The absorbency (or lack of absorbency) of a cloth nappy can make or break your cloth nappy journey. This might sound a bit dramatic, but how many leaks do you want to put up with in a day before you get over the extra washing and dealing with multiple clothes changes every day?
Not all cloth nappy inserts are created equal as there are a few different fabrics that are used. You may notice that cloth nappies that worked perfectly fine during the newborn period or early days, don’t work as your little one gets older – the reason for this could be the material that your inserts are made of.
Synthetic inserts for cloth nappies are cheap but aren’t always reliable. Which cloth nappy inserts are made from synthetic materials?
We love natural fibres at Bubblebubs! They’re what we prefer and recommend as they are much more absorbent and hold on to liquid better. So what are the options?
Natural fibres are often blended in the absorbent inserts of cloth nappies, which means the pros and cons of each are balanced out. As an example, at Bubblebubs our Candies inserts are made from a custom milled 450gsm bamboo fleece which is mixed with cotton to ensure the fabric is durable. We make our booster sets with a higher bamboo content and it is thicker fabric than other brands on the market use, which makes it more absorbent.
If you’re looking at buying cloth nappies, make sure you know what you’re getting with the absorbent part of the nappy so you can have a great cloth nappy experience from the start. And if you are getting leaks with your current cloth nappies, the first place to look is the absorbency and capacity of your current inserts. A few swaps and tweaks to the capacity of your current set up will likely get your leaks sorted in no time.
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