We got Hazel the denim diapers. Super cute!
Of course, now I don’t want her to get dressed…
However, gDiapers has begun offering an auto-ship for their refills.
This is fantastic news for a few reasons:
1. It’s freaking hard to find medium/large refills in stores. They are always sold out. (Good news for the gDiaper folks, though.)
2. Free shipping.
3. You can set the frequency and change it as necessary.
Now to go back to separating the mediums and the larges so that Hazel isn’t swimming in her G’s.
Conner and I are concerned about the environment. And with two babies and LOTS of poop, we’ve been concerned about the impact the disposable diapers have on the environment.
We bought some cloth diapers, but since even at our best we never wind up doing laundry more than once a week, and hand washing the diapers never really worked out, we were back to disposables.
Then, one evening, Conner said there has to be another alternative. So we Googled environmentally friendly diapers, and found gDiapers. GDiapers are flushable diapers. Yep, you heard it right. There are three layers–a cute cloth outer layer, a waterproof (and washable) inner layer, and a flushable insert.
We decided to buy the starter package and try it out with Hazel.
Day 1: I put the diaper on wrong, so when she peed, it leaked. The website gives very clear instructions for how to put on the diaper to help avoid this, but I didn’t pay good enough attention.
Day 2: I tried again, after having read all of the instructions. Success! The flushable part got all the gross stuff, it flushed pretty easily in our toilet. We were able to rinse out the waterproof liner since it hadn’t gotten dirty. And the cloth part was certainly fine to reuse without washing. The website claims that you don’t typically have to wash the cloth cover more often than regular laundry (they might have been thinking about people who wash clothes more than us, but still, that’s much less frequently than cloth diapers).
Day 3: Blowout! Actually, it was partly my fault. Hazel was still, um, going when I changed her diaper (I didn’t realize), and she apparently puts some g-force into her movements. So, when I was attempting to put the new diaper on her, poop shot across the room. All over me, all over her, all over the diaper, all over the carpet, all over everything within three feet. No kidding. So, that diaper wound up in the laundry.
My current opinions and observations about gDiapers:
Overall, I think that they’re worth the effort. It makes me feel good to know that I’m not putting 10-20 diapers into landfills every day with my two kids. Probably in the next couple of days I’m going to be ordering some more of the cloth liners for Hazel, and a starter pack to try out with Oliver. I’m a bit concerned that Oliver won’t like switching diaper types at this stage, but as I don’t anticipate him potty training in the next couple of months, I think it’s worth a try.