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Which type of material?

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    Posted: 28 Apr 2012 at 4:23pm
Ok, in your opinion...which type of material do you like best for diapering?

Bamboo, cotton, hemp?

I'm looking at getting some Sandy's for a night diaper and I'm not sure which material to go with.
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Cotton. I want to love Bamboo, but I just don't love its durability. After cotton, I like hemp but I only use them as doublers in my night diapers. My night combo is a L cotton Sandy with a medium padfolded flat doubler with a Thirsties hemp doubler ontop of that with a huge fleece liner ontop of it all. Mother-ease diapers rock!

That said, bamboo is really absorbant and I do still like my Mandi's Menagerie bamboo diapers.
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I like hemp or cotton.  Bamboo is really soft at first but in my experience it wears out faster.  For nights we use cotton Sandy's with a hemp doubler.
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My DD is around 14 pounds.   If I plan on using a thick doubler or trifolded prefold for a night diaper, do you all think I should go with the small or large size?
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I would get the small.  My girl is currently 1yo and 20lbs.  She is still on the middle settings.  I have a large too and it is still a bit too big for her.  
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Alright, I think we'll go for the small then.  Thanks for the input! 
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No problem!  There is an intro package on their website here: https://usshop.motherease.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=33&cat=Fitted+Introductory+Offers

Also you can find them used on the FSOT pages fairly often!  I hope you like them!
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There are some bamboo small Sandy's on FSOT right now...even though we all raved about cotton
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Super helpful--thanks for the website, Amy!

Thanks everyone...I'll let you know how they turn out :)

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I am a bamboo lover. I tried several things for night time and finally settled on sloomb's OBF's.
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Cotton...so easy to take care of!
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i love cotton too. 
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Bamboo is soft, cotton is reliable, hemp is absorbant (but rough!).
Make your choice! Wink
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