Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Diapers Diapers, Diapers

One of the most important first steps i took on he long road of fatherhood was deciding what to cover my babes bottom in. Disposable diapers weren't an option  because, dolphins and whales and blah blah blah, so my attention next turned to cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are about as old fashioned and romantic as it gets when it comes to child rearing, only second to having a morning delivery of milk from the friendly neighborhood milkman, but the work! The idea of washing, drying, folding et al of diapers was a bit daunting, not to mention the idea of the leaks and smells.

SO my attention turned to a hybrid by the name of G-diapers

The exterior is cloth, and there is a plastic liner which runs the length of the diaper 

and inside the liner is a giant maxi pad type contraption that absorbs all manner of ick. When she goes pee or poo i just remove the liner, either flush, toss, or (if im feeling adventurous) compost then replace the pad and we're done. Occasionally the plastic part will get a bit of poo on it, but that comes off in a snap (literally) by removing the plastic liner, rinsing it, giving it a rub with a bleach pen, then hanging over the sink to dry. 

To flush the pad just yank, rip, then drop in the toilet and swish around using the patented swish stick. Something i used to do, but considering its biodegradable i don't have too much guilt sending it to the local landfill knowing it wont be there TOO long. 

If asked to review Gdiapers, and i know you're totally asking, the only con i would list would be that they dont offer nighttime pads and since the mini-me sleeps from 9 pm to 7 am usually she wakes up with a wet front. If they made a nighttime variety i would certainly purchase it as she needs extra absorption in the overnight hours. Maybe ill try doubling it. Maybe not. 

If you plan to sell them as you go up in sizes, and trust me you will want to as they go through sizes every 4 or 5 months, i suggest hand washing and line drying. That way the velcro stays nice and taught and it ends up looking good as new wear after wear. 


1 comment:

  1. Hey papa! This is a great blog post! If you would be interesting in working with me on a guest post ON the gDiapers blog, please email me, kelli@gdiapers.com.