You've probably seen Seventh Generation diapers and wipes at Target or your nearest grocery store - or heard the "buzz" around the blogosphere and amongst your friends. Seventh Generation offers a new way to pamper baby's bottom. They offer diapers that are "non-toxic, non-irritating, and fragrance-free" and wipes that are "moistened with aloe vera, vitamin E, and water."
If you've ever used Seventh Generation diapers, you probably know they take a little getting used to because they're brown - yes, they are a very "dirty brown" color. Not the stark brilliant white we're used to. It's actually a little disconcerting at first, but I'd like to think that I wouldn't be so superficial that I would toss out something that is better for my baby based on looks alone.
The wipes don't smell quite as "fresh" as other commercial brands, but - again - that could be because the fresh smell is caused by chemicals. Eek!
From what I know of Seventh Generation, I really like their brand and their mission. They're committed to "using only non-toxic ingredients to protect our world and its littlest wonders."
I'd like to hear more research on this topic to help me make the right decision for my family, wouldn't you? Perhaps Seventh Generation will publish some studies or articles in the future to arm parents with even more information on the topic.
As for me, I'm actually still trying to decide what exactly to do about the diapers and environment dilemma. My daughter is 19-months-old and we're slowly starting to move in the direction of "potty awareness." Until then, I've considered transitioning to cloth diapers (my amazingly awesome friend Sandy uses bumGenius and I think I'd like to give those a try) or even little panties for daytime use.
I'm interested: What diapers do you use and why? Are you concerned about the chemicals in diapers or about how diapers impact the environment - and does your concern impact your buying decisions?
WIN IT! One winner will receive a pack of Seventh Generation diapers and a tub of Seventh Generation baby wipes. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Monday, April 28 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, April 29. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #24 Janet Lindsey. Congratulations!