What do you use at night?

Jennifer - posted on 05/18/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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The past few mornings, I've had a soaked baby! I'm thinking it may be time for a more absorbent "nighttime" diaper. Right now we use a fitted (kissaluvs) stuffed with a trifolded newborn prefold under a sustainablebabyish wool cover. I know this isn't a lanolin problem because I just relanolized. (Is that a word? lol)

Just curious what the rest of you use for nighttime? Anything you LOVE and would recommend?

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Kathryn - posted on 05/23/2010

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I'm wondering about the soaking. My son has been soaking a lot lately; however, it is often sweat. Might your son he doing this too? A quick sniff at the back of my son's PJs (once I have changed the diaper) tells me that it is sweat.

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Shannon - posted on 05/28/2010

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At nighttime we HAD to use disposable diapers....for a short time. She potty trained herself at night first!! So the disposable diapers did not last long, but they were the only choice for a little while.

Kathryn - posted on 05/28/2010

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Jennifer, Yay! It would appear we are overdressing our babies for their sleep times. :) Whoops! My kid, soaked this morning after his nap in a 75 degree room. I guess he wants the AC on full blast!

Susan - posted on 05/28/2010

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Susan - posted on 05/28/2010

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My little guy part camel/boy flooooded our king size bed everynight. No one size pocket worked, even our own brand. We came up with a diaper that did. Anyone who wants to try it, I'll give you a 30% off code for our website. Email me if you are interested :) But I'm not on Circle of MOMs just to post this, I am also a MOM who needs the awesome info!

Jennifer - posted on 05/28/2010

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Kathryn, he passed the sniff test and was NOT soaked. BUT yesterday after his PM nap, he was wet on his front and I gave him a good sniff - SWEATY baby! I was shocked and pleased at the same time. lol Thanks a bunch!

Michelle - posted on 05/27/2010

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I use BG one size pocket as of now but my son is growing out of it and have never had a leak in this diaper and he is 18 mo now. I made my own inserts so this is his nightime ones that his diaper get stuffed with: one doubler which is two layers of microfiber (I bought these in the automotive section at walmart), one large insert outer layers hemp fleece, large inner layer of zorb and one more layer of zorb that is smaller, i use one more thick microfiber insert that came with a fuzzibunz diaper I used to have. I used to use that fuzzibunz diaper with my daugher at night - I would trust it as a night time diaper

Jennifer - posted on 05/24/2010

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Kathryn thanks! I'll give him a sniff in the AM!

Thanks to all of your for the great ideas, I have a huge list of things that I'd like to try now!

Laura - posted on 05/23/2010

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I use my regular BG AIO and an infant size prefold as a doubler. I have never had leak at night. My daughter would pee so much the disposable would explode, which makes for a terrible wake up.

Meagan - posted on 05/23/2010

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I use a premium prefold with an infant prefold as a doubler. I also use a fleece liner and a Thirsties cover. It ends up being bulky as heck, but I'm not having any problems!

Noreen - posted on 05/21/2010

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I use BumGenius, FuzziBunz, Rumparooz, and Thirstie onesize pockets for night times.

Angela - posted on 05/21/2010

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I LOVE my motherease bamboo onsize with snap insert with an air flow cover, my son had a leak issue, before I found these I stuffed his diaper with everything I could find, he was so stuffed I bet he couldn't walk, LOL. The motherease bamboo fitted is so trip and so absorbent I couldn't believe it, so very happy with these he still sleeps in one and he is 3 yrs old

Brandi - posted on 05/20/2010

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we use cotton prefolds with our little boy who is a tummy sleeper - but the doubler we use at night is a size small, not newborn. When he is getting near the switching point of moving up in size, we use the next size up for the night diaper (right now he is in medium but close to going up to large, so at night we use the large size with a small size as doubler). And we use a wool cover with this set-up. He usually stays in his night diaper for 12-13 hours, and we haven't had any leaks. The only time we did have leaks was before we switched to cloth and we were using disposables - and this was when he was a newborn and only in the diaper for a maximum of 5 hours at a time.

Erin - posted on 05/20/2010

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my boy is 15m and he has been super wet lately, we have been changing him before we go to bed AND we use hemp/bamboo AND he has an extra booster in all to no avail. i really don't want to go disposable but we can't keep having him so wet its really affecting his nappy rash. any ideas?

Tammy - posted on 05/20/2010

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I use the mother ease system- the one size bamboo nappy with snap in bamboo insert and stay dry liner, with the airflow cover. I love it, havent had a single leak. I much prefer bamboo over hemp as its alot softer.

M - posted on 05/19/2010

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Jennifer, I use the booster that comes with the diaper but not an extra booster. That's all I need and he's dry every morning.



Another tip for baby boys is to turn their 'fire hydrant' down when you put on their diaper - especially if they're tummy sleepers. It helps to ensure that things drain 'down' into the diaper and not 'up and out' :-)



CORRECTION: The diaper comes with a snap in doubler and a booster. I use the snap in doubler but I don't need to use the booster.

Jenny - posted on 05/19/2010

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I LOVE my bamboo inserts. I fold it in three and that's all I need. I was having major leaking issues and since I tried an AMP duo with bamboo insert no more leaks. I personally find bamboo to be more absorbant (and softer) than hemp.

Rosanna - posted on 05/19/2010

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I use the hemp liners and also bamboo liners in my all in ones and they are super absorbent! I think you should try adding one to your babies diapers at night. It can be positioned to the front if that where he needs more absorbency :)
Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 05/19/2010

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Thanks ladies!

Another wet morning! Miles sleeps about 12 hours - on his belly of course, which makes pee collection tough, being a boy and all lol!

The problem is twofold. His diaper is soaked, completely saturated, AND its leaking - wet pj's, wet bed, etc. I use Eucalan to lanolize and even occasionally add an extra "line" of lanolin. I just did my covers last week, but am going to do them again this morning, just in case.

I've definitely been thinking about trying some hemp. Majaliwa, I know the pooters hemp fitteds come with a booster, is it really so absorbent that you skip the booster?! Even at night? If so I DO really need to give them a try.

M - posted on 05/18/2010

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When you say soaked - is baby just really wet or is baby leaking through the diaper?

If baby is leaking then you likely need to relanolize your wool. I've made the mistake of not doing a good job at times but started using Euculan Wool Wash and now my wool covers lanolize perfectly and easily every time.

If it's that baby is just really wet, then I recommend switching to hemp fabrics. Next to Wool, Hemp is the most absorbent material you can buy. My son is a super soaker and I only use hemp fitted diapers with wool covers. The hemp is so thirsty that I don't even need to add an extra doubler.

My favorites...
Pooters Hemp Fitted diaper with either a Nifty Nappy Wool Cover or a Happy Heinys Wool Cover.

Here's a few links:
http://www.pootersdiapers.com/diaper-typ...

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/diaper-cov...

http://www.pootersdiapers.com/diaper-cov...

Here is a list of other top recommended nighttime combos:
http://www.pootersdiapers.com/nighttime-...

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Hi!

I would try a hemp insert! Hemp is a truly absorbent material I recommend it to all of our costumers. Its a good one. How long is baby sleeping for? there also may be an issue with positioning if baby is a boy or girl:)

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