If you’ve looked into disposable diaper brands already, you’ve probably discovered that choosing the right fit for your baby is a daunting task.
How can you tell if they contain potentially harmful toxins, metals or fragrances that you may not want near your little ones?
When brand packaging or websites don’t contain the information you need, it’s hard work.
So we’ve done the research here to make it a bit easier for you.
Our comparison table identifies popular disposable diaper brands in Hong Kong—both conventional and eco-friendly.
We investigated what exactly goes into each diaper, how safe it is for your baby and the environment, as well as the cost and company transparency.
In conducting this research, we looked at what public information each brand provides and also contacted the brands directly. We did not do any laboratory testing.
We provide all the data available here so you can make an informed decision about what nappy brand is best for your family.
A FEW THINGS…
The transparency rating was the only section where June weighed in and gave the brands our ratings based on how open they were with us. We have scored them out of five based on how many questions they responded to.
Not Intended During Production
This easy non-committal phrase was used by a lot of brands who cannot rule out a certain chemical appearing in their diapers. If it was not added as an ingredient, then legally it need not appear on the packaging—even if certain factory processes may result in the said chemical in a product. For example PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are environmental pollutants resulting from man-made processes and so need not appear on the diaper packet but may be present in the final product.
GOO.N and Merries do not appear on this table as the companies were unresponsive. Merries’ only reply to our questions was the following: “Merries Diapers are manufactured globally (Japan and other countries) and do not use any harmful substances. You can rest assured of Merries Diapers’ safety."
Want to learn more about the toxins mentioned in this table? You can read up on them in our article Are Your Diapers Toxin Free?.