Ugh, still wetting at night!

Tammy - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )




Okay so I bought some aio pockets with a double hemp insert and bamboo booster for nighttime. Sometimes he's dry in the morning and sometimes he isnt! Its very frustrating because he will go two days of being dry in the morning, and then the next morning he will wake up soaked everywhere! I dont think its build up or whatever because I strip all my nappies on a monthly basis and just last week gave my inserts a hot wash with no detergent. I'm at the point where I feel like switching back to disposables at night, which I really dont want to do. Can anyone help?


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Lisa - posted on 04/20/2010




I have a heavy wetter and have tried everything, including using a disposable at night. Some kids are just heavy nighttime wetters I think and some nights they wet more than other nights.

I've found that if I add a pair of wool or fleece pants over his diapers, the bedding doesn't at least get wet.

I have also had good luck with a diaper with fleece on the outside with a hidden layer of PUL. Gives him a little bootie butt but it works! I also sell them and my customers love them, even with their older children who still have nighttime accidents.

Vilate - posted on 04/14/2010




so I make and sell Nifty Nappy CD's. I swear by my fitteds and woolie wrap for a night time solution! I also offer a 100% money back guarantee... if they dont' work for you send them back!
Wool is amazing! I love that it is breathable so we have tons less rashes and it contains leaks too.
you can check out some testimonials there too from other mamas!
Good luck!

Brenda - posted on 04/13/2010




We used the MotherEase Sandy's with an extra liner. I did not like them for daytime (too bulky) but for night time they were terrific. And they have a great cover too (can't recall the name...air flow something??). That was the only diaper that ever worked for us for night time. Having said that...after my daughter was potty trained at about 2 1/2(for daytime) she refused to wear the diapers (would take them off after I left the room at night) because "diapers are for babies." I tried many many training pant options and nothing worked for night time. So I had to resort to Pull-ups, which I wasn't crazy about, but I had no other options other than washing sheets every night. Thankfully she is now trained for day & night :)

Kimberly - posted on 04/06/2010




We use a prefold with a fuzzy buns insert on top (to whisk away moisture) with a fleece diaper cover. No leaks with this method! We used to have leaks with just the fuzzy buns at nught. The diaper covers are made by a local mom, but I'm sure she would ship to you. You can find her and the diapers by googling "Cozy Chameleon". Best wishes!

Angela - posted on 04/06/2010




I have sooooo been there, my 3year old son is such a heavy wetter and has to sleep in a diaper still, we were using an AIO and it always leaked, I switched to Motherease bamboo fitted diaper with the bamboo insert and an air flow cover and we have not had a leak since! I also found this diaper to be quite trim for the absorbency it packs. I hope you are able to find a night time solution cloth is so much better for their little bottoms especially when they are wearing it for so long at night.

M - posted on 03/31/2010




I know the frustration. Around month 9, my son jumped into super soaker status and I had to rethink my whole cloth diaper routine for nighttime. It was really frustrating - but the good news is that I came out a much wiser cloth diapering mom.

Here are my findings:

1. I'm not sure what it is with pockets and all in ones - but for some reason they just don't work all that well for nighttime (at least not consistently as you can see).

2. Instead of pockets and AIOs for nighttime - use the following combo:

fitted diaper + insert/doubler + cover.

This link lists the top brands that moms recommend (by material) for the diaper, doubler and cover. Hopefully you already have some of these so you don't have to purchase anything new. Remember, hemp is always going to be your trimmest and most absorbent option, followed by bamboo.

As an FYI - my son's nighttime bullet proof solution is a Pooters Hemp Fitted diaper (which comes with a snap in hemp insert) + a Happy Heiny Stacinator Fleece cover. If I'm out of fleece covers, my backup is any bamboo or hemp fitted diaper + a Motherease Airflow Cover.

Hope this helps!

Lisa - posted on 03/30/2010




I do know how frustrating that is, but it sounds like you need to add another hemp insert. (I've never used bambo, so can't speak of it) It does make for a bulky diaper, but he will be dry on those nights that he does wet! Good Luck =)

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