My friend recently found out she was pregnant for baby number THREE and she’s hoping to try cloth diapers this time around, to help save money. She was concerned that she was wasting a ton of money on disposables and didn’t think they were very good for the environment either! So, of course, I suggested gDiapers! I have had such great success with them and they are really easy to use for people who are new to cloth diapering.
She’s right about the wasted money AND the negative impact on the environment. (You can read all about the “yuck” of disposable diapers here.) The biggest thing to take into consideration is that disposables are made from plastic. One plastic diaper equals 1 cup of non-renewable oil. And we all know how excited everyone is about the rising cost of oil these days, right?! Yeah… I’d rather put that oil in my car than make a diaper with it.
Another reason why I chose cloth diapering is because once I tried it, I never wanted to go back.
TFH’s List of PROS for Cloth Diapering
- No more diaper rashes!!!
- Cloth is more comfortable than paper. (Do YOU want to wear paper undies?)
- Better for the environment.
- WAAAY cheaper than disposable diapers.
- No cancer causing chemicals on baby’s bum.
- Easier to clean baby’s bum at every diaper change.
TFH’s List of CONS for Cloth Diapering
- Bigger initial investment.
- More Laundry (but you’re probably already doing a ton anyway!)
- Have to change cloth diapers more often than disposables.
- Need bigger clothes because cloth diapers are more bulky.
I recommend gDiapers because they are the easiest cloth diaper system around. I have tried other cloth diapers and nothing compares to gDiapers. You have the flexibility to use gCloth inserts OR disposable/compostable/flushable gRefill inserts.
I almost always use the cloth inserts, unless I am going to be out for the day, then I just use the disposable ones and flush them in the public rest rooms or dispose of them in the nearest garbage can. I personally don’t like dealing with a poopy cloth insert when I’m out and about… but if it happens, I just stick it in my gWetbag and deal with it when I get home.
One of the thing I love about gDiapers that sets them apart from the rest is less laundry than most. gDiapers are made up of three parts… The gPants (comes in 4 sizes and lots of different colors), the gSnap in Liners that act as a buffer between the insert that gets wet and the outside gPant that doesn’t get wet (usually!), and the gCloth or gRefill insert.