GDiapers....

Melissa - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering about gdiapers. I have been on their site, and were just curious how moms that actually used them felt about them. How do they work? How expensive are they? Are they really worth it? Tell me .what you think about them?

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Susan - posted on 05/06/2010

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They are really cute, but I didn't enjon using them. My son is also a heavy wetter and leaked. I found that the cloth insert bunched together in the center. It held poop good, but as I said ... Heavy wetter. The Velcro tabs also after about month they started to come off and curl. They are very cute but not a good diaper system for my son. We went with flip, I love them!

Kristina - posted on 04/18/2010

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I love the cloth Gdiaper inserts, the little pants not so much. My son is a heavy wetter and as soon as he leaked everything was soaked. I paired my inserts with apple cheek envelope covers and have never had an issue since.

Stephanie - posted on 04/17/2010

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I used gDiapers with my 3.5 year old (she's been potty trained for a year now) and will use them with my next baby (due in a month!). I used cloth inserts at home and flushable inserts when out and about. I LOVE the gDiaper system. Using only flushable inserts would definitely get expensive, which is a big reason why I used cloth inserts at home. I love the convenience of being able to go back and forth between the two when needed. The covers are also really cute and much slimmer than regular cloth diapers.

Jan - posted on 04/17/2010

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I love our gdiapers. I have 12 smalls, 16 mediums and 8 Lrages and use preemie prefolds in the smalls, and infant prefold is the medium/larges plus a bunch of homemade inserts I threw together. yes most of the time poop gets on the liner part, but rarely on the cover and never on the clothes. I use flushies occasionally when we are going to be out all day and I don't want to carry a huge diaperbag full of wet / dirty cloth diapers arounds by the end of the day. It's nice to be able to use the flushies when out of the house or if you need to use a diaper cream or have a yeast infection or something like that without feeling guilty about the environmental aspect of things. Most people I know can't use the gdiapers and cloth inserts overnight, it's not an issue for us because DD is a pretty light wetter and even overnight she can get away with a thick insert in a gdiaper but we usually use a hemp fitted and wool instead.

Sherri - posted on 04/15/2010

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I hear pros and cons about the G diaper all the time. It is not my favorite choice, for the expense and the containment issues. I would look at the Flip diaper and the GroBaby as well if you are looking for a hybrid. They are much easier to "stuff".

Sherri
http://www.cutiepoopsandbottoms.com

Carrie - posted on 04/15/2010

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I use the gs with the gcloth inserts and I love them! In total, I have spent around $400 on my stash and am set. When I started using them, I was breastfeeding and, yes, poop would get on the pants, but i never had a problem with it getting on my baby's clothes and it hasn't caused any stains. Now that he is in the mediums, I double up the medium inserts with small inserts at night and haven't had problems with leaks. We love these diapers!

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these are the best diapers out there, and so easy.... they are excellent quality and superb absorbency, as they are made with bamboo. http://www.thefunkymama.com/eafitallinon...
You just change your baby as you would for a disposable and then put it in a diaper pail. Wash them 2x a week. These fit 8-35 pounds so they are likely the ONLY diaper you'll ever need to buy for your baby, plus you can always use them again next time around. I love these diapers!!

Amber - posted on 04/13/2010

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I have been using them for a few months now. I did have BabyLove one size all in ones but my son's body was too long so they started to not fit right even though he was only 25 lbs and they say up to 35.

I never used the flushable system it seemed very expensive and since I was used to cloth I just made my own inserts using microfibre and flannel. They work great, are trimmer than other cloth I have used and I only have 6 diapers with extra liners and inserts and still only have to wash every 3 days or so! So happy with my g's.

as for expense its cheaper if you buy the starter kit that has an orange and a white g with flushable inserts, then just use prefolds or homemade inserts. In my town they sell the starter kit for $26.99 other towns near me sell the 2 packs of just diapers with no inserts which cost more at 34.99 but are really cute colours : )

Brenda - posted on 04/13/2010

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I tried gDiapers a couple years ago and generally disliked them. The concept was good and they seemed to be soft enough and fit fine. However, my daughter was about 9 months when we started with them and at least once a week we would have a giant exploding poop that the gDiaper could not handle. Also I have a low flow toilet and the inserts would clog it even if I flushed in two parts as recommended. I gave up and switched to cloth and never regretted it. Cloth is just as easy and better for the environment. Plus I didn't have any mess issues once I switched to cloth.
Having said that, they may have improved the product since I used them.

Majaliwa - posted on 04/08/2010

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My experience with gdiapers was only with their disposable insert (before they launched the cloth inserts). With that said, they way they work is you have a cloth waterproof outer cover that closes with velcro tabs facing towards the back (that's important because you would assume they should face front, but you get a better fit with them backwards. they show this in a video on their site). Inside the cover is a snap-in pocket made of plastic (or PUL). You then buy a box of inserts which look like really big maxipads. You lay one insert inside the plastic pocket to catch all of baby's poo and stuff. When its time to change baby, you remove the insert and you can either flush it, compost it or toss it. You then replace it with another clean insert.



With that said, prefolds and gdiapers were the first diaper I used for my son when he was born. These are my thoughts on the gdiaper with disposable inserts.



PROS:

1. EASY TO USE

my mother-in-law and friends picked it up right away



2. GREAT FOR ON-THE-GO:

simply toss the insert and go



3. ADORABLE

they're super cute - there was just something about the little g on my baby's bum that i just adored



CONS:

1. POOR CONSTRUCTION

the velcro tabs didn't hold up well after several washes (and I air dried them too). in fact, they started to lose their stickiness and curl a bit after about a month and that was a pain



2. NOT REUSABLE

they claim the cover can be reused, but breastfed poop tends to have a mind of its own and i found that it was never fully contained in the liner and plastic pocket so I always had to wash in between uses



3. NOT REALLY FLUSHABLE

if you have a low flow toilet or an older plumbing system like mine (built in the 80s), i do not recommend flushing the inserts. after about 3 weeks of flushing i had to call a plumber because they backed up my whole system.



4. EXPENSIVE

the disposable inserts are 2 to 3 times more expensive per insert than a disposable diaper and with a newborn you'll go through about 12 to 18 of them a day - you do the math!

Aicha - posted on 04/08/2010

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I use the gdiapers with a infant prefold folded into 3rds the long way and they work great for day time use my daughter for night time use I use a toddler prefold folded in 3rds long way then folded double in back and once in front with a thristies wrap or prowrap cover

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