I just hosted a diaper shower this past weekend, and one of the topics that came up (of course!) was the effects of using disposable diapers on the environment. Most people are aware of this debate and most are also aware of how Seventh Generation seeks to provide a diaper that has less of an effect on the environment than the average disposable diaper while still offering a product that keeps your baby dry!
Now, the Seventh Generation diaper has a new look! "What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in. Free & Clear diapers do NOT include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions." They have a lighter weight core (which leads to less landfill waste while continuing to offer premium absorbency) and chlorine-free wood pulp. This makes certain that NO chlorine is released into the environment during the whitening process. Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of their diaper packages, so they contribute even less landfill waste than before. This also allows the pacages to be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic recycling collection boxes are available, which I love!
While trying these on my daughter, the first thing I noticed is that the velcro is "stickier" than the velcro on most diapers, which I really like because it's a lot harder for her to pull off her own diaper. Any Mom with kids who are constantly pulling off their diapers knows how valuable this is! The diaper itself is really durable, and it does have fantastic absorbency. It would be nice if they had some sort of characters or pictures on the diapers, but I imagine this would interfere with what makes them the unique diapers that they are, so I feel that this outweighs having a cute diaper. Overall, I am really impressed at the high quality of these diapers and knowing that they are better for the environment is icing on the cake!
Would you like to try out the new Seventh Generation diapers for yourself? You can print a $2 coupon good for any Seventh Generation diapers, training pants, OR wipes HERE.
AND...Seventh Generation has teamed up with MyBlogSpark to offer one lucky reader a FREE pack of their new diapers! Here's how you can enter to win:
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This giveaway will begin on July 21st and end on July 28th at 8 pm EST.
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