Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Review and giveaway (closed): Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers


Congrats to my winner: lara N.

In my four years of buying diapers, I've purchased and used many different brands on the kids.  But for some reason, I never got around to trying Seventh Generation diapers.  That situation finally got remedied recently, thanks to Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark! I was sent a package of a new diaper from Seventh Generation, the Free & Clear diaper. Here's a bit about these diapers, from information that I received:
What Seventh Generation leaves out is just as important as what they put in. Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions. In an effort to contribute less overall landfill waste and continue to ensure a premium standard of absorbency, the new Free & Clear diapers have been redesigned with a lighter-weight core. With processed chlorine-free wood pulp in Free & Clear diapers, Seventh Generation also makes certain that no chlorine is released into the environment during the totally chlorine-free (TCF) whitening process of the diapers and training pants.

Seventh Generation has also reduced the size of the diapers’ plastic packaging, meaning that each pack now contributes even less overall landfill waste than before. In fact, Seventh Generation Free & Clear diaper packaging can now be recycled at local supermarkets where plastic bag recycling collection boxes are available.
 For information about the whitening process: http://bit.ly/TCFProcess

 For information about the role of pigments in diapers: http://bit.ly/DiaperPigments

I'm a little sad that I didn't get around to trying Seventh Generation diapers before this, they're great! When I first opened the package, my first reaction was surprise at how soft the diapers are. I expected them to be rougher, since they don't have all the chlorine processing and lotions that we've gotten used to from other diapers.  You can't tell that these things are missing though, the Free & Clear diapers are nice and soft. Judging from Vivian's reaction to the diapers, she agrees that they're soft and comfortable!

The absorbency of the Free & Clear diapers is great too. We were out and about for long periods of time this past Saturday, and I didn't always get around to changing Vivian as often as I would normally. She never complained about her diaper being uncomfortable, and we had no issues with leaks or messes.

The only minor issue that Vivian had with the diapers is that there aren't any cartoon characters or pictures on them, like she's gotten used to. This confused her a little at first, but she adjusted without too much trouble :)  I will definitely be buying Seventh Generation diapers in the future!

Right now, you can get a coupon for $2 off Seventh Generation Diapers, Wipes or Training Pants at this link.

And I have good news! One lucky reader will win a package of Seventh Generation Free & Clear diapers! (Sizes 2, 4 or 5 only). Open to US mailing addresses only, please.


Mandatory entry (must be done for extra entries to count):
Just let me know what you like about using eco-conscious baby products like these

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Giveaway will close at 9 PM Pacific time on August 1, 2011.  I'll choose a winner with random.org and will email that person who will then have 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

Disclosure:  I received these diapers to review for myself, the coupon information, and the opportunity to give another package away thanks to Seventh Generation and MyBlogSpark.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions posted here are mine and mine alone.

82 comments:

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

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Lara N. said...

I like that these are less likely to contribute to UTI's for my girls, because they don't have irritating toxic ingredients.

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