Polyacrylate. Organotins. Petrochemical. Phthalates. Are you reading these words and translating them into the non-descript mumblings of Charlie Brown’s teacher? You’re not alone. Apparently, these chemicals are found in some diapers, and they can be harsh on our population of tiny, adorable humans. Jessica Alba and Christopher Gavigan’s baby-friendly answer is The Honest Company, which produces its own line of chemical-free diapers. The line hit Target shelves on June 15, so we strolled on over to take a closer look.
While we cannot confirm the scientific conclusions behind The Honest Company’s claims, (they are honest, right?) JuiceBox’s interest is piqued by the diapers’ chemical-free and eco-friendly attributes. And, wow, they are cute. Your baby can double as a formidable opponent while donning the skull diaper, or celebrate nature’s lankiest creature with the giraffe print. There’s a floral print for your next garden party, and an anchor design that’s oh-so-approp for our Land of 10,000 Lakes. (They even come out with new prints seasonally. Where’s our invitation to the Baby Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Diaper Show?)
The trade-off to all of this style and sustainability, however, is the price. For $24.99, you’ll receive 68 dipes, a ratio that may deter some moms and dads. But it must be noted that the diapers’ description claims they have “moisture barrier cuffs” that “prevent leakage and blowouts.” Alright, Alba, now you’ve got our attention.