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gDiaper Biodegradable Flushable Diaper

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Pros: cute, partially disposable

Cons: expensive, wear easily, worst of both worlds (cloth vs. disposable), LEAK

These diapers convinced me to switch to cloth. I received a "starter package" as a baby shower gift and was initially very excited to get started. Immediately I noticed the g-diapers leaked, and I mean LEAKED. I verifed I was putting them on correctly but still woke up to a pee-soaked baby. After doing some research on cloth diapering, I came to the conclusion that the g-diapers are totally pointless. Not only do you have to deal with washing the covers, but then you constantly have to purchase the absurdly expensive disposable liners (which can be found online or at pricey yuppie health food stores). It's really the worst of both worlds. Not only do cloth diapers (I prefer Happy Heiny's and Chinese prefolds) save thousands of dollars, but they don't wind up in a landfill. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME!

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Pros: Great concept, decent absorption, landfill friendly

Cons: pricey, velco rubs child's waist

 My wife purchased the gdiaper system to resolve to be more green in 2009.  These diapers are perfect in concept, but frankly, in the end, I think the price and energy that go into them personally and system-wise (ie, you can flush them) may be a wash and/or loss.  I don't love the idea of diapers sitting in a landfill for hundreds of years, but maybe there is another alternative.  

 

First--the absorbancy of these is nowhere near Pampers or regular diapers.  We had to change out 11 month old 2x during the night.  The inserts are on-par, if not more expensive than regular diapers, plus the outlay for for the outer shell/plastic liners.  Basically, you need one on standby and ready if you want your life to be sort of like it was with regular diapers.

 

Back to the flushing--apparently they are flushable, but you have to use a wand to dissolve them and still flush?  Not sure that really feels greener?  You're wasting water instead of landfill space.  Just not convinced.

 

My wife bit the bait about the cost model, but ended up running the math closer and writing g-diaper about their claim that they are merely 15% higher in cost.  She got a very vague response that did nothing to show how they arrived at their numbers--I would seek more transparency;  otherwise, it feels sort of like a scam.

 

Don't get me wrong, again, we're resolving to being greener in 2009, but I'm not sure this is our answer. The worst part for me is that the heavy duty velcro on the diaper that holds the liners really rubbed our little boy pretty badly, and I don't want him uncomfortable and chaffed so we can be greener;)

 

Awesome in concept, just not sure the reality is that good.

 

 

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Pros: wonderful, flushable, soft at the legs, can put cloth

Cons: a little rough insert, too expensive

These diapers are wonderful if you can afford to use the g inserts. I actually do use the outers though for a cloth insert that I made. I would buy the g inserts if they werent too expensive...I actually do buy it sometimes and use them for a disneyland trip. They are way easier and you dont have to carry lots of pee diapers all day. Plus I do worry about people stealing my others there...ha ha.

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Pros: great for road trips so you don'thave to do laundry.

Cons: The inserts can get pricey.

These diapers are great for traveling. The starter kit is very affordable and enough for short road trips. I like to use these diapers for road trip, because it reduce my laundry load when we return. The down side is that the inserts can get very pricey and really don't help in the economic side of cloth diapering.

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Pros: can use cloth or disposable

Cons: you need to double up the inserts for overnight

We have had these diapers for about a year now. Our son was in his mediums for about 10 months before we had to go up to the large. We love how versatile these diapers are, we use cloth in them when we are home and the disposable inserts when we are traveling. The disposable inserts are fabulous for little ones with sensitive skin. These are the best disposables we could find for our little one's really sensitive skin. The diapers also hold up really well. We passed our mediums on to my sister for her little one and she loves them too. gDiapers is also a very helpful company, please if you have any questions don't hesitate to call them. We called them when we first bought our diapers to make sure that we bought the right size and they were very nice and very helpful.

 

As far as using cloth in them goes you can use regular infant sized prefolds (one of the cheapest cloth diapers available) or you can make your own inserts which is what I did in the end. Being able to use cloth in the diapers as well as just the disposable inserts makes the gDiapers a really great value.

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Pros: Easy for Travel, Simple to use, Eco Friendly, Awesome Quality

Cons: price for inserts

I actually started out using only Gdiapers in the beginning, and I have had a great experience.  They are great to use for traveling and running errands.  I love that they are sooo simple to use, and enviro friendly at the same time.  The velcro tabs fastening in the back is a genius idea as they learn quickly how to take their diapers off :)  The only downside of them is the pricing on the actual flushable inserts.  Alot of mom's turn to cloth/semi cloth diapering to also save money.  I think Gdiaper is such a great product overall, and would and will buy them in the future!

