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Old 07-30-2012, 11:15 AM   #1
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Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

My babies are always very big so they could only use newborn sized cloth for about a week - not worth the investment. So I'm going to buy a pack or two or sposies to use until the cord falls off. I would like to use a "healthier" brand than Huggies or Pampers (like fewer chemicals, etc). I've seen several at my health food stores, but I'm wondering which actually work well. Anyone with experience and recommendations for an Eco brand?
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

The "Honest Diapers" are great! They're a little pricy, but I think they're worth it!
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:10 PM   #3
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

I used Whole Foods 365 and 7th generation, and had no problems with either. I brought them to the hospital and let DH use them until they ran out. A pampers product has not darkened these doors in 3 years. I did try Huggies P&N with DD when I was in the hospital but DH hated them and put DD back in cloth of his own free will.
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #4
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

Not 7th Generation. They are actually bleached, and then dyed back to the "natural" brown colour.
I usually get the Earths Best cause they work well, and when bought on sale are even cheaper than walmart brand.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:56 PM   #5
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Not 7th Generation. They are actually bleached, and then dyed back to the "natural" brown colour.
I usually get the Earths Best cause they work well, and when bought on sale are even cheaper than walmart brand.
Where did you read that 7th Generation are bleached?
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

IDK if they are bleached but they are certainly dyed that brown color. It's in their FAQ on their on site. I think Nature Babycare are about as close as I have personally found. Everything else is six of one, half dozen of another. We did like Earth's Best though.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
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Per 7th Generation's website:

"I have been told that you dye your baby diapers to achieve the "natural" color, light brown/tan. Is this true? Is the dye a vegetable dye or other naturally derived pigment?

A. The color of disposable diapers is typically achieved through the addition of color pigments to their inner and outer cover materials. This is also true for Seventh Generation diapers. While most designs on the market use pigments that result in a white color, we use a combination of pigments that result in a light brown color. Without the addition of color pigments, these materials would be colorless, much like a plastic milk jug. We use brown pigments to help distinguish Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Diapers from others in the marketplace that are bleached with chlorine-containing substances.

All disposable diapers, including Seventh Generation’s, rely on man-made materials to deliver the high-level performance that parents expect of modern diapers. These materials are mostly petroleum-derived and are not renewable, which adversely impacts the environmental footprint associated with these products. At Seventh Generation, we are pleased to offer an alternative that is not bleached with chlorine, and are working hard to further improve the sustainability of our diaper products."

source= http://www.seventhgeneration.com/baby-diapers-and-wipes

I personally have really liked 7th Generation diapers. They work better than any other brand I've used.
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

We have used 7th Generation in the past, but I didn't find they were as absorbant as some other brands. They did work just fine for us, though!
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Re: Best Eco-friendly newborn sposies?

We used Nature Babycare without issues; no EBF blowouts.
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I like Nature BabyCare or GroVia BioDiapers
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