Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Flushable diapers

I've spoken about cloth diapering before. (And by the way it is so hard to pull up a link to an archived post if there is a typo in the title!!!) The covers I purchased back then are working out very well. While they aren't my favorite of everything I've used, they don't leak, (unless Mom is a slacker) they were cheap and my grocery bill is less $10 a week! Now if I can only find the two missing covers so I don't have to wash them so often.

I was intrigued when I saw these flushable diapers from gDiapers yesterday at my local Fred Meyer. I did some research on their web site and if I didn't use cloth diapering so much during the day they might be an option I'd choose. It’s a washable cover that you insert flushable liners into so that the waste ends up in the toilet. They look so neat so if any of you hve used them I'd love your opinion.

Oh and a blurb about the company that I though was SO cool...

So, we encourage our working parents to bring their kids to work. We have an on-site child development center. If mom needs to nurse or wants some playtime with her baby, gDiapers is set up to accommodate her needs. If a child is sick, by all means, go home. We hope everyone feels better soon. If dad wants to see Jr. in the school talent show in the middle of the day, he has our blessing. In fact, we may come with him.

I love staying home and I would do just about anything to continue to but I wish more companies took on this philosophy since you'd think it would make for happier and in the long run more productive employees!!!

8 comments:

Mike said...

gDiapers? Never heard of it, but I will definitely check them out.

Due to the snow, waste management has yet to collect our garbage, which is full of soiled diapers. Luckily, we left the garbage bin outside in the snow. So,no problem with stink and other yucky growth. The snow froze the soiled diapers. :)

Mike
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Adventures In Babywearing said...

I haven't tried them but keep meaning to look for them (have only seen them available online.) We use Seventh Generation Diapers. So, it's not cloth but at least it's better than Pampers for baby & environment!

Robin said...

I really admire women who use cloth. I'm not sure I could. But I am looking into those Seventh Generation Diapers....

Heaven Sent said...

We're guilty of Pampers. Honestly, I haven't even given cloth diapers a second thought. It's one of those things I know I should look into, but decided something had to be left unresearched for my sanity. But now I think I might check out those Seventh Generation Diapers too...

Stephanie said...

Interesting. . . .I am pretty invested in cloth, (disposable for the first, but cloth for the next three) but if I was starting over that would be an option I would consider!

For me cloth wasn't as much work as I imagined and I actually prefer cloth performance especially for the first six months! Just my 2+ cents!

janice said...

sounds like a GREAT company! :)

New Mama's Nest said...

That is wonderful! I've been planning on trying those once Xav is in the next size...sounds like a great middle ground between cloth and our 7th gen. disposables!

Nina said...

Thank you so much for posting this. Our next baby might just be wearing gdiapers. The company sounds wonderful and the idea is awesome.