Once you’ve been diapering any length of time, you will start “experimenting” with stuffing diapers in different ways to accommodate your child and their daily routines.
Perhaps you’ll use a doubler in front during naps because your baby sleeps on their stomach. Or two long inserts on a lengthy car ride. There are a lot of ways and reasons to add absorbency to your cloth diapers, but the bottom line is, it’s helpful to have some extra inserts to do the job!I was lucky to test the new Geffen Baby Quick Absorbers hemp jersey doublers before they hit the cloth diapering market! (Yes, that kind of stuff makes me all warm and fuzzy!).
I’m pleased to say the inserts I tried are quite absorbent, and nicely shaped, sturdy, and handy for including in a pocket or under an insert.
The Geffen Baby Quick Absorbers are made from 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton in a unique hemp jersey blend. In the Quick Absorbers, there are five layers of fabric.
I prefer hemp as a cloth diapering fabric because it absorbs SO much without being bulky - so it makes a great fabric for adding absorbent layers.
Geffen doublers are a long oval, which I think makes them ideal for stuffing because they don’t add “corners” to the inside of the diaper, keeping the diaper trim. They are serged down all along the outside edge. Now, because the insert is made from two different materials, the shrinkage after washing does create slight “ruffling” of the edges, but it is minimal in my opinion, and does not affect performance in the least.
Geffen Baby inserts come in the following versions (you’ll be amazed at how much you’ll be able to customize your diapers!):
- Quick Absorber – 5 layers of hemp/jersey, (5.5 x 13.5, newborn/doubler size after washing).
- High Absorber – 3 layers jersey, 2 fleece, (5.5 x 13.5, newborn/doubler size after washing).
- Super Absorber – 5 layers of fleece, (5.5 x 13.5, newborn/doubler size after washing).
- “Plus” version - in the Quick and Super Absorbers – a longer 6″ x 17″ one-size insert size after washing.
- Ultimate Absorber Plus - 3 layers of microfiber
Many of you will be happy to know Geffen Baby products are made in the U.S.A.! Always a plus in my book! Be on the lookout for the new Geffen Baby website about to launch, where you’ll find these inserts, along with wipes, nursing pads, and prefolds! Follow Geffen Baby on Facebook and Twitter!
WIN IT: One reader will win a 3-pack of Quick Absorbers Plus (6″ x 17″, 5-layer hemp jersey full size inserts). ARV $11.50. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below!
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Thanks to Geffen Baby for providing the samples for testing and offering this giveaway! All opinions are my own and 100% honest!