I hate disposable diapers. They are bad for the environment, they have a horrible crinkly feeling, and most of them have bad artwork on them. I would love to be a cloth diaper mama, however, there are 2 mamas in this family; Mindi doesn't want cloth and so we have to compromise.
While I was still pregnant, I stumbled across a product called gDiapers. gDiapers are basically a cloth/ disposable hybrid diaper. The outside cover (which is super cute mind you!) is cloth, it then has a waterproof liner that holds a flushable (or compostable!!) insert. Mindi and I agreed to try them and I am IN LOVE.
After joining a few gDiaper enthusiast forums (teehee) I came to the swift realization that it would be SUPER easy AND inexpensive for me to make cloth inserts to put in my gDiapers!!! I am really JAZZED! Mindi, on the other hand, I am afraid is totally NOT FOR CLOTH INSERTS. Now, I realize that compromise is the name of the game. I also realize, that I change the majority of diapers. Call me crazy but I LOVE changing diapers! (go ahead, call me a freak...) The beauty of the idea of the cloth inserts is this: When Mindi changes a diaper, she can put a flushable in, and when I change a diaper I can use cloth. Both methods require an extra step (either flushing the dirty insert after a diaper change or dropping the cloth insert in the laundry). Also, using cloth is cheaper than using the flushables, so even if She uses the flushables and I use the cloth, we are still totally saving money. Don't get me wrong, I totally love the flushables, but I was just hoping to take it another step further!
Everyone that wants a baby, is pregnant with a baby, or has a baby should go check out gDiapers!
For now, I will leave you with a picture of my adorable g-baby :)