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#1 of 3 Old 12-29-2008, 02:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 18 month DD is a very heavy wetter. We need a new cover after every big pee which is a pain. We use a diaper service which uses cotton diapers. I really wish we had the option of hemp dipes but oh well. We are just about to begin PL so I'm not changing much at this point. However, I'd like to be able to use hemp doublers with her regular dipes so I'm not going through covers so fast. So....good brands? And, how do I wash them? Since I don't wash my own dipes I don't know how to do it - can they go in with regular laundry if I rinse them first? I will be putting the doubler under the main diaper so they won't get poop on them (hopefully!). TIA!!!

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Any Hemp diapers are good. Hemp is very absorbent. It may take at least couple of wash/dry for it to be fully absorbent. I, being too lazy, just started to use after one wash/dry. It can be washed in the machine wash and dried in the dryer. Because it is more absorbent than cotton, it takes longer to dry. I ususally dry it once, then, dry again for 10-30 more minutes... depending on how many other things I need to dry together.

Also, if you ever get poop, it comes off easily.
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Love hemp.
Very absorbent. Doublers are great and easy to care for. Wash hot and dry.
Need to prepare them a little for best absorbency. Most of us who use hemp for our diapers in the wahm world will prepare hemp prior to construction. Larger diaper companies may incorporate a margin of extra size to allow for some shrinkage and preparation of the fabric on your end.
Hemp will get a little stiff after many uses -- but so does bamboo velour after a while too.

Hoping your new hemp works well for your needs.

MB, mama to three, soulmate to one, pioneering cloth to many since 2002!
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