Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Can cloth diapers be easy & fashionable?

In a word; yes! A few months ago we started hearing about the buzz of a new cloth diapering option available. After a little research on gDiapers it was a no brainer, we had to have them. gDiapers are a whole new way to look at cloth diapers.

Conventional disposable diapers are the 3rd largest contributor to landfills and only about 5% of the population uses them. In addition, a single disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to biodegrade in a landfill. When you start to do the math of how many diapers that is per child, I get visions of towering piles of used diapers in our landfills about to topple over. Yuck!

The “g” in gDiapers stands for green diapers. gDiapers consist of a washable, cotton outer little gPant and a plastic-free biodegradable diaper gRefill. They are made of breathable material just like sports clothing. The result is a dry, happy baby who is less likely to get diaper rash. The best option is to flush the used gRefills. If you can’t, it’s ok to toss them because they're plastic-free. Better yet, garden compost the wet ones. They'll break down in 50-150 days.

The gPants come in 3 sizes: S - 8-14 lbs, M – 13-28 lbs. & L – 26-36 lbs. and are available in 4 different colored, 2 packs – green/aqua, orange/pink, orange/blue & vanilla/brown. It is good to keep around 4-6 available in your child’s size. These are reusable but accidents happen or they may simply get dirty like your kids clothes. You can use either the biodegradable gRefills or to be even more environmentally conscious gCloth inserts. I have read that many parents use the gRefills when they are out and about and gCloth when they are at home. The gRefills come in two sizes, Small (40 ct package) and Med/Lrg (32 ct package).

I am no longer in the diapering stage (thankfully) but g diapers would have made me think twice about using cloth diapers over disposable diapers. In case you are interested, gDiapers are Goore’s Twitter Tuesday promotion this week. Are you following us? We are @Goores – www.twitter.com/Goores. Hint: search #Goores to see the latest tweet and discount code.

1 comment:

  1. Nice work. Thanks for sharing very informative information.