While cloth diapers seem to be the most environmentally-friendly option for diapers, they are a lot of work, and you use a LOT of water when cleaning them. Plus, if you are traveling with your baby, cloth diapers aren’t a feasible option. The good news is that there are several eco-friendly options disposable diaper options out there for you to use daily, or for cloth-diapering families who are on the road. Here are our top picks for eco-friendly diapers.
These sustainable, plant-based, compostable diapers are made from viscose fibers derived from responsibly sourced Bamboo and are even packed in bags made with oxo-degradable materials. Dyper takes an extra step to ensure your diapers are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way by offering their REDYPER service, supplying you with compostable bags to place used diapers, and a box to send them to their own processing facility for composting. You can sign up for various subscriptions, having diapers delivered as often as you’d like.
Available as a subscription service or also just as one-time, Coterie diapers are made with 25% plant-based materials, including an absorbent core made of sodium polyacrylate and Totally Chlorine Free (TCF) wood pulp from sustainably managed forests. Super soft and ultra-absorbant, you won’t need separate overnight diapers, either. They donate 1% of their sales to Diaper Recycling Technology (DRT), an organization “that is working to develop a technology that can recover up to 95% of the raw materials of a used diaper.”
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These 90% biodegradable diapers even come in paper packaging, and they use their own Plantcell Technology™ for the utmost absorbency. Made with FSC-certified wood pulp, non-GMO corn starch, tissue paper, and pure cotton, you can rest assured your baby only has the safest materials available close to their skin. Available as a one-time purchase or as a subscription, and you can order a free trial pack, just pay for shipping!
Andy Pandy Bamboo Diapers
Made with no perfumes or lotions, no alcohol, latex, and 100% chlorine-free, Andy Pandy diapers are made from moisture-wicking & thermal regulating bamboo. Biodegradable and absorbent, Andy Pandy is a great budget-friendly eco-friendly option.
Bambo Nature Premium Baby Diapers
Certified skin-safe, these eco-friendly diapers won’t break the bank, either. Bambo Nature diapers are manufactured in a production facility where 95% of the production waste is recycled, so you can rest assured you are getting a product that has one of the least impacts on the environment.
Pampers Pure Protection Diapers
If you are a traditionalist when it comes to disposable diapers, then these are the eco-friendly ones for you. Founded in 1961, Pampers has become a diaper company that families can count on, and the company appears to have recognized the negative impacts regular disposable diapers have on the environment. Made with a plant-based liner enriched with shea butter, they are practically a spa treatment for your baby’s bottom.
Earth + Eden Baby Diapers
Although not biodegradable, Earth + Eden diapers are made with sustainably sourced, absorbent, plant-based materials in a zero waste to landfill facility in the USA. Made without the use of lotions, parabens, latex, or fragrances, even babies with the most sensitive skin will be comfortable in them.
The first diaper brand to be verified by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Healthynest makes safe, high-performing, sustainable diapers. When you subscribe to their diapering program, you will get a month’s supply of diapers, wet or dry wipes (or no wipes), plus multi-sensory, brain-building activities, and access to their “parenting concierge.” You may already love some of their other products, as Healthynest is founded by the founders of Happy Family Organics, creating some of the most delicious organic baby food out there.
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