Inserts, Soakers, Doublers and Liners
Inserts form the absorbent material in any pocket cloth diaper such as FuzziBunz, bumGenius, Happy Heinys, Apple Cheeks and Baby Kangas. Inserts can be made out of many different materials, from microfiber to hemp or bamboo. Most cloth diapers will come with inserts included, but often times extras are needed in order to suit the particular absorbency needs of your baby, especially during night-time diapering.
Soakers are similar to inserts, in that they too form the main absorbent component of the diaper, but they are meant to be laid directly on top of a diaper cover, instead of tucked within a pocket. At Cozy Bums, we carry both cloth (reusable) soakers as well as single-use (compostable/biodegradable/flushable) soakers.
Doublers are used with an insert to boost the absorbency of any diaper for heavy wetters and night-time diapering.
Liners are laid on top of any cloth diaper, next to baby's skin, and are used for a variety of purposes. Flushable/disposable liners are used for convenience with poop removal (just lift the liner and flush!). Microfleece liners are used with fitted and prefold diapers to wick moisture away from baby and into the diaper. Both types of liner can also be used to protect your cloth diapers from diaper cream build-ups (if and when diaper creams are used).