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I read in several places that people liked the g diapers covers for use with cloth, so I bought one of the "starter kits" with two covers. I don't know what I'll do with the other parts of the kit--I find the concept sort of creepy--but I love these covers! They're fantastic with a trifolded PF.
 

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thanks for the heads up! did you try out the diaper as a whole?
 

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Nope--just the cover with my PFs. I'm sure I'll test drive the whole system sometime when I'm feeling curious! Really, though, I just wanted to try the covers; I'm thinking of making some like that (fastened in the back).
 

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Creepy, huh? I never got THAT, but it is kinda inconveniend compared with just using cloth. Oh well, hopefully they will get some sposie users to at least lighten their environmental load and maybe switch totally to cloth.
 

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I think it's the swish stick that gives me the crawlies. (I'll stick to the diaper sprayer, thanks!) Also, we don't have super-efficient plumbing, so I'm afraid of a clog.
 

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I just picked up two of the covers at Value Village for $0.49 each with an eye towards doing this---tri-folded prefold. I always just made a mess of my covers when I tried this with any other cover, and the gathered inside-part looks like it will keep the messes off of the cover itself. It'll be a while until I can try it, though. New one not due for 7.5 months! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I'm thinking about trying a Gdipe cover over my prefolds. I use bsww and wonderwraps and used to use bumkins but i like the closing in the back idea. Do you think they would work well on a skinny toddler with little twiggy legs?<br><br>
As far as the rest of package goes, you may want to sell them on ebay, craiglist or i know there's a gdipe yahoo group so maybe one of those mamas would buy them from you.<br><br>
If you decide you want more covers you can order them here <a href="http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/" target="_blank">http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/</a> and you don't have to get the inserts. It looks like they sell them for $15/e or in packs of 3 for $33 (that sure seems to be a good deal.)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just picked up two of the covers at Value Village for $0.49 each with an eye towards doing this---tri-folded prefold. I always just made a mess of my covers when I tried this with any other cover, and the gathered inside-part looks like it will keep the messes off of the cover itself. It'll be a while until I can try it, though. New one not due for 7.5 months! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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What is Value Village?<br><br>
Nevermind... I looked it up and have one right down the road from me.. Im going to go there
 

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I was given a bunch of g diapers and was pretty underwhelmed. When used with the flushable inserts, the inserts would bunch up and then I got leaks. When used with a trifolded PF, I got wicking onto the fabric leg cuffs and waist. I'm still a CD newbie, so others may have more luck than me, but I definitely prefer a BSWW or prowrap and wouldn't purposefully buy these.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you decide you want more covers you can order them here <a href="http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/" target="_blank">http://www.gdiapers.com/shop/</a> and you don't have to get the inserts. It looks like they sell them for $15/e or in packs of 3 for $33 (that sure seems to be a good deal.)</div>
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At Whole Foods they sell the starter kit (two covers, 10 inserts) for $20, so that doesn't sound like a great deal to me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"><br><br>
These work great on skinny babies. Not as well on chunky ones. On my ds (chunky), they are quite bulky because I needed to size up in the cover in order to get it to fit my baby's waist. But my friend has a stringbean baby, and these are quite trim on her.<br><br>
I don't like the plasticy liner thing, but I've used the cover a couple of times without that, with a prefold inside, and didn't have any problems. They're not my favorites, but I think we'll use them instead of wool when we go camping this summer.<br><br>
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I think they'd be fine on a skinny babe. Mine is sort of average build and they work really well for us. I don't use the plastic liner--just the cover, with a prefold inside. The leg and waist binding is very soft, but it seems to "seal" better than the BSSW does for us. Sometimes I get gaps around her legs with the Bummis, but not with these. I think they're stretchy enough that they'd be fine on babies of different shapes.<br><br>
I just bought the starter kit with two covers; I think I'll try to duplicate them myself. (We'll see how that goes.) But I might buy a few more, because I like them so much! They're also quite cute--colorful and soft.<br><br>
The other thing I like about them is that they're shaped to hold that insert so the trifolded PF doesn't shift around. I've never gotten the hang of a trifold inside a Bummi; I always use pins or Snappi, and that means that I need a doubler or two PFs, because my daughter is a heavy wetter. With these, I can trifold the PF, and that added fabric in the right spot means that a single PF is enough!
 

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My skinny babe gets red marks on his hips from them. We had to size up immediately, which was a pain, since they are not real cheap. Also have to make sure to fasten them kinda loosely.<br><br>
I *heart* the company, though, and the owners are super nice and cool and answer the phone themselves! YAaaaaay cool companies making the big time!
 
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