Leaky | Not Eco-Friendly Despite Name | No Nasties
Leaky and not organic (or compostable… or really eco-friendly at all) despite the “ganics” in their name.
Things We Don't Love
- Leaky: These diapers are not very absorbent and tend to leak.
- Poor Fit: Babyganics disposable diapers are very boxy and do not fit well, which contributes to leaks.
- Greenwashed: The name includes “ganics” so you’d think these diapers are organic. In reality, although they are made with non-descript renewable resources, they are not organic at all.
- Chemical and Fragrance-Free: Chlorine-free. Fragrance-free. Latex-free. Hypoallergenic.
- If You Want Eco-Friendlier Options… Bambo Nature diapers are softer and commercially compostable, though they are about 40% more expensive. Naty by Nature Babycare diapers are as soft as Babyganics diapers, but only about 30% more expensive.
- If You're Looking for a Similar Price Point… Target Up & Up diapers are less expensive, while 7th Generation Free & Clear and Earth's Best are about 20% more expensive.
Total Cost of Ownership*
- $1400 – $2100/child (list)
- $1100 – $1700/ (subscription with Amazon Prime)
*Total cost of ownership was calculated using a few arbitrary averages, knowing full well that no baby is average. We used approximate weights from height/weight charts to determine how many days the average baby would be in each diaper size. These are the numbers we used:
- 30ish months as the arbitrary average potty training date, though this is “early” for some and “late” for others
- Five Newborn diapers/day on the low end and fourteen Newborn diapers/day on the high end, for 40 days
- Seven Size 1 diapers/day on the low end and ten Size 1 diapers/day on the high end, for 60 days
- Seven Size 2 diapers/day on the low end and ten Size 2 diapers on the high end, for 110 days
- Five Size 3 diapers/day on the low end and eight Size 3 diapers/day on the high end, for 160 days
- Five Size 4 diapers/day on the low end and eight Size 4 diapers/day on the high end, for 180 days
- Five Size 5 diapers/day on the low end and eight Size 5 diapers/day on the high end, for 365 days.