Monday, June 16, 2014

Hemp Booster #ClothDiaper Hacks + $100 #Giveaway

Hemp is a natural, sustainable fiber and it's a great option for your cloth diapers.  I love hemp because it's very absorbent, washes well, and it's easy to use.  Hemp is a very forgiving fiber for cloth diapers. You might suffer with odor and repelling from synthetic fibers used in cloth diapers, but hemp rarely has these issues.

We started using hemp for our second baby and I quickly discovered that there are many ways to use hemp boosters (like these from BabyKicks <-- aff link) How are you using hemp boosters?




Many uses for Hemp Boosters


  • Use a hemp booster under a flat cloth diaper: Flat cloth diapers can be a great cloth diapering solution, but sometimes you need a little extra absorbency for naps or overnight. Lay hemp boosters under flat diapers.  Adding a hemp booster can make cheap Gerber flats, old T-shirts, or thin receiving blankets into excellent cloth diapering systems.
  • Use hemp boosters alone with cloth diaper covers: A hemp booster can be used alone! Lay the booster into a good-fitting cloth diaper cover. Lay the booster toward the front of the diaper if you have a little boy.
  • Stuff hemp boosters into pocket diapers: You might be looking to ditch microfiber, or simply spruce-up some of your old pocket diapers.  You can  stuff boosters into pocket diaper shells.  You can also lay hemp boosters into pocket diapers (without stuffing) and use them like a diaper cover system.
  •  Consider hemp for a child who is potty training: Hemp is incredibly absorbent and it can handle accidents from an older child. Try pairing a hemp booster with cloth training pants.  Wetness on the hemp booster will remind older children that they need to use the potty.
  • Keep hemp boosters in the diaper bag to save space: Hemp boosters are thin and easy to pack into a diaper bag. Keep a thin diaper cover and 2 hemp boosters in your diaper bag.  This will save space and still provide necessary diaper changes during outings.
  • Use hemp for overnight solutions: Tuck hemp boosters into overnight diapers (like Thirsties Fab Fitteds) to provide extra overnight protection from leaks.  Hemp will absorb moisture and hold onto it.  Placing it under a fleece layer will keep moisture away from baby.
  • Use and abuse your hemp boosters: Hemp can handle hot temperatures, so you will be able to wash the diapers with HOT water in order to kill odor-causing bacteria or yeast.  Since hemp is a natural fiber, it will also be more forgiving with diaper rash creams. It will be less likely to have problems with build-up or repelling, so keep using your favorite cloth-diaper-safe detergent without worrying about it negatively affecting the functionality of the diapers.


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46 comments:

  1. Would love to win some $$ to put towards my CD stash! LO

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  2. We love using hemp overnight! We have had no leaks with our heavy wetting 21 month old and he sleeps for 12 hours.

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  3. I have never won anything in my life, if I won this (fingers crossed) I would be the happiest mama in the world!

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  4. This post was a helpful way to show all the uses for hemp boosters/inserts. I think a lot of people think there are a lot of rules with cloth diapering, but this post shows how one item can be very versatile.

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    1. Thanks for making that point Ashley. That's one thing I love about CDing--there are no rules. Find something that works for your family and go with it!

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  5. I've always just used cotton but now I want some hemp :)

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  6. I didn't know hemp was so forgiving!

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  7. There's a lot I don't know about cloth diapering, but I'm excited to learn for when my squish gets here. I will definitely be looking into hemp now!

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  8. I love the tip about hemp taking up less space in the diaper bag.

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  9. Love reading these tips. Theyre helpful to a first time mom to be, like myself!

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  10. I love hemp inserts/boosters for all the reasons listed below! We ditched mf and moved almost exclusively to hemp and haven't looked back.

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  11. Loved learning about hemp wasn't really sure what it was... So this as very helpful

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  12. I'm going to try a hemp booster alone with a cover. I probably wouldn't have tried that before.

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  13. Very Helpful! I learned much about hemp diaper inserts & also how to wash cloth diapers, etc. I am just starting out, with a potty training toddler who needed an option for overnight, & this definitely helped! I am pregnant with another little one on the way, so I want to give cloth diapering a try, & see if it would be something I can manage for the next baby. Thank you for the help!

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  14. I had not realized that hemp was more forgiving with rash creams. I'll keep that in mind! (I love hemp under microfiber for a good balance of quick soaking and long lasting).

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  15. Great tips for a newbie, like me!

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  16. Lots of good ideas for using hemp! I'm going to try it out for night time. Just might be my solution!

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  17. I would put those $100 towards diversifying my CD stash.

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  18. I knew hemp was awesome for absorption, but I did not know it worked well in situations that would cause repelling!! Our water is very hard and I can't use microfiber at all. I would love some hemp :)

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  19. I'm just starting to learn about CD and plan on starting with my LO next week so it is great to learn about the different options!

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  20. This post was helpful because I am new to cloth diapering and I don't know much about using hemp.
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  21. I have a super soaker! I am happy to see that hemp is so absorbent! I would love to try it out for her. We have yet to figure out a night solution, maybe hemp is it!

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  22. I'm still learning about cloth diapers, I need a more absorbent insert for my daughter's diapers. This sounds like it will work, I'm going to buy some! Thanks!

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  23. This post helped me because I have a heavy wetter that can pee through three thick mf inserts and hemp sounds really cool and I think I'll have to get some to try(:

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  24. Ive never thought about using my hemp on its own, thats a great idea!

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  25. This was very informative and definitely makes me want to use hemp!

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  26. I love hemp boosters, and now know of more ways to use them.

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  27. Hemp Boosters are awesome - we use them for overnight with BG Elementals!

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  28. I've been using hemp for a little while now and I love it! It works great for nighttime as well as during the day for heavy wetting.

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  29. I love hemp when diapering my first, this just reminded me I should get lots more to ditch the mf.

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  30. Would love to win so I can try these!

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  31. Interesting info on hemp. Would love to win the gift certificate to add to my cloth diaper collection.

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  32. This would be so perfect for potty training! Thanks for the tip!

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  33. Very helpful! I'm learning to love hemp for my heavy wetter.

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  34. I've already bought some hemp fabric and plan on using the heck out of it!

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  35. Both of my little boys are heavy wetters and we have just started using a few hemp boosters. They are especially helpful for nighttime. I didn't know you could just use them inside of a cover!

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  36. This post has officially solved my overnight flat problem :D

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  37. I actually didn't know that hemp could handle really hot water, so that is incredibly useful for me. I can't wait to get some more hemp to use.

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  38. I don't have hemp currently, but I think that hemp boosters might be a great addition to our flats stash. It seems to be very versatile, from what this post states...and lightening the diaper bag would be a WONDERFUL thing, with Jr. 2.0 on the way!

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  39. We love our hemp inserts, it was nice to read a few new ways to use them.

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