Babies are exposed to multiple toxins, including those found in diapers. Diapers are minimally tested and regulated and contain toxic plastic chemicals with long-term reproductive risks. Consider these options instead.
Are Disposable Diapers Harming Children's Health?
Babies' health is assaulted from all sides through exposure to toxins in their limited environment including plastic particles in the water supply and baby bottles, heavy metal in store-bought baby food and diapers loaded with toxic chemicals
Although the Consumer Product Safety Commission is tasked with regulating the industry, diapers are only tested for lead. Diapers are incontinent supplies for babies, but they are not regulated under medical devices by the FDA, as are adult supplies
Babies may use up to 2,500 diapers in the first year of life and up to 4,800 by the time they are toilet trained; diaper testing has found a list of volatile organic compounds, pesticides, formaldehyde, fragrances and dioxins in multiple products, several of which exceeded the health threshold
In addition to the cognitive and physical impairment associated with exposure to environmental toxins, disposable diapers have a significant impact on the environment, including the sheer number of diapers that reach landfills and off-gassing methane as they degrade
Consider using Environmental Working Group (EWG) verified disposable diapers to lower the risk of exposure to toxins, or switch to organic cotton or hemp cloth diapers. The EWG recommends checking ingredients and avoiding fragrances and lotions on babies’ skin