(As explained by Barbara Boyd, a mom new to cloth diapering)
I have to admit, as excited as I was to try the hybrid gDiapers, I was a little scared. The company says that they are best for babies over 8 lbs with "a little chub on the leg". (they do have a tiny size but I never dreamed I'd need them) Naturally, this time around I gave birth to a bean pole, with no chub anywhere, even after a month of chowing down. I also started to freak out that they would be too much work. Regular diapers are so easy and the few extra steps suddenly seemed intimidating. That might have something to do with Connor's knack for peeing and pooping (sometimes simultaneously) when un-diapered. I'm like a NASCAR pit crew trying to avoid yet another assault.
But, I was given a ton of refills when Connor was born and it was killing me to throw away regular diapers while I waited for my baby to fatten up. So I timidly and somewhat clumsily tried my first environmentally friendly diaper and it was great!!
With a little practice, I've developed a pretty good method for disposal and refill. I do keep a few disposables handy just in case I'm caught without a fully prepared gdiaper but so far , so good. Even with the runny newborn poop, there haven't been any leaks. The liners and cover have caught anything that wasn't absorbed in the refill.
The only downside is that they seem a little bulky between the legs but I think that will get better as Connor gets bigger, not that he minds.
Next up I'm trying the cloth inserts- I'll let you know how those turn out.
The bottom line (pun intended): I highly recommend the gDiaper system to anyone who has a baby in diapers or is about to.
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