The absorbent part of all in two cloth diapers. Absorbent inserts of all sizes, shapes and prices. Luxurious inserts from the most absorbent Organic Cotton or our DUO Absorbent Inserts with integrated Stay-Dry layer for dry bum even in a wet diaper.
The basic item in case of both types is the Shaped Insert with pocket which is placed into the nappy cover. If you need to boost absorbency, just add a Short Insert or a Long Insert into the pocket of the Shaped Insert.
There's also a budget-saving alternative for those who seek the most financially savvy diaper solution: Prefold nappies which are super absorbent, or Muslin squares which are a great option for newborns.
Which nappy inserts should I choose for my baby?
The absorbent inserts of the DUO diaper system are two-sided: they have a bamboo terry side which is very absorbent, and a Stay-Dry side which keeps the baby's bum dry even if the diaper is wet. So depending on the required functionality, you choose which side will be touching the skin. For the youngest babies who dislike damp feeling or for a calm uninterrupted sleep of your child, use the Stay-Dry as the contact layer. Once you want to start with potty training, put the bamboo terry side facing up instead.
In case you prefer a purely natural material, you can pick our luxurious certified organic cotton diaper inserts. These cotton nappy inserts are a bit more absorbent than the DUO ones. This, however, also means that they need more time for drying, so they are a better option in case you own a tumble dryer. See our article Organic Cotton and its specifics for more information on these organic cotton inserts.
We certainly recommend a combination of both types - pick the DUO Shaped Insert in order to provide the dry bum feeling. And use the organic cotton Short Inserts and Long Inserts for boosting its absorbency, as these are more absorbent than the DUO ones, and you don't have to worry about placing them the correct side up inside the pocket.
A cheaper option of absorbent insert which, however, requires a bit more skilfulness in folding, is a prefold nappy or a muslin square. The Organic Cotton Terry Prefold is more absorbing, while the Muslin Square is a softer and more flexible fabric which dries fast.