I was recently provided with two packs of Seventh Generation diapers and wipes to review. As the mother of four boys, I have gone through my fair share of diapers, leaks, blow outs – even a few diaper wedgies. I used disposables for the first three babies, and now I am cloth diapering Jonah (4 months).I was a little hesitant about putting disposables on Jonah after I just got our cloth diapering routine down to a science. I worried about leaks, blowout and other unmentionables – but I am the adventurous sort – I have to be with four boys!
We decided to go out of town last weekend, so I wanted to bring the Seventh Generation diapers and wipes with us – and leave all the cloth at home. Remember, I just said I felt adventurous! Leaving town with new diapers – wooo hooo let the fun begin!
Seventh Generation Wipes:
The wipes were put to the test just an hour into our road trip, when our two year old got car sick! YUP! That’s right – when we test products, we REALLY test them! I am excited to report that they held up really well. I LOVE knowing that the Seventh Generation wipes are not filled with chemicals. The wipes were nice and thick, and were wet enough to wipe up, clean and freshen up our poor little sick traveler. We ended up using the entire pack on our trip, to clean during diaper changes, but also to “wash hands and faces” – and they really performed very well. I liked that they were big enough to get the job done, but not so big that you felt you wasted product.
Seventh Generation Diapers:
We were provided two packs of stage 3 diapers (16-28 lbs). Jonah currently weighs 18lbs, and they hit him perfectly. I was a little worried when I first saw the diapers – they were thin – very thin! And where was the cute Elmo print that I was used to from other disposable diapers?! Those were my first two cautious observations, but my worries were quickly put to rest. First and foremost – Seventh Generation diapers are free of fragrances, INKS & petroleum-based lotions. Realizing that they wanted to protect my baby’s skin by not decorating their diapers with cartoon characters I quickly got used to the look of the unbleached brown diapers. I actually really liked the look – knowing that it was better for my baby’s skin.
The diapers held up really well. I am used to frequent diaper changes from using cloth diapers for the past several months, so I just continued with that routine. We never had any leaks or wedgies (don’t ask me how that has become a regular issue in our family). There was a near-miss with a blowout incident, but I managed to change the diaper immediately after, so there was no harm done. We had a great time on our little road trip without further car sickness and completely void of all diaper failures.
I love Seventh Generation products and will turn to them again next time we do a road trip. (I will stick with my colorful cloth diapers for everyday use – but I am relieved to know there is a “healthy” alternative available to us!)
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