I need help deciding between microfiber and bamboo inserts. Can you give me any input from experience you've had with either kind of insert? What are the pros and cons of each? For example, I've heard that microfiber can get stinky and holds on to odors...is this true?
I just looked at that website and I'd probably go for the microfibre pods and bamboo mini-pods.
Microfibre can get smelly if not washed right, by that I mean if you don't get all the detergent rinsed out when washing them. Microfibre is more prone to this than other fabrics eg bamboo. But once you get your washing sorted it's not a problem. If I could only choose one I'd choose microfibre because it's quicker drying.
I use a microfibre insert with a bamboo booster underneath. MF can get a bit smelly after a while if it hasn't been strip washed for a time, stripping should get rid of the problem.
You don't have to decide to use just one brand (and I definitely wouldn't buy a whole set of one diaper before your baby arrives as some brands don't suit some babies). I would buy a couple of this brand that you like (and maybe a couple of others you're considering too) and then see how you get on with them with your LO when he/she arrives. Then you can always get more of the ones that work best for you.
I've heard really great things about Softbums but like others I wouldnt commit myself to them exclusively. The best thing to do, and cheapest, would be to try and pick up a selection of nappies preloved and see which you like, try on baby, get OH to have a look if needed. And then go from there, also I think you can probably use almost any inserts to stuff in the pocket so it maybe be cheaper to buy some generic inserts and use them.
But again a mixture is probably best. I tend to mostly just use organic cotton, bamboo now but when Chloe was tiny and we were using 10 nappies a day then mf was great because it dried so quickly but now she would just out pee them their own and I would rather use cotton/bamboo but each to their own!
I have a few of like every brand. Okay, that is an exaggeration. But do try a few different kinds. I like ecoBritches because they are bamboo and the inserts are a combination of bamboo and microfiber. It's like the best of both worlds. I just ordered a 5 more because they are having a sale.
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