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Micro Inserts Old vs. New, What's the difference?

Posted by Julie on 1/25/2014 to Cloth Diaper How-To

New vs. Used Micro Inserts

I've been saying it for years, if you're having issues with your cloth diapers it may be your micro inserts. insert,micro,cloth diapers

The micro-terry, (the fluffy part) wears down over time and is simply not as capable of absorbing liquid like new inserts.

The problem, if all your inserts are equally as worn or you only have experience with buying gently used diapers and inserts, well then you may not know what you're missing and just how absorbent your cloth diapers really can be.

Cost of Micro Inserts?

Micro inserts can range in size and cost. Generally you can find inexpensive ones for as little as $2-$3 each and up, depending on the brand and style.

We suggest evaluating your inserts after about six months depending on how many diapers and inserts you use and how often you wash. If you only have used cloth diapers then we suggest you buy a minimum of six new micro inserts that you can use to double up with your used ones and to help you see the difference between new/old and compare.

Maria of Change-Diapers.com recently created an awesome and simple video to show you just how worn out inserts can affect absorbency. Check out the embedded video below and then shop for new cloth diaper inserts at Diaper Junction!