Hemp Inserts are all the rage right now, and I don’t quite understand why.

Cloth Diapering parents often struggle with leaks, and many eager parents are quick to jump to the conclusion that you need MORE ABSORBENCY and the best way to do that is to add a layer of hemp to each cloth diaper.


Hemp is really absorbent and might fix your problems, but I think it is more of a band-aid solution to a crappy insert situation.

Hemp is also a really amazing fibre from an ecological standpoint. Hemp has a quick growth cycle, requires no pesticides, and is known to give back to the soil more than it takes. The manufacture of hemp might have other concerns.

Where to Buy Hemp Inserts

The internet is a general starting place and truthfully, I have found few and far between options for cloth diapering. They are available online at a variety of retailers from Amazon to your favourite Cloth Diaper Retailer. 

Always read the description of the product. On some websites, I searched hemp and the first five search results were actually microfibre inserts that they had sneaked in the keyword hemp somewhere else.

What Kind of Hemp Inserts do I need for Cloth Diapers?

A blended insert is your best choice. Hemp as a fibre alone is expensive, rough, and slow to absorb. Many brands mix hemp with bamboo or cotton for a better experience.

There are also hemp blended prefolds and flats that might offer a better experience by allowing a quicker dry and custom fold opportunities.

Do expect hemp to shrink, curl, and change shapes with use. This is normal and some brands are more prone than others.

Most of these products have the same hemp/cotton percentage. BUT, having touched many of these products first hand it’s important to note that there are unspoken differences in the quality of the weave. The Geffen Baby and Thirsties products are incredibly dense and absorbent compared to some of the cheaper fleecy options which offer a lightweight and perhaps less absorbent hemp insert. Money does speak in the world of absorbency.

Where to find hemp inserts for cloth diapers? Looking for the best hemp inserts? Or the cheapest hemp boosters? Here's the list of where to find them and price options.

