Our GMD Hemp Doublers are three layers of 55% hemp, 45% organically grown cotton. Hemp is very absorbent and technically more absorbent than cotton alone. I can't tell in real life and in my own testing, but that is what I am told. It's not the jersey kind, it's the thicker more absorbent fleeced kind.
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.
These doublers are very soft, absorbent, and super trim. The perfect solution for extra absorbency without adding too much bulk.
I LOVE these inserts! They're so soft and absorbent - perfect for night use. Shipping, as always, was incredibly fast!
I purchased one long and one short to try in my blueberry simplex. Right now my daughter has the simplex on the middle rise. The small doubler fits great on that setting and hardly adds any bulk at all, but is just as awesome as I'd hoped for absorbency. Probably even more absorbency than I needed for a daytime diaper. Will be ordering more of these, probably will stay with the short size. Thank you GMD for another quality product.
I was looking for something to replace the microfiber inserts that our diapers came with. These are great and only end up using one at a time. Also great for over night!
I bought three of these to give them a try with my daughter for bedtime. So far I am finding they are very absorbent and help her to not soak through her prefold and Cloth-eez Insert. I will be ordering more.