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Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

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Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby afterglow » Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:36 pm

I have a Motherease organic cotton booster and the two standard bbh boosters. Will I need to add any extra boosting overnight, do you think, and what would you suggest? I can't use hemp due to hard water, I do have a pd bamboo booster and a few microfibre ones (the newborn insert from Bumgenius). dd is 13months old, about 20lbs and doesn't normally leak from disposables so not a very heavy wetter. She'll be in wool over the top.

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby tanya » Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:40 pm

I think you'll probably be ok with the two boosters in the bbh, but I would suggest putting what you consider too much boosting in the first time you use and then take some out if necessary for subsequent nights. That's a lot easier than having to change an angry soggy baby in the middle of the night!

Good luck.

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby Louise » Sun Mar 22, 2009 3:39 pm

If your DD isn't a very heavy wetter you might be alright using the BB as it is(assuming it's been washed enough times and is up to full absorbency). I'd probably add a hemp or bamboo booster to the sandys though.

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby afterglow » Sun Mar 22, 2009 5:06 pm

Hmmm, I might keep them in the day rotation for another couple of weeks to get them up to full absorbency, good point Louise. The bbh has been washed 3 times, the Sandys once. The Ecobubs arrived yesterday and that should only need one prewash, so can try that one early next week.

Thank you for all the answers, I think I'll use the pd with the Sandys, once the pd has been washed enough too. Still, gives me time to do the 3rd lanolising of the woollies.

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby JennyPenny » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:21 pm

Sorry to hijack thread but I have just bought a BBH bamboo and been thinking similar things. My DD is quite a heavy wetter though and trying to find a non leaking nappy!

Does anybody know how many times I should wash it before use? I am going to put a wash on tonight but wasn't sure if I could use it after just one or 2 washes? And I am confused as to if you need to dry between washes - different people seem to have different opinions on this! Do you think it will be ok with the standard inserts/bossters with an EP hemp on the outside between the nappy and wrap?

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby Louise » Fri Mar 27, 2009 11:19 pm

JennyPenny wrote:Sorry to hijack thread but I have just bought a BBH bamboo and been thinking similar things. My DD is quite a heavy wetter though and trying to find a non leaking nappy!

Does anybody know how many times I should wash it before use? I am going to put a wash on tonight but wasn't sure if I could use it after just one or 2 washes? And I am confused as to if you need to dry between washes - different people seem to have different opinions on this! Do you think it will be ok with the standard inserts/bossters with an EP hemp on the outside between the nappy and wrap?


It usually takes at least 3-4 washes before bamboo is at full absorbency. There is no need to dry between washes. I would use it after a couple of prewashes but add extra boosting until it's been washed a few more times. I would add an EP hemp between nappy and wrap for now, until it's been washed at least 3 times. You can always leave it out next time if you find it wasn't needed.

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Re: Boosting questions - bamboo bbh and bamboo Sandys

Postby afterglow » Sat Mar 28, 2009 10:18 am

That's useful to know Louise, the bbh and Sandys have had a couple more wears and washes so I think I'll be able to bite the bullet this weekend. I'm wanting to order a udnn too, but should really see how I get on with these.


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