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Flushing is better

Five years ago, when I gave birth to my first child, I asked around about the option of biodegradable diapers. I was told there were none. Thus, we settled on the bleached, gel-filled variety that you find in grocery stores, Targets and Costcos across the U.S.

Now, though, it is 2008. And I am hard-core crushing on gdiapers. They are flushable. As in, down the toilet. You can even compost the wet ones and they will break down in a few months rather than the 500 years (a true fact! Not hyperbole!) that standard disposables take to biodegrade.

gDiapers consist of a washable, cotton outer pant and a plastic-free refill that, with the help of a swishstick, slips right down the pipes under your house and off to the water-treatment plant.

Also, they’re adorable. Available in six hip colors like got chocolate, global blue and goodwill green, your baby will be the envy of all her incontinent counterparts.

If only I didn’t have to spawn another child to take advantage of these cute, little gdiapers.

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