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I really couldnt find a proper home for this question so i chose my favorite garden amendment forums...

Inside diapers are these supersoaker beads...they are tiny things made out of soy somehow. I keep looking at these diapers thinking...with a bit of scissor action, i could have those super soaker beads to add to my garden and pots to keep them moist...bonus is they are full of urine lol.

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I use Little G diapers with biodegradable inserts. ( well, I don't, my two little'n's do)

These inserts have zero plastic and are fully compostable as humanure. Recommend you check them out.

I am not 100% positive that the absorption materials in other "disposable" diapers are as safe.
 
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lmao, my youngest kids are teens...no diapers here. But grandchildren use diapers and so i see those beads whenever i see them.

Mostly I am wondering if the beads will break down into something which is ok for soil or if i should avoid adding them.
 
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The absorbent stuff in disposable diapers (including G diapers) is the same stuff that is sold for gardening to hold water in the soil. So if you're comfortable using that, there's no reason not to compost it with humanure.
 
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