Saturday, July 9, 2011

Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers Review, Coupon & Giveaway!

One thing I have never been "green" about is diapers. With my oldest son, I never even gave cloth diapers a thought. When the twins were born, I liked the idea of cloth but just thought it would be too much with two infants and three kids under two. Then as I prepared for the arrival of my fourth son I promised myself that I would give cloth diapers a try. And I did! For like a week. Or less. I hated it. I'm lazy and bringing the diaper to the toilet to dump any waste in, rinsing it off and then putting it in pail to wash later was just way too much for me. I am sorry Earth, I just could not do it.

So for the past 6+ years I have been a pretty big Pampers user. Even though I hate the perfumey smell, they are what worked best for us. I never even really considered using a more eco-friendly disposable diaper, mostly because they tend to be more expensive. However I was recently given an opportunity to try out the Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers and now I am wishing I had given them a shot years ago!


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.

I think we all know that disposable diapers create a huge amount of waste throughout the world every year. But I think most people don't realize the other not so great facts about "sposies." To get that nice white color that most diapers have, they are bleached with chlorine. Some are then also given a hint of fragrance; I suppose to try and mask the smell of poop. Though really there is no combating that smell. The fragrance seems pointless to me. Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers are just that - free and clear of chlorine and perfumes. Seventh Generation uses a TCF whitening process which uses no chlorine and therefor reduces the chlorinated toxins released into the environment.


I must admit that I was a little nervous when I first tried these. I have had terrible leakage issues with so many brands of disposable diapers. Thankfully, these have worked beautifully for our 18 month old! After he wakes up from his 2 hour naps with a pretty soaked diaper, there is absolutely no leakages which is awesome. I really love that there is no fragrance on these diapers at all. If your child has sensitive skin this is a very good thing as fragrances can be an irritant. Since my son is in a size 4 diaper in Pampers, I opted for the Size 4 from Seventh Generation as well and its a good fit. There is just enough elasticity to allow for movement but it is still a nice snug fit.

Seventh Generation Diaper Sizes
Newborn: up to 10 lb. (36 diapers)
Stage 1: 8-14 lb. (44 diapers)
Stage 2: 12-18 lb. (40 diapers)
Stage 3: 16-28 lb. (35 diapers)
Stage 4: 22-37 lb. (30 diapers)
Stage 5: 27+ lb. (26 diapers)
Stage 6: 35+ lb. (22 diapers)


We have a few boxes of our old diapers to go through however once those are done, I am going to look into switching to these Seventh Generation Diapers. I am really thrilled with them and if I can find a way to maybe order them in bulk online so that the price is comparable to other brands, I am going to do it!

Coupon
Download a coupon for $2.00 off your purchase of Seventh Generation Diapers, Wipes or Training Pants.

Giveaway
One (1) winner will receive a pack of Seventh Generation Free & Clear Diapers. Choose from sizes 2, 4 or 5 only.

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Please note that the opinions and views expressed in this review are my own and based on my personal experience with the product and/or company. You may encounter a different experience with this than I did. Seventh Generation provided me with a free product, information, and giveaway through MyBlogSpark.

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  1. My friend has been using them and she loves them Tiffypoot @ (aol.com)

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  6. We have been using these for about 2 months, and I love them! They don't have the chemical-y smell that other diapers have so I feel like it has to be better for my son's skin!

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  12. I obviously like that they are chemical free. That's always nice when putting something on your child's bare bum!

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  14. Since I don't want to do cloth diapers, I think these look great. They would make me feel less guilty about filling up the land fills.
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  31. I love that there's less chemicals used in producing these diapers. It's actually been a few years since I've tried 7th generation, so I'd love to put them to the test again!
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  32. I like that it is chlorine free

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  39. I love Seventh Generation diapers! They have the perfect hold on both my kids, don't smell with fragrance, have a nice natural look since they aren't bleached, and aren't too pricey when you use coupons and/or find a good deal online. I have been using these diapers for 2 years now.

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  46. I would feel so much better using these diapers instead of my regular brand. I really do feel bad, knowing that every diaper is just gonna sit in a landfill for who knows how long, but I just can't use cloth diapers. These would ease my mind a little bit :)
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  57. I like that they are fragrance free, which makes them baby skin friendly.
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  67. I love that Free & Clear diapers do not include chlorine processing, fragrances, latex and petroleum based lotions
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  79. I love that they are free and clear of chlorine and perfumes! I hate purfumey disposables!

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  86. I WOULD LIKE TO TRY SEVENTH DIAPERS BECAUSE I JUST HAD MY FIRST CHILD AND I REALIZED HOW MUCH WASTE WE THROW AWAY EACH DAY USING REGULAR DISPOSABLE DIAPERS :)

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  105. I think they are a great idea. Eco friendly but still does the job. Would love to try them

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  106. no chlorine that is great,would love to try these!
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  109. They look great, i'd love to try them. I have twins in diapers and a soon to be newborn.

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