Study Finds Green Diaper Performance Superior to Traditional Brand Disposable Diapers

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Pediatrician-founded BabyGearLab Performed Detailed Tests Comparing 9 Top Green Diapers to 11 Top Disposable Diapers to Determine How Green Diapers Perform Relative to Traditional Brands

We were surprised to find Green diapers outperforming traditional diapers by a wide margin in our absorbency tests.

We were surprised to find Green diapers outperforming traditional diapers by a wide margin in our absorbency tests.

On average and individually, green diapers outperformed traditional diapers on absorbency

BabyGearLab, founded by pediatrician Dr. Juliet Spurrier with the mission of becoming the world's most credible and detailed source of side-by-side baby product comparison reviews, today announced the availability of its analysis, “Green vs. Traditional Diapers: What’s the Best Choice?” The comparison study was based on detailed testing and published to assist new parents in making the critical decision of using traditional or green disposable diapers by evaluating each group for their performance in the categories of absorbency, comfort, and leakage/fit, while also considering their costs.

“Making the choice between using a traditional or green diaper has not been easy,” Dr. Spurrier said. “Until now, there has been very little objective information available comparing the two groups in depth. Many people have assumptions about green diaper performance which we found to be false.”

“While it is true that green diapers are on average more expensive than traditional diapers, we found their performance on key metrics such as absorption, comfort and fit to be superior,” said Dr. Spurrier.

Dr. Spurrier went on to report that in each of the three performance categories, that on average, green diapers scored approximately 30% higher on absorbency, 20% better on fit / leakage, and 20% higher on comfort relative to traditional diapers.

The study included 9 green diapers and compared them side by side on a variety of testing metrics to 11 traditional disposable diapers, including most popular brands such as Pampers, Huggies, and big-box retailer private label brands. Green diapers were defined as those marketed by their manufacturers as environmentally friendly and/or made of healthier materials that are dye-free, perfume-free, and/or (partially) biodegradable. Test data used in the analysis came from BabyGearLab’s comprehensive testing and review of 20 top disposable diapers.

About BabyGearLab
Founded in 2012 by Juliet Spurrier, MD, a board certified pediatrician, BabyGearLab’s mission is to become the world's most credible and detailed source of side-by-side baby product comparison reviews. Dr. Spurrier, along with the expert staff at BabyGearLab, test leading baby products and review them using a meticulous and objective rating system. The website also publishes informative buying advice guides based on their testing experience, as well as health and safety articles for new parents.

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