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As a follow up to my last post about traveling with cloth diapers, I thought I would review a product that I would not travel without – disposable diaper liners. If you follow my blog, you know that I love my diaper sprayer. Knowing that I would be traveling and would be without my sprayer, I realized that I would need a new solution. Yes, I know that I can technically use the dunking method to remove soiling from the diaper, but I find that method overly messy. Thus, I decided to purchase a roll of disposable diaper liners.
Disposable Diaper Liners
I choose to buy the Bummis Bio-Soft Liners [See them here]. These liners come in a compact roll. The large liners I purchased measure about 7.5 inches by 11 inches and are the thickness of 1-2 ply toilet paper.
100% viscose rayon
The liners are made from soft 100% viscose rayon. The label lists that they are biodegradable but also mentions that they should not be flushed because they “may cause blockage in old or damaged drains and in sensitive septic tanks.” Thus, caution should be exercised if you choose to flush these liners.
After using these liners for a full week, I can honestly say that they are easy to use. Every morning, I would ready the liners and lay them into the clean diapers. This way, my diapers were ready to use the minute I needed them. After the liners were soiled, I either threw them in the wet bag, if a trash can was not handy, or threw them away immediately.
Bio-soft is an apt name for these liners. They are made from a soft, flexible material, which is comfortable for baby’s bottom. When I first purchased these liners, I worried about them causing rashes on my little one’s bottom. She often gets rashes when put in disposables and so I worried that the liners would do the same. However, the liners were very gentle on her bottom, and no new rashes appeared.
One concern my husband voiced when I decided to buy these liners was that it would create just as much waste as disposables diapers. However, these liners create MUCH less waste than disposable diapers because it is one thin layer of material rather than a whole diaper. Also, these liners – unlike disposable diapers – are made from biodegradable materials.
My only complaint about these liners is that they are made to fit with Bummis diapers (as seen here)and thus, are not a perfect fit with other brands of diapers. When I used them with my FuzziBunz One-Size (both Elite and older style) and my BumGenius Freetimes, I needed to fold the liner so that it was a bit less wide and fit snuggly into my diaper.
These liners are a wonderful product, which is less expensive than disposables, easy to use, soft on baby’s bottom and better for the environment than disposables. I plan to continue using this product on all my future trips.
Have you ever used disposable diaper liners? Do you like them?