Landfills are bursting at the seams and, apparently, loads of dirty, disposable diapers are one 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.
To find out the nuts and bolts of how to use the diapers, we recommend watching the short video on gDiapers’ 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 available through:
Small, medium and large-size starter kits, $24.99
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