Earth's Best are an easy go-to for those who want to feel like they're making a conscientious choice for the environment while still saving some coin. This brand has its drawbacks, but for the most part this diaper is totally acceptable.
Things We Love
- Chemical and Fragrance-Free (but Not Hypoallergenic): Chlorine-free. Fragrance-free. Latex-free. However, Earth's Best diapers are not “hypoallergenic” because they contain both wheat and corn in their cores, which are somewhat common allergens.
- Absorbent: These disposable diapers are high performers in the absorbency category, along with Bambo Nature and Naty by Naturecare.
- Environmentally Considerate: Earth’s Best diapers are made with renewable resources, corn and wheat starch specifically, for absorbency.
- Affordable: Similar in price to Pampers Swaddlers, but eco-friendlier and fragrance-free.
Things We Don’t Love
- Stiff: Earth’s Best disposable diapers are a bit stiff and starchy.
- Not Hypoallergenic: If your kid is allergic to wheat or corn, these are not for you.
- Not Compostable: Despite their name, Earth's Best diapers are not best for the earth and will go to landfill like most other diapers.
Compare Them To Other Disposable Diapers
Earth's Best Diaper Alternatives
- If You Want Eco-Friendlier Options… Naty by Nature Babycare are commercially compostable and only about 15% more expensive. Bambo Nature diapers are soft and commercially compostable, though they are about 30% more expensive.
- If You Love Great Prints… Honest Co. has nice prints at a similar price point when purchased via subscription. Aden + Anais, Parasol, and Pampers Pure are slightly more expensive but are significantly softer than both Honest Co. and Earth's Best diapers.
- If Cost is a Concern… If money is tight, less expensive alternatives include Target Up & Up, or even cloth.
Total Cost of Ownership*
- $1700 – $2600 list
- $1400 – $2100 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.