Finally after waiting and looking for an alternative diaper to our already very alternative Seventh Generation Diaper (no chlorine or dioxins) we have found the ‘g Diaper’!
Expensive and a bit fiddly it has been great for night training our two-year old son Luka. I can only talk about using this new diaper with urine and not poop since Luka is pretty well-trained in the ‘#2’ department! LOL!
I found the ‘g Diaper’ at Choices Market at the Crest in Burnaby. I hesitated at first to purchase them because of the cost but in the end bit the bullet and bought them. They cost $32 for the starter kit (2 cloth outer diapers with velcro, 2 inner plastic covers that snap into the outer cloth and a dozen or so diaper liners. I also paid $18 for a refill of the diaper liners to have on hand.
At first Luka was not at all impressed. The outer cloth diaper works like a baby diaper and not a pull up which he has been in (7th Generation recently discontinued their pull up which is very disapointing – I have never used the branded Dora or Diego or Woody ones – advertising on my kids feels wrong…). Anyways – I digressed LOL!
He had a terrific tantrum and then decided that they are not that bad.
The actual mechanics of the inner compostable liner is not an exact science that is for sure. You kind of just lay it in the plastic lining and tuck it under and hope for the best. I am not sure how a poop would fare in this diaper…
The actual wet diaper is easy to dispose of. I have been flushing them but you can also compost them or throw them away. I will continue to use these until Luka is trained and I will become an advocate that is for sure!
More info below:
The most eco-friendly diaper available, gDiapers provides parents with a diapering solution that is good for babies, parents and the planet. You can have the flexibility of a disposable diaper with a 100% biodegradable gRefill, or opt for reusability with super soft and trim-fitting gCloth inserts. gDiapers are plastic-free, elemental chlorine free, latex free, and perfume free.
Use a biodegradable gRefill or re-usable gCloth inside our newborn tiny gPants and our cotton little gPants. All materials are breathable, just like sports clothing, so babies are far less likely to get diaper rash. And did we mention they’re cute? Babies can flaunt their eco-friendly diapers in a rainbow of adorable colors. Because green diapers don’t need to be bland.
No landfill required.
50 million diapers get tossed each day and each one takes up to 500 years to biodegrade. Ick. Home compost, toss, or flush the biodegradable gRefill for the smallest footprint on earth. gDiapers break down in 50-150 days.
A totally new way to think about diapers.
All new things can take getting used to. Remember when you learned to separate your recycling? And now it’s second nature.
Learn how to flush the biodegradable gRefills and how to get the perfect gDiaper fit. You can also compost the wet ones or simply toss the soiled refill. It will break down in the landfill a lot faster than the 500 years for a conventional disposable diaper. Or learn more about re-usable gCloth. Go green diapers. Go gDiapers. Breathe easy no matter what.
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