g Diapers Flushable Diaper Refills Small 8-14 lbs.
G Diapers Flushable Diaper Refills contains 40 Flushable Diaper Refills Small 8-14 lb. With GDiaper's Flushable Diaper Refills no landfill is necessary. Use With gDiaper System. gDiaper's Flushable Diaper Refills are breathable, comfortable and Plastic-Free.
The Breathable diaper you can flush. gDiapers consist of a washable, cotton outer pant and a plastic-free flushable refill. They are made of breathable material just like sports clothing. So, babies stay dry and are far less likely to get diaper rash. Can't flush? It's ok to toss flushable refills because they're plastic-free. Garden compost the wet ones. They'll break down in 50-150 days.
The 'g' stands for genuine, green, global, gentle, grassroots, gee...
"We love babies and the planet, which is why we started a diaper company that is gentle on the Earth. Being from Australia, we call it Fair Dinkum, which means being real and genuine with everyone we meet. How very 'g'." - Kim and Jason Graham-Nye, co-founders
How It All Began
One day over breakfast, Jason and Kim Graham-Nye came across an interesting fact. They found that conventional disposable diapers are the third largest contributors to landfills in the world. And yet! Only five percent of the population uses them. Crazy. It was a fact of stunning proportion met by another amazing fact: a single disposable diaper can take up to 500 years to biodegrade in the landfill. That got the Graham-Nyes thinking, since they were about to have a baby themselves. At 60 diapers a week until toilet training kicks in plus the likelihood of having more than one child, well, it was beyond comprehension. And so they gasped. Did they want to jump on the landfill train? Absolutely not! What would the neighbors say? How would they face the world on Earth Day? And what about their garbage can? A heavy thought, indeed.
So Jason and Kim did what any two self respecting, socially responsible people do in a situation like that, they began researching an alternative. Obviously, disposables were out. Cloth used too much water for the water conscious couple living in drought-stricken Australia. And then they found it. A company in Tasmania made flushable diapers. An earth friendly option in their own backyard! They were delighted. Just a small shipping charge away and an order was on its way. The idea went over big with family and friends, and so Jason and Kim brought this revolutionary new concept to the U.S. (along with their baby and dog). They now know everything there is to know about diapers. They can recite data in their sleep. Drop them a line sometime to say hi, or if you're inclined, to say thanks for keeping diapers out of landfills. And please, pass the word.
By the way, Kim and Jason are now the proud parents of two boys, Fynn and Harper. gDiapered from day one.
Being Genuine, Fair Dinkumg Stands For ...
Fair Dinkum is an Australian expression that means being genuine and real with everyone you encounter. Well put. That is their philosophy toward their business, their people and the planet.
gDiapers is also about children. They are a diaper company, after all. They love their kids, their employees' kids and of course, your kids. They love the planet too, which is why they started a company that is sensitive to the Earth. Because that’s what all our children will inherit.
Speaking of children, if there's one thing they understand, it is that their needs don't wait until the end of the workday. Up until the Industrial Revolution came along and separated parents and children, families always worked together. So, they encourage their working parents to bring their kids to work. They have an on-site child development center. If mom needs to nurse or wants some playtime with her baby, gDiapers is set up to accommodate her needs. If a child is sick, by all means, go home. They hope everyone feels better soon. If dad wants to see Jr. in the school talent show in the middle of the day, he has their blessing. In fact, they may come with him.
As a socially responsible company, they make sure all of their stakeholders are respected and treated fairly as well. They ensure that the people who make their little gPants are treated fairly and working conditions are constantly being improved. They care about everyone involved in their business. From the folks in Asia to Portland, Oregon and everywhere in between.
Well, that's it in a nutshell. People, planet, profit = fair dinkum.
Worker Harder Not Smarter
gDiapers believes that work and family can go together better. They are a family-centered company and have been since conception. Offering onsite childcare has always been a part of the company vision, and they have been so fortunate as to partner with Growing Seeds, a leader in early childhood development. They share the same core values as gdiapers do: to nurture a happy future by fostering respect for each other and the environment.
So from the very moment in 2005 when gDiapers opened the front door of the home office in NW Portland, they made sure there was a place set up for their kids to romp, to learn, to rest, and to grow, and that's just a part of the equation. The other part is supporting the crazy notion that parents need to be parents around the clock. They know there's a lot of work to be done. But the old formula that dictated work had to happen at a desk, in the office, between the hours of 8am and 5pm just didn't make sense. Jason and Kim start their day early so that they can be home when their boys get home from school. Some of the gTeam work long hours 4 days a week to have an extra day at home with the kiddos. And lots of us log off early every day to take care of the homefront, spend quality time with their families, and then log back in from home to keep gDiapers growing. Life happens around the clock. So they make it an utmost priority to trust in each other, get the work done when it makes sense, and to never neglect those that mean the most to us. They've always been this way. But as it turns out, it actually has a name. It's called being Flex-Friendly. They are proud to be a Flex-Friendly Certified company, sustainable from the inside out, starting with their people.So here they all are. Happy Babies. Happy Parents. Happy Planet.
How Does Your Garden groW?
Bet you've never seen a disposable diaper do this! Biodegrade, that is. gRefills break down in home composts in as little as two months, taking baby's wet diapers and turning them into a valuable soil amendment. So what happens when you crank up the heat in a commercial compost? The gRefills go back to the earth in one week. You heard right. Compostable diapers are happening. Right here.
In May 2009 Soil First, a Tasmanian owned and operated compost company, conducted a commercial compost trial for gDiapers gRefills. Soil First selected a windrow that was 7 days old, had a core temperature of 61 degrees celsius and a moisture content of approximately 40%. The wet gRefills were placed on top of the windrow, and then turned by the compost turner once, to get them to the core of the pile. When the compost turner returned one week later to inspect the rate of decomposition, the gRefills were completely gone. Not a trace was found.
