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The Honest Company Diapers and Wipes Discovery Kit Review + Coupon- Aug 2016

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Note from Liz: I’m so happy to introduce our newest reviewer to the MSA team! Welcome, Lacey!

The Honest Company offers five different “bundle” subscriptions: Essentials (household items), Diapers & Wipes, Health & Wellness (vitamins), Organic Infant Formula + DHA  and Beauty. This is a review of their Free Discovery Kit of Diapers & Wipes.

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The Subscription Box: The Honest Company Diapers & Wipes Bundle

The Cost: $79.95 + tax per full-sized bundle. This mini Discovery Kit is free + $5.95 in shipping.

COUPON: Get a trial Essentials kit for free + $5.95 shipping when you subscribe!, no coupon required, just use this link.

The Products: Each full-size Diapers & Wipes bundle includes 6 packs of Honest Co’s plant based diapers (quantity varies depending on diaper size) and 4 packs of wipes. Both products are free of petrochemicals, chlorine, harsh chemicals and common allergens. You can also add up to 2 additional items to your bundle with the “Add-Ons” feature. Each add-on is 25% off the cost listed online for individual purchase in the Honest Company online store.

Ships to: US, Canada, and APO/FPO addresses. Shipping on purchases and bundles over $50 is free for US deliveries only. See their FAQ for further details and restrictions.

Good to know: You can adjust your shipping calendar dates for your Honest Bundle at any time in your account. You can set your preferences for which designs you want to receive each month, and also swap one or more packs of the standard diapers for overnight diapers (although Honest notes that both designs and overnight diapers are subject to availability).

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We received some Honest Diapers as a gift when our son was born, but we haven’t used them since. When I saw they were shipping Discovery Kits for free + $5.95 in shipping, I decided to give them a try and see how they stack up to the Target brand diapers we’ve been using since.

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Included in the Discovery Kit:

At first I was disappointed that the diapers looked like they were all the anchor design, which is not my personal favorite…

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…but it was actually a variety pack! I love the cute designs that Honest puts out every season. This pack looks like it’s mostly older designs, or standard designs they always carry. The little skulls are my favorite but there’s something here for everyone!

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My son currently wears a size 4 in Target brand diapers, but Honest’s website said their size 4 is for 22 – 37 pounds, and size 5 is for 27+. I seem to remember Honest diapers being a little on the small size, and since my son was 26 pounds at his last weigh in, I went ahead and ordered the 5. I’m glad I did since you can see in this comparison they are very close in size! Target brand on the left, Honest brand on the right. You can see the absorbent part of the diaper on the Honest diaper goes up higher and looks like it has more coverage. The gussets and tabs were pretty comparable.

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It’s a little hard to tell in this shot, but the honest diapers are a bit thicker and cushier feeling than the Target brand, too. They fit my son well and we’ve had zero issues with leakage or rashes so far!

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As much as I like Honest’s diapers, the real star here might just be the wipes. Here’s a very boring image showing an Honest wipe on the left, and a Huggies wipe on the right. We used a lot of Honest wipes when my son was a newborn and making what felt like hundreds of dirty diapers a day. They are advertised as unscented, but I find they have a very light refreshing scent to them that doesn’t linger. They’re a good size, thicker than other wipes I’ve tried, and the texture helps make them more effective with tough diaper changes. The only challenge is that the texture sometimes makes them stick together, so it’s sometimes hard to get just one wipe out of the container (especially one handed, which is usually how diaper changes go in our house).

Verdict: For $5.95 in shipping, the Discovery Kit contained about $5 of products when priced at regular retail. However, this is a very affordable way to try out a new brand! When our son was first born, it seems like it took us forever to find a diaper that fit well and wipes that didn’t cause a rash — having sample kits like this one would have helped so much. I’m looking forward to continuing my Honest subscription, and testing out those overnight diapers and some add-on products!

