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Best Non-Toxic Diapers 2021

Chances are you know WHY you’re looking for some of the best natural diapers on the market. The safest diapers don’t contain various harmful chemicals that diapers can simply be made without, right? Chemicals like phthalates, dioxins, VOCs, and several others. In this article we’ll zoom in on the best non-toxic diapers available in 2021, so get ready to take notes if you’re looking for a safer diaper or want to confirm that the diaper brand you currently use is indeed safe for your baby!

What exactly went into Best Non-Toxic Diapers 2021?

I took the time to research each brand mentioned in this article and the company’s ethos.

I’ve looked into the manufacturing process of all individual diapers listed.

In addition, I’ve done the tedious job of going through thousands of online reviews from as many sources as possible with the goal to narrow down the pros and cons of some of the best natural diapers currently on the market as well as those that are still some of the safest diapers for babies but perhaps not so eco-friendly. Even the very best non-toxic diapers still have to perform reasonably well, or else they are useless, right?

The safest diapers featured in this post are made with:

  • NO dyes
  • NO fragrance
  • NO chlorine
  • NO lotion

Here is why I consider that important.

Also included are a few more popular brands that were previously listed so that you know why they are delisted at the moment.

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Best non-toxic diapers 2021

Please note: all brands included are listed in alphabetical order within the following categories:

  • Disposable bamboo diapers
  • Diapers made with materials other than bamboo

Why the separation? There are a few noteworthy points about disposable bamboo diapers in general that you should be aware of if this concept is new to you, so I wanted some separation between the two to save you from endless scrolling. Because who loves to do that?!

Terms used in this article:

Top sheet –
the inside lining of the diaper
Back sheet – the diaper’s outer layer
TCF – totally chlorine-free
ECF – elemental chlorine-free
Traditional/standard SAP – petroleum-based superabsorbers
Bio-based SAP – superabsorbers made from renewable sources

If you’re not familiar with these terms, you’ll find this article helpful.

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Disposable bamboo diapers

The following diapers in this particular section are made with mostly bio-based ingredients, with the top and back sheet sourced exclusively from bamboo. This material is known as regenerated bamboo fiber.

Though the source of regenerated bamboo fiber is natural, the end material is considered semi-natural because the conversion of hard bamboo stalks into fiber requires a significant amount of processing. This is typically achieved with the use of chemical solvents, but bamboo can be processed mechanically by crushing and cooking as well.

While not all bamboo fibers are produced exactly the same and some processes are more natural than others, bamboo is one of the most sustainable options out there at this time. Realistically, the only more sustainable option than using disposable bamboo diapers would be to use cloth diapers. (If you’re willing to entertain this idea, here is my very honest look at the pros and cons of using cloth diapers.)

There are several benefits to using disposable bamboo diapers, and a few negatives.

Benefits of using disposable bamboo diapers:

  • Bamboo fiber is breathable and odor resistant. It’s also considered antibacterial and antimicrobial.
  • Disposable diapers made from bamboo fibers are incredibly soft.
  • Disposable bamboo diapers are thin yet highly absorbent. (Did you know that bamboo is about 60% more absorbent than cotton?)
  • Bamboo fiber is biodegradable.
  • Disposable bamboo diapers have thermo-regulating properties that help keep baby’s skin cool in the summer and warm in the wintertime.
  • Bamboo grows fast (some species of bamboo can grow 1.5 inches per hour – say what?!) and requires minimal resources and no pesticides to grow which makes for a very sustainable crop. (Although, in some instances, bamboo can be grown unsustainably, and pesticides can be used to achieve higher yield.)

Downsides of disposable bamboo diapers:

  • Disposable bamboo diapers may leave fibers (lint) on your baby’s skin. This may be concerning at first but is completely harmless.
  • Disposable bamboo diapers are in the premium diaper category and are priced as such.
  • The outside of the diaper can feel damp when wet.
  • At this time, all disposable bamboo diapers listed in this post are made in China. (China is the biggest bamboo producer.)
  • Disposable bamboo diapers don’t seem to follow traditional diaper sizing. They tend to run large, so finding the right size/fit might be a little more work at first. Due to larger size, they may not be suitable for newborns.
  • Most disposable bamboo diapers have an aloe added in the top sheet (the inside of the diaper). Aloe vera has an anti-inflammatory effect and is used as a protective agent for baby’s skin, but it is an add-on and therefore warrants a mention.

— ANDY PANDY

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, S, M, L, XL (7 – 26+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, phthalates, latex, PVC, TBT, corn, wheat, starch

Made in: China

Andy Pandy diapers are made with 100% bamboo fibers in both the top and back sheet (the inner and outer layers of the diaper). A light mist of pure aloe essence is added onto the inner layer of Andy Pandy diapers to soothe and nourish the skin. The leak-proof film in the back sheet consists of polyethylene, and the absorbent core is wrapped in polypropylene and contains TCF fluff pulp and traditional sodium polyacrylate (SAP).

Made from bamboo fibers, Andy Pandy diapers are naturally soft, hypoallergenic and antibacterial, and feature moisture- and thermal-regulating capabilities. The diapers have an elastic waistband, and a classic all-around white look.

One downside that parents point out is that Andy Pandy diapers do not have sizes printed on the diapers, so when you are in between sizes or have more kids in diapers it may be harder to tell which diaper is which size.

Andy Pandy diapers are currently about 87% biodegradable.

Coupled with overwhelmingly positive reviews, Andy Pandy consistently earns a spot on this list for making some of the best non-toxic diapers on the market today.

ANDY PANDY diapers reviews:

+ Simple design
+ Soft
+ Absorbent
+ Hold up well overnight
+ Great for sensitive skin

– Run large
– Size not printed on diapers


— DYPER

As of right now, DYPER diapers continue to be made with ECF fluff pulp which was a change made very early in 2021. This is another well-rated disposable bamboo diaper that readers often ask about, currently off the list because it’s not TCF.

DYPER diapers do not contain aloe in the top liner and have a bio-based leak-proof barrier. If you don’t mind the fact that the diapers are ECF only, you can subscribe to DYPER here or buy a single pack to try on Amazon. With the subscription they are slightly cheaper than other bamboo diapers on this list.


