I like these diapers. I like that they are a healthier alternative to the normal diapers that are on the market. They are absorbent and I really like the tabs they have to hold the diaper in place, they have a nice stretch to them that makes it easier to get a good fit. I had read a while back that people complained that the tabs ripped off and we have never had that issue at all so I'm assuming they have fixed that issue and we've only experienced their new tabs.
The deal breaker for these diapers though is the crotch just cannot stay in place. I've tried to size up and down and it isn't fixing the issue. I have a 21 pound 21 month old, and both the size 3 and 4 have the same issue so I know it's not an issue of the size. Essentially what happens is as she walks, regardless of if her diaper is wet or not, the material in the crotch bunches up and bulges so she ends up with this bulge of material between her legs. It looks as though she's gone #2 and she's running around with it in her pants, however there is no #2, it's just the material. And of course it's especially bad when the diaper is wet.
I really want to like these diapers but I won't be continuing with them. It just seems uncomfortable for an active toddler to have that between their legs when they are trying to run around and we haven't experienced that issue with Honest or Pampers Pure. I can't say that I don't recommend these because I do believe they are good diapers, but they just aren't right for us.
I was surprised by how well these worked because they definitely look like an enviromentally friendlier diaper right out of the box. They are not a bright, bleached white. They are also very thin. After using them I found they really plumped up while they still stayed dry inside of the diaper. So I set out to see how much I could get into these. I was able to pour two cups of water into the diaper and still rub a paper towel on the surface and have the towel remain dry. Love that these do not use chlorine, lotions or fragrances. The price is right too.2
If we look seven generations back, diapers have come a long way. Arguably, diapers are one of the most hygienically convenient baby products, and yet they are such bad pollutants not only for the waste they contain, but also their lack of eco-friendly byproducts. Thankfully, these Seventh Generation diapers offer an alternative. They come sans chlorine, fragrance, or lotions. The overall style matches most diapers in that they have the stretchy straps and fit well around the legs. As such, these diapers offer the rare, but important alternative to a more natural way of diapering and thinking up to the legacy of the seventh generation of future goodness for the world and its inhabitants.
Seventh Generation Baby Diapers for Sensitive Skin gives Pampers Pure a run for the quality prize, but beats it for the price prize. The diapers are made of 100% quality, natural materials. The legs are contoured nicely to fit around little legs without rubbing. The elastic is soft on the skin and there's no irritations. Moisture wicking liner keeps wetness away from skin. Closure tape is easy to open and reapply - still holding tight. Cute animal print patterns. Prime friendly and free returns, so you have nothing to lose in giving it a try. In doing price comparisons, Pampers Pure is on the average of .42 cents per diaper, vs. .31 cents per diaper with Seventh Generation. It's a significant savings. Still pricey, but if your little one gets diaper rash easily, this is worth the money.
I go between two brands of diapers, one of them being Seventh Generation. I was originally drawn to them because the materials are sustainably sourced, no bleaching, and no fragrances-- which is important when you have a kiddo with sensitive skin and a predisposition for eczema. These diapers have worked very well for my daughter, we've never had any leaking issues with them (as she grew closer to the beginning of the range for the next size up we would size up). They absorb well and we never had rash issues. Overall, I would highly recommend these.
To zoom in on the sensitive skin aspect, my daughter had terrible eczema. It took over a large percentage of her body-- thankfully she is growing out of it. However, when she was younger it was a huge issues. This is why natural diapers without all of the additives (the bleaching, fragrances, etc.) were necessary for us. These diapers never irritated her skin or caused rashes or discomfort of any type.
These diapers aren't the best for small newborns as it runs larger in the leg openings which can cause spills and leaks easily. If you have a chunkier newborn then these will work much better. The designs are cute with gender neutral colors. These are good backup emergency diapers to have laying around when you run out of your main brand. I wouldn't recommend these for your daily diaper needs.