Night Cloth Diapers

Brandi - posted on 11/19/2008 ( 28 moms have responded )

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My mother-in-law made all my cloth diapers but they can't make it through the night without leaking. I am currently using disposables at night but would like to purchase some cloth diapers made strictly for night. Does anyone know where I could buy these?

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Lisa - posted on 07/29/2011

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I make cloth diapers for toddlers for overnights with a hidden layer of PUL and an outer layer of fleece.
You could easily add a wool longie or fleece longies over the regular diaper and would help keep bedding from getting wet. Let me know if you want more info.
berendslisa@Msn.com

Cecelia - posted on 07/24/2011

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My 2 yo dd is a very extremely heavy wetter. I make my own OS pocket diapers. We don't normally make it past 1 hour without a huge leak with 3 folded microfiber towels. I tried something new today... After about 2 hours she still had no leaks! I'm so excited. I used an insert I made of 6 layers of hemp/cotton terry 2 layers of fleece and I folded 1 mf towel! Believe it or not even with all those layers her diapers are so much thinner.

Katie - posted on 08/22/2010

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I dont have any that are made for night, but I would use a BumGenius 3.0 OS pocket and stuff it with 2 inserts. That would hold either of my boys for 8+ hours.

Tara - posted on 08/17/2010

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i buy my dipes from hyena cart my fave night-timers are bagshot row bamboo. hyena cart is a little competitive though. i also like hemparoo prefolds. i think i bought them at thanksmama.com. and i love wool covers from loveybums.com

Anna - posted on 07/18/2009

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Okay so I bought a bamboo fitted and a wool soaker for night time. Still having some leaks but not until just before she gets up (12 hours). Do you think that I just need to re-lanolinize or should I add more stuffing? I was hoping to keep it from being so bulky...

Allison - posted on 07/05/2009

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I had a hard time with the AIO diapers overnight--they work great during the day (I use Tiny Tush and love that they will be used until my little guy is potty trained), but for night I use fitted diapers with a cover--double the protection and less chance of a leak when they are snug! I use Little Smudgeez: http://littlesmudgeez.com/ they are cute, work wonders (haven't had a leak overnight since I started using them) and are SUPER soft. It is a locally owned mother-daughter business and I LOVE them. They have some great additional products too, like travel bags for your dirty diapers. Highly recommend them. Good Luck!

Joanne - posted on 07/05/2009

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I use Bum Genius 3.0's - double stuffed and Goodmama's with Thirsties covers, I have 3 diapers on order that I will be getting in about a week that should be awesome. I really want to try wool but I havne't had the money to invest in them yet.

Kathryn - posted on 07/05/2009

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I am using Bum Genius and Pea Pods day time and night time, I stuff both with about 3 inserts and they don't leak of cause dampness to wake either my newborn or my 2year old. I reckon the BG is best, only as it has more comfort features for the little one and my partner thinks they are easier to put on. www.peapods.com.au and you can find bum genius distributors on their site www.bumgenius.com.au

Vicki - posted on 07/01/2009

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My boy is great, since he was 3 or 4 months old, he has been dry through the night!! He's six months now, sleeps from about 9pm to 5am. I'm excited to potty train since he will always go about 15 minutes after waking.

Melanie - posted on 07/01/2009

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We use Goodmama Good Nights. They are so soft and absorbant. My yds is a heavy wetter and they are barely damp on the outside. We do use a Bummi's Super Whisper Wrap as a cover and it works great!

Samantha - posted on 07/01/2009

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DryBees fleece overnight pockets! They are completely bulletproof! Fluffy Butt Club also just came out with a nighttime AI2 that's getting good reviews, but I haven't been able to try it yet. Mine is in the mail!

As for the BumGenius conspiracy, I love mine! lol. I do hate how fast the velcro dies though. The velcro on all of mine is completely shot. I'm slowly having them converted to snaps.

Jen - posted on 06/30/2009

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I'm sure they work for some babies, but not mine!!! She gets a rash when she wears them. I DO however enjoy how they are constructed where the diaper meets the belly so there is no wicking of moisture at all there. It's much easier to stuff. It's too bad the fit isn't right and that the tabs flare out and are a mess already. Lol, besides the rash issue!!

Anna - posted on 06/30/2009

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Jen -- I agree about the BumGenius conspiracy. I almost felt guilty buying them but they were the best price / rating combination I could find...and I did a ton of research.

Jen - posted on 06/30/2009

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I just can't believe so many people like Bum Genius! It's got to be a conspiracy. Well, I've got perfectly good Bum Genius that I used for less than a month if anyone is interested. Otherwise, see ya at Diaperswappers!!

As far as the night goes ... I vote for bamboo/wool combination. I can't wait to try wool!! So see, it's just a vote, I don't have a heavy wetter. Good luck Brandi!

Kelly - posted on 06/29/2009

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I'm currently using BumGenius All-In-One cloth diapers. They're $17.95 but adjust to fit my daughter from 8 lbs to 35 lbs. I've been extremely happy with them. I use them during the day and everything. I purchased mine off of cottonbabies.com

Bonnie - posted on 11/28/2008

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My daugther is a heavy wetter and we use Bumgenius pockets wtih 2 liners at night and have never had a problem. She goes to bed at 6:30 and gets up at 7am - so she is in them for a long time!

