Danielle had the good fortune to win some Gro Baby bio-soakers from Barefoot-Eco but since she does not have a diapering system in which they can be used, she has asked me to do this review. As I said before, gDiapers are our main daytime diaper. We use them with the gDiaper flushies and with gFlappers bamboo cloth inserts (made at The Nappy Shoppe).
The Gro Baby bio-soaker is a disposable, compostable insert designed to fit into their Gro Baby cloth shell but the company assured us that they would work quite well in the gDiapers. They are a little different than the flushies that I am used to- 1) They have stretchy, gathered leg casings, 2) They have a waterproof backing on them and 3) They have 2 large peel off stickies on them, one in the front and one in the back. After taking a look at these bio-soakers, I decided to try them inside my gDiaper but with the snap-in liner removed. I peeled off the covers for the stickies and applied the bio-soaker directly to my gDiaper little pant.
To put it simply- they worked great! A typical gDiaper flushie absorbs well but lasts my little soaker only about 2 hours, 3 if I’m lucky. The Gro Baby bio-soaker lasted 4 hours every time I used one! And the elastic leg casings gave me the extra confidence that we would not have a diaper blowout while out and about. The stickies on the back almost work too well! When it was time to remove them from the gpant, they held so well that some of the screen-printed washing directions came off the gpant as well! (These are not new gDiapers so the screen-printing was loosening before hand.)
I disposed of my bio-soakers in the trash as I have a temperamental septic system and have yet to begin a compost pile (must start that soon!) so I do not know how they fare as far as other disposal methods.
All in all, I loved the Gro Baby bio-soakers and need to order some before the Buy One Get One Free deals that I’ve been seeing all over the Internet end!