Hemp Babies Little Weeds are folding boosters, made in USA by Cotton Babies to fair wage and safe labour standards. Designed for use as a slim but very absorbent insert for pocket nappies (Cotton Babies manufacture BumGenius), this insert can also be used as a booster for any nappy.
The Little Weed comprises two layers of 55% Hemp, 45% Certified Organic Cotton fleece - so a bit fluffy like the inside of a sweatshirt, overlocked with natural thread and seamed down the centre to ease folding and to help the two layers lie flat. Hemp is naturally more absorbent weight for weight than cotton, so this booster is nicely absorbent holding up to approx 300ml.
You can fold this booster in multiple ways to give 4 or 6 layers of absorbency. It can also be used as a newborn nappy, by folding and using in a preemie/newborn wrap - it's quick to dry being only 2 layers thick, yet very absorbent.
Pre-wash 3-5 times in 40-60 wash with a small amount of detergent to reach full absorbency. Some shrinkage and loss of fibre will occur during this process, so do not wash too many at once to avoid clogging your filter during pre-wash. Once pre-washed, your booster may be washed and dried with the rest of your nappies at 40 or 60, and tumble dried on low.
The small booster measures approx. 10.75" x 12.5" unfolded, 34cm x 32cm, and holds approx 300ml. Price each.