Absorbent pads increase the absorbency of a cloth nappy. Especially at night or when a longer diapering period is necessary, one or two additional boosters will be reliable for the job. You can find them in different materials:
- Bamboo viscose: absorbs moisture quickly, stores well, takes longer to dry, soft material.
- Cotton: absorbs moisture quickly, stores moderately, normal drying time, different strengths depending on the manufacturer.
- Hemp: absorbs moisture slowly, stores extremely well, longer drying time, rather firmer but usually thin material.
- Microfibre/polyester: absorbs moisture quickly, stores rather moderately, very short drying time, very soft material.
A combination of a fast-absorbing material (microfibre, cotton, bamboo) and a material with a high storage capacity (hemp) has proven to be effective. In this case, the fast-absorbent material should be inserted as the top layer in the nappy.