diaper dilemma solved

I did not want to use disposable diapers because of environmental concerns (which are debatable) and because of concerns with the gel they put in the disposable diapers these days. I have been told (but have not researched) that there is a correlation between decreased sperm counts in boys diapered with disposable diapers.

So we started researching an option that would work for Brent and I a long time ago. I thought that the diaper service in DC would work great. They deliver the clean diapers to you once a week and pick up the dirties. They do the wash. But, you have to supply the outer layer which covers the diapers. We used Thristies Covers. But it turns out that the cloth diapers they use are just not absorbent enough. So then we tried just using the cloth during the day and disposable at night. An option, but then the cloth diapers were just not working during the day. Oskar's clothes were getting wet all the time.

Montana and Erin are using cloth for Clara. (Bumgenius I think. My friend Maureen has used these with two kids, and loves them.) Their system works great, because their diapers have microfiber inserts, which wicks wetness away. I was concerned that our washer would not handle doing the laundry for their type of cloth diapers. Montana persuaded us to try it, so we got four of the cloth inserts that you can purchase with the Thirsties. These worked great and laundered well, but well, that is a lot more laundry...

So yesterday I went and purchased some gdiaper inserts and one gdiaper. Gdiapers are pretty neat. You can use them like regular cloth diapers with a cloth insert, or you can purchase their biodegradable diaper inserts and flush the used diapers! It is so neat. I looked all over the internet to see if you could use the gdiaper flush-able inserts with other diaper covers but no one had anything to say about that.

Well, it works! Tell the internets: using gdiaper inserts with Thirsties diaper covers works.

Look, diapers are messy, but this works for us.

Good times on the mommy blog.

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