I originally started using cloth diapers when my first child was 7 months old because he had a diaper rash for most of his life that never seemed to go away. Switching to cloth got rid of his rash, and he has not had a rash since switching to cloth except for last year when he was in a daycare that would only use disposables.
But that is another story entirely.
My second has been cloth diapered since she was 5 days old.
Since then, I have tried many different kinds of cloth diapers. Most of which were bought used off of Craigslist, so I have a variety of diapers that I mix and match as I please.
A few months ago, a friend gave me 2 large gDiaper shells and a partial bag of the disposable inserts. She said that she had tried them on her son but didn’t like how they leaked and she was always having to wash extra clothing. She thought that maybe she used them wrong since she is used to disposable diapers.
This was great for me because both my kids are very sensitive to disposable diapers. They get a rash from every brand I have tried. And for the longest time I used disposables at night because my cloth diapers kept leaking or burning with ammonia. (I finally solved this just a few weeks ago. Yay!)
At first, I only used them with the disposable inserts at night time with my youngest, but, as I enjoy being creative, I soon found many other uses for my gDiapers.
The shells work great with a trifolded prefold, or with a Flip insert.
I have also used them on my potty trained 2.5 year old when I fell behind on laundry and had no night time underwear for him. That did not work so well though. He pulled the diaper down like underwear to go potty at night, but had trouble pulling it back up. So he removed it. He wet the bed later that night and told me that the diaper didn’t work and he wanted underwear. (Diapers don’t usually do anything if you sleep beside them in bed. But I didn’t tell him that.)
He usually wears Happy Heiny pocket trainers at night. I have used a disposable g insert in the pocket instead of my usual cloth, and that worked great.
It was strange using a diaper that fastened in the back at first, but I am getting used to it. They do work if put on backwards though.
I was quite cheap with my other diapers and only paid $1.50 to $10 each so I am happy I got to try gDiapers for free. I had heard of them but never bought them because of the price ($19.99 each) which was high by my standards.
They are great if you line dry your diapers because the cover dries in just a few hours.
The disposable inserts are great. They are the only kind of disposable diaper that my daughter can wear without getting a rash and I like how they can be flushed down the toilet and are biodegradable.
I have only once had a leak while using the gdiapers, and that was because the diaper was on too loose because I was putting the 26-36 lbs size on my 17lb daughter.
This is a great product and well worth a try. It is easy to find as it is sold at [many local stores] and is easy to use. As long as you don’t expect it to hold as much as a disposable which seems to just keep on soaking up impossible amounts of pee, I think you will like them.