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So what is a hybrid diaper? Where did it come from? One that comes with a cord so it can be plugged in to re-charge at night? Ha. Not quite. But that would make a pretty fun DIY project for you savvy seamstresses (and electricians).
gDiapers are the original hybrid diaper. They were invented by an innovative mama in Tasmania. She wanted to create a diaper with two insert options: one flushable, one washable and reusable. Voila. A hybrid diaper. The best of both worlds.
We’ll say it until the cows come home: the most earth-friendly way to dispose of your disposable inserts is by home composting (wet ones only).
So you’ve been home-composting for years. Your garbage can is perpetually empty from your resourceful ways, your recycling bin is delightfully minimized thanks to your packaging-free lifestyle, and your compost bin is a flurry of earthy activity. Now you hear about compostable diapers. It’s true. gDiapers disposable inserts (wet ones only please) can be home composted*! From bum to bin, from pee to peonies, from bottom to topsoil. You’re stoked. But why oh why do we say to only compost the wet ones? What about the poopy ones?
Sometimes babies come in bundles. Thank goodness, so do gDiapers. So all the beautiful babies in your world can be covered comfortably, adorably, and affordably. Here are some tips for using gDiapers with multiples:
There’s not a whole lot that you can predict with babies. At least not with complete accuracy. At some point baby will crawl. At some point baby will smile. And at some point a first little white tooth will come blazing through. You just don’t know exactly when. So even though the timing of things are most certainly uncertain, there’s one thing on which you can rely: baby will poop. And we’re here to ready you for that very specific thing that babies do so often.
Just like you, gDiapers are ready for anything. So here’s the scoop on poop.
Yes! gDiapers disposable inserts are flushable! And as you’ll learn being a parent not all things are flushable, though your toddler may try to prove otherwise.
Our disposable inserts have been designed to be flushed down toilets in North America (so to our friends outside the US and Canada, please disregard this entire post, do NOT flush your inserts, compost or toss instead). What are the perks of flushing? For one, NO POOPY DIAPER SMELL IN THE HOUSE! For two, it means that your baby’s poop goes down the potty, not in a garbage can. It’s simply the safest way that we have to dispose of human waste. Bottom line.
If you’re keen to be a flusher, just be sure you know thy toilet. If you’ve had plumbing issues in the past, then it’s probably not your best option. Let’s be comprehensive here about what that could mean.