If you’re conscious of all those unhealthy disposable diapers ending up in landfills and you’re looking for eco-friendly diapers in Canada, you have several options.

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In this post, you’ll find info for 2 eco-friendly disposable diaper brands you can order online, the option of reusable cloth diapers, and the trending method of elimination communication that does away with using diapers.

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First, I’ll start with eco-friendly disposable diapers you can order online. These are good options if you want a more convenient, but sustainable and healthier, choice.

Some people use cloth diapers at home and use disposable diapers when they travel or want a convenient backup.

Eco by Naty Baby Diapers in Canada

Eco by Naty disposable diapers tick a lot of certification boxes if you’re looking for a sustainable and healthier disposable diaper.

Keep in mind that they’re not compostable, but are healthier for your baby and the environment.

What Makes Eco by Naty Eco-Friendly?

Some of the reasons I include Eco by Naty on the list of healthier and sustainable disposable diapers include:

  • The material is fragrance-free, latex-free, and chlorine-free
  • The diaper and packaging are certified by TÜV Austria
  • The packaging has received a 3-star bio and plant-based certification for its renewability
  • OEKO-TEX certification for chemicals
  • FSC and V-Label certified for ethically sourced trees and no animal cruelty
  • No plastic on the parts that touch the baby’s skin
  • GMO-free
  • Sensitive and hypoallergenic

It’s also worth noting that some people who used these diapers liked the eco-friendly and healthier aspects, but weren’t as thrilled with the price and performance at night.

People who really liked them mentioned the thinner, less bulky feel, being a better option for babies and the environment, and the attractive appearance.

One convenience with Eco by Naty is that you can sign up to get repeat deliveries of the diapers to avoid running out.

Bambo Nature Baby Diapers in Canada

Bambo Nature diapers are another eco-friendly and healthier choice for the environment and your baby.

Like the Eco by Naty brand, they have many certifications that make them a step up from many traditional brands.

What Makes Bambo Nature Eco-Friendly?

Some of the reasons to include Bambo Nature as an eco-friendly option for healthier and sustainable disposable diapers include:

  • No added chemicals, dyes, parabens, or perfumes
  • Has the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for lifecycle
  • Holds the Asthma & Allergy Nordic label certification
  • Ecocert Cosmos certification
  • FSC™ (Forest Stewardship Council) certification for sustainable forests
  • Dermatologically tested
  • I’m green™ bio-based polyethylene produced from sugarcane

People using the Bambo Nature brand liked the eco-friendly aspects but, in some cases, found the price a challenge. Consumers have also reported they may swell more than the Eco by Naty brand when wet.

The Bambo Nature brand is another popular choice for an eco-friendly and healthier diaper to use full-time or for swapping out with cloth when occasions call for it.

Next, learn some additional info about using disposable eco-friendly diapers in general.

Using Eco-Friendly Disposable Diapers

There are several points about using eco-friendly disposable diapers you may be interested in if you go that route for diapering your baby:

1. Made with Eco-Friendlier Materials

They’re usually made from plant-based fibers and do not have undesirable chemicals and materials. These diapers come in varying degrees of being biodegradable.

2. Disposable Still Goes to the Landfill

The obvious disadvantage to using these diapers is that they are disposable and still end up in the landfill. Plus, they are not creating savings in terms of the family’s financial budget.

3. Only on Special Occasions

However, some people use them in addition to cloth diapers, and only for convenience on special occasions, which frequently reduces the need to use them often.

They are also reputed to keep harmful chemicals and plastics away from babies and out of landfills, which is healthier for everyone.

Next, I’ll provide info about another option for using diapers: eco-friendly cloth diapers.

Eco-Friendly Cloth Diapers

Another option for eco-friendly diapers is to make use of reusable cloth diapers.

This method has been used for decades and is still used by many Canadians who want to save money and protect the environment.

Here are some points to help you with your decisions:

1. Learn What’s In Them

Like most products, the quality of the cloth diapers you buy will vary depending on what goes into them and how they’re manufactured. And, you may have to pay more to get a longer-lasting diaper.

2. Boutique Diapers Cost More

Boutique diapers will generally cost more than if you buy cloth diapers from larger retail stores.

However, when cloth diapers are available in the larger retailer, they’re more accessible to people who don’t order products online.

3. Advantages to Cloth Diapers

The obvious advantages of using cloth diapers are saving money by using them over and preserving the planet’s resources by not throwing disposable diapers in the trash.

4. Using Home Energy?

There is some debate about not saving on home energy when you use cloth diapers, but the general consensus of our research is that reusable diapers are better for the environment.

Plus, if you hang them to dry, you’ll cut down on the cost of using the dryer to dry them. It’s less expensive for you and the environment.

5. Cloth Diapers in Canada

The website Simply Mom Bailey offers a good roundup of cloth diapers available in Canada for each of the provinces and territories. These are options for ordering online.

Using cloth diapers is a definite way to go eco-friendly and sustainable when you care for your baby’s needs.

However, there’s another option that does away with the need for diapers and I’ll touch on that before I clue up.

Elimination Communication

Finally, I’ll look at a trending method for eco-friendly potty training that doesn’t involve using diapers at all. It’s known as elimination communication.

Learning the Signals

Basically, this method requires that the parent or guardian learns the signals that a baby uses when he/she is ready to use the washroom.

The parent or guardian watches for these signs and helps them learn to indicate when they need to go.

Unique Potty

At the beginning with infants, there’s a small potty shaped like a top hat used for the elimination. As the child ages, they will use larger toilets.

There is an example of a top hat potty available on Amazon.ca.

Patience Required

As you can imagine, many people are skeptical of this method. It does require a great deal of patience and focus to get this method to work.

However, it is reputed to be in practice in many parts of the world and the most natural method ever used by humans.

Mayim Bialik Explains

A much-viewed video by the actress Mayim Bialik explains this process well as she tells of her experiences with elimination communication. It’s well-presented, giving a good overview of how the method works.

You can also find books about elimnation communication on Amazon.ca.

As you can see, there are a variety of options available for eco-friendly diapers in Canada. You can assess your personal circumstances and budget to decide which method is best for your family.

24 thoughts on “Eco-Friendly Diapers in Canada”

  1. Haha thanks for the article my guy! To be completely honest, I actually found this article really helpful. I’m pretty eco friendly myself, so I always try to find the eco-friendly option in everything. My wife is expecting, so I’ve been running around the place looking for eco-friendly diapers. You’ve saved me a lot of stress and worry, thanks again! 

    1. It’s good the information was helpful for you. And, every good wish on your new arrival. There are a lot of eco-friendly products for babies. We’re planning a post on eco-friendly baby toys. Check back for it in a few days.

  2. Hello, this is an incredible piece of information you have here to help people who want to use eco-friendly diapers. And I love this because the eco-friendly diapers are made from a plant-based product and this is devoid of chemicals that may be harmful to humans. That’s important for the safety of babies and families. The elimination communication idea is fascinating. I hadn’t heard of it before.

    1. Yes, the idea of elimination communication is getting a lot of interest from many people. Some are for it and others don’t want to try it. It’s a very personal choice. But there are still plenty of options for being more eco-friendly with diapers.

  3. Well, I learned enough about poopy diapers today to last me a lifetime! Haha I’m kidding. 

    This is a wonderful article with great information on eco friendly diapers and techniques. 

     I have never been able to go as far as switching to cloth diapers. I understand it’s probably better for the environment but I just can’t do it. 

    However, I am very curious about the other two brands of eco friendly diapers you reviewed here. The price is worth it if it doesn’t contribute to the huge plastic garbage patch we have floating in our oceans today. 

    I do wish they would come up with a completely biodegradable diaper already! It’s hard to believe the technology isn’t there yet when they have made everything from cigarette filters to condoms biodegradable! 

    As far as elimination communication goes, I can just picture a mom with her twenty year old son, asking him in front of his friends if he needs to use the restroom because she became so good at spotting the signs from the time he was born! Haha how mortifying, but interesting at the same time. 

    Thanks for all the great options! 

    1. I’m glad the information was useful for you to make some decisions about diapers. And, thanks for the chuckle with your funny scenario!

  4. I’d like to learn more about the two environmentally friendly diaper brands you recommended. It is appropriate if the cost does not contribute to the enormous plastic rubbish patch that now floats in our seas.
    I wish they’d developed a fully biodegradable diaper by now!
    Cloth diapers, like any other product, vary in quality depending on what goes into them and how they’re created. It’s also possible that you’ll have to pay extra for a diaper that lasts longer. and I agree with that.

    Thank you

    1. Yes, I would love to see a totally compostable and biodegradable diaper, too. Along with many other products to reduce plastic, plus more reasonable prices for every consumer.

