Babyganics diapers are green diapers that offer impressive absorption abilities that should keep the baby's skin drier and help prevent skin irritation and diaper rash. This diaper also helps prevent leaks with few leaks in our testing or research. This diaper is also comfortable with softer materials and skin-friendly elastic. While this diaper strives to be earth and baby health-friendly, it didn't measure up to the diaper competition. It certainly offers more than a traditional diaper, but not as much as some green competition. Overall, this readily available and reasonably priced diaper has the impact where it counts with absorption and leak prevention making it one of our favorites. However, if being as green as possible is your goal, you might consider other options.
The version of BabyGanics diapers we originally tested has been discontinued. We are now linking to the new BabyGanics diapers. We will test the new version in our 2023 update.
Editor's Note: This gear review underwent an update on April 20, 2022, with more information to help readers make an informed buying decision to meet their needs.
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Our Analysis and Test Results
Babyganics is the brainchild of two childhood friends, Kevin and Keith. The inspiration came when they started 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.
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 diapers didn't score as well in health as 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 to 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 options, of which there are several, or cloth diapers that we love.
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.
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.
Should You Buy the Babyganics?
Overall, Babyganics diapers have it where it counts with rock star level diaper 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.
What Other Disposable Diaper Should You Consider?
If you want the best absorption results and a good green diaper, Eco by Naty has the best test results for absorption and one of the best eco-friendliness results in the group. However, it is somewhat more expensive. If green is important to you, but you want something with a more reasonable price, Seventh Generation Sensitive Protection has a similar overall score to the Babyganics with more consideration for health and eco-friendliness.
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