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I believe that I have mentioned previously that my little girl is quite a heavy wetter. I have even taken to calling her a super soaker. For months now, her dad and I have been trying to find ways to make her diapers absorbent enough to avoid leaks. I had heard very good things about hemp inserts/doublers so I finally splurged and purchased a few [you can find them here].
My Decision To Try Hemp Inserts
I first decided to give hemp inserts a try because I heard that hemp inserts are very trim while still very absorbent. Due to Jocelyn’s amazing ability to wet through inserts in record time, I almost always have to double stuff her diapers. She is still a pretty small kid so when I double stuff with microfiber inserts her diaper can look like it is as big as she. Thus, the promise of a trimmer diaper made hemp inserts very appealing to me.
Microfiber Inserts vs Hemp Inserts
I also heard that unlike microfiber inserts, which can leak if they are compressed, hemp inserts hold moisture very well even inside a tight diaper. This too was very appealing to me as Jocelyn fills the microfiber inserts very quickly and then any pressure on the diaper has a tendency to cause leaks at the legs.
Hemp Inserts Are Absorbent And Thin
So, have the hemp liners lived up to all I have heard about them? For the most part, yes they have. From the moment I opened the package, I was excited about the thinness and trimness of the hemp inserts. When I stuff my pocket diapers, the hemp makes the diaper so trim that it is almost like I forgot the insert! The hemp is also very absorbent. I would stay that having one hemp insert is like have at least the absorbency of 1 ½ microfiber inserts. I think we have also seen a reduction in compression leaks while using these little inserts. So, all in all, I am very pleased with them and cannot wait to save up and buy a few more!