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These are two companies that offer diapers that are free from chemicals, that are gentle on baby’s bottoms and are way more biodegradable than any other diapers/nappies on the market. So definitely worth a look….

Both offer diaper bundles, with large discounts for those that decide to subscribe to a monthly delivery, taking the annoyances of running out of diapers, a thing of the past !

Take a look at the two types of disposable diapers in the review and see what they can offer you ! 

 

Disposable Diapers/Nappies

Whilst using disposable diapers/nappies has become a bit of a thing these days when we all know they go into landfill and take hundreds of years to biodegrade….. None of us really want to think about that, but I have to be honest, when my triplets were babies, I used Pampers.  They were very prem and I had a lot of issues with the boy in the set with all sorts of premature problems, that to totally truthful, where their diapers were going after use was the last thing on my mind… So I can fully understand if parents of twins and triplets finds the whole cloth diaper/nappy suggestion horrifying… but I have found that of late there are more biodegradeable diapers on the market.

So here are a few things to think about when getting disposables but do bear in mind that you do compromise to a degree with absorbency and have to accept that there are ‘some’ components of the diaper that will still take time to degrade.

 

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  • Disposable diapers are sized by the weight of your babies, this is a guide for you when purchasing but bear in mind that the fit between different brands of diaper will vary.
  • Try samples of diapers first to find the best fit for your babies.
  • The content of the diaper can also have a bearing on fit.  If the material it is made of is soft and conforming, the fit is likely to be better and therefore more comfortable and less leakage.  The stiffer the material, the chance of leaks and soreness to your babies bottoms. And after all the whole point of the diaper is to catch all poo and wee, soak up as much as possible to keep your babies skin dry and less likely to develop soreness and diaper rash.screen-shot-2016-09-07-at-22-20-27
  • The securing tabs on the diapers also need to be soft and secure, ensuring that at this point theyre not going to stick into babies skin once clothing is over the top.
  • Absorbency is what you are most concerned about however, how much liquid the diaper can hold and how well it wicks it away from your babies skin and through to the core of the diaper.  Just about every diaper contains a super absorbent polymer that expands as it soaks up the liquid. The super absorbent polymer or SAP starts out as a powder, between the layers of the diaper, like a sandwich and expands as it soaks up the liquid in urine or fecal liquid, trapping the liquid away from the skin and within the core of the diaper.
  • Convenience has to be the prime reason for using a disposable diaper, you simply throw it away. No more fuss.
  • Absorbency is a huge pro for disposable diapers, they can absorb a LOT of liquid!  But this does not mean you can change diapers less frequently.
  • Disposable diapers dont use any energy with repeated washing but they are terrible for landfill
  • The cost is likely biggest negative factor in using disposable diapers, 5,000 diapers in the life of one baby will amount to over £800/$1000
  • Waste is also a significant issue with disposable diapers. They can take up to 500 years to degrade in landfill.

Biodegradable Disposable Diapers – HONEST

These diapers are not actually totally biodegradable, they still contain materials that will take hundreds of years to degrade. However the manufacturers have tried to reduce the impact the diapers will have on the environment during this process.  There are some municipalities of the USA now that are trying to compost the biodegradable diapers. Its not something you can really do yourself, with the disposal of fecal matter being the biggest issue, this cannot go int the composting process. These diapers will take around a year to degrade, but you will have a huge amount by that time so small scale composting not possible right now although I can see this being the norm in a few years. In general terms biodegradable diapers will take around 5 years to degrade.

Biodegradable diapers tend to be made from sustainable materials. Free from harmful chemicals and completely allergen free.

They will be free from chlorine, perfumes, optical brighteners and lotions.  The inner padding made from 100% sustainable timber, corn or wheat sources, latex free wrist and leg cuff bands, phalate free absorbent core.

Dermatologically tested.