Way back before Catherine was born I mentioned that we were considering using gDiapers. They were still pretty new and we didn’t know anyone who had used them so we didn’t have much advice to go by, other than the company’s own reviewers.
We decided to order a starter kit and one package of refill liners. Besides the environmentally friendly design, I admit I was drawn to the super cute ‘little g’ diaper covers! The diapers are a bit more expensive than disposables are, but the cost was still somewhat reasonable.
We have not been using gDiapers exclusively. I have found that while at home it is not such a big deal to change the gDiaper, take out and flush the liner, and set up another diaper for next time. Changing diapers at home is predictable in that I can repeat the process the exact same way each time AND I know that our toilet/septic system can handle the flushable material (frankly, it breaks up very easily and flushes away just like TP).
Going out of the house throws a ton of variables into the mix. Will there be a bathroom handy? Can I trust the septic system? Is there a safe place to set the baby while I flush the liner? I know that I could put a little more effort into my planning and make the system work. Most of the time, however, it is just so much easier to toss disposables into the bag and be done with it. There’s almost always a trash can around!
Over all, I really like the gDiaper concept. I feel much better flushing away the liner than knowing that I’m filling landfills with tons of plastic. They also provide Catherine’s little bum a break from the sticky plastic diapers. She’s almost grown out of the smalls and we’ll probably pony up for the next bigger size.
Have any of our readers used gDipers? Even heard of them? I’d love to hear what you think of them!