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Pros: Easy to use, fun colors and good value

Cons: Can be a bit messy at times

I love these diapers.They fit my daughter well, are easy to use and allow her bottem to breathe so she does not get as many rashes.They make me feel good that I'm not putting more waste into a land fill.

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Pros: Super easy, eco friendly, cute

I absolutely love gDiapers.  They are how i transitioned from disposables and I still use them now even with full cloth at home!  The idea of a hybrid diaper is genius!  I can use flushable/compostable inserts while out on the go for the ease and convenience, and still feel great about not loading landfills with petrofilled diapers.  Cloth inserts at home make these a breeze too!

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Pros: compostable, cute

Cons: not good for long stretches, inserts about the same price as a diaper

I loved the idea of the gDiaper long before I was even pregnant so when I had my baby I was determined to give them a try.  I'm happy I did.  They aren't perfect but they work really well when you are at home and not expecting a big poop.  I use them during the day (though we've made it through the night) and usually just at home (though I've also had sucess using them on the go - just requires having one or two prepped beforehand so you are messing around with the inserts.)  They aren't really absorbant enough for overnight and they don't stand up to poop as well as a disposible.  That said, I love that I can compost the non-poopy inserts and I like that they aren't full of chemicals.  I will definitely continue to use them.  They are easy to use and I have found that just a few covers are enough.

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Pros: you can use cloth prefolds for them too

Cons: pricey

My husband and I ordered a bulk amount from their website, which came out to a whopping $60+ for about 128 in the medium! I really love the concept of these flushable dipes, but they are not cheap! We recently discovered that the Nugget grocery market up the street sells the starter packs, which come with 2 little g pants (covers) and 4 snap in liners, and 10 pads (the flushable dipe).  I have to agree with "Olof." ..if you are going to purchase more covers, just save yourself some $ and keep getting the started packs.  They come out cheaper in the end, since each cover is about 18 bucks and you get 2 in each pack plus 10 flushable dipes for about 27 bucks incl. tax.  So it's like you get 10 free flushable diapers each time you buy 2 g pants!  In theory that is...   Although now I think they only sell the starter packs in the "vanilla and tangerine" colors  whereas before it used to come in all the colors, and you pick which color combo you want off the shelf.  Perhaps, they caught on to us frugal shoppers? LOL  Lucky for me, I bought the starter pack 3 times, so I have: green, red, blue, orange, and white and saved a bundle doing it that way.  Nowa days, I use the little g pants for prefolds, and haven't bought the actual packs of g-diapers in quite some time now.  There have been reports of success using prefolds in place of the pads so one day I gave them a try and have been using strictly cloth with the g pants ever since - it's been about 4 months now and it's totally working out for us.   Try them out, you will be surprised at how great the concept of the flushable diaper is! What's great is that you can compost the wet ones! It's true! Check out www.gdiaper.com and u will learn alot about disposables vs. flushables (or cloth).  Once you educate yourself, if you are like me, you will make the switch.  In the long run, if you want to save money, and still want to maintain your "tree hugger" values,  I would suggest using cloth in lieu of the pads since they work just as good as other covers on the market.  I would recommend either chinese prefolds, or gerber birdseye prefolds with the little g pants.  Hope this helps! Happy Diapering! 

gDiaper Biodegradable Flushable Diaper
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gDiapers loves the Earth. For the last 40 years there have been but two choices in diapers. Cloth or disposable. That’s it. Now gDiapers offers a third option. Flushable. gDiapers puts waste where it belongs, in the toilet. Not the landfill. gDiapers have no elemental chlorine, no perfumes, no smell, no garbage and no guilt. In fact, flushables are so gentle on the Earth you can even garden compost the wet ones in one compost cycle, approximately 50 – 150 days. Just think of the standing ovation you’ll get from the planet. Cradle to Cradle. Why are gDiapers good for the planet? It is simple. Our flushables are designed using the Cradle to Cradle design principles of Bill McDonough and his firm MBDC. That means everything that goes into one of our flushables gets re-absorbed back into the eco-system in a neutral or beneficial way. So you are turning waste into a resource. At the same time, you are putting poop in the toilet, where it belongs, and avoiding the landfill issue all together.

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Sizesmall, med, lrg
Additional Featuresstarter kits
TypeFlushable or disposable
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