— ECO BOOM

It seems as though Eco Boom diapers have recently undergone some changes and are – once more – made exclusively from bamboo fibers in both the top and back sheet after some previous inconsistencies (at least as long as you get the NEW version), however, the absorbent core is now made with ECF fluff pulp.


— ECO PEA CO.


Buy from Eco Pea Co.

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, 1-4 (0 – 44 lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, PVC, TBT, VOCs, lead, phthalates, latex

Made in: China

Eco Pea diapers are another excellent choice for those looking for disposable diapers made from natural materials. They are available exclusively through Eco Pea Co. website.

Eco Pea diapers are made with 100% bamboo in both the top and back sheet and contain a small amount of soothing aloe in the top sheet. The bamboo sheets are bleached with steam. The absorbent core is made up of TCF fluff pulp and traditional SAP and is wrapped in polypropylene, and the leak-proof barrier consists of polyethylene.

With nothing but bamboo on baby’s skin, Eco Pea diapers are luxuriously soft and highly absorbent, breathable, hypoallergenic, antibacterial, and feature thermo-regulating properties inherent to bamboo fibers that help keep baby’s skin cool in the summer and warm in the wintertime.

Eco Pea diapers have an elastic waistband and a simple white design, with only the brand logo printed on the front together with the diaper size (water-based EPA-approved ink is used). If you have more kids in diapers or are in between sizes, the size label printed on the diapers can be helpful.

Eco Pea diapers are made with approximately 85% biodegradable materials. In addition, the packaging used is biodegradable as well.

Not only are Eco Pea diapers some of the safest diapers currently on the market, these diapers have consistently excellent reviews.

ECO PEA diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Absorbent
+ Simple white look
+ Great for sensitive skin
+ Durable
+ Size label on diapers

– Run large


— LITTLE TOES

Buy on Amazon | Little Toes

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, S, M, L (6.6 – 30 lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, latex, alcohol, PVC, TBT, phthalates, gluten, corn

Made in: China

Much like all diapers listed so far, both the top sheet and back sheet of Little Toes diapers is made with 100% bamboo fibers. This ensures that Little Toes diapers are silky soft, super absorbent, breathable, naturally hypoallergenic, and excellent at wicking moisture away from the skin. The absorbent core is made with TCF fluff pulp and traditional SAP and wrapped in polypropylene, and the leak-proof barrier consists of polyethylene.

Little Toes diapers have an elastic waistband and a colored strip in the front that distinguishes different diaper sizes.

The difference from the other bamboo diapers on this list? Little Toes diapers are PRINTED – with a colorful gender-neutral pattern (safe, water-based VOC-free ink is used; one-style print for all sizes). Not only are Little Toes diapers among the safest diapers out there, they are one of the most natural diapers on the market that aren’t plain white.

If you’re not a fan of plain diapers and want a natural diaper with a colorful print, this might be the diaper for you!

As always, Little Toes diapers reviews are impressive.

LITTLE TOES diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Absorbent
+ Great for sensitive skin

– Run large


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Best non-toxic diapers 2021: continued…

This section contains more options for the best non-toxic diapers – they’re just made with materials other than bamboo.

  • Some diapers in this section are made mostly or exclusively with petroleum-based materials, some incorporate plant-based components as well.
  • All fulfill the basic requirement of NO dyes, chlorine, fragrance, and lotion.

Pay attention to each individual description if you’re looking not just for the safest diapers for your baby but also for diapers that are – to an extent – environmentally friendly.

— ABBY & FINN

Buy on: Abby & Finn

Wetness indicator: No

Sizes: 1-7 (Up to 38+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, latex, heavy metals, phthalates, wheat

Made in: Mexico

Based on being devoid of dyes, chlorine, fragrance and lotion, Abby & Finn diapers qualify for this best non-toxic diapers list. But, this is a diaper made with petroleum-based materials all around (including the top sheet, back sheet, leak-proof barrier, core wrap, acquisition layer and SAP), so it may not be one of the safest baby diapers on this list for you if you have environmental goals in mind as well. The fluff pulp is TCF and sourced from sustainably managed forests (FSC certified).

Abby & Finn diapers are offered as both printed and white.

Abby & Finn diapers are available exclusively on the Abby & Finn website. This means that unbiased reviews are harder to come by, therefore the review analysis is based on a relatively small sample size.

ABBY & FINN diapers reviews:

+ Soft (softer than Honest diapers)
+ Absorbent

– Run small (narrow)


— BAMBO NATURE: DREAM COLLECTION

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Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: 1-6 (4 – 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, phthalates

Made in: Europe (Denmark)

Bambo Nature has recently added a Dream line of diapers made with TCF fluff pulp. Bambo Nature Classic diapers (green packaging) continue to be made with ECF fluff pulp.

Many parents assume that Bambo diapers are based on bamboo, and that is not the case. Both versions of Bambo diapers are derived from petroleum and always have been.

The top sheet and back sheet of Bambo Nature Dream diapers together with the leak-proof barrier and core wrap are made with polypropylene and polyethylene. In addition to TCF fluff pulp, the absorbent core contains traditional SAP. The fluff pulp is sustainably sourced and FSC-certified, and the diapers have been awarded a Nordic Swan Ecolabel certification which relates to reducing the environmental impact during production.

Bambo Nature Dream diapers have a flat non-stretchy back, but the side panels are flexible. The diapers are plain white with a small printed front panel that features the diaper size as well. Sizing is slightly off – per the manufacturer, if your baby is short and stout, you might want to size up.

BAMBO NATURE DREAM diapers reviews:

+ More eco-friendly than Classic

– Sizing (long and narrow fit)
– Not as soft as other diapers
– Too thin
– Absorbency issues
– Leaks


— COTERIE

Buy on Coterie

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, 1-6 (up to 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, VOCs, optical brighteners, heavy metals

Made in: Canada

Coterie is a petroleum-based diaper all around. The top sheet (the inner lining) is made from polypropylene, the back sheet consists of a polypropylene/polyester blend, and the leak-proof barrier is a polyethylene film. The absorbent core is wrapped in polyester and contains TCF fluff pulp and petroleum-based SAP.

Coterie diapers are plain white with a logo on the front panel and have flexible side panels. They are available exclusively through the Coterie website.

