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.
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.
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
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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