Dad's science experiment.
I may have mentioned before that we are not using traditional disposable diapers. There are so many other options these days and, with our green lifestyle, it was important to us to find a solution to diapering our daughter other than using Huggies or Pampers. I did a lot of research before Alice was born to figure out what kind of diaper would work best for us. I also wanted to try cloth diapers as, after the initial investment, they end up being cheaper than their disposable counterparts. Enter gDiapers! These things are ingenious. They take the best of both worlds (cloth and disposables) and integrate them together, giving you a few different options. Here's the rundown:
- gDiapers have a biodegradable/compost-able/or flush-able cellulose-based insert that fits into the reusable gPant so if washing poopy diapers isn't your thing or you want to use them when you are out-and-about or traveling, you won't have to cart home dirty diapers or wash them in your washing machine! Just flush. Or compost. Or toss in the trash (<-- and hope they biodegrade in the landfill). We used these the first week or so with Alice and loved them.
- gDiapers cloth inserts are ready to go! No folding required. Just plop them in the gPants and put them on your kid. We're on day two of cloth inserts and, so far, so good.
- And last, but not least, gDiapers are adorable.
Of note... there is a procedure you MUST follow when flushing the disposable insert. The absorbent inside cottony-looking cellulose material MUST be dumped in the toilet first, swirled with the swish-stick so it sort of melts and THEN you can flush it. I may or may not have skipped a step or two over the weekend and we had a clogged toilet on our hands in a matter of seconds. Oooooops. Nothing that a plunger, a toilet auger, and a handy husband couldn't fix.
What are your thoughts on cloth vs disposable diapers? I know it isn't realistic for everyone to use cloth diapers as they are a lot of work. But what I love about gDiapers is that they have a more environmentally friendly disposable option so if cloth isn't your thing, you can feel good about not adding to the mound of petroleum-based diapers clogging up our landfills.