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Old 12-08-2012, 01:22 PM   #11
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

I very much prefer the Flip disposable inserts. We used them during hurricane Sandy when I could wash covers in the sink but not anything else (I learned the hard way when it's really cold out, it take forever for things to air dry so my idea of hand washing and air drying flats bombed and we used Flip trainers and disposable Flip inserts for those 2 weeks when we evacuated & had no power). We tried the disposable g-diaper inserts in the past but they were bulky and just seemed to be a lower quality.

The Flip disposable inserts are less expensive than the g-diaper inserts. That's another plus. I have bought the Flip inserts from Cotton Babies as well as Amazon (same price) and was able to use my Amazon Prime free 2 day shipping so they came fast!

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Old 12-08-2012, 02:49 PM   #12
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

You would think that you could use gdiaper inserts in any cover you can trifold in, provided the fit is full enough to hold the insert. So it depends on what you prefer
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:51 PM   #13
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Interesting.. I haven't heard many people say they prefer the flips disposable inserts. So if anyone knows, which sposie insert would you say is more "natural'?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:56 PM   #14
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

I think its way easier to get a good fit in the flip versus gdiaper. I also have had horrible experiences with the flip disposable inserts. I like the gdiaper sposie inserts okay.
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I think its way easier to get a good fit in the flip versus gdiaper. I also have had horrible experiences with the flip disposable inserts. I like the gdiaper sposie inserts okay.
I agree. I wanted to love g's but never could
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:31 PM   #16
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Interesting.. I haven't heard many people say they prefer the flips disposable inserts. So if anyone knows, which sposie insert would you say is more "natural'?
I like that you can flush or compost them too! They also break down pretty fast. I'm not sure if that's the same for the flip disposables or not.
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:36 PM   #17
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

People generally like Flip, where gDiapers are more of a love-hate.

I absolutely LOVED gDiapers for daytime, with pad folded flats inside (didn't like the gCloth).

But at night we used Flips because the gDiapers leaked.

The inserts from both brands will work with tons of types of covers. I'd recommend getting a few Flips, and maybe 2 gDiaper covers (on FSOT), and see what works for you.

gDiapers are really a different animal. I really loved how little laundry I had to do, and that they were cuter and more breathable than the Flips (and a quicker change), but a lot of people have a hard time getting them on correctly.
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For disposable inserts we really prefer the gdiaper ones to flip even though we don't like anything else gdiaper.

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Old 12-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #19
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

I really proffered gdiaper disposable inserts to Flips. They were more absorbent imo. I haven't tried Flips in a couple years so maybe they've redone them?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40 PM   #20
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Re: Flip versus gDiapers?

Thanks for all the input!

The gDiaper disposable inserts are quite easy to find here, which would be a plus for me. I'd be fine with using, say, prefolds in whatever we get instead of branded inserts, if those work well.

For the covers, how many changes are they generally good for? My baby doesn't poop that often -- every couple days, usually -- but wets a lot. I've only used pockets, no covers, so I have no experience with them. He's also fairly slim, so I'm not sure if that makes a difference with fit. We still find that the BG diapers sometimes leak because they are't totally snug enough and he's 12 weeks/10.5 pounds.

And a few people mentioned a Flip sale, where is that? I'm in Canada, if that makes a difference.

I think I will get a couple of each and give them a try, see what works for us. But happy for more input in the meantime!
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