Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

Splash In The Sun with Bummis

As a cloth diapering family, we try our best to make eco-friendly choices whenever we can. I use reusable menstrual products for myself, Petit Prince is in cloth diaper, we use cloth wipes for more than just wiping bums, and we recently started composting (thank you City of Calgary for introducing a city-wide composting program). Although I don’t find cloth diapering to be inconvenient in the least, sometimes it’s nice to take a little break from cloth. Cloth diapering doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Some families use cloth diapers only at home, others use cloth diapers only for day time, and others prefer not to travel with cloth diapers when they take a family vacation. Our family recently took a summer vacation to the West Coast (Vancouver and Vancouver Island), and though we were staying with family who have laundry machines we decided not to pack Petit Prince’s cloth diapers. Why? There were a few reasons. First, I was flying out with the two kids on my own and wanted to minimize how many suitcases I needed to bring. Second, sometimes it’s nice not the have to do laundry on vacation. I opted to bring disposable diapers instead, and I don’t regret it at all. My eco-friendly lifestyle wasn’t thrown out the window for this vacation though. I opted to take eco-friendly, biodegradable disposable diapers for Petit Prince. Yup, that’s a thing! What are these disposable diapers I speak of? They are Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers! Here’s what you need to know about them. 

Before I get into the details of these diapers, I want to take a moment to introduce you to the folks behind these diapers. As I’m sure you know by now, I love to support small family run businesses, and it was possible to do that when it came to high quality eco-friendly disposable diapers. Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers are made by Hansen Kids, LLC. Hansen Kids is a small owner-operated family business in Michigan founded by Steve and Jessican Hansen. Their goal was to create a brand that was safe for children (including their four little ones), and safe for the environment. Their purpose is to “build a brand that parents can trust 100% every time they use it on their babies without worrying about harmful chemicals”.

Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

How can a disposable diaper be eco-friendly? It’s all in the ingredients and materials used. Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo diapers are made with 100% non-woven bamboo fiber for the top sheet and back sheet of the diaper. These are the parts of the diaper that are in direct contact with baby’s skin. The bamboo is really strong and very absorbent, but it’s still soft to the touch. Inside the diaper you’ll find a combination of totally chlorine free fluff pulp, SAP, and pure aloe essence to provide nourishment to baby’s skin. There’s elastic at the waist and around the legs, a velcro tape closure, and a PH strip wetness indicator. What exactly is SAP? SAP stands for super absorbent polymers. These work like little sponges to absorb moisture. Andy Pandy diapers have minimal amounts of SAP added. SAP is non-toxic and the MBDC evaluated SAP as “green”. According to the MBDC, that’s the “safest assessment as far as chemicals are concerned”.

Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo disposable diapers are also mostly biodegradable. With bamboo as the main material, these diapers are 86.5% biodegradable. While the vast majority of the components of the Andy Pandy diaper is biodegrable, there are some parts that are not. The non-biodegradable parts are the diaper tabs, elastic, and SAP. However, you may be able to put your Andy Pandy diapers in the compost depending on the rules of the composting program where you live. Here in Calgary, diapers cannot be composted, but in Toronto disposable diapers CAN be composted.

Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

Just as important as what goes into disposable diapers, is what’s not in them. Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo diapers are free of the following ingredients:

  • no perfumes or lotions
  • no alcohol or preservatives
  • no latex, pvc, tbt, or antioxidants
  • free of phthalates
  • 100% chlorine free

Do Andy Pandy Premium Disposable Diapers work?

I have to admit that I’m probably among the least experienced parents out there when it comes to disposable diapers. We used them briefly in the first week or two after both The Heir and Petit Prince were born and used them for about ten days in Italy with The Heir back in 2013. Other than that, I have very limited experience with them. Despite that, I’m going to tell you what our experience with these diapers was for Petit Prince. Petit Prince is just over two years old (25 months) and weighs 24 lbs 4 oz. Andy Pandy diapers are sized by weight, and Petit Prince falls into the large size which fits from 20-31 lbs. He is a pretty long and lean toddler, so although he probably could have fit in the medium size Andy Pandy diapers, the large fit him fine with lots of room to grow. In case you didn’t know, disposable diapers go on differently than cloth diapers. Despite this, I had no issues getting these diapers on Petit Prince properly. I thought the fit was pretty good, though I did notice Petit Prince had a little less fluff on his bum than I’m used to with cloth.

Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

These diapers were plenty absorbent for Petit Prince. I would class him as a moderate wetter during the day, and a moderate to heavy wetter overnight depending on how thirsty he was that day. When we first went to put an Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo diaper on Petit Prince for bedtime, King Dad said “umm, is this going to last all night?”. Being used to a bulky overnight diaper, he was skeptical that a trim disposable would be able to do the trick. Good news! These diapers absolutely did the trick. They are really absorbent! For daytime use and overnight use, they were enough for Petit Prince. In fact, we had no leaks the whole time we were on vacation and using Andy Pandy diapers.

What I liked about these diapers is that they are 100% chlorine free. One of the main reason we choose cloth diapers for our kids is to avoid them spending their whole day and night with harmful chemicals against their private parts. With Andy Pandy diapers being chlorine and phthalate free, I feel much more comfortable with using disposable diapers. The wetness indicator line is a great feature. These diapers don’t swell up a whole lot when wet, so it would be hard to tell when they’re wet without that indicator line. It’s really handy. Andy Pandy diapers do not stink. Now maybe this is just a thing that cloth diapering parents notice, but disposable diapers are usually really smelly. The fragrance in them is so strong, and it only gets worse when they’re peed in or soiled. Andy Pandy diapers have zero fragrance and absolutely no smell. Even when they’re wet, they don’t stink. If the diaper is pooped in, I drop the solid waste in the toilet before rolling up the diaper and putting it in the garbage. Doing this means I don’t smell anything when these Andy Pandy diapers are in an open waste bin. I loved that! Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo disposable diapers are really breathable too. I was a little worried that Petit Prince would develop a rash as he has in other disposable diapers, but this was a non issue with the Andy Pandy diapers. They’re great for littles with sensitive skin.

Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

Curious about how the cost of Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers stacks up to the cost of other disposables? You might be surprised! On sale right now, a package of Andy Pandy diapers is $27.99 CAD. That’s the price for sizes small through x-large. The newborn size is less expensive at $13.99 CAD, but it’s also a smaller package. The number of diapers in each package of Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers decreases with each larger size, so I’ll take the cost of the medium size diapers for my comparison. A medium size package of Andy Pandy diapers contains 80 diapers. At $27.99/package, that’s $0.35 CAD per diaper. Compare that to the cost of regular premium brand size 3 diapers at $0.32 per diaper and a different chlorine free brand size 3 diapers at $0.59 per diaper. Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo disposable diapers are actually a pretty good price. Hansen Kids has been kind enough to offer a special coupon code just for my readers! You can use code MONARCHM to save an additional 25% off Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo disposable diapers. That discount brings the cost per diaper down to $0.26 per diaper!

Though I don’t love having to throw diapers away, I think finding an eco-friendly and biodegradable disposable diaper is the next best thing to cloth diapers. Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers are ideal for eco-conscious families and cloth diapering families. You don’t have to be all in with cloth diapers, it’s okay to use disposables too! Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers are available to purchase in Canada from Amazon via my affiliate link.Don’t forget to use my special coupon code MONARCHM to save an additional 25% off! You can also purchase these diapers from Amazon in the USA (the coupon code is valid on Amazon in Canada only).

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43 Comments on “Eco-Friendly Disposables? Meet Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo Disposable Diapers

  1. I love that they are eco-friendly and affordable too. We’re expecting our first and my husband is turning out way more crunchy than I expected, so I’m definitely going to tell him about these.

  2. I love how they are natural at least if you have to use disposables the are better for out lands

  3. Very timely. I cloth diaper during the day and use disposables at night. But have been dealing with a rash and tons of leaks from disposables so wanted something different. Will give these a try. I really like that they are free of harsh chemicals and naturally anti bacterial. Maybe this rash will finally go away.

