Are Coterie Diapers Actually Worth The Cost?

In partnership with Coterie.

The average baby goes through over 2,000 diapers in just the first year of life, a pretty staggering number no matter how you look at it. I think most parents would agree that changing diapers is practically a full-time job. But to me, this number also highlights the sheer number of times we expose our babies’ sensitive skin to the many materials – and often harmful chemicals – found in most diapers and wipes. I’ll be honest, this freaked me out. So I set out to find a diaper that I felt good about putting on my kids 24/7. After trying many options (yes, it’s a very saturated market), I found Coterie. The brand claims to be cleaner, higher-performing, and more sustainable than other diaper brands. It’s also more expensive ($90 for a monthly supply). So, I was curious to find out – are Coterie diapers actually worth the extra cost? 

It’s All In The Details

A self-proclaimed accidental diaper engineer, Coterie’s founder Frank Yu is obsessive over details and tasked his team with making sure the materials, functionality and design “work better, feel better, and look better than anything else on the market.” In fact, the inspiration for Coterie’s proprietary diaper was found by Yu himself after he discovered a “brand of Japanese diapers that were so soft and luxurious he mistook them for cashmere.” 

In addition to being incredibly soft (they’re made from clothing-grade materials and are fragrance-free), I’m happy to report that Coterie’s diapers really are all about the details. Combining an extra-wide back panel and absorbent core help prevent accidents with a powerful transfer layer that wicks away moisture (aka prevents diaper rash), they get the job done and then some.

Sleep Tight, Little One

Nighttime leaks were one of the biggest issues we faced with my first daughter – she would wake up soaking wet, despite our best efforts sizing up, testing out different overnight diaper brands and even experimenting with special inserts designed for absorbency. You can imagine my excitement when I read that Coterie diapers have a proprietary core that holds 70% more than competing brands, with an extra-wide back panel to limit leaks. These features absolutely work – so much so that we’ve never looked back (and my littlest hasn’t experienced a single leak – you live and you learn). 

Doing The Hard Work For You

When shopping for baby products, I am all about whatever is going to make my life easy. One thing I love about Coterie is the site’s auto-renew system, which allows for shipments every 3, 4 or 5 weeks and gives you the option to add wipes. When each order is being prepared, you’ll get a text prompting you to size up, delay, cancel or ship immediately so you never have to worry about remembering to make changes. The icing on the cake? In addition to saving time and headache, you get 10% off for using the auto-renew program. 

Sustainability Meets Performance

In addition to superior performance, the company is hyper-focused on environmental impact and sustainability (when you’re using 6+ disposable diapers per day, you really start to think about these things). The brand’s diapers are 25% plant-based while baby wipes are 100% plant-based. Far from achieving eco perfection – no diaper is – I personally find comfort in supporting a brand that thinks about the long-term impact that their products have on our planet.

So, my verdict? Coterie diapers’ materials, functionality, convenience, and sustainability absolutely justify their price. I’ve learned over the years that the best products are worth investing in – and no other brand performs anywhere close to Coterie. 

Five More Reasons to Love Coterie: 

  • Coterie’s website features a Diaper 101 section which includes super helpful information on diaper sizing and fit.
  • The people have spoken: With over 2,000 five-star reviews, these diapers are a serious crowd pleaser.
  • Unlike almost every other diaper on the market, these diapers are free of fragrance, lotion, latex, rubber, dye, alcohol, heavy metals, parabens, phthalates, chlorine, VOCs, optical brighteners and harsh chemicals.
  • Coterie’s multipurpose wipes are safe for all parts of the body – in fact, you can use them to remove makeup or wipe sweat after a workout.
  • Once you’ve outgrown diapers (or while you’re working on it), Coterie’s The Pant offers a gentle 2-in-1 transition into potty training. Coterie’s latest launch offers easy changing, overnight absorbency, and on-the-go comfort for your little ones.