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Adventures with gNappies

As it’s Real Nappy Week it seems a good time to tell you about the gPants we have recently been using. We love using reuseable nappies and were really excited to meet the founders of gNappies recently.

Whilst reuseable nappies have obvious benefits to the environment gNappies go one step further. They give you two options which go easy on the planet – a disposable but 100% biodegradable gRefill or washable gCloth.


Little Sis has been trying out the little gPants with the gRefills. As you can see they look adorable on her little bottom, just like proper pants, and they are really easy to use! The gPants are the nappy cover made with gBreathe technology and comes with a removable little gPant pouch. This unique feature sets the gNappy apart from other reuseables and means less washing, and faster and easier changes. The gRefills are made of sustainably farmed wood fluff pulp, with sodium polyacrylate (SAP) for absorbency, and cellulose rayon, which means they are 100% biodegradable.

gNappies 100% biodegradable

If you have a garden you can even do a bit of home composting! Wet biodegradable gRefills (not the ones with poo) are ideal material for compost piles, providing a rich source of nitrogen and organic matter. Independent research has shown that wet gRefills will break down in 50 – 150 days. Compost is great for your garden and reduces the amount of waste you send to landfill.

gDiapers were recently featured as an essential by Gwyneth Paltrow in her Goop Pregnancy newsletter – “A ridiculously cute eco-friendly diaper system. Choose one or two outer layer diapers that you can use over and over again and then replace the inner layer with biodegradable refills or washable cloth inserts (both viable eco options). The diapers come in lots of great colors and patterns.”

If they’re good enough for Gwynnie, they’re definitely good enough for us!


  • Reply
    April 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    I love the idea of little baby pants – so cute!

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      April 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

      They are adorable, aren’t they ?!??

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    April 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Hmm. Interesting. I was firmly told that biodegradable nappies were suitable only for industrial and not home composting… So I’ve been throwing them away into landfill.

    Which is right, I wonder?

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      April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

      Hi Harriet, you can find the information regarding home composting gRefills on the gNappies website here:

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    April 26, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Compostable nappies are a great idea for those that feel real nappies aren’t for them. Great post.

    If you are interested I have a real nappy linky on my blog.

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      April 26, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Thanks for your comment. What’s the name of your blog?

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    the mummy adventure
    April 28, 2012 at 12:51 am

    They do look fab! do you find them as absorbent as other cloth nappies?

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      April 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

      I’ve only been using them with my 5 month old but I’ve found they compare really well with other cloth nappies!

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    Andrea Dalziel
    July 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Jenny,
    We love your post! I have only just found it but would love to pop it on our Facebook and Twitter if that’s OK with you πŸ™‚

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      July 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

      That’s fine, thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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