COTERIE diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Absorbent
+ No smell
+ Strong tabs

– Customer service via email only

— ECO BY NATY

Eco by Naty is a diaper brand that is constantly pushing the limits on making the most bio-based natural diaper possible while achieving functionality. Currently, Eco by Naty diapers are made with an IMPRESSIVE amount of plant-based materials overall, however, they have recently switched from having TCF fluff pulp in the absorbent core to a blend of TCF/ECF. If you are looking for some of the most natural disposable diapers on the market and don’t mind the presence of some ECF fluff pulp in the core, you can find the listing here.

Do keep in mind that Eco by Naty diapers are more fragile than most given how much of the diaper is made with plant-based ingredients. Plant-based diaper components are often less sturdy than their petroleum-based counterparts.


— HAPPY LITTLE CAMPER

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: No

Sizes: N/1 – 5 (0 – 27+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, petroleum lotion, phthalates, lead, latex

Made in: Europe

Happy Little Camper diapers are made with a blend of cotton and synthetic materials in both the top and back sheet, and the top sheet is infused with Aloe Vera and vitamin E plant extracts. The cotton used is non-GMO, although cotton has its own share of issues as it’s the most heavily sprayed crop and can contain residual pesticides and herbicides. The absorbent core is based on TCF fluff pulp (FSC-certified) and standard SAP and is wrapped in a synthetic layer.

Happy Little Camper diapers have a non-elastic back, but the diaper has stretchy sides. The inks used are free of heavy metals.

Happy Little Camper diapers reviews:

+ Absorbent
+ No leaks
+ Durable
+ Soft

– Slightly bigger than other brands


— HEALTHYNEST

Buy on: Healthynest

Wetness indicator: No

Sizes: 1-6 (6 – 27+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, latex, VOCs, phthalates, heavy metals

Made in: Europe (Czech Republic)

Currently, Healthynest is the only EWG VERIFIED diaper. However, that alone does not necessarily make the diaper “better” than other options out there. Healthynest simply chose to enter the market with this strategy.

EWG verification is a paid service (with an upfront charge and undisclosed yearly fees for the duration). Other diaper brands that are more established may not feel the need to apply for the EWG seal at the moment or may not be up for sharing all of their manufacturing details and trade secrets with a third party.

Personally, I don’t put too much focus on EWG ratings alone and over the years have grown wary of the legitimacy of many of their claims and standpoints. But… ingredient transparency is a step in the the right direction, and maybe something good will come out of this.

Regarding the material composition, Healthynest diapers are made with synthetic as well as bio-based components. The top sheet contains a blend of polypropylene and plant-based polyethylene. The back sheet is made with a polyester/polyethylene blend (petroleum-derived) and a small amount of cotton (15%, GMO status not disclosed), and a plant-based polyethylene leak-proof film. Absorbency is achieved through TCF fluff pulp (FSC certified) mixed with traditional SAP, with the core wrapped in polypropylene and the acquisition layer made of polyester.

Healthynest diapers are OEKO-TEX 100 and Nordic Swan Ecolabel certified. (The first certification screens for hundreds of harmful chemicals, the second relates to manufacturing standards.)

Healthynest diapers have a plain white look with the company logo in the back, a non-elastic back, and a stretchy closing system.

Healthynest diapers are available exclusively through the brand’s website. Coupled with the fact that this is a fairly new diaper, I have not yet gathered enough reviews to analyze their performance. (Any feedback is much appreciated! You can leave a public comment below this post or send me a private message through the contact form of via Facebook. TY!)

HEALTHYNEST diapers reviews:

Coming soon!


— HELLO BELLO

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: Some prints in sizes N-2

Sizes: N, 1-6 (up to 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, phthalates, latex, TBT

Made in: Canada

Hello Bello is a baby line available through Hello Bello website and at Walmart, with select sizes/prints available on Amazon as well.

Hello Bello diapers are largely made with petroleum-based materials with one exception – the absorbent core liner is made with plant-based PLA (bioplastic). The rest of the diaper is made with polypropylene, polyethylene, and polyester. The absorbent core of Hello Bello diapers consists of sustainably harvested TCF fluff pulp (no certification) and traditional sodium polyacrylate (SAP).

Hello Bello diapers have a flat, non-stretchy back. Similar to Honest Co. diapers, Hello Bello is big on prints – there are always several seasonal prints to choose from.

Some versions of Hello Bello diapers in sizes Newborn – 2 have a wetness indicator. In general, every diaper in these sizes that has a white background is made with a wetness indicator.

Hello Bello diapers are not green by any means, but they’re still some of the safest diapers to consider if you’re looking for the next best non-toxic diaper for your baby at an affordable price in terms of being devoid of dyes, chlorine, fragrance, and lotions.

HELLO BELLO diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Cute prints
+ Affordable

– Inconsistent sizing between prints
– Too thin
– Leaks common


— HONEST

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, 1-6 (up to 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, latex

Made in: Mexico

Early this year the Honest Co. diapers have been revamped – the new version is called “Clean Conscious Diapers.” The materials haven’t changed in a significant way compared with the previous version, but there are several changes in the diaper’s design that are worth a mention.

The new improvements in the Honest Clean Conscious Diaper include a wetness indicator across all sizes, a blowout pocket for sizes 1-2, and stretchy side panels in sizes 3-6.

As for the materials, the back sheet (outer layer) of Honest diapers is made with PLA (plant-based plastic), and the top sheet is made from standard polyethylene and polypropylene. In addition to TCF fluff pulp, the absorbent core contains a blend of bio-based and petroleum-derived SAP and naturally derived odor inhibitors (from citrus and chlorophyll).

Honest diapers are known for a wide selection of prints and have a non-stretchy back.

Honest makes overnight diapers which are manufactured in the same fashion. The only difference is that the nighttime diaper contains more SAP for increased absorbency.

Honest diapers are one of the safest baby diapers widely available at many retailers based on the materials used, they’re just not as green as some people think.

As for the reviews – when Honest Co. first came out with the new redesigned diaper, the feedback was rather disappointing. Unfortunately, not much seems to have changed about that now, 4 months later.