  4. I like that the Andy Pandy diapers are made from bamboo and biodegradable and eco-friendly.

  5. It’s hard to choose one thing I like best about these diapers, but I think biodegradable & affordable are at the top of the list because it might be a better choice for those who are disposable users all the time.

  6. Love the lack of chlorine in them… Honestly it disturbs me that there would be chlorine and dyes close to my baby’s bum-bum (for some reason its never called him at our house-lol)

  7. I like that these diapers have less toxins. And biodegradable although I understand either way in a dump they won’t biodegradable as quickly

  8. I like that these diapers have less toxins that is super important to me. I have to get some of these.

  9. I love that Andy Pandy are made from bamboo, a renewable and sustainable resource.

  10. I like that Andy Pandy are naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. very important things

  11. I keep running in to issues with my current cloth diapers and every now and then need to get a package of disposables while I disinfect my baby’s diapers so having this diaper as an option to switch temporarily and keep stashed in the closet when I need it is a much better piece of mind to use rather than regular disposables! Great blog and great idea! Thanks!

  12. I love the fact that they are eco friendly but also disposable.

  13. What i like best about Andy Pandy diapers is that they are made from bamboo.

  14. What I like best is that these are 100% free of corn, wheat and starch.

  15. I like that they are eco-friendly. We try to use as many green products as possible. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  16. I like how responsible the company is by making the diapers eco-friendly with no child or elderly labor involved.

  17. I went straight to the FAQ about sensitive skin since that is a concern for us, and from that, what I like best is that Andy Pandy diapers are 100% Chlorine free, and free of alcohol, preservatives, Phthalates, latex, PVC, TBT, and Antioxidants.

  18. I like that Andy Pandy cares about safety and that the diapers are 100% biodegradable.

  19. I really like that Andy Pandey’s diapers are biodegradable. I think it should be a requirement for all disposable diaper companies!

  20. What a great idea! My sister used to do cloth diapers but with two kids and another on the way soon, she doesn’t have the time to keep up with cloth anymore. These are a great alternative that is convenient but still good for the earth!

  21. I like these diapers for the simple fact they are made of bamboo! It’s such an awesome way to use resources efficiently and decrease our impact on the world

  22. I’ve tried every other Eco friendly diaper available and none have stood up to expectations. I’m excited to see if these do!

  23. Great review! Wish we could’ve entered in US but will keep this in mind for sure if we need disposables ever!! They seem fantastic (as far as disposables go 😉 )!

  24. I’d never heard of this brand of diapers before–they sound great!

  25. These are new to me but I do like that they are eco-friendly. I have heard that disposable diapers are causing a problem on landfills, there are so many and contain parts that don’t disappear for years if ever. I know in the small town, where I once lived in Germany, they collected the disposable diapers in an extra bag – not quite sure what they did with them though, perhaps they were burnt to get rid of them.

  26. It’s really great to see a brand putting out an Eco friendly option that isn’t Cloth; I know so many people shy away from cloth but feel guilty about the amount of waste they produce with disposables. These diapers seem like a win/win!

  27. These seem like a wonderful idea! we usually cloth diaper – but we all know there are times we need sposies!

  28. Since we’ve started the composting program in Calgary I’ve been thinking again that someone needs to invent a compostable diaper – fantastic! Now, for all plastics to be replaced with compostable materials!

  29. I like to use cloth most of the time, but these would be really nice to have for when I need disposables!

  30. These bamboo diapers sound awesome! I have to admit that I just didn’t have the energy and time for cloth (3 under 8) so it was always nice to have the organic disposables as an option instead. Thanks for sharing!

  31. I love that they are biodegradable and made from sustainable bamboo. All disposables should be like this!

  32. I’ve not heard of Andy Pandy Premium Bamboo disposable diapers, love the fact that they are eco-friendly. I also sometimes took a break from cloth with my 7, especially when travelling. 🙂

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