Six layers of plush hemp combined with organic cotton delivers superb comfort and absorbency. Locks in moisture and prevents nighttime leaks. Much thinner than others without sacrificing absorbency. Trim design makes it easy to add another layer of protection. Durable. Absorbency improves with washing.
Expensive. Superior absorbency also means they take longer to dry.
A 5-layered construction with plush bamboo charcoal fleece on the outside and 3 inner layers of microfiber keep little ones comfortable and dry. Elasticated gussets help minimize leaks. Holds up to 10 ounces of fluid. Comes with bamboo liners to help reduce staining.
Edges can begin to fray over time, but this doesn't affect absorbency.
Thick and absorbent enough to last through the night. Boasts a 5-layer construction with bamboo on the outside and a microfiber inside. Soft and comfy. Durable. Machine-washable and dryer-safe on low. Dark colors make staining less visible.
They’re a bit bulky. Can feel a bit warm in hot weather.
Diaper inserts from a known cloth diaper brand. Comes with 5 cream-colored inserts for cloth diapers. Thin but soaks up moisture. Made of soft hemp cotton with sturdy lined edges. Works with most brands of cloth diapers.
On the higher end of the price range.
Comes with 3 packs of 30 inserts for a total of 90 pads. Made with a quilted interior texture and soft non-irritating material. Easy to use without adhesive by simply folding and placing in the diaper. Free from harmful materials.
May not stay in place well.
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Diaper inserts are a great way to boost cloth diaper absorbency and reduce leaks. Most inserts work with just about any type of cloth diaper and can be placed inside a pocket or laid on top of the diaper. Common diaper insert materials include cotton, microfiber, hemp, bamboo, and microfiber. Cotton tends to be the most affordable, but you might require several layers to achieve dependable absorbency. Microfiber is a popular and affordable insert material, but while these can provide decent absorbency, they’re prone to compression leaks and direct contact can irritate skin. Hemp and hemp/cotton blends are considered to be the most absorbent and the best option for heavy wetters. Bamboo and bamboo charcoal liners generally have a microfiber interior and deliver excellent moisture wicking and absorbency, but they also tend to be a bit bulky. Don’t be afraid to double up with different types of inserts to achieve the level of absorbency you require.
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