G Diaper Review
I got my hands on some Gdiapers to try for a really good deal compared to the price of one of these diapers new. The prices range from $14 to $28 (in US funds) for a brand new Gdiaper. I really liked the sounds of these when I read into them, after they were suggested as one of the kinds to try out for camping. It sounded great, that all I needed to do was put a disposable insert into a nylon liner on the inside of the fabric cover.
|The idea of flushing one of the disposable inserts is a little frightening
especially if you have a newer low flow toilet.
Basically this diaper claims to be: choose a diaper, put in an insert, and put it on your child. I did not find this to be the case. From the photo above would you guess that to be the front or the back of the diaper? Front right? Wrong. With Gdiapers the velcro goes in the back, so the little G shows on your munchkins backside. That was a learning curve right there. Brilliant though if you have a munchkin who likes to take off their velcro cloth diapers, it would make it a little more difficult if they have to reach to the back. Out of sight, out of mind sort of idea. I also had to fold the disposable liner to make it fit nicely into the nylon liner. Gdiaper disposable inserts come in two sizes newborn/small or medium/large/extra large. That is a big size difference if you are covering medium to extra large in one liner size. The insert bunched funny, and also moved in the nylon liner a lot. This spells potential for messes.
As soon as I tried these I was just not happy or impressed with the whole process. The fact that I had to use their customer service to make sure the liner was snapped in the right direction, just made me instantly frustrated. It was how I thought it was supposed to go, but their customer service made me second guess it. However, I will give Gdiapers props for great customer service as they did answer all of my questions and talk me through the process which apparently I was doing right on my own.
I did give these a shot, but wont be going with these as an option for camping. I just don’t want to be spending my time washing cloth diapers or nylon inserts if they get messy. That is after all the whole point of this little adventure. If you are new to cloth diaper and want a very basic system to try, this is an option, however I’d suggest pocket diapers over these. I have already turned around and sold the ones I got my hands on. I’d rather see them be used by someone who actually likes them much more than I did. Maybe I would have been won over a little more if I had found some of the fun prints like the one in the picture above… nahhh.