HONEST Clean Conscious Diapers reviews:

+ Cute

– Thin
– Leaks
– Some boxes have a chemical odor


— MILLIE MOON

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: 1-6 (6 – 35+ lbs)

Cost: $

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, latex

Made in: China

Millie Moon seems to have replaced Target’s Cloud Island brand of diapers and baby wipes. There are many similarities between the two although Millie Moon diapers are made in China whereas Cloud Island diapers were made in the USA.

The top and back sheet as well as the leak-proof barrier and core wrap of Millie Moon diapers are petroleum-based, and the absorbent core consists of TCF fluff pulp and traditional SAP.

Millie Moon diapers are higher in the waist than most other disposable diapers. While Cloud Island diapers were elastic in the waist, Millie Moon diapers have a non-elastic back. The diapers are printed with subtle nature-inspired and baby-themed prints and are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified.

Millie Moon diapers qualify as some of the safest diapers on the US market based on the materials used, but their performance reviews are puzzling. It seems as though you will either love or hate this diaper immediately and there is no in-between.

The biggest issue seems to do with sizing – Millie Moon diapers are long and wide and too bulky for some babies. Yet, sizing down to create less bulk produces too small of a fit across the waist. Many reviewers also point to the diaper having little to no stretch in the waist.

MILLIE MOON diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Absorbent

– Odd fit
– Bulky
– Tabs too short/not stretchy


— PAMPERS PURE

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: Yes

Sizes: N, 1-6 (up to 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, latex

Made in: USA & Mexico

The top sheet (the inner lining) of Pampers Pure diapers is made with a blend of petroleum-based polypropylene and plant-based fibers. The back sheet of Pampers Pure diapers (the outside liner) is made with a blend of petroleum-based polypropylene, polyethylene, polyester, and cotton. (The cotton is said to have been responsibly sourced (no certification), but if you care for a GMO-status, Pampers doesn’t specify that.) As for the leak-proof barrier of Pampers Pure diapers, that is also a petroleum product and so is the acquisition layer and core wrap.

Please note that the top sheet of Pampers Pure diapers is enriched with shea butter. While this may be a one-ingredient add-on, it is possible that other ingredients are present in the shea butter treatment.

The absorbent core of Pampers Pure diapers consists of TCF fluff pulp, traditional SAP, and a petroleum-based odor absorber (whatever that means; Pampers declined to comment).

Pampers Pure diapers are printed with soft pastel patterns and have a flat, non-stretchy back. In comparison with Pampers Swaddlers these are longer and a tad wider.

PAMPERS PURE diapers reviews:

+ Soft
+ Cute

– Odor when wet
– Rashes/irritation
– Leaks are relatively common
– Chemical smell


— SEVENTH GENERATION

Buy on Amazon

Wetness indicator: No

Sizes: N-6 (up to 35+ lbs)

Cost: $-$$-$$$

Free of: dyes, chlorine, fragrance, lotion, artificial brighteners

Made in: USA

Seventh Generation Sensitive Protection diapers are made with petroleum-based polypropylene and polyethylene all around (polypropylene in the top and back sheet, polyethylene in the leak-proof barrier). The absorbent core of Seventh Generation diapers contains sustainably sourced TCF wood pulp (FSC-certified) and traditional SAP, and the core wrap and acquisition layer are petroleum-based as well.

Seventh Generation overnight diapers are made with the same standards.

The diapers have a raised stretchy waistband.

Based on the review analysis, Seventh Generation diapers are perhaps better suited for newborns than older babies.

SEVENTH GENERATION diapers reviews:

+ Small enough for newborns

– Too thin
– Tabs not functional
– Run small
– Reports of leaks
– Rough
– Saggy when wet


This concludes the list of the Best Non-Toxic Diapers 2021.

Here’s a quick recap:

Best natural diapers 2021

CostPlant-based*RatingShop
Abby & Finn$$X★★☆Buy
Andy Pandy$$$☘ ☘ ☘★★★Buy
Bambo Nature Dream$$X★☆☆Buy
Coterie$$$X★★★Buy
Eco Pea Co.$$$☘ ☘ ☘★★★Buy
Happy Little Camper$$$☘ ☘★★★Buy
Healthynest$$$☘ ☘TBABuy
Hello Bello$★★☆Buy
Honest$$★☆☆Buy
Little Toes$$$☘ ☘ ☘★★★Buy
Millie Moon$X★☆☆Buy
Pampers Pure$$★☆☆Buy
Seventh Generation$$X★☆☆Buy
*In addition to the fluff pulp
Rating: best = ★★★

Diapers that didn’t qualify

The following diapers unfortunately didn’t place on the list of the safest diapers. Mainly because they are ECF only (more on that here), but some had more points docked for additional reasons. Simply put, they may not be the best non-toxic diapers at this time, but there is always room for improvement and their placement can change in the future.

  • Bambo Nature Classic
  • Cuties
  • Earth + Eden
  • Huggies
  • Luvs
  • Mama Bear Best Fit
  • Mama Bear Gentle Touch
  • Nest
  • Offspring
  • Pampers (excluding Pampers Pure)
  • Rascal + Friends
  • Up & Up

I don’t yet have enough information on:

  • Believe
  • Ecoriginals

Finding the best diaper:

Keep in mind that in the sea of diapers, there is no single best disposable diaper out there that works for ALL babies. What works for one baby may not work for the next, which makes diapers impossible to effectively compare. As parents we sometimes have to go through the hell of trial and error before finding the BEST kind of diaper for our babies… (Yay parenthood!)

I should also mention that I only included reports of diaper leaks, rashes, and blowouts (and other performance issues) if they were prevalent among the reviews. When there is a pattern, I want you to be aware. This of course doesn’t mean that every single parent will experience that issue.

Want more tips on how to curb toxicity in your baby’s life? After all, the health of your baby is super important, right? Here are more resources for non-toxic baby care that you may find useful:

Final words:

A lot of research and a ton of hours regularly go into this article (believe it or not). Product information is sourced directly from individual manufacturers (except for where I clearly state my opinion). Review evaluation is based on the information I’ve collected from multiple relevant sources (I try to use as many as possible in my research). I’m only a human though, a very tired human with 2 very lively children. 😉 If you spot any errors, please do let me know!

Any and all opinions are my own. Not a single brand is paying me for investigating the topic of the best natural diapers and putting them first.

