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Old 02-13-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question Rumparooz bamboo or hemp question...

Does anyone know if the bamboo or hemp inserts are any trimmer than the microfiber inserts? Are either one more absorbent than the microfiber? I don't mind microfiber but I wouldn't mind something trimmer now that I am having to stuff both inserts in my newbie's nighttime dipes.

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Re: Rumparooz bamboo or hemp question...

I'd call the hemp about half the thickness of the microfiber (or maybe not quite half but close). I'll post a pic if you want one.
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I'd call the hemp about half the thickness of the microfiber (or maybe not quite half but close). I'll post a pic if you want one.
That would be great if you have one!
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Here you go. It's hard to tell since the hemp doesn't lay flat, but you csn sorta see.

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Maybe this is better, the hemp is on top.

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Maybe this is better, the hemp is on top.
Wow, that is much trimmer. Do you think they are just as absorbent? or more absorbent? !

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Re: Rumparooz bamboo or hemp question...

I've always stuffed my diapers with one microfiber (on top) to absorb fast, and a hemp insert behind, to hold back the pee.

Hemp inserts are generally thinner but not sure if you had a mf and hemp that absorbed the same amount if they would be THAT much thinner.
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Wow, that is much trimmer. Do you think they are just as absorbent? or more absorbent? !
I'm not sure, as I haven't used the mf yet and DS isn't a heavy wetter (he's 2.5 months and still in his preemie prefolds). I'm not sure if this is a good test, but I just took both of them in the bathroom and poured water on them, I got 3+ oz before the hemp was full and about the same for the mf. But a baby wouldn't be peeing over the whole thing, right?

I keep hearing people say that hemp doesn't absorb as fast but when I pour water on the hemp insert it absorbs immediately, so it seems OK to me. The mf insert was the one that took a couple seconds before it absorbed...

ETA: I did the water test on the newborn inserts and not the one-size ones

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