Pssst…. I have a confession to make. We are not a cloth diapering family. I know, I know. I fully support cloth diapering and know all of the benefits (plus cloth diapers are so darn cute). We even tried it out for about 6 months with my oldest but, for a variety of reasons, it just wasn’t the best fit for our family.
So if your family is like ours, I’d like to introduce you to DYPER, a new bamboo diaper on the market. I recently got to try it out with my youngest son, Ethan.
DYPER is a subscription diaper service and, at this time, subscribing is the only way to get them. I personally love subscription services because as a mom, I already have a million things to keep track of and knowing that my diapers will arrive monthly without my needing to do anything is great. It is one less thing I need to worry about.
Ethan is about 17 or 18 pounds which puts him in a size Medium. A month’s supply of size Mediums includes 180 diapers. If you run out of diapers before the end of the month, you can even send an “SOS” for an overnight delivery of some additional diapers to get you through the month.
When I received my first box in the mail and opened it up, the first thing I noticed is that they are really soft! The bamboo fibers make a huge difference and how they feel, plus they are naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and sustainable. An added bonus is that they don’t have that chemically smell that some traditional disposable diapers do.
They are a clean looking, white color with no pictures or designs, which appeals to my minimalist side. I don’t always love all the busy character designs you usually find on disposable diapers. They do have a yellow/blue ph strip to indicate when the diaper is wet. The wetness indicator is something I always appreciated with my newborns, but found to not be necessary as they get older.
One aspect of disposable diapers I’ve always felt guilty about was the negative environmental impact that they have. This is the aspect of DYPER as a company that I love the most. The diapers are biodegradable and compostable and the company has gone out of their way to ensure that their diapers have as little impact on the environment as possible. For every subscription that goes out each month, they purchase carbon offsets on the subscriber’s behalf that are supporting the Alto May Reforestation Project.
Overall, these are some pretty solid diapers! They fit Ethan well and we didn’t have any issues with any big blow-outs. They seemed to be slightly less absorbent than the standard disposable and I found that we changed them somewhat more often. This is not necessarily a bad thing and probably helps kiddos who experience sensitivity issues. One thing I did notice is that they sometimes felt damp on the outside. After doing some research, I found that this isn’t due to them leaking but due to the moisture wicking properties of the materials they use pulling moisture away from the body. This is very helpful in keeping their delicate skin from getting irritated.
DYPER’s monthly subscription costs $64 per month which is right in line with, or even slightly less than, other bamboo diapers on the market. And, best of all, they are delivered right to you so that is one less thing that you need to get at the store. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional disposable diapers, then DYPER is going to be a great choice for you!