Check out our range of inserts - here is some materials information to help you make the right choice.
Microfibre - a fantastic material and one that keeps your baby's bottom dry. Microfibre absorbs liquid fast, it helps draw moisture through the lining of the nappy into itself – away from your baby's skin. This is why if you are using a mix of insert material you should always have Microfibre on the top layer (closest to the baby's bottom) There is a slight downside to microfibre. Because like a sponge it holds a lot of fluid, when it gets too full, fluid can be squeezed out. This may mean if your baby is sitting or lying down for a long time, the insert can get full and then fluid can be "squished" out and cause leaks.
It is a great idea to mix a microfibre insert with another absorbent material that holds the liquid in.
Try some of these ones….
Hemp - a natural fibre which also has fantastic absorbency qualities. Did you know? Hemp can hold about as much liquid as microfibre, BUT it holds it differently within its fibres and it doesn’t squeeze out like microfibre. Try adding a hemp inserts underneath a microfibre one to draw the moisture/overflow into the hemp insert. One downside to hemp is that when it gets wet it tends to get quite firm – so a nappy with just hemp inserts in it can become a little hard and uncomfortable on your baby when it's full, another great reason to use a Microfibre/hemp combination.
This Microfibre/hemp combination means you get maximum absorbency as well as an incredibly trim fitting nappy.
Fabrics made from hemp are hypo-allergenic and non-irritating to the skin. Hemp materials will also soften with age and with each washing. Like linen and cotton, hemp is a cool choice for summer. It breathes well. It is recommended for warm, humid climates as the fabric resists mildew and absorbs moisture. -
Bamboo - Extra bamboo can be put inside your cloth nappy pocket for more absorbency and a longer lasting nappy.
The benefits of Bamboo are that Bamboo is antibacterial, it's very soft so comfortable for your child, very absorbent, takes around 3x more water weight and is long lasting and robust. Lasting through many children in cloth nappies.
Did you know? Bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable plants because it grows quickly and does not require chemicals or irrigation, and biodegrades more quickly than oil-based synthetics.
• luxuriously soft
• naturally hypoallergenic
• moisture- absorbent
• quick drying.
Bamboo also has antibacterial qualities, which bamboo fabric is able to retain, even through multiple washings. Bamboo exhibits up to a 99.8% antibacterial rate. This helps to reduce bacteria that thrive in clothing and cause unpleasant odours.
Check out our Bamboo Charcoal range from That's So Baby.