What is it?
Hemp is a fiber that's made from a cannibus plant. It has the texture of linen which can be slightly rough and is why many doublers/inserts you find will be combined with cotton or fleece (usually in a 55% hemp/ 45% other blend).
Hemp is environmentally friendly because it comes from a renewable resource and can be grown without the need for pesticides. It's super absorbant and stable; it isn't likely to leak from compression (baby sitting on it when it's soaked and squishing the pee out!). It's easy to wash and is less prone to residue than microfiber.
Not so good points:
Hemp is a slower absorber so if your little one has a forceful pee stream, it might not absorb quick enough and you could get leaks out the sides of the diaper. It can also get pretty stinky if you get residue buildup...and hemp ammonia stink is a beast of a smell! Hemp also requires prepping before you first use it which is more work than microfiber.
Some awesome hemp products!
- Thirsties Hemp Inserts (great, versatile doubler! Check out more about it here!)
- AMP hemp fitted diaper (perfect for night diapering!)
- AMP hemp inserts (LOVE these, great for night time pocket inserts)
And that's the scoop on hemp!
This article was posted in The Hemp Network News!