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Walmart White Cloud ReviewPrice: $0.17 List
Pros: Price, comfy
Cons: Possible leaks, not eco-friendly, below average for health
Bottom line: Budget-friendly with potential for leaks that isn't eco-friendly
Chlorine-Free: Not Listed
Walmart White Cloud diapers are a budget-friendly diaper that performed fairly well in our tests for absorption. They are comfortable and relatively durable compared to the competition, but they don't offer much in the way of eco-friendliness nor do they provide much for baby's health. This diaper only claims to be perfume free, and while it states it is hypo-allergenic, that word has no agreed upon or legal definition which means it doesn't really mean anything in this context. Even if you overlook the ecology and health component, this option didn't perform well in our tests and research for leakage indicating leaks could be a regular occurrence. This information makes the White Cloud a diaper we don't recommend.
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Our Analysis and Hands-on Test Results
White Cloud diapers are made by Walmart. Walmart is a discount retailer with stores across the United States selling everything from groceries to automotive supplies. Walmart makes a variety of products under different store brand names including White Cloud and Parent's Choice diapers and baby products.
The chart shows a comparison of the diapers we tested in this review by their overall scores. While White Cloud managed to break into the top half of 24 options, it didn't score high enough to win an award.
The sections below detail what we like and dislike about the White Cloud diaper compared to the competition during testing.
White Cloud diapers earned an above average score for absorption with a 6 of 10. This isn't a great score, but it is noteworthy for an inexpensive diaper with little moisture transfer to the test paper. Locking away liquids can keep baby drier and help reduce skin irritation and diaper rash from sitting in their own urine. Only 6 of the 24 diapers tested earned a higher score than this diaper, which is why it is a like in our book.
This diaper earned an 8 of 10 for comfort, proving to be a cozy diaper compared to the competition. White Cloud has a nice soft fabric back and liner and skin-friendly elastic and motion points.
We also like the price of this diaper. While not the cheapest option in the bunch it is one of the more budget-friendly choices for parents with limited means.
Most of the super inexpensive options we tested have much to dislike and the White Cloud product is no different. This diaper only scored a 4 of 10 for leakage indicating there is a good chance it will leak, especially if your baby has a large amount of urine or goes longer than normal between diaper changes. In our tests, this diaper had significant run-off before the mock urine was absorbed and online reviewers indicated a tendency to leak. Absorbing liquids and prevents leaks are the two main jobs of a diaper so being unable to perform either task well is a disappointment.
We also don't like that this diaper is not even trying to be eco-friendly or healthier for the baby. White Cloud earned a 1 of 10 for ecology and uses chlorine in the manufacturing process which is bad for the environment and produces dioxins which aren't great for baby. Walmart does not supply a disclosure list at all for the materials it uses or how the diapers are made so we assume they don't use renewable resources or offer biodegradability under the right condition. They also don't use plant-based plastics.
For baby's health, this diaper earned a 3 of 10 and does not offer any disclosure on what the diaper does and does not contain. It is perfume free, but it uses some kind of lotion and dye in the diaper and chlorine for processing of the pulp. In addition to the possible use of latex, these additives are known irritants for babies with sensitive skin.
White Cloud is an inexpensive diaper option with better than average absorption performance. It scored poorly for baby's health and concerns for the environment, but even if you overlook that its poor leakage performance makes it a no-go no matter what the price.
— Juliet Spurrier, MD & Wendy Schmitz
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