Boosters, or inserts as they are also known as are the absorbent part of the cloth nappy and sit inside the pocket of the nappy. We get asked a lot about what boosters are best. Well in all honesty, it's trial and error with cloth nappies and boosters, what suits one baby might not suit another.
Each type have their advantages, read this low-down on each booster to see what will suit your little one.
These are the inserts that come with our newborn and one size nappies. They have four layers, two outer layers of bamboo and two inner layers of microfibre. These are the slimmest of all of our inserts. We've combined the quick absorbing nature of microfibre with the super-absorbency of bamboo.
This is the go-to insert for the majority of babies, you can start off using just 1 of these and as baby gets bigger, you’ll probably need to add in another for extra absorbency. You may even be able to get away with using two of these overnight.
Micro-fibre is quick absorbing and also very quick to dry. These are ideal if you don't have a lot of drying space and also short on time. These don't hold as much liquid as bamboo but two of these inserts can still last 4-5 hours.
These are the king of boosters. Made from 2 layers of charcoal bamboo and 3 layers microfibre. They are super-absorbent and also quick drying.
They are slightly bulkier than microfiber or bamboo mix inserts. Suitable for use during the night. They are grey in colour so you won’t even get any stains – bonus!!
Not all inserts suit all babies, it is a case of trial and error. You will find which one suits your baby, it could be two of the same or a mix. We have a brilliant group of cloth nappy mad mums on our Facebook Hangout. If you have any questions about boosting nappies, ask on here and you will get a ton of advice.