An honest review of Coterie diapers, the upgraded disposable diaper worth the splurge + 20% off your purchase
Update since originally writing this post: I'm now a mom of 2, with 2 littles in Coterie diapers and can confirm I am STILL obsessed!
Coterie Diapers are one of my top must-purchase items for your baby, hands-down. The quality of these diapers just can’t be beat. I researched all the non-toxic brands ahead of my baby being born including ones you can find in big box stores like Honest Company, Pampers Pure & Huggies Special Delivery, along with some of the newer diaper brands like Bambo, Parasol, Hello Bello, Dyper and Coterie.
Here are some criteria I considered: What are the softest diapers? What are the cheapest diapers? What are the most absorbent diapers? What are the safest and have the least amount of chemicals? What are the best diapers for sensitive skin? What are the best overnight diapers? Cloth diapers vs. disposable diapers? What disposable diapers are compostable?
Did you know that no diaper is fully compostable, 100% biodegradable or truly eco friendly? I learned this from a 1:1 interview with the Coterie team. Synthetic materials are required for a diaper to function properly. There are services in certain cities like Earth Baby or TinyTots that collect used Bambo, Nest or Dyper diapers and then composts the parts that are biodegradable, but this process releases significant amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
Because of this discovery, I chose a few diaper options at different price points to test on our baby. I figured it would be a good experiment to justify if the high-price tag of Coterie was actually worth it. We tested Huggies Little Snugglers, Pampers Pure, Honest Co and Coterie.
Without question Coterie Diapers outshined all the others. And while they do come at a steeper price, we think it’s worth the splurge. Why?
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Coterie Diapers Review TLDR
Super soft & cozy
Convenient wetness indicator
Top notch absorbency
Not compostable, but sustainably minded
Review: Why Coterie are the best disposable diapers
Super Soft & Cozy
OMG these are so soft! Like luxuriously soft. They feel like actual cloth, not crunchy disposable diaper materials. These certainly take care of keeping your baby’s sensitive skin all nice and cozy. I’m sure you’ve picked out several higher price-point, organic cotton and bamboo outfits for your baby, think of this diaper material as that same high-end quality as the onesies you’ve obsessed over. This is the #1 reason we’ve stuck with the brand – seriously you just need to feel them for yourself.
Convenient Wetness Indicator
Nice convenience, quick check to see how wet the diaper is and if he really needs to be changed. I was shocked this isn’t on Honest Co. diapers!
Some people love the cute little designs on diapers, my personal preference is the classic simple white diaper look.
Top Notch Absorbency
These are the most absorbent diapers I've tried. It says the diapers wick moisture away from baby’s skin in less than 16 seconds thanks to its highly absorbent core versus the industry average of 30 seconds. Whether this is true or not, who knows, but what I do now is my baby has only had a diaper rash a couple of times (this diaper rash cream is great to have on hand) and I’d equate that to him staying nice and dry under that diaper of his. Also, we’ve been fortunate to not have frequent blow outs. Yes, we’ve still had some in these diapers, but no consistent incidents. While I use them exclusively, some friends think these are the best night time diapers out there.
On the sensitive skin theme, I wanted to avoid all harmful chemicals. Coterie’s website includes this list of safety measures:
- 0% Chlorine bleaching
- Fragrance free
- Lotion free
- Latex free
- Rubber free
- Dye free
- Alcohol free
- Free of heavy metal
- Clinically proven hypoallergenic
- Paraben free
- Phthalate free
- Free of harsh chemicals
- No VOCs
- No optical brighteners
- No animal testing
Not compostable, but sustainably-minded
Eco-friendly diapers are definitely a top search right now among moms I know. Unfortunately there is no such thing as a 100% biodegradable diaper. There is a lot of greenwashing in the industry today and it's hard to know what's true. I appreciate that Coterie is extremely transparent about its processes and materials. So while not an actual compostable diaper, Coterie is thinking about the environment and planning for a more sustainable diaper future.
Try them for yourself
Coterie diapers are available direct-to-consumer, so you can purchase them on their website. They deliver very fast – usually within 4 days. And if you sign up for the monthly subscription, you remove the guesswork and guarantee to always have a stock of diapers ready to go. Trust me, you’ll be a repeat customer. You can also purchase select sizes in store at Whole Foods, but unfortunately they are not available on Amazon.
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But are Coterie Diapers really worth they hype?
100% yes they are worth the hype. I found myself in a bind without my Coterie diapers, and needed to purchase some at the store. I gave Huggies a try again for a few days… and my baby got one of the worst diaper rashes he's had EVER!
Can you buy single packs of Coterie Diapers?
There are two options to buy single packs of Coterie Diapers. Option 1: Enroll in an auto-renew subscription and you can add on a single pack to your address – this is especially useful if you are traveling and don't want to bring them with you. Option 2: Select sizes are now available at Whole Foods, however its worth noting that they sell out quickly and aren't guaranteed to be in stock.
Does Coterie make pull-ups?
Coterie offers a combo traditional diaper / pull-up called ‘The Pant.‘ Now my toddler who moves around A LOT has a very comfortable fit with this new flexible diaper that can be put standing up, or laying down!