• http://www.lifegoggles.com/ Joel Williams

    My cousin uses gDiapers that you mention and highly recommends them. They can however be extremely messy as you have to take the “core”/liner out each time to flush. I didn’t ask for a demonstration…. Also cost a fair bit more than disposable but she feels much better about using them, and now come in a cool orange color.

  • Leslie

    My husband and I have come up with the perfect solution. We just don’t have kids. Problem solved.

  • Garvin Yeung

    My wife and I have been using gDiapers for our son Delano for over a year now. For new parents who haven’t invested in cloth diapers, gDiapers are a good hybrid for ease of use and convience when on the go. I know some cloth diapering parents who carry the cloth inserts along with seperate diapers for each change, and carry them back home to wash at home. Some types of cloth diapers like pocket diapers you have to wash both the liner and the diaper covers as well with each change.

    gDiapers are great because parents can use the flushable inner inserts or they can use the traditional cloth prefolds inside the gDiapers interchangeably. So one can use the cloth diaper inserts at home and use the flushable inserts for over nights and going out. As for the flushable inserts, they compost very well, we compost all the wet flushable inserts in our composter.

    Also gDiapers are cradle to cradle certified for those who are interested in these eco-labels.

  • MamaMitrou

    Cloth at home, and disposables out and about is the ideal combo. Cloth diapers are much easier than many people imagine, and many of them are really quite absorbant. Even though the SAP may not come in “direct” contact, it is still mixing with a baby’s urine and getting a baby’s bottom wet, especially at night when they are not getting changed as often. Better safe than sorry when it comes to chemicals on our little one’s private areas.

  • Elizabeth

    In my experience, modern cloth diapers actually keep baby drier and more comfortable than disposables. We have used Fuzzibunz (cloth pocket diapers) almost exclusively for our two boys and the few times I’ve used disposables (certain travel situations) I’ve been shocked at how damp and rashy their little butts stayed compared to our usual cloth diapers.

  • http://greenupgrader.com Matt

    Hey thanks for sharing. It sounds like gDiapers or regular old cloth diapers are a no brainier based on your experiences.

  • http://www.myrecycledbags.com RecycleCindy

    This is an excellent post about the use of disposable diapers versus cloth. You have covered all the pros and cons concerning the diapers. I chose to use cloth diapers but did have a few disposable ones for long road trips and other times when I didn’t have access to water. It’s important to wash out the cloth diaper and also throughly wash your hands after handling cloth diapers. All in all, I really like using cloth. I think they are just as absorbent as disposable if folded and pinned properly.

  • http://ferngreene.blogspot.com/ Fern Greene

    Thanks for this summary! We’re in the midst of this debate with baby #2, complicated by the fact that none of our local stores sells Seventh Generation or gDiapers – so we’d be driving about 25 miles round trip to stock-up, instead of walking a mile or two.

    But laundering cloth diapers in our small townhouse without a sink (or even a reasonable place to keep a bin) to soak them … that seems like a recipe for chaos. How do people manage in smaller spaces? We’re lucky to have our own washer/dryer, but I’m not sure we can manage the added laundry load.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/Low-Income-Families Mali

    You can’t force a parent into doing some diaper changing they are not used too. If some one believes in the method, they will do it out of care and love for the environment.

  • http://greenupgrader.com Matt Embrey


    Thanks for commenting. I agree, you cannot force anyone to do anything, however you can educate and encourage and hope more people will try more eco-friendly diapering options.

  • http://www.parttimediaperfree.com/reduce-reuse-recycle-part-time-ec.htm Charndra

    Reduce, reuse, ‘precycle’ – doing a combination of eco-disposables, washable cloth and elimination communication (EC) is a great way to reduce diaper related waste and the environmental impact.

    Any reduction is good…

    Becoming “Part Time Diaper Free” the way our grannies were – perhaps a goal to aim for to help the Earth?

    Visit Part Time Diaper Free to discover more about this ancient practice!

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  • http://www.dumex.com.sg/pregnancy Pregnancy

    wonderful comparison, many people many thinking. But we shall go for the one that is best for ours for sure :)

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  • http://www.choosemybabysgender.com choose your baby’s gender

    I think i just need to get used to changing diapers.. Im due on september.. whether I like it or not, im gonna need to do it..

    Love the first photo of the baby frowning with his hand on his chin. Sooo cute!


  • http://www.babycarehelping.com Andrew Pelt

    It truly is great to start to see bloggers talking about baby care and toddler concerns a lot more regularly nowadays. Kudos for the blog post, I saw it on aol.

  • http://dipers7.com dipers

    Really good post, thank you.