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Parasol Co Diapers & Wipes Subscription Review – January 2018

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Parasol Co Diapers Review

Parasol Co. is a diaper company that offers a subscription for their name branded diapers and (optionally) wipes. Their products are hypoallergenic, latex-free, chlorine-free, made with inks without heavy metals, fragrance- and lotion-free, cruelty-free and vegan, and eco-friendly!

They’re also super cute! The designs for their three different collections were hand-painted by an artist & pattern designer named Ashley Goldberg.

Unboxing this month's shipment of diapers and wipes.

We received this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This is a review of the Diapers & Wipes box, regularly $85/month.

Everything in a one-month supply of diapering products from Parasol.

About This Diaper Subscription

The Subscription Box: Parasol Co. Diaper & Wipes

The Cost: Subscriptions are $85/month for Diapers & Wipes, $70/month for Diapers Only. Shipping is free within the contiguous 48 states, and $30 per subscription for Hawaii and Alaska

The Products: The trial kit contains 8 diapers and 1 travel pack of wipes. The Diapers & Wipes Bundles include 4 giant packs of diapers, 3 full-size wipe packs (72 wipes each) and 2 travel-size packs of wipes (20 wipes each). Diapers Only includes 4 giant packs of diapers.

Ships to: US

January  2018 Parasol Co “Discover Collection” Review

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I’ve been absolutely spoiled by diaper subscriptions. When my son was first born, we’d schlepp out to Target regularly for refills and had a lot of “Um, we only have two diapers left in the house” type of moments. Having diapers delivered to my door has been SO much better, once you get over the upfront cost and figure out a place to store them!

On the surface, Parasol is pretty similar to Honest Co: both companies offer subscriptions for their super cute & eco-friendly diapers and wipes. The biggest differences between the two brands in my opinion are:

  • Add on products. Parasol does not offer anything besides diapers & wipes, but with Honest Company you can add personal care and cleaning products to your bundles at a discount.
  • Choose when to get wipes. Parasol offers a subscription bundle of diapers only, OR diapers and wipes. You can switch between the two as needed. With a toddler, we were accumulating a lot of extra wipes every month when we subscribed to Honest Company, so having the ability to pick and choose when to get wipes with Parasol is huge for me personally.
  • No separate night time diapers. Parasol says their diapers are suitable for both daytime and nighttime use, whereas Honest Company has a separate product for overnight.

4 packs of Parasol diapers

For this second review, we received the “Discover” collection of diapers, with 4 packs in the box. My son is older, so we received a size 6 with 30 diapers per pack or 120 total. Like other diaper brands, the number of diapers per pack and per delivery will decrease with size:

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Back of diapers

Unboxing diapers

These diapers really live up to their description as “plush” and “baby underwear”– they are super soft and have a fabric-like feel. I’ve noticed that since we’ve started using them, it seems like my son has less irritation from friction on his inner thighs.

The patterns in this pack are maybe more geared toward boys, but are still appropriate for all babies.

The prints in the Discover collection are super cute! My son informed me that the triangle pattern is, in fact, a drawing of mountains. I can’t unsee it and it goes perfectly with the hand-drawn trees print, so mountains it is!

Both prints are unisex and in adorable modern colors.

Detail of diaper tab

Size and fit wise, I think these fit my son a little better than Honest Company and Target brand diapers. They seem to have more stretch and flex to them.

Detail of diaper inside

The absorbency is great, too; these really can be used overnight. The only times we’ve ever had issues in the past couple months is when my son drinks a lot of liquid before bedtime and takes his diaper half-off in the middle of the night. Luckily, we are starting to potty train, so we’ve been using the potty before bed the past few weeks which has pretty much stopped any overnight leaking.

Detail of diaper tab

The closures are pretty standard for diapers. With an active toddler, diapering can sometimes be tricky, but I haven’t yet ripped a tab off while trying to get one on him, which definitely happened to me a lot with Target brand diapers.

Three full-sized wipe dispensers.

I didn’t receive wipes in my first order (and honestly, I am STILL working through the last few packs of Honest Company wipes, months later!) so this was my first time trying Parasol’s baby wipes. The subscription comes with three big packs.

Note these just come with a sticker top for resealing.

I was a bit disappointed by the dispenser since it has this sticker-like closure. I prefer the plastic ones that snap shut, even though I know this is more eco-friendly.

The wipes themselves have a pleasant fresh smell that dissipates quickly. My son sometimes has sensitive skin (we actually just got over a crazy episode of hives that were caused by some bubble bath, of all things!) but these have been gentle on his skin, with no signs of irritation.

They don’t have the same texture as Honest wipes, which I really do like, but they did the job just fine.

Two packs of travel wipes

Parasol also includes two packs of travel wipes with their Diapers & Wipes bundle, instead of another full-size pack. I love this touch. I’ve been hauling around a full-size pack of wipes in our baby bag for way too long, and those things are heavy!

Travel wipes ingredients.

Both wipes show the ingredients and more info on the back. These do have a few more ingredients than Honest Company by comparison, but they’re also made in the USA instead of overseas. What matters to me the most is whether or not a product works with my son’s skin, so ultimately these are doing the job well so far.

Verdict: All in all, as long as a diaper can perform its basic functions I am a happy mom, but I am really loving Parasol. They’re super soft, super cute, and perform equally well during the daytime and overnight. Being able to swap wipes in or out depending on your personal needs is a huge win for me, too.

Value wise, these are definitely a more expensive diaper but are overall in line with similar eco-friendly brands. For the diapers-only subscription, Parasol will run you about $0.26/diaper for Newborn size and $0.58/diaper for size 6, which is similar to The Honest Co. This box as shown with diapers & wipes is $85 vs The Honest Co’s $79.99, so you’re paying just slightly more for this box by comparison.

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? You can start your subscription with Parasol today. All new account orders ship within 1 to 2 business days.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $85 a month. I received a total of 9 products (4 bags of diapers, 3 full-size wipes, and 2 travel-size wipes ), which is an average of $9.44 per item.

Check out the Parents + Baby Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Parasol Co. to your subscription list or wishlist!

What do you think about the Parasol Co. Diaper Kit? Have you tried this brand yet?

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.

3 Comments

  1. Sorry about that! I think you’re right – we had a link for a free trial page, but I just tried to sign up and it says it’s not available. We’ll remove those links so no one else is confused. Thank you!

  2. The free trial doesn’t seem to be available. I tried to sign up for it but it kept taking me to the homepage and saying the page I was looking for wasn’t available. I tried to chat with their online help for assistance but they did not respond to me. I’m not super impressed with my first impression of them.

    • I almost subscribed till I read your comment. I hate bad customer service.

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