Product Review: Tushies Gel-free Diapers

I hate to say this, but Tushies Gel-free Diapers are the worst diaper we have ever used.

They seem awesome on paper. They are gel-free (which they point out is only a bell/whistle), dye- and perfume-free, made from non-chlorine bleached materials, and have a nice soft exterior. Instead of gel, the diapers employ a cotton/wood pulp blend. The wood pulp is made from Scandinavian-grown trees in a sustainable fashion. With exception to the wood pulp, all materials used in manufacturing the diapers are made in the U.S.

It is not hard to say how annoyed we were that the diapers leaked 80% of the time. Granted, our wee one is a heavy wetter, but still! The diapers would become heavy after only an hour or so, and if you left E in them for 3 hours… it was bad news. We even had to wash his bouncy chair cover once because the pee had soaked it through.

TGD begs you to avoid them unless you have stock in a laundry detergent or related company.

Sorry Tushies! We really liked where you were headed. Maybe future versions will be better…

Product Review: Baby Cheapskate Reviews NatureCare Baby Diapers

Baby Cheapskate, one our favorite sites, has reviewed NatureCare Baby Diapers! Sadly, the review is a positive one… not to say we would write a negative one (stay tuned for a negative review of another brand coming up tomorrow), but maybe a neutral one. They were fine, a bit ill-fitting and stiff, but fine. We prefer Seventh Generation still… they are trimmer, absorb all our heavy-wetter has to offer, and don’t contribute chlorine to our water systems.
So few baby-related things are inexpensive, so I would encourage those interested to give all the diaper brands a try. Just don’t buy too many of anything until you’ve gone through a whole package.

Safe Baby Mama Publishes the Paraben and Phthalate Free Bath Care Cheat Sheet

The bloggers over at Safe Mama have published a handy-dandy Paraben and Phthalate Free Bath Care Cheat Sheet. They write:

One of the things that we’ve been frustrated with, here at Safe Mama, was what seemed like a lack of safe baby skin care products. Hence, the first version of the safemama-safe-skincare-cheatsheet. As we were searching we realized that there actually are a lot of really great products out there, and so we compiled as many of them as we could find, and put them all in one central location for our readers to peruse. A few things to note:

They recognize that it’s a work in progress, but it’s already pretty awesome. Click safemama-safe-skincare-cheatsheet1 to check it out. Your kids will thank you!

Product Review: Baby Cheapskate Reviews Natural Choice “Green” Disposables

Natural Choice “Green” Disposables receive a favorable review at Baby Cheapskate. They also provide a link to a great deal if you’re into these diapers.