Which are better (aka more absorpent), Joey Bunz or Fuzzi Bunz micro terry inserts? - Mothering Forums

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I have come into a little money so I am finally able to buy inserts for my pocket diapers instead of prefolds. Which are better, Joey Bunz or Fuzzi bunz microterry inserts? Thanks!

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Definately the hemp joey's. The micrifiber inserts are worthless ime.

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I prefer JB. They're awsome! BTW..there's a new store opening called. www.coverthemoon.com and her prices on them are fantastic
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Any hemp insert would beat the Micro-fiber terry (doesn't seem very micro to me : Seems like a cheap bath towel to tell you the truth. Not very absorbent at all.

Joey Bunz are great. Well made.
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huh. Someone on here did an absorbancy comparison test once and said the micro terry inserts actually held a teensy bit more then the joeys. Does anyone have both who can test them out? I really want to know, cuz I'm getting some stuff for a friend I converted to cloth who is now pregnant, and I thought the terry would be better because I've heard it holds as much (in reality) and that it's softer, and I KNOW it won't be prone to the stinky hemp issue.
Any more input on this would be greatly appreciated.
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huh. Someone on here did an absorbancy comparison test once and said the micro terry inserts actually held a teensy bit more then the joeys. Does anyone have both who can test them out? I really want to know, cuz I'm getting some stuff for a friend I converted to cloth who is now pregnant, and I thought the terry would be better because I've heard it holds as much (in reality) and that it's softer, and I KNOW it won't be prone to the stinky hemp issue.
Any more input on this would be greatly appreciated.
Holly~ I have 2 of the large ones and they leaked terribly the one time I tried them on my ds. Terrible leaks like nothing else ever. They were just saturated. I have heard they absorb more too, but I didn't really notice that in reality.

I suppose I could try an experiment, but I only have med joey's and large micro inserts.
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The micro terry inserts I bought from MOE are pretty worthless. My JB work much better, but my favorite stuffer has become the microfiber towels from Costco. They were cheap (12 for $8), and big enough to cut in half so now I have 24 of them. I just fold them in half and stuff them in my HH or FB and they work GREAT. Plus they are as trim if not trimmer than a JB.

When I know DS is gonna really be peeing, I use a microfiber towel wrapped around a JB. I've never had a leak with that combo.

BTW the towels from Costco seem to absorb more than the Walmart towles. Just FYI

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I don't have any hemp inserts, but I do use the micro terry towels as a doubler for my DS (nearly 3 and pottys during the day). I stuff them in cheapo gerber plastic outer training pants. His bed is dry every morning Before that we used hard icky pull ups at nite. I didn't want to invest alot in nite time diapering him, because I want him to start waking to use the potty. These work fine for me.
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Morgan, to you pre-rinse the microfiber towells after using them? Do they get super clean or do they hang onto urine and detergent? I would think they'd be hard to get clean without wringing out action. Do they smell stinky with ammonia in the AM?
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A note on Microfiber:

The microfiber terry used in the towels is different from the microfiber terry used in the MOE inserts. The towels are polyester/polyamide. The inserts are polyester/rayon.

Poly/polyamide is much more absorbent, and the regular terry weave is more absorbent over the waffle weave.

Just my .02
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