Why are my cloth diapers leaking?

Cynthia - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )




We've had our daughter in Rumparooz since she was about 1 or 2 months old (now she's 6 months), and we're having a lot of problems with them at nighttime. She is soaking through them, even if we double up on the inserts (they have the kind that snap together so when they're potty training they can have more absorbency). We didn't think that at 6 months she'd be soaking through these at night, and she doesn't even go all night before she soaks them - usually 6-7 hours. She ends up with her onesie and her sleeper soaked a lot of the time. We've resorted to using overnight disposables with her, and she's done much better and is sleeping much longer periods at night. Does anyone have any suggestions for what else we might be able to do with the cloth ones? Maybe we need a different cloth diaper for overnight?


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Cynthia - posted on 03/27/2011




Thanks everyone for your comments! I'm definitely going to try a few new things and see what works. Thanks for all of your suggestions!

M - posted on 03/26/2011




Most moms usually experience this around 6 months and in my experience its just that pocket diapers can't hold up well once baby starts sleeping through the night. With that said, I recommend using a bamboo or hemp fitted diaper with a fleece or wool cover. This is virtually bullet proof for nighttime. My personal favorite is a Pooters Hemp Fitted with a Nifty Nappy Woolie wrap or a Sugar Peas fleece. Here are a few helpful links:

Pooters Hemp Fitted:

Nifty Nappy Woolie:

Sugar Peas Fleece:

Tracy - posted on 03/26/2011




I too had to resort to disposables for overnight but am now using 2 microfiber inserts with a hemp insert below. So far it is the only thing my boys haven't wet through and they are very heave wetters! It is pretty bulky but they don't seem to mind for overnight. They are 10 months.

Tyrae - posted on 03/25/2011




You may need to strip your diapers, they could have a buildup of detergent on them stopping them from being fully absorbent.

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