What Makes a Diaper Organic and How to Choose One

What Makes a Diaper Organic

It might be overwhelming for new parents to hear a new term associated with baby care or products for babies every day. However, every recent article you read, every other parent you talk to, and every baby product website you visit will pass on a new piece of information to you. While it is good to keep updated and know everything one needs to know and understand to ensure their baby gets nothing but the best. Understanding these new terms and trends is essential to making a conscious call about what to retain and filter out. Have you been hearing the term organic products a lot lately? Organic shampoo, organic moisturiser, organic diapers, organic cotton apparel etc.? 

In this article, we will talk about organic diapers – what makes a diaper organic, how to choose one, and what is the best organic diaper for your baby. 

What Does Organic Mean

If we look at the chemical definition of organic matter, anything made of matter that was once living and capable of decomposing is known as organic matter. In simpler terms, organic is something non-synthetic, made of natural material, is biodegradable and does not cause harm to the earth. 

What Makes A Diaper Organic

Following the above definition, a diaper made of all-natural materials and has no plastic or other synthetic material used in it is an organic diaper. They are made of all plant-based materials such as cotton, hemp, or bamboo. Apart from plastic, they are also free of perfumes, chlorine, bleach, dyes, latex and other toxic and harmful substances. Many brands, such as SuperBottoms, go a step ahead and do not use plastic even in their packaging to achieve a more sustainable goal as a brand and for conscious parents who want a complete organic diaper and packaging solution for their diapering needs. 

Why Choose Organic Diapers

Every year, around 2000 crore disposable diapers are used globally, and they all end up in landfills. These disposable diapers contain chemical crystals that convert the pee into a gel, the plastic outer layer that makes the diaper leakproof and other materials like latex etc., that are harmful to the environment and the baby’s skin. Moreover, these diapers take more than four hundred years to decompose. So, technically, even the very first diaper that was made and used, and subsequently all the diapers that have ever since been used, are still on the earth contributing to global warming, carbon footprint and waiting to be decomposed.  

On the other hand, organic diapers are made of natural material, are reusable, biodegradable and are better for the environment. In addition, the cloth is better for your baby’s skin any day than plastic. Thus, choosing organic diapers over chemical and plastic-loaded disposable diapers is an excellent choice for your pocket, your baby’s skin and the environment

Tips To Choose The Best Organic Diapers For Your Baby

Here are some quick tips for choosing the best organic diapers for your baby: 

  1. Parents’ Recommendations – Get talking to other parents who believe in sustainable and mindful living. You do not need to reinvent the wheel. Many parents must have researched and compiled a list of brands that offer sustainable organic diapers online and in local stores. Go by the recommendations of people you know and trust. 
  2. One Size Fits All – With disposable diapers, you will need to keep switching the size every time your child grows a bit. On the other hand, cloth diapers, which are also organic diapers, are adjustable and usually fit from 7 KG to 17 KG. Thus, your child can fit into them till the age of three or till they are completely potty trained. 
  3. Brand – It matters what brand you choose because it is not always about the product. Some brands have fantastic after-sale service and a community of parents where parents learn and grow together. Such brands help their customers master the skill of cloth diapering without hassle. 
  4. Material – Depending upon whether your baby is a light wetter or a heave one, you will need to choose the material of inserts for your organic diapers. For example, wool and hemp can hold more fluid, while cotton and bamboo are less absorbent than other materials. 
  5.  Budget – While a few brands offer one-time-use disposable organic diapers, these are way more expensive than cloth diapers. The per unit cost of a disposable diaper is way less than a cloth diaper, but a cloth diaper can be washed and reused up to 300 times. Thus, in the longer run, cloth diapers are more budget-friendly than disposable diapers, even organic diapers. 

The bottom line is that anything made of natural materials is any day better for your baby’s delicate and sensitive skin than plastic or synthetic material. This is why cloth diapers and organic diapers are gaining popularity and more and more parents are choosing them over disposable ones every day. 

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