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Has anyone tried Costco's store brand (Kirkland Signature)
diapers? We have generally been using name-brand disposables
(Huggies, Pampers), but would eagerly give Costco a try for our
next baby (arriving next month!) if they are any good. Any
opinions out there? Thanks.
I just bought a pack of Kirkland diapers, and I am still not sure
if they are just as good or not. They definitely feel a little
thinner than the other diapers. I feel like I am changing them
more often and in the morning they are really full (and sometimes
have leaked). This could be a coincidence that my daughter has
taken more fluids, or that she is on the cusp between sizes and
should go one higher. It's really hard to tell if it's the
diaper or not. Anyway, Costco guarantees all Kirkland products
and will return your money if you're not satisfied if you're
willing to do a return. I don't know if this helps but something
to think about.
still not sure on Kirkland diapers
We tried the Kirkland diapers but found they didn't last as
well during the night. We had more leakages and they didn't
seem to be as reliable. We ended up going back to Huggies.
Beware of the Kirkland diapers at Costco! I bought them a month or so ago because I
thought, ''how different bad can they be?'' Well, pretty bad. They leak terribly, and not
just when they are full. I don't know what the problem is, but my poor toddler is
walking around with wet legs all the time now (since I bought them I decided I HAD to
finish them before buying new ones.) We have tried many types of diapers and have
never had this problem before. Even my nanny hates them. Without prompting from
me, she pulled me aside and asked if I would please never buy these diapers again. I
am definitely going back to pamper's cruisers after these are gone. Only about 10
more to go.
We use Kirkland diapers and like them. They're really similar to
Huggies. The only problem we've had with them is that the velcro
tabs sometimes come loose if you're careless putting them on.
I speak only from our own experience, but I thought Kirkland
diapers were terrible. On our son (2yo, size 4s and 5s), they
consistently leaked around the legs and waistband. They were so
bad, I ended up donating an almost-full box to Bananas because I
just couldn't face another soggy pair of pants. It could be
they just didn't fit his butt well; I'm not sure.
mourning the loss of cheap Pampers
For a shower gift I recieved a pack of Pampers and a pack of
Huggies. It is a good idea to try out the different types
before committing! Some diapers work better for particular
babies. My guy leaked in Pampers (even when I remembered to
point his penis down!), fine in Huggies. Then at about 6
months we tried Kirkland and loved them. I think they are
cuter looking than Huggies too. I recommend them, but it may
not work for you. Many babies grow out of the smallest size
before runnig out of huge Costco package. You may want to post
on Marketplace for leftovers to try them. Congratulations on
your new baby and good luck.
Looking forward to a potty trained boy
we've recently tried kirkland diapers on both our children. they
work well for our youngest (7mo) we use size 4 for her 15+
pounds. they didn't work as well for our 27 month old. I think
they lose their shape more with his level of activity and we get
more leaks. so he's back in huggies.
The Kirkland/Costco diapers are my favorites, even without
considering cost! They don't leak any more often than any
other diaper, and the tabs don't rip off easily. Unlike
Huggies, they stay compact when wet and don't shed gel on my
son's privates. Unlike Pampers, they are not heavily scented
and have pictures on the front only (maybe I'm just challenged,
but I have put on way too many diapers backwards in the middle
of the night!). I think they're fabulous, and they're cheap!
We use Costco (Kirkland) diapers for our two year old boy, and
for the most part I like them better than some of the other
diapers, since they don't tend to leave that gel behind on the
skin. It really bugged me trying to wipe that stuff off, but it
hasn't been an issue with these diapers. We have had a couple of
leaks, and I couldn't figure out how they had happened after the
fact, so they're not completely great, but overall I'm happy with
We tried the Costco diapers after they stopped carrying Pampers a few months ago
and were disappointed. They felt nice to the touch but leaked. We were able to get
a refund. Stick to the name brands.
I generally use cloth diapers during the day and disposables at
night. The only disposable diaper that I had found to not leak
with my daughter was Huggies Supreme. I decided to try
Costco's brand as I have been more than satisfied with all
their other products. I can truly say that I have not been
disappointed. They are a good bargain and worth switching to.
We recently switched from Huggies to the Costco brand. They do
seem to fit my daughter a little better and of course are
cheaper. The only problem I have is that the velcro (or
whatever it is) does not stick really well. My daughter is
pretty fidgety and has actually pulled off the diaper several
times. So now I am debating whether to switch back. So...if you
think your child will pull on it, you may not want to get them.
Not a Costco Convert
These diapers are GREAT!! I love them better than huggies
DEFINITELY, pampers too. It seems to me like their sizing might
be a bit more generous (for example, we were OUT of the size 3 in
huggies but could still fit in the size 3 in kirklands). I
believe the kirkland diapers are only made in size 3 and up, so
you might have to wait to try them on the new baby!
We are overwhelmed at the choices of diapers for our newborn baby girl. We
want to find a diaper that has the best ''no-leaks'' reputation (comfortable too)
but we also want to be price-conscious.
What do people recommend, and where is the best place to get a deal on them
in my moms group (babes born ~Dec-March) each baby/mom swears by
a particular brand/shape for keeping away leaks. It really
dependson your baby's shape - some babies leak all the time in
Huggies, whereas others leak in pampers and can only wear Target
brand dipes. If you have other new mommy friends - try a diaper
trade where each mom can try 5-10 diapers of each other's
brand. You also may find that as your baby grows, the
brand/shape need will change too.
another new mom
well, there is no "best" diaper. The best diaper is the one that fits your baby's body
best. I tried a few different kinds of premium brands (huggies and pampers) and
went from there. BUT after about a year, I did some reading and realized that there
are a lot of nasty things in those diapers (aside what your baby is putting there!)
with regards to chemicals, toxins etc.... They are whitened with chorline bleach and
have all kinds of petroleum derived agents in the gel part of the diaper which does
get on your baby's skin. You can read all about these things in more detail if you are
interested but I won't get into the nitty gritty here. Anyway, we decided that cloth
diapers were just ''over the top'' for us and we eventually went with Seventh
Generation brand that we bought at Whole Foods. It is a disposable diper BUT one
that does not depend on all the chemicals and is not whitened with chlorine. Good
for the environment, good for baby. A little pricier, but we considered it a donation
to clean living. We are lucky they worked and fit our baby well. Try them and see
what you think!
I know they aren't the best for the environment and are not the
cheapest, but after trying them ALL, including cloth, I have to
say pampers Swaddlers and then after a certain size, Pampers
Cruisers. They seem to be best for leaks. Especially at night.
Once your baby starts sleeping through the night, you do NOT
want to wake them to change a diaper. I watch for sales, but
mostly I buy them by the case from Costco or BabysRUs. There
might be some better deals online but I got lazy doing the
We like the Pampers Swaddlers for Newborns (up to 10 lbs)- they
are soft and VERY good at preventing leaks (especially for
urine). Haven't found them in bulk yet, though (our daughter
is one month)- and would certainly be interested in this
We prefer Huggies to all the others. Huggies Supreme are very
best, but a bit pricey. (Pampers have a strange odor and Luv's
leaked when we tried them.) Try http://www.1800diapers.com for
the cheapest in bulk - with free shipping on orders over $75
(easy to do with diapers and wipes!) By the way, we like
Huggies Wipes, too.
It's hard to say which is best for your daughter. OUr son was
long and lean and he leaked out of every diaper we tried. We
even tried preemie diapers. We tried HUggies, Pampers, LOngs
brand, etc.. It was crazy! We usually had to chnage him and the
bassinet sheet about 6X/night! Finally, he bulked up and the
Huggies Supreme fit him best. Babies R Us and Costco carry
diapers in bulk. I think Babies R Us has a bigger selection.
Costco only carries Huggies. I'm not sure which type of Huggies.
I went with Pampers Swaddlers with number one because she has a
tinier than normal bum (she can thank me later) it seems and
she is prone to diaper rash. Swaddlers kept her leak-proof and
rash free (I also tried the other premium brands - huggies &
the other Pampers variety) which did not work as well on the
former issue. Number two gets whatever is cheapest as she
fills out her diapers a little better alleviating the leak
issue and doesn't ahve the diaper rash issue at all. She
generally gets 'store brand' (they all seem to be made by the
Target and Babies R' Us seem to have the cheapest diapers in
They sell Huggies diapers in bulk at Costco. You will find age
appropriate sizes. We started with newborn and are still in
size 4 at age 2. We only had a problem with leaking when our
son had the flu & pneomonia and we were flushing his body with
fluids. We used 2 Huggies at a time and that did the trick.
Diaper choices are a bit overwhelming, aren't they. Just wait
until you get to choosing a bottle! Each diaper brand is a
little different, each baby is a little different, you might
end up going through a few different brands until you find one
you really like. Or you might like the first one you try.
If you're cost concious, start with the private label brands
(like Target or Safeway) on sale. We found the Safeway Newborn
diapers worked fine for us, and at the time they were on sale 2-
for-1, which made them much cheaper than a bulk purchase at
HELP!!!! I just stopped using cloth diapers for my daughter, but
I can't find my favorite disposables anywhere!!! From what the
guy at Elephant said, the company is changing something about
them, but he doesn't know when they'll be back. I've tried all
the other diapers that are less harmful to the environment than
Huggies, etc, but none of them come close to Nature boy and
Girl! I searched the internet for info but found nothing. Does
anyone know what's going on?
We are a retailer of Nature Boy & Girl Diapers, and yes, they
went out of business a couple of months ago. However, we just
got a letter stating that a group of investors have bought the
business, and that the diapers will be back on store shelves in
late September/early October.
Sherry, Nurture Center
We also used the Nature Boy and Girl diapers and loved them, and
have not been able to find anything else that is nearly as good.
Sadly, we think the company is out of business. They let their
website lapse on Feb 03 2004 (see the Internet Way Back Machine
to see their old website):
Also searching for a good diaper
I haven't looked for the Nature Boy & Girl brand of diapers in probably over a year,
but when I did last find them, they were at Whole Foods. If you haven't already, try
there. I also bought them online from drugstore.com (if I recall correctly.) Good
luck. And if you can't find them, I really recommend the Tushies brand, which I buy
at El Cerrito Natural Grocery (prob also at Berkeley Nat'l Grocery & Whole Foods,
My two year old son has been in cloth diapers since birth and
has suffered from countless diaper rashes which always improve
when we temporarily use disposable diapers. My six week old
son is just getting over his first yeast rash with the help of
a temporary switch from cloth to disposable diapers. We're now
considering a permanent switch to disposables because our sons
are so diaper rash prone and, I have to admit, disposables are
so convenient. The switch could mean less Nystatin, cortisone,
Balmex, vaseline, etc but would mean exposing my boys to all
the chemicals in disposables. Has anyone seen a study that
followed disposable-wearing babies for several years to see if
they had more disease?
There are disposables out there without the gels, bleaches,
etc... we use them on out of town trips. The brand we like
best is Tushies TenderCare. They work just fine (although, in
our case, our son gets more diaper rashes when he's in
disposables than when he's in cloth - I don't know if that's
the brand of disposables, or just his skin).
Another note - I would steer clear of Nature Boy and Girl
diapers - they are really plasticky-feeling and not very
absorbent at all.
I looked for clinical studies on disposable diapers on medline.
I couldn't find any that looked at long term outcomes of
children wearing cloth diapers vs. children wearing disposables
in terms of diseases after a few years. There were several
documenting that children in disposable diapers had a much lower
incidence of diaper rash than those in cloth diapers, as you
have observed in your own kids.
I also checked the FDA website and couldn't find much either, so
they probably don't have specific requirements for disposable
I'd suggest not worrying about it too much. We're exposed to all
sorts of chemicals (natural and human-made) and our bodies are
pretty good at detoxifying a lot of that stuff. I'd be surprised
if your kids' exposure from plastics and chemicals in diapers
was as significant as their exposure to smog. Also, if their
skin isn't messed up from diaper rash, it's a better barrier
against chemical exposure anyway.
sorry to ask this, but . . . could the problem be that you're
not changing him often or well enough? Diaper rash is caused by
the mixture of urine and feces on the skin. The reason rash
creams/ointments work is that they keep the mixture off the
skin. If you don't wipe the bottom completely free of poop, or
let urine-soaked diapers hang out on the baby until he poops,
rash will appear.
My SIL changed from cloth to disposables for the same reasons as
you're presenting, but I often noticed that when she was
changing the baby's diapers that she'd wipe casually after a
poop, and not go back for complete cleanliness, although she was
adament in groups that she cleaned ''really well''.
After you wipe the solids off, try wiping again until the wipe
no longer comes away yellowish. You might be surprised by how
much is still there but not noticably visible! Obviously, since
the disposables hold the urine away from the skin, there's a lot
less rash . . . but then you run into the landfill and chemical
issues. I think the extra wipes in the landfill totally offset
the prospect of the disposables!
Worth a try . . .
There are some natural disposbable diapers which can be
purchased at any health food store which are made from
unbleached cotton which may be a good alternative to other
types of diapers. I have found with these however that you need
to be really good about changing your baby regularly- no
waiting till you get home kind of stuff. For myself I use the
Safeway brand diapers as I had bad luck with Huggies and can't
stand the ''baby fresh'' smell of Pampers but that's just one
girls opinion and lots of folks I know swear by their brand. I
also have found that Calendula lotion works very well on diaper
rashes if you get it on right away, while not a moisture block
it does seem to help the skin heal itself and of course a
little ''free willy'' time is good too, where they aren't wearing
a diaper at all- of course you have to be careful you don't
wind up with puddles everywhere but my son just loves the times
he gets to run around without a diaper at all - an
exhibitionist in the making perhaps?!
I hadn't heard of a baby having more diaper rashes because
of cloth diapers. I have a 2 year old who wears cloth and
when I put him in a disposable (even for one day) he gets a
really bad rash! I know this is the total opposite experience!
My first instinct is that your two children are allergic to
something the diapers are washed in. You might want to
talk to your diaper service and see if they have advice OR
maybe even switch to another diaper service and see if
there is any changes. Maybe another diaper service will use
a different laundering of the diapers. Of course, the one
thing to remember with cloth diapers is that you should
change the child pretty frequently. The saying goes... a clean
baby is! a happy baby (not a DRY baby is a happy baby as
disposables will lead you to believe). From my experience
the best way to get over any diaper rash is NO diaper! Just
let the baby have some free time and I bet you will see
some changes really quickly!
I am not sure of all the diseases associated with
disposable diapers I have heard of asthma and there is the
idea that it could be harmful for boys as the excess heat can
cause a low sperm count. For more info on this and other
diaper health check out:
As you know there are so many benefits to using a cloth
diapers over disposable!
All the best of luck!
''Has anyone seen a study that followed disposable-wearing babies for
several years to see if they had more disease?''
I haven't seen any such studies (which, of course, doesn't mean there
haven't been any), but I would question any study in which the
chose whether to use cloth or disposable, since families who choose
cloth undoubtedly differ in many ways from families who choose
Anyway, it seems like you've answered your own question: your
fewer infections, and require fewer antibiotics, when they wear
disposables. Sounds like a definite win for disposables for your
A Berkeley Parent
I have not seen any specific studies following disosable
diapered babies vs. cloth diapered ones, but there are lots of
speculations about increases in male infertility and testicular
cancer being tied to the increased temperature in disposable
I would look into what in the cloth diapers you are using is
causing the rash, because I've had the opposite experience -- my
son was in disposables until he was six months old, and had tons
of diaper rashes, but since switching to cloth (we still use
disposables at night), he's had pretty much none other than a
time when he had the runs, and it went away almost immediately
with treatment with Burt's Bees diaper rash ointment.
Do you use nylon diaper pants? You might want to switch to wool.
How to you wash your diapers? You might consider adding tea tree
oil to the wash. Also, try posting your concerns on the
mothering.com discussion board about diapering. Those moms have
a ton of info, although they are highly biased towards cloth.
cloth diaper convert
I read something about research showing that the lower sperm counts
may have something to do with baby boys being overheated in plastic
There was a study in Sweden showing in disposables, the testes get too
It's funny you've gotten rashes with cloth diapers: for us it was
reverse....when on trips and using disposables is when we got the
although once when we washed our own for a few weeks we also got diaper
rash. Are you using a diaper service? They wash them in super hot water
should be cheaper than buying disposables.
Have you tried Tushies? These are all natural gel-free diapers.
There are also Seventh Generation diapers which are chlorine-
free but still have the gel. (Which they say is not harmful, but
you never know). We use Seventh Generation because of the gel,
they are more absorbant and don't leak overnight. Tushies were
fine when the kids were littler but as toddlers it seems they
need more absorbancy.
After doing the following things, we never saw any bit of
rush anymore,! and no dried out skin either (the latter can be
caused by disposables). Perfect baby skin everywhere,
no difference between diaper area and anywhere else, looks very
- We found that woolen covers are much better than
plastic covers (the latter promis to be breathable, too,
but we saw a realy difference).
- Another really helpful thing is to have the baby bare
bottom for some time each day.
Half an hour should be enough, but it can be as long
as you wish. Use a waterproof blanked, spread one or
two diapers on it and place baby on top (maybe
a diaper on top for boys). Put a warm pullover,
hat and socks, or cover baby with a towel or diaper,
if you worry about baby getting too cold. Urin is
sterile, in case your toddler ever touches it, there's
not reason to worry. Poop is a different matter,
so you want to have an eye at your toddler while your
baby is naked.
Babies really enjoy moving their legs freely with no diaper
at all, so this is much more than just rush prevention.
- Works at night, too. Babies don't poop while sleeping.
(Actually, they even don't pee while sleeping deeply,
but during light sleep or right after waking up.)
- Things become obviously more tricky when baby starts moving
around. You can extend the area covered with diapers, but
eventually, baby will crawl out of it. You can just use a cloth
diaper without cover part of the day (at home). Attach it with
pins, or, much easier, an elastic around baby's waist (0.5 to 1 inch
wide and sawn together according to baby's waist width).
My son is exactly the opposite. No rash unless I use a
disposable. But there are several companies that make a non gel
disposable diaper. I've seen them at Wild Oats and a couple of
co- op markets here in Berkely. The studies I've seen show an
increase in Asthma due to disposable use and some Europian
studies show that boys could have trouble reproducing due to the
disposables. http://www.mothering.com/ has a huge section on
disposables and the research that has been done to date. Just a
thought, have you tried changing the type of cloth diapers you
use or your detergent both could be causing the rashes.
Here is my 2 cents on the topic. I haven't seen any studies on
implications, but couln't help not posting after seeing the post which
you might not be keeping the baby clean enough... My son, when in
very stuborn yeast rash for long months despite my changing often and
washing him under running water w/every change. Then I switched to
disposables when the pediatrician suggested it. It took several weeks
rash to clear, but it has not reccured since. I am still very serious
cleaning him and air drying the diaper area. I use Seventh generation
(gel but no chlorine bleaching), found Tushies (no gel) to get too
not that different from cloth in that respect. To sum it up - every kid
different, and if the disposables keep yours rash free, if I was in
your shoes, I'd
do it. We are all exposed to so much stuff anyway, that I doubt the
be making any significant difference for the worse...
switched to disposables, too
Hi-- After reading the first set of responses, I just wanted to
add that we had a similar experience to yours-- though
nowhere near as severe-- when we tried to use cloth
diapers on our daughter. We switched to disposables very
quickly, since we were not particularly concerned with the
chemical issues you asked about, and she hasn't had a
single rash since (and she is now -- knock on wood-- on her
way to being potty trained). I found it extremely annoying
when acquaintances and relatives would comment on this
choice. We had so many people remark in disbelief that it is
disposable diapers, rather than cloth, that cause rashes.
Well, this may or may not be true in general-- but in my
daughter's case it was the opposite! I felt a lot of judgment
about our choice to switch and felt several people clearly did
not believe that my daughter had rashes caused by the cloth
diapers, or they felt that my choice to switch to disposables
was somehow caused by extreme laziness (desire to allow
my child to wallow in her own filth) rather than a concern for
her health. We always changed her promptly and
thoroughly-- yes, until the wipes came away clean-- and it
didn't help. Anyway, I think that the posters here were just
trying to help you come up with a solution you can be
comfortable with since you expressed reluctance to use
disposables, but I wanted to assure you that you are not the
only parent in the world to find it impossible to keep your
child healthy and rash-free in cloth diapers. In our case, we
feel it was definitely the right choice to switch, but we'll
probably try cloth again with the next one.
-Using disposables and rash-free
Does anybody know the cheapest place to buy Tushies
diapers. We use cloth, but my toddler's new day care
doesn't do cloth. We're choosing to use a gel free diaper
even though we know they are way more than Pampers.
Half Environmentally Conscious
if you go to their website (www.tushies.com) you can sign up
either online or by phone to be in their 'tushies club' to buy
diapers by the case (4 bags) at a discount that comes out to be
less than buying them at the stores around here. And you can
even have them send regular shipments so you don't have to
remember to call in an order!
I always found Tushies to be like diapering with the Sunday
Times--bluky and soggy. There are other gel-free diapers.
You can find Nature Boy & Girl in Elephant Pharmacy, and
on-line at Drugstore.com. Just as my son out-grew them,
another wonderful brand appeared at the Andronico's.
