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post #21 of 27

gdiapers

Hi,

I hope your not sick of the subject, but my MIL (who I am fortunate enough to love) found info. on gdiapers. They are flushable diapers, cute reusable covers with paper inserts that can be flushed down the old toilet.

http://gdiapers.com

We don't have a washing machine right now and cloth diapers feel overwhelming to me and hubby at the moment. But these seems like a really interesting alternative. Has anyone heard of them before or used them? I'd be curious to hear what people think.


Thanks!
post #22 of 27
They are a fairly new product but I have heard good things about them. The inserts currently come in two sizes and I have heard that with a larger/older baby the larger size may leak. Maybe it's possible to double up?

I think we will use these when we travel - taking cloth with us overseas was impractical but I hated to buy disposables all the time...we could probably manage to split it with the gdiapers and sposies next time...
post #23 of 27
I, too, have heard good things about them, and considered using them myself, but IIRC, they were pretty pricey. It probably would be a great alternative for some families(and I have encouraged some of my more mainstream friends to give them a try - it's a step in the right direction), but we have an extremely limited budget. It just wouldn't be practical for us.
post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by More Veggies View Post
We don't have a washing machine right now and cloth diapers feel overwhelming to me and hubby at the moment.
This item rules for washing small loads of diapers and such.


It's cheap, it's easy to use, it doesn't take electricity, and it's faster than my regular washing machine.
post #25 of 27
My sister uses these and loves them. Her daughter is ten months and they haven't had a problem w/ leaks.
post #26 of 27
There is a page in the new Pregnancy Magazine Buyer's Guide (as mainstream as publications come) that has a rundown of diaper choices. It mentions traditional disposables and states unquivocally that they pretty much never break down. But there are disposable diapers that are made to be less-impactful, like g diapers (already mentioned) and the magazine also mentioned Nature Boy and Girl diapers, which are made using cornstarch so that they will break down faster. The page also mentioned Fuzzi Bunz and Happy Heinys, and seeing these diapers in a very mainstream pub tells me that cloth diapering is definitely coming out of the total alternative little niche market (slowly, I'm sure).

I doubt the water argument associated with washing is very compelling unless you live in a place where water is such a scarce and precious commodity and I don't think this applies to anywhere in the US.
post #27 of 27
I am a reluctant recycler. I really only do it b/c I sort of feel guilty when I don't. I know that is probably horrifying to many of you.

BUT, we only flush our potties when there is poop. We practice EC, and we cloth diaper. The number one argument for me -- hands down -- is that I only want nice, soft pure stuff next to my baby's body. Ideally, I would like my children to wear only clothes handmade by me. My first never had any diaper stuff that I made, and I am so happy to have made a few things for this baby.

Our water is quite expensive (nearly $100/month!), and we are extremely conservative as I mentioned. Sharing bathwater, taking showers together, limited flushing and washing... Plus we have a teeny bathtub. I personally think that water argument is sort of silly. We CD'd our DS while we were in Namibia, and they have water shortage problems all the time!

10% of diaper users use cloth, so that's really quite a few. And I think the number will grow as the options become more accessible, and easier -- what could be easier than AIOs?
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