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The Best Diapers for Your Baby: A Comprehensive Guide

As any mom can tell you, diaper changes are a part of our daily lives. Getting your kid in the right diaper can be a game-changer: it’s important that the diapers are made with ingredients that protect their delicate and sensitive skin, and a proper fit means fewer leaks and blow-outs.

The Best Diapers for Your Baby: A Comprehensive Guide

As any mom can tell you, diaper changes are a part of our daily lives. Getting your kid in the right diaper can be a game-changer: it’s important that the diapers are made with ingredients that protect their delicate and sensitive skin, and a proper fit means fewer leaks and blow-outs.

We’ve spent a lot of time thinking about diapers, checking on diapers, and of course, changing diapers, so we wanted to share everything we’ve learned with you! Here’s our comprehensive guide for finding the best chemical-free diapers for your baby. 

Why is chemical-free important? Surprisingly, many diapers on the market contain chemicals such as Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), fragrance, chlorine, polyurethane, pesticides, and more. When it comes to diapers, you want your kid exposed to a chemical-free option if possible, especially since they’re in diapers around the clock. 

We know that disposable diapers are already really expensive, so we did some digging to see how chemical-free diapers compare to the standard diapers they hand out in the hospital.  It turns out that not all of them are that much more expensive (and some are even cheaper) if you use the subscription option or plug in a coupon code.  

BrandCost per diaper
Standard Diapers$0.26
Earth & Eden$0.16 (with subscribe & save on Amazon)
Dyper$0.30
Bambo Nature USA$0.33 (with bundle discount on website)
Honest Company$0.33 (with subscription and after subtracting the cost of wipes from the bundle price)
Kudos$0.36 (with subscription)
Coterie$0.43 (with subscription)
Eco Pea Co.$0.47 (with subscription)
Nest Diapers$0.50 
  1. Bambo Nature USA: This eco-friendly diaper is very absorbent and free from harmful chemicals and known allergens. They also have a wetness indicator that turns from yellow to blue when the diaper is wet, which we love!
  1. Coterie: These are one of our favorite, if not our favorite, chemical-free diapers. They are designed to minimize leaks, blow-outs, and diaper rash, and they definitely deliver on this front! They’re hypoallergenic, so incredibly soft, and designed for better sleep. They are made with the most gentle ingredients and are made without fragrance, dyes, phthalates, parabens, or chlorine.
  1. Dyper: This subscription-based company is all about making diaper-purchasing less expensive and way more convenient. Dyper delivers monthly, but they can get you diapers within 4 hours if you’re in a pinch! Their diapers are made without any latex, phthalates, parabens, lotions, fragrance, dyes, or chlorine. 
  1. Earth & Eden: The price of these diapers can’t be beat! They’re one of the least expensive diapers we found, and they are made without chlorine, fragrances, lotions, latex, phthalates, parabens, and other known allergens. They are available through Amazon and have tons of 5-star reviews. 
  1. Eco Pea Co.: These diapers are made with sustainable and biodegradable bamboo sheets, so they are an eco-friendly diaper option. They’re hypoallergenic, designed for sensitive skin, dermatologist-tested, and made without harsh chemicals, fragrances, or chlorine. They are not as soft as Coterie or our other favorite diapers, but they are still a great sustainable diaper option! 
  1. Honest Company: These diapers are widely available, so convenient, and at a very good price point if you subscribe. They’re not dye-free – if you’ve seen their adorable prints you know why – but they are careful not to place the dyes where it might touch your baby’s skin. They don’t have any chlorine, fragrances, parabens, or phthalates, and they fit great! 
  1. Kudos: Kudos has a subscription model that makes their diapers significantly less expensive, and all their diapers are made without fragrance, dyes, latex, lotions, phthalates, parabens, or chlorine. They are also made out of soft cotton and are the first and only disposable diaper that has 100% cotton touching your baby’s skin, which is the #1 doctor-recommended material for rashes and eczema. And they are really absorbent, which means fewer overnight leaks and blow-outs. 
  1. Nest Diapers: Nest Diapers are more expensive overall, but if you’re looking for the most eco-friendly option, this is it. Nest Baby Diapers are made with hand-selected sustainable materials that are free of harmful chemicals, lotions, perfume, and known allergens. Nest offers a soft, absorbent design that you and your baby will love.

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