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Babyganics Review

Top performance in absorption and leaks with a comfy feel but they aren't as green as some of the competition
Babyganics
Credit: Abriah Wofford
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Price:   $0.36 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  Impressive absorption, great leak protection, comfy
Cons:  Average eco-friendliness, lower health scores, less durable
Manufacturer:   Babyganics
By Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz  ⋅  Sep 22, 2021
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  • Absorption - 40% 9
  • Leakage - 20% 8
  • Comfort - 15% 8
  • Health - 15% 3
  • Eco-friendly - 5% 4
  • Durability - 5% 3

The Skinny

Babyganics diapers is a green diaper that offers 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 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.

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Pros Impressive absorption, great leak protection, comfyGreat absorption, soft material, better health and eco-benefitsDurable, comfortable for baby, affordableGreat for health, durable, comfortableDurable, comfy, lower price, good leak protection
Cons Average eco-friendliness, lower health scores, less durableLess durable, below-average leak preventionAverage absorbency, less eco-friendlyAverage for leak protectionNot 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 competitionA soft and cozy diaper with some green practices and high absorbency but less than stellar leak protectionA durable diaper that has some health and comfort benefits without breaking the bankA healthy option that is comfortable and durable, but absorption and leak protection aren't the absolute bestDurable 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...
Absorption (40%)
9.0
9.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Leakage (20%)
8.0
5.0
7.0
5.0
7.0
Comfort (15%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
9.0
Health (15%)
3.0
6.0
7.0
9.0
3.0
Eco Friendly (5%)
4.0
6.0
4.0
6.0
1
Durability (5%)
3.0
4.0
9.0
9.0
9.0
Specs Babyganics Seventh Generation... Mama Bear Gentle Touch Bambo Nature Kirkland Signature...
Type of Diaper Green Green Traditional Green Traditional
Chlorine-Free Totally
Chlorine-free
Totally Chlorine-Free Elemental
Chlorine-free
Elemental
Chlorine-free
Not Listed
Perfume-Free Not Listed Yes Yes Yes Yes
Biodegradable No No No No No
Contains SAP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Miscellaneous Materials Details
Wetness Indicator Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Stretchable Side Wings Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stretchable Back Yes No Yes No Yes
Eco-awards Nordic Eco-label
FSC Certified
Asthma-Allergy Denmark

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.

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 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.

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 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 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, this diaper is one of the coziest we felt during our comparison side-by-side.

Health


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.

Ecological


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.

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

Durability


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.

Conclusion


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