Stuff Your Fluff with Hemp: Öko Creations Hemp Inserts Review


Oko Creations Hemp Trifolds ~ Maman Loup's Den

My favourite kind of review to read is an unsolicited review. In other words, a review where the blogger is receiving nothing in return for her post. Don’t get me wrong: I love to receive items for review, and I always do my best to write an unbiased and thorough critique, all the while helping to promote the company who graciously provided me with said product. Naturally, I always specify when a review I have written is in any way sponsored.

I happen to have a professional relationship with Québec-based Öko Créations:I translate and revise their material for the English market. However, I came to use their hemp diaper inserts because they came with a lot of second-hand diapers purchased on Kijiji! So, with that in mind, you can take my review at face value…. and my face is a very, very happy one!3

My diaper stash is a combination of  TotsBots EasyFit V.3s and BumGenius 4.0 pockets, AppleCheeks size 2s, Funky Fluff, plus a handful of different WAHM-made pocket diapers. I really, really don’t love microfiber, so all of my pocket diapers are now very happily stuffed with Öko Créations 2-ply hemp trifolds.


What’s so great about using hemp trifolds?

  • 6 layers of absorbency when folded in 3;
  • Fit in any pocket diaper because you can fold them as skinny or as wide as you want;
  • You can fold them wide enough to touch the very edges of the pocket: inserts that aren’t wide enough, especially microfiber inserts, seem to be the cause of leg leaks for many babies;
  • Hemp is shockingly absorbent;
  • Hemp is a natural fibre that is sustainably harvested and has antibacterial and fungicidal properties;
  • Trifolds are easier to get clean since they “open up” in the wash: water and detergent doesn’t have to penetrate many layers to get a deep clean;
  • Hemp can safely touch baby’s skin and has stay-dry properties: you can use your hemp inserts as you might use a prefold in any kind of cover!


Why do I love Öko Créations hemp trifolds especially?

  • They are made close to me in Laval, Québec;
  • They are the perfect size for all of my pocket diapers: they are ever so slightly larger than AMP hemp trifolds, and I find this actually makes a difference!

Potential drawbacks of hemp trifolds:

  • Hemp is an ever-so-slightly thicker, less flexible material than a bamboo cotton blend (think AppleCheeks trifolds), making these inserts potentially a bit too bulky for very small babies, including newborns. My Cub is 30 lbs, and wears all his diapers on the highest setting, and they are a perfect fit. However, I compared the thickness of an Oko insert trifolded with a fold down (to make is shorter) and a BG insert snapped to its smallest, and the hemp is trimmer!
  • When hung to dry, hemp gets very stiff. I generally machine dry all of my diapers, but if I line dry I soften up the hemp with a quick tumble in the dryer. I’ve also heard of some hemp users adding a cloth-safe softener, such as Ecover or Mrs. Meyers to their line-dried hemp.
  • For me, the biggest drawback was that once I swapped out one MF insert for an Öko hemp insert, I could never go back to MF again! (So, try these at your own risk!)

To find out even more about Öko’s hemp inserts and how they fit in various diaper brands, you can read my post over on the ÖkoBlog!

29 responses to “Stuff Your Fluff with Hemp: Öko Creations Hemp Inserts Review”

  1. […] I always mention this in my posts so people know I am not being compensated for my rave review. My Oko Creations Hemp Inserts review is an […]

  2. […] our diapers up for a 4-week trip to my parents’ place. Having recently fallen in love with Oko Creations hemp trifolds, I decided to use those and some covers as AI2s to reduce the amount of diapers to pack. I brought […]

  3. […] over again (one can only dream), I’d choose only hemp trifolds! (Though my favorites remain Oko creations, as they are just a bit larger than AMP and manufactured even nearer to me. The fabric composition […]

  4. […] I buy a BumGenius pocket diaper, I replace the microfiber insert with my favourite hemp trifolds. But Mini Kiwi diapers already come with an insert that I […]

  5. […] that I’m a huge fan of the ladies at Oko Créations: I’ve already written about their hemp inserts for cloth diapers and their hemp washable menstrual pads. Their hemp inserts are the only ones I […]

  6. […] hold the title of “most reviewed” company on my blog, with three reviews to date! Their hemp trifolds are the only inserts I use as AI2s and in my pocket diapers (including my ACs!). I always choose […]

  7. […] natural fibre insert option: If you know me, you know I love hemp. Microfibre is my least favourite insert fabric, but it is by far the most […]

