cloth/night diaper question

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Registered: 03-08-2008
cloth/night diaper question
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 12:54pm

We've been cloth diapering Juliet since the beginning, and recently she has been wetting through her nighttime diaper.

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Registered: 02-27-2008
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 1:30pm
Hi Emmy! We had the same problem with Eliza so we actually switched to using a disposable diaper overnight around 4/5(?I think?) months old. We've been happy with the change and the fact that she doesn't wake up soaked. I know we might have been able to find a cloth solution that would have worked, but we were ok with having her in one disposable a day. Now she is actually starting to wake up with completely dry diapers 5 or 6 mornings a week, so we are planning on putting her back in cloth overnight now.

Sorry I can't be of more help with a cloth solution - I know lots of CD mamas use cloth overnight so I'm sure you'll get lots of good advice :)

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 1:50pm

We went through this with Evan--we had BG OS's (pocket diapers) and at one point had him wearing 3 inserts, which only sort of worked because that amount of padding created a huge gap at his thighs. Right now Anna is wearing 2 inserts in her diaper and that is working so far.

One of my friends recommended GoodMama brand cloth diapers--they worked for her son at night (he was also a super soaker), and also Hemp inserts.

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Tue, 08-23-2011 - 4:33pm
Emmy--I use BG OS pockets at night, but I stuff them with cotton flats folded to fit. With the way I have it folded, there are 8 layers of fabric to catch pee. I can use two flats for even more protection, and they're trim enough it doesn't make it too bulky. If I need even more, I just add a hemp insert (joey bunz) under the flat.

Check out Swaddlebees flats for what I'm talking about. I've found that the cotton works way better at night than the microfiber.
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 6:07pm

We use one of two - either a prefold with a hemp soaker and a cover, or a Rumparooz with a SuperDo insert.


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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:52pm
Like Ella we do sposies at night because nothing we had would keep Simon dry at night. Unless he was so stuffed he looked like a pear. LoL



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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 9:07pm
I was having the same problem with Teddy so we started using disposables just at night, and we're happy with the switch. But recently I found someone to make custom cloth diapers (because he's so tall and lean), and I am really happy with her. I was thinking about trying her's at night. You can find her on FB.

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Wed, 09-14-2011 - 7:43pm

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Registered: 10-27-2007
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 9:52pm

We use disposables at night.


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