According to their website, gDiapers are "adorable diaper covers with environmentally-friendly inserts." GDiapers come in four sizes (five if you include newborn). The size ranges are as follows: Newborn, 6-10lbs, Small, 8-14lbs, Medium, 13-28lbs, Large, 26-36lbs, and the newest size, X-Large, which fits babies 34lbs and up.
GDiapers are comprised of 3 parts: the Little gPant (the colorful diaper cover), the Waterproof liner,or "pouch," and the insert. You can use either the biodegradable insert or the gCloth, which is made of a layer of microfleece with a cotton/hemp inside.
One diaper (gPants, liner, and cloth) will cost $17.99. You can buy 6 cloth inserts for $29.99. Additionally, you can purchase extra pouches (snap-in liners) for $19.99.
I recommend buying about 6-8 gPants, 6 extra snap-in liners, and a minimum of 18 gCloths if this is your only diapering system and you want to do laundry every other day. Remember, because these diapers are sized, and not one-size-fits-all, you will need to stock up in every size.
Per size, the total cost of using gdiapers is about $217 for the MINIMUM to diaper. This seems kind of expensive for a basic cloth diapering system, and when you factor in that you have to buy this multiple times, it could get pricey.
The nice part is the snap-in-liners and gCloths are the same size between mediums and large, but you still have to buy new gPants. If you're diapering longer it's even more expensive, and if you're diapering multiples you'll need even more.
I don't use them, but for your information, the biodegradable inserts are $14.99 for 32, or you can buy a case of 4 packs of 32 for $52. Initially, I purchased a pack of inserts for overnight use.
Cute, stylish, can be customized by embroidering, adding patches, or other accents
Don't really need pants in the summer time
No need for a diaper cover
Velcro on the back is useful for little hands
Velcro is easy to use, especially with a squirming baby
When wet you can just change the cloth; when dirty just the liner
Lot involved with washing: you have to separate the liner from the gPant, wash, and then separate for drying (more to come on washing in a future post)
Come in 3 sizes- you'd think its a good thing until you've tried a one-size-fits-all
Doesn't come in white, so you either have to match or have to cover it.
You have to use different cloths, or at least I did, to prevent leaking
The microfiber gCloth gets clogged easily and actualy becomes repellent when you have to use a diaper cream or if you ever use dryer sheets or detergent. This even caused me to stop using the gDiapers for a while
I've noticed slight fading of the gPant and curling of the velcro, even with line-drying
This was my first cloth diapering system. We had a full stock of smalls, but experienced frequent leaking. Once we moved to medium, the leaking was fixed for a couple of weeks, but the leaking started again, we tried all sorts of things, like stripping the diapers, but the cloths weren't even absorbing anything, they had started to repel even water.
I still love the bold, bright colors, but I wish it came in white. There's a new taupe option, but my husband and I just like the simplicity of white.
Because they are sized and not a one-size adjustable diaper, you have to basically stock three sets of diapers, even more if you have a large baby and a late potty-trainer. In addition, you only use the smalls for a couple months, if that, because they grow out of them so quickly.
I'm really happy I tried some other diapers, because I started using the bumgenius natural cotton pre-fold in the gDiapers and I haven't had any leaks since. I'm attributing that to the repellant nature of the synthetic gCloth material. It's definitely allowed me to start using my g's again. I just don't use the gCloths.
Now, I really like that gDiaper offers the option to use biedegradable inserts. It's good for the planet, but not so good for your wallet. It's $14.99 for 32 inserts and you could just as easily get disposable for half the price. So, if you're using gDiapers to save the planet that's one thing, but we were doing it to save money.
Just a final note, diapering aside, I love the gDiaper company. Customer service is fantastic, they really value their customers and let you post photos of your "gBaby" to their facebook wall. They also show pictures of having their kids at headquarters and really seem to value family. You can even be a part of the gMum/gDad program and receive promotional material and coupons to pass out to other moms.