I decided to do a little more digging into BJ's Generation Earth diapers to get the ingredient list. I have received a lot of comments about these diapers so I wanted to provide an update about how they're working and what's in them. If you haven't seen my original post, go here to see what I wrote about a variety of different natural disposable diapers, including the Generation Earth ones.
We've been using the Generation Earth diapers since April and I still love them. We've had no leaks, no blowouts, and no rashes. He's even used them a few times overnight and only had a tiny bit of a leak at the top, but nothing major that woke him up. We've also been using the Generation Earth wipes and I love them. They're thick, clean well, and don't rip easily.
I've received a few comments on my original post concerning rashes, so I checked with BJ's on the ingredients used in the diapers. This is what their costumer service team sent me:
The diapers have the exact same ingredient as the Seventh Generation ones (minus the pigment Seventh Gen ads to make the diapers brown - which is totally weird to me, btw).
I have no clue what the second and third ingredients were, so I went to the Skin Deep database to get more info and to see how natural they really are.
Sodium Polyacrylate is a sodium salt and scored a 3 out of 10 (10 being the worst) in terms of how harmful - considered a low overall health hazard.
Polypropylene is a plastic polymer and is ranked 1 out of 10 and is considered a low overall health hazard.
It seems like these diapers don't have any nasty secret ingredients lurking beneath the surface which makes me feel even happier that I've chosen to use them. In regards to rashes, I'm not sure what could be causing them for some babies. The bigger mainstream non-natural diapers tend to add things like lotions and ointments to their diapers, and since Generation Earth does not (which I think is a great thing), the rash could be from chafing or something like that.
I hope this helps and gives a bit more insight into these diapers.