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Julia Roberts chooses eco-friendly diapers

11/17/2007 at 08:00 PM ET

In a current interview with Vanity Fair, Julia Roberts discussed her decision to use more earth friendly diapers for Hazel, Finn and Henry,

We make a lot of garbage. How can we make less garbage? This is our plight. I use Seventh Generation (chlorine-free, non-toxic) diapers for Finn and Hazel, and then I was turned on to the (plastic-free, flushable) gDiapers" for Henry. "It is flushable, but you’ve got to stir that thing! If you don’t really break it all the way up, it doesn’t go all the way down.

Seventhgeneration Seventh Generation diapers are chlorine free and do not contribute toxic cancer-causing dioxin to the environment. They are widely available in stores like Babies R Us and online at

Gdiapers gDiapers are a unique hybrid between cloth and disposables. They a comprised of an outer cloth pant and an inner liner plus flushable insert. They are free of chlorine, plastic, inks, dyes, and guilt – when you consider how diapers fill landfills.

Source: USA Today

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m on

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE gdiapers. No stinky diaper smell lingers in the house. They are wonderful. The customer service for the company is fabulous too! I ordered a case of small liners but my son grew out of them too fast, so they allowed me to exchange them for the next size larger. I highly recommend them. And don’t be frightened if you have an old plumbing system, I have a house from the 1920s, just be sure to stir them up well and you will be clog free!

Devon on

I haven’t heard of gDiapers, but my aunt used Seventh Generation for my cousin and I’m definitely using them when I have children. I don’t know how I would feel about having to “stir” up diapers in the toilet, but it’s great that someone in a position such as Julia is advocating the use of eco-friendly diapers!

Stef on

Concern for the environment is important and everyone should do their part..but I hate hate HATE when women are made to feel guilty for using disposable diapers and maxi pads/tampons, saying that they are a huge component of our landfills.
Give me a break. People should look into the Garbage Project work by William Rathje, who started his archaeological work in landfills in the 1970s partially to analyze how true the disposable diaper accusations were 30 years ago–when they started intensifying.
I’m sorry, but this is one of my pet peeves.

m on


It comes with a plastic stick in which to stir the contents. All diapers of the brown variety are bad, regardless of the type of diaper you use! It isn’t as bad as it sounds.

regina on

More like when her nanny flushes them. Oh please.

Tina on

Stir them up in a toilet? YUCK!!!

Tannit on

I liked g diapers, although they run pretty small so I didn’t use them for long. Seventh Generation diapers gave my son an instant rash – which didn’t happen with Huggies, cloth, or g diapers. Go figure!

Erika on

Why doesn’t she just use cloth diapers? So much cuter and even better for the environment.

regina on

concern for the enviorment is fine but julia roberts pushing these diapers ain’t going to make me run out and buy them

LMC on

“Smart Nappy” is soooooooooooooooooooo much better!!! I wish she would use those instead!!


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