborn I was going to go with size 1 since the weight range seems like it would fit a newborn but now I’m thinking size 0 if they run big??

    • Maia James says

      I feel like it’s sort of trial and error with diaper sizing. My babies were above average in weight but long and skinny, and the size 0 worked well. Congrats!

  22. Alison says

    Thank you so much for your research, it has been so helpful!

    I was wondering if you could add the gDiapers disposable inserts to your list?

  23. Tina says

    What about Cuties? I read about them in an article about safe diapers but also affordable! Have you heard about them?
    Thanx in advance
    Love your site :))

      • Bar says

        Hi – Curious what your plans are for updating the safe diaper guide? I’d also like to know about these diapers. Thanks for all you do!

  24. Lauren says

    Really hoping for a review of Aleva Diapers. They are still expensive but seem to be the only “biodegradable” diaper we can afford being in Canada. Since 7th generation seems to be sneaky etc. I have a couple cloth diapers for rotation but with two dogs and a cat we are already doing so much laundry it just doesn’t seem to work for our household to do 100% cloth diapers. In the past we’ve been given some Huggies Diapers and I used some since they were free and I HATE the smell plus she reacted to them so I’ve never even bothered to try pampers. She’s never had a reaction to the Aleva ones and they are odorless which I like. I can’t find any negative reviews on them so I hope they are okay.

      • Karly M says

        Can’t wait to hear what you think of Parasol! We have Honest Co and all of a sudden my son has started breaking out in rashes. I think I am going to give Parasol a try.

      • Elizabeth says

        Can you elaborate as to why you categorize Naty Diapers as Okay stuff? Just wondering why they are not good, but not sneaky. These have been the brand that I’ve preferred using for years and they aren’t cheap, so would love to understand why they aren’t “good”.

        • Maia James says

          Hi Elizabeth-
          First of all, the diaper guide is in desperate need of an update–there are many new brands on the market now, others that have changed their materials, etc. The bottom line on Naty was that they are (or were, at the time the guide was written), less environmentally-friendly that the brands I called Good Stuff. From a toxicity perspective, they are fine:)

      • Shmoley says

        Delora seems to have disappeared from Canadian retailers. I can’t find them at Walmart and Costco anymore, but the Bio Baby appeared in their place. I wonder if it’s the same company under a new name.

  25. Yunji Lee says

    Hello, I would be curious to know your thoughts on Libero (from Sweden) diapers?
    Your page is very helpful. 🙂

    Thank you in advance!

    Yunji Lee

  26. Rachel says

    This is such a helpful page – I love it! I’m looking to switch to better diapers and I’m planning to order some Bambo Nature diapers online, but I may need to buy some at the store before they arrive, so I’m wondering what is it specifically that makes Honest diapers not as good? Knowing this will help me decide if it’s worth it to buy a pack of Honest diapers before the better ones get here 🙂 Thank you!

  27. Alison says

    Just wondering if you have a cite for that independent report that found cloth diapers more eco friendly? Would love to read it!

  28. Amber says

    Hi Maia,

    I’m wondering if you’ve reviewed Babyganics diapers yet? We just received several from our baby shower and I’m wondering how you would categorize them? Thank you! I appreciate your feedback and refer to your sight regularly now for purchasing diapers, wipes, lotions, shampoos, etc!

  29. Georgia says

    Hi Maia, thanks so much for all your recommendations, I have a great mattress and futon thanks to your research! I have an almost 2 year old daughter who has been in Bambo nature since birth and have a baby boy due in August. I keep seeing babyganics ads listing their diapers as “new and improved.” I know you’re planning an update here and this brand is on the list but I want to point that out in case the company has it will disclose any changes. Thanks again!

  30. Majken Poley says

    Do you have an feedback on Target’s Up & Up diapers (both overnight and regular)? What about their unscented wipes?

  31. Amber says

    You mentioned you don’t like Earths Best diapers. Is this because they’re not eco-friendly or is this a toxicity issue? I’m more concerned with toxicity and I had read somewhere that they were good from a toxicity standpoint. Which are better non-toxic diapers – Earths Best or Bambo and can you list the ingredients you are not happy with in the Earths Best diapers?
    Thank you!

  32. Stephanie says


    Thanks for all that you do! When you get a chance, would you mind looking into Rite Aid’s Tugaboos diaper? I’m not expecting great things, but they claim a hypoallergenic center and lack the typical diaper smell, so they may be Okay Stuff. Good luck with the updates!

