My DS is obviously a heavier wetter than his big sister! I love our Bumbles but we need some extra boosters - definitely at night now, and probably during the day too, once he (and his bladder) gets a bit bigger. I'm a bit lost for choice though - there seem to be so many! I'd like good absorbency, OK to wash at 60 degrees with the rest of the nappies, and ideally no more than 24/36 hours max to dry on the airer. And tumble dry-able at a push. I can see bamboo, hemp, microfibre and cotton - which are best???
A muslin certainly won't cut it, I'm afraid. I've started using the standard booster from a second nappy (three layers of terry) pushed into the nappy pocket, so we have seven layers in total, and it still isn't enough - his bottom is still clammy in the morning because the terry is soaked through. I am wondering if one of the other fabrics will be more absorbent, but I don't know how big the impact will be on drying times. Ideally I would buy some of each to test them, but that could be a very expensive process!
Does bamboo take forever to dry? I'm torn between hemp and bamboo, I think - although maybe microfibre for daytime... I just can't make up my mind! I do think I need something more, because the clamminess is a new thing, and he's getting a sore bottom
Not quick drying, so this may not be any use, but the EcoEarth (Babeco) bamboo night time pad is just so thirsty it isn't true! Does take AGES to dry though, but then if you're only using one a day, it's not so bad! But you can use it inside or outside the nappy, (inside the wrap of course!) so you get a good fit
I have Bumbles too, and use a hemp one in the pocket (think they are Easypeasy, they are two layers that unfold for quick drying) and an extra towelling booster from another Bumble between the nappy and wrap.