I’m back with another post about cloth diapers. This time I’d like to share my thoughts about the inserts I use on my baby.
I’ve been cloth diapering my baby for close to 4 months now. I’m no expert but I’d like to share what I’ve learned so far.
I started when my baby was 3 months old because I had a C-Section. And back then I didn’t even know how to put on a diaper. Anyway, I did alot research online. The world of cloth diapering is really very complex and overwhelming for beginners, with all the different types of inserts available out there. I got a headache after. So let’s just keep things simple, please. The inserts I use are locally available and of course, reasonably priced. I got them from reliable sellers on Shopee.
5-layer Bamboo Charcoal inserts top my list. Cost: P85.00 each.
What I like about it:
- It can last 3-4 hours or more. Really absorbent.
- I can use it on cover-type diapers because it can directly touch the skin (unlike microfiber inserts).
- Best of all, it keeps baby’s butt dry.
- And I found out it dries a lot faster than microfiber and cotton inserts during the rainy season
What I don’t like about it:
- I really haven’t encountered anything to dislike about it.
Next, bamboo cotton inserts. Cost: P72.00 each.
This one lasts about 3 hours. It can be used directly on the skin like bamboo charcoal. But i don’t like to use it on cover-type diapers because it doesn’t keep the wetness away from baby’s butt. It works well when stuffed in pocket diapers. The suede or fleece lining will keep the baby dry.
Since cotton is breathable, I think it’s good for summer time.
The last type, I use are 5-layer microfiber inserts. Take note 5-layer not the regular 3-layer type.
This one is thicker compared to bamboo charcoal and bamboo cotton but the thickness is just right. It lasts 4-5 hours but of course it can’t touch the baby’s skin. It must be used with pocket diapers only.
I don’t have the actual cost because I got it with XL pocket diapers included. The pocket diaper with insert cost me P230.00 each.
I’m happy with all 3 inserts. They do their job well. They are all easily washed, stains and foul smell are easily removed by soaking and line-drying. And I don’t even place them directly under the sun.