Sunday, October 16, 2011

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How Hemp Saved the Night

When our mornings started consisting of wet pajamas and damp crib sheets, I knew I needed a fix for my daughter's nighttime diapers - and fast! I had been relying on a Rumparooz pocket diaper, stuffed with the 6r microfiber soaker that comes with the diaper as well as a FuzziBunz microfiber insert from a medium perfect size diaper. It worked great for months but after doing some research it seemed like hemp was the clear solution. Though I know my share of people who use disposables at night it just didn't seem like a good option for us; with a 20-month-old and another baby on the way I needed a long-term, economical solution. We alternate between four different solutions:

- A Rumparooz pocket diaper stuffed with the 6r microfiber insert and either the JoeyBunz or JoeyBunz Premium
- A cover (either Thirsties duo, Rumparooz, or Sweet Pea) stuffed with the Thirsties Stay Dry Duo Insert on top and a FuzziBunz microfiber insert underneath
- A cover with a Flip insert on top plus a HempBabies insert and a microfiber insert
- A Thirsties duo fitted stuffed with a smaller microfiber insert and HempBabies insert plus a cover

Now that we've been using hemp at night, I am loving its absorbency capabilities and picked up some more inserts to use during the day, particularly with the FuzziBunz one size. Though those diapers come with two microfiber inserts, I use the larger one paired with a HempBabies insert and find myself grabbing it when I'm headed out to do errands and might not be able to change my daughter right away. Before hemp, my daughter's diaper always looked like a sumo wrestler. Her nighttime diapers are still big, and huge compared to a disposable, but it is a great feeling putting her to bed knowing she'll wake up with dry pajamas and I won't be changing the sheets in the morning!

Ann J. is a cloth diaper fanatic and mom to a 20-month-old girl with the cutest cloth diaper butt on the block!

3 comments:

Elaine~ Honey Pie Accessories said...

We love our hemp inserts at night! I'm so glad that someone recommended them, before our baby arrived, so I had some ready for her! I've also heard that bamboo is better than hemp, so I'd like to try those as well!

Beth @ Sand To Pearl said...

Hemp is AMAZING! My son actually used to use disposables at night, and he'd wake up wet, but once we started using hemp and cloth at night, we've had no more problems, it's great stuff!

Sarah said...

I never had any luck when pairing the hemp with microfiber overnight, but then I tried stuffing my BG with a prefold and a hemp and voila! That saved my overnights. :)