Hemp Inserts for Cloth Diapering

    • AMP Diapers
      • 2 layer Hemp Booster starting at $3.25 CDN
      • 3 Layer Hemp Booster startig at $3.95 CDN
      • 2 layer Hemp Insert with 55% hemp and 45% cotton fleece measuring 12″ x14″ after washing. It’s folded in half or thirds for 4-6 layers of absorbency. $6.95 CDN.
      • 3 Layer Hemp Insert for $8.95
      • LagoonBaby (Canada)
        AMP Hemp Inserts for Cloth Diapers
    • Anababy 4 layer hemp insert for $5.80 USD – 45% cotton, 55% hemp
    • Baby Kicks Hemp Products
      • Hemparoo Joey Bunz is 6 layers of hemp/cotton jersey in an insert shape available in 4 sizes starting at $5.35 USD.
      • Hemparoo Joey-Bunz Premium Inserts offer 4 layers of hemp/cotton fleece available in 3 sizes starting at $6.25
      • Hemparoo Doubler is 4 layers of hemp/cotton fleece for $4.90.
      • BabyKicks Hemparoo Duz-it0all is 2 layers of hemp/cotton jersey knit in a 13″ x 17″ prefold. This insert can be folded in half or thirds to give 4-6 layers of hemp for your baby. Only $5.15 USD.
      • Available: Nicki’s Diapers (USA) Diaper Junction (USA)
        Baby Kicks Hemp Inserts for Cloth Diapers are Cheap Hemp Inserts
    • Best Bottom Hemp/Organic Cotton Inserts – 5 layers of Hemp/Certified organic cotton topped with a layer of hemp/certified organic cotton fleece. This is a Best Bottom Insert in an hourglass design with snaps for snapping into cloth diaper covers but can be used with other diapers. Available in sizes small, medium and large starting at $7.95 USD.
    • Blueberry Eco Liner is a cotton velour topped hemp insert with 55% hemp / 45% cotton. The insert is a long tongue shape that is folded down to size. It is available in a 2 pack for $25.95 USD.
    • Buttons Hemp Inserts is a snap in insert available in 3 sizes and absorbencies (daytime and night time). It features 55% hemp and 45% cotton. 4 layers for the daytime and 5 layers for the night time starting at $7.75 USD.
    • Ecoable Hemp Cotton Inserts – very little details5 for $27.99 or $5.60 each.
    • Eco Cloth Diaper Hemp Inserts – 4 layers of very little detail for $3.50 each.
    • Fluffy Penugin Hemp Hourglass Insert is 4 layers of hemp/organic cotton blend for $4.50
    • Geffen Baby
      • Absorbers – 5 layers of 60% hemp and 40% organic cotton in a variety of sizes starting at $14 USD for a 3 pack.  Made in the USA.
        Quality Hemp Inserts for Cloth Diapers
      • Hemp Jersey Flat Diaper (jersey is a more t-shirt material) measuring 26.5″ x 26.5″ starting at $10.50
      • Hemp Jersey Prefold available in 4 sizes starting at $9 USD featuring 4 layers of combed hemp/organic cotton.
      • Fleece Fladdle is a 30″ x 30″ flat for $14.99.
      • Nicki’s Diapers (USA) Diaper Junction (USA) LagoonBaby (Canada)
    • GMD Hemp Doublers are availalbe in two sizes and made in the USA. These are 55% hemp and 45% cotton. $2.95 USD for the small or $3.75 USD for the long.
    • HappyBeehinds Bamboo Terry & Hemp Insert is 3 layers of bamboo terry and 3 layers. $4 each.
      • Hemp Cotton Insert is 4 layers for $4.75 USD
      • Hour Glass Bamboo Terry & Hemp Insert is 2 layers of Bamboo and 3 layers of hemp
    • Happy Endings Organic Cotton 4 layers of 55% hemp 45% cotton inserts in a 13.5″ by 5″ inch shape that is meant as a doubler. 6 pack for $28.99 USD ($4.84 each)
    • Hemp Babies Little Weeds is 2 layers of hemp fleece (55% hemp, 45% cotton) that can be folded into an insert shape to give 4 layers of absorbency. Designed to fit small or medium pocket diapers. $6.95 USD
      • Bigger Weeds start at $10.95 USD and measure 16″ x 16″.
      • Flat Weeds are 27″ x 27″ hemp jersey starting at $9.95 USD.
      • Doublers are 2 layers of hemp fleece inserts for $3.95 USD.
      • Nicki’s Diapers (USA)affordable hemp inserts for cloth diapers
    • Lalabye Baby Hemp Boosters – 3 layers of hemp/cotton blend for boosting (intended to be used with your current cloth diaper absorbency). A set of 2 starts at $14 USD.
    • Mumsbest – 4 layers of hemp cotton for $7.58 USD – No identication on the blend or quality of the product. 
    • Rumparooz Hemp 6r Soaker Inserts is the Rumparooz one size insert and newborn insert in an hour glass shape. This features 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton for a total of 7 layers when placed together. $10 USD
    • See Diapers is 2 layers of hemp organic cotton and 2 layers of microfibre. This is a large size insert and is $16 USD for a 6 pack for $2.60 but this is not something I would recommend it’s microfibre core is less than ideal.
    • Smart Bottoms
      • Hemp Prefold is available in 3 sizes starting at $7 USD featuring 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton fleece. The middle pannel is 3 layers and exterior pannels is 2 layers for a total of 7 layers of hemp when folded.
      • Dream Diaper Overnight Insert – 55% Hemp/ 45% organic cotton for snapping into the Smart Bottoms Dream Diaper for additional overnight absorbency. $12 USD.
      • Hemp Insert 2 Pack is available in 2 sizes featuring 55% hemp and 45 % organic cotton jersey. This is 4 layers in an hourglass shape starting at $12. USD
      • Nicki’s Diapers (USA) Diaper Junction (USA) LagoonBaby (Canada)
    • Thirsties
      • Hemp Inserts features 6 layers of 55% hemp, 45% cotton blend insert available in 2 sizes. Sold in a 2 pack starting at $8.75 USD.
      • Hemp Prefold is availalbe in 2 sizes and features a soft custom knit hemp jersey. It is 2 layers of 55% hemp and 45% cotton made in the USA and starts at $7.75 USD.
      • Nicki’s Diapers (USA) Diaper Junction (USA) LagoonBaby (Canada)Thirsties Hemp Insert is the Best Insert for Heavy Wetters

Which Ones?

Best Deal: I think, cost wise the Babykicks Hemparoo is 6 layers for $5.15 USD versus the HappyEndings is 4 layers $4.85.

The Happy Beehinds is also a good deal but I don’t know anything about the blends and it is a combo insert and curious how it washes and wears. 

Best Booster: Cost wise, if you can find the AMP Boosters because they are a great add to any diaper. Otherwise the Hemp Babies Doubler or the GMD Hemp Doublers.

Best Quality – Definitely Thirsties or Geffen Baby.

Best Selection – Nicki’s Diapers (USA) has the widest selection of hemp inserts in the United States, don’t even bother with Amazon. Likewise, if you’re Canadian, you’ll have best luck shopping at LagoonBaby (Canada) for a selection of hemp inserts.

Don’t be scared of a hemp blend prefold for your heavy wetter as this can be the golden ticket towards night and nap success.