excuse my typos, NAK (as usual,lol)
"gateway into cloth diapering"
Well, I think it's an "escape" for those wishing they were doing cloth but don't have the info, or guts(lol, like it's that hard,lol) to actually go cloth.
These things I am imagining are actually HARDER than cloth.
With the whole rip swish stick and flush thing.
You'd have to actually pull out a poopy insert w/ your hands and find the part to rip open under the gobs of poop. Then somehow wash your hands put the poopy cover somewhere quick, one-handed and go back to the potty and swish stick and flush. UGH!
And if you have a BF'd baby you've got a poopy dipe every other diaper or so.
Then you've also got covers to wash,every other day or so.
You've got to remember to go out and buy or reorder inserts every mo or 2.
And remember to reorder new sizes of covers every few mo or so, unitl baby is in LG's.
That's more work than most cloth systems.
I know personally I have never dunked a cloth diaper, and never plan to. I touch less poop than most disposable diaper users, cuz most cloth doesn't leak it.
The thing that I'm trying to point out mostly with this thread, is why in the heck do they have to put down cloth so bad on their site??
When it's the obvious better choice on all points.
Just for a buck?
I think really they are trying to "steal" all the potential cloth users who have no idea about how easy cloth is these days.
Their facts about their wonderful gdiapers, blatently lean toward all the benefits of cloth, yet they have a dipsosable product, which I wouldn't flame anyone for using, because really their liners are smaller than diposies.
But, at the same time they play up all the benefits of what it would be like to use cloth "no elemental chlorine, perfumes, smell, garbage or guilt."
quoted from their site.
You see they take what CD users have been saying for eons, no chemicals, not trash, no rash, no leaks, etc etc,
obviously i could go on, and on, I've used CD's on all 3 of my kids and sew them for other mommies, lol!
But they alter it slightly so it fits their product to make you think you are having all the thinking done for you. They have tiny blurbsabout their "non-chemical" chemcials telling you how you can compost them (yeah right, I'd love to know ONE family that is actually doing this!), how non-toxic they are, and how you'll even have no guilt using them!!!!
So instead of fairly comparing themselves to cloth or disposables, they make these false statements about how much water cloth diapers waste, and how disposies are wasteful cuz they are a disposable product.
I personally have written to the gdiaper co to demand them to stop their direct attacks upon cloth diapers on their site.
This co is not a gateway to anything but a fight right now!
If they wanted to be CD's friend which they should be cuz you have to wash their covers, then they need to treat us w/ respect and stop that bashing, trying to compete with disposable co's have led them to do.
If they cost so much $$$, they are obviously aimed toward higher income families. No one else could afford $150-$200/mo for diapers!
These are the same families who are using cloth now. Or who may be inclined to if they had the correct info on how up to date cloth is these days. Did you know the avg family income of cloth users is $100,000/yr?