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Coterie vs. Millie Moon

coterie vs millie moon

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The Premium Diaper Showdown

Between my demanding work responsibilities and over-scheduled social life, never did I think I’d be that mom who obsesses over baby products, but here I am obsessing over diapers 😬 Why? Because they actually make a big difference in ensuring my son can keep up with our busy life! So here we go… it’s time for the premium diaper showdown. I selected 2 brands that claim to be luxurious to put to the test.

TLDR: Millie Moon wins on cost, but can’t compete with the premium qualities of Coterie.

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Criteria 1: Absorbency

Quick note on this criteria: High absorbency means no leakage, no blowouts, no diaper rash, and a full night’s sleep. To test this feature, I poured water on each diaper brand, then felt how dry it was after 30 seconds.

COTERIE

Coterie says its diapers wick moisture away from baby’s skin in less than 16 seconds versus the industry average of 30 seconds. Like magic, this diaper felt incredibly dry despite pouring water on it! And this is a fact: my baby who mostly has been in Coterie his whole life only has had a diaper rash a couple of times and I’d equate that to him staying nice and dry under that diaper of his. 5/5

MILLIE MOON

Millie Moon says its diapers are built with absorption technology that offers up to 12 hours of protection. Upon testing, these seem to perform the same, or maybe slightly better than your average diaper. 3/5

coterie vs. mille moon

ABSORBENCY WINNER: COTERIE

Criteria 2: Softness

COTERIE

OMG these are so soft! They feel like actual cloth, not crunchy disposable diaper materials. This is the #1 reason we’ve stuck with the brand time and time again – seriously you just need to feel them for yourself.  5/5

MILLIE MOON

Okay these diapers are soft, much better than your average drug store brand, but they still have some of that plasticy diaper feel to them. It kind of sounds like multiple layers of tissue paper crinkling between your fingers. 4/5

coterie vs. mille moon

SOFTNESS WINNER: COTERIE

Criteria 3: Safety

COTERIE

  • 0% Chlorine bleaching
  • Fragrance free
  • Lotion free
  • Latex free
  • Rubber free
  • Dye free
  • Alcohol free
  • Free of heavy metal
  • Clinically proven hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Paraben free
  • Phthalate free
  • Free of harsh chemicals
  • No VOCs
  • No optical brighteners
  • No animal testing

5/5

MILLIE MOON

  • Chlorine free
  • Latex free
  • Fragrance free
  • Lotion free

3/5

SAFETY WINNER: COTERIE

Criteria 4: Eco-friendly  

Did you know that no diaper is fully compostable, 100% biodegradable or truly eco friendly? Synthetic materials are required for a diaper to function properly.

COTERIE

Coterie diapers are made with wood pulp sourced from sustainably managed forests and has invested a portion of proceeds to accelerate the transition to truly sustainable diapering solutions for all. Coterie also takes part in a Carbon Offsets program, and each time you make a purchase you’ll see in your cart a CO2 Offset added for free. Coterie is thinking about the environment and planning for a sustainable diaper future. 3/5

MILLIE MOON

Millie Moon sadly doesn’t seem to really care about being eco-friendly. There is little detail on the sustainability of its diapers, other than a mention of being built with sustainably sourced pulp.  1/5 

Eco-friendly WINNER: COTERIE

Criteria 5: Cost 

COTERIE

198 diapers for $85 on monthly subscription for size 1 (8-12lb baby) = $0.43 each

MILLIE MOON

108 diapers for $30 for size 1 (6-11lb baby) = $0.28 each

COST WINNER: MILLIE MOON

And the Premium Diaper Showdown Winner is…

Taking these 5 criteria into account, Coterie is the clear winner of the Premium Diaper Showdown. Try them for yourself now.

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  1. Ashlee Lagasse says:

    Coterie is hands down the best diaper! Millie moon diapers often leaked through.

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