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…

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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.