Sunday, August 8, 2010


Since it was brought up a few times this weekend and since so many people have given me weird looks, I'd like to explain our decision to use Gdiapers on our baby.

Gdiapers are a cloth disposable hybrid diaper. The system consists of a waterproof diaper cover, a plastic waterproof liner, and an insert ( which can be washable cloth insert or a flushable/disposable insert ).

You can read more at GDiapers101

We found this system after tons of research into cloth diapers. We want to use cloth diapers for several reasons including:

1) We are uncomfortable with the amount of chemicals found in conventional disposables.

2) Disposables are very expensive and washing/reusing cloth will save us money.

3) Disposables are not good for the environment. It takes hundreds of years for them to breakdown. Gdiapers disposables break down in a few weeks if thrown out or composted.

4) Diaper rash is far less common in babies who wear cloth diapers.

5) Gdiapers are just so darn cute.

Dave and I have a personal belief that in US, convenience is often the reason people choose to do things the way they do, even if it isn't the healthiest or most environmentally friendly choice. (like eating fast food instead of cooking a homemade meal).

We believe that just because a solution is the
most convenient doesn't mean it is the best choice. Sometimes the best solution involves hard work or consumes more time. That's ok with us ;)

I'll keep everyone posted on how this works out for us!

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