  33. Lisa riel says

    How about swim diapers!?!?!
    We’re going on a trip soon and I would love to get your opinion!!! Thanks in advance!!! You’re amazing!!!

  34. Kim says

    HI there~ You note that “an independent report found that disposable diapers produce more than 50 times the waste of cloth diapers and use twice as much water and triple the energy.” Can you provide a reference or link to this particular study? My husband is a scientist and needs scientific convincing of these exact types of statistics. Thanks!

  35. Lina says

    Will Babyganics, Kroger natural diapers, and Kirkland be on your next diaper update?
    Thanks for your site! Very helpful!

  36. Flor Bott says

    Omg love your site!!

    What do you think of Thrive Market Brand of Diapers?? Here’s their ingredients:

    totally Chlorine-Free Wood Pulp (From Sustainably Managed Forests, No Optical Brighteners), Absorbent Bio-Core (Wheat/Corn Polymer Blended With Sodium Polyacrylate), Plant-Based PLA (Inner & Outer Layer), Safe Adhesives (In-Seams & Joints), Polymer Spandex & Polypropylene (In-Leg/Waist System), Ink (Made Without Heavy Metals in Printed Backsheet), Citrus Extract & Liquid Chlorophyll (Natural Acting Odor Blockers in Bio-Core)

  37. Michelle says

    Bambo recently changed their diapers, citing a reduction in SAP however they just do not perform as well as they used to given now they are so thin they don’t hold anything in and instead just sag after #1 and 2. So frustrating because I’ve used them for 2 years and now feel like I have to start over.

  38. delina says

    Hi! My daughter is 8 months old and has eczema since she was 7 months. I’ve been using Honest pods for her clothes and Pampers Swaddlers. I use California baby shampoo, but not all the time and only for her hair. I thought maybe to try Green Shield laundry and Honest diapers. Also I saw Green Goo’s baby balm and Babo botanicals oatmeal calendula and was wondering if it’s ok to use for her. What would you suggest for laundry, diapers, lotion?

  39. Stephanie says

    I have a question because i’m researching and cannot seem to find the information I am looking for. What is your opinion on “Cutie Diapers”? I see mixed reviews and I cannot find a webpage that lists the ingredients and I’m hearing that they have dyes and then other sites are saying they are all natural, but than another site is saying they have bleach in them. So I want to know your take on them because I do not want to use them on my son if they will give him a rash or cause harm to his body. I currently go between using Bamboo and Kirkland.

  40. Molly says

    Thrive Market just released their own diapers and wipes. I’d love to hear your thoughts of the ingredients, since you’re so much more versed in this than I am. They must the ingredients in their site, which I appreciated. They are:

    Totally Chlorine-Free Wood Pulp (From Sustainably Managed Forests, No Optical Brighteners), Absorbent Bio-Core (Wheat/Corn Polymer Blended With Sodium Polyacrylate), Plant-Based PLA (Inner & Outer Layer), Safe Adhesives (In-Seams & Joints), Polymer Spandex & Polypropylene (In-Leg/Waist System), Ink (Made Without Heavy Metals in Printed Backsheet), Citrus Extract & Liquid Chlorophyll (Natural Acting Odor Blockers in Bio-Core

  41. Cara Mathews says

    I found this on the Pampers Website

    What We Don’t Add to Pampers Products

    To help answer questions we receive from parents about what’s not in Pampers diapers and wipes, we’ve compiled a list of what we don’t add*.

    If you have any questions about Pampers products, please visit our FAQ page or call 1-800-726-7377.

    – Bisphenol A (BPA)

    – Dioxins

    – Disperse Dyes

    – Elemental Chlorine

    Pampers does not add chlorine to diapers and uses an elemental chlorine-free process to purify the fibers in diapers. The FDA considers this method to be safe and dioxin free.

    – Ethanol/Alcohol

    Pampers wipes and diapers are ethanol free, so they are labeled as alcohol free, which is commonly understood to mean free of ethanol and isopropyl (or rubbing alcohol). These types of alcohol can dry out baby’s sensitive skin.

    – Natural Rubber Latex

    – Lead and Mercury – in printed inks

    – Organotins

    – Parabens (see preservatives below)

    – Pesticide Residues

    – Phenol

    – Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

    – Specific Preservatives

    Pampers does not use preservatives in our diapers. We carefully select preservatives for our baby wipes to keep them pure and fresh. We do not use MIT or CMIT; formaldehyde or formaldehyde releasers; parabens; quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs); and triclocarban or triclosan.

