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gDiapers Hit Our Mommy Convenience gSpot (PLUS: Win gDiapers!!)

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If you love the idea of cloth diapers, but the convenience of disposables.. gDiapers are where it’s at.  At GGA HQ we have generally diapered the following way: fully cloth (all-in-ones are our favorite) at home and Seventh Generation disposables for on the go.

Welcome gDiapers who have busted a cap in the disposable diaper market with a better alternative.

Here’s how it works:

Kim and Jason Graham-Nye are the co-founders of gDiapers, but they are not the inventors of the technology. Kim and Jason were living in water-starved Australia when they were pregnant with their first son. They didn’t want to use conventional disposable diapers, as so many parents are apt to do, owing to the staggering statistics that they came across. Specifically, that in the US alone, 50 million disposable diapers head for the landfill every day. And each one of them can take 500 years to break down. Only 5% of the world population uses disposable diapers, and the bulk of them are in the US (95% of Americans use disposable diapers).

 

gDiapers Founding Family

 

The other option then would be cloth diapers, but cloth diapers require a hefty amount of water, so these weren’t a logical eco-diaper option for the Graham-Nyes. So they set out to find what else could be out there. As it turns out, the answer was practically in their backyard. A small Tasmanian company was making flushable, fully compostable diapers. The flushable diapers were actually inserts that tucked inside reusable cotton diaper covers.

Disposable diapers require plastic to keep the moisture contained, and it’s that plastic layer that keep disposable diapers from breaking down. So the technology of a flushable/compostable diaper insert bypassed the need for a plastic layer, as the inserts would be used inside breathable, waterproof diaper covers, using cotton and nylon instead of polypropylene.The Graham-Nyes worked with the Tasmanian company to come to an agreement. They bought the worldwide rights for everywhere outside Australia and New Zealand. Then they packed up their family, moved to Portland, Oregon, re-branded as gDiapers, and set out to revolutionize the diaper industry from the bottom up.
gDiapers disposable inserts are 100% biodegradable* and are the only diaper to be certified Cradle to Cradle, which means that everything that goes into or comes out of our inserts will be reabsorbed by the planet in a neutral or positive way. The alternate to Cradle to Cradle is cradle to grave, which is as bad as it sounds.

gDiapers breathable diaper covers are called gPants. Use disposable inserts inside gPants for a disposable diaper that’s easy on the planet. Or use with cloth inserts, a washable option.  Plus, they are so adorable.. it’s like adding an amazing wardrobe option to the little one’s fashion repertoire.  And the gDiaper brand wipes may be the best we’ve ever used (eco or conventional.)

Here’s the good stuff:

WIN gDiapers!!

Here’s how to enter: sign up for GGA emails (extra points for liking us on FB), and then leave a creative diaper related comment below!

Trust us, there is no family alive who doesn’t appreciate winning more diapers!

  • - 2 gPants from the current spring collection of solid colors (winner can select size and color)
  • - a package of disposable inserts
  • - a package of gWipes

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED HERE ON MAY 15TH

*disposable inserts are biodegradable in home composts per ASTM standards by a third party independent lab (wet ones only please). Nothing truly biodegrades in a landfill. But gDiapers gives you options for disposal. Flush, compost or toss. The choice is yours.

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Readers Comments (22)

  1. kelly says:

    I diaper my little bastards 1100 times a day. These would make my Mommy hands breath a sigh of green goody relief.

  2. Marisa says:

    On the search for the perfect cloth diaper! We’ve tried several and love learning what we like about each one. And I think this one is a step above the rest because a friend recently recommended them and since we call our boy Baby G. Apparently, these are made JUST for him! ;-)

  3. LJ says:

    These look awesome. My little lady isn’t due until July but I am already anticipating the mountains of diapers we will go through. This look like an amazing alternative!

  4. Gina says:

    We’ve been using gDiapers since our guy was 6 weeks old. Now at 15 months we have to move up to larges. Great diaper for daycare too, especially one that can’t do cloth.

  5. lesley says:

    We love using cloth diapers! We’ve tried a number of kinds, but not these ones yet. Would love to win a couple!

  6. Jessica Epps says:

    I just started cloth diapering two months ago and I’m addicted. I look for fluff mail every week and I’m constantly looking for new designs I don’t have yet. Help!!! Lol Is there a support group or a club to join for this addiction? My new favorite hobby/obsession is too much fun! I would love to add these gdiapers to my stash!!!

  7. Katelyn says:

    I have two little ones in g diapersright now :-) Love the new spring colors!

  8. kaila lauridsen-moore says:

    NO MOMMA ever has enough cloth diapers in her stash. I am due in 27 days and have already discovered this.

  9. Elizabeth Wilkinson says:

    I would love to win these diapers for my little boopah!

  10. jillian says:

    I love g diapers! I use them with baby #3, and my only regret is that i didn’t g with my other 2! Loving the new yellow g for spring!

  11. Lisa says:

    We have use gdiapers [have since our son was born] and we LOVE them! One of the best decisions yet. And i’m beginning to realize that we can never have too many…they are just all TOO adorable. [plus, he's about to grow out of the medium size] :D

  12. Jam says:

    Pregnant with our first, I’ve been researching what diapers to use. Didn’t want disposable…too much waste. And cloth requires so much washing, even though I leave the wash to my husband. This sounds like the perfect solution! I would love to cover my lil one’s bum with these!

  13. I’ve been using gDiapers since my daughter was 8 days old (was afraid my expensive and entirely too cute diapers would be taken with the dirty linens by accident at the hospital.) And now we are having another (completely surprised by that one!) Diapers are a necessity. My kid poops 3-4 times DAILY and she’s 1.5. And I know the newborn will poop like 10 times a day. Especially since I will most likely be breastfeeding again (formula is expensive as hell!) So more diapers, especially my lover gDiapers, would make this tired, on the verge of puking, falling asleep at 4 in the afternoon, stuff my face full of crap momma VERY happy :)

  14. Aimee Gordon says:

    I lovey love love Gdiapers! And so did baby Jack and now baby Keirsha does! So pick us! Jack came first Keirsha needs some cute girlie colors!

  15. Stacy says:

    We love our gDiapers. Our LO has been using g’s since he was 4 days old and he’s currently 15 months. We will be moving up a size soon so this would be awesome!

  16. Karoline says:

    Not so much a creative diapering response but honest truth is that I’ve been wanting to get my son back into an earth friendly diaper! We started him in cloth, then an extended battle with thrush drove us to try Seventh Generation disposables. No more thrush (yay!). But while the disposables are convenient, I shudder to think of the load we’re adding to the earth with each diaper we toss into the trash.

  17. Amy says:

    We never thought we would use cloth diapers, but we’ve been gDiapering our little dude since he was about 10 months old (19 months now) and I don’t know how we stayed with disposables for so long! Love, love, love our gDiapers and how good they are for my kid’s skin.

  18. Megan says:

    We’ve been using gDiapers since the wee one was born, and she’ll be 11 months old next week. My favorite story is when her daycare provider thought we were snobs for having her diapers monogrammed with a “g” (our daughter’s name is Grace). I had to explain to her that it didn’t stand for Grace, but it was the brand of diapers!

  19. Rhiannon Minor says:

    We LOVE our g’s ……. In, out and all about!!!!!

  20. Kathy says:

    Expecting our first baby this summer and we plan on cloth diapering. Currently registered for Bumgenius ones, but have heard good things about gDiapers too. Would love a chance to compare!

  21. Marta gian says:

    Using cloth diapers helped us start potty training our baby girl at 6 months old!

  22. Cynthia Richardson says:

    I would love to surprise my daughter-in-law with these!
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