On Wednesday my family will say goodbye to our Texas home. We are moving to southern California so that my husband can attend seminary.
The tricky part about this move is that it isn’t permanent and we aren’t taking all of our furniture from our Texas home. I’m here trying to decide what do we need to take and the rest we’ll get when we arrive in California.
One of the big items we aren’t taking is the washer and dryer. The house we are renting in CA doesn’t have a set so we will have to get some as quickly as we can.
Because of this uncertainty I will be using disposable inserts on Camden. I, out of habit, purchased Flip Disposable Inserts.
But, here I am, before we’ve even left, kicking myself for not gettting GroVia Biosoakers. Why?
I started using the inserts yesterday after church so that I could get all the cloth diapers packed. Within an hour Camden had pooped.
No problem…aside from the normal grossness of poop. I open the cover and guess where all the poop was?
At the top of the squished down insert all over the cover.
That’s the problem with Flip disposable inserts, if you don’t have a tight fitting cover the insert will bunch up in the middle.
I don’t love the fact that GroVia are so similar feeling to a disposable diaper. But, honestly, I only feel that way because using Flips are easier to justify in my mind as “more natural”.
I’m sure Flip disposable inserts will work great when Camden is sitting in the car for a total of 24 hours. Not a lot of running, climbing and wrestling going on to cause shifting.
Now, just to be clear on GroVia Biosoakers, they aren’t perfect. The sticky tabs are great at keeping the insert in place but they don’t always come off cleanly. This is especially true when your child has been sitting in a carseat for a long time and the heat has caused the stickiness to become icky.
I’ve found that using them around the house and changing often prevents this problem from occurring. I’ve also been told that if I let the shell and used insert sit for a bit after changing that the tab will begin to release, making it easy to dispose of the insert with no sticky residue.
As with any disposable item there are negatives, it’s simply a matter of weighing the options and choosing what is best for your family at that time.
Most of the time I’m happy with Flip disposable inserts but for every cover that becomes soiled I wonder how much trouble I’m really saving myself.
I haven’t tried gDiapers inserts. Do they fit in any cover? I tried to like gDiapers but the leaking was annoying! It’s almost like the snap in liner wasn’t fully waterproof.
What do you use when you need a disposable option? Do you go with a disposable diaper?
I’m praying we get a washer and dryer fast so I can put a Ragababe back on Camden’s cute tush. Oh, and that reminds me, remember that post I just wrote called What is a Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diaper?
I was I am completely happy and content with my Ragababe AIOs but now I have this obsession with trying out as many hybrid fitted brands as I can!
NOOOOOOO!!!! I’m not supposed to fall victim to my own posts! At least now you’ll get a sampling of reviews of some of the finest hybrid fitteds on the market today ;)
Think of me on Wednesday and Thursday while we drive 12 hours a day with 5 kids and a cat. Anytime you get stressed…just think of Autumn.