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Old 05-23-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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side by side absorbency comparison - Results!

Anyone ever set up a side by side absorbency comparison between prefolds, microfiber inserts, and other material inserts? I use mainly all pockets and just bought some prefolds to try for stuffing to see if they work better than MF. Was curious to know which would hold more pee - would love to know if you've tried the experiment or have a clever idea of how you would set such a trial up so I could do it myself?

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LOL This is so going to be my daughter's next science project!
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lol awesome!! Would love to hear the results!
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Old 05-23-2010, 07:37 PM   #5
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Re: side by side absorbency comparison?

OK, well I just did my own make-shift experiment. . .
compare:
BG snap os mf insert
Blue edge newborn "diaper service quality" prefold (don't know the brand, i got them on fsot)
BG newborn insert/double thingy
Kawaii MF insert

I took 8oz. of water and poured it on each diaper. I watched to see if it soaked it all up, then held the insert up to see if any liquid dripped off of it.
BGOS - soaked it up fast, no drips
Prefold - soaked it up fast, no drips
Kawaii - soaked up fast, no drips
BG newborn - didn't soak it all up, dripped like crazy

Then I took 4oz. more and poured in on the already wet inserts:
BGOS - soaked it up, no drips
Prefold - couldn't take it, dripped bad
Kawaii - couldn't take it, dripped a lot

It took 2 more oz. to make the BGOS start to drip. I'm impressed!! The BGOS inserts are a year old and I would have described them as dingy and not in great shape. Guess they are better than I thought!
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Re: side by side absorbency comparison - Results!

BG inserts get better with age! We've been using ours constantly for almost 17 months now, and they're better than ever. My son doesn't even come near soaking through them at night. Granted, he's not a particularly heavy wetter, but even so, I'm pretty impressed with the BG inserts.
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Very useful observation. Thank you. I wonder how the flip stay dry and organic inserts compare with the others you have tried :-)
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