The Dirt on Disposables

  • What is in a Disposable?

    Disposable diaper companies often use fragrance, chlorine, dyes and other chemicals which can cause irritation (diaper rash, dermatitis, allergic reactions) to your baby’s skin.  The absorbent part of the disposable diaper is often made up of super absorbent polymers (SAP). These gel crystals can sometimes be found on your baby’s skin and cause painful skin burns.

    By law, diaper companies are not required to disclose their ingredients, which is why when you visit a diaper company brand’s website or look on the packaging, you won’t find any specific ingredients listed.

  • Why Cloth then?

    Whether you use our All in One diapers (made of bamboo, cotton terry, and microfiber blends) or our 100% organic indian cotton Pre-Folds; you will have the confidence in knowledge to know exactly what is on your babies skin, every hour of the day!

    baby in cloth

  • How We Wash

    When you use the weekly service at Green Diaper Babies, we take care of the laundering of your cloth diapers, and we also want you to know that we take our washing process very seriously.  Each load of diapers goes through a thorough wash and rinse cycle without overexposure to the linens, ensuring longevity for the diapers and safety for the skin.  

    We take time to test the diapers’ pH to make sure they don’t irritate your baby’s bottom and to make sure no soap residue or bacteria remains. We also sort through our diapers after washing them to remove any ripped, torn or stained diapers.

    It is important to us that you receive only the best quality diapers week after week.  We are happy to put a lot of thought and care into what touches your little one’s bum!

    At Green Diaper Babies we also know you are making a difference in reducing the waste of disposable diapers.  In the first three years our service helped families keep close to one million diapers out of landfill waste!!

  • More info

    For more information about disposable diapers ingredients, see the list of resources we found helpful. We want you to feel confident and educated in the choices you make for you baby so we encourage you to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

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