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.