  8. […] am still a very loyal Oko Hemp Trifold diaper-stuffer, so my lovely DC was paired with hemp, and I just loved the fit. My son is 95th […]

  9. […] inserts available from each brand because I don’t use AMP or AppleCheeks brand inserts; I use Oko Creations hemp trifolds in all my […]

  10. […] the title of “most reviewed” company on my blog, with three reviews to date! Their hemp trifolds are the only inserts I use as AI2s and in my pocket diapers (including my ACs!). I […]

  11. […] my favourite inserts are sold separately, I’ve gotten Oko Creations on board to supply three hemp inserts that the winner can use in her AppleCheeks […]

  12. […] translation tasks. I fell in love with their products before coming on board as an employee. Their hemp inserts are my hands-down favourite inserts, their cloth pads are the BEST […]

  13. […] personally don’t use the standard BumGenius microfibre inserts in my 4.0s, I use my Oko Creations hemp 2-ply inserts, folded in three. I find that hemp is less prone to stink, and I love the fact that hemp is such a […]

  14. […] La chose que j’ai moins appréciée de cette couche est le fait que les inserts sont très courts comparés aux inserts d’autres marques. Personellement, en fait, le microfibre n’est pas ma fibre de choix pour mes inserts, surtout pour la nuit, car c’est la fibre la plus difficile à nettoyer, surtout dans les laveuses frontales. Même dans mes BumGenius, je n’utilise pas les inserts en microfibre vendus avec la couche, je les change toujours pour mes inserts en chanvre de Öko Creations. […]

  15. Brandi

    I know what you mean about MF not fitting the bill anymore once you tried hemp. I’m in the process of replacing all of my MF boosters with hemp. Think I will add these trifolds to my to-buy list too.

  16. […] use that came with microfibre inserts (for example, BumGenius) are stuffed with hemp trifolds from Öko. I love that this diaper comes exactly as I want to use it! Another feature I’ve never seen […]

  17. […] (I definitely don’t consider him to be a heavy wetter) for about 2 hours. Normally I use Öko Creations inserts in my diapers, which are definitely more absorbent, but definitely more expensive if […]

  18. […] pendant 2 heures sans problème. Habituellement, j’utilise les inserts en chanvre Öko Creations,  qui sont sans doute plus absorbants mais beaucoup plus chers. Si vous voulez utliser les […]

  19. […] send BumGenius 4.0s in velcro, stuffed with the newborn microfibre BumGenius insert and an Öko Creations 2-ply hemp trifold. When Cub’s with me, I just use a trifold, but I’ve found adding a […]

  20. […] l’insert nouveau-né en microfibre directement sous la poche et un insert en chanvre d’Öko Creations plié en trois. Quand il est avec moi, je n’utilise que l’insert en chanvre, mais […]

  21. […] stash that used this fibre, and I’m definitely a fan. It reminds me of the texture of my Öko Creations hemp inserts, but stays softer after washing than […]

  22. […] with the insert, but I did love the booster in other diapers! I prefer the fit of our EBB with our Öko hemp trifold. Trimmer, and, in our case, plenty absorbent. Luckily, EBB pocket diapers can be purchased without […]

  23. […] to the brand that dominates my daily life. I stuff all Cub’s pocket diapers with their trifold hemp inserts. He gets his bum wiped with their wipes, I use their panty liners, apply all cosmetics with their […]

  24. […] she was slightly slimmer). I haven’t had leaks using the 4.0, and I always stuff it with our Öko hemp trifolds. I’ve had leaks with the Freetime and Elemental, however, and I do find they don’t fit […]

  25. […] 1 stash regularly. I’m working on a post about how I stuff them. I use Bummis prefolds and Öko Créations trifolds […]

  26. […] More information: Öko Inserts Review […]

  27. […] A trifold insert is a wide rectangle of fabric, usually two- or three-ply, which must be folded in order to fit into the diaper pocket. Trifold inserts are typically cotton blended with either hemp or bamboo. Oftentimes they’re folded in three, hence the name. What I love best about this style of insert is that you can fold it in a variety of ways to get the right absorbency just where you need it. AppleCheeks and AMP both make popular trifold inserts. My personal favourite is by Öko Créations. […]

  28. […] Daytime Cloth Diaper: bumGenius  5.0 + Öko Creations Hemp Trifolds […]

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