It’s been five weeks now of cotton diapering and we’ve graduated from xsmall to small and have also been supplementing with pampers sensitive that we got as a gift. Here’s the highly scientific findings:
1. disposables are much easier to carry in the diaper bag. Keep a small box around for that use.
2. gdiapers are much cuter on than pampers
3. gdiapers are much more cozy. Obviously I can’t speak for wearing them (they won’t fit, otherwise I’d try. Anything for science), but they seem more comfy and they are cozier when you hold the little one too.
4. Gdiapers are about $10 cheaper than pampers, but you have to watch where you buy – the shipping can ruin everything.Using the cloth inserts makes it much cheaper and messier.
5. Gdiapers are no more work than regular diapers until it comes to assembly. It takes 15 minutes to put all of ours together each laundry day, between the snap in liner and then the insert. But it’s for my baby and I’ll do almost anything for the little guy.
6. The gdiapers are bulkier so he’s pushing out of newborn clothes when he wears them. That’s not so bad though – not many people buy newborn clothes so we have a ton of 0-3 and 3 month outfits that I’m dying to get to!
7. Most importantly – the gdiapers leak less. For pee (especially at night when you avoid changing for fear of waking), the jammies aren’t wet, whereas the pampers will leak through and cause a change of clothes as well as change of diaper. And that means a waking and that can keep you up for hours. I’d actually pay more for the extra sleep. For poo, the g will hold it better but the change can be messier when it’s a blowout because you’re not tossing everything, so you have to handle the messy insert and sometimes you have to do a liner rinse or even the whole thing has to be rinsed. Once you’ve changed the baby a handful of times though, touching pee or poo is no biggie.
Overall, I prefer the Gs, but the cost difference is very little and they are slightly more work.