(Closed) Cloth diapering at night

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Fitteds with a cover is my go-to night solution to prevent any leaks.  Previously I’ve been doing Kissaluvs organic cotton/hemp with a Thirsties duo cover but just fell in love with the Blueberry One Size Bamboo fitteds (so trim! and comes in a newborn size too) and still use my trusty Thirsties duo cover.  I also use the Swaddlebees stay dry liners so no wetness irritates baby skin.  We haven’t had to do a diaper change at night for months since we switched to fitteds.  There was some discussion regarding fitteds recently on the stickied cloth diaper thread.  You may find some other great suggestions there if you want to go the fitted route.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

OMG Kayla seriously refuses to sleep through the night!!!  Last night, she would have FINALLY slept from 7 pm to 5 am except she has been waking up wet in disposables for the past few nights.  We weren’t using cloth because she is such a heavy wetter.  I’ve been recently obsessed with getting Ragababes in their crazy stockings, but I’ve heard they are AWESOME at night and their inserts are super absorbent.  As soon as I get my medium olives in the mail tomorrow and the inserts I ordered, I plan on giving a medium aio with extra insert laid on top over night.  I’ll let you know how it goes!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

I use a prefold folded the way I normally do during the day with another prefold folded in thirds as a doubler. With the flip cover. It’s pretty bulky but he’s not moving much at night ๐Ÿ™‚ He doesn’t seem to mind ๐Ÿ˜‰

If I do have to put him in a disposable at night (cause I haven’t washed diapers or we’re traveling) I always cover it with a flip cover. That way if it does soak through it still doesn’t leak ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

@Pelikila: I was looking at those blueberries fitteds you mentioned… please explain to me why they make SUCH A CUTE diaper that isn’t waterproof so you have to use a cover anyways???  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@jilian: The mysteries of the cloth diaper industry!  The only thing I can think of is to sucker people like me in.  If only the covers had matching patterns too!  The giraffe pattern does I believe but I would love the dinos or traffic in a matching cover.  Alas, not yet.  I know some people use fitteds during the day and can time things right so it doesn’t leak through but since I use pockets during the day and fitteds at night I’m the crazy lady buying cute diapers that just get covered up.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are still using a BG pocket at night. We haven’t had any leaking issues since I got the build-up issue cleared. He can go whatever stretch of sleep he does in them, so anywhere from 4-7 hours without a leak! I’m not using any extra inserts or anything (our diapers are on a medium setting so we are using the regular insert not the NB, but I still didn’t have an issue with the NB)

I will be switching to Goodmama fitteds and a hand knitted wool cover once my cover gets made. Just like @Pelikila: I got suckered into buying the fitteds with the cute prints! I do plan on using them during the day without a cover though (for EC and to let his bum get some air without having to worry about him peeing everywhere) so I will get to enjoy some of the prints. I’ll let you know how the fitted/wool works out.

I do have a Lollidoo Eco-pocket Overnight (a fleece pocket diaper) that he wore one time. It worked pretty well, but I’m looking to sell it anyway since we are moving on to fitted/wool.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I will be using the bitti boo with a wool cover for overnights.  I was able to see it in person and there are a lot of layers on the inside and the ability to add more to it!

http://www.bestgreenthings.net/shop/bam/night-time-package/ 

I’m also getting the bith to potty cotton package!  I love the booroi covers!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@troubled: We do have a red bum/rash issue but it is not related to CDing at all! He has food allergies and we are still working all of that out of our systems but it has greatly improved since the 3 weeks I’ve been Top 8 allergen free. His rash is SO much better with cloth over a sposie. While we are working on getting the allergens out I use a sposie liner with some Grandma El’s rash cream, which takes the rash away in one or two applications (it’s the only kind that worked for us).

I tried Desitin with a sposie diaper and California Baby Rash cream with a CD and neither of them helped at all. The Grandma El’s provides a nice thin protective layer. My mom said it reminds her of A&D, but it’s CD friendly. I’ve heard great things about CJ’s Butter as well for CDing.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

@troubled: That’s why I use the stay dry (microfleece) liners.  No wetness against baby’s skin.  I’d say my son’s behind is best looking after being in fitteds at night.  We are dealing with our very first diaper rash right now but it is due to antibiotics he is on for an ear infection and has nothing to do with his cloth diapers (pockets or fitteds).

ETA: My son is in daycare so sometimes he’ll be in one diaper longer than I would like but usually that is because he napped for a long time and I don’t require them to wake him since he is typically a very resistent napper so he’ll be a little red from being in a diaper too long.  All redness is gone by morning after he’s been in a fitted with the liner at night.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@troubled: If you already know that there is potential for a red bum with too many hours in a wet diaper then I would use a rash cream just as a preventative with one of the stay dry liners @Pelikila: suggested. I have a set of Bummies stay dry liners, but I haven’t used them yet. Maybe tonight I’ll try one under my sposie liner along with the rash cream and let you know how it goes.

Also, I think you would really benefit from a fitted with either a fleece or a wool cover since the PUL doesn’t allow for air circulation. A fitted with a breathable cover would allow her bum to get some air during those long night hours. Good luck! And you’ll never know what works for you until you try it. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge lol

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