  5. Millie "Pioneer Kitty" Zeiler

    Even since I was just a kid (I’m 51 now), I remember the division between cloth diapers and disposables between mothers. It still continues, despite the fact, there are now eco-friendly versions!

    In truth, I prefer eco-friendly disposables as opposed to cloth for the one core reason that I find it to be a far more sanitary option. Yes, there are eco-friendly cleaning agents to restore the soiled cloth as close to its former glory as possible, but when it comes to the sensitivity of a baby’s skin, I take this into consideration most.  

    1. Yes, there are probably a lot of people who feel the same as you do and have other reasons, too, for preferring the eco-friendly disposable choices. It will be great when they develop a truly compostable diaper.

  6. A good friend invited me to her daughter’s Baby Shower and she is asking for some Eco-friendly diapers, so I decided to look for some information about where to get them in Canada. I’m glad I found your article as it helped me to learn more about this type of diapers and where to get them. I’m sure the mom-to-be will be happy to get some Bambo Nature diapers. I sent your article to my friend and she was happy to read it too. 

    1. Eco-friendly diapers are an awesome gift for a mother-to-be. I hope she likes them and it encourages lots of sustainable habits as her child grows up.

  7. Hi Stella

    Thank you for a very informative and socially reponsible article. I think that the worst kept secret is that humans are rapidly destroying the planet through over-consumption and recklesssness. People should be made aware of reponsible changes they need to make to protect our environment. Your article does just that. 

    Eco friendly diapers seems like something most parents will be keen to try. And, most importantly, it seems that they are also safe for baby as well. Perhaps the higher cost may deter some parents though. 

    1. Yes, everyone should know about the terrible shape the planet is in and what we have to do to help protect the environment, but it’s a slow uphill battle at times. I agree, too, that eco-friendly products have to become more affordable in order for people to be able to make the best choices for their health and the earth.

  8. It is great that more and more companies are becoming eco-friendly in the creation of their products, and diapers have always been a bone of contention to deal with, especially when they don’t decompose quickly.

    I must admit that washing nappies is the worst thing, and I didn’t enjoy that aspect when my child was young, but the idea of having nappies that are eco-friendly is a far more appealing idea for most rather than all that washing.

    Thanks for a great article.

    1. Yes, it’s not always practical for busy families to wash cloth diapers, but you may get some who are willing to use eco-friendly disposables. Hopefully, they will become completely compostable at some point in the near future. Diapers do create an awful lot of waste, for sure.

  9. Wow, what a great website. You are providing a service to readers by outlining what is available to them if they go the eco-friendly way. This is awesome because of the climate changes and global warming issues we are having and how not to add to the current problem. At least, not as much, anyway. I think more people will begin to find eco-conscious ways to diaper their babies. I’m not so sure about the elimination communication method. That sounds like lots of messes!  You have a great website. Thank you for offering this content. 
    Cheers,

    Erlene

    1. Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, I wanted to have a blog that fits with my personal values, and as you point out, we are definitely in a climate crisis that needs everyone to do their part.
      When it comes to eco-friendly potty training, many people use the elimination communication method, but it’s certainly not for everyone. I hope they develop a completely compostable diaper in the near future.

  10. Hello, this is a fantastic piece of material you’ve put up to assist individuals who want to use environmentally friendly diapers. This is critical for the safety of both babies and their families. The concept of elimination communication is intriguing. It was the first time I’d heard of it. And I like it since the eco-friendly diapers are created from a plant-based material that is free of potentially dangerous chemicals for humans.

    1. Yes, there are lots more eco-friendly options for diapering than there used to be. Parents have many choices to keep things safer for their babies and the environment.

  11. Hi,

    I found your website so interesting! I really believe that finding eco-friendly alternatives for daily things is the future. 
    I am not in this stage of life where I have children but if I am in the future I will come back to your article.

    Continue writing about topics like this one, it was very useful.
    congrats,

    Ellen.

  12. It is very hard to dispose of normal nappies and the landfill is full of them. I think this is a brilliant idea and it is about time that companies brought out this sort of thing. My kids are all in their 20’s but having 4 of them I used hundreds of nappies. A lot of the time when at home I used Terry’s washable nappies and only used disposable when going out. Thanks for a great post very interesting.

    1. Yes, diapers are a huge problem for landfills and the environment. I look forward to the time when they produce a completely compostable diaper for people who won’t (or can’t) use cloth diapers.

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