What do you think about Honest’s Diaper & Wipes Discovery Trial? Do you have any favorite add-on products that I should try next month?

Written by Lacey Volk

Lacey Volk

Lacey’s introduction to the world of subscription boxes was Julep Maven, but she quickly moved on once she discovered there were subscriptions for cooking, coffee, and art supplies. Current favorites include Hello Fresh and Honest Company, and she’s looking forward to trying more.
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

11 Comments

  1. We had leakage with the seventh generation diaper and target diapers – some diapers just seem to be not cut right for skinny babies-and a bad rash with Pampers sensitive, so I’ve stuck with Honest despite the higher cost

    A lot of diapers are heavily discounted in size 1 and 2, and then by size 3 the difference between midrange and expensive diapers is only a few cents per diaper. So despite being super cheap, I eventually accepted that never having to worry about diaper rash was worth it.

    • Sometimes I can’t even tell when these diapers are wet because they are so absorbent. A friend gave us her leftover size 1s of another brand and they got huge and puffy when they were wet. And the urine was all the way up the back of the diaper so she was wet back there too. Even though they are pricey I’m sticking with honest, she is so much drier with them, and poo explosions are well contained. I wish they would put a color change indicator like the swaddlers though, that’s so helpful when you just want to take a peek instead of undo all their clothes.

  2. Grove collaborative has a better trial deal. They send you an entire pack of diapers.. not 7 and a regular package of wipes from Seventh Generation for a few dollars. Then, they give you your first month supply of diapers and wipes for about $50. I know other people say they don’t like the brand but we have zero issues.

  3. I love the Honest Company Diapers and Wipes. My daughter has lots of allergies and has never had an issue with them irritating her skin. Plus the absorbance of the diapers are amazing. You know how sometimes you take a really wet diaper off your son or daughter and it seems like there whole bottom is just soaking wet…..these diapers do not do that, they actually wick all of the moisture away from there little butts, thus preventing diaper rash! Love them, would never get any other brand and anyone I have ever talked to about them was skeptical until I gave them a diaper to try.

  4. I love this little trial thing, I should get that so I have a small stash for when my nephew stays over… Hmmm.

    I got my sister the dipes and wipes bundle for my first nephew and cancelled it when he was potty training, but then restarted it when she had my second nephew. I ended up getting Pullups for the older one for overnight in the bundle as well, and the overnight dipes for the little one. I’ve continued on for a while now, and they really are the best. The younger guy has food allergies and the most sensitive skin around, and these diapers have been so far the only ones that he does not get a vicious rash from. She ran out once before the bundle showed up because he had a horrible case of diarrhea from a food issue, and found the most sensitive ones she could (the nearest Target was out in his size…) and the rash…dear god the rash. I ended up checking two Targets by me and getting lucky in his size with a super girly pattern (lol) but it saved his butt.

    The wipes are THE BEST. I use baby wipes to freshen up after my workout, and also to take off makeup (I follow up after a greasy wipe that I use for waterproof eyemakeup.) These are the only wipes that don’t give ME a rash. I love them. I usually put a 4 pack in the addons of the bundle and swipe 3 of the loose packs from the bundle for myself so she has 5 packs per month. Then we add extra pullups and dipes in the add on section.

  5. Hi, Lacey! How old is your son? 🙂

    • Hi Haley! 🙂 He’s 16 months!

  6. I love the wipes too, and they don’t tear like the huggies. I feel like their newborn diapers were bigger than pampers swaddlers, but the size 1 seem to be smaller than all the other brands. Also just to note they send 8 packs of diapers with the newborn bundle, and an extra 3 packs of travel wipes. I have been very happy with everything I have gotten from honest company.

    • Ooh thanks for those details, it makes sense that they send more diapers with the newborn bundle!

  7. Welcome, Lacey! Thanks for the comparison pictures!

    • You’re welcome! I’ll have to work on improving my baby wipes photography skills 😉

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