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Old 10-06-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Bamboo and hemp inserts

I'm looking to convert from microfiber to either hemp or bamboo.

1- which do you prefer: hemp or bamboo and why?

2- what brand do you recommend?

My daughter is 10 months old and can be a VERY heavy wetter! 💦💦💦

Thanks for all your help!!!

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Old 10-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

Bamboo is my favorite. They don't shrink or curl like hemp does. We love the rumparooz bamboo inserts!
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

I've found hemp to be a little more absorbent but I love the feel of bamboo fabrics more (plus it's usually trimmer). I made my own bamboo prefolds and inserts so I'm no help with brands.
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:27 PM   #4
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I've found hemp to be a little more absorbent but I love the feel of bamboo fabrics more (plus it's usually trimmer). I made my own bamboo prefolds and inserts so I'm no help with brands.
Where/How did you make your own?!
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #5
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

Organic Bamboo Velour is the most absorbant I have found. I also LOVE Thirsties hemp/cotton inserts because they are super trim and absorbant. That is what I switched all my pockets too, bc it was more cost effective than the OBV I found. I do use OBV fitteds for nighttime and they are awesome!
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

hemp is great under other soaker, but bamboo is so soft against ds bum and so absorbent!
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:45 PM   #7
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

I like to use two inserts in my pockets - closest to the bum a bamboo that absorbs quickly and then under a hemp that holds more. It gives the absorbency of the hemp but not the super stiffness that all hemp can have when wet.
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

I had both and was curious so about a month ago I did a little experiment. I was surprised to learn that bamboo performed better than hemp. I use bamboo prefolds in flips now, although most of my stash are BG Freetimes and Elementals.

http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/....php?t=1461161
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #9
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

And by the way, my favorite hemp was Babykicks premium, never curled. Thirsties curled horribly and took forever to dry. Thirsties have a really loyal following though. I have inserts for sale if anyone is interested.
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Re: Bamboo and hemp inserts

I love Thirsties hemp. Soft absorbent inexpensive
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