Sposie inserts for cloth?
Flat or elastic? hourglass shaped? Just sounds like a doubler, which is what you'll want later. If it's elasticized, then it's a contour, which is a diaper to be put inside a cover.
You can take a look at the pictures here: www.greenmountaindiapers.com/doublers.htm to get an idea of the different styles of doublers (scroll down to the side by side pics).
Is there a tag on them? A brand name? From the description, it just sounds like a heavy duty doubler, and while they probably won't be of much use at first, I use them every day (night) with my toddler, and have for probably a year.
Ah...yeah. These aren't what she told me. They're Select Kids Booster Pads - for disposable diapers. I think it is gross to leave a kid in a wet diaper, disposable or not, so added a booster doesn't make sense to me.
I can definitely see the benefit for overnight diapers. Beyond that, I wonder if they would fit into a cloth diaper cover because they are reasonable compared to other brands that offer disposable inserts. They aren't biodegradable, but they are an economical option for vacations, etc.
And, yes, I've been waiting for an update on what they were.
My special needs brother gets these! Apparently they are for kids who are laying in bed or in a wheelchair and who aren't potty trained. Bigger kids = bigger absorption need. My brother is 22 and in diapers so that is what was explained to my mom because she was at a loss as well. She changes him very often so he never leaks but maybe for kids/adults in a group home setting that don't get such one on one care?
And yeah, they look like huge maxi pads :)