This post gets updated periodically. To be notified of future modifications, I suggest you like/follow Wholesome Children on Facebook. (PS: I should really up my social media game; no worries about spamming your wall with endless articles…) Or, check back on WholesomeChildren.com from time to time. You can also bookmark this page. Whatever works for you.

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152 Comments

  • Jessica

    I’m a first time mom that is a little insane about reading research and then getting stressed.

    If cost was no problem, which diaper company would you recommend?

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Jessica – thanks for stopping by! As a new mom, remember that you ARE already doing the very best just by simply trying to do the best! 🙂 Hmmm… best diaper brand if cost was no issue… If you scroll almost all the way to the end of the article to the “recap” section, you will see a comparison. Currently, the best diapers with the very best general performance reviews on this list are: Andy Pandy, Coterie, Eco Pea Co., Happy Little Camper, Little Toes. I’m still collecting reviews for Healthynest but so far they look very good, too.

      Does material composition play a role in your decision? Renewability of the materials? If so, Andy Pandy, Eco Pea Co., and Little Toes are made with the most bio-based materials (all are made with bamboo fibers in both the top and back sheet). The rest have some plant-based fiber in the top/back sheet (Happy Little Camper, Healthynest) or none (Coterie).

      Do you prefer a diaper with a classic plain white look and no pigment used, or some color? Andy Pandy, Coterie, Eco Pea Co., and Healthynest diapers are not printed, Happy Little Camper and Little Toes diapers are.

      Do you need a wetness indicator? Andy Pandy, Coterie, Eco Pea Co., and Little toes have a wetness indicator, Happy Little Camper and Healthynest do not.

      It’s not a coincidence that all of these diaper brands (Andy Pandy, Coterie, Eco Pea Co., Happy Little Camper, Healthynest, Little Toes) are in the premium diaper category. Just like with any other product on the market, generally you do get what you pay for in the premium-priced diapers category. I know for a fact that Eco Pea Co. is a very popular diaper among my readers, and generally the rest of the bamboo-based diapers as well, and Healthynest is becoming very popular, too.

      Keep in mind that many brands are often out of stock at least in select sizes these days, but that can also be a great opportunity to try more brands. 🙂 Also keep in mind that bamboo diapers generally run large if you decide to give them a try, but I disclose any known sizing issues directly in each individual description or pros/cons section (or both) to avoid any disappointments.

      Hope this helps! If you are still unsure but can narrow down your preferences, let me know and I will do my best to give you a more detailed list of the brands I think you might like. 🙂

  • Caecilia

    Hello,

    Thank you for all the research and info you’ve shared on disposable diapers! I am just curious as to why Nest diapers didn’t make your list.

    It’s hard to find some of the diapers you’ve recommended in Canada and many of the ones that are available (ie Eco Peas) seem to be out of stock, which is why I am inquiring about Nest. They are readily available and have received good reviews, but I would like to know your take on them!

    Thanks so much!

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Caecilia, Nest diapers are not made with TCF fluff pulp (absorbent core). Nest had recently redesigned their diapers with many changes including the materials used, and the new version didn’t seem to be a huge hit compared with the previous one once it rolled out. The new Nest diaper is thinner and not as soft as it used to be, there are some reports of a strange odor, and the fit has changed as well, too, with the diapers being cut more narrow now and running small. Other than that, Nest diapers are made with materials derived from both sustainable and non-sustainable (natural/synthetic) materials. I understand it’s tough these days with many products not being restocked regularly – it literally sucks, especially when it comes to basic necessities like diapers. 🙁 If you don’t have many options available right now, I would give them a try. Who knows, maybe you will love them? I would consider sizing up, though.

      Compared with standard mainstream diapers like Huggies and Pampers, Nest diapers are made without lotions and artificial fragrance. As far as eco-friendliness in the same comparison, Nest diapers have a bio-based top sheet, and 10% of the superabsorbers in the absorbent core are derived from a sustainable source. Hope this helps!

  • Lauren

    As always thank you for
    Your detailed replies! I am always checking in on this page for updates and as most moms we tend to overthink some of the littlest things which can be both good and bad lol which Ed causes more anxiety and stress on us so I’m always wondering if I have her in the best of the best with what my budget allows so I know if things change any diaper on this page you have taken the time to throughly research and review is a good choice natural or petroleum. Huge thank you for doing this and keeping this page up to date along with taking care of your kids and living your life. You put a lot of us at ease.

    • wholesomechildren

      Thank you for the kind words, Lauren, they are much appreciated! 🙂 And yup, the stresses of being a mom… I can relate! LOL

  • Erin

    Hi,
    I am researching diapers due to the fact my daughter has some redness always in the diaper area and she has sensitive skin. I use Desitin as well as Butt paste but they don’t seem to be doing the trick. I use Dyper diapers for nighttime but also use Huggies Snug and Dry. I began to notice the sodium polyacrylate leaking onto her and I am not happy about it. I loved your review as it was very thorough. Digging in deep for the ones that are best for sensitive skin I came across the Babyganics brand and noticed it wasn’t on this review. Any insight?

    • wholesomechildren

      Oh poor baby and hugs, mama, that’s frustrating! Could your daughter be reacting to the diaper rash cream? I would highly recommend trying a simple zinc-oxide based diaper rash cream to see if that makes any difference (off the top of my head, Badger is a good one… there are more of course). Both of the brands you are using are fairly ingredient-heavy and neither is pure zinc oxide even in the zinc-oxide formulation (by pure, I mean not blended with petrolatum ingredients and other non-necessary or questionable ones) – I would be curious to see if that would help. As for Babyganics, they are TCF, have a petroleum-based top sheet and back sheet, and the word is they run small, aren’t the softest compared with many other brands, and rashes are somewhat common. I’m personally not a fan of the top sheet of Babyganics diapers being treated with the seed oils (NeoNourish) – who knows how pure the oils are and whether any preservatives (intentional or via contamination) are present in the oil blend formulation… I think an add-on such as this is not necessary, isn’t beneficial, can contain hidden ingredients, and may actually be too harsh for baby’s sensitive skin. Just my 2c.

