Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Seventh Generation Chlorine Free Diapers {Review and Giveaway}

Seventh Generation-Free and Clear Diapers!
We were very much excited to try these disposable diapers from Seventh Generation.
The material in the diaper was all natural and contained no dies, chemical, and not even
a print on the diaper itself.  This was our first reactions when it came in the mail!  Hehe, she was excited to open the box.  I thought it was very neat to be able to be sent a product we could try out in terms of a long term package.

Here is some information that I read about when we were sent this diaper package.  Information was provided from Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark.

So what exactly does "Free and Clear" Mean?
Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.

Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.

Initial Thoughts:
The first couple of days using it, we noticed that it held up quite well in comparison to
other disposable diapers we have used in the past. Can I just say how wonderful it is that it can be our night time diaper without worrying about her being wet in the morning?  I love using cloth diapers, but I know that I have only about 2-3 diapers that can hold up the night time.  So this in my opinion will work well when I am laundering my cloth "nighttime" diapers.  I did like that the packaging (not the mailing packaging) was not in a box that I had to break down. 

The fit is great, and the size is "true" to description. It is a natural light brown color without any
additional prints or pictures on the front. Absorbency of the diaper is very surprising. Without any of those little chemical absorbing crystals in the diaper, it was able to really lock in the moisture and keep things in.  I'd say that for the natural products in it, it gets two thumbs up in the area of absorbency.

Closing Thoughts:
I love that I am not exposing my child to any chemicals, and that this diaper is a disposable one.  I would consider that this disposable diaper from Seventh Generation is a great asset to us as a cloth diapering household who might need a "go to" diaper when we need one. It is safe and healthy for a baby, and better for the environment. 
Additional Seventh Generation Information:

G I V E A W A Y 

One winner will be chosen to win a pack of Free & Clear diapers!
Giveaway will end 8/27/2011 at 9pm PST.

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The Seventh Generation Diapers sent to us for review, as well as the giveaway prize are provided through Seventh Generation through MyBlogSpark!  I was given these diapers to review and test and opinions and reactions are simply our thoughts and opinions.