Cloth Diapering - Even for the Faint of Heart
I love me some gDiapers. I've been a faithful gMum since Lucas was six weeks old. For such a small company, the people at gDiapers know what's going on. I've spoken with their customer service (which, buy the way, is awesome!), and they really stand behind their products.
Granted, when we travel for days-on-end for Robotics, cloth isn't really an option for us, so we end up using disposables, but when we're back at home, it's always our g's!
When people hear me say that I use cloth diapers, there's always that moment when their mouth is agape, and this whooshing sound comes out of their mouthes. Seriously, people, it's not that difficult. Have a look-see.
How gDiapers Work
The kind folks over at gDiapers have an awesome website that explains how this amazing product works, but I'm gonna give you my own two cents.
Basically, it's like lined underwear for your baby or toddler. Rather than putting the nylon pants on the outside of the cloth (like the diapers your momma probably used on you!), it snaps into a super cute underwear-like pant.
When your baby goes potty, just take out the soft cotton gCloth, and toss it in the wash (we have a dry diaper pail that we store the dirties in, and wash them separate from Lucas' other laundry). If there's a poopy, then you may have to wash the liner, too. Reuse the gPant, and that's it! Easy as pie (although not quite as good-smelling), and cute, too!
Ahhh, the Choices!
Our main purpose in choosing cloth was to save money, so I did the math a while back, and wrote this article about it. Basically, what it boils down to is that we saved almost $725.00 in the first year simply by using gDiapers with gCloth. Not a bad gig, if you ask me.
With this mindset, we've infrequently taken advantage of gRefills. Also, b
Plusses and Deltas of using gDiapers with gCloth
Life is full of plusses (good things that make you feel happy!) and deltas (not necessarily bad things, but something you wish you could change), and so are gDiapers. Here's some helpful tidbits of advice that I feel it necessary to pass along.