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Nest Diapers Review 2023

I’m a mom of three kids, and I’ve been buying diapers now for over six years. I’ve done a deep dive into every disposable diaper out there, and Nest Diapers have been one of my favorites for a long time (at least on paper).

Now that I have a wiggly little baby to test multiple sizes of diapers out on again, I wanted to take a real deep dive and compare them in person.

The first box I bought was from Nest.

FYI: This post is not sponsored by Nest, and I purchased these diapers on my own without any kind of additional discount. This is a completely honest Nest Diapers review.

package of nest diapers with crib in background

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I could be compensated if you decide to make a purchase. You can read my full disclosure here.

About Nest Diapers

Nest Diapers were created in order to make a more eco-friendly diaper that was designed to degrade.

The brand is owned by KCK Industries, which is a family-owned and operated company that makes various medical supplies, incontinence supplies, and disposable diapers.

Unfortunately, the majority of KCK’s brands are not as eco-friendly as Nest Diapers are (you can see their full list of brands here), but we’re happy Nest Diapers exist.

The diapers are made with mostly plant-based materials (wood and cotton), and they’re compostable.

What we really love is that you can see Nest Diapers’ full list of ingredients right on the website. They’re very open about everything that they use when manufacturing the diapers, so you can be sure that nothing in the diaper will be an issue for your baby.

The downside to being environmentally friendly is that the diapers can be a bit more expensive, but in my opinion, it’s worth it.

Are Nest Diapers Non-Toxic?

The term “non-toxic” isn’t regulated in any way, but Nest Diapers are non-toxic in our opinion because they’re free from harmful chemicals (like chlorine, phthalates, and parabens) and don’t contain lotions, fragrances, or known allergens.

What’s In Nest Diapers?

We love how open the brand is about the ingredients they useI

The diapers are made with mostly plant-based materials. Here is their full list of ingredients (which is also available on their website):

wood fluff, polyacrylate (SAP), bio-polyacrylate (bio-SAP), polylactic acid (PLA), polypropylene, polyethylene, elastane, polyolefin adhesive

Nest also mentions that some of the materials are treated with rrnew organic technology, which they state is “an organic additive that enhances the biodegradation process in a bioactive landfill.”

Unsure what SAP is? We go over it more in-depth in our articles about non-toxic diapers and biodegradable diapers.

Are Nest Diapers Totally Chlorine Free?

Nest Diapers are totally chlorine free, which means they do not produce harmful dioxins the way a conventional diaper may.

Where Are Nest Diapers Made?

Nest Diapers are made in North America by an FDA-certified company.

close up of design on nest diapers

My Nest Diapers Review

I purchased a package of Nest’s size 3 diapers for my then 8-month old baby boy.

I liked that they were eco-friendly and compostable, but I wasn’t thrilled about the price tag (which is why I hadn’t tried them in the past).

They’re also not as easily accessible as other brands (like Honest Company Diapers and Thrive Market Diapers). If you have a Kroger close by, you may be able to find them there (we don’t have Kroger where I live), but you’ll probably have to buy them from the Nest Diapers website, The Tot, or from Amazon.

The company is working on a subscription service though, which will be much more convenient for those of us who are a bit forgetful. (Yes, I’ve totally run out of diapers for my babies… On more than one occasion.)

Anyway, I was excited to finally try these diapers out and post a full review for you.

The diapers fit well, had a good amount of absorbency, and we didn’t have any issues with leaking.

The diapers were soft and felt like they’d be comfortable, and my son didn’t have any skin irritation after wearing them for a full week.

I like the simplistic design of the diapers (similar to Thrive Market’s diapers which we’ve also reviewed in-depth). This means there isn’t a bunch of ink or dyes on the diapers, and as an added bonus the basic white diaper is pretty easy to see when you’re doing a diaper change in the dark.

Our family tries to use more eco-friendly products whenever possible, so I love that these diapers are compostable too.

**That being said, you should NOT compost them at home. You’ll need to send them to a company that specializes in diaper composting.**

I would definitely recommend trying out Nest Diapers if you’re looking for an eco-friendly disposable diaper option. They might be a bit more expensive than some other brands, but I think they’re worth it if you’re looking for biodegradable diapers.

And if you normally use cloth diapers, Nest Diapers are perfect to keep in your car or diaper bag for emergencies. (They happen!)

Do Nest Diapers Leak?

In my experience, Nest Diapers don’t leak. I used them on my 8-month-old baby (who’s a total wiggle-worm), and we never had an issue.

Do Nest Diapers Have A Wetness Indicator?

Nest Diapers have a wetness indicator. This is a small yellow stripe that turns blue when the diaper is wet. This is a great feature for parents who need to track their baby’s pees and poops.

Pros & Cons of Nest Diapers


  • Eco-friendly and compostable
  • Fit well
  • Good absorbency
  • No leaking


  • More expensive than other brands
  • Not available in most grocery stores
  • No fun designs or prints on the diapers (just a basic white diaper)
six nest diapers laying on the floor

Nest Diapers Size Chart

SizeWeight Range
Size 17-13 pounds
Size 211-18 pounds
Size 316-23 pounds
Size 423-30 pounds
Size 526-35 pounds
Training Pants (Size 4)20-31 pounds
Training Pants (Size 5)26-40 pounds

Nest Diapers Price

Typically, you’d think that buying in bulk will make things cheaper in the long run, but that’s not the case with Nest Diapers. We’ve broken down the price of every size diaper in the table below, and the price per diaper is actually more expensive when you purchase their diapers by the case.

Diaper SizeNumber of Diapers in Pack / Price per PackPrice per Diaper (Pack)Number of Diapers in Case / Price per casePrice per Diaper (Case)
Size 128 diapers / $11.99$0.43112 / $55.99$0.50
Size 230 diapers / $11.99$0.40120 / $55.99$0.47
Size 333 diapers / $12.99$0.40132 / $60.00$0.45
Size 430 diapers / $12.99$0.43120 / $60.00$0.50
Size 527 diapers / $12.99$0.48108 / $60.00$0.56
Training Pants Size 422 training pants / $12.50$0.5788 / $54.00$0.61
Training Pants Size 520 training pants / $12.50$0.6380 / $52.00$0.65
The table above shows no matter what size Nest Diapers you purchase, it’s actually less expensive to get multiple packs instead of buying in bulk by the case.

Interested in trying Nest Diapers for your baby?

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