A.N. asks from Clifton, CO on January 20, 2008
has anyone else seen them? have you used them? tell the all about them.if they work do they save you money? i have two in diapers one that must use pampers and the other huggies and we are spening about 100.00 a month just in diapers
thanks for you help
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Thank you ladies for your help, i talked it over with my DH and we are going to try Gdiapers there have a trail pack for 25 so we though why not. and as for off brand diapers my DD can not wear then, she is allergic to something in them. and we have used them on our DS but my DH dont like them so we buy name brand. "sigh" my DH is so pickly about the kids only the best he says... but we are on a buget so when i can i to teh thrift stores and get clothes for the kids and tell DH that i got them on sale at a department store. that helps off set the price we pay for diapers
A.T. answers from Denver on January 22, 2008
YES! I love Gdiapers. I used them without fail all the time up until we moved to a place where I can't flush them (the building is old, won't accept anything other than toilet paper).
The inserts are comparably priced with the 'nice' huggies in the grocery store. I bought the inserts by the case which helped drive the cost/insert down a little.
K.P. answers from Grand Junction on January 21, 2008
We are using fuzzi bunz cloth diapers. They are considered pocket diapers, which means they have an outer shell and a "stuffer". It saves time drying to separate the 2 parts. They are super easy to use, they go on like a disposable and close with snaps instead of tape. I have 18 and wash them every 4 days. You can buy 20 on ebay for about $240 and the mediums will last from 4-36 months of age. (The snaps make them size adjustable.) Cloth diapers aren't for everyone but these are so easy to use, so much softer than disposable, and it sounds like they are a lot cheaper. My son has worn them for 4 months now and hasn't had a hint of a diaper rash. One thing, you wash them separate from the rest of your laundry. I think gdiapers are better for the planet than disposables because they decompose but I think they are fairly pricy. They have the outer shell which is reusable but you put in a "stuffer" which you can put in your toilet or compost but the stuffers are 3 for a dollar or something. You can google gdiapers and get their website.
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D.K. answers from Denver on January 21, 2008
Not sure what GDiapers are however, I learned after my first that I was spending way too much money on brand names when the store brand did the same great job and a lot less money. When my son was born I started with Pampers, went to Huggies, tried Luvs(didn't care for them at all), the tried Target brand. At half the cost of Pampers they were actually better. Then I bought bulk at Sams of their brand and it was awesome. I saved like $35 to $40 a month, I did the same with wipes, bought them in bulk. At Sams Club you can buy a case of wipes (12 packs) for like $13. They were just as good as all the others (unless your child has chaffing or super sensitive skin then I would get the pricier ones).
It never hurts to try other brands. With my daughter I only used Pampers and swore I would never even try the others, when my son came along and I had two in diapers for a bit, I realized very quickly what I was spending. Also, bulk pullups with Target or Sams brand worked the same as all the others for a fraction of the cost when my son was potty training! Thankfully, no more diapers in my house but I still buy the bulk wipes as they are so handy in the car, purse or whatever for quick clean up of faces and hands! :)
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H.G. answers from Denver on January 22, 2008
Would you consider cloth diapers? You could get one diaper- the bumgenius one size and have both your kiddos in the same diaper! Compared to disposables, they pay for themselves inside of 6 months- less for you since you have 2 in diapers right now. Their website is www.cottonbabies.com Also, I have a cloth diapering sampler kit for rent that shows a nice variety of cloth diapers for you to look at- and I have a gdiaper in the kit. OR, if you didn't want to rent it ($5 a week), you are more than welcome to come to my movie night next Thursday, 1/31 where I will have the diapers out for others to check out. And on my website www.naturalchoices4baby.com I have a lot of information about cloth diapers. They are so easy- no pins or plastic pants anymore! The gdiapers are a neat idea, but I would just rather use cloth- even less cost and even better for baby and environment. Let me know if you have any questions! I am happy to help me know if you are interested in the movie night and I can e-mail you the invitation.
A.M. answers from Denver on January 22, 2008
D.S. answers from Phoenix on January 22, 2008
I've been using G's in combination with disposables. I love the concept but have had some trouble with leaks. I think it really depends on how your baby is shaped, because many people love them and have no problems. . Also it seems like people have trouble with them on very young newborns - the baby often needs to fill out a bit for it to fit well. It takes a bit more work, using G's, but I think worth it in terms of the environment. I think the water used to flush them is less bad than filling up landfills - and you can compost the wet ones. I haven't used them enough to know the cost differential but here's a response from another user regarding cost (I got from the Gdiaper yahoogroup):
"Oh they're going to cost a little more than using sposies, but they're are ways to offset the cost...buy used covers, use coupons, buy cases at a time, sometimes use cloth. But really you're probably not going to spend more than the price of a candybar and drink at a vending machine. How many of us office workers find that we buy a candybar every day and don't even factor it into our budgets because it's just a dollar or 2."
You can join the yahoogroup by clicking on the link that's on the top right of the Gdiaper website homepage. www.gdiapers.com
N.F. answers from Albuquerque on January 21, 2008
We use them, love them! ANy diaper that is flushable and good for the environment is good for us. They work well and you can just flush them away. But I dont think they really save on cost. The benefit of them is not really the cost but the piece of mind that they can be flushed rather than used filling up landfills. I'd go to cloth if you really wanted to save money.
K.F. answers from Denver on January 22, 2008
We have the gdiapers and I love them! A few things though. They are a little bit more than Seventh Generation, that is the alternate brand we have used. But you can watch a video about the use and fit before you buy them at www.gdiapers.com.
I hope you and more people with try these better-for-the-planet alternative diapers. They are the best of both worlds as far as I'm concerned - between cloth & disposable.
Please feel free to message me if you have any other questions.
: ) K.
D.O. answers from Las Vegas on January 22, 2008
I purchased Gdiapers and they are a great idea but unfortunately didn't work out for us. It wasn't as easy and convenient as disposable diapers when we out of the house. Living in the Las Vegas area it's not always easy to find easy and convenient places to change a child in public.
Secondly, maybe the style of the Gpant my son would get welts from the pant around his inner thighs which wouldn't go away no matter how much I tried to put them on differently. I still have the 2 pants (green and red) and a few pants left over. I MAY try them out again when we have another child. I also tried cloth diapers which were good when the weather was hot and I was home for most of the day. I highly recommend you checking out the following website for good deals on cloth diapers: www.clothdiaper.com