Monday, August 23, 2010

Seventh Generation Baby

Back when we went on vacation, I had to use disposable diapers for Esther.  We had previously used Pampers, but will not buy them again.  (See this article for more on why.)  I contacted Seventh Generation and they agreed to send me a natural baby starter kit - and give one away!


The kit includes Diapers, disinfecting multi-surface spray, disinfecting bathroom spray, disinfecting wipes, baby wipes tub and refill, baby laundry detergent, all purpose spray, natural paper towels, and a reusable bag.  *This is not the entire kit pictured, I forgot to take a photo at first and we've already used up some of the products.

Esther is normally in cloth diapers, but on vacation she wore these disposables the entire time.  I chose Seventh Generation because they are chlorine free, fragrance free, and they disclose all ingredients.  The diapers fit well, although I'd say they run a bit small.  Esther is 17 lbs and fit in the size 3, but the 4s fit too.  We got lots of comments on the natural color.  I thought they were cute and I enjoyed not having Elmo or Barney all over her bottom for a change.  The back of the diaper has a nice stretchy part to allow for a good fit.  We did have a few poop leaks, but the diapers held up well overnight.  When we ran out of diapers I had Ross make a special stop just to find more Seventh Generation diapers.


The wipes are great too - unscented, alcohol free, and no yucky ingredients.  Pampers wipes contain parabens, among other things.  I buy disposable wipes to keep in the diaper bag for sticky fingers, etc.  I'll be buying these from now on.  They are a bit drier, but work well.


We've been using the cleaning supplies around the house for a couple of months now.  The disinfecting wipes are especially handy for cleaning the trash can lid, toilet, or wiping doorknobs when we are sick and don't want to spread germs.  I do have a homemade cleaning recipe that I use, but these are great too.  If we want to be sure something is disinfected we will reach for one of these cleaners.  I didn't like the Thyme scent at first, but its mild and I really did get used to it.  I'm honestly not sure what the big difference is between all of the different cleaners, they all seem to get the job done.

I posted a bit ago about wanting to switch our laundry detergent because of nasty ingredients.  I now use Rockin Green for my diapers, but I think its too expensive for everyday use.  The baby laundry detergent we received has worked well.  I think we'll be buying this from now on too.

Thanks Seventh Generation!  Its nice to have reliable everyday products that work well and are safe!

You can purchase Seventh Generation products from Diapers.com.  If you are new to their site, use the code ONEWORD for 15% off your order.

Who will the lucky winner of the Natural Baby Starter Kit be?  To enter, leave a comment on this post letting me know what your favorite Seventh Generation product is and why.  If you are subscribed by email to this blog, you can have an extra entry (leave a second comment).  Open to US entrants only.  I'll close the giveaway on September 6th at midnight.  Thanks for stopping by!

*Now closed.  Congrats to Kristen, comment #9.  :)*

40 comments:

  1. I just switched to Seventh generation detergent. My 10 week old have super sensitive skin. I am very very interested in the diapers as well.

    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    Patrizziag(at)comcast(dot)net

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  2. I loved the diapers and now the training pants for our trips out of town! Seventh Generation does a great job.

    vwhatley@hotmail.com

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  3. I've never gotten to try their products...would love to!

    Heather

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  4. I love their disinfectant wipes and dish soap.

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  5. I like their baby wipes and I'd really like to try the diapers.

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  6. The couple times we've used the diapers, we really liked them. No yucky perfume smell, nice stretchy waist, and they are so much healthier for baby than the other brands.

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  7. I love their paper towels and glass and surface cleaner because it never leaves streaks behind.
    pbjmama(at)live(dot)com

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  8. I have not had a chance to try any Seventh Generation products yet, but would love to!
    ~Kristen
    honeybugg11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I subscribe to your emails
    ~Kristen
    honeybugg11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. My favorite 7thGen product is their liquid laundry detergent!
    giabao.ng @ gmail

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  11. I follow your blog via email subscription.
    giabao.ng @ gmail

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  12. I like their diapers. We use them on vacation too. It's funny, I also like the neutral color and lack of cartoon characters :)
    jessica0224@cox.net

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  13. I subscribe to the blog via email :)
    jessica0224@cox.net

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  14. I used their diapers when we went on vacation this year and they held up pretty well. I would like to try their wipes now after reading your reviews.

    andbjr at gmail dot com

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  15. Email subscriber

    andbjr at gmail dot com

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  16. I really like their diapers as they are so much better for babies!!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  17. I subscribe via email!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  18. I have never used any of their products but I would love to try them out!

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  19. email subscriber
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  20. I've never used Seventh Generation, but I'd love to try it out!

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  21. I used their laundry detergent once and liked it. I would like to try other products they have.
    ~Monica
    melcran at sbcglobal . net

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  22. I am a subscriber, too.
    ~Monica
    melcran at sbcglobal . net

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  23. I love their Lavender Floral and Mint Dish Liquid because it smalls great, works well, and has no nasty chemicals!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  24. I have used the wipes before and liked them. I just didn't like the container that they came in. It was hard to get the wipes out. I haven't tried any of their other products but would love to.

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  25. I am a subscriber of your blog.

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  26. I love their diapers...I haven't tried any other products as of yet...but would love too! Thisnwould be a great way to do just that ;o)

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  27. my favorite is their diapers. or the bathroom cleaner. i truly LOVE their products. the diapers are just as good if not better than the 'others'. and the cleaner...cleans without giving me a headache from the chemicals.

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  28. I have not tried Seventh Generation, but am very interested. I've been waiting for my current "green" cleaner (that costs way more) to run out before I buy something to try. This would be a great way for me to try their products :)
    theyoungns at gmail.com

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  29. I subscribe :)
    theyoungns at gmail.com

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  30. My favorite is their baby laundry detergent - it's great and I love that you can buy it pretty much anywhere, so no special trips when you're out of detergent! :)
    jkrs01 @comcast.net

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  31. I love the baby wipes because they are gentle and soft.

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  32. I've not tried them but by leaving this comment can I still enter to win? I hope so!

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  33. I have not tried their products yet--like to try:http://www.seventhgeneration.com/Free-and-Clear/Dishwashing-Soap
    thanks for the giveaway
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  34. My favorite product is the dish soap (lavender) ! I love it because it smells so good!

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  35. I subscribe via email!
    mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

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  36. i love the new hand wash soap in the "just clen" scent! it makes my hands so soft!

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  37. I would love to try the Hand Wash - Fresh Citrus
    because it sounds very gentle but still effective with a great scent.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  38. I'm subscribed to your emails.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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