What are G Diapers?

by in Environmentally Friendly, G Diapers, Green Parents


Since Julia Roberts spoke about G diapers in the recent issue of Vanity Fair, I have received quite a few e-mails from parents asking for more information.
This eco-friendly diaper is half cloth, half disposable. It consists of 3 parts. The outer part which is cloth (the g), the snap in liner(washable) and the flushable liner.

They go on opposite of conventional diapers (velcro in the back), so if your folding the tabs in the front – you have done it wrong.

The flushable can be disposed of 3 ways:

  1. Down the toilet- Tear both sides of the liner and wait for the center core to fall out. You then give the core a swish with the swish stick and then flush. As the waste goes down the toilet, let go of the rest of the liner.
  2. Compost – Simply deposit the liner into your compost container. It will breakdown between 50-150 days.
  3. Throw it in the garbage – Flushable refills are plastic-free, organic material. So they really will break down in the landfill unlike their disposable neighbors, which are chock full of plastic and take up to 500 years to break down in the landfill.

The materials in ‘little g’ pants, liners and flushables are designed with comfort and dryness in mind. Flushables are made of a water resistant, breathable outer material that keep bottoms dry and wetness away. It is made of all natural fiber and is 100% biodegradable.

The interior uses elemental chlorine-free tree farmed fluff pulp and Super Absorbing Poly-acrylate to absorb wetness. These super absorbing lock away cells hold up to 100 times their weight in liquid.

Snap-in liners are made of breathable polyurethane coated nylon, not pvc like many diaper covers. They are easy to change and rinse out. The liners are also breathable which helps prevent diaper rash.

The ‘little g’ pants are made of a soft, breathable outer cotton/elastene fabric giving them a slight stretch.

We cloth diaper our son so I would be interested to see what the differences are between this system and the one I currently use… Please visit the official site for more information www.gdiapers.com




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