General aspects

Inserts ensure the absorption of moisture and are placed in the middle of the wool cover or are folded around the child. How much your baby pees and how often you change the nappy determines the type and number of inserts.

We only use sustainable and environmentally friendly materials for our absorbent inserts: organic cotton and hemp. Inserts made of pure cotton absorb moisture quickly, so they are convenient to lie on top, whereas inserts made of hemp are highly absorbent and are used as layer underneath.

“Absorbing inserts from Jovoh are made from sustainable and environmentally friendly fabrics”

Folding insert

A folding insert is a larger piece of fabric that can either be folded around the child or directly put in the nappy.

Because of the variable use folding inserts will accompany you throughout the entire time of changing nappies, from the first day until the last. The inserts from Jovoh are made of 100% organic cotton (terrycloth or muslin) and hemp/ organic cotton mixture. The latter is a high absorbing insert that is used for children of all ages.


A liner is a thin single layer of fabric, which is placed on top insight the nappy. One distinguishes between two types: Organic cotton and organic wool.

Liners made of 100% organic cotton are ideal as top layer. They absorb the moisture quickly and pass it on downwards, but still allow moisture feedback. They are also ideal for newborns because the fabric reliably catches the still liquid faeces.

Liners made of 100% organic wool are used for children who are sensitive to moisture. They are placed in direct contact to the child.


A booster is a highly absorbing insert that is made of several layers of hemp/ organic cotton.

It can be used insight a prefold/ muslin nappy or directly placed in the cover. They are best placed underneath a fast absorbing insert of e.g., cotton.

Long boosters absorb on the total length whereas short boosters provide some extra absorption where needed: For boys rather at the front and for girls in the middle of the nappy.

“What do I need ? – That is probably the most confusing question at the beginning”


A newborn doesn’t pee a lot, hence, inserts of cotton are sufficient. With time more absorption will be needed, which is then provided through boosters or multiple layers of different fabrics. There is no straight forward answer to the question “What do I need” because every child is different and every parent prefers a different system. However, some general things apply:

  • The classical muslin nappy is folded around the child and  hold together with a nappy clip. This is probably the cheapest option to start with wool nappies. 
  • Liners made of terrycloth (100% organic cotton) reliably catches the still liquid faeces of newborns, hence, the wool cover gets dirty less often
  • Folding inserts made of terrycloth (100% organic cotton) can be folded around the child like a nappy or along the narrow side for newborn covers. Once the child grows up the insert can still be used for short changing intervals or above highly absorbent inserts, such as hemp boosters. 
  • Prefolds are cloths of cotton fabric that are multi-layered in the middle (where most absorption is needed) and single layered at the sites. They are either folded around the child like a nappy or folded and used as a classical insert 
  • Especially at the beginning you can also use all types of fabrics, even washcloths and towels 
  • An additional booster made from hemp provides some extra absorption and can be combined with all systems mentioned above

“The inserts from Jovoh will accompany you from the first day till the end of the nappy time”

Infants and toddler

When the child grows up you will probably need other combinations of inserts and boosters compared to a newborn.

  • A fast-absorbing layer of pure organic cotton is placed on top. It absorbs the moisture quickly and passes it on downwards, but still allows moisture feedback.
  • Beneath comes a high absorbing layer of hemp/ organic cotton (as folding inserts or multiple boosters)
  • You can use all absorbing inserts from the list of the “newborn”, simply folded and directly placed inside the wool cover
  • The combination of inserts depends on how much and in what intervals the child pees

What happens to faeces?

For newborns the absorbing inserts can be added directly to the laundry, and faeces from breastfeeding and melk formula are easily washed out. Once the faeces become more solid there are two possibilities: Either you give it directly into the trash/toilet, or you use a thin nappy liner made of cellulose or viscose. The nappy liner goes into the trash together with the faeces. Please do not use the toilet as it only decomposes slowly. If only urine was in the nappy the liner can be washed together with the absorbing inserts and re-used.