  42. Leah says

    As everyone knows Bambo nature has reinvented their diaper with a new design and a few different changes. What I was wondering is does the new bambo design use less SAP than their old green pack? I looked on their website and they mentioned how they made the new diapers thinner, and more flexible and all that jazz but never mentioned if they changed the amount of SAP they use. I was just wondering cause I noticed the exorbancy in the new diaper is different from the old diaper and feels different when wet and was wondering if that had anything to do with it.

  43. Becca V says

    We use Bamobo diapers and love them but they just can’t handle the night without leaking. Can you please recommend a good nighttime/overnight diaper? Thanks!

  44. Jessica Z. says

    What is your opinion about Parasol Diapers? I sent a simple email requesting ingredients and this is the reply I received (not great).
    – The wood pulp (from US) makes up the highly absorbent core of our Parasol diapers. It is chlorine-free, fragrance-free, and sourced only from certified sustainably managed forests,
    – Polypropylene nonwoven (from Czech Republic) makes up the breathable, gauze-like material you see on the outside of your baby’s diaper.
    – The hook & loop closing tabs (from Turkey) keep your baby’s diaper secure while being comfortable.
    – The polyethylene film (also from Turkey) makes up the printed, breathable back sheet of our diapers.
    – The latex-free, hygiene-grade elastic (from South Korea) is used only in our leg cuffs; the gentle elastic allows for a comfortable fit for your little one.
    – Lastly, the super-absorbent polymer (from Japan) is mixed with our wood pulp to create an incredibly absorbent core that keeps your baby dry and prevents leaks and blowouts.

  45. ashley marconi says

    I am anxiously awaiting your updated diaper guide. Any thoughts on the Thrive brand? Mixed reviews on the Bambo have be looking for a cost comparable alternative.

  46. Gus Carrillo says

    Bambo diapers were the best we never had any problem with them at all. Recently they redesigned them and the past 3 months have been terrible they have leaked almost every night and blowout are more frequent. The old design was great. Now I’m looking for new diapers so disappointed.

  47. Chris says

    This article seems a little out of date as it shows the old version of Bambo which appears to be universally applauded as the best option. However, the new version now seems universally hated in that they leak and have much less absorption and cost more to add insult to injury.

    Can you update your article to let us know what you recommend now? As while the old ones are still available on sites like Amazon, I imagine not a good idea to go with a brand that may run out at any moment.

  48. Elena says

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE a look into parasol diapers please! I know there have been a few requests and I’m sure for many other brands too, and you’re swamped but it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thank you so much!

  49. Robin Laribee says

    I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on Amazon’s newest “Mama Bear” brand diapers. They are marketed as “hypoallergenic, fragrance free, and free of environmental chlorine.” They appear to be trying to compete with brands like babyganics, honest company, and seventh generation. I’ve tested them for a week now and love them. We’ve previously used honest company, but these are soo much softer, more flexible, thinner, and cheaper…hoping they really do compare in terms of safety.

  50. Kimran Buckholz says

    We have mostly used cloth diapers, but needed something more absorbent at night. Therefore, we use Bambo Nature Diapers almost exclusively. I chose them due to the great eco-friendly reviews they have received. However, I was looking at the label and noticed that they have polypropylene on the outer and inner sides. Isn’t this worrisome?
    Thanks in advance!

      • Kimran Buckholz says

        In the copy of your glossary that I have it says that polypropylene ‘contains additives that have been shown to leach, raising safety concerns.’ Does that make polypropylene less safe? Thanks!

  51. Amanda says

    Hi! I was wondering if you were able to review the babyganics diapers yet? I cannot find the ingredients list for them anywhere. They say natural seed oil blend but im not sure what else is it it…maybe you found more info on them? I love your site btw!!

  52. Jenna says

    Have you seen or looked into the new Pampers Pure line? The claims they make about eco-responsibility and skin safety seem to align with brands like Bambo, etc. They *also* are cheaper, which would be fantastic! I don’t want to fall into greenwashing though and am skeptical. I WOULD be happy to support a major brand taking a more responsible approach to manufacturing and providing products that are safe for my forthcoming little one!

  53. RedHen says

    You do realize that Bambo uses SAP’s as well right? I saw you commented on other brands of natural/organic sposies semi critical because they used SAP’s. Wondering why you didn’t mention that with Bambo.

