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Marie - posted on 04/07/2010

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I also like them if a disposable seems like it is too small as I just put the whole diaper over the disposable.

Marie - posted on 04/07/2010

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I do sometimes, I like them but I hear they are better for more slender babies. I have never used the disposable system tho, just use flat diapers or prefolds in them, no leaks or anything and they are so cute!

My friend uses them for on the go cause she likes a disposable system, if it is just wet you can compost them which is great!

April - posted on 03/02/2010

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my neighbor makes these (not the g brand but her own). she gave them to me as a "payment" for watching her kids. i tried them on my son and his diaper rash that he has had since he was a week old went away in ONE DAY! (i've used all the creams and baby powder, but these homemade diapers were the best remedy!)

Jan - posted on 03/01/2010

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I love gdiapers, I use a prefold in them instead of flushies though. DD can't use anything with SAP in it or she gets a blistered bleeding rash and since the flushies still have SAP in them we can't use them, but I have some smalls that I will try with baby #3 who is due in June. I have preemie prefolds for in the small gpants and infant prefolds and an bunch of homemade inserts for the mediums. I have 12 smalls and 16 mediums and just keep them all prestuffed so I can grab them and use them just like a disposable. We also use fitteds and covers, which DH prefers but I prefer the g's since the inserts and prefolds take up less room in a load of laundry so we can fit more in a load. We never have leaks in them, other then the ocassional bit of poop that leaks onto the cloth part of the pant, poop gets on the liner part about half of the time but I just wash them out by hand in the sink with a little natural bar soap and hang them up to dry. I haven't used them on a newborn yet so hopefully they will do well with the EBF poop, but I don't know for sure yet. I bough almost all of ours online for $5 each because they needed new velcro, I converted those ones to snaps using my kam snap pliers and I've even added some cute patches to the backs of some of the plain ones to jazz them up a bit.

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We use the gdiappers but found the inserts too expensive, we can't buy the cloth inserts here where we live so I made cloth inserts, my cloth inserts work better then our other cloth diappers.

Erynne - posted on 01/16/2010

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Julie: How long do you typically leave the gDipe on? We usually get J changed into a fresh pad (and often a fresh gPants) after a single pee, and I've never noticed a leak. Is it maybe that you're leaving it on one pee too many?

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Julie - posted on 01/15/2010

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I LOVE the gDiaper inserts, but the little g pants are a joke against leaks! So, I put the inserts in a Thirsties wrap and top it off with a layer of fleece (I just cut rectangles up from regular fleece!) to protect my girl's sensitive skin. She gets a little rash if her skin is in contact with a wet diaper for even a little bit! Fleece is great because it wicks all the moisture away from her skin! If you're thinking of trying gDiapers, I'd definitely skip the pants and get some Bummies, or Thirsties wraps instead!!

Erynne - posted on 01/07/2010

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I really like them. If I could find more covers for cheaper, I'd stock up. They work great for us now that J is older and only poos once a day. I can usually predict his poo, and get him over a toilet. So the gDipes just get loads of pee in them, and they are a fantastic day-time, on-the-go-or-around-the-house diaper.

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I use cloth now but tried G-diapers in the beginning. I didn't like them and once my son had outgrown the first size (which took no time at all) we never bothered to buy anymore. We used the flushable liners but I have heard of some people using them with a cloth liner and liking them. I could see how a cloth liner would be better but my main issue with them was that the cover is cotton so the moment there's a leak or overflow of the liner, the cotton cover was instantly wet and often so were my baby's clothes. I didn't find that the little plastic-y liner thingy did a very good job of containing pee or EBF poo. I found I had to change my son about every 2 hours (I usually go 3 in between changes with cloth) and with changing that often, the cost of the liners was really adding up. That's my 2 cents.

Jenine - posted on 12/06/2009

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Quoting Emily:

Does anyone else have a problem with the snaps where the liners attach? Maybe I have them on the wrong way, but those snaps scratch my DD's sensitive skin right in the hip/groin area. I LOVE the gDiapers other than that. But I can't use them on her for the whole day because of that and I want to be able to! Any suggestions?



