So, the time has finally come. You’re pregnant and expecting your first child and there are a million thoughts running through your head. “Can I really do this?” “I am soo happy.” “Am I ready for this?” “Is he ready for this?” They are never ending. Then after these initial thoughts start to simmer and the months start to pass you by and your belly gets bigger–you start to prepare for the baby’s arrival.
One of my major concerns in 2011 while pregnant with my first daughter was the diaper dilemma-disposable or cloth. I automatically knew that I wanted to use cloth diapers without a doubt. The harsh chemicals in the standard diapers was just something I refused to subject my baby to. But I wasn’t quite sure if I was up for all the work involved with washing diapers daily or toting around soiled diapers on outings. So, I did what any intelligent and logical mommy would do—I did some research to see if there were any disposable Earth friendly and harsh chemical free diapers on the market.
That’s when I came across the brand Seventh Generation. This quickly became my disposable diaper option. I also did research on my cloth diaper options and discovered all in one reusable diapers and I was sold. After purchasing these diapers, I was ready.
Afraid of the work involved with cloth diapers I packed the disposable Seventh Generation diapers in my hospital bag. We used these diapers for about a month and discovered that my daughter was getting consistent diaper rash so I immediately starting using the cloth diapers I bought. This eliminated the diaper rash but we had to wash diapers everyday—it was so much work. We did this the duration of the time that our daughter was in diapers.
When my son was born in September 2014, I became familiar with the Honest Company diapers and decided to try a free trial. Until the trial arrived we used cloth diapers for about a week. Once they arrived, we were hooked. He never had a diaper rash or any other issues so we continued to use these. I was elated! No more washing diapers everyday—it was a miracle. My son is now 2 and still no diaper rash. I love these diapers and highly recommend them to any expectant mom or those who have a diaper wearing baby that is experiencing diaper rash.
Below is a list of my pros and cons of Honest diapers:
My Pros of Honest Diapers
-Gentle and pure with no fragrances, lotions or latex even for the most sensitive skin
-Plant based inner and outer layers which is gentle on your baby’s bottom
-Has a huge selection of stylish and modern diaper designs
-Contoured fit and soft cloth-like fabric
-Advanced leak protection
-No diaper rash
-They are biodegradable
My Cons of Honest Diapers
-A bit pricey
As you can see my pros of the Honest Company diapers outweigh my cons. No diaper is perfect but I believe that the comfort of not dealing with diaper rash and frequent pediatrician visits is worth every cent I pay for these diapers.