Sunday, March 13, 2011
Disposable Inserts – What are they and why would I use one?
The first question to answer about disposable inserts is WHY would you want to use disposable inserts when you cloth diaper? Doesn’t that defeat the entire purpose? There are many reasons why these inserts are an excellent addition to any stash! It is great to keep a few disposable inserts on hand in case your power goes out and you cannot do laundry, you need to put non cloth diaper safe cream on baby’s bum, or you are going out someplace or traveling and cannot use cloth or take all of your cloth accessories along.
How do you use disposable inserts? You can use them with a cover, a wrap, or even a pocket diaper. With a cover or wrap, you would use this insert just like any other insert and place it in the cover. To use with a pocket diaper, you would remove the other insert(s) and then place the disposable insert on top of the stay dry lining so that the disposable insert is between baby and the diaper. In effect, you are using the pocket diaper as a cover. This is a great solution if you do not own any covers or wraps.
Personally, I only use these when I need to put non-cloth diaper safe cream on my daughter’s bum. This was extremely useful when we first started cloth diapering and I hadn’t bought too many cloth safe creams. Now, I have mostly cloth safe creams and I do not use these for that purpose. However, these inserts are fabulous when you are out and about or traveling and it is too difficult to deal with all of the cloth gear. This does not happen often, but it is so nice to have the option. I highly recommend that all cloth diapering parents have a pack of these on hand for those “just in case” and “always be prepared” moments.
There are two different disposable inserts that I have tried; Flip and GroVia. Reviews to follow.
Posted by Laura D. at 5:47 PM