Pros & Cons
Secure yet flexible fit
Subscriptions shipped right to your house
Competitive prices compared to other big-name diapers
Not 100% organic or natural
These diapers were sent for free for the purposes of this review. All opinions are the writer’s own.
There’s something you should know about me: I’m a mom who is unabashedly picky about diapers.
In fact, I’m so picky, that I have only ever used one brand of diapers my entire time as a mother.
I’ve been a Pampers devotee for all five of my babies, since I became a mom thirteen years ago. I had a friend bring me a box of Pampers when I was still in the hospital with my first baby and she imparted the wisdom to me that once I went with Pampers, I would never go back. And my friends, she was absolutely right.
Aside from a short and ill-lived stint into cloth diapering (I failed miserably) and an attempt to turn to budget diapers in an attempt to save some money (blowouts galore), I have only clothed my babies’ bottoms in one brand of diapers and never looked back.
So I mean it when I say that you should not take my words lightly for what I’m about to say: Hello Bello diapers are the real deal.
I recently had the opportunity to try out Hello Bello diapers for my 19-month-old and I was shocked to find out that I absolutely loved them. I loved them so much that I am honestly considering switching away from my beloved Pampers and saying “hello” to Hello Bello diapers full-time. Here’s more about my honest review of Hello Bello diapers.
Behind the Brand
First things first, I admit I was pumped to try out these diapers because I’m a huge fan of the brand’s co-founders and have a bit of a parent crush on them. (Is that a thing? Because I just made it a thing.) Hello Bello was co-founded by the popular celebrity couple Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard for the express purposes of being an affordable line of baby products that parents could trust. The pair live a very healthy lifestyle themselves, choosing organic, non-toxic products and Kristen is a pretty open vegan.
I mean, heck, Dax posted an au naturel photo of Kristen Bell in honor of Mother’s Day, so I think it’s safe to say that they are committed to a natural lifestyle. But the point is: knowing who is behind this brand makes a difference to me.
“Hello Bello diapers seem to be the magical unicorn of diapers that offer the perfect fit for my toddler. ”
The Fit is Just Right
Next up, let’s talk fit, because that’s a pretty big deal when it comes to diapers. The biggest problem I have had with other diapers–and why I’ve primarily stuck with Pampers–is the fit. I’ve found that many other brands of diapers just don’t have the right fit for my baby.
I prefer a slender profile that offers a secure fit but can still be flexible enough to let my baby and toddler move around doing what toddlers love to do (see: playing in the dog’s water bowl, sprinting for the toilet, coloring on walls). Many of the other types of diapers I’ve tried just don’t have the fit I’m looking for. They’re either too bulky or have too much room around the legs or not enough. Or, even worse, if they do have that slender-yet-flexible fit I’m looking for, they don’t hold up absorbency-wise.
Hello Bello diapers seem to be the magical unicorn of diapers that offer the perfect fit for my toddler. They have a very slender profile that reminds me a lot of the size of Pampers diapers and are a perfect mix of secure while still being flexible. And as far as absorbency goes, I’m glad you asked because…
Say it With Me: No More Blowouts
The absorbency of these diapers is top-notch. I didn’t have a single problem and I put them to the test when a stomach bug ran through my house (sorry, but it’s the truth.) If the diapers can last through the horrors I saw, I am pretty confident in saying they will work for you too.
My daughter also happens to very fortunately sleep through the night after a full 18 months of not doing so, so her diaper has to hold up all night long. Which it does, beautifully. My toddler didn’t have a single leak or blowout while using the Hello Bello diapers and I was deeply, deeply impressed.
I honestly just used the regular daytime diapers and kept them on my toddler overnight without any issues, but Hello Bello also offers specific nighttime and overnight diapers, which is a definite plus if you have any issues with nighttime leaking or have an older or larger baby who needs a little more coverage.
“My toddler didn’t have a single leak or blowout while using the Hello Bello diapers and I was deeply, deeply impressed."
I’ve often wished that I could find a natural diaper that would hold up as well as my beloved Pampers and while I’ve come close in my quest with other brands, like Cuties and Happy Little Camper, I haven’t found the elusive “one” that has made me consider switching over.
Until now. Hello Bello has been, by far, the best diaper with plant-based ingredients that I have found yet. And while Hello Bello diapers aren’t 100% natural (they use a mix of plant-based and traditional ingredients to create a quality, affordable diaper), they come pretty darn close. I will say that based on the reputation of Kristen Bell being all-natural, I honestly thought these diapers would be 100% natural as well. But as I’ve learned the hard way, it is extremely difficult to get a natural diaper that has the absorbency and slim fit I want in a diaper.
So until we get to that point, it’s about taking small steps towards bettering the ingredients our family uses and blending both traditional and natural, which is exactly what Hello Bello does.
For instance, the core of the diaper is made from sustainably-harvested organic fluff pulp as well as a corn-derived PLA fiber liner that both help wick away and lock in moisture, even overnight. And Hello Bello diapers are also made free of any:
- Chlorine processing
- Artificial fragrance
- TBT, DBT, or MBT
“Hello Bello has been, by far, the best diaper with plant-based ingredients that I have found yet.”
I did a little cost comparison for you and I will admit that the Hello Bello diapers can be more expensive than some conventional diapers, there are very competitive with many of the big diaper brands, including both conventional and natural. And surprise: they’re not even always more expensive than mainstream diapers.
For instance, when you compare the cost of Hello Bello with a similar version of Pampers, like the Pampers Pure Protection, the Hello Bello diapers are really not that much more expensive. So the cost really depends on what’s important to you, what options you choose as far as bundling to save money, and what your family values in a diaper.
Bundles Shipped Right to Your Door
One of the other really great things about the Hello Bello diapers is that they offer bundled packages that you can order so you’ll get all of the baby essentials you need shipped right to your door every month. In addition to diapers, Hello Bello bundles can include some of their other great baby products, including diaper rash cream, lotion, shampoo and body wash, detangler, organic baby powder, sunscreen, and even bubble bath.
Each bundle gives you:
- 7 packs of diapers
- 4 packs of wipes
- Up to 5 additional items, at 15% off each
- And random freebies!
You can cancel a bundle at any time or skip a shipment, so there’s no commitment. The bundles offer really good savings and convenience, so I definitely recommend them.
Of the other diaper brands with naturally-derived ingredients that I have tried, I have to say that Hello Bello is my favorite. It is the most comparable diaper that I have found to my beloved Pampers and that’s saying a lot.
The fit, absorbency, and all-around convenience to use were all seamless and the adorable patterns and colors were an added bonus. Plus, if there’s anything I can do to lessen the impact on our earth with disposable diapers (because let’s face it, after five kids, I’ve contributed more than my share of diapers to landfills), I’m all over it.
So the bottom line is, if you’re looking for a diaper with plant-based ingredients that is comparable to Pampers, then say hello to Hello Bello diapers.
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