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Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

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Rebeccar75
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Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby Rebeccar75 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:43 am

I am stuffing my pockets with bambino mio prefolds at the moment as mf leaked every time (since coming on here the other day). I still need something more absorbent and that will hold the wee. What's the best?? Bamboo or hemp? I also heard something about soaking mf in something to increase its holding ability....

Any advice would be very greatfuly received.

Thanks

Rebecca

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Re: Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby Louise » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:49 am

You can't really use hemp on its own as although it is very absorbent it doesn't absorb quickly enough so you will need something like bamboo on top of it. I always use a combination of bamboo and hemp in all my pockets. I have never heard of soaking mf in anything and would avoid using it TBH as I just didn't find it reliable enough at all.

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Re: Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby pinksalmon2001 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:55 am

We use bamboo on top of hemp too or you could buy some hemp to go under the prefolds that you are already using xx

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Re: Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby Rebeccar75 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:04 am

Where have you bought your inserts from?

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Re: Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby emmalala » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:31 am

http://www.twinkleontheweb.co.uk/ here or here http://www.babykind.co.uk/
I use P'tits Dessous with an easy peasy hemp in each pocket. no leaks so far :D

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Re: Inserts - bamboo or hemp?

Postby rachymoo » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:16 pm

In pockets I use Ptits Dessous and then underneath, either another bamboo booster or a hemp booster. I do use microfibre sometimes though, for instance if the nappy has come with a microfibre insert I'll use it-never on it's own though, always with hemp. As Louise said, hemp is very slow to absorb so this is best used underneath. Mf is the opposite, it's very 'thirsty' and quick to absorb but once it's full up it can leak.

Rach xx


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