Originally Posted by Mere
I don't get those G diapers...can you really flush a whole diaper (minus the cover, I know) down the toilet???
I think there is a thin layer (like a flushable rice paper liner, maybe?) that can be flushed with any solids on it. That is the part that seems helpful to me.
DS just doesn't have very well-formed poop, even though he's a big ol' 3 year old who eats all solid food. We've talked to the doctor about it. We've tweaked his diet. It just seems to be his digestive system. If I don't use a lift-out liner with him, I can't shake all the poop into the toilet, and I really object to people poisoning our groundwater with human feces in the trash. I hate to be one of them!!!
I understand that there is a tear-off portion (the flushable poo-catcher) of the disposable portion (probably contains some gelling chemicals?) of the G diaper, if that makes sense!
I haven't tried them yet because the largest size would likely be too small for my 3 year old (who, by the way, claims he will start using the potty in June--God willing!) I'm willing to pay a bit more to try them for our backup system for the new baby, because at least I will know I'm starting at the small end of the size range! Any part that is re-usable seems like a likely environmental savings to me.
Aside from those who live in SEVERELY water restricted places (and washing diapers is supposed to be about equal to the same number of toilet flushes for a "trained" kid/adult), I just don't buy the idea that washing something re-usable can be as wasteful as producing so much stuff to just throw away after a single use. Doesn't compute! (I do use more hemp than cotton because of the massive chemical/water issues with conventional cotton crops.)