  54. John F. Miller says

    Most natural disposable diapers also contain Dioxin. This is a chemical by-product of the paper-bleaching process used in the manufacturing of most diapers. Dioxin is carcinogenic. In fact, the EPA lists it as the most toxic of all cancer-linked chemicals.

  55. Jessica says

    Hi! Bumping request for Poof diaper review again – would love to see how these compare. And….

    Brandless – if they are “good stuff”, the price is going to be impossible to beat!

    Would LOVE your input on whether they’re good!

  56. Alicia F. says

    I keep seeing Abby & Finn diaper and wipe ads. Any idea as to whether these are any good? Or the Amazon brand Mama Bear diapers? Or the Cloud Island diapers at Target? Lol, so many new options but I’m so skeptical of EVERYTHING that comes out these days! Thanks!

    • Lori says

      I would love to know what she read about EC! I only have one book on my list, and it’s $50. Not so sure that’s necessary (although if it is, I’ll do it!).

  57. Gail Bayer says

    Like so many requests Love to hear updates on how Pampers Pure and Honest Company compare to your favorite Bamboo both for eco friendly and safety for baby? Of course blow-out proof. Have seen many reviews saying that the newer version of the Bamboo is not as good.

  58. Michelle says

    Bambo Nature seems to be the all around favorite, but on the list of ingredients, I see a lot of plastic products. I try to avoid plastic as much as possible, even the ‘safer’ types. What are your thoughts about this?

    Non-woven backsheet (outer side) of polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE). Absorbent of polyacrylate (SAP) and cellulose (ECF fluff). Topsheet of non-woven (PP). Acquisition layer of non-woven (PET/Co-PET). Hook tab fastening system of non-woven (PP/PE). Adhesive made of synthetic rubber—no optical brightener added. Wetness indicator. Elastication made from elastane.

  59. Paige says

    Really curious on your thoughts on Cutie Pea diapers and wipes. They advertise lots of “bad stuff” they don’t include and diapers that are half biodegradable and wipes that are 100% biodegradable. Would love to know. Currently using Bambo and loving them thanks to your AMAZING site! Keep on the good work!

  60. Grace says

    Hello, what are your thoughts on Dyper brand disposable diapers? They appear to be very eco-conscious and free of the bad chemicals. Thank you!

  61. Jaclyn says

    Honest diapers are terrible! They don’t contain any pee or poop, even when I go up a size. I’m curious about the research beyond the materials in the diapers. You have them in “Good stuff” but, they are not good diapers (I know I am not alone in this). Did you consider quality of holding in pee/poop?

  62. Katherine says

    For overnight diapers, I need to use extra padding like a Sposie pad. I’m guessing those are “bad.” Do you know of any liners that qualify as “good stuff”? Otherwise, the use of them negates the use of a safe diaper!

  63. Tierney Johnso says

    Thanks for another great list! I cloth diapered my first almost exclusively… my husband had to convince me not to take my cloth diapers on a long vacation one year, I honestly don’t think we bought disposables more than once or twice. My second we probably did 75% cloth, 25% disposables. My third was cloth diapered hardly at all… I tried in the beginning and besides being super busy and dealing with some pretty intense depression and anxiety, I swear she was allergic to her own pee. The only diapers we tried and could use without her getting super red were Pampers Pure because they have that layer of netting that holds the saturated portion away from the body. I’m glad to see they weren’t the WORST option! I still feel bad that my first got the best off all my efforts and it slowly dwindled down, but such is life!

  64. z says

    Thanks for the updated guide! We’re graduating to pull-ups (training pants) and it seems that none of the “best stuff” offers a pull-up option. What would be your top recommendation?

  65. Tammy says

    Ok I will admit that my daughter is wearing Huggies. Something that I didn’t want to do when I started my disposal diaper shopping research. However she had an allergic reaction to Pampers Pure and I, as her mother and primary diaper changer, am allergic to aloe which gives us very limited disposable diaper options. Can you tell me if any of the “good” diapers are aloe free? because even just picking a couple above at random they contained aloe. Also yes I’m completely certain my allergy is to aloe and I’ve been dealing with the increasingly limited number of items I can use because of it for over 2 decades now.

  66. Caitlin says

    This is very informative but as a mom who always balances this with real life practicality… can you also give a rating of how they work??? Leaks, blowouts, mess?