The trial concluded that gRefills break down very early in a commercial compost process. Previous testing of other brands of diapers caused major contamination issues, as the plastics in them did not break down. gRefills were already known to be compostable diapers in a home compost, and the commercial process proved that the degradation rate could be cut by several weeks by turning up the heat.
Leaks with gRefills
First, how often are you changing baby? Babies should be changed every 2-3 hours, regardless of the diaper they’re in (except cloth, which should be changed more frequently). If you’re having leaks within that time frame, you may just need to change more often. That aside, let’s say you just changed baby and uh oh, it wasn’t contained. Then we’ll move on to this question:
Where is the leak happening?
Are you finding that the waistband is getting wet? If you see leaks high up on the leg or near the waistband it signifies that the gPant is being secured too tightly. If the waist is too tight, the trim on the pouch will be nice and taut up around the belly but there will be gaps underneath all four snap tabs, leaving that area vulnerable to leaking. So loosen it up a bit. The trim of the pouch should be flush against the skin. Disposable diapers require that you pull the waist super tight. It’s how they try to keep the messes inside. gDiapers are different. The waist should be secure enough to keep the trim of the pouch against the skin, but over-tightening will work against you.
Are you finding the leaks are happening in the crotch area?
If you’re finding that there’s wetness on the colorful cloth cover in between baby’s legs, it’s a pretty clear indication that the snap-in pouch isn’t sitting quite right. The trim of the pouch should run along the very utmost crease of baby’s crotch, right where inner thigh meets groin. Think of it as you would put on your own underwear. Pull it all the way up. Then, secure the little gPant. When it’s all on, take a peek under the leg bands and see if there’s any gaping. The trim of the pouch should be flush against the skin. If you can see a gap, you’ll want to re-adjust.
Those are the two types of leaks they sometimes hear about here in diaper therapy. The nice thing? They’re few and far between, and when they do happen, these little tips do the trick nicely. And once you’ve got the hang of it, you can’t unlearn it. And then they’ll pin you with a certified “deputy diaper therapist” badge and send you off into the world to change diapers, for good.
On to a differrent task at hand
Tackling leaks with cloth inserts. Are you using gCloth or a different cloth insert? The reason is because gCloth are specifically designed to fit inside the little gPants. They’re trim and don’t require any folding. They’ve heard from other parents who have used other brands of cloth inserts with success, and they think that’s great! Bottom line is they want you to have a functioning cloth diaper that’s easy on everybody. But! If you’re using a bulky cloth insert that requires a lot of folding, chances are it’s not going to fit inside the little gPants very well. It will add a lot of fill to the inside of the snap-in pouch and lift the trim of the pouch off of baby’s skin, breaking that oh-so-important seal. That’s one way leaks can happen. So. Please make sure that the cloth insert you’re using fits inside the snap-in pouch and does not compromise the seal.
Moving on. Let’s make sure your cloth inserts (they’ll assume they’re gCloth at this point) are at peak absorbency. If you begin to see a performance decrease in your gCloth or if you find your gCloth doesn’t smell so fresh, even after washing it’s time to strip them. Stripping cloth simply means you wash them in a way that removes build-up from detergent and/or diaper cream. It gets them back to absorbing the way they should, and helps tackle any ammonia smell.
gCloth inserts (or other cloth inserts) will not be quite as absorbent as their gRefills. It’s just the nature of cloth. Since babies are all different and require different diapering needs, you might need to adjust the frequency of diaper changes to accommodate the different level of absorbency. It would be on par to need to change a cloth diaper every 1-2 hours, and a gRefill every 2-3 hours. Some tips they’ve gotten from their gMums is to:
1. Use one gRefill and one gCloth for naps and overnight (use the gCloth beneath the gRefill)
2. One of their gMums coined the phrase “hemp sandwich”. She would use 2 gCloth inserts with the hemp sides facing each other and has great success with this method
3. Keep gRefills on hand for longer trips out of the house
Hopefully that will help you figure out those pesky leaks.
Cradle to Cradle certified.
gDiapers are the only diaper to be certified Cradle to Cradle. It's true! The only one. Cradle to Cradle accreditation comes from the earth-loving design principles of Bill McDonough and his firm, MBDC.
gRefills are 100% biodegradable.
It's a fact. gDiapers are 100% biodegradable diapers. Our gRefills have been tested to these standards by an independent laboratory. With options for disposal, gRefills mean no landfill is required.
Wet gRefills can be composted
Turn waste into a resource with compostable diapers.Wet-only gRefills can be home composted. They break down fast, typically in 50-150 days. And even faster in commercial composts! From diaper to garden in the blink of an eye.
Rip, swish, flush.
Flushable diapers? Such a thing exists? Yes! But only here. Biodegradable gRefills are flushable in North America. Put poop where it belongs, down the toilet, not the garbage can. It's as simple as rip, swish, flush. Just follow the easy directions.
Plastic-free is better for everyone.
Disposable diapers are made of plastic. Even when they're paper-soft or brown instead of bleached white, the truth is, they're plastic. Which isn't good for the earth. And not good for baby. gRefills are plastic-free. Phew.
gDiapers was voted the 2010 Green America People's Choice Award for Green Business of the Year. It's an award! We're so honored.
She Knows Best
gDiapers earned the 2010 She Knows Best Parenting Award for Ec-friendly Green product.
gDiapers was voted in 2009 as Inhabitot's Best Green Baby Product. Flattered? Why, yes. Thank you!