Since most of the responses from my original post were from other Mamas worried about the products they were using on their babies, I decided to do this blog first. I am sure I will be adding onto and editing this as I learn, but we can all learn together! Lets face it, I was bound to be a crunchy mom some way or another, but there is no shame in my game!
DISCLAIMER: I am not an expert, I am a first time mom who is spending every free moment of my time researching and studying to provide my family with healthier and cleaner options. I share because I care. I am, in NO WAY judging any of you mamas out there that cannot make the switch. You all know what is best for your family and your household. I only share my findings and solutions as suggestions! I will never suggest products that my family doesn't or wouldn't use. All affiliate links are provided for your convenience.
I originally wanted to do all Baby Essentials in one post, but it is a lot of info. I don't want to overwhelm you, so today we are only covering Diapers!
First I'm going to list all of the Baby Essentials I had BEFORE I started this journey, then I will share a list of solutions that I have found and even some links where you can purchase! With each DIRTY product I will have 3 solutions: 1. Convenient Solution 2. Affordable Solution and 3. a DIY Solution.
DIAPERS - PAMPERS SWADDLERS / NO RATING*
*Diapers do not show up on the either of the apps because Diaper companies are not required to list the ingredients of their products...but have no fear, I have done my research!
We used Pampers Diapers and Wipes for the first month of Everly's life because the hospital used these products on her immediately after she was born. We trusted that if the hospital used them, they must be safe! We thought wrong.
CONVENIENT SOLUTION - HONEST CO. / NO RATING
Honest Co Diapers are our favorite, and are SO convenient. We get a bundle delivered to us once every 2 months that includes 6 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes. It's a little pricier but it's nice to have an automated package sent to our doorstep right when we need it. Also remember, you are paying for the quality of product and for the safety of your little babe's bum!
AFFORDABLE SOLUTION - EARTH'S BEST / NO RATING
Earth's Best has the best quality chemical-free diapers in the lower price bracket.
DIY SOLUTION - CLOTH DIAPERING / okay, DIY-ISH
We used cloth diapers for the first 7 months of Everly's life and we loved it! It is an investment on the front end, for sure, but totally worth it in my book! Plus, it's a HUGE money saver and is so much better for the environment! If my husband wasn't 'over it' we would still be using them, HA!
If you want to buy new, our favorite cloth diapers were BumGenius Freetime All-In-One Cloth Diapers
If you are okay with using pre-loved cloth diapers (we did!) I see people selling them all of the time on Facebook Marketplace, Buy Sell Trade Groups, and on Craigslist! This means less of an investment for you on the front end, but still all of the money saving benefits!
I will be covering all of the Baby Essentials slowly but surely, so stay tuned! If you have a specific product you would like me to research, just let me know in the comments and I will add it to a future blog or respond to your comment with the solution.
Thanks for being on this journey with me!