    Personally I will pay a little more and want to choose what’s better for our environmental but I will not keep using it if it means my daughter’s clothes are wet or she wakes up at night or I’m stuck with poop everywhere! lol!


    • Catherine says

      Agreed… per my comment below, I was bummed when I did a test and the bamboo diaper I had (Andy Pandy) didn’t absorb at all. I’d be curious about their thoughts on Coterie because that diaper worked well in my test.

    • Tanya says

      Sorry but I’m still waiting for an answer about Naty…I believe that they are made with a 100% bio-based plastic top and bottom sheet made from Non-GMO corn starch, not petroleum based at all… am I mistaken? If there is anything petroleum based in these I don’t want to buy them anymore but I’m almost out of diapers so I need to make a decision quick! Please help!
      Thank you!!

  67. Catherine says

    I did an absorbency test with Andy Pandy, Coterie, Honest, Pampers Pure, and Huggies Little Snugglers.

    I poured the exact same amount of liquid in each diaper and left them out in the air.

    I wanted an eco-friendly/chemical free diaper but was concerned that the inside of the diaper always felt wet with certain brands (yes…I touched the pee).

    I was pleasantly surprised that Honest and Coterie both absorbed almost as well as Pampers Pure and Huggles LS (both took about 10 minutes vs. 5 minutes for the others, but no biggie), however…the Andy Pandy diaper literally remained soaking wet for over an hour. Believe me…I wanted to find that bamboo worked well, but this brand at least truly did not wick away moisture in my touch. I eventually threw the diapers away, so for all I know…it never dried.

    I was very disappointed. I like the idea of bamboo, but I’m not willing to let my 6 month old sit in wet pee (I understand this might be an asset for older babies!). I decided to stick with Honest after this test because Coterie is very expensive, and at least Honest is TCF. I have no interest in supporting P&G with Pampers Pure.

    I also use the Honest overnight diapers.

    That being said, I would be interested in thoughts about Coterie or the most non-bamboo eco-friendly option. Also, how does Hello Bello stack up against Honest environmentally? I think I could use some Hello Bello (much cheaper) during the day, however, at night there is absolutely no way these will hold up for me (12 hours before changing…I’ve been super pleased with Honest overnights).

  68. Danielle O. says

    I was curious about the Sam’s Club diapers because that’s what my sister in law buys.
    Depending on the size, they cost 14-27¢ each. Sounds like they would be rated “okay” maybe.
    From the website: Hypoallergenic, and free of chlorine bleaching, lotions & latex, the Member’s Mark diapers are easy on your baby’s most sensitive skin. And with our Ultra Soft Max Liner, this is our softest diaper yet!

  69. Jenn says


    Thank you for this information. I noticed Bamboo Nature has a classic line and a love line. Is your review just for the classic line?


  70. Jess says

    I am having a very hard time finding safe disposable training pants for my toddler that have Velcro sides. Do they exist?! I currently use Bambo and love them. But, we may need to switch to something with the Velcro sides soon. Any suggestions?

  71. Nadia says

    Just wondering if any of the good/best/ok stuff is especially effective for use as a night diaper. I’ve been using cloth during the day and Dyer brand at night, but by 5:00 am my baby has usually soaked through which means an earlier wake up than it would have been if he were still dry.

  72. V says

    After reading this post, I was concerned because I have been using Earth’s Best diapers for fifteen months– since my child was born! So I called the company to ask if the diapers contain phthalates, and the customer service representative on the phone said that none of the Earth’s Best diapers contain phthalates– even though it is not printed on the box. I just wanted to add that to this excellent post and would be curious to hear how you rate their diapers if you accept what the company says on the phone! But I will be switching to the bamboo diapers in any case because of the environmental impact, hopefully we won’t be using diapers that much longer! Thanks for your excellent blog and for doing all this research on our behalf!!

  73. Aaron says

    I got this email from Babyganics

    “ Thank you for taking time out of your day to reach out and inquire about Babyganics® Diapers. We know your time is valuable, and we appreciate you contacting us.

    Good news! I’m happy to say that our Babyganics® Diapers are both free of phthalates and parabens. You can always find out what is in our products by visiting our website and searching for specific products.”

  74. Violetta Sur says

    What about the Rascal and Friends diapers and training pants? They are relatively new and claim to be a non toxic diaper company. How would you rate them?

