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.
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.