Toddler overnight diaper options

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Toddler overnight diaper options
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Mon, 10-22-2012 - 10:03am

Hey friends!

I'm wondering if anyone has any new ideas for me.  My DS is now about to turn 2. He's a big kid (32 pounds) and has gotten to the point where he is a very heavy wetter.  He will stay dry for fairly long periods of time and then everything just breaks loose.  I'm wondering if I have to go to disposable at this point, because I can't change my kid's clothes and sheets everytime he goes to the bathroom.

We've been double-stuffing his daycare diapers (fuzzibuns and swaddlebees simplex 2.0) and that will hold about 50% of the time.  But he soaks through at nap time generally at school and needs a change of clothes when he wakes up, and clean sheet/blanket the next day.  At home for naps, we do 2 prefolds in a Thirsties Duo Wrap or Swaddlebees Capri cover and generally come out ok for a 2-3 hour nap.  But last week we went through so many pairs of pants at daycare with his wet-throughs, that we were basically out of clothes by Friday.

Plus, we are having major trouble with our overnight (currently cloth) diapers.  We are generally using a Mother-ease one sized bamboo fitted with the extra bamboo insert and then either putting a mother ease cover or a wool cover over it.  He is just about to outgrow the mother-ease diapers.  They are currently snapped at the largest setting and are tight enough that they are leaving little red marks on his hips.  Frown  Other problem would be that they are maxed out and leaking many nights (but not all).  He generally sleeps about 9 hours at night uninterrupted and then wakes up with a completely soaked diaper, wet pajama pants, possibly wet shirt and sheet. 

Does anyone have ideas or suggestions for something that will be large enough and have the capacity we need?  But I'm afriad that most of it won't be big enough.

Any suggestions appreciated!!!

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Mon, 10-29-2012 - 1:52pm

Has anyone tried either the super loopy-do insert or the GMD night stay dry doubler?  Both look like they might solve our overnight problems, but I was looking for some user input.

Thanks!

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Registered: 04-28-2011
Thu, 11-01-2012 - 11:13am
I still can't read ANY replies but I thought I'd post. I'm having the exact same issue with 19 month old DD. So far the rumparooz (stuffed with both inserts) is the most absorbent we have but it's not enough. If i add doublers then it becomes overstuffed, the fleece is exposed and the pee wicks through anyways. I found a box of size 4 pampers in the back of DD's closet and reluctantly broke into them. They are a bit better but still not bulletproof :-/. One mom I met told me the ONLY thing that got her DS through the night was overnight pull ups. So even if you go the sposie route, don't even bother getting anything that's not overnight. One thing I haven't tried yet is putting a couple of doublers inside the sposie and covering with a wool soaker.... But it may come to that!! I wash diaps every other day and baby clothes (bottoms mostly) with crib sheets on the other days. I'm getting REALLY tired of stripping her bed at 2 am too! Not much advice I guess but a whole heap of commiseration. On the plus side, she has started telling me when her diap leaks during the day by saying "buuuum" and we rush right to the potty. TIMESAVER couple of times she's said it with a dry diap and peed in the potty and once she said it to poop too! I think it's progress!
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Sun, 11-04-2012 - 3:30pm

Don't know if you will be able to read this, but I'll post anyway just in case you or someone else is looking for info.  Ivillage is based in NYC and has struggled this past week after the hurricane.  I will check in with tech support about your trouble reading the replies.  If you get to read this at all, can you let me know?  I have trouble reading replies on my husband's ipad, but not from my laptop.

DS soaked through his diaper and pants at daycare every single day this past week.  We have been using 'sposies at night for a couple of weeks now to deal with leaks and partly to use some heavy duty rash cream.  The 'sposies are still leaking occassionally but not as badly. 

I'm going to try a new combo tonight and see how it holds up after his pm bath (heavy wetting night!!): Thirsties duo hemp prefold with a loopy do hemp/cotton +microfiber insert.  He'll have a completely huge bubble butt, but I think it will hold.  And if it works, it is less expensive than many other options since I can just stuff everything inside one of our regular PUL covers.

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Mon, 11-05-2012 - 8:01am

skycheattraffic wrote:
I still can't read ANY replies but I thought I'd post. I'm having the exact same issue with 19 month old DD. So far the rumparooz (stuffed with both inserts) is the most absorbent we have but it's not enough. If i add doublers then it becomes overstuffed, the fleece is exposed and the pee wicks through anyways. I found a box of size 4 pampers in the back of DD's closet and reluctantly broke into them. They are a bit better but still not bulletproof :-/. One mom I met told me the ONLY thing that got her DS through the night was overnight pull ups. So even if you go the sposie route, don't even bother getting anything that's not overnight. One thing I haven't tried yet is putting a couple of doublers inside the sposie and covering with a wool soaker.... But it may come to that!! I wash diaps every other day and baby clothes (bottoms mostly) with crib sheets on the other days. I'm getting REALLY tired of stripping her bed at 2 am too! Not much advice I guess but a whole heap of commiseration. On the plus side, she has started telling me when her diap leaks during the day by saying "buuuum" and we rush right to the potty. TIMESAVER couple of times she's said it with a dry diap and peed in the potty and once she said it to poop too! I think it's progress!

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Registered: 09-21-2011
Sat, 11-24-2012 - 10:37pm

Just wanted to follow up on this one more time for anyone else who might be struggling: we have been having good luck with a Thirsties hemp prefold + a GMD overnight insert all stuffed into a Bummis Whisper Wrap cover.  A little bit of wicking at the waist band, but no other leaks and certainly nothing major.  DS's bed and stayed dry and his pajamas too (enough so that it doesn't wake him up).

Hope all is going well for others!!

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Wed, 01-16-2013 - 10:10pm

GMD = green mountain diaper?

Glad you found something that works!

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Thu, 01-17-2013 - 1:46pm

Yes, sorry.  GMD = Green Mountain Diaper.  We are using their overnight stay-dry insert closest to his skin since it has a fleece stay dry layer so that he won't feel wet.  Then we are using the Thirsties duo prefold under that.  It works for us about 80-90% of the time and was reasonably cheap by comparison to many other overnight options.