Pros: Impressive absorption, great leak protection, comfy
Cons: Average eco-friendliness, lower health scores, less durable
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|Check Price at Amazon|
|Pros||Impressive absorption, great leak protection, comfy||Great absorption, soft material, better health and eco-benefits||Durable, comfortable for baby, affordable||Great for health, durable, comfortable||Durable, comfy, lower price, good leak protection|
|Cons||Average eco-friendliness, lower health scores, less durable||Less durable, below-average leak prevention||Average absorbency, less eco-friendly||Average for leak protection||Not eco-friendly, no considerations for health|
|Bottom Line||Top performance in absorption and leaks with a comfy feel but they aren't as green as some of the competition||A soft and cozy diaper with some green practices and high absorbency but less than stellar leak protection||A durable diaper that has some health and comfort benefits without breaking the bank||A healthy option that is comfortable and durable, but absorption and leak protection aren't the absolute best||Durable and cozy diaper with good performance for the price, but it lacks ecology and health considerations|
|Rating Categories||Babyganics||Seventh Generation...||Mama Bear Gentle Touch||Bambo Nature||Kirkland Signature...|
|Eco Friendly (5%)|
|Specs||Babyganics||Seventh Generation...||Mama Bear Gentle Touch||Bambo Nature||Kirkland Signature...|
|Type of Diaper||Green||Green||Traditional||Green||Traditional|
|Miscellaneous Materials Details|
|Stretchable Side Wings||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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 good products 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.
Babyganic diapers earned an exceptionally high score for absorption. We were impressed by how few diapers even came close 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 and potentially fewer leaks. 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.
This diaper also sports impressive results 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 (likely a result of fast absorption). Much of what helps prevent leaks is the diaper's fit 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. If you are struggling with leaks, you might consider if you have the right-sized diaper or are waiting too long between changes.
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, this diaper is one of the coziest we felt during our comparison side-by-side.
Babyganics diaper didn't score as well in health as it has in the past.
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 irritate 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.
Babyganics earned a surprisingly low score for eco-friendliness, a disappointment for a brand that strives to be Earth-friendly. While it scores better than most traditional diapers in this metric, it can't keep up with the higher scoring green option, of which there are several.
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.
This diaper is less reliable durability-wise than it used to be in previous versions of our review.
We didn't experience significant durability-related issues during testing, but there is a higher percentage of reports of faulty tabs with this brand when compared to the competition. Faulty tabs can lead to un-used or under-used diapers, increasing overall expenses during the diapering years. However, we will take faulty tabs over diapers that break open and cause wet clothing or SAP deposits on the skin and elsewhere.
Overall, Babyganics diapers have it where it counts with rock star level absorption and few to speak of leaks. These metrics alone give it high bragging rights and make it a shoo-in for most families looking for a high-performing diaper. It also happens to be one of the most comfortable in the group and relatively durable if you don't experience many tab troubles. Unfortunately, this green diaper isn't as green as some of the competition and did struggle to keep up with some of the competition for its efforts to Earth and Baby health. However, if you want a greener option with a reasonable price that works hard, it is hard to find a better overall diaper than Babyganics.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz