I was surprised when I read a statement by Dr. Sears that "all babies get diaper rash." I love Dr. Sears but he's wrong on this one. Neither of my kids have ever had a single case of even mild diaper rash. I don't think this is because they have some anti-diaper rash gene. I believe it is because of our diapers and wipes. We have always used Seventh Generation diapers and wipes. And I know of many Seventh Generation users with similar testimonies.
The majority of diapers and wipes contain chemicals that irritate and burn a baby's tender skin. They are bleached with chlorine, which results in byproducts called dioxins. According to the Environmental Protection
Agency, dioxins are some of the most toxic chemicals. Exposure to them has been known to cause skin irritation and impairments to the endocrine (hormonal), nervous, and reproductive systems. Other chemicals present in diapers and wipes include dyes, perfumes, fragrances, and alcohol.
I love Seventh Generation diapers and wipes because they are made with minimal, safe ingredients, and are not bleached with chlorine. I really don’t like the powdered, perfume, chemical smell of most other diapers either. It doesn't mask the other smells, it just makes it worse. Seventh Generation is also very absorbent. Cloth diapering with organic cloth diapers can also be a great alternative to traditional diapers, but I just wasn’t into that. It can be time-consuming and it grosses me out a bit. But I applaud anyone who does it!
I think the reason most moms don’t buy Seventh Generation is because they don’t know about it. Seventh Generation is not in most stores. We have found their products reasonably priced at Babies'R'Us and Harris Teeter. We have also found them in the natural sections of Kroger and Food Lion, but they were very expensive there. We buy them online through Amazon Subscribe and Save, which has the cheapest price we’ve seen. Some people are turned off by the price because they are slightly more expensive than Huggies or Pampers, but only by about 3 cents per diaper. But by using Seventh Generation diapers and wipes, you won’t have to spend money on diaper rash cream or trips to the doctor. And you won't have to see your baby in pain from diaper rash. They are also very absorbent, so you don’t go through as many. I just love them! I tell everyone about them! Even people who don’t have kids. :)