Inserts Made in the USA Microfiber

Trim Microfiber Inserts that Don’t Feel Gross on Your Hands

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If you click & buy, I may receive a small commission. I have a business relationship with the manufacturer & received these inserts for free. Microfiber inserts are one of the most affordable cloth diaper inserts there are. That said, they have their downsides, including flattening & losing absorbency over time, being prone to compression leaks and picking up lint like crazy. Worst of all (in my opinion) is the feeling of a new microfiber insert on your hands – I shuddered just thinking about it.

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Geffen Baby sent me the new version of their Ultra Absorber Plus (they only synthetic insert they carry) and I could hardly believe it was microfiber.

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On top in the picture above is the new version, with the old on the bottom. The old looks like your typical, standard microfiber insert, while the new is a terry loop texture, almost like a luxury towel.

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The new insert is soft, flexible, very trim and best of all, it feels smooth under your hands, more like cotton and nothing like what you’d expect from microfiber.

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The new insert (right above) is so much trimmer than the old (left above) but it’s actually 4 layers of absorbency vs. 3. In my “unscientific experiments” it initially seems to absorb a bit less than the old version but it holds on to every ounce whereas the old version is prone to compression leaks like any traditional microfiber insert.

These would be great to layer with their hemp inserts (so trim, seriously) or just to refresh a diaper that’s lost its oomph. Like their other absorbers, they are made in the USA!

Since I no longer have a baby in diapers, Katie tested the new inserts and compared them to the old ones. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’ve been comparing the old and new Geffen Baby inserts. Immediately I noticed the new ones feel much nicer than the old ones. They’re both made of the same material, but the new ones feel like bamboo. We’ve been using them in our Flip covers with a fleece liner on top and they’re pretty trim. I was pretty surprised with the absorbency because my little guy can out wet a lot of inserts. But the Geffen Baby held up to his massive amounts of pee. The new version was trim enough that I could use it as a booster for our nighttime prefolds without adding too much bulk. Nighttime toddler pee diapers can be super stinky and sometimes my little guy’s definitely are. It was nice that the Geffen Baby inserts didn’t hold onto the stink like some other materials do. They also dry pretty quickly, which is always a huge plus!”

What do you like best about the new Ultra Absorbers Plus?


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Maria Moser
Maria is the mother of 3, writing about cloth diapers & going green. You'll often find her juggling her preschooler and typing 1-handed in between sips of cold coffee. Maria works with many companies within the cloth diaper industry and beyond, providing social media management, product development and other services.
26 Comments
  • Wanda
    October 14, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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    These look very nice! Very trim and thin.

  • De
    October 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm
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    It look so much thinner which is always a plus for cloth diapers (with same/similar absorption). I’m curious about the new texture and how that feels/washes

  • Katie S
    October 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm
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    Wow! I can’t believe how much thinner it is! I love that! Also, having a smooth texture makes stuffing diapers SO much better!

  • Jessi
    October 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm
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    I haven’t used these yet as we are still awaiting the arrival of our first LO, but I’m excited to try them!

  • Melissa Pickett
    October 12, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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    i like the trimness of the new insert

  • Michelle Taylor
    October 12, 2016 at 3:22 pm
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    Love how trim the new one is.

  • susan smoaks
    October 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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    I love that these new inserts are very slim. they are perfect.

  • October 12, 2016 at 11:44 am
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    I’m confused if we’re supposed to comment on facebook or here for the contest, so I guess I’ll do both. I don’t have anything of Geffen Baby’s but you seem to love them, so honestly, this Microfiber Terry sounds great, and I’d love to give it a try. Typical microfiber inserts are nice when you first get them, but they do seem to get grungy fast, regardless of the wash routine. So if these hold up better, awesome! I’ll have to consider this when I have another baby and start diapering again. 🙂

  • Marie Cole
    October 12, 2016 at 7:17 am
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    I love how much trimmer and softer the new inserts look!

  • Emily kuhn
    October 12, 2016 at 5:36 am
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    I am interested in trying these now. I like that they are trimmer but have more layers and that they seem to reduce compression leaks.

  • October 12, 2016 at 3:20 am
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    I love these new inserts, they’re super trim!

  • Elizabeth C
    October 12, 2016 at 2:54 am
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    They are so thin! Heard amazing things about Geffen Baby!

  • andee fischer
    October 11, 2016 at 11:35 pm
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    I enjoy everything I’ve ever tried from Geffen Baby. Sometimes, we need a little extra. The trimness of the new insert would be just right under our prefolds at night!

  • October 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm
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    absolutely hated the feel of mf inserts. loving the change and the thickness is not so crazy.

  • C Gaile Jenkins
    October 11, 2016 at 9:04 pm
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    Thinner, but better hold! Awesome … what is not to like

  • Staci Morton
    October 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm
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    I can’t stand the way mf inserts feel. I like that they changed that!

  • Andrea Frisby
    October 11, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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    Haven’t tried the new style yet! I would love a chance!

  • October 11, 2016 at 4:16 pm
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    Love that they don’t feel strange on my hands {I hate that feeling}!

  • Robyn L
    October 11, 2016 at 3:31 pm
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    I like that they hold onto every ounce and no compression leaks.

  • Limari Colon
    October 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm
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    I like that they are trim but absorb more.

  • Danielle
    October 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm
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    I like that they are less prone to leaks.

  • Marian
    October 11, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    These sound amazing! I love that they don’t feel yucky on your hands. I wonder how well do as far as stink goes.

  • Jordan
    October 11, 2016 at 2:39 pm
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    I love how thin and trim these are even with four layers! (:

  • Tara Kosing
    October 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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    I love the price of microfibers but not the leaks and the feel..these seem like a great happy medium

  • Lindsay H
    October 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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    Ooh I love that they seem less compression leak prone! That’s a big problem with my big guy!

  • October 11, 2016 at 2:07 pm
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