If you are in the middle of baby and toddler life, it could seem like all you think about is diapers. But with more than 10 diaper changes a day (give or take), it’s no wonder. Today’s post is all about diapers – my four favorites and most importantly, how you can help other families in Columbus who struggle with providing diapers.
Having two kids under two at one point meant we went through a lot of diapers early on, and sometimes it felt like all we were doing was buying diapers! It can be confusing to find the right one – both budget-wise and comfort-wise for your baby. I searched for diapers that were comfortable, mostly eco-friendly and free of dyes and perfumes was a big plus. But one thing that stuck out to me was that I was never a loyalist to one brand. When you have little babies, sometimes you just run to the closest store so you only have a choice of a few brands. If you’re able to find a few you like, you’ll never have to run out very far.
Pro: These are definitely are favorite. Eco-friendly and super absorbent, what makes these unique is the super soft feel of the diapers. They are free of harsh chemicals, allergens, carcinogenics or perfumes and good for babies with sensitive skin.
Con: I will recommend you check the sizes and pound limits on these as I found the sizes weren’t the same as other brands. And I’ve never seen these in stores, so you need to plan your purchases out carefully.
Pro: Hypoallergenic and free from rubber latex, these have less of the natural accolades of Bambo but are really affordable. I have found they aren’t best for nighttime, but overall work really well. Not to mention – their wipes are the best.
Con: I will recommend NOT using these as nighttime diapers, they didn’t hold up quite as well.
Pro: I’ve loved these diapers when the babies were little – the absorbency strip is super helpful in the newborn days when you are keeping track of a certain amount of dry/wet diapers. It’s easy to find coupons for these and they are easy to find in any of your local grocery or drug store (because some times you just need to find the closest place for diapers!)
Con: These are not free of fragrances or chemicals, so may be more likely to cause rashes than some others listed.
Pro: I love these because they are free of dyes and chemicals and are on the less expensive side when it comes to eco-friendly and hypoallergenic diapers. They were really plain for awhile but did add some design patterns, which makes them a lot cuter!
Con: Absorbency as they get older and more active is not as strong as some of the other brands listed, and the plain brown diapers are definitely not as cute.
Now for a cause that I was so excited to share with you all – No Child Wet Behind. While many of us agonize over what types of diapers to buy for our babies, there are plenty of families that struggle to provide this basic need for their babies. The staggering reality is that 1 in 3 Columbus families face a diaper shortage. That means their babies often sit in the same diaper all day long and face a higher risk of neglect and infant mortality. Because diapers are not covered by the food stamp program, many families are simply unable to pay for the cost of diapers. And I learned that when moms can’t supply diapers for their babies, it’s even more stressful than when they can’t find food.
Columbus Birth & Parenting is working to change this need by hosting No Child Wet Behind, a 5K that is aiming to raise awareness and funds to be able to provide more than 100,000 diapers for Columbus families. They are finalizing their shirt orders today, so if you are considering joining, be sure to register today and get $5 off your race registration by using BORMANDCO as your promo code.
If you’re unable to make the event, consider donating diapers to your local drop-off site (see below).
If you have any questions about how to support this amazing cause, feel free to shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and thanks so much for your support!