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Old 04-19-2014, 12:54 PM   #41
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

Yes this thread is great, thanks for bumping. I'm curious has anyone ever measured the absorbency of sbish obf?

Everyone swears by them so that's what I tried first and have never had night time absorbency issues. Maybe people use other options because they are tricky to keep clean or pricey.

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Old 04-22-2014, 10:20 AM   #42
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

I swear by my Geffen Babies. I wish I had only Geffen Baby prefolds and inserts and I would be the happiest mama alive. The prefolds work great stuffed into pocket diapers.
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Bumping for reference. New to CD, this is really helpful. Thanks!
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

following!! I have some hemp flats but thinking of getting some hemp inserts/doublers for my heavy wetter
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

I'm glad people are finding this helpful. I wish I could still update the original posting with new items.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:18 PM   #46
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

Love the absorbency comparables. I am new to cloth and it is helpful to see these options compiled in one place.
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Old 07-27-2014, 01:52 PM   #47
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

Lol I was gonna do a seperate post but I'll just add it here instead. My guy has started out wetting his diapers in 1-2 hrs. Where we used to be able to go 2-3 hrs no problem. So I decided we needed doublers or new inserts but wanted to know what I was working with first soooo I have tested almost all my diapers I will post again as I get around to more of them.

Bg4.0 os insert: 8oz
Fb large mf insert: 10oz
Fb large minky insert: 6oz
Baby kicks contour hemp: 6oz
Geffen hemp flat: 8oz
Gmd small flat: 8oz
Grovia stay dry insert: 7oz
Grovia cotton doubler: 4oz
Zorb II wahm doubler: 2oz
Hemp babies large doubler:
Older rough one: 2.5oz
New fleece one: 5oz

Freetime: 9oz
Sbish snapless with both inserts: 20oz (could've held more I think) but 20 was my goal lol


For all these tests I used a 9x13 dish and poured water over given item let it soak it up and then held it over dish to drip until no more dripping. Then I measured the excess and figured out the difference between what I poured to find what the item was actually holding. Hth







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following, this is a great thread!
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

Anyone tried absorbency in applecheeks bamboo insert or in sweet iris pad folded flats..? Looking to see for my sons pockets.
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Re: Absorbency of various bamboo, hemp, & Microfiber inserts

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Lol I was gonna do a seperate post but I'll just add it here instead. My guy has started out wetting his diapers in 1-2 hrs. Where we used to be able to go 2-3 hrs no problem. So I decided we needed doublers or new inserts but wanted to know what I was working with first soooo I have tested almost all my diapers I will post again as I get around to more of them.

Bg4.0 os insert: 8oz
Fb large mf insert: 10oz
Fb large minky insert: 6oz
Baby kicks contour hemp: 6oz
Geffen hemp flat: 8oz
Gmd small flat: 8oz
Grovia stay dry insert: 7oz
Grovia cotton doubler: 4oz
Zorb II wahm doubler: 2oz
Hemp babies large doubler:
Older rough one: 2.5oz
New fleece one: 5oz

Freetime: 9oz
Sbish snapless with both inserts: 20oz (could've held more I think) but 20 was my goal lol


For all these tests I used a 9x13 dish and poured water over given item let it soak it up and then held it over dish to drip until no more dripping. Then I measured the excess and figured out the difference between what I poured to find what the item was actually holding. Hth


I wish I could update the main post.

I could add

Large GMD workhorse: 16oz
Large Diaper Rite Cotton (WH style) 19-20oz
Large Diaper Rite Bamboo (WH style) 22oz
(Note that DR WH are much wider/bigger than large GMD)
Sbish Multi fitted base: 16oz
Lg Insert: 5oz
Sm Insert: 5oz
(found it very odd the both held the same but I did double check.
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