I mentioned in my cloth diaper article that morrison’s diapers were leaking at night. We were using 3 microfiber inserts that came with his cloth diapers. And he still leaked. He does sleep 10-12 hours per night, which is a long time for any diaper. I am very well aware that him sleeping too long for his diaper is an awesome problem to have.
Natural fibers, such as hemp, are naturally more absorbent than synthetic fibers, such as microfiber. So I decided to try some hemp inserts. You can find the hemp inserts here. I ordered 2 packs of 3 for a total of 6. Each one is 2 inserts sewn together (so really, it was like getting 12 inserts) (initially, I ordered 6 more a month later; I now have 12 hemp inserts)
1st Night: HUGE improvement! His pj pants were only the tiniest bit damp!
2nd Night: Same results! I love the hemp inserts. May just have to get a few more.
3rd: He leaked a lot. But he drank twice as much milk as normal at bedtime.
4th: Woke up bone dry!
5th: Dry, but cheated a little. He woke up in the middle of the night & I changed him.
6th: A little damp
Switching to 2 hemp inserts (instead of 1 hemp & 1 microfiber). Let’s see what happens:
1st Night: Bone Dry!
2nd Night: Leaked out the side, which probably means that leg wasn’t on tight, not a problem with the absorbency of the hemp.
3rd Night: Dry
4th: lots of leaks, but ate a lot at bedtime
I ordered 6 more inserts a month later. I would love to replace all of the microfiber with the hemp. But the microfiber work fine during the day, so no need to spend the extra money. I have a total of 12 hemp inserts.