Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.

Message Board > Miscellaneous > gdiapers ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
anyone used these?
Dr. Alice
Dr. Alice
Member since 1/5/04
Posts: 13
Login to reply to this post

Date: 7/31/06 9:35 PM

Hi all - I'm feeling a bit guilty about my one year old and her million Huggies. I know I'm too busy and unmotivated to do cloth diapers but I'm intrigued by gdiapers and the flushables concept. Since it may be a loooonnnggg time til no diapers are in my life, I'm interested in these but not sure about buying the expensive starter kit.

(FYI - gdiapers are cloth covers with a flushable insert that you change)

Michelle T

Michelle T
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 4407
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/1/06 7:23 PM

I do not know about this type of diaper, but my dd did wear cloth diapers.

I worked full time and dh was working away for the first 6 months, so I know about being busy (I also had 2 older kids to look after).

I did not have a choice about using cloth, dd got horrific rashes from disposables. As dd was our last child I bought secondhand diapers from a variety of locations, so I had a variety of styles and sizes. As she will be 8 in few days I cannot remember any brands.

The ones I liked best were shaped like disposables with elastic in the inner leg. They had velcro fasteners at two levels which allowed them to be used from about 10lbs until just before she turned 2.

Cloth diapers do need more changes. I washed diapers every other day, but had enough to go away for several days without running out. In good weather I would hang them to dry.

DD was the only child in daycare in cloth. I had a small bucket that I took back and forth with me each day. I kept a two day supply of clean dipes and plastic pants at the daycare.

If we were going away for a weekend I would just being the cloth and my travel bucket (one of the small pails laundry det comes in.) Never had a problem with smell.

The best part of cloth for dd was that she potty trained herself at 22 months. She was dry at night before 1 year.

I would worry about a flushable lining as I know that our low volume toilet in one home and septic field at the cottage could not manange it.

Cloth worked for me and my family, maybe it will work for you too. If you want to try pick up some second hand (give them a good double wash), and try using just on the weekend, or at some time when you know you willbe close to home.

Proud parent of a Dwight International School Honour Roll Student

SewPaula  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 2/18/04
Posts: 405
Login to reply to this post

Date: 8/2/06 3:06 PM

There was a long discussion on one of my cloth diapering lists about gdiapers. Bottom line is that they are not as "green" as they appear and they are not any cheaper than regular disposables. (I'm paraphrasing someone who designs water treatment facilities, here) Even though they are flushable, they still must be processed by the sewage plant, which must essentially strain out the components which cannot be processed, such as paper products. This "stuff" is then dried out and trucked to a landfill. So it still ends up in the landfill after all.

I second cloth diapering. Admittedly, I'm doing half cloth and half disposables right now because my older daugther has outgrown all the current cloth diapers (she's almost 5 and multiply handicapped), but I'm still cloth diapering my youngest as I sew new diapers for the older one. They are easy to sew as well and there are lots of patterns out there, both free and for sale. Some find them addicting to sew, trying to find the cutest fabrics to put on the outside and matching diapers to outfits. (Personally, I find them boring to sew, but that due to the fact that I've made literally dozens of diapers between three kids.)

Hope that helps!

If I were a sewing machine, all I would have to do is lift up my foot and all my tension would be gone.

Sewing with my lovelies: Pfaff Ambition 1.5 (Pfoxxy), Kenmore 385.19365 (Kenny), Babylock Imagine and BLCS, 3 brothers (PE150 aka Gary, 1034D aka Scott and 2340V aka Darrell -- named for my three brothers), and the Singer quartet (Rosemary the 401a, Judy the 15-88, Ella the 15-91 and Bessie the 128)

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> gdiapers

Merchants on PR
Gwyn Hug
Fabric Shopping Help!
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Bust Adjustments
Fee: $39.99
(Regular $39.99)
Bust Adjustments

Online Sewing Classes
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Serging Ahead with your 5 Thread Serger

Simplicity 2584
Review by SewSho on 3/8/10
Read Review

Peek-A Boo Sweet Dreams Buttom-Up PJ set Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )
Peek-A Boo Sweet Dreams Buttom-Up PJ set Digital Pattern ( Size 3 mo -12 years )

Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)
Oliver + S Family Reunion Dress Digital Pattern (Size 5-12)

Price: $15.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Hollywood 910
Review by Peter in N... on 8/4/10
Read Review

Wonder Wallet
Wonder Wallet

Price: $7.00
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Sewing Workshop MixIt Shirt, Top & Tank Pattern
Sewing Workshop MixIt Shirt, Top & Tank Pattern

Price: $22.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Vogue 8976 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )
Vogue 8976 Pattern ( Size XSM-SML-MED )

Price: $22.50
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Burda 7075 Pattern
Burda 7075 Pattern

Price: $9.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN