This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Honest Company.
Can we acknowledge the elephant in the room for a moment? Yes, I claim to be a green blogger. No, I don’t use cloth diapers. Can I be a crunchy mama and a lover of disposables???
I have two little ones and when I was pregnant with my first, I did consider cloth diapers. I had several close girlfriends who were using them and loving them, but I just wasn’t convinced cloth diapers were for me. Our laundry situation was not ideal for cloth diapers. Plus at the time I was able to buy disposables at a really good discount. Ultimately, I felt like I had a lot of reasons why cloth diapers weren’t right for my family.
Depending on who I’m talking to, using disposable diapers is like my dirty little secret. I love green things. I’m slowly trying to change my family’s diet. We recycle. I have a small garden. I know how to can salsa and pickles. I use natural bath products on my kids. Goodness, just this weekend I spent $5.49 on a 2 oz. tube of toothpaste! But my diapers???
Most days I’m ok with using disposables, but if I’m going to be completely honest – I simply try not to think about it. I ignore the nagging voice in my head that says, “Cloth diaper lovers say there are nasty chemicals in disposables! Why are you still using them on your precious little ones?!?”
I was ecstatic when The Honest Company sent me a beautiful package filled with eco-friendly disposable diapers and wipes. Their diapers don’t include many of the harsh chemicals that people warn against in conventional diapers.
It is hard to know which ingredients to avoid in diapers and which ones are safe. That is why I really appreciated the article “What Is Inside Those Disposable Diapers?” by Baby Gear Lab. They made an excellent point when they said, “The fact is that there are several potentially harmful chemicals that are known to be present in some disposable diapers, including: chlorine, dyes, fragrances, phthalates, and more. We advise relying on the Skeptic’s Rule of Thumb when it comes to potentially harmful ingredients: If they don’t say it’s not in there, then assume it’s in there.”
The Honest Company clearly states right on their packaging that their diapers are…
Free of cholorine processing, latex, lotions, fragrances, most common allergens, phthalates, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT).
Let’s face it. I have enough to worry about as a mom. I don’t have the time and energy to worry about what my little ones poop in! The less I think about poop the better. Did I mention that you can hand pick the design of your diapers when you order from The Honest Company? Somehow they managed to make poop a little more fun!
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