Our diapers are made of chlorine free wood pulp fluff, sodium polyacrylate (also referred to as SAP or absorbent gel), polyolefin nonwoven fabric, adhesives, polyolefin film, synthetic rubber elastic strands The color of disposable diapers is typically achieved through the addition of color pigments to their inner and outer cover materials. This is also true for Seventh Generation diapers. While most designs on the market use pigments that result in a white color, we use a small amount of blended color pigments to impart a tan color to our diapers. The blend is proprietary to the supplier of the pigment. To the best of our knowledge, there are no known toxicity issues associated with the use of these pigments in our diapers. Without the addition of color pigments, these materials would be colorless, much like a plastic milk jug. We use brown pigments to help distinguish Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Diapers from others in the marketplace that are bleached with chlorine-containing substances. All disposable diapers, including Seventh Generation’s, rely on man-made materials to deliver the high-level performance that parents expect of modern diapers. These materials are mostly petroleum-derived and are not renewable, which adversely impacts the environmental footprint associated with these products. At Seventh Generation, we are pleased to offer an alternative that is not bleached with chemicals containing chlorine, and are working hard to further improve the sustainability of our diaper products. About Chlorine The wood pulp used in our diapers has not been processed with chemicals containing chlorine. This prevents dangerous chlorinated toxins from being released into the environment through the pulp production process.
Product Description : Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diaper Value Pack
Everything you want in a diaper and nothing you don't. Bottom loving, baby pleasing performance with absolutely no fragrances, latex, petroleum based lotions or chlorine processing. You'll love the way our new, adjustable tabs give baby a soft and comfortable fit.
Customer Reviews : Seventh Generation Free and Clear Baby Diaper Value Pack
I do prefer the packaging of the 135 pack as it's somewhat more sustainable and much easier to store (slide right under the crib). I would love to use 7th generation diapers exclusively and I do feel that the put a lot into the consistency of the products.
I have looked at these diapers as an alternative to conventional disposables for sometime (day care won't let us use our cloth diapers there). I have been skeptical of the Seventh Generation products because I didn't want to pay for a product that was going to perform poorly in comparison to my normal diapers (I have always gone with Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers and have loved them). After using these diapers around the clock here are mine (and my wife's) observations.
- Fit: They fit great compared to the normal diapers we use. My daughter is 25 lbs and she fits snugly in size 4 with no leaks.
- Smell: Some of the other reviewers complained about a weird smell, but we have both found that the mask the pee smell better than our usual diapers
- Absorbency: These work great. We haven't had any blowouts and we have had zero leaks with overnight use.
- Irritation: We have noticed less irritation and diaper rash as a result of these diapers.
- General ease of use: I found them to be less bulky and easier to put on than standard diapers. I also found that the baby had more room in her outfits without the normal bulk and she seems to be able to wiggle her legs more.
I rated them a 4 instead of 5 simply because of the price. I am going to have a hard time justifying the additional expenditure, but I do feel that Seventh Generation offers a superior product here. I will say that I was disappointed to find out that the off-white color is a result of dying and that they are still a bleached paper product (they just use a different chemical process - this is stated on the bottom of the bag). (Joshua P. OConner ).