My daughter is a teeny 14 month old and we've used the G's since she weighed enough (she was just 6 pounds at birth) to wear them.  I did also have this problem with the snap-irritation.  Go to the Gdiaper website, they have lots of fit tips, and this worked for us.  Love my G's, recommend them to everyone :)  Also You-Tube has a ton of video footage of properly fitting a Gdiaper, you may want to check that out...

KC - posted on 11/17/2009

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We just started using them. Our daughter is still young (6 weeks) and we read that they fit better if you wait for their little legs to beef up a bit. We like them so far. We have a septic tank, so we can't flush, but I know that tossing gDiaper inserts is still better for the environment than disposables. When I originally suggested cloth diapers, my husband said no way. He didn't want tons of poop in the wash machine.

My only suggestion is to have a second gDiaper pre-made before your next change. We swap between two, and just get the other one ready after each change. It makes it fast and easy that way. Otherwise, we love them. They are soft and comfy and she doesn't get diaper rash like she did with disposables.

Emily - posted on 09/18/2009

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Does anyone else have a problem with the snaps where the liners attach? Maybe I have them on the wrong way, but those snaps scratch my DD's sensitive skin right in the hip/groin area. I LOVE the gDiapers other than that. But I can't use them on her for the whole day because of that and I want to be able to! Any suggestions?

Stephanie - posted on 05/30/2009

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I've used them with my daughter since she was born. (She's 2.5.) I use cloth inserts at home and flushables when out. I really like the system and will do the same with the next baby.

Stasia - posted on 05/11/2009

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We used cloth diapers (G diapers) and disposables when we were out occasionally. We switched to G diapers about a month ago and they work soooo well. My daughter does not have any diaper rash and they are so easy!! They are also (in my opinion) much better for the environment. There is no plastics that go in the landfill (like disposables) and you don't have to do a million extra loads of laundry (using a LOT of extra water and energy). We use one cloth cover a day and just change the inserts. As long as you change them regularly we have had no problems with leaking. (she even stays dry at night)

the biggest thing for us was that we hated packing around a dirty cloth diaper if we were out so we started using disposables way too often and now with the g diapers we get to be environmentally conscious but not pack around baby poop at the grocery store.

Jennie - posted on 05/07/2009

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We use them and have been since my son was bornand he is almost a year. When he was tiny they leaked a lot but as he got bigger they worked fine. They are more expensive so we use the outside covers with cloth diaper inside when we are are home and when we go out we use the gdiaper insert. It took a while to get the system down but it works for us.

Kari - posted on 05/06/2009

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I use gDiapers for my son and like them. I find them easy to use. I like that they are compost-able and flushable. There is the waste discussion between these and cloth. I think you use less soap and water and they degrade in 40 days. I think they're pretty comfortable for my son you just have to make sure to fold the edges of the insert in so it's flat. It may take a bit of practice to get them in right but not much. My husband likes them because he feels it's less messing with poop than a cloth. One of my friends uses them as well and likes them. They are a good go between. Just make sure you have the right size so they don't leak. I think you need to go up in size before the weight they say. My son is 7mo old and we've been using them since he was born. It's all personal preference and I think anything we can do to reduce our foot print is good.

Carissa - posted on 05/04/2009

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I haven't used those, but we use BumGenius. http://www.bumgenius.com/

I think they have worked out pretty well so far. Easy to wash once you get the system down. My only complaint is the time it takes to assemble the diaper (put in the insert) once they are clean.

Amy - posted on 05/04/2009

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I haven't used them because they're too expensive for my taste. Cloth diapers really aren't that difficult or inconvenient, and they're much more cost-effective. :)

Elizabeth - posted on 05/04/2009

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We cloth diaper, and I tried the GDiapers and didn't like them. They are pretty rough on the inside, and just shaped weirdly. When I can't CD, I just use disposables.

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