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Old 06-14-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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what is a good trim/abosorbant insert for older toddlers?

With my first two, I switched over to disposables around 2.5 because I had trouble finding good absorbancy that wasn't bulky. Regular microfiber inserts just didn't cut it and trifolded prefolds were too bulky. They also outgrew most of our onesize pockets and I kept thinking "oh, I won't invest in bigger diapers if they are about to PT - but that was another year for both of them.

With my current baby I really want to avoid switching over when he gets that age, so I am trying to think ahead. Are there better insert options that won't cost an arm and a leg? Hemp? I've always been a little scared of hemp because it sounded hard to care for.

What about the pockets themselves? I was thinking maybe large Fuzzi Bunz? I would really like to stay with pockets even though onesize don't seem to get us to PT. (my kids are on the high end of the growth charts)

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trifolded prefolds with the back fanned out in flip covers are extremely trim.
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Re: what is a good trim/abosorbant insert for older toddlers?

large flats from GMD are also very trim, yet absorbant! I stuff my large fuzzibunz with these and they work perfectly for naps on my daytime potty trained 43lb DS
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large flats from GMD are also very trim, yet absorbant! I stuff my large fuzzibunz with these and they work perfectly for naps on my daytime potty trained 43lb DS
This is one flat per diaper? And they are more absorbent than the microfiber inserts?
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Re: what is a good trim/abosorbant insert for older toddlers?

Adding a hempbabies doubler to flats or prefolds helps a ton....just putting it inside a trifolded pf or padfolded flat works. They are super trim but pretty absorbant. They are usually $3/ea on cotton babies website. If you want something cheaper, I would add a newborn microfiber doubler to your padfolded flats or trifolded pf's.
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Or even just a plain old joey bunz, or maybe a joey bunz with a small MF doubler on top of it. Hemp in any form is definitely going to be more absorbent and work differently than the MF. We had to switch over to hemp for overnight several months ago.

I use joey bunz, so that's the only hemp insert that I know about firsthand, but there are a lot of different options out there, but I'd definitely recommend hemp. Trim, absorbent, and no stinkies! Win - win - win!
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Re: what is a good trim/abosorbant insert for older toddlers?

Go with a OS that gets bigger. Something like Wahmies with 5 rise settings. Then just add any hemp doubler. My 2.5 year old is 30lbs and can still wear most OS diapers, but he Needs the doubler. My 16 month old is already 30lbs so I know he will grow out of most OS diapers before he PLs.
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