Check out the Mother Nature diapers, too.
i don't know if it's the cheapest prices, but i know that you can go to their
website at http://www.tushies.com and join the 'tushies club' where they
will ship to your door at discount prices. may be worth the convenience.
I found Tushies wipes online at drugstore.com for cheaper than
you can find them in stores. They may also have the diapers.
If you buy a certain quantity you can get free shipping, but if
your child will wear the same size for a while, it's worth the
ABC Diaper Service in Berkeley delivers Tushies as well as cloth
diapers...good price too.
Just had to comment on the comment I saw - Nature Boy & Girl are
NOT gel-free, but contain the same 'super-absorbent polymer' as
mainstream diapers. I bought them because they sounded really
environmentally friendly, and they are, but since they still
have the gel in them, I went back to Tushies.
I just wanted to make a correction to a post that I just read.
Someone incorrectly stated that Nature's Boy and Girl do not
use the absorbent gel. Nature's Boy and Girl use the same type
of absorbent gel that Pampers, Huggies and most disposable
diapers use. Nature's uses a different type of plastic outer
layer that biodegrades faster than other diapers. This makes
Nature's a more ecologically sound diaper than most other
disposable diapers. However, if you were trying to avoid using
the absorbent gel for safety and health reasons, I would
definitely not use Nature's Boy and Girl. I've also just seen
diapers made by Seventh Generation. I haven't done any
research about what type of absorbent material they use.
I agree about Tushies having low absorbency potential. My son's pee would
just seep through after one wetting. Seventh Generation (Alameda Marketplace,
and probably whole foods, etc.) is unbleached, no gels, biodegradable, very
absorbent, and fairly affordable. Nature boy and girl is wonderful too, but
wherever I've found it, it's been 4 or 5 dollars more for pckg., compared to
Tushies are $10.99 at the Food Mill, a great little natural
foods store off of 35th Ave. on MacArthur. It's a great store.
In regards to Seventh Generation diapers, their environmental
advantage is that they are cholorine free, but note that they do
contain gel. Tushies is the only brand on the market that I
know of which don't contain gel.
I just washed a disposible diaper with the laundry by accident,
and all those little gel beads (millions of them, it seems) got
all over the clothes in a gummy mess. I rewashed the load of
gummy laundry 3 times, and it still did not all come out. Does
anyone know how to get that stuff off clothes? I did not dry the
load, as it was very obvious something was wrong with the
clothes, so it is not baked on. Thanks for any help-
You know, I did that once too, and I also left one on when he
was brought into a swimming pool [oops!].
The one that went through the wash made that awful mess,
so I cleaned as much up as I could then threw all the
clothes into the dryer. I ran a rinse cycle to get the stuff out
of the washer that I may have missed during wiping, and
then cleaned out most of the DRY remainder from the lint
trap in the dryer. Most of it clumped there, and I've noticed
no lasting effects on the clothes or the machines.
On the other hand, cleaning up the wet goop from the
poolside experience was horrible and frustrating.
Ewww! That happened to me once and it all came right out the next time I
washed everything, and I had even put it all in ther dryer first. That
probably won't help you very much, maybe you need a stronger detergent,
at least for this mess?
I did this once too and what a pain! I ended up air drying all
the clothes and then vigourously shaking them out on the back
lawn. After that I rewashed everything. This did the trick!
Long before the birth of my newborn, when I was washing my own toddler's
cloth diapers, someone mentioned some expensive, Swedish(?), disposable
diapers. Is there really such a thing? Could someone kindly repost the info.
regarding them, and where to get them? Thanks so much. Morna
You're thinking of Nature Boy/Nature Girl diapers by Norsea. The website
is: http://www.norseanatural.com/ However, be warned. They are low-gel but
not gel-free, so though they are biodegradable if composted, they do not
protect your baby from chemical gels entirely. Judith
We have been quite happy with the Tushies brand of diapers.
They are completely gel-free and 100% cotton. I don't know
how eco-friendly they are in terms of being bio-degradable
or dioxin-free, but they certainly don't give my daughter
a rash like the gel-containing diapers do. I have had a
couple of friends had problems with them leaking, but we've
never had that problem. You can get them at most of the health
food stores around the area, but you can also order them from
their website, which I believe is www.tushies.com. Hannah
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