While my children have been primarily cloth diapered, I am finding that my son’s skin actually does better in disposable diapers as of late. Clearly, the thought of those harsh chemicals and the non-biodegrading ingredients in most disposable diapers does NOT thrill this mother, so I was pretty interested when contacted about trying Seventh Generation’s Free & Clear diaper line that they just revamped. Here’s what I think:
1) One diaper fits a variety of sizes. I tested on both my toddler (overnight) and my baby (daytime/overnight) with no problem for each. The diapers hold up well and didn’t leak.
2) They are not real attractive. No cute prints, and the color is a cream off-white, so it looks kinda gross when soaked with you-know-what. But then, who really looks at a used diaper, anyway?
3) No rashes! AND I didn’t have to feel badly about putting them against my lovies’ skin because they are so much gentler than regular disposable diapers. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Here’s a little info from MyBlogSpark, who provided the sample for me to try and is also providing a package for one of my readers to try:
What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in. Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.
Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.
My vote? YES! Please buy these diapers instead of regular disposables. Can’t afford them? I’m not promising anything and I HAVE NOT talked to Seventh Generation, but overall, they seem to be a great company to work with and I wouldn’t be surprised if they would send people coupons for the asking.
Win it! The first person to do the following two things will snag a FREE package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers:
1) Leave us your best (or worst?) diaper story below. It had better be worthy of winning diapers! Feel free to tell us why you do or don’t use cloth, free & clear diapers, etc.. INCLUDE your email address.
2) EMAIL me your full name, phone number, and mailing address, plus what size diapers you want!
Good luck and be blessed!
Disclosure: MyBlogSpark and Seventh Generation provided samples for this review and giveaway. I was not otherwise compensated for this post and the opinions expressed are all mine. 🙂
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We primarily use cloth diapers. However, there has been the occasional times when we have put our son in to a disposable diaper (namely when his one grandma watches him for us and she refuses to use our cloth diapers). We mostly decided to use cloth as a way to save money. But it is also nice knowing that we're not adding a whole lot to the landfills. However, my favorite stories of diapering have always been the few times he's worn disposable diapers.
Every time (WITHOUT FAIL) that my son has been put in disposable diapers we end up with the stickiest, messiest, smelliest poop! and they ALWAYS go up the back and ruin the onesie he has on. (ugh!) I think that's his way of telling us that he really isn't a big fan of disposables. 🙂 The best one though was when it didn't happen to me. My son was over at Grandma's for the day (you know the one who will not use cloth) and he had a MAJOR blowout. You know the kind where you're better off just giving them a bath instead of using a whole box of wipes?… That's what she got. It went all the way up to the back of his neck. And if you've ever seen my son's neck…he has THE BEST neck roll ever. Yeah, poop in the neck roll and all! (I actually found poop in the roll the next day…no joke…so disgusting.) I do love having disposables around the house for a quick backup and for times when his teething diaper rashes get bad.
I would be very interested in trying these ones out.
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It's possible that the last person already won….but…I'd love to win as I've been wanting to try these. Luckily we have been pretty lucky so far with not too many horror stories….but we were at a wedding (Phil was officiating) and luckily we were at the reception and had already eaten our dessert when Annika (probably 3 or 4 weeks old at the time) pooped…somehow it leaked out and didn't get anywhere on her dress BUT all over my dress! I went to the bathroom and was able to wash most of it off. The rest of the evening I didn't not put her down….I just held her right over the spot so no one would notice!
When my daughter was a few months old we switched from pampers to Huggies because the pampers were not thick enough and she had poop oozing everywhere one day when we were out shopping. That was NASTY!!
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My cousin is having her first child, a daughter named Penelope Jean. She had on her registry the Seventh Generation brand of diapers, so I figure she is wise enough to know what will be good for her baby. I would very much like her to try be able to try these diapers!