Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cloth Diaper Review: gDiapers

When I first started researching cloth diapers when I was pregnant, I came across gDiapers, and I stopped looking. Unlike most cloth diapers, gDiapers are reusable diaper covers with flushable inserts. I was sold on these because 1) the world of cloth diapers seemed so daunting and 2) the idea of poopy cloth diapers made me nervous. Instead of buying the expensive newborn set that only went up to 10 pounds, I bought two smalls that were for 8-14 pounds and decided that I would buy more if I liked them. Well, right around the time that Caden could fit into them, he was put into a pavlik harness for his hips (that is a story for another post) and the velcro on the diaper would stick to the velcro on the harness and make it nearly impossible to change his diaper, so we only used them a handful of times. The few times we did use them, they worked well, and they are super cute. I am definately saving them for our next baby.

gDiapers consist of a cotton diaper cover, a soft, reusable waterproof insert and disposable liners. They also have cloth liners for those who really want to be ecofriendly, or for those who are squeemish yet still want to be as ecofriendly as possible, there are cloth liners that lay over the cloth inserts.. They are like a tissue that catches the poo so you can throw it in the toilet and not have to do any rinsing. I haven't heard any reviews on them yet, but they sound like a great idea to me!

One thing that I noticed in the few times that I used these was that they don't leave the indent marks that some other cloth diapers leave on little chunky legs. I'm not sure if it is because of the style or because they come in sizes for a better fit.

I'm thinking about getting more gDiapers when I increase my stash. What do you think of the hybrid cloth diaper?


  1. I want to "subscribe" to the comments on this thread! I am in my last month of pregnancy and was planning on using regular diapers. We don't have a washer/dryer in our apartment (we have coin machines in the basement!), so that was my primary reason for NOT using cloth. But I'd be interested to see what folks say about this.

  2. Definitely seems like a good idea reducing the waste whilst taking a bit of the work out of cloth diapering.

    Thanks so much for sharing at The Friday Baby Shower Alice x

  3. I haven't seen the disposable liners! We use cloth diapers and I love them! But Bug is exclusively breastfed so we're not dealing with poops that need to be washed off in the toilet just yet. When that time comes, the hubs is going to install a sprayer on the toilet to make it easier to wash it off. I've written a series on cloth diapers and am about to do a q&a on them. So if you have any questions feel free to email me, or leave a comment on my blog, and ask :)

  4. Hmm.. Now I am actually considering checking these out! I've always been so freaked out at the thought of poopy diapers not being disposable haha! But if it save money I might have to check out these super cute diapers. ;) Thanks for sharing! I found you through the link up! I look forward to following along. :)