Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I Love Seventh Generation Diapers

My plan was to cloth diaper. That didn't happen this time around. Then I found these. With just a little shopping around, I found these to be very economical, convienient, more environmentally friendly, and safer for my baby girl.

Did you know that there are toxic, cancer causing ingredients in name brand diapers? Do you know the effects of chlorine bleach (which is used to bleach name brand diapers so white) on your skin. Not to mention that your baby's body heats up that chemical..

Dioxin, which in various forms has been shown to cause cancer, birth defects, liver damage, and skin diseases, sterility, and genetic damage, is a by-product of the paper-bleaching process used in manufacturing disposable diapers, and trace quantities may exist in the diapers themselves. Dioxin is listed by the EPA as the most toxic of cancer related chemicals. Disposable diapers contain Tributyl-tin (TBT) - a toxic pollutant known to cause hormonal problems in humans and animals... No studies have been done on the long-term effects of these chemicals being in contact with a baby's reproductive organs 24 hours a day for upwards of two years. Studies have also been done to show that the chemical emissions from disposable diapers can cause respiratory problems in children.

I have found that I can buy a case (4packages) of Seventh Generation diapers at for about $35.00 (that includes shipping) or Babies R Us now carries a nice selection of Seventh Generation products in their stores.


Rebecca said...

I have been switching back and forth between Seventh Gen and Huggies. Mainly because if I run out, I just end up with what's more readily available. Thanks for the diaper link! I'm going to order a case. I don't want those toxic chemicals anywhere near my babies sweet bum!

Staci said...

When I had my boys, I didn't even know these healthier diapers existed.. we are always learning, aren't we?

Everyone comments on Savannah's diapers because they are tan, not white. Everyone asks if they are organic. I wish they were, but no. Are they biodegradeable? They claim to break down much more quickly then typical disposables..


Anonymous said...

I had looked at these previously, but always had really good luck with Huggies, and not having any leaks. After the info. you posted, I bought 2 packs of 7th. Generation, and hope they work as well, but safety is more important - it's amazing the things they can get away with selling us!!! Thanks for the info.