Choosing the right kind of diaper is one of the crucial decisions you have to make, well before the arrival of your baby. Diapers play a major role in your child’s life, especially in the first few years until they are potty trained. So it is important to choose a comfortable diaper that fulfils its most important function of keeping the baby dry, and clean. A cloth diaper is one of the most preferred choices for parents as they are sustainable, comfortable, and highly absorbent. But what makes cloth diapers highly absorbent and leak-free? Well, it's the cloth diaper inserts, that soak the liquid and boost the overall absorbency.
However, if you are new to using cloth diapers (1), understanding the different types of inserts pads available in the market can be a bit overwhelming. Hence, we are here with an ultimate guide on the best diaper inserts. So give this a read and solve all your doubts!
Types of Cloth Diaper Inserts
Modernised cloth diapers typically come with a waterproof outerlayer, and an inner absorbent fabric to soak the liquid and keep your baby dry and comfortable. The inner absorbent is also known as cloth diaper inserts, which are available in different materials which define their type. Hence we have curated a list of them below -
Microfiber Diaper Inserts
Microfiber is a man-made absorbent material which is made of polyester/polyamide. They are light, and fast-drying. However, you must use a barrier, such as fleece liners, between the microfiber diaper insert and your baby’s skin, as microfiber can cry out and irritate sensitive skin. Microfiber is more like a sponge, so the moisture content may wring out if it is subjected to compression.
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Cotton Diaper Inserts
Cotton is one of the oldest and most trusted fabrics used in cloth diapers. It is a natural fabric which is highly absorbent, affordable, and easily available. Fitted cloth diapers and some all-in-one newborn cloth diapers use cotton fabric, but a few other types use inserts made of woven fabric.
Bamboo Cloth Diaper Inserts
Bamboo material is a popular option for cloth diapers. It is soft and absorbs moisture to keep the baby comfortable even when wet. However, bamboo is a synthetic material and not a natural fabric. If your baby is a moderate wetter, bamboo cloth diaper inserts are an ideal choice for you!
Hemp Cloth Diaper Inserts
Hemp inserts are durable and super absorbent. Although you won’t find any 100% hemp fabric, they are typically blended with cotton, which makes them more soft and comfortable. Hemp is usually a stiff material, so you may want to soften it up in a dryer. . If you are looking for the best inserts pams made with a blend of cotton and hemp, look no further.
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Hence the hunt for the best cloth diaper inserts typically depends on the type of absorbent material, and the comfort and absorbency it provides. For instance, if you have a heavy wetter, a hemp cloth diaper insert works best, and for a moderate wetter, a bamboo cloth diaper insert is an ideal choice.
How to Care for Cloth Diaper Inserts?
Just before we end this article, here’s a little takeaway for you to care for your inserts pads.
To ensure that your cloth diaper inserts do not lose their quality, and of course for hygiene reasons, you must regularly wash them. You can follow a regular washing routine to clean the inserts, however, choosing a chemical-free detergent which is not harsh is a must. SuperBottoms cloth diaper detergent is the first diaper detergent in India which is free from harsh chemicals, but yet removes the toughest stains with ease!
The Bottom Line
We hope that our article has been helpful to you and solved all your questions on finding the best cloth diaper inserts. Make sure that you choose the type of diaper inserts based on the wetting tendency and the skin sensitivity of your baby towards the materials used.