A special thanks to Nest for providing the Miss Frugal Mommy blog with a product for free in exchange for an honest review!
Did you know that on average, a baby can go through between 2,000 and 2,200 diapers in their first year! As a mother of four that currently still has one child in a diaper, I can’t even begin to imagine the actual number of diapers that I have changed in my lifetime. I have never had the time, energy or drive to want to use cloth diapers… disposable have always just been my preference. However, I just hate that I am contributing to waste. I recently discovered a troubling statistic… It is estimated that single-use disposable diapers take 500 years to decompose in a landfill. WOW. So, I have essentially tossed thousands of diapers away that aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. Thankfully there are brands out there that have found a solution to this problem by creating biodegradable and compostable diapers.
Nest Baby Diapers are eco-friendly and are made with hand-selected sustainable materials that are free of harmful chemicals, lotions, perfume, and known allergens. Nest diapers are also very soft to the touch, I just love that they don’t have that plastic feel. My 13-month-old has been using these for a few weeks now, I haven’t had any issues with leaks, as they are incredibly absorbent. These are truly high quality and the fact that they are eco-friendly makes me feel so much better about the waste that I am putting out there. It is a good feeling to know that these diapers (once in the landfill) won’t be there for hundreds of years because they are made using mostly plant based materials.
If you are looking for some Natural Plant-Based Baby Diapers and training pants that quality and eco-friendly, I highly suggest you give this brand a try! If you are like me and not ready to commit to cloth diapers and want to be more cautious of the waste you put out, this is a great alternative when using disposable.
Some interesting facts the Nest shares on their website:
The definition of biodegradable is the material is capable of undergoing biological anaerobic or aerobic degradation leading to the production of CO2, H2O, methane, biomass, and mineral salts, depending on the environmental conditions. An important role in biodegradation is played by microorganisms, which are present in the environment and furnished by organic waste.
Composting is the process of breaking down organic waste by microbial digestion to create compost. Compost has many beneficial uses including improving and fertilizing soil. To go through a composting process, organic waste requires the right level of heat, water, and oxygen. In a pile of organic waste, there are millions of tiny microbes that consume the waste, transforming the organic materials into compost. Nest Diapers have been tested in accordance of test method ISO 14855-1-2012 in order to claim that a product is compostable.
Warning: Please do not dispose of Nest Diapers in your home compost pile. Nest Diapers need to be properly commercially composted to degrade.