As a new mom, I suddenly have a lot more to think about on a day to day basis, and a brain that’s usually running on little sleep. That’s not the best combo for keeping life and the house in order. I often forget the most routine of tasks. Did I feed the dogs this morning? When was the last time I showered? I leave the grocery store with a cart full of stuff except the one item I went for, so how can I expect to remember such necessities as diapers and wipes?
The first few weeks after my daughter was born, I was sleep deprived, practically permanently parked on the couch recovering from a c-section, and nursing my newborn, what felt like, nonstop. Realizing I was down to my last handful of diapers, and unable to leave the house on my own, I decided to order online. In the hospital we were using those Pampers Swaddlers that have the pee indicator strip. Those worked just fine, so I checked Amazon. I order the biggest box they had and got it the next day with Prime free shipping. Around two weeks later we needed more diapers.
I didn’t really have an opinion on the Pampers. The pee strip was cool, but other than that I wasn’t attached to them in any way. In fact, I had received several different brands of diapers at my baby shower and was inclined to try them all. Might as well use them, right? After sampling four different brands, the The Honest Company diapers were my favorite, plus who can resist those adorable prints?
Aside from making ridiculously cute diapers, I was drawn to the company’s whole “better for baby, better for the environment” vibe. When it came down to the actual quality of the diapers, The Honest Company couldn’t be beat. I did like the convenience of the pee strip Pampers, but the mesh liner material often stuck to my baby’a sensitive bottom if a dirty diaper wasn’t immediately changed. We’ve never had that issue with Honest diapers. The Costco brand diapers we tried seemed flimsy in comparison, and despite using the correct size, we had pee leakage on several occasions. What really sold me on making Honest diapers our poop sacks of choice was their bundle subscription service.
I was initially hesitant to go ahead and fall in love with Honest diapers, because surely such a quality product with trendy aesthetics would not be cost effective. Without high hopes, I priced out the cost of their monthly subscription of diapers and wipes in comparison to ordering the same amount of Pampers on Amazon Prime. The Honest bundle included 6 packs of diapers (roughly the same amount as 2 large Pampers boxes) and four packages of wipes for $79.95, plus about $6 for shipping. Bundles are shipped every 4 weeks, and subscribers are alerted prior to shipping for an opportunity to change sizes and prints as needed. Other than needing to change a size when Lily has outgrown her current britches, or when I’ve got the desire to swap adorable prints, I don’t have to do anything. A new supply of diapers and wipes shows up on my doorstep every month.
Amazon also has a reoccurring delivery service you can subscribe to, and there isn’t much of a difference in cost. In fact, depending on the product you choose, ordering through Amazon may be a little cheaper. Two large Pampers boxes cost around $60 on Amazon, but add wipes to that and you’re looking at spending about the same as I pay a month for Honest diapers and wipes. Ultimately, a subscription service made the most sense to me for the convenience alone. Once I discovered the brand I preferred was cost effective relative to other brands, it was a no brainer for me. Of course, every baby is different, and which diapers work best for you and yours may differ than what works best for us. Whichever brand you choose to use, look into a no hassle subscription option. It can make life as a busy mom just a tad bit easier.
**For those of you who are concerned about the Honest Company baby powder recall, we don’t use powder at all. Butt Paste is our favorite bum soothing product!