Joey-Bunz also make GREAT doublers or use them by themselves in a snug fitting wrap
BabyKicks Hemparoo® Joey-Bunz Premium Pouch riders for your Pocket Diapers! Now you can enjoy the trim, absorbent and easy to use Joey-Bunz with 4 layers of the most luxuriously soft 55% natural hemp / 45% certified organic cotton fleece! These are only 1/8; of an inch thick, and re-engineered to allow for even faster drying.
Even better yet, you can fold the Premium Joey-Bunz in order to have protection where you need it most. If you are a fan of the trusted Hemp Jersey Joey-Bunz you will love the new premium version!
Medium - 15 ¼ ” long, 6” at the widest part of hourglass shape and 4 ½” at the center
Large - 17 ½” long, 6” at the widest part of hourglass shape and 4 ½” at the center
Please note a) these are pre-washed measurements and you can expect some shrinking and b) dimensions may vary slightly since all BabyKicks products are sewn individually
Hemp is great because of its durability, absorbency, and it's natural anti-microbial properties. This means your baby will be protected naturally from bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.
Furthermore using hemp, instead of cotton, really is better for the environment. Hemp does not deplete the soil; in fact hemp leaves return nitrogen back to the soil, which improves soil fertility, therefore requiring less fertilizer for subsequent rotated crops.
Interesting Factoids about Hemp:
Did you know ...
- Hemp can displace cotton which is grown with massive amounts of chemicals harmful to people and the environment. Fifty percent of the world's pesticides are sprayed on cotton.
- Hemp fibers are longer, stronger, more absorbent, and more mildew-resistant than cotton. The original Levi Strauss jeans made for the Sierra gold miners were made of hemp sailcloth.
- At a volume level of 81%, hemp oil is the richest known source of polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (the “good” fats). It is quite high in some essential amino acids, including gamma linoleic acid (GLA), a very rare nutrient also found in mother's milk.
- Hemp is good for the soil in which it's grown, as opposed to other crops that deplete the soil of nutrients.
- You can't get high from industrial hemp.
- Industrial hemp actually poses a threat to marijuana growers by cross-pollinating with their high THC plants, and greatly reducing the THC level in subsequent generations.
- George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew hemp.
- Ben Franklin owned a mill that made hemp paper.
- Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on hemp paper.
BabyKicks ®Care Instructions
BabyKicks ®Diapers and Joey-Bunz are made from 55% hemp and 45% cotton.
Please wash your diapers three times in hot water with detergent, drying them each time before you first use them. They'll continue to increase in absorbency with use, but that should be enough to get most of the natural oils washed out.
Washing your hemp
You may use any detergent that does not contain enzymes (as enzymes can eat away at your baby's skin once he or she wets, causing a painful rash). If you use a soap product, be sure to do a second cycle with ⅓ cup baking soda to avoid build-up. You may also want to try using ¼ cup vinegar in the rinse.
Our suggested washing routine:
Wash once in cold water with an enzyme free detergent. Then wash once in hot water adding ⅓ cup baking soda. Last comes a rinse cycle. Tumble dry on medium heat to reduce wear on the fibers.
What to do for “stinky” hemp:
Since hemp is such an absorbent material it sucks everything right to the core of the fiber. This causes smells from a residual build-up once your baby wets. You may not ever experience this, depending on your water type and wash routine.
There's a couple of things you can try to solve this:
- Try washing your diapers or Joey-Bunz in hot water with no detergent, ⅓ cup baking soda and ¼ cup vinegar. Do this a few times until the water no longer looks soapy at the end of the cycle.
- If the smell remains, you may want to try boiling your hemp for five minutes.
- After you get the smell out of your hemp, be sure to use baking soda on a regular basis to keep the smell away.
- Hanging to dry in the sun will also help remove stains & smells.