While watching the pile of used diapers in my garbage pail amass to alarming levels, I’ve often wished that I could find a brand of more natural diapers that would work for our family.
Truth to be told, I had tried the cloth diapering route—and failed miserably, and most of the organic diapers I found were either way too expensive for our budget, or just didn’t plain work as well as my tried-and-true Pampers standby. In fact, I even found that a few of the more popular “natural diapers” even caused by baby to break out in horrible diaper rashes.
Needless to say, I had pretty much given up hope on finding any type of diaper with natural ingredients that would actually work, so when I tried out Cuties diapers, I was pleasantly surprised to realize that finally, here was a diaper with sustainability-sourced materials hat lived up to its absorbent promise.
What are Cuties Diapers?
Cuties diapers are diapers with sustainability-sourced materials and natural components. They:
- Are free of latex
- Contain zero fragrance
- Are free of dyes
- A free from chlorine bleaching
- Have a hypoallergenic inner liner enriched with aloe, natural botanicals, and vitamin E
- Are made in the U.S.A.
- Are free of heavy metals or leads in the diaper ink
- Produced in zero-waste to landfill facility
- Not tested on animals
So what does all that boil down into? Well, it means that Cuties diapers are not like anything on the market and offer natural-minded mamas a disposable diaper with some sustainability-sourced ingredients and some natural components–all without the incredibly hefty price tag. And even more important? They actually do what they’re supposed to and hold in leaks.
Our Experience with Cuties Diapers
I tested the Complete Care Cuties Diapers in Size 5 for my one-year-old, who is extremely active and essentially spends her days finding ways to make my hair turn gray.
Case in point: this morning, while I was on a work call, she decided to “paint” the walls of my bathroom with the toilet paper—after dipping it in the toilet so it would stick more effectively, of course. #Momlife, am I right? Needless to say, a diaper that can keep up with her is a tall order, so I was actually incredibly impressed with these features of the Cuties diapers:
My very first impression of Cuties diapers was how incredibly thin they were. They were just about the same thinness as Pampers, which I really appreciate in a diaper. It has to be comfy for my toddler to tolerate it.
With a toddler who is determined to squeeze the most excitement (read: trouble) out of every possible minute of the day, I need a diaper that can withstand a lot of movement, crib escapes, toilet exploration (why tho?), and mad dashes to the dog’s water bowl, where she loves to play second best to the toilet.
I’ve gone through a lot of diaper brands and have had issues in the past with diapers not holding in dirty diapers, or it going up the back, or leaking down the sides. So I was incredibly impressed by the fact that these diapers stayed put—and in a very comfortable, stretchy way for my baby. They were able to move with her, but not move so far that they let leaks happen.
Cuties diapers definitely blew me away with how absorbent they were. I will say that while they seemed to swell a bit more than a traditional diaper like Pampers, they held up extremely well without leaking. I did notice that I had to change the diaper a little more frequently than I would have with the Pampers, just because it did swell up larger, but there were no other issues other than that it was a bit bulkier for my daughter.
Would I Recommend Cuties Diapers?
I would absolutely recommend Cuties diapers to any parent looking for a diaper with sustainability-sourced materials and some natural components. That being said, however, I would recommend that you might want to consider using the diapers only for daytime use—we did experience two leaks when our daughter wore them overnight.
Every baby is different, of course, but for us, our daughter just seemed to wet through them at overnight, so using them during the daytime made much more sense. For daytime use, though, I had a great experience using Cuties diapers. And for the price, they are definitely worth a try if you want to feel a little less guilty looking at your looming diaper pail. Ahem.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are cuties diapers organic?
Cuties diapers are not organic, but they do feature some sustainably-sourced materials and natural ingredients. They are free from chlorine bleaching or elemental chlorine free and do not have fragrances or dyes.
Where do Cuties diapers come from?
Cuties diapers are manufactured in Pennsylvania. Some of the ingredients in their pulp is imported, however.
What are the safest diapers for babies?
The safest diaper for your baby is one that you and your family feel the most comfortable with. Even among natural and organic diapers, you can’t necessarily predict what your baby’s skin will be sensitive to, so it may take some experimentation. There are many diapering options available from cloth diapering to organic diapers to traditional diapers, so choose what works best for your baby and lifestyle.
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