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Hello Bello vs. Honest: Find Out Which Diaper Bundle Wins

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJul 21, 2022

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Hello Bello and The Honest Company are two diaper brands that have some commonalities: they're owned by celebrities, they both carry cute printed diapers, and both offer diaper bundles that include daytime diapers, overnight diapers, and wipes. So, how do you decide which one is better for your baby? Let's take a closer look together.

The Dirty Details

Here I'm going to compare regular diapers, nighttime diapers, and wipes. I'll also take a look at other factors like price and ingredients.

Daytime Diapers

Never heard of "daytime diapers?" Well, that's because they're just plain old diapers—I've just made the distinction here because I'll also be comparing overnight diapers. These are the diapers your baby will be wearing all throughout the day. (And probably sometimes overnight, if your diaper cart is as well-meaning but disorganized as mine is.)

Hello Bello diapers: 

  • These diapers are lightweight but offer full coverage. Their waistband hugs in close so that slimmer babies don't have gaps, and yet their flexibility makes them perfectly roomy for fuller-bodied babies.
  • Hello Bello diapers have had a great track record for us, with no daytime leaks and only a single daytime blowout (the car seat strikes again).
  • About 36 fun prints to choose from, some of which are seasonal and others that are good for any time of year. All are gender-neutral.

Honest diapers: 

  • Honest recently rolled out "Clean Conscious" diapers that are less padded than their original design. They also seem to be better suited to slimmer babies.
  • It's nice that they use less material, but they also seem less absorbent. We've had a few more leaks and blowouts with this style.
  • About 20 prints to choose from, including a handful of limited edition styles and some classic. There is a mix of gendered and gender-neutral patterns.

Which diaper is the best? We've had the best luck with leak-free wear from Hello Bello diapers. Plus, no matter what prints we choose, we can pass potential leftovers down to friends' babies of any gender.

WINNER: Hello Bello

Overnight Diapers

 

Hello Bello overnight diapers: Hello Bello offers one option for nighttime diapers, though each pack is loaded up with two different patterns that alternate: snoozing sloths and instrument-wielding woodland critters, both against a dark background. They're beyond cute. Absorbency-wise, they're super reliable and have never leaked for us.

Honest overnight diapers: Honest also offers just one nighttime diaper option: purple diapers printed with sleepy stars, moons, and clouds. They're perhaps a bit feminine-leaning just by virtue of their purple, pink, and yellow colors, but I would put them on a baby boy with no qualms. They're also pretty reliable when it comes to holding in those overnight leads.

Which overnight diaper works the best? Both overnight diapers worked well for us! It really comes down to pattern preference, as each brand offers only one option, but I think both are adorable.

WINNER: It's a tie between Hello Bello & Honest!

Wipes

 

Wipes may seem like a simple concept, but they have a tough job to do: clean up the mess on your baby's bum without causing irritation. Which of these diaper brands strikes the balance most successfully?

Hello Bello wipes: While their dotted woven material offers a textured appearance, Hello Bello wipes are notably soft and light. Sometimes if you give a wipe a really tight squeeze in your hand, they'll drip water, which is not the case with HB wipes—they are moist without being loaded up with liquid. Their plastic lid closes securely so they don't dry up. These are really a smooth wipe.

Honest wipes: Honest wipes look visually similar to Hello Bello wipes, but they have a more textured feel. They're a little more loaded up with water, and they drip when given the squeeze test. They also have a plastic lid that clicks closed, but, unfortunately, the lid has broken off from the package on multiple occasions with regular use. Each time it's happened, the lid has been able to click back on, but it's been inconvenient to have to keep track of a loose extra piece.

Which wipes are the best? Honest wipes are more textured, which can be helpful for messy clean-up, but Hello Bello wipes are softer and gentler on the bum.

WINNER: Hello Bello

Pricing

Okay, so we've covered daytime diapers, overnight diapers, and wipes. Now let's take a step back and examine the cost of these two diaper bundles. Both Hello Bello and Honest bundles feature 7 packs of diapers and 4 packs of wipes, as well as a 15% discount on any additional products you'd like to add to your purchase. Hello Bello members receive a freebie of their choice for some months, while Honest diapers subscribers receive a free gift every 3rd shipment.

How much does a Hello Bello bundle cost?

At $65 per shipment of 119-238 diapers (depending on the size) that breaks down to a cost of up to $0.55 per diaper. Subscriptions are available through the Hello Bello site, but you can also pick up packs at Walmart, both in-store and online.

How much does an Honest bundle cost?

Subscribers pay $79.99 per month for 126-224 diapers (depending on the size) which means the cost is up to $0.63 per diaper. Subscriptions are only available through the Honest website, but you can also pick up packs at Target or on Amazon.

Which diaper bundle is the most affordable? Hello Bello diaper bundles offer the best value and surprise free gifts that make your day when you least expect it.

WINNER: Hello Bello

Ingredients

Both diaper brands make claims that they're a clean, safe option for babies. Who wouldn't want that? Let's take a peek at what each brand does to set its diaper apart from and above mainstream diapers.

Are Hello Bello diapers clean? Hello Bello makes hypoallergenic diapers using plant-derived ingredients for their absorbent liners. You can count on these diapers being free from chlorine, lotions, latex, fragrances, and phthalates.

Are Honest diapers clean? Honest has built its brand around its diapers being clean. Their website references a NO List™ that includes over 2,500 chemicals and materials that they intentionally leave out of their products. Included on the "no" list are phthalates, parabens, and animal cruelty.

Which diaper is the most clean? Both of these brands are a much better, cleaner, healthier option than grocery store diapers. Honest has this as their focus, and they do it well.

WINNER: Honest

Which diaper wins for best bundle?

baby standing up wearing a hello bello diaper.

It's Hello Bello!

I love Hello Bello's reliable functionality, its original prints, its soft wipes, and most of all, its affordable price point.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in earth tones and flowy silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.