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Honest Diapers Review

I absolutely love when a celebrity uses his or her power for good.

I’m sure Jessica Alba never in a million years thought she’d be in the diaper business. But when she had a baby and didn’t like the diapering options available to her, she started The Honest Company and made her own.

From the website: ”

The Honest Company

About The Honest Company

The Honest Company provides effective, safe, eco-friendly, beautiful, convenient, and affordable products to families looking for a better solution that’s safe for their kids and the planet.

One of the core goals of The Honest Company is to create a happy, healthy future for today’s children and families. We are very proud be an active member of the B Corp community of like-minded organizations who are dedicated to making a profound difference in community, safeguarding people & the planet, and making efforts to be better businesses.

The Honest Company was started by a mom and a dad who, like many modern parents, had become increasingly concerned about poorly regulated products laden with questionable chemical ingredients. But, the alternatives they found were often expensive, inaccessible, bland, or ineffective.

In response to this clear need for something better, they created The Honest Company to ensure that parents have access to non-toxic, eco- friendly, beautiful family products that don’t break the bank.”

I ordered the sample pack and was instantly sold. THESE are the disposable diapers I have been in search of since my first baby. Completely non-toxic and safe for baby, yet totally soft and comfortable.

And they work- we experienced no leaks whatsoever. The fact that they are super cute is a bonus.

After I received my sample pack, I was automatically enrolled in the subscription service.

At first glance I thought it seemed a little pricey, but then I added up what I currently spend on diapers and wipes and realized it is the same amount.

And I don’t have to think about it now- because every month I’ll be receiving this shipment which is packaged so well it makes me happy just opening it:

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

inside box of honest diapers by jessica alba

I have tried over 9 different brands of disposable diapers, 5 different types of cloth and one hybrid design and I can honestly say these are my favorite diapers.

honest diapers by jessica alba




Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson announced this week that they will be removing harmful chemicals from their personal care products, thanks to the Environmental Working Group.

“Our advocacy for safe cosmetics paid off big time today.

Together with our partners in the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, we convinced Johnson & Johnson—one of the largest cosmetics companies in the world— to agree to phase out chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems from its baby AND adult products in 57 countries around the world.

J&J’s announcement today includes all of the company’s brands and products, including Aveeno, Neutrogena, Clean & Clear and, of course, the iconic Johnson’s Baby Shampoo. The commitment builds on the company’s November 2011 pledge to remove two chemicals linked to cancer from baby products sold worldwide.”

Most parents don’t even realize the shampoo they use to tenderly wash their baby’s hair contains at least two chemicals that cause cancer- formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane. Neither toxin is listed on the back of the shampoos or lotions because neither is technically an ingredient.

Why not?

Formaldehyde is released over time by the preservatives that do appear on labels and 1,4 dioxane is created during a process used to make the other ingredients gentler on the skin. Potential cancer for softer skin? Not a great trade-off, in my opinion.

This is GREAT news and a huge step forward in the battle against toxic chemicals in our environment. Except that the new formulas will not be available until 2015.

Until then opt for one of the many baby care products already on the market made by companies committed to the health of its consumers. Anything by Earth Mama, Angel Baby or Weleda gets my vote.

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