Tuesday, June 3, 2008

No More Excuses

I remember telling people while I was pregnant that I would be using disposable diapers only for the first few weeks of Odessa's life. I couldn't imagine adding dirty diapers to the already quickly growing piles of clothes that gathered in the laundry room. Getting sleep was my number one priority. Well, here we are, four months later and I have been getting good (not great) nights of sleep for well over two months now. And, I am still using disposable diapers. . . until today. Today the excuses stop. I found a wonderful company, gDiapers, that sells a cloth diaper which holds a snap-in, plastic-free pad. You can toss the insert in the trash, flush them, or even compost the wet ones. They are  incredibly absorbent, and will break down in 50 to 150 days. When I asked the woman at the store about them, she told me customers were giving her great feedback, however, there was one problem. They would leak if they weren't put on properly. I thought to myself, "disposable diapers will leak if not used properly as well". It is a poor excuse. There are lots of good tips on their online store to ensure a proper fit, as well as a toll free help line. You only need to wash the cotton outer pant when they become dirty, which is great news for people like me (only getting around to the laundry when absolutely needed). Not only is there no landfill necessary, they look super cute as well.

1 comment:

Momma Pukster said...

The gdiapers are so so adorable!!! you'll have to show me how to get a leak-free perfect fit.