  • Lauren

    Follow up question from me, I saw that Dyper is still on your list of recommended non toxic dypers but then theres a comment in your review that says “This is another well-rated disposable bamboo diaper that readers often ask about, currently off the list because it’s not TCF.” was Dyper meant to come off your list or are they still considered non toxic?

    Also, I am just wanting to double back and confirm that this list is comprised of all diapers you have vetted/researched and consider safe/ non toxic based on natural vs. petroleum etc and would use on your kiddos is that right? I saw one comment that hasnt been posted yet saying they were concerned on Hello Bello diapers which I have used in the past. I wanted to reply and say they are still a great option and non toxic based on your review but since its not posted yet thats why I am following up on my comment for this person that this list is what you consider the best of the best on the market varying upon natural/petroleum/non toxic? Also on the recap list are the star ratings based on consumer reviews?

    Love this page with all my heart

    TY!

    • wholesomechildren

      I concluded the best outcome to the recent DYPER redesign is to leave them on this list since they were on it with a full review prior to the ECF switch – some readers pop in and out from time to time and they might be puzzled as to why DYPER was taken off. This post is updated regularly, generally every few months, so it changes as the diapers change, and those changes are reflected next to each brand listed if it has been recently listed in this article. Other than that, bamboo diapers are generally highly rated and DYPER had (has?) its share of fans among the readers, so that’s where my wording “highly rated” comes from.

      Yes, I do believe the diaper brands listed (=**with a full review regarding components and customer feedback when available**) are some of the least toxic diapers on the market – the natural components vary among brands and so does pricing, so I include both petroleum-based and those made with more eco-friendly materials given that we all have different priorities and budgets, and let you know what the components used are made of so you know what you’re buying. If you haven’t yet, take a look at this article here where you’ll be able to read more about some of the most concerning chemicals used in disposable diapers, different diaper components, as well as the difference between ECF and TCF – you may find it helpful.

      Yes, performance reviews are based on customer ratings. I go to as many sources as I can in order to give a well-rounded performance review, which is why I’m slow to rate the performance of brands that are only available through the brand’s own website, especially if it’s one of the newer ones and it’s not even discussed on various mommy forums. If I haven’t yet seen enough reviews to analyze the performance by my standards, I let you know as well.

  • Jacqui

    After reading all of these reviews I feel so confused in making a choice and would love your feedback if possible… We are switching from Hello Bello Diapers for our kiddo and hoping for something safer for her body and hopefully the environment as well. The first option we tried was Dyper… but it appears they are actually not recommended based on your info/review? So I was going to go with Healthynest instead… and now after reading this I am also considering Eco Pea. Do you think that Eco Pea actually makes a better/safer product? Their pricing is quite comparable, and I love that they both offer regular diaper and diaper training pant options since our little one likes to have both. I SO appreciate any feedback as this is such a tricky process. Also… Are their any other diaper training pant brands you would most recommend? Thanks!

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Jacqui! Dyper is a good diaper (per reviews), but since they switched the fluff pulp in the absorbent core at the beginning of this year from TCF fluff pulp to ECF fluff pulp, I have removed them from the list to stay true to the principles of this guide. It is, however, the cheapest option if you were to try bamboo diapers (unless pricing has changed recently). I would recommend trying both Eco Pea and HealthyNest diapers – I’m hearing only amazing stuff about Eco Pea diapers even from my readers, while HealthyNest is a newer diaper with much less reviews going around, so I can’t be of much help there. Eco Pea is based on bamboo fibers (bleached via TCF method), HealthyNest is bio/petroleum-based. If you do try HealthyNest (or both), I would love to hear your feedback! I will be making a guide for the best non-toxic pull-ups SOON for those that prefer to use them, it’s my #1 item on the list as soon as I can tame my yard (I let it go, so it’s quite the process, haha) and my kids give me some time alone. Stay tuned!

    • Cara

      We’ve tried both! Pros and cons to each. We switched to Eco Pea after endless leaking with Coterie. We haven’t ever had a leak with Eco Pea and the sizing/fit is much better for our baby. The main drawback is they are thin. They aren’t great for long stretches / over night. The diaper will begin to feel wet from the outside. This isn’t usually a big deal because we change it frequently but we definitely notice it after a long car ride or stretch of sleep. This can exacerbate diaper rash.

      We’ve liked HealthyNest as well. They feel more durable, and we haven’t had any leaks. These have been better for going longer stretches. They are a little bulky, and I don’t love that the leg elastics contain polyurethane. But it’s possible that’s true for most diaper companies and HealthyNest is just more transparent. My main complaint is the lack on a wetness indicator. As a new mom, I find the indicator very useful. I don’t know why they decided not to include it since they do have the logo printed on the diaper as well as a bird. Maybe a wetness indicator is more complicated than I realize!

    • Lauren

      Hi Jacqui

      I am interested to hear what your concerns are with Hello Bello, we use those as a back up option incase we ever run out of diapers (currently using subscription based Healthy Nest) Per Marketa’s review, seems that Hello Bello is a relatively safe/non toxic option for babies. Did your kiddo have a reaction to the diapers or did something in their ingridients list or company as a whole bother you? Always wanting to learn more! Thanks for sharing.

      Lauren

  • Karina

    I’m so glad I ran across your page! I’m pregnant with my first baby and so grateful you did this review. What do you think of Attitude Eco diapers?

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Karina! Congrats on your pregnancy! At the moment I don’t have a full list of ingredients for Attitude Eco diapers. They are TCF and seem to be made with mostly petroleum-derived components. I haven’t seen very many reviews, so I’m not sure how they perform.

    • Jacqui

      Hi there,
      Yes, after months of using their products my daughter started getting bad rashes and once we switched her diapers and creams (aside from the zinc one) it has greatly improved. I am not sure if they changed something in the ingredients of the diaper or if it took exposure over time for her skin to become irritated. But that was our experience. We mostly use Andy Pandy diapers and training pants now and those have been great. Also going to give Eco Pea a shot since they finally have the sizes we need back in stock.

  • Caroline

    Hello,
    Bambo Nature is now doing TCF diapers. Would you now rate them better or do you see other issues with them?
    Thank you.

