8.22.2010

Review: Babee Greens Growing Greens Diaper


We've been cloth diapering nearly 100% of the time since Jacob was about 4-5 months old, with the exception being when Dad changed a diaper (he refused to use cloth) or when traveling. At night Jacob typically wears a bumGenius all-in-one diaper with an extra soaker. This set up was only partially working for us...a few times he soaked through everything, the diaper came off (either his doing of the velcro snagged something in the crib), and it was very bulky! I've been on the hunt for an alternative night-time diaper solution for a few months and came across Babee Greens diapers.

The mission of Babee Greens is to provide a safe, economical and green diaper alternative.  They are committed to setting a new standard that helps our global community reverse the negative effects diaper manufacturing has had on our environment, in order to create “a better world for babies.” Babee Greens is owned and operated exclusively by mothers, and all of the certified organic diapers and related diaper products they offer are manufactured in Asheville, N.C.

I was very interested in trying Babee Greens Growing Greens One Size Diaper made with hemp and organic cotton because I've heard hemp is VERY absorbent (the Growing Greens diaper also comes in an all organic cotton version). Hemp also possesses natural, antifungal, antibacterial properties, and requires no pesticides or herbicides to grow, so it’s safe for baby's skin and for the environment. Babee Greens generously provided us a Growing Greens diaper, a doubler (for extra absorbency), and a sample of Washing Greens detergent to test out.

It's getting harder and harder to get Jacob to model since he's always on the go (fortunately this diaper keeps up with him!), so here is a quick look at Growing Greens Diaper:


When we first tried the diaper, I didn't put a cover over it. I'm not sure what I was thinking, probably just a major brain fart. However, Jacob napped in the Growing Greens Diaper for almost three hours and when I picked him up out of his crib, the diaper was wet to the touch, yet there were no puddles in the crib. It soaked everything up like a sponge and kept his skin and crib dry, even without a cover! (I DO NOT recommend going cover-less, I only provided this example as testimony to the diaper's wonderfully absorbent qualities.)


The next night we used the Growing Greens Diaper again with a Bummis cover, and again it soaked up everything, and let his skin dry and irritation free. This is honestly THE MOST ABSORBENT CLOTH DIAPER I've ever used on Jacob! It is also the softest diaper we've used! The Growing Greens diaper would be great for a baby that is prone to rash or has very sensitive skin. Another feature I like about the diaper is the adjustability you get from using the snaps and/or liner with larger babies (10-35 pounds), or by using the snap-in liner alone with a cover for smaller babies (5-10 pounds). We were able to get a snug and secure fit, which I appreciate because Jacob's new hobby involves trying to undo his diapers. Would I recommend this cloth diaper? Definitely!

Buy It: Babee Greens Growing Greens diaper sells for $18.95, and you can order it directly from Babee Greens.

Disclosure: I received product from Babee Greens free of charge in order to facilitate my review. This post is based on my own personal opinions and experiences.

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