  75. Katy says

    We usually cloth diaper but use Mum&You Nappychat diapers when we have to use disposables, and Simple Truth (Kroger) wipes. Would love to see some thoughts on those!

  76. Danielle O. says

    We usually use cloth diapers, but we also use Honest diapers. We might be switching away from them soon though due to a weird smell, and I think they are now giving my one year old diaper rash. Here’s an email I received from their customer service regarding the weird smell:

    “Yes, our diapers have some functionality improvements that were made as well as the core changed from a blend of super absorbent polymer, TCF fluff pulp, and cereal-based polysaccharides to a blend of super absorbent polymer containing renewable resources and TCF fluff pulps.

    As for any scents you might notice, everything has a scent including the ingredients that compose the product and under certain conditions, such as humidity or heat, can enhance or diminish a product’s scent. If you find the scent unappealing, we recommend to try opening the package and leaving the Diapers in a cool, dry space to air out for a bit.”

  77. Chelsea p says

    Mama bear has a new gentle touch diaper that is free of dyes, Paraben, fragrance and lotion. I’d love to see what you think of these!

  78. Kristin says

    Hi! I see this was written about a year ago and so am wondering if the stance on Kirkland diapers is still accurate. I was just on the app and they appear to have a diaper that is more eco friendly. It doesn’t say anything about not having bleach, just that it is hypoallergenic, so I don’t know if the bleach is still a factor, but it does say it now has plant based materials, but only 23% by weight (which I couldn’t figure out what that meant in comparison with other brands like honest which is what we use now).

  79. Irina says

    Hello bello have my LO instant rush, and based on reviews I would say I’m far from alone, def some strange ingredients there since Honest and Eco by Naty NEVER gave such quick and aggressive reaction. It’s strange that all of them are in the same category in the review above. There is smth very sneaky in Hello bello one…

  80. Kate says

    Nature’s One now makes Baby’s Only Diapers and Wipes. They seem very affordable and their description sounds good, but I can’t seem to find a third party review. I’d love to see your take!

  81. Ru says

    DYPER said that they had updated their diapers and pull up briefs, and made some adjustments, so their V3 diapers and briefs are more absorbent and better for the planet. Link to some information is here:

    The updates have been applied for the last few months in 2020 (likely late 2020).

    With the updates/ adjustments, will DYPER still be ranked among your Best Stuff please?

  82. Precious says

    I was using nest for a year and then I had to deal with their customer service.(I MEAN, THE NEST COMPANY DIRECTLY…not gimme the good stuff) First it was ok, I had mistakenly ordered diapers which are $20 more expensive than pull ups so I should have known. I was within their return window and they said to just get rid of the diapers and they will send a replacement. So donated it but I also ordered a case of pull ups cause I was low and needed it fast. The replacement never came so I ordered another. That never came either. I had to order another one since I got no replies from customer service. I basically paid $150 for one case of pull ups, so never again. I should have gotten them from this website. Also, I noticed a petroleum smell on the pull ups in the last few shipments so I’m not entirely sold on them anymore.

  83. Sarah Nelson says

    Have you heard anything about offspring diapers? They have good reviews and the company is based in Australia.

  84. Meghan says

    I just came across these EWG verified diapers. Any thoughts or info on these? The seem to be good. EWG verified makes me think these are good stuff. I have a trial and they are sooooo soft and absorbent and thin. Wondering if you knew anything about them? Thank you kindly!!!

  85. Roxy says

    Curious to know what you think about viscose bamboo and just regular bamboo? I know Dyper uses viscose bamboo and I’ve read a lot about the process of obtaining viscose and contains a lot of toxic chemicals. Does that come up in your research? If so, does the chemical process not affect the final product so still OK to use?

  86. Andy says

    Hi, thank you for making such a comprehensive guide!
    My only qualm is that you say human feces shouldn’t be composted. While it’s true many people don’t have a way to compost diapers, it’s not true that human poop shouldn’t be composted.
    Lots of off grid communities use composting toilets and generate “humanure”, which is extremely beneficial and useful, particularly for fertilizing trees. It’s true that is shouldn’t be used on annual garden veggies or things of that nature, but human poop (especially of someone who eats well) is valuable and composting it when possible is better than flushing it to a waste water facility or into a septic tank.

    • johnlockegoss says

      We should modify this by saying that when properly composted and handled, human feces can be a valuable source of nutrients for a crop. Unfortunately facilities that are equipped to do it properly are somewhat uncommon.

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