Today, I thought I'd take the time to answer the questions from my last post on cloth diapering.
My friend Heather asked:
"One question, what is your favorite insert?"
In the cloth diapering post I wrote about my stash, I mentioned that my insert stash was mostly comprised of BabyKicks Joey Bunz Hemparoos with some micro fleece fabric cutouts, BUT that I also had one pack of gCloth inserts, too. Now that I've had enough time to get to know them both, here's my assessment:
|BabyKicks vs. gCloth|
- More absorbent.
- Slightly less leakage.
- A bit cheaper. Size medium on amazon.com: $4.25 vs. $4.85 per liner.
- Softer. Even when line drying (which makes the BabyKicks inserts hard and scratchy - have to machine dry for a while to soften them up again.)
- Dry in about half the time.
- More convenient to stuff in nylon liner because you don't have two parts (the insert and the micro-fleece cutout) - it's all already sewn together for you.
- More lightweight.
- Durability - how long will they last? So far they seem about the same. If I had to place a bet, I think I'd guess the BabyKicks, but I really don't know.
I really like my gCloth inserts, but I don't think I would be ready to throw my BabyKicks under the bus either. I think the ideal stash would be comprised of about 3/4 gCloth and a 1/4 BabyKicks. The BabyKicks are nice to use as a doubler at nighttime because they are a bit more absorbent. But, the gCloth are nicer for daytime use and in my diaper bag.
I hope that helps!
Oh, and to answer one more question that popped up in the comment section . . .
My dear Husband wanted to know:
"Do they sale the G diapers in adult size?"
Babe (no pun intended), I took a look at gDiapers' website. It appears they have just come out with a new size - XL! It is marked as being able to accommodate 34lbs.+ Though there isn't a specific limit prescribed, I doubt they'll be fitting your 200lb. 6'2'' frame anytime soon. Maybe you should check out these instead? Hehe. ;)
Oh, and just because I can, I'm going to attempt to redeem myself with a picture of my cloth diaper basket they way it should be organized:
|MUCH better. ;)|