I tried doubling up the microfiber inserts, however, it just made the diaper so bulky and we still had some wicking issues. After researching insert options I decided to try some hemp inserts inside of our bumGenius pocket diapers. I used the one size microfiber insert the bumGenius diaper comes with and a large hemp insert. Thankfully the diaper wasn’t too bulky; but I had serious doubts if the diaper would hold up all night! Anxiously waiting to see if I’d find a damp baby, I was pleasantly surprised to find no leaks! The hemp and microterry fiber insert combination held everything for the full 12 hours he slept! I was thrilled, and went right to the computer to order a few more inserts.
I also wondered if I could add a hemp insert into a fitted diaper and see if it would hold up all night. I debated with myself whether to try it, afterall, did I want to mess with the routine that was working so great for us. Ultimately I gave it a shot and put him in a Bagshot Row Bamboo fitted diaper with a hemp insert stuffed in between. For a little extra protection I used a fleece cover and put my little one to bed. This time I was hopeful it would work and was happy to find a dry baby!
I now have 2 successful night-time solutions for my heavy wetter. I don’t think I will try anything else for a while unless I start to have issues down the road.
-- by Kristle S.