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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

gDiapers Review and Deal Offer *Deal Expired*

gDiapers, which stand for green diapers, are an interesting combination of cloth and disposable diapers. I tried these diapers on T when he was a newborn. I really like the concept of these diapers. gDiapers consist of a washable cotton outer layer(called a little gPant), a snap in liner, and a PLASTIC FREE biodegradable insert (also known as a gRefill). The gRefill can be disposed of by either flushing down the toilet, composting the wet ones, or tossing in the garbage. According to the flushing instructions, the refill has to be broken apart in the toilet with the "swish stick" that is provided in the package. I had no interest in standing over the toilet and swishing around an insert so I just went with the tossing option. These inserts are biodegradable so they are still a great alternative to traditional disposable diapers. It can take at least 75 years for a disposable diaper to decompose, however, most sources site upwards of 200-500 years! gDiapers break down in only 50-150 days. To use this diaper you snap the liner into the little gPant, then place the refill into the liner. When your little one is in need of a change you simply dispose of the refill and put a new refill into the liner. You can use the cotton little gPant and liner until they are soiled, then throw them in the wash. gDiapers come in three sizes: small, which fits 8-14 pounds, medium for 13-28 pounds, and large for 26-36 pounds. I found that these do run pretty true to size. I never had a leak with these, and I think they fit incredibly well and were very trim on T's tushie. gDiapers now offer an alternative to the disposable gRefill called gCloth. The gCloth is used in the same way as the gRefill only it is thrown in the wash when soiled. The gCloth makes this system 100% environmentally friendly. A starter set includes 2 little gPants, 10 gRefills, 3 snap-in liners, and a swish stick for $26.99. A package of 40 small refills will set you back $14.49. gDiapers is an expensive system when you compare it to traditional disposables or cloth. This would be a great alternative for cloth diapering mamas and papas who don't want to carry cloth when they are on the go, but who also don't want to pollute the planet with traditional disposables. I definitely recommend trying these diapers, altough, it would be costly to make this your primary diapering system. This is a great way to see if cloth diapering is for you. If you are interested in trying this system out I have a deal for you! For $40 you can own the everyday g's six pack. This pack includes 6 little gPants (3 in orange and 3 in vanilla bean), 6 liners, and a swish stick (does not include gRefills). Add one or more of the everyday g's six pack to your gdiapers.com cart, enter code, g640Wolff, and click the "redeem" button. The price will automatically drop from $70 (regular price) to $40. That's a sweet deal!

(T pictured above in his orange gDiaper at about 8 weeks)

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