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I'm not really sure what the difference is between inserts and doublers- they work pretty much the same to absorb extra pee. I often think of inserts as ones that go into a pocket and doublers ones you place down in a fitted or prefold, but overall they seem pretty much the same to me. The one thing that would be different is liners, which are *not* usually absorbent, but are used to keep a drier area next to the bum by wicking the moisture away (or like flushable liners to make poop removal easier). Though I have a couple liner/doublers that are fleece on one side and microfiber on the other.
You may find that your pockets and fitteds work fine without any extra inserts during the day. You may only need extra protection at night, though it varies from baby to baby. Keep in mind that microfiber should not be put directly against your baby's skin as it will really dry the skin out. Hemp inserts/doublers can hold a lot of liquid but don't pick it up very quickly, so it's best to put them *under* a different insert (such as microfiber) to soak up the extra that didn't stay in the first one.