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

bagneris at fas.harvard.edu bagneris at fas.harvard.edu
Mon Mar 9 14:50:58 EDT 2009


hey eva,

having done both, i'm going to put in another plug for cloth over g-diapers. we
bought the g-diaper starter kit before our daughter was born, but after
research into the environmental merits/cons of both, i decided i'd start out
with cloth first, figuring if i handle it with a newborn i could handle it for
the long haul. cloth was so easy that the g-diapers remained unused until
zora's first (and only) bout with diarrhea.  not wanting to risk staining my
cloth dipes (they hold their value quite well for re-sale), i used the g-dipes.
 they were fine, but i found them much more awkward than cloth and found that,
even though we didn't have a blowout, baby messes ended up in the covers more
often than with my cloth prefolds or fitteds.  g-dipes aren't as
environmentally friendly, are more expensive, and can be tough to find (i've
noticed my whole foods never stocks the smalls only m/l).  i now use my little
g pants (the g diaper covers) for cloth prefolds (you might try using g-dipes
for out and about; cloth pre-folds at home).

cloth's come a long way and depending on your budget can be as easy as
disposable (i.e. one piece, on and off with velcro).  i used sized prefolds and
fitteds with covers for my daughter as a newborn and switched to one-size velcro
pocket diapers at four months.  i'll have diapered my babe from birth to
potty-learning for less than $600 (and that doesn't include the money i'll make
back from selling either my newborn or older baby stash).

it's really been liberating not to have to run out for more dipes or keep track
of how many are left, etc.  also, i am not a laundry person and haven't found
that washing the dipes is that big a deal (and my stash is smaller than most). 
i actually like washing them compared to clothes--the only laudry i do that
requires no folding, sorting, or putting away other than dumping in my diaper
basket.

if you want more info on cloth, feel free to e-mail me off-group.

best,
mia
doctoral candidate, aaas
eema to izzy 5 and zora helen 5 months

p.s. my daycare takes my daughter's pocket diapers with no complaints (they
think they're really cute and never leak).



Quoting Sabrina Selk <sselk at hsph.harvard.edu>:

> 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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> From: Alison Denton Jones <adjones at fas.harvard.edu>
> Subject: [Parentsgroup-list] Re: Parentsgroup-list [G-Diapers]
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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."
>
>
> > ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > 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
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 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
> Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.00.0903091211310.9009 at ls04.fas.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
>
> 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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Quoting Sabrina Selk <sselk at hsph.harvard.edu>:

> 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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>    1. C(Alison Denton Jones)
>    2. Re: Re: Parentsgroup-list [G-Diapers] (Manjari C. Miller)
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Message: 1
> 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
> Message-ID: <49B53E56.2060503 at fas.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
>
> 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
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> 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
> Message-ID: <alpine.DEB.1.00.0903091211310.9009 at ls04.fas.harvard.edu>
> Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed
>
> 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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