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.
I had ordered a bunch of these about 18 months ago and they’re fantastic. They don’t “bacon” in the dryer which makes stuffing pockets so much easier. I tried another brand recently and immediately regretted my decision, so I bought more of these to save my sanity. They are super absorbent and not stiff at all. They’re narrow enough that they don’t add too much bulk to the diaper, and if you pair with a thin cotton or bamboo insert for fast absorption you will be all set!
I absolutely love these doublers and cannot recommend them enough. We use them in our PM diapers and car seat diapers and it cut out all the leaking issues we were having.
I added these to my pocket diapers that were just not cutting it on absorbing the way I needed. They work great and I think they are super soft.
I love the hemp doublers! They are so soft, and absorbent. My baby is 14 days old and it’s great to place on top of a NB muslin flat to give her an extra boost so she doesn’t soak thru. She’s not going very long without w diaper change at this age but it’s nice to make sure she has enough absorbency especially to protect my wool covers from getting soaked! I have maybe 8 of them, will definitely buy more with my next order, i can see them Being our go-to booster for a long time.
These are a great addition to my stash, I used them to replace bamboo microfiber inserts that came with my daughter's diapers. I could not be happier with the absorbency and the trim nature of adding these to our pockets. Tripple the absorbency with half the size!