Cloth Diaper and EC Babies
This is a guest post from Shelly, Mom of Islah (9months), from Calgary Alberta

My time with G-Diapers:

Hi Parents! Before my daughter was born, I found the most amazing hybrid diapering system, and thought it would be the answer to my need to be kinder to the environment, while allowing me to never have to touch things left best unmentioned. Experienced parents will laugh at that last statement.

I had to wait a while until I started to use them, since I was under the impression that I was having a large baby, so didn’t set myself up with the newborn sizing. Around 2 months, they finally fit her properly, and I started using them with the disposable/flushable inserts.

Functionally, they were great, and being able to tear the side and flush the whole, icky mess down the toilet was a dream. No stinky nursery. I lived in a fifty year old bungalow at the time, and there were a couple of worrisome moments with the old plumbing, but overall, I never was too concerned. This was when my husband confessed that he had been flushing baby wipes as well. Once we got that straightened out, it was much better.

My baby girl was an average wetter, and the disposable inserts held up well against that. I did find the inserts a bit pricey, at around $20.00 for a package of 40. Once I did the math, I supplemented the disposable inserts with Cotton Prefolds that worked great. I later found out that there was actually G Diaper specific inserts, and wish I had gotten to try them out.

What I liked about them, is that often you could reuse the cotton outer pants, while washing just the snap in liners, cutting down on the laundry that a standard cloth diaper would use. They provide you with options, it’s not always convenient to have cloth on the go, and the inserts are not only flushable, but they’re also biodegradable, so if you compost, you can throw them into your composter. Both the outer and the liner dried super fast. They are made of soft, comfy stretchy material, and the elastic was wide and strong, providing a snug fit. I never actually had any blowouts on my baby’s clothes, which was great. Add to the fact that they are super cute, with so many colors and prints to pick from. It was almost like a fashion accessory! They aren’t very bulky, leaving more room in your diaper bag for other stuff, like your husband’s wallet and your 11 year old step- son’s stuff! Not sure if the last bit is a pro or a con…..

What I disliked about them was that personally, I found the disposable inserts a bit too pricey for my budget. I did have to have several training sessions with my husband before we stopped having them on backwards, and near plumbing emergencies. Despite my best intentions, I got my hands dirty, and often. Experienced parents will laugh here again. They aren’t super Grandparent friendly, as you have to go through the whole training session all over again. And I wish that the cloth inserts had been easier to find, since I certainly would have used those instead of Prefolds, so, finding their product was a bit complicated for me.

G diapers are a great alternative to disposables, and if you are interested in them, and want to use them, they work fabulously. Their fit and function didn’t disappoint. Budget conscious parents might want to work out just how much it would cost them, versus a one size cloth system. That being said, using them with the cloth inserts is a way to make them a bit more comparable.

(Photo coming soon!)

Shelly was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are her own!
4/19/2011 04:00:11 pm

Im impressed. Youre truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Im saving this for future use.

7/21/2012 07:32:29 pm

Oh I absolutely LOVE this! Gorgeous!!

7/11/2016 12:00:05 am

Find cloth diapers and natural parenting supplies in one store, or online at Maine Cloth Diaper Company! Talk with one of our diaper technicians or come in for ...


Leave a Reply.