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I'm getting ready to start using my Wonderoos and Fuzzi Bunz. I have about 15 hemp inserts. I want to use the Wonderoos on my toddler and possibly on my newborn (not sure how well they will fit at first).<br><br>
I tried one JB insert in the Wonderoo and my toddler still leaked. So I'm thinking I may need 2 or 3 even during the day just for him.<br><br>
So how many inserts do you think I should have total to be able to use them on both kids? Would 30 be enough?
 

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I'm not sure on an exact number, but I would recommend geting the wonderfuls insterts specifically for wonderoos. They fit so much better in them than JB do. IMO.<br>
HTH some!
 

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If $$ is an issue, you might htink about getting those microfiber towels from walmart. Oh boy, they ROCK. I finally got some last night and it absorbed SO much pee and was SO trim!!
 

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Did you wash the JB quite a bit before using them? If not they wont be very absorbant yet.<br><br>
I use my own pocket inserts and I have just one for each pocket diaper we have -- 15 (wonderoos & beccabottoms) and find that I never need to add more. Even with my heavy wetter. And on top of that he uses pockets at preschool where I know they dont change him as often as they should, or as often as I would. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">
 

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I have 12 small Fuzzi Bunz with 12 small Joey Bunz and 12 Medium Fuzzi Bunz with 12 Medium Joey Bunz. I only have one child and she only fits in the smalls so the mediums are just waiting for her. I use 1 Joey Bunz for daytime and at night time I add one of my medium Joeys to the small diaper. So I have one insert/diaper but use the larger size inserts for the evenings.<br>
So I guess if you think you need 2 inserts for daytime you probably need 3 for night time so maybe 2.5 inserts/diaper.
 

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for my heavy wetter we use 2 JBs for day and 3 for night. I tried the microfibre towels and they didn't do the trick <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> sometimes for day I will use a FB insert and a JB, but I make sure to change him fairly soon.<br><br>
Since you have a boy, you can also do what we do and use a bigger JB and fold it over so you have another layer in front. <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 wrap a reg. prefold around my joey bunz to stuff an XL Fuzzi Bunz. This works well for my heavywetter if he will be napping or we will be out for a bit. I find it just as trim to have the prefold inside the pocket, and more absorbant, than 2 -3 inserts.
 

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I make my own inserts and I have them at 3 layers of Hemp Fleece. I use 2-3 per diaper. My daughter is a HEAVY wetter. So at 18 FB's I still haven't made enough inserts. I need to get to work!
 

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prefolds prefolds prefolds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I second the prefolds however when I want a trimmer but really assorbent insert I wrap a hemp insert in a microfiber towel. Its a good compromise.<br><br>
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I can't seem to get a handle on this. I stuff and stuff and make more and more inserts and in response the weather gets hotter and hotter and Calvin drinks more and more and the dipes get wetter and wetter and they leak and leak. Whew! I'm up to 8 layers of hemp french terry plus a mircrofibre towel, and that's just not lasting more than 2 hours (daycare perhaps is not a diligent as one would hope in changing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> ).<br><br>
Aherne: Do prefolds really work better? They absorb nice and fast, but can they hold a ton? I have a billion unused prefolds, so this would be perfect, but I'm too scared to try.
 

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what? my opinion isnt automatically accepted as gospel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ba ha ha (okay, I need sleep)<br><br>
I really do think prefolds are the most economical way to go and I dont find them that horribly bulky compared, but then I've never really been all that concerned about bulky vs trim. I cant bear to touch the microfiber towels without wanting to go stir crazy. I have never owned any of the brand name hemp inserts but from my experience, homemade hemp jersey or hemp fleece inserts werent so wonderful that I thought it worth the hassle and expense. *this is where I would talk about hempfolds if I was allowed to by the laws of MDC*<br><br>
European (and I assume indian as well) are pretty trim compared to the chinese, and you can always just tuck a microfiber doubler if you need to <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I did get lazy and sewed a doubler to one of my prefolds so that it was always there... but I dont like the way it looks, even if it is easier. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> You would want to use a premium prefold (and perhaps a doubler) If you use a pocket system overnight and arent concerned about the extra bulk, then a toddler prefold is ideal!<br><br>
Since you have prefolds around, you might as well give it a shot and see how it works. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Thanks for the input so far. The problem with the prefolds for my toddler is the bulk. He was in CPFs and ProRaps for the first year, then I switched to sposies for a year, and now we're going to use pocket dipes. I tried a pocket dipe with a prefold stuffed in it and he flipped out. It was just too much for him. He didn't mind the JB insert, though. So whatever we use, it will need to be trim in order for my strong-willed 26 month old to agree to it. LOL<br><br>
What are the microfiber towels some of you mentioned? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Can someone enlighten me cuz I've no idea what you are referring to.
 
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