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At least that is how I am feeling today. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Fitteds just take forever to dry - even my tiny little Kissaluv 0s. And sure I could get quick dry fitteds and play Go Fish on laundry day.<br><br>
And hemp takes a long time to dry, attracts stink issues, and doesn't absorb fast enough for my superpeeing toddler.<br><br>
So this is my mood lately. And I am really keen on simplicity these days with 2 in diapers.<br><br>
I love my pocket dipes and prefolds.<br><br>
Although I think I would like to try some organic cotton fitteds down the road....<br><br>
Just me musing. : ) Anyone else feel this way?
 

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Say it ain't so. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br><br>
Actually I do agree that fitteds can take an age to dry (fuz), but I have so many that I just throw them on the benches in the sauna and forget about them for a couple days until they get rescued. Maybe you just need MORE fitteds? :LOL<br><br>
Hemp I haven't had a problem with--I think DA makes it even better absorbing, have you tried that? Or use a thin cotton doubler on top to absorb quickly, then the hemp will pull it in and lock it away from that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> just some dumb ideas....
 

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:LOL ((hugs)) I havent been there... (all my diapers dry in one cycle and i've never played go fish <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ) But liking simplicity isnt a bad thing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I'm with you. Internal soakers drive me nuts. I got rid of my sos' and pinheads b/c I felt like they took too long to dry. I have a couple of El Bee orders coming up soon and I am very seriously considering getting all pockets for that reason.
 

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Organic cotton fireflys!<br><br>
They dry in one cycle, don't stink, and they are super absorbant. They stay soft after many washings, which is more than I can say for hemp. I suppose any organic cotton would be good, but I love the design and fit of the fireflys. My one lonely kissaluv is the only diaper that takes more than one cycle to dry, and it drives me nuts because it isn't any more absorbant than my fireflys. Oh, and they seem to dry faster than my hemp inserts for my pocket dipes, too.<br><br>
I've been there, and this is the conclusion I've come to. JMHO
 

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I love my hemp fitteds. We live in Arizona and our dryer is outside, so they dry in a snap for us. Prefolds are cheaper and they dry faster, but I really do like fitteds for their absorbancy and ease-of-use. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'm with ya! I'm doing a major sell of of everything hemp and evrything slow to dry.<br><br>
For the life of me I can't figure out why people love hemp so. It gets so scratchy and rough after just a few washes and you have to machine dry it or it feels like sand paper. I don't even like hemp as a pocket stuffer because 2 hemp prefolds weigh something like 100lbs.
 

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No way!!!!!!!!<br><br>
I am in love with both fitteds AND hemp! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> just what I was thinking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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oh not me, i love fitteds, quick dry with sewn in soakers are my favorite!! now hemp, i could take it or leave it most days.
 

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I love my fitteds too! In fact I sold off all of my pockets and are using just fitteds now. But I need more!<br>
Plus my kids are light wetters and hemp works great for us, and our dryer works wonderfully in one cycle. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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So I've been trying to figure out what to buy for my heavy-wetting ds for nite use - we use pf's (can't afford to buy fitteds and the few that I splurged on just didn't seem all that...) and I've tried bumkins, fuzbaby wool, and stac fleece covers with a fleece doubler to no avail. After searching etc. I thought nightie newt hemp pf with soaker and a super soaker wool cover (actually ordered first one yesterday from reuseabums)... and now all this about hemp not being that absorbent? What to do I ask thee oh gods of the nite dipe? I have been oh so restrained with my purchases and just want something that works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ggma
 

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All your reasons are totally legit. Ok, I agree with Joaida about the organic cotton firefly recommendation. GGMA, for you I recommend the Firefly sleeptights or some substantial prefolds. We use FF sleeptights in the hemp/ cotton but they are available in organic cotton too. I think you need more diapers if you use hemp, and fitteds. If you are happy with your prefolds go with it. They are easy care, work like a charm and dry in a flash. As for Kissaluv 0's, they take a long time to dry, I agree. I think even longer than the larger KL's. I think it's due to it's tinyness (is that a real word?) It kind of curls up around itself and has lots of nook and crannies around the elastic to stay wet. When OC was newborn we constantly fell back on our prefolds because our KL's were still wet. As for the fast absorbing thing. We use a toddler prefold on our toddler at night because he doesn't really go till some time early AM and then lets go all at once. That cotton prefold is the only thing that can deal with it. For our constant pee-er, the little one, we like Firefly sleeptight or her one little Fluffymail nightlight, stuffed with a PF.
 

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Oceanone - what do you mean by "substantial prefold?" I use ub premium for nitetime - and booooy does it seem like a lot of cloth on his bum! I'm going to check out the firefly sleeptight via web and maybe... but it sounds to me like my concerns about hemp (scratchy and smells) are valid and maybe I'll try something else first. ggma
 

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I put all my diapers in the dryer on the regular cycle for about 70 - 80 minutes and they come out dry. I have all sorts: hidden soakers, quick dry, etc. (all fitteds). DH used to put them in for only 60 minutes and that wasn't enough, especially for my thicker night doublers, etc. But 70 - 80 minutes did the trick.<br><br>
This past summer I was line drying them after an initial short run through the dryer (only need about 15 to 20 minutes and then you don't get crunchy line-dried diapers). But I don't have time for that these days. If you do line dry, the key is just to make sure you have enough diapers that you can leave them drying over night (I would keep them out on the porch on a portable laundry hanger, then bring them in for the evening).<br><br>
I had issues with hemp too and this is where I can feel your pain. However, I've changed my tune: My stinky hemp went away instantly when I changed my washing routine.<br><br>
I was previously using detergent in the cold pre-wash cycle, and nothing in the full hot wash cycle. Well, a combination of hard water and a hot water heater that isn't set too high (landlord controls it, not us) meant the dipes really weren't getting clean. My feeling is that b/c the hemp is so much more absorbant, it was reacting to this worse than my non-hemp diapers. I was very close to giving up on hemp, too, until I started using detergent in the hot wash instead of the cold prewash. I noticed a difference immediately, and hemp became my happy fabric again. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana"><br><br>
I will say, that I have had it with hemp fleece, though. All orders I've made on hemp fleece I have told them to put smooth side out. My El Bee is that way, and it is fabulous. OTOH, the two hemp fleece fuzzy-side-out diapers I have, well they have been hard and crunchy since almost the first wash. I like the absorbancy of the material, but they feel rough and scratchy. DD doesn't seem to mind, but I do! They are no good for scoring converts, lol.<br><br>
I have heard that a teaspoon of Downy Advanced will turn hemp fleece back into the soft, fluffy stuff it should be, but I don't have any around right now and frankly, it's just easier to get the hemp fleece smooth-side-out and not have to deal with it at all.
 

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Stink issues keep me from trying anything that has even rubbed elbows with hemp. I dry my diapers for one and a half cycles and two of my fitteds have to hang to finish drying. That annoys me.<br><br>
My Sammy's One Size and Snappi Fitteds dry in the same amount of time as my prefolds. If you're still wanting to have some fitteds in your rotation, try those. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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