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I caught <a href="http://www.saukvalley.com/articles/2007/04/22/features/lifestyles/345254739768961.txt" target="_blank">this article</a> about "gDiapers" in my local newspaper a few days ago, and a mention of them in another thread reminded me. From the article:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">gDiapers consists of three parts: colorful outer pants with a Velcro closure in the back; snap-in nylon liners; and flushable pads. The used pads are removed from the liner, stripped apart by hand, dropped into the toilet, stirred with a "swishstick" to break up the contents, and flushed. The outer pants and nylon liners are washed and reused.</td>
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Now, my own reaction was to think that this is combining some of the negatives of both (disposable and cloth) worlds -- the handling and washing facts of cloth combined with the materials useage and cost of replacement parts from disposables.<br><br>
I suppose I was just curious if anyone sees an upside? I just can't imagine someone being attracted to this not going all the way cloth.
 

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I hated G diapers! They totally do bunch like the PP said and they clogged my toilet ( My poor down stair neighbor ended up with sewage coming out of her tub because of them)! It is so nasty to have to touch a wet gel paper thing and they do not tear like they are supposed to. So your sitting there pulling at this nasty insert, and when it finally tears open poo and the gunk flies every where. So nasty I would use sposies before these things!
 

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Well, we do all cloth and use gDiapers, but just the covers & snap-in liners (with a fleece pocket stuff with a microfiber insert). When used correctly, they've been AWESOME dipes and our most cost-effective system (we also use the "big" brands like FB, BG, LL, prefolds/covers, etc).<br><br>
So I do think there are good "parts" of the diapers. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Would never use a flushable, though.
 

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i bought a lot of these and really wanted to like them. As another poster said, they clogged my toilet and leaked when I didn't change them every 1.5 hours. I recently had to use them because our cloth was causing rashes and we didnt have any sposies.....I like how easy it went on, and how trim it was. The upside is that you can reuse the covers, when they don't leak, and that a baby's waste is going in the toilet and not the landfills.<br>
I would like them if they didnt clog my toilet and didnt leak.<br>
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The gDiapers website has a suave video about how to flush them, but it has never gone that smoothly for me... Finally I gave up and just use the pants and liners with my own cloth diapers (cotton flannel with hemp doubler). We've never had a leak this way, and they are very trim fitting! In fact, I bought more gDiaper pants/liners to use for this purpose, completely without the flushable inserts!
 

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Wow I love mine. We've never had a leak and use the flushing method with no problems. You have to wait to disolve the center before flushing the entire dipe. Theres some videos on the website & also a yahoo group that helps out. We use them for night time and going out dipes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Now, my own reaction was to think that this is combining some of the negatives of both (disposable and cloth) worlds -- the handling and washing facts of cloth combined with the materials useage and cost of replacement parts from disposables.</div>
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I couldn't agree more with that. I personally don't see an upside. 2 flushes per diaper?!!?!?! I think I'd use sposies before I used these.
 

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I actually got mine free so thats why I tried them in the first place I hate the flushable part but I made cotton toped microfiber inserts for the snap in liner and I " stuff" them ahead of time and snap them in at each change it works almost as fast as an aio, I have lots of diapers though and this isnt my favorite but the church nursery likes them because they are easy.
 

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Doesn't seem to be a very common response around here, but I use g's and I really like them. We haven't had flushing or leaking issues. There is a learning curve to them, but with a little practice, they are great IMO.<br><br>
I don't use them for convenience, but for environmental impact. I like that I can flush them, use CPF in them, or even throw them away with no guilt. A disposable takes some 500 years to biodegrade in a landfill, a g insert takes something like 150 days and can even be composted (wet only.)<br><br>
wrt the double flushing concept, although it hasn't been an issue for us, lots of people only flush the inside pulp and throw away the outer casing. hth.
 

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Until now Ive only heard good things about them.. Ive never used them but could not imaging using flushable inserts.. Id just shove a prefold into it
 
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