Honestly, I didn’t want to like them more. I wasn’t going to be won over by their stylish design. They are pee and poop holders, I reminded myself! And I wasn’t 100% persuaded by the fact that they are biodegradable. Don’t get me wrong, the idea of poopy disposable diapers piling up in some landfill is über gross. However, it doesn’t matter much if they are in an airtight landfill and unable to decompose. Plus, there’s no research that I am aware of that directly links chlorine-free diapers with better health. Still…what if Honest Diapers really are just a better product?
After a month of using Honest Diapers, I am going to say that they are, indeed, superior to the non-biodegradable diapers we were previously using. For one, they seem to keep Avery’s skin dry. She is very Princess and the Pea about her diapers, so it’s nice to go out knowing that my child will pee once or twice and not immediately start pouting. This also means that she sleeps longer during her naps. Rejoice! I’m tempted to give them credit for my baby sleeping 12 hours last night; but, it could just be that we cut out her third nap of the day. What the heck, they also contribute to Avery sleeping through the night. Second, they don’t smell perfumy. I don’t know about you, but scented products that have anything to do with the panty region kind of gross me out. One should smell fresh, not like stale potpourri. This leads me to my third point: The wipes that come with the diaper kit are great. While researching Honest Diapers, I came across complaints that the wipes are too thin. I don’t know if Honest Diapers fixed this problem or if those people were just wrong. The wipes are almost cloth-like and do a first-rate job of cleaning Avery’s baby skin of all stinky smells.
Like other diaper services (Diapers.com and Amazon Mom), they are delivered to your door. Of course, it’s in a cute box. These people mean business when it comes to branding. “We’re not just a company, we’re a community, and we’d love to have you be a part of it.” I mean, who doesn’t love that? I haven’t tried any of their Honest Essentials products. For some reason, it’s a little difficult for me to switch over from a laundry detergent my mother used for her babies. However, I’m thinking about sampling their bath products.
I haven’t broken down the price difference, but the per diaper cost is one of the most expensive diaper options. If you are changing less diapers, it may mitigate the disparity in cost. Comparing Honest Diapers to cloth diapers is like comparing apples and oranges and I haven’t given other biodegradable brands a real chance. Why go anywhere else when you’ve got a good thing going? Even Seth agrees that they are better than what we were using before.
Finally, did I mention that they are stylish? But, you know, that had nothing to do with my change of heart.Only after posting this photo did I realize that Avery has baby food behind her knees. I may have let her try to feed herself.