We will be using gDiapers, an easy yet eco-friendly type of diaper that is a cross between a cloth diaper and a throw-away diaper. The diaper consists of 2 parts: a cloth shell, shaped like a diaper, with Velcro fasteners, and either a flushable or cloth inserts that you change each time the baby potties. You read/see more about these diapers below. We plan to avoid the traditional disposable diapers because they are terrible for the environment, expensive, and can be irritating on the skin – not good if the baby inherits my very temperamental skin (just look at me wrong and BREAKOUT!).

More information from the gDiaper website:

gDiapers starter kit

“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.

flush, compost or toss

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.”

Using gDiapers

Some Targets and Babies R Us-type stores sell the flushable liners, but the diapers themselves really need to be purchased from the gDiapers website. For the newborn, this kit will be helpful because it has the size for newborns and heavier babies:

“Newborns are tiny, so at first you’ll need specially-sized tiny gPants. They fit new babies best from 6 – 10 lbs. Tiny gPants snap down in front to allow room for the umbilical cord to heal, and a wide leg opening gives plenty of room for newborn legs to curl up. In a few weeks baby will be ready for size small little gPants (fits best from 8 – 14 lbs). The new baby bundle includes 12 tiny gPants, 6 small little gPants (in a rainbow of gender neutral colors), a case of size small biodegradable gRefills (160 count), and a swishstick. Enough to have that precious bum covered from day one.”

This kit costs $149.99. We plan to purchase this kit on our own but if anyone wants to help us stock up, we appreciate the assistance. gDiapers

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