    • wholesomechildren

      The Dream line of Bambo Nature, I see! I took a quick look at their website and I don’t see any red flags. The diapers are petroleum-based, nothing has changed about that, but they are indeed TCF at the moment. That’s great! This seems to be a very recent change, and although the core materials seem to not have changed from the previous line besides the fluff pulp content, it’s hard to say just yet if there are any major flaws with the latest version, so I don’t have any advice in that regard.

  • Mikayla Inwards

    GoodMorning Marketa, I am wondering if you’ve done any research on totally chlorine free pull ups at all? My 1 year old daughter is absolutely refusing diapers & I thought they could possibly be easier… but having trouble finding them. I know honest has some but I read horrible reviews on roughness & running big etc.

    • wholesomechildren

      It’s on my to-do list, but to be honest I haven’t been able to even start just yet. Have you checked for pull-up offerings from any of the brands listed in this post? Hmmm, I’m so sorry your baby is having a hard time with diapers. Pull-ups are generally less absorbent than regular diapers, so I’m not sure if they would be an answer for a 1 year old unless you have started potty training already?

      ETA: In replying to another comment, I noticed that Bambo Nature now makes training pants that are TCF as part of their Dream line. (link to view) They are obviously NOT the only brand, just one suggestion. If you are still looking in about 2-4 weeks, I should have that list ready.

        • wholesomechildren

          Hi Rachel, thanks for stopping by! On this list I only give detailed review for TCF (totally chlorine free) disposable diapers, and Eco by Naty diapers currently don’t fit the criteria. The reason you see them on the list is due to previous placement when they were still TCF (not too long ago). Often my regular readers are confused when a brand is removed during an update, so this helps clear any confusion. Other than that, Eco by Naty diapers are currently as close to an all-around plant-based disposable diaper as possible (with minor exceptions) which is totally impressive, however, they are not as durable as most diapers on the market.

  • Jillian

    Cloud Island Diapers have been discontinued and replaced with Millie Moon. Just wanted to update you as I searched for them after reading your site! Thank you for the work you put into putting this list together, it’s so helpful!

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Jillian – you are right, I do need to update this post! Thank you for the reminder! In the meantime, Millie Moon diapers are petroleum-based but TCF and are free of chlorine, perfume, dyes, and lotion. They have a wetness indicator and a non-stretchy waist. Some say they have an odd fit, especially in the crotch which seems to be on the wide side compared with most other diapers, but others don’t seem to mind. I took a look at the very fresh reviews not even a month ago, at this point there will be more feedback to analyze.

    • wholesomechildren

      Cara, Coterie diapers are petroleum-based but TCF. Judging their performance is tricky though, given that they are only available through Coterie.

    • wholesomechildren

      Apologies for the delay, Mikayla, your comment was held by the spam filter. So many new diaper brands… craziness! 🙂 Millie diapers are petroleum-based, so standard in that way, but made with TCF fluff pulp (good). They fulfill the basic criteria of being free of chlorine, perfume, dyes, and lotion. They have a raised waist for better containment and a wetness indicator, but no stretch in the waist. Made in China. Many report the sizing to be odd and too large (though they are marketed as snug-fitting). As with any brand-new product, the majority of reviews at this point come from reviewers that have received free samples. Only time will tell the real functionality of Millie Moon diapers. If you give them a try, I would love to know what you think!

        • wholesomechildren

          As of right now I don’t have a wide enough base to analyze reviews, a common hurdle with new diapers only available through the brand’s own website.

  • Megan

    This is SO great!! Thank you SO SO SO SO SO MUCH for all your hard work and researching!! You’ve truly done the hard work and gone first and we, and our babies, are all better for it. Thank you for chopping through the proverbial bamboo forest so we can have a path through to all the good things!! 🙂

    After learning so much, I’m updating my registry with my pick from your list and will refer back if those don’t happen to work for our baby for whatever reason.

    Thanks again!

    • wholesomechildren

      Megan, you’re very welcome, I’m glad I was able to make your life easier! Thank you for such a lovely comment. 🙂

        • wholesomechildren

          Hi Emily! Healthynest diapers are petroleum-based with some plant-based components. The core is made with TCF fluff pulp. I have no reliable review base to analyze just yet. When you look at the EWG-rating of these diapers, know that it is a paid licensing service. I’m unable to give an estimate on how many brands would qualify for the EWG Verified seal should they choose to share complete ingredient disclosure. If you try the diapers, please let me know what you think!

    • wholesomechildren

      Hi Pam, Eco by Naty diapers are listed, and I explain why they have been temporarily removed during the last update. Other than that, they’ve been on this list for a long time.

      • Lauren

        Hi again,

        I wanted to share some feedback on the healthy nest diapers. We signed up shortly after my comment about dyper not being TCF and so far so good. They are super soft and very absorbent with really great customer service, they are quick to respond and super transparent, all speaking from my personal experience. They hold up great overnight and they also offer cloth diapers on their website as well. I understand EWG is a paid service and maybe I am over selling it but if a brand has paid to be EWG verified and worked to be transparent as possible both on their ingredients listed both on their website and through contact us messages then it gives me peace of mind knowing that they’ve been vetted by a group who cares or is doing something to bring awareness into what’s in our products used on us and our children in our daily lives while also trying to protect the environment. Again, I am not an EWG expert on their history or anything as I know they have some controversy but at least someone is doing something to bring awareness and curiosity about what’s in our “stuff”. I’ll report back if anything changes but I think they’re great diapers.

        • wholesomechildren

          Hi Lauren! Thank you for your feedback on HealthyNest diapers, it is much appreciated! And thank you for coming back to share your experience with other parents who may be wondering whether they should give HealthyNest diapers a try. My point regarding the EWG verification was that EWG-verified diapers are – at this point – not necessarily “cleaner” than other diapers on the market. I personally think it was a smart way for HealthyNest to enter the oversaturated market, but other brands may be at a different stage of growth and may not feel the same push to join. I can also see why someone would choose to not deliberately share proprietary information with the rest of the market because competition is very high at this point. We’ll see if any other brands decide to play, too. In the meantime it sounds like you’ve found your perfect diaper, and that’s awesome! 🙂

    • wholesomechildren

      Earth+Eden diapers are ECF which I no longer include at this time. You’ll find a mention at the bottom of the post underneath “Diapers that didn’t qualify.” 🙂

      • Kelly

        I did see thar section just wondering if there were any other reasons. I used them with my 1st before we switched to cloth and bought a box for my 2nd bc I just like to have some disposables on hand and noticed a complete
        change in quality so thats why I was curious. Thanks!!

