GDiapers occupy a middle ground between cloth and eco-friendly disposable diapers. Parents can choose either cloth or disposable inserts to absorb messes inside reusable, washable covers. While many reviewers say gDiapers are a happy medium between cloth and disposables, some say the diapers leak and are too time-consuming to use. Others say the flushable, disposable inserts easily clog toilets.
Versatile, but some report leaks. Some parents find gDiapers absorbent, but others report leaks when their child goes more than a couple hours between diaper changes. Most reviewers do not recommend using gDiapers overnight. The cloth inserts get high marks, but reviewers are divided on the disposable inserts. While parents love the convenience and versatility they provide, they say they can be a pain to flush and easily clog toilets. For that reason, some parents simply toss the inserts in the trash. The long Velcro tabs on the cover keep even squirmy toddlers diapered, though parents say properly securing them is tricky at first. Some also say the sizing is a bit small, but reviewers love gDiapers' slim fit.
Eco-friendly, but disposable inserts use gel. GDiapers' covers, called gPants, are made of cotton and spandex. Cloth inserts are made of microfleece, hemp and cotton, while disposable inserts are made of cellulose rayon, fluffed wood pulp and sodium polyacrylate (SAP), a gel that boosts absorbency. Some parents have expressed concern over the safety of SAP, but no studies have established any dangers linked to its use in diapers. The gPants covers, the waterproof liners and the cloth inserts are all washable and reusable, and the disposable inserts are biodegradable and compostable. Reviewers adore gPants' wide range of solid colors and patterns, and many say they are the cutest diapers on the market.
Review Credibility: Excellent Babble.com editors name gDiapers Best for Travel after testing them on an infant and a toddler. They praise the disposable liners' versatility, saying users can compost, flush or toss them. They also like that they'll biodegrade, making even tossing them a greener option than most disposable products. GPants are "super soft" and trim, and the diapers are hard for toddlers to remove, say the editors. However, there were some leaks, and they don't recommend gDiapers for overnight use.
Review: Babble Best Picks: Cloth Diapers, Editors of Babble.com, Not dated
Review Credibility: Excellent Porter reviews gDiapers based on nearly 40 parent surveys and compares them to other all-in-two diapers. Ultimately, she finds gDiapers are trim and best for skinnier babies, but receive mixed reviews for absorbency and perform poorly overnight. Parents like the wipeable gPants. Some say gDiapers left red marks on their babies.
Review: GDiaper All in Two/Hybrid Cloth Diaper System -- Statistical Results, Tara Porter, Jan. 18, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good TreeHugger.com's brief roundup of eco-friendly diapers includes both disposables and cloth diapers. Copeland likes gDiapers for offering "the best of both worlds" between cloth and disposables, and for "adorable" covers. The short review does not compare the diaper to others or note cons.
Review: 10 Best Green Baby Diapers on the Market, Blythe Copeland, Jan. 23, 2012
Review Credibility: Very Good Weiss gives gDiapers 4 out of 5 stars in an in-depth review. She says the insert was easy to fit into the diaper cover. Fit and absorbency were good, but "ripping the guts of a dirty diaper" to flush a used liner was not very appealing. Because of that, liners mostly went in the garbage.
Review: G Diapers, Robin Elise Weiss, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good Reviewers give gDiapers 72 out of 100 points in more than 80 reviews on Viewpoints.com. They say they are a cute, soft, versatile alternative to disposables and also love the colors, slim fit and option to compost disposable inserts. However, some say gDiapers leak if they are left on more than a couple hours. Others report that stains are difficult to remove, flushing inserts can be a pain and that there are too many steps involved to use the diapers properly.
Review: GDiapers Little g Diapers Reviews, Contributors to Viewpoints.com, As of February 2013
Review Credibility: Very Good This cloth-diaper roundup covers several popular brands and includes a discussion about the benefits and types of cloth diapers. An informative review praises gDiapers' "super cute" covers and the ability to use either cloth or disposable inserts. However, flushing inserts isn't as easy as some may think, and it might not be the best system for homes with older plumbing.
Review: Best Cloth Diapers, Melanie Monroe Rosen, Not dated
Review Credibility: Very Good Blogger Katie Kimball reviews 25 different diapers from 21 brands, scoring them on a 30-point scale. As she notes, her experiences are limited to her own household and baby. She likes the unique concept of gDiapers but had problems flushing the disposable inserts, which clogged her toilet. However, she finds the cloth inserts versatile, absorbent and convenient. She also finds gDiapers make good swim diapers without inserts. The covers take a long time to dry and the diapers can be tricky to put on at first. She rates them 20 out of 30 points.
Review: Cloth Diaper Reviews: What's the Best Cloth Diaper for You?, Katie Kimball, April 24, 2012
Review Credibility: Good In a brief roundup of four eco-friendly disposables, moms praise gDiapers' versatility, saying they like being able to choose cloth or disposable inserts. They also love the covers' style and colors. The roundup does not compare the brand to competitors.
Review: 4 Mom Tested Eco-Friendly Diapers, Editors of Parenting.com, Not dated