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Old 09-28-2012, 11:47 PM   #1
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best "natural" disposable diaper

We use cloth 100% of the time, but I need an alternative because we are moving 1/2 way across the country (over 1,600 miles in the car!) I'd like something a little more natural & earth friendly then the normal disposable diaper, and now there are quite a few options out there.

gDiapers look nice, but pretty expensive considering we will only need them for about a week. Could you use your own covers (I have Thirsties and Wallypop fleece covers.) Then there's also Seventh Generation, The Honest Company, and Nature Babycare (Naty,) and maybe more.

Have you tried any of them? Thoughts?

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Old 09-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Re: best "natural" disposable diaper

I have used Seventh Generation, Nature Babycare, gDiapers, and Earth's Best. Of these. I prefer Seventh Generation and Nature BabyCare. gDiapers are expensive and I don't remember why I didn't like Earth's Best My sister and 7-month old daughter just made a similar move...wishing you safe travels!!!
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Thanks! I found this, great comparison:
http://www.keenforgreen.com/b/battle...osable-diapers

I didn't know some of them (The Honest co., Earth's Best, Full Circle) use wheat & corn blend. I'm super allergic to wheat, so that might not be the best option for us.

I'm leaning towards Nature Baby Care, affordable, made w/ corn, no plastics, and biodegradable.

Brood Chick diapers look nice, pretty expensive but we really only need 1 or 2 packs at the most.
http://shop.broodychick.com/Broody-C...5lbs_p_12.html
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You could also pad fold flats and hand wash- this is what we did for our vacation last summer. They wash really well, and dry really fast. I think we only used maybe a dozen total, just hanging them to dry in the hotel each night.
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Tanya, how long was your vacation that you pad folded for? We are transferring overseas, and in the process, we will be staying at a friends for 3 weeks, going on a road trip/vacation for a week, then staying with my mom for a month, before flying halfway around the world and trying to move into a house. I HATE to use sposies for that long (basically it would be Jan-Mar), but at the same time, the friend we are staying with has twins, so their laundry is pretty busy already. I also sort of keep thinking that if I pack up all my cloth, I know it's safe, and in one place.
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I like the whole foods brand--not sure if they have wheat or corn in them? But they are cheaper than some of the other natural brands.
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Re: best "natural" disposable diaper

We actually just did the exact same thing and we used Nurtured by Nature. I got them on Amazon. I really like them b/c they hve the scrunched bac so poop doesn't leak out as easily (still easier than cloth). They were pretty cheap too.
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Yes, technically we could use our cloth diapers, but it's just more than I want to deal with during this move. I don't want to have to fool with finding a hotel that has laundry services or a nearby laundry mat.
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I've used 7th gen diapers for traveling. I liked them...as much as you can like a disposable.
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We used 7th generation with our daughter before we found cloth and they worked great because she petite...and with her super sensitive skin she didn't have any reactions...nor to g diapers which are really expensive for just a week.

My son has been clothed, except for at night. He is husky...and the seventh don't work for him at all. Blowout every time. I have yet to find an all natural diaper that fits him properly so we do deal with leaks or blowouts.
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