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Old 02-03-2011, 05:07 PM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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So we're trying to be as eco friendly as possible, and we already got some Seventh Generation non-bleached diapers at the baby shower. I'm reading a lot of interesting stuff about the gDiaper option, and am wondering if anyone has any feedback on these. How do they compare to cloth diapers?

Thanks!
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:18 PM
 
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I have never used Gdiapers and had considered it during my pregnancy. I went with SeventhGeneration instead and was completely pleased with it. I know others who have used GDiapers and were satisfied in comparison to cloth diapers. Yet others will be more adamant that cloth is the best way to go.


It truly depends on you and what is best for your child along with affordability. Can you afford to have a cloth diaper pail service collect and wash your diapers for you? Or do you have the extra time to clean the diapers yourselves when it comes to cloth? With Gdiapers can you afford the expense of the buying their refills? They are a bit pricey even with a sale.

All these options and I still went with Seventh Generation.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:36 PM
 
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I have never used Gdiapers and had considered it during my pregnancy. I went with SeventhGeneration instead and was completely pleased with it. I know others who have used GDiapers and were satisfied in comparison to cloth diapers. Yet others will be more adamant that cloth is the best way to go.


It truly depends on you and what is best for your child along with affordability. Can you afford to have a cloth diaper pail service collect and wash your diapers for you? Or do you have the extra time to clean the diapers yourselves when it comes to cloth? With Gdiapers can you afford the expense of the buying their refills? They are a bit pricey even with a sale.

All these options and I still went with Seventh Generation.
Thanks. It's not completely about the cost for me. It's partially eco-friendly, partially reducing the chemicals my baby will be exposed to, and partially cost.

Diaper services from what I've read are not really any better as for as "eco-0friendly" goes than just using disposables. So in that case, the Seventh Generation disposables would clearly win.

As far as self-cleaning cloth diapers, I realize it's work, but the washing machine does most of the work. but i was wondering if the gDiapers were a better option.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks. It's not completely about the cost for me. It's partially eco-friendly, partially reducing the chemicals my baby will be exposed to, and partially cost.

Diaper services from what I've read are not really any better as for as "eco-0friendly" goes than just using disposables. So in that case, the Seventh Generation disposables would clearly win.

As far as self-cleaning cloth diapers, I realize it's work, but the washing machine does most of the work. but i was wondering if the gDiapers were a better option.

If it is not a question of cost, then Gdiapers would be a better option. They are biodegradable and you have the option to flush, compost or toss. Seventh G doesn't offer that and it still goes off to a landfill where it still takes time to disinteregate. Where as Gdiapers you have more options and if flushing/tossing is not your thing then compost all the way.
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:54 PM
 
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If it is not a question of cost, then Gdiapers would be a better option. They are biodegradable and you have the option to flush, compost or toss. Seventh G doesn't offer that and it still goes off to a landfill where it still takes time to disinteregate. Where as Gdiapers you have more options and if flushing/tossing is not your thing then compost all the way.
i thought you aren't supposed to compost human "waste"?
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:07 PM
 
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i thought you aren't supposed to compost human "waste"?
No you compost the wet ones. The poops is flushed. Sorry!

http://www.gdiapers.com/happy-planet/why-flushing-is-good (broken link)
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:38 PM
 
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Never used gdiapers or Seventh Generation, but regular cloth diapers are not that much work. I used them exclusively with my daughter until she was 20 months old or so... at that point, she was wetting through them more often and her poops were just getting gross.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:41 PM
 
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No you compost the wet ones. The poops is flushed. Sorry!

gDiapers - why flushing is good for the planet (http://www.gdiapers.com/happy-planet/why-flushing-is-good - broken link)
hahaha. no, i should have realized that!
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:19 PM
 
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For each one of my children (i have 4, all grown now) I would go get flannel sheets and cut my own squares to be folded into diapers. 36 diapers was the perfect amount for the time that each child needed them, and once they were going on the potty, those old diapers made great shop rags.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:17 AM
 
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Never used gdiapers or Seventh Generation, but regular cloth diapers are not that much work. I used them exclusively with my daughter until she was 20 months old or so... at that point, she was wetting through them more often and her poops were just getting gross.
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For each one of my children (i have 4, all grown now) I would go get flannel sheets and cut my own squares to be folded into diapers. 36 diapers was the perfect amount for the time that each child needed them, and once they were going on the potty, those old diapers made great shop rags.
I think its great that you both did cloth diapers!
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