After interviewing Josie Maran the other day, I decided to thoroughly research diapers. She used the G diapers and swears by them. I am still in the middle of trying to decide what to do - recycled throw-away diapers from Whole Foods, cloth diapers, or the G diapers. I most likely will try them all out for but now, all I can do it research.
G diapers are biodegradable, which means they are better for our environment, can be FLUSHED down the toilet or put in your compost. I already like the idea of that. Then, the outside diaper cover, can be washed when needed.
According to their web site:
When you flush...
...you're doing two things the planet really appreciates. First you're
putting poop where it belongs, down the toilet. Second you're sending
the flushable to a place where it can still do some good. Once at the
wastewater treatment plant, valuable nutrients can be recovered and
turned into biosolids, which are used as fertilizer. Flush and your
flushable will make a complete loop back to nature.
When you compost...
...you're adding nutrients to the soil in your garden. Go ahead, compost the wet ones. They'll break down in 50-150 days.
I recently just bought the standard organic prefolds and a simplewool cover for them. At the cute Encinitas based baby store, Magical Child, I spoke with a young mother who loves this method and has always used only cloth. I also bought some of the old-school waterproof plastic covers as well.
There are so many options out there these days. Here are a few other brands/options for you to think about that are somewhat decent:
1. Firefly Diapers make some great cloth diapers that aren't too bulky, are highly absorbant, and also dry quickly.
2. Bum Genius also makes some innovative diaper sets.