[Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list [G-Diapers] (Sabrina C. Selk)

Sabrina Selk sselk at hsph.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 9 12:49:02 EDT 2009


Hi Eva,

We moved from disposables to G diapers for our first when she was a toddlerand we were starting to potty train, and then used cloth diapers for the first year with my second child. Comparing the two, I found cloth diapers to be much more convenient than G diapers. 

Having to swirl the stick around in the toilet to disintegrate the G diaper filling was obnoxious, and the liner tended to shift a lot, and the sides were very elastic so they cut into her thighs. 

In comparison, I loved the cloth diapers, and would still be using them if I hadn't moved to a condo with shared laundry facilities and a no-cloth diapers policy.

If you are interested in trying G diapers, email me off list what size you need, as I think I still have some lying around that you might be able to try out.

Best,

Sabrina




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Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 12:05:42 -0400
From: Alison Denton Jones <adjones at fas.harvard.edu>
Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list [G-Diapers]
To: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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I haven't used G-diapers myself but thought they sounded cool. A friend 
had this to say about them, though. He started trying to use them but 
gave up. I've also heard from a different friend that "blowouts" are 
more of a problem.

I'm still considering it, for the environmental reasons, but not sure it 
is worth the extra price and hassle.

good luck, if you try them, I'd be interested to know how you find it.

-alison

"I think the problem for us was one of commitment on our part and the 
fact that she is with either grandparents or a daycare provider for 
large stretches of time during the week.  It is one thing to decide that 
you are going to do this and another to ask your daycare provider or 
parents to do it as it is a little messy if you are flushing them as we 
tried to do.  Also, it was less convenient for the times when we left 
the house.  Finally, there was a greater incidence of blow outs that in 
the disposable diapers.   So I guess it came down to a matter of 
convenience and consistency vs. doing better by the world.  It felt 
wrong to give up and we have been using them occasionally but she is now 
too big for them.

The other problem is one of sizing.  When our baby was first born, she 
really wasn't big enough to get a tight fit so we used disposables while 
she gained weight.  Unfortunately that gives you a very good sense of 
how convenient it is to use the disposable and neither my wife nor I 
ever became fully committed to the g-diaper."


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> 
> Message: 1
> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:43:34 -0800 (PST)
> From: Eva Kuhelj <eva.kuhelj at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] G-Diapers
> To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
> Message-ID: <496949.87544.qm at web55903.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
> 
> Hi everybody,
> 
> I am thinking=A0about switching to G-Diapers (flushable diapers).
> Does anybody have any experience (good or bad)=A0with them?
> 
> Thanks a lot for your emails=A0in advance! =
> 
> Best, =
> 
> Eva
> 
> Mum of 9 months old Ana Marija
> LL.M. 06' Harvard Law School =A0
> 
> ------------------------------


-- 
________________________________________________
Alison Denton Jones	adjones at fas.harvard.edu
Harvard University Sociology PhD Candidate
609 William James Hall	617-496-3846
33 Kirkland St.		Cambridge, MA 02138



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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 12:15:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Manjari C. Miller" <mchatter at fas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Re: [Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list [G-Diapers]
To: Alison Denton Jones <adjones at fas.harvard.edu>
Cc: parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
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Since the discussion is on alternate diapering, I'm going to put a plug in 
for "Changing Habits" that someone on this list pointed me towards--it's a 
cloth diaper service that I used for the first 6 months. It was AWESOME. 
The total price was about the same as buying disposables, they're easy to 
use, the service picks up dirty diapers and drops off clean ones, my baby 
got no diaper rash (which he got with a vengeance with disposables), and I 
felt environmentally great. You can find them at www.changinghabits.com


On Mon, 9 Mar 2009, Alison Denton Jones wrote:

> I haven't used G-diapers myself but thought they sounded cool. A friend had 
> this to say about them, though. He started trying to use them but gave up. 
> I've also heard from a different friend that "blowouts" are more of a 
> problem.
>
> I'm still considering it, for the environmental reasons, but not sure it is 
> worth the extra price and hassle.
>
> good luck, if you try them, I'd be interested to know how you find it.
>
> -alison
>
> "I think the problem for us was one of commitment on our part and the fact 
> that she is with either grandparents or a daycare provider for large 
> stretches of time during the week.  It is one thing to decide that you are 
> going to do this and another to ask your daycare provider or parents to do it 
> as it is a little messy if you are flushing them as we tried to do.  Also, it 
> was less convenient for the times when we left the house.  Finally, there was 
> a greater incidence of blow outs that in the disposable diapers.   So I guess 
> it came down to a matter of convenience and consistency vs. doing better by 
> the world.  It felt wrong to give up and we have been using them occasionally 
> but she is now too big for them.
>
> The other problem is one of sizing.  When our baby was first born, she really 
> wasn't big enough to get a tight fit so we used disposables while she gained 
> weight.  Unfortunately that gives you a very good sense of how convenient it 
> is to use the disposable and neither my wife nor I ever became fully 
> committed to the g-diaper."
>
>
>> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> 
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2009 17:43:34 -0800 (PST)
>> From: Eva Kuhelj <eva.kuhelj at yahoo.com>
>> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] G-Diapers
>> To: Parentsgroup-list at lists.hcs.harvard.edu
>> Message-ID: <496949.87544.qm at web55903.mail.re3.yahoo.com>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>> 
>> Hi everybody,
>> 
>> I am thinking=A0about switching to G-Diapers (flushable diapers).
>> Does anybody have any experience (good or bad)=A0with them?
>> 
>> Thanks a lot for your emails=A0in advance! =
>> 
>> Best, =
>> 
>> Eva
>> 
>> Mum of 9 months old Ana Marija
>> LL.M. 06' Harvard Law School =A0
>> 
>> ------------------------------
>
>
> -- 
> ________________________________________________
> Alison Denton Jones	adjones at fas.harvard.edu
> Harvard University Sociology PhD Candidate
> 609 William James Hall	617-496-3846
> 33 Kirkland St.		Cambridge, MA 02138
>
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