It’s mill washed so it won’t shrink too much. Small Hemp Doublers are 4 inches wide by 11 inches long before washing and the Long are 3 inches longer but the same width, before washing. These do not shrink much in width; they shrink about 1 to 1.5 inches in length. These are trim. Wonderful on infants, but also good on older babies when you need a bit more absorbency and don't want to add bulk. It is narrow, so not it's bulky between the legs. The narrowness also keeps the fit correct of many fitted diapers since it's narrow enough not to interfere with the fit of the leg openings. This is really a wonderful, high-value (very useful) item.
If you buy these when baby is young, you can keep using them all the way to potty training for a truly excellent value. The size long gives you some more absorbency for an older baby. Made in the USA of imported material. Both the cotton and hemp are said to be organic, according to our fabric supplier, but at this time they are uncertified. Note: if you like to use borax a lot, choose 100% cotton instead of hemp. Cut and sewn in the USA of imported material (all hemp is imported. There is no such thing as hemp that is made in the USA as far as I know; most places leave off that tidbit about the fact that the hemp is imported). Custom made for Green Mountain Diapers by a grandma for over 12 years. Her sewing work is wonderful. Since there is just one person sewing these we sometimes sell out of them faster than she can sew them. I apologize for the occasional times that they are out of stock. When this happens it is usually only for a short time so check back again soon.
Unlike the cotton Cloth-eez Doublers these doublers lay flat after washing. The Sherpa Doublers also lay flat nicely, but these are more absorbent than the Sherpa Doublers. The Sherpa is usually softer than the hemp however. Everything has trade-offs. These Hemp Doublers are also available in a Stay-Dry version.
Made in the USA from domestic and imported materials.
Natural fibers change with use and washing. Hemp/cotton is fluffy when new but that will change with washing. Hemp is a dense material which makes it more absorbent than cotton. It will look like the one on the left in this picture after a while.
Old the left, new on the right. Natural fibers change over time. Size small shown.
Each size and kind has unique edge color stitching for easy identification.
Small is white/white.
Long is pink/blue.
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If I could start all over again in my cloth diapering journey I would have purchased Hemp from the beginning! Don’t get me wrong, Bamboo and cotton work very well too.. but.. these Hemp Doublers are so trim and absorbent! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!
This is the same review I wrote for the long hemp doubler, I use both small and long on baby; only long on toddler. I am a long time user of cloth diapers, why it has never occurred to me to use doublers, I do not know. Up until recently I had never used a doubler..it really makes all the difference in the world for the nighttime diaper and keeping the children comfortable in the night.
These are great! They are our go-to for the second, high-absorbing insert. We use a cotton or stay dry for the innermost insert. Have ordered more a couple of times. Took a few washes and they're ready to go (although I will say they are SO soft when they're not washed, I just want to keep them that way sometimes!).