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What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

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What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby MrsWeirdo » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:28 am

I seem to be changing my DS every 1.5 hours atm :( We've been using BBOS inserts, with an EP hemp booster. Sometimes we'll add an extra MF booter in too but it doesn't seem to help much :( We still need to change that often other wise we have wet trousers. I've tried using a prefold, but that doesn't last much longer either. I *may* get 2.5 hours with an EP hemp booster added in.

I don't think it's an over stuffing issue because we still get a really good fit.

The only thing that gives us 3+ hours is the insert from a Night Notion.... I wouldn't generally leave him longer than 3 hours but sometimes it's nice to have a bit of freedom, like the 20 mins to get home rather than using public changerooms :puke: IYKWIM?

I've lost faith in Bamboo a bit since using Itti Bitti's as they only lasted an hour at a push.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby Soupdragon » Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:34 am

MF acts like a sponge and can lead to compression wicking, so I'd definitely not use that with a heavy wetter. We use either a hemp Big Weed or hemp Wonderfulls insert topped with a Babeco bamboo booster and an EP hemp booster underneath the whole lot for extra absorbency. That lasts about 3 hours. Having said that, I've just listed the rest of my pockets and now have a stash exclusively of fitteds and wool; I find they're the best solution for my heavy wetter.

Hemp has lots of absorbency but is slow absorbing, so needs something quick absorbing on top, like bamboo.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby Louise » Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:11 am

I agree with Nichola, we can't use MF at all. A combination of bamboo and hemp is great for heavy wetters. Katie outpees her Ittis in less than an hour now but her pockets stuffed with a P'tit Dessous bamboo insert with EP hemp underneath last much longer although we still need to change after about 2 hours. TBH if you've got a really heavy wetter you'll be better of with fitteds and wraps or wool. Most of Katie's fitteds last 3 hours or so under her wool.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby lazylexis » Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:52 pm

Nathan is quite a heavy wetter.in our bgs we use either 2 ep bamboo and 2 ep hemp or a pd bamboo with 2 hemp.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby clairelana » Tue Sep 15, 2009 7:27 pm

Ittys only last us about 2 hours if that.
Kaydi is a really heavy wetter. I must say I find fitteds and wool work best for us.
I do have a few BBOS I use petit desous (sp?) bamboo inserts with easy peasy hemp boosters.
I can't use microfibre with kaydi at all the wee just squashes out. I didn't even attempt to use the BBOS inserts.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby squidsin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:00 pm

Green Kids bamboo inserts (with their booster for extra protection at night) work a treat for my power weer. You can get them from Nappyzone.
Does anyone else find Blueberry combi inserts rubbish? I'm getting loads of leaks with them at the mo.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby tanya » Mon Sep 21, 2009 4:15 pm

I found all the Blueberry combi inserts to be rubbish. The were absolutely drenched in less than 2 hours.

I agree with the others that a combo of bamboo and hemp inserts work best in pockets, but for sheer reliability and absorbancy, nothing beats a good fitted and wool.

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Re: What inserts for a superheavy wetting, power weer?

Postby squidsin » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:50 pm

Ah good, it's not just me then! Er - not that I wee on them, I mean my son Sam of course... :wink:


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