Landfills are bursting at the seams and, apparently, loads of dirty, disposable diapersareone of the main culprits in filling them. Since cloth diapering is a big pain in the booty (and it uses a ton of water), what’s a mom or dad to do?
Well, now he or she can try gDiapers, a flushable variety that’s made up of three main parts: a colorful outer cotton/elastine pant (the “Little G”), a snap-in nylon liner and the inner “flushable.” Founded by Jason and Kimberly Graham-Nye, the company’s system is based upon a toilet-friendly diaper invented in Australia. The couple—who have two young kids—bought the U.S. rights to the product and then set up shop in eco-conscious Portland.
For those into the cloth option, gDiapers also offers a line of gPants diaper covers and cloth diapers in some super snazzy toddler fashion prints. gCloth is designed to fit perfectly inside little gPants diaper covers, for a super soft and trim fit. No tricky folding required! Here was a tip from the gDiapers website about using cloth.
If you’re just starting out and plan on using cloth most of the time, here are some things to keep in mind:
Keep 6-8 little gPants on hand, and 10-12 snap-in liners, per size.
Plan on using 12 cloth inserts a day, so if you only want to do laundry every 2 days you’ll want at least 2 dozen cloth inserts.
Keep a stash of biodegradable gRefills in your diaper bag, for a guilt-free disposable option when out and about.
To find out the nuts and bolts of how to use the diapers, we recommend watching the short video on gPants’ website. Basically, you first place a flushable pad into the Little G pants liner. Then, secure the entire diaper on Baby using Velcro tabs. When the flushable is soiled, remove it from the Little G, shake the inner layer into the toilet, poke it a few times with the swish stick provided (if your plumbing is older) and then you can flush everything. “Rip, swish and flush,” is the catchy mantra to use in these green days.
gDiapers & gPants available through:
Small, medium and large-size starter kits, $24.99
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