        • wholesomechildren

          I see. Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, the quality and design features of disposable diapers tend to change all the time. Sometimes it’s a positive change, other times not so much.

      • Crystal

        Hi!
        This is such a helpful website thank you so much!
        What are your thoughts on the Nurture brand? I am looking to sign up for composting service and the options are Dyper, Nurture, Nest, and Bambo.

        Thank You,
        Crystal

        • wholesomechildren

          Thanks for stopping by, Crystal! Based on the ingredients listed and the brief description provided by the brand, the back sheet of Nurture diapers is plant-based (viscose – wood pulp), the top sheet isn’t specified but appears to be petroleum-based (non-compostable, not biodegradable either). It seems as though only some parts of the diaper are compostable, even in a commercial composting setting where higher heat is used to facilitate degradation. Among the credentials a TCF (totally chlorine-free) label is displayed on a separate page, but it’s not made clear what exactly that applies to. Neither the fluff pulp nor the back sheet are specifically stated to be TCF, but perhaps they just forgot to include that information.

  • Lauren

    Thank you for following up! It’s such a bummer and I definitely feel misled by them and let them know that. Thankfully our daughter was only in them just over 2 months so a relatively short amount of time but still, I’m sad about it and they didn’t follow up on my reply about the way they have it advertised on their website, they even refunded me for my last remaining sleeve and didn’t ask for me to send them back. She has to stay in these until our new ones arrive but I’m happy we caught this and are just continuing to try and always be better. I’m excited to try healthy nest and see how they do. Thank you for all the effort and time you put into your articles!

    • wholesomechildren

      You’re very welcome, Lauren. They are not getting back to me with a clarification either. Based on that approach I will think twice recommending them in the future even if they do switch to (or switch back to – whatever the case might be) TCF wood pulp.

      • Gabi

        Here is a copy of an email I received from DYPER. I currently have a subscription but saw these comments so I asked about their Ingredients and whether they were ecf vs tcf:

        Lisa from DYPER here! Thanks for reaching out.

        Our diapers are made with viscose fibers from responsibly sourced Bamboo and packed in clear bags made with oxo-degradable materials. Our diapers are 35% Elemental Chlorine-Free Wood Pulp.

        Here are the detailed ingredients of our diapers:

        Textile Content: Outside Cover, Inside Cover: 100% Viscose From Bamboo Fibers, Legcuffs: 100% PP, Inner Film: 100% Bioplastic, Elastics: 100% Elastane, Others.

        Components: 22% Sodium Polyacrylate, 35% Elemental Chlorine-Free Wood Pulp, 4% Paper, 9% Polypropylene, 18% Viscose, 6% Bioplastic, 2.3% Adhesive, 3.7% Elastane

        You can read more about our diapers’ ingredients and features on the page below:

        https://dyper.com/science

        • wholesomechildren

          Thank you Gabi. Maybe DYPER will reconsider using TCF fluff pulp in the future again. There is small risk of direct harm to the baby but much larger to the environment which affects overall health. By allowing persistent toxins such as dioxins to build up in the environment, we are harming our babies for decades to come, and their future babies as well. It’s a vicious circle.

          • Mikayla Inwards

            Thank you for the response! Omg, I love them! They’re similar to rascal & friends which we stopped using once we found out they weren’t TCF but I saw that Millie moon is so we gave them a try. They are a bit wide in the crotch area (as r&f is too) but they’re SO SOFT! & so good. No leaks or blowouts so far, which we tried honest again & had leaks after 2.5 hours but the night time honest ones work good. I prefer Millie to honest tho, more absorbent, softer & a little cheaper I believe. I’d say they’re as long as honest are but they are wider in crotch area. Sizing can be tricky because of that I’d say but still so far so good. I really like how the front has really soft thin sides instead of tabs so they cover the side very well & seem much comfier.

            • wholesomechildren

              Sounds like you have found a winner! Yay!!! 🙂 And thanks for the thorough feedback, it is much appreciated!

  • Lauren

    Thank you I look forward to any further details they provide you!

    With that being said I asked them to cancel my subscription and switched to healthy nest to give them a try, this brand would fall under diapers made with some natural elements correct? Since they are made from both plant/ petroleum based materials?

  • Lauren

    I guess I should ask, does this change your view point on Dyper with the ECF factor or do you still stand behind your review of their product (Asking for a mom (me) who is now anxious lol)

    • wholesomechildren

      If DYPER diapers went from being TCF to elemental-chlorine-free only, I would no longer be able to recommend them. I have received the exact same reply as you so I’ve asked further questions to clarify the situation. I will let you know as soon as I have a definite answer and will update the article accordingly if needed. I talk about TCF vs ECF diapers here (scroll down to #7 – Dioxins).

    • Gabi

      Hi! I just got the new Nest diapers and they are not bamboo. I wonder what is going on with all the redesigns that seemed to happen as of late.

      • wholesomechildren

        Hi Gabi! NEST diapers have been undergoing “improvements” lately. I see what you mean – that’s a big change! A complete reformulation, not just minor adjustments. No more bamboo. The top sheet is now made with plant-based plastic, the back sheet is a bio- and petroleum-blend. The core hasn’t changed much, though it now contains a small percentage of bio-based SAP in addition to the (more or less) standard petroleum-derived SAP. Based on my previous conversations with NEST I was under the assumption that the new redesigned diaper would contain TCF fluff pulp, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. Honestly, I think some changes across the board may have been forced upon manufacturers due to covid-related shortages of various supply materials in the past year, but I think this is a legit overhaul that was coming regardless. I would suspect absorbency or moisture retention issues that NEST wanted to address.

        • Cara

          Where did you see that they no longer use TFC? Will you be doing an assessment of their redesigned product soon? Thank you so much! Your site is super helpful.

          • wholesomechildren

            That information is posted right on their website. Wood fluff would be ECF, otherwise it would be stated specifically to be TCF wood fluff (fluff pulp). For the upcoming update of this post I will definitely take a closer look at all the recent diaper redesigns that have taken place, but at this time I’m not planning on putting ECF diapers on this list.

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