Real talk… Diapers could very well be the most important baby product you will ever need. Without them… well just use your imagination. But like all baby items, there are so many choices out there. It makes deciding on what to use for your new bundle of joy feel like a…sh*t show.
I got this advice when I had my first daughter: Don’t buy diapers until after the baby comes. Test out what they give you in the hospital to make sure the baby doesn’t have a reaction. If she doesn’t, buy those. As a new mom, I had no idea what the difference was between diapers so I took the advice. We had Pamper Swaddlers in the hospital and they didn’t stink, so I bought Pamper Swaddlers. Did the same with my second daughter.
But with baby number three, I wanted to try something new. There is a big age gap between my second and third daughter; seven years to be exact. And a lot can change in seven years, including the amount of new-to-market diaper brands. I was eager to try one of the newer, direct-to-consumer, subscription based diaper brands. I ditched the Pampers and picked one that got tons of amazing reviews. I hated them and quickly went back to Pampers.
When I recently learned about HealthyBaby, the self-proclaimed “safest and softest” diapers on the market, I was intrigued. But honestly I had low expectations after my previous diversion. Not only was I pleasantly surprised, these are now my go-to diapers. Even my husband noticed how much I like them, because it’s all I’ll put her in. Keep reading to see why I’m obsessed!
- Extremely soft
- No leaks
- Plant-based ingredients
- Comes in biodegradable paper packaging
- Flexible subscription options
We don't like
- Free shipping only when you spend $100 or more
- No wetness indicator
- More expensive than some other brands
Leaking The Details On The Diapers
HealthyBaby is the brainchild of Shazi Visram, a mother, entrepreneur and activist on a mission to give babies a healthy start to life by creating the cleanest possible products. While she is new to the diaper department, Visram is not new to the baby space. She is also the founder of Happy Baby Organics, the number one organic baby food in the United States (Happy Baby Organics pouches are staples in my pantry).
As the first and only EWG VERIFIED diaper on the market, HealthyBaby is the gold standard for diapers. EWG VERIFIED recognizes products that meet the Environmental Protection Group’s strictest standards, meaning HealthyBaby diapers use no chemicals of concern, are fully transparent with its ingredient list and meet the highest public health standards.
The diapers are made without more than 2,800 chemicals and materials linked to health harm, including no chlorine bleaching, fragrance, parabens, lotions or latex to name just a few. Because the diapers are free of all these chemicals, there is no wet line indicator (something many parents have grown to love on other diapers), but the company says it’s looking into ways to add this in a safe way. A fair tradeoff in my mind!
A few more details to note: HealthyBaby diapers are made using the highest plant-based materials and enhanced with a 15% organic outer layer of cotton, making these non-toxic diapers a cushion for your baby’s bottom. They are not overly bulky when wet, and work wonders at night – zero nighttime leaks in our house since using HealthyBaby!
Fulfilling Our Duty To Our Babies
After opening my box of HealthyBaby Diapers, I immediately noticed the packaging; paper not plastic. This is a stand out difference from every other diaper brand I’ve ever used. Instead of coming in plastic wrap, HealthyBaby diapers are housed in a biodegradable paper packaging, made out of paper and a corn-starch coating. I appreciate this as a consumer who is trying to find simple, sustainable ways that fit into my lifestyle to protect the environment.
Made in the EU at the carbon neutral manufacturing plant, HealthyBaby helps us as parents fulfill our responsibility of saving the environment for our little ones. The brand is even certified Plastic Neutral, which means that HealthyBaby offsets every gram of plastic it generates (from the absorbent center of the diaper) through a nonprofit partner called rePurpose.
Getting Down and Dirty with What Matters
Creating the cleanest diaper for one of the messiest parts of parenting is just one of many ways HealthyBaby is looking out for our babies. The brand is also on a mission to provide parents with brain-building activities around the safety of routine.
I spend a lot of time changing diapers (20 minutes a day in that first year to be exact). The first couple months diaper changing is easy, but as babies get more mobile and interactive, the harder it becomes.
With a library of activity ideas from developmental pediatricians and neurologists, I can give my baby girl meaningful connection while entertaining her during a diaper change. My go-to is always singing, but now, thanks to HealthyBaby, I can elevate those routine moments with scientifically proven brain boosting activities.
HealthyBaby = Happy Butts
As you can tell, I’m sold on these HealthyBaby diapers. While they are on the pricier side ($105 for 210 diapers), they are so worth it. Because we can’t put a price on safety or on protecting our baby’s body and brain. So what are you waiting for? Buy HealthyBaby diapers and wipes today so your baby has a happy butt tomorrow!