June 26, 2008

Swaddled in Green


Ok I don't even know how I ended up on the website for gDiapers, but that's what blog-surfing will get you. It looks like a great product – a reusable outer diaper with inner plastic-free absorbtion pad that you can trash, flush or compost. Really? That's cool. Having zero babies myself, I'll just file this away for another day. But maybe some of you would like to swaddle your little ones in ecofriendliness?

Couldn't help but wonder what the grown-up version of these are... My friend recently challenged herself to a 30 Day No Trash Challenge and one obstacle was the monthly visitor. Maybe gDiaper will create some kind of gCapris in the future?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have not used one, but many people I know use Diva Cups. No waste from the monthly visitor. There is another brand too but I forget the name!

Heather said...

The answer to the monthly visit from Aunty Flo would be to get a mooncup. No more having to throw anything away, ta-dah.

paradigmshifted said...

diva cup!

:: A S K :: said...

haha ... love it. I actually mentioned this product to someone with a baby recently. They weren't really interested.

But regarding the diva cup ... how exactly do you manage that if you work somewhere with a common bathroom? I'm pretty sure that might disgust a few people. I'm not sure I can take this step for my 30-day challenge. I do use cardboard applicators and will look into purchasing tampons made from organic cotton, but I don't think the Diva Cup is going to work for me.

Michelle said...

@ask - yeah...i don't know about the Diva Cup. It sounds like a good idea but I feel like it would spill or something. Is that what you mean about the common bathroom situation? I guess I could just suck it up and use those applicator-less tampons but...ick...I'm just not there yet.

Anonymous said...

The Diva Cup is incredible. Seriously. I have a Keeper which is the older model prior to the Diva cup, and I have been using it for 6 years in a variety of environments. I have worked as a wilderness instructor living in the woods, and I now work as a supervisor for a wilderness program, so I often am now caught in public restrooms. When living in the back country, etiquette requires that you pack out all waste, including menstrual products, so it is much preferred to be able to use a keeper and have no waste. Once you get used to it, it is a snap. In a public bathroom, all you do is bring in a wet paper towel with you and that allows you to clean up. Every woman that I know that has purchased the Diva Cup feels like it has changed their life for the better. This last period, I misplaced my cup (hid it from the boyfriend so well, that even I can't find it now!) and had to go to using Tampons. It has been a long time for me to consistently use them, and as a result I was so dry and irritated. I also use Glad Rags, washable and reusable menstrual pads they are much more comfortable than plastic based pads and work really well for light flow days. The Diva Cup only costs $25 and is good for 10! years. Just think about the cost savings. Even if you don't like it, it is a cheap experiment. As women, menstruating is completely natural and we should be more accepting of it--and yes we can have a more loving relationship with our period and still shave our legs.

Anonymous said...

I'm a fan of the Diva Cup. And I love it. And you probably won't really HAVE to change it at work, because you can wear the damn thing forever! However, it is not for the faint of heart. You are going to have to extract it, and you may get some menstrual fluid on your hands. But I've been using it for six months and adore the damn thing. I seriously recommend it.