Everyone asks me: “What kind of diapers are those??”
They’re gDiapers!! A hybrid diaper that is really awesome! The many colors and styles make it easy to get addicted to as well! When I first thought about what diapers I would put on my child, the question was simple: Cloth or disposable? I researched cloth diapers and was a little intimidated by the variety of ways you can care for them now. There were so many brands and styles to choose from too. Then I thought to myself, what do I want to be doing at the end of my day: washing diapers, or taking out the trash? For two weeks, my mind was made up: take out the trash. But I just couldn’t shake the fact that it takes 200 years for one disposable diaper to biodegrade completely in a landfill. It bothered me knowing this. I looked at cloth again, and read more about caring for them, felt a little more confident doing cloth diapers, but didn’t like the idea of using cloth when out and about. I just didn’t want to lug around dirty diapers in the diaper bag all day. The cost of cloth at home and disposables while out didn’t make sense to me. Then, I discovered the hybrid diaper! A three part diaper that allows you to do disposable OR cloth! You have the cloth outer “gpant” that the child wears all day. This is the fun colorful part. The waterproof snap in “gliner” or “gpouch” that is the barrier to keep the mess contained. Think of it as an elastic pocket. And the insert: either disposable (biodegrades in 30 days, compostable (only the soiled ones), flushable (no old pipes or septic tanks please!) or trashable) or cloth! The gcloth inserts are to be washed seperately from the baby’s clothes, just like any other cloth diaper. While the liners and gpants can be washed with the baby’s clothes.
So what is my opinion about gDiapers so far? I LOVE THEM! The biodegradable liner is so absorbant, I’ve gone up to 3 hours without changing her and probably could have gone longer! As Erin is approaching 20 pounds, I have found the fit around her legs to be pretty good. (she is currently in the larges)
A TIP ABOUT THE TINY’S
I learned this the hard way: As I loaded a cloth insert into Erin’s tiny g (newborn size), the fit was nice and I was environmentally happy. An hour later….I noticed a leak. Okay, maybe I didn’t put her diaper on right. With gdiapers it is important that you have the “seal” around the legs otherwise you will get leaks. I try a second, then a third, fourth….a full day of cloth diapering and ALL of them leaked!! I was so frustrated! I posted on gdiaper’s Facebook page (responses from gdiapers and other “gmoms” are pretty quick there). That’s when I found out that the tiny g’s are not meant to be used with the gcloth inserts! Bummer! You mean I have to wait until Erin is in her small’s to go full on cloth!?! Something I was never aware of and I did not see posted on gdiaper’s website when I did my research before buying. My suggestion, hold off on buying the tiny g’s until a) you know your baby’s weight and b) if you are going to do full on gcloth from the beginning.
As Erin got bigger and moved into her smalls, things have been great! I get a few leaks here and there, but that is to be expected with any diaper. I either lose track of time in regards to changing her, or she wets a lot between certain changes. (Sometimes she likes to save it all for a certain diaper change)