User - posted on 11/28/2008

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When you guys talk about bamboo diapers or inserts, what type of bamboo material exactly do you use? I, too, make my own diapers and use bamboo/cotton or hemp/cotton fleece or terry for absorbant layers and soakers. I make AIOs with PUL outer and a fold out soaker. But I still have leaking problems every night. Do you suggest I just make extra bamboo soakers to slip in at night? When I've looked online for 100% bamboo fabric (and not the bamboo/cotton blends), all I see is bamboo jersey, which I think would be like t-shirt material. I can't imagine that would soak up much. What do you suggest?

Vilate - posted on 11/21/2008

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Care of wool:

You do not have to wash cover after every use, only 2-4 weeks. I have about 7 soakers and longies, I only have to wash about once a month.

When peed on you hang to dry. -if they start to smell like pee when dry you need to wash and relanolize. Lanolin will change the pee into salt water, so it drys clean!

When soiled you wash and relanolize.

You do need to lanolize them. This is how I do it:



wash by hand with baby soap in luke warm water

boil a cup of water in the micro add 1 tsp. of solid lanolin and some baby soap-to help emulsify the lanolin-stir until lanolin is dissolved (will be milky white)

add the lanolin/water to a lrg. bowl of lukewarm water and stir -if you do this in the sink it could clog your pipes.

put the soaker/s into the bowl-inside out-and massage the lanolin into the wool.

let soak for 8-12 hrs (if you have the time, 4 hrs at least) coming back once in a while to massage the lanolin in. Ring it out gently.

Here I do my own thing: I put them in the washing machine on the SPIN cycle then hang them to dry. -outside 8hrs.- inside 12-24 hrs.-

alot of ladies roll the soakers up in a towel and squeeze to remove the water, but I found that the towel wicked away some lanolin and I like to have all I can on them.



The other thing I like about soakers is that I don't have to lotion my babies legs, the lanolin is great for that. I find my lanolin on ebay, but any lanolin will work.



hope this helped!

Rody - posted on 11/21/2008

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I have heavy wetters too and I also like using the two liners and always a wool cover at night. I haven't had a single leak since adding the wool covers. They are awesome!

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I have all pocket diapers and a very heavy wetter (she's 2) for the past year we've just used two bumgenius inserts in her pocket diapers. we've never had a leak over night, sometime sshe's in them for over 12 hours and she's still fine. hope that helps.

Robyn - posted on 11/19/2008

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Hi I am just a mom using cloth diapers. I have a 5 month heavy wetter and I am very happy with using tiny tush's one size fitted diaper with a stuffin's hemp insert with a thirsties cover. I have not had one leak. Not even when she sleeps from 8:30pm to 8:30am. But it is a really fat diaper!!!

Carolyn - posted on 11/19/2008

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Hello to all having issues with nighttime leaking - I hope to be able to help you! I do make awesome bamboo and hemp cloth diapers. I can make them in a pre-fold style or fitted with snaps. They are beautiful and you will not have any issues with nighttime leaking! Really!!! I have six children, and have never really had any issues with nighttime leaking. My son who is four wears them nightly, as does my 8month old. I even have a pattern that will fit up to a 75lb child. Even if you need it larger I am sure I can handle it! You will be amazed at how much more absorbent bamboo is, mothers that switch from cotton are always amazed. I would recommend bamboo against the skin as it stays softer than hemp. You can either message me or come and visit my shop at www.wooldins.etsy.com I love to do special orders and make just what you are needing.

I also make wool covers. These are just great for nighttime. They allow your babe to be cozy, comfy AND wake up with a dry bed. No uncomfortable covers to wear. Pull up a soft bamboo snap diaper, put in an insert, then pull on a pair of wool pants or shorts. Bamboo and Wool are really the best you can give your babes bum!

I would love to answer any other questions you may have regarding wool or bamboo diapers. Feel free to contact me, I love to help other moms find a solution that will work!

I look forward to helping you! Carolyn

Chris - posted on 11/19/2008

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I've been having the same issue. I am currently trying a Happy Heiny made of hemp and a fleece soaker. It works okay, but its so bulky that I'm not completely satisfied. I talked to a lady at a cding store and she recommended a bamboo fitted diaper, which I am going to buy shortly.



The ladies at jilliansdrawers.com are very helpful if you'd like to talk to someone at an actual diaper store. They gave me some very helpful suggestions.



We also sometimes stuff Fuzzi Bun pockets w/ 3 inserts at night...



Good luck!

Theresa - posted on 11/19/2008

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can I ask what the make-up of your diapers are? meaning, are they cotton, bamboo, or hemp? Flannel, terry, fleece, or sherpa? are they fitteds with covers, pockets, All-in-ones?

my semi-professional opinion (being that I have 2 kids in diapers, and make diapers as a business as well) is that ther are a lot of different options. If you are using cotton fitteds, add a doubler first, see if that works. try bamboo or hemp for the doubler, or have a couple diapers made in bamboo or hemp. these fabrics are more absorbant than cotton. For pockets, add an extra insert, or 2, or however many you need. don't fear going up a size if needed for nights to accomadate a too big diaper. (my son regularly wore a large diaper daytimes and an xl at night.) My daughter, the 6 month old nighttime heavy wetter, does wonderfully with a bamboo diaper... no thicker than her regualr cotton diapers, but much more absorbant.

Sadly, I do not offer bamboo and hemp diapers at this time... I can't afford the investment. but if your mother in law made your diapers already, could you get some materials for her to work with?

also, for a quicker drying time with extra heavy diapers, try instead of an internal soaker layer using a trifold layer that you can either lay in, sew in, or snap in. it can cut dry time by tons.

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