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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).

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.

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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Did you wash the JB quite a bit before using them? If not they wont be very absorbant yet.

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.
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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.
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
sometimes for day I will use a FB insert and a JB, but I make sure to change him fairly soon.

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.
 

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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 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
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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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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.
what? my opinion isnt automatically accepted as gospel
ba ha ha (okay, I need sleep)

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*

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
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.
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!

Since you have prefolds around, you might as well give it a shot and see how it works.
 

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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

What are the microfiber towels some of you mentioned?
Can someone enlighten me cuz I've no idea what you are referring to.
 
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