I didn’t know you knew each other?! And look how great you are together!

That’s how I felt when two of my “friends” – earth-friendly diaper company gDiapers and non-profit organization Hands to Hearts International (HHI) – got together recently. gDiapers recently launched its new Love Me collection and will donate a portion of proceeds from the purchase of Love Me gPants and tees to support HHI’s life-changing work.

Love Me collection, tee and gPant

Love Me collection, tee and gPant

I’d like you to meet my friends and hear more about their awesome joint venture. It’s all about helping women, children, and the planet. It’s all about LOVE!

gDiapers

For those who aren’t familiar, gdiapers are reusable diaper covers with disposable or cloth inserts. The reusable diaper covers (gPants) come in many fun colors and several sizes. The disposable diaper insert can be flushed, composted (wet ones only), or tossed. We used gDiapers for our son and loved them! Check out these pics of our son as a baby in gDiapers (he’s now almost 7!):

G modeling the Grassroots Green g diaper, circa 2007

G modeling the Grassroots Green g diaper, circa April 2007

Hands to Hearts International – Nurturing Children, Empowering Women

We have been supporting Hands to Hearts International for years. HHI is a non-profit organization that works with orphanages around the world and is dedicated to training and empowering caregivers to better the health and overall development of the world’s most vulnerable children, in their earliest years.

  • Empowering women: HHI trains and certifies local leaders, fluent in their language and culture, to lead the HHI training for caregivers. This gives women an opportunity to actively contribute to their communities as well as empowering and valuing the caregivers.
  • Nurturing children: Caregivers are trained in early childhood development and nurturing parenting skills. They also emphasize the importance of love, bonding, and attachment.

5 Reasons to Buy the New gDiapers Love Me gPants and Tees:

1. Support Hands to Hearts International

This small non-profit organization is really compassion and love in action. To date, Hands to Hearts International has trained more than 42,000 caregivers in early childhood development and nurturing parenting skills, positively impacting more than 144,300 babies internationally. HHI has worked in India, Russia, Uganda, Swaziland, and the United States.

Many of the children Hands to Hearts International benefits are orphans who suffer a complete lack of emotional care. Teaching essential bonding and affection in the earliest years is preventive, which is much more cost-effective than trying to deal with the negative health and mental health traumas later in life.

2. Help the Environment

Rockin' the gDiaper, July 2007

Our son rockin’ the gDiaper, July 2007

By using the gDiapers system for diapering, you can help cut down on the enormous amount of disposable diapers that end up in the landfill every year. The outer cover of the gDiaper is reusable and washable. The diaper inserts can be composted (wet ones only) or flushed down the toilet (in North America). Put poop where it belongs, in the toilet (as they say on their website)! 🙂

Also, gDiapers are the only diaper inserts to be certified Cradle to Cradle. It means that everything that goes into a gDiapers disposable insert will be re-absorbed by the planet in a neutral or positive way when home composted (wet ones only).

3. Positive Love Message is Good for Baby (and others)Love Me gPant

When you look at your baby wearing the Love Me gPant and see the word “Loved”, you can’t help but smile! And what a great reminder as we see “Loved” on the bum: this baby is loved. Hopefully that will translate as a special message for us all, remembering that each of us are loved also, whether or not we are wearing a shirt that says so (they do sell ladies’ tees). I think all of us should wear shirts that say “Loved” across the front. Think about it. How would we feel as we went about our day, knowing what our shirt said – and seeing what others’ shirts said. Would we treat ourselves and others differently? Better? I think so.

4. Have Fun with Poo

Come on let’s face it – diapering and dealing with poo is not the most fun parenting duty (pun intended) so why not make it more enjoyable with a cute set of gPants? You should check out their entire collection of fun, colorful gPants. They have come a long way since we first bought gDiapers, when I think there were just the four basic colors. Check out these gPants that I love (click on the image for more info):

GrandstandGlobal Love

gWhatGirls Rock

Go AlohaGoing to Grandma's

5. Support Hands to Hearts International (Yes, I mentioned it twice)

Hands to Hearts is doing important work. On February 23, 2014 HHI’s founder and director Laura Peterson received the Unsung Hero of Compassion award from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.  This is an incredible honor that only happens once every four years and recognizes only 50 people from around the globe, people who quietly serve the disenfranchised and work to improve our communities through their personal efforts.

You can watch the brief clip of Laura received her award here.

Where to Buy Love Me Collection

And now that gDiapers and Hands to Hearts have teamed up with this Love Me collection, you can help change the world by changing your baby’s gDiapers. 🙂

You can buy the Love Me gPants and tees on gDiapers.com.

gDiapers and Hands to Hearts International – a match made in LOVE!

More Information

For more information on gDiapers in general:
Love Me gPants
How gDiapers Work
Sizing Information
Disposal Options

For more information on Hands to Hearts International:
How They Change Lives

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