The Honest Diapers Bundle Review

Despite the product name just calling for a corny opener, (think “In my HONEST opinion” or “Honestly, I believe”) I thought that the Honest Diapers Bundle would be a good topic for a review.  Honest is a fairly new company that sells diapers and household products bundles through monthly subscriptions.  You can choose either bundle or both, and are shipped a predetermined amount of product each month.  One of the biggest selling points is the eco-friendliness.  Per the company website, the diapers are made out of, “100% non-toxic, chlorine-free, sustainable, and plant-based materials- ensuring your baby is safe and not exposed to any harsh or synthetic chemicals.”  Another main draw is the convenience.   Since the bundles are shipped right to your door at regular intervals, you don’t have to worry about running to the store or even getting on the computer to re-order diapers and wipes.  Lastly, the diapers come in really cute designs.

We are pretty satisfied with our Earth’s Best diapers and Babyganics wipes that we purchase through Amazon Mom’s subscribe and save option, but I am always up for trying something new.  I ordered the free trial, which only cost $4.99 for shipping (I ordered the household product trial as well, but haven’t used the samples yet).  The package came really quickly and included seven diapers and a pack of ten wipes.  He had fun playing with the packaging, and I was immediately drawn to the cuteness of the diapers.  I couldn’t wait to get Rylan into one of them.

To me, these diapers seem very similar to Earth’s Best.  The size, shape, and feel are very similar.  If you haven’t used Earth’s Best diapers before, they may seem a little papery.  We have used Earth’s Best from the beginning, so it is what we are used to (and now prefer), but I just wanted to bring it up in case you aren’t familiar with them.  After using the trial pack, I can say that I am very pleased with how these diapers hold up.  I did not have any problems with them, no major leaks or rashes, but I can’t say that I noticed a difference (either way) between them and Earth’s Best.

I have to say that the wipes that come with this bundle aren’t my favorite.  They worked just fine and had a light, pleasant scent.  However, we really like the thickness of the Babyganics brand wipes, and are used to that.  Therefore, the Honest wipes seemed a little thin.  They also were a little hard to get out of the pack (I don’t know if this would be different with the non-trial size pack), but they could always be transferred to another container. Overall, not bad, but not great.

After I tested the performance, I got on the computer and did a few calculations to figure out how the prices compare.  The Honest Diapers bundle is $79.95 per month for a predetermined amount of diapers (this depends on the size you choose).  Currently, the promotion is that if you sign up, you get a free month’s supply (four packs of 80 count wipes) for the lifetime of your membership.  So, diapers and wipes would essentially be $80 per month. I pulled up our Amazon order history and figured out that the Earth’s Best diapers come to 27 cents per diaper and a little over 3 cents per wipe.  If I multiply these costs by the amount of diapers (216) and wipes (320) in the size 3 bundle, my total comes to $56.20.

If price wasn’t an issue, I think I would choose Honest over Earth’s Best, even though I wasn’t thrilled with the wipes.   I like that the website explicitly says, “Honest Diapers Do NOT Contain: chlorine, perfume, phthalates, lotions, optical brighteners, PVC, heavy metals, and organotins (MBT, DBT, TBT).”  The Earth’s Best website just says, “Made with fewer petrochemicals, Latex-free, dye- free, perfume-free.”   Also, the Honest Diapers are just so darn cute.  I know this may sound silly, but I’m up for anything that makes diaper changing a little more fun.  However, the Amazon mom program coupled with subscribe and save for Earth’s Best diapers and Babyganics wipes costs us a little over $23 dollars less per month than if we did the Honest Diapers bundle.  So, in this case, the cuteness doesn’t justify the extra cost, and we will be sticking with Earth’s Best diapers…that is until I can ever get up the (nerve, motivation, determination?) to try cloth diapers.

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11 Responses to The Honest Diapers Bundle Review

  1. rockieprojectunexpected says:

    That is a great review, I really wanted get the trials but they don’t ship to Canada.

    • Thank you! That is too bad they don’t ship to Canada. They are still fairly new, so maybe that is something they will work out in the near future. I also read somewhere that they might start selling individual bundles rather than just the subscriptions. Something to look out for!

  2. lunachick265 says:

    Hi there! Thanks for reviewing Honest Diapers. I cloth diaper almost full time, but I decided to order some for our 3 week trip back home this summer, thanks to your review and some others.
    I really want to encourage you to try cloth diapering! I’m something of a cloth diaper evangelist, and I’m here to tell you that it’s easy, and doesn’t take more work than disposable diapers. Try a few brands to see what you like and works for your kid. I’d start with All-In-One diapers, they’re the closest thing to disposable. I like GroVia and Thirsties (thirsties are my fav!), but some of my friends looooove BumGenius. You can frequently find gently used diapers on sites like ebay or cloth diaper junction. Good luck!

  3. Anna says:

    I was about to sign up for the trial then I noticed $4.99 for eight diapers!!!!!! Um No thanks. I can go buy a 30 pack of seventh generation for around $10. Great review though thanks! 🙂

    • When you put it that way, it totally sounds like a rip-off 🙂 I really wanted to try them so that was still better than signing up for the whole bundle, plus I got the home/personal care product trial, too included in the shipping. If I am not mistaken, you can now order individual packs of diapers, wipes, etc., instead of bundle only, so you could order a full pack if you wanted to try it. But, you still might be able to find better deals elsewhere.

  4. Monique says:

    Thanks for this review, Im such a sucker and almost oredered the trial as well. Id try anything to improve my sons life. I had never heard of babyganics but now Ill think Ill look into it and try that first!

  5. Kimberly says:

    I love Babyganics wipes too, they are THE BEST in terms of thickness! They also leave a faint cinnamon smell on your skin after you use them. I just ordered 2 bundles of Honest diapers/wipes from Gilt.com for $68 each, plus I had a 25% off coupon, so my total was $120 for 2 bundles with tax/shipping. I figured out that it came to about .20 per diaper (I ordered a size 2 bundle and a size 3 bundle, so that is average between the two sizes). We’ll see how it goes!

    • That sounds like a great deal! Thanks for sharing! What diapers do you currently use?

    • Marie says:

      I love Honest diapers – been using them for about 5 months now. The new wipes are even better and now make my bundles totally worth it!! Where did you get the 25% off coupon? Thanks for letting us know of the sale!!

  6. RaquelBP says:

    Thanks for your review. I am about to give birth to our first child in about 3 weeks and thought I should get onto ordering diapers. I heard about the honest company and was drawn to the bundle of diapers plus wipes, and never having purchased diapers in my life, found their price comparison pretty good. I was also drawn to the convenience of the “recurring” order process. I was able to find a 40% off coupon code (wittlebee) and a free shipping sale on their site, so my total came to about $48.00 for the first month’s subscription. The site I found it on was http://www.retailmenot.com/view/honest.com. As far as I know each of the coupons listed is only available on first orders.
    I appreciate your comparision to Earth’s Best and am going to seriously consider that option. We are a tightly funded household, and although I want to be as conscious and healthy as possible with the choices we make for our new baby, every penny counts in my book. Thanks!

    • I’m glad you found the review useful! That’s a great coupon you found. I’m sure you will like the Honest Diapers. Earth’s Best really is good, too, if it comes down to price (which it often does) down the road. Best wishes to you on your first child!

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