Were you aware that diapers are tested on animals? Wait, what?! Not a joke, some manufacturers really do test diapers on animals. It has to do with skin sensitivity testing or allergic reactions, but it can also include ingestion of the diaper materials. YUCK!
Many parents don’t want to support diaper brands that promote animal testing. Thankfully there are ways to know if a diaper brand utilizes animal testing. Most of the eco-friendly brands are boldly proclaiming their cruelty-free status. The brands that don’t make any mention of animal testing, or use confusing or unclear statements about their brand’s animal testing…usually are testing on animals.
Some brands label their products ‘free from animal testing’, others use the words ‘cruelty-free’, and still others will share their certification. Leaping Bunny is the only internationally recognized certification for cruelty-free practices. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) also has a database of companies that do not utilize of animal testing.
If a brand doesn’t test on animals, they are shouting it from the rooftops (or their laptops). Kimberly-Clark and Procter and Gamble, the makers of Huggies, Pampers and Luvs use animal testing in “some of their products”. My rule of thumb is if they can’t say “yes” or “no” if they use animal testing in the making of their diapers…they probably do.
I’m trusting each brand to declare if they test on animals. These brands report no animal testing with their diapers.
Of course, this is not an exhaustive list. Just the brands that Diaper Dabbler carries. You can easily complete your own research on Google or check on a specific diaper brand not listed by checking their website.
With a Diaper Dabbler Sampler Package, you can try a variety of diaper brands side by side to compare and find your favorite! Choose from eco-friendly, store brand and name brand diapers in the sizes and brands YOU want to try.
Overall, many of the eco-friendly brands of diapers are stepping up to declare that they do NOT test on animals. The “big name brands” and the store brands are less clear with their statements on animal testing, but their company track records often speak for themselves.