Before Duchess was born we decided to save the planet and use cloth diapers. Let’s lessen our carbon footprint! So three years ago I ran out and spent $200 on fancy pants cloth diapers and John was a nice enough to keep his mouth shut and let me bask in my pre-baby optimistic belief that I would be able to do laundry every night once Duchess arrived. I didn't really take into account the amount of work they would be. Also, the amount of bubble-butt that was about to happen. So bulky.
Fast forward to current day Kinnear house. We are lucky to have clean socks around our house. To any of you that interact with John on a daily basis, if he is in an exceptionally good mood one day, it’s probably because I just filled his drawer with clean socks. Seriously, you should see our laundry pile mountain. It like defies gravity at this point. It leans ominously depending on the position of the moon. Yes, our laundry pile has a tide.
So I started refraining from using the cloth diapers because I didn't want to have to wash them afterwards. They eventually took up residence in a little basket in the corner of Duchess's room, only to be used only when we went out and I wanted people to see how awesome we were at maintaining our commitment to cloth diapers. When I would go in the nursery, I would look at them and give myself a pat on the back for investing in our planet’s future. Then I would grab a disposable diaper, throw it on my kid and be on my way.
The thing to know about me is that I’m one part eco and two parts lazy. I recycle – but I don’t recycle glass because I would have to take it to the recycling plant instead of it being picked up by the curb. I think about composting. But don’t because it sounds difficult and smelly. And I love the idea of cloth diapers but not so much the execution.
Enter: gDiapers. Thanks to a good friend of the blog, Kelli M., we were able to try these bad boys out. When we got them in the mail I spread them out on the floor and rolled around in them like Demi Moore in Indecent Proposal, only instead of cash it was diapers – and I didn't have to sleep with Kelli to get them. She is very cute though.
So now I can have my super cute little cloth diaper but I can put in a disposable liner. When my son pisses on it, I can throw it away and it will biodegrade in as little as 50 days. You can also compost them if you’re into that sort of thing. Or you can even flush them. Just make sure you read the directions first. Hey John, remember that time the toilet was clogged and I said I didn't know why? Yeah I lied.
You can check out their website to find out more information about them and see if they are your “thing”. They are definitely my thing. How could they not be on such a cute little squishy ball of awesome?
Yes, I know , I know. I’m not actually doing true cloth because I’m using disposable liners. I would love to but I still need to pick up some cloth ones. Then I’ll be true green! Except that I think the liners are white. And really only one of the diapers covers is green. It’s my favorite. But with my cloth diapers and cloth liners, I shall be the queen of laundry. You shut your mouth, John.
How about you folks, any cloth enthusiasts out there? Any favorite brands?