These are g diapers. The middle ground between cloth diapers and traditional disposable diapers. You can use cloth inserts or you can use the 100% biodegradable disposable/flushable inserts, both with the super-cute A-dorable g pants on the outside with a snap-in nylon liner that prevents any leaks. The disposable insert biodegrades in 50-150 days vs 500 YEARS it takes for a regular diaper to break down. You can flush them (if you don't have a septic tank) or you can put them in your compost pile (pee diapers only) or you can put them in the trash.
A friend of mine uses g diapers and her son (their first) is 2 weeks younger than Carter, so that's where I first heard about them. I was fascinated but decided at that time not to do them. We can't flush them (septic tank for us) and I didn't think they were cheaper than a regular diaper. But then last week I was shopping in the big city, by myself (!), and I happened to see them right there at Babies R Us, so I got one package of each (the g pants, the cloth inserts, and the disposable inserts) to give 'em a try. My main motivation?? It's going to seem sooo silly and immature, but really, it's because they have a "g" on the back of them and our last name starts with G, and they're totally adorable, and so there. =) I happened to have just bought a big package of regular diapers for Carter so I haven't made a big switch yet, and partly because I'd need to buy a few more supplies (more nylon liners!) to make it work well. For now I just sometimes put the g diaper on him.
I've experimented with both the cloth insert and the disposable. I did have one poop straight on the cloth one and had to hand wash it out before the wash and totally hated that. I'm VERY against me personally scraping poop off a diaper, nope, no thanks. So I'm still working on figuring out what I can put in there maybe (?) to catch that a little better. There are liners you can buy but none have very good reviews. Someone said they're basically just like a dried-out diaper wipe. So I might try that? Or if I want to just do the disposable ones, though I'm not exactly sure what the cost comparison is with regular diapers. But for now, I am definitely enjoying this cute bum! How could you not?!
By the way you can see more cute pictures HERE!