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Babyganics Review

Top performance where it counts with a comfy feel and durable design
Babyganics
Credit: Abriah Wofford
Editors' Choice Award
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Price:   $0.35 List | $0.33 each (in 184-pack) at Amazon
Pros:  Absorption, comfy, durable, better health
Cons:  Average leakage and eco-friendliness
Manufacturer:   Babyganics
By Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Jul 28, 2017
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  • Absorption - 40% 9
  • Leakage - 20% 6
  • Comfort - 15% 8
  • Health - 15% 3
  • Eco-friendly - 5% 4
  • Durability - 5% 7

The Skinny

Babyganics diapers is a green diaper that strives to be good for baby and the environment. This diaper has impressive absorption abilities that will keep baby's skin drier and help prevent skin irritation and diaper rash. This product earned some of the higher scores for comfort and durability, which is a great combination not commonly found. The back and inner liner are both soft, but the elastic and cuffs are truly skin-friendly. This diaper earned an Editors Choice award for bringing together performance and better scores for health and ecology than much of the competition. While we wish it were tougher on leaks and even better for health and the environment, we still think it has it where it counts for most families.

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Pros Absorption, comfy, durable, better healthGreat absorption and leak prevention, better health and eco-friendlinessGreat for health, eco-friendly, comfyGreat health, good absorption, eco-friendlyDurable, comfy, price
Cons Average leakage and eco-friendlinessHard to find a good fit, not as comfy or durableAverage for leaks and durabilityPossible leaks, not so cozyHealth, not very eco-friendly
Bottom Line Top performance where it counts with a comfy feel and durable designHigh performing, healthier option that is Earth friendlyHealthy, eco-friendly choice that gets the job doneBudget-friendly green option with great health and eco scoresDurable and cozy diaper with good performance for the price
Rating Categories Babyganics Nature Babycare Bambo Nature Free & Clear Kirkland Signature...
Absorption (40%)
9.0
10.0
6.0
8.0
6.0
Leakage (20%)
6.0
8.0
6.0
5.0
6.0
Comfort (15%)
8.0
3.0
7.0
6.0
9.0
Health (15%)
3.0
6.0
9.0
5.0
3.0
Eco Friendly (5%)
4.0
8.0
6.0
6.0
1.0
Durability (5%)
7.0
1.0
6.0
7.0
7.0
Specs Babyganics Nature Babycare Bambo Nature Free & Clear Kirkland Signature...
Type of Diaper Green Green Green Green Traditional
Chlorine-Free Totally
Chlorine-free
Totally
Chlorine-free
Elemental
Chlorine-free
Totally
Chlorine-free
Not Listed
Perfume-Free Not Listed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biodegradable No 99.9% No No No
Contains SAP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous Materials Details Corn Based Plastics
Wetness Indicator Yes No Yes No Yes
Stretchable Side Wings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stretchable Back Yes No No Yes Yes
Eco-awards FSC Certified
Vincotte OK Biobased Certified
Swedish Asthma and Allergy Foundation Recommended
"Good Environmental Choice" Eco Label from Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
EcoCert
GOTS Certified
Nordic Eco-label
FSC Certified
Asthma-Allergy Denmark
FSC Certified
Rainforest Alliance Certified

Our Analysis and Test Results

Babyganics is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Kevin and Keith. The inspiration came when they were both starting families and wanted products that were good for their homes, families, and the Earth. They tried to find products that were good for babies and the environment. The same friends now have five kids between them and are still running the company together.

Performance Comparison


Babyganics earned a 9 of 10 for absorption with a limited amount of...
Babyganics earned a 9 of 10 for absorption with a limited amount of moisture transfer to the paper.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Absorption


Babyganic diapers earned an exceptionally high score for absorption. We were impressed by how few diapers could beat them in this metric.


This diaper had significantly less moisture on the test paper than most of the competition. Less moisture means a drier diaper surface and reduced odds of diaper rash from wetness. Absorbency is a big deal and one of the key functions of a diaper, so when a diaper performs this well, it comes with some bragging rights.

The run-off test for leakage indication showed no mock urine in the...
The run-off test for leakage indication showed no mock urine in the pan and very little moisture on the paper. This indicates less of a chance for leaks because the liquid is absorbed before it can make it out of the diaper.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Leakage


This diaper was average for leakage, the second most important functional component for a diaper.


In our tests for the run-off, this diaper performed exceptionally well with no mock urine reaching the pan. Theoretically, the diaper should absorb liquids fast enough to prevent excessive leaks. However, in real life, many online reviewers expressed a higher than average occurrence of leaks. Why the discrepancy? Well, duplicating the possibility of leaks in a lab situation is hard. Much of what helps prevent leaks is the fit of the diaper and how well parents monitor diaper changes. Leakage will vary from baby to baby and how often the diaper is changed or how well the diaper fits based on size.

Babyganics diaper is a very comfortable diaper with soft cloth and...
Babyganics diaper is a very comfortable diaper with soft cloth and skin friendly elastic and cuffs.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Comfort


Babyganics was one of the top scorers for comfort, with few options feeling more comfortable in comparison.


This diaper uses softer fabric on the inner liner and back. It isn't the cushiest in the group, but it is comfortable. The elastic and motions points are where this diaper shines with a very skin-friendly feeling where it counts. The worst part of this diaper is the closure tabs and cuffs, which are a little on the rough side. Overall, however, this diaper is one of the coziest we felt during our comparison of all the options we reviewed side-by-side.

Health


This diaper was well below average for health.


Babyganics offers a partial disclosure list of ingredients and what this diaper does not contain. We prefer more disclosure, but we will take what we can get. More information helps parents make informed decisions so they can influence manufacturers with how they spend their money.

This diaper is totally chlorine-free (TCF) and free of latex. Babyganics says it is free from fragrances, but there is a perfumy odor when you open the package. They use a Neo Nourish Seed Oil Blend for the inner liner, and while it is a specific blend of natural products, it could still be irritating to some babies. Hence, we prefer a lotion-free approach instead with a less is more attitude (they list free of petroleum-based lotion). Babyganics also doesn't comment on being dye-free, but there is a print on the diaper, so we assume it is not. This diaper doesn't have an allergy certification.

Ecological


Babyganics earned a surprisingly low score for eco-friendliness, which is a disappointment for a brand that strives to be Earth-friendly. Unfortunately, to score this low is relatively average for the group with just a few other green diapers getting closer to a 10.


Once again, Babyganics offers a partial list of materials and manufacturing for eco-friendliness. This diaper is TCF and uses some plant-based materials in the core to decrease the use of SAP. It is not biodegradable, nor does it use recycled or recyclable materials.

Babyganics is the most durable green diaper we tested.
Babyganics is the most durable green diaper we tested.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Durability


This diaper earned a high score for durability. It shared the top space with just a few other diapers.


We did not experience and durability related issues during testing and feel it is a good compromise between comfort and durability.

Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz