Making Better Decisions: Why I Tried The Honest Company Diapers

“Making Better Decisions” is a blogging series by Naturepedic marketing director and mom of one, Heidi Baumgart, and her path to making better purchasing decisions for her family.

anchor honest company diapers

Meet Momo.

When I first became a parent, there was a lot to research in general about baby “stuff.” Of course the one thing that all my parent-friends joked about needing the most was diapers. Which to choose? Ads, coupons, product packaging overwhelm you when you stand at the wall-o-boxes at any retail establishment. Marketing message inundate you: best wetness protection, best fit, cute designs… What diapers were really best!? Yes, you’re on the Naturepedic blog, so yes, I considered cloth. My husband just didn’t love the thought of it. My mom had visions of 1980’s “rubber pants” that were bulky and a mess. So with two votes against one, we went with disposable.

the honest company diapers

Let’s try a few designs too…

I believe in “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all,” so I won’t mention the diaper brands I have tried. Bulky, smelly, instant diaper rash with one brand! etc. And what is in them? Moving on.

When I first started working for Naturepedic, I heard about The Honest Company. Sounded good. Looked great! So off I went to our brand new local buybuybaby to purchase some in person.

Our nursery is nautical themed, so of course I grabbed the adorable anchor pattern.

Before I continue, full disclosure of course: The Honest Company didn’t ask me to write this, they aren’t paying me to write this, and I actually forgot my buybuybaby coupons so I paid full price for the diapers. 

I’m obsessed with the diapers. Seriously. And for a few reasons.

Momo checks out her new honest company diapers

Momo likes ’em.

First of all: I know I made a better decision. The Honest Company diapers are made with PLA which is a potato starch plant based fiber. I know the benefits of PLA! We use the fabric made of corn and potatoes in some of our organic mattresses!

Secondly: They are free of: chlorine processing, latex, lotions, fragrances, common allergens, phthalates, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT) & harsh petrochemical additives. Well I love that. I know that using latex – even organic latex is a no-no for baby products because babies can be highly allergic to it! And, just like our crib mattresses, there’s no need for PVC or petrochemicals.

Third: Okay, plain old mom love here. They fit amazing. They are designed wonderfully and have you SEEN the cute designs? I love coordinating baby outfits anyways and now cute flowers or fruit or animals show instead of some over-marketed cartoon character.

So a necessary commodity becomes a smile a half a dozen times as day. Try ’em. You like em, too. Our friend Beau of #theoandbeau wears The Honest Company diapers, too, and has a coupon code for you.

The Honest Company Shampoo/Body Wash

When you are out right now, Honest is in stores too!

P.S. If you’re an in-person shopper too, I found another Honest Company favorite: body wash/shampoo at Costco in a two pack. :)

About the author

Heidi
Heidi

Heidi Baumgart was a customer of Naturepedic, purchasing an organic crib mattress in the summer of 2012, before becoming the director of marketing in 2013. She earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Advertising from Kent State University. After serving as an account executive for two ad agencies, Heidi left the local advertising scene to run her own wedding planning company, Heidzillas. Having been a brand ambassador parent for Naturepedic, Heidi loves getting to professionally spread the word about #SafeHealthySleep. Her favorite part of working at Naturepedic is the education of all of the consumer products that have healthier alternatives and working with like-minded manufactures and brands.