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tanya2007 wrote:you need something quick absorbing on top of hemp, as hemp is sooo slow to absorb wee, but it holds a lot. problem is, if you don't put something else in with it, the wee can just leak straight out of the leg holes been there, done that!!
bella is a really heavy wetter, but i use a combo of a microfibre insert and either one or two easy peasy hemp inserts in all her pockets.
hemp does dry stiff, unless you use a tumble dryer. but it softens up really quickly once they wee on it.
tanya2007 wrote:i only use bgs, hhos or bbos, which all come with their own mf inserts. mother of eden inserts are supposed to be good. you could fold an mf cloth and put that on top of the hemp.
tanya2007 wrote:i think lycra is supposed to be better than cotton for heavy wetters as the fabric doesn't encourage wicking as much as cotton does. i don't have any cotton outer pockets any more cos they all wicked badly.
we generally have a tiny amount of wicking around the legs (edge of best becoming slightly damp) after about 2.5 - 3 hours, which is a good indication that the nappy needs changing, but never enough to have to change the vest too. i figure that's a god amount of time for the nappy to last.
unfortunately, the one she's in currently is gonna be soaking. she's been in it since 8am, but asleep since 10am (lazy little lump!!). i would have changed her before her nap, but she as sooo grizzly, she just wanted to sleep. i wasn't expecting a 2 hour nap this early in the day.
tanya2007 wrote:well, she got up about half an hour ago, and the nappy was soaking wet but no leaks anywhere very happy mummy.
it was a happy heiney one size, and those uuaully start to wick after 2.5 hours, so i'm doubly impressed. she's now in the ultra-reliable bumgenius, but i am expecting a poo soon.