- EcoPosh Recycled Organic One Size Fitted Pocket Diaper
- Mother Ease All in One Diaper
- KaWaii Baby Goodnight Heavy Wetter One Size Pocket Diaper
- Kissaluvs Organic Cotton/Hemp Fitted Diaper
- Bamboo Baby All-in-One
- Sustainablebabyish Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitted Diaper
- Thirsties Duo Hemp Prefold
Friday, March 30, 2012
I was positive I would continue using disposable diapers for night time with my heavy wetter baby boy! I was so in love with the superb absorbency of an Eco friendly [cartoon character free] disposable that would last us ten hours every night. I really didn't want to get up for mid-night changes. I was sleep deprived as is! Then when he turned three months, the guilt set in. Here I have nearly 40 cloth diapers and I'm spending money on disposables? What? I just could no longer justify that expense for myself personally. I decided right there that for the well-being of our budget and my peace of mind, I had to dive into night time cloth diapering. The experiment was on.
I was skeptical. What worked for my baby girl as overnight diapers, seemed like it would not happen with our 'super soaker boy'. Thankfully I hit the jackpot on our first try, I decided to attempt a microfiber insert on top of a Fuzzi Bunz hemp insert, inside a stay dry pocket diaper (such as Thirsties Duo Diaper or Fuzzi Bunz One Size). He woke up dry, without leaks, and with completely soaked inserts. Sure, his butt was huge - but who cares? We're home! Since then, I have stuck to this combination with great success and very few leaks. Most leaks occurred from not snapping the diaper tight enough around the legs. I no longer felt like I was spending money unnecessarily on the super expensive Eco friendly disposables that I was getting on Amazon, seriously, I have other more important things to spend that money on. Like that convertible car seat, at the rate our baby is growing.
For us, the secret to overnight success turned out to be hemp. I have tried other combinations and they just leak through. Two microfiber inserts do not work as well for us, though it did work for my daughter when she was in cloth diapers a year ago. If you are looking into night time cloth diapering there are many options available to keep your baby dry and happy through the night and keep you sleeping without waking up in a puddle. Hemp and bamboo seem to be the most popular materials for overnight. Here are some diapers at Thanks Mama that do the job for many and may work for you:
Just a few to get you started. Don't give up if something doesn't work at first. Babies are all so different and diapers fit them differently. What do you use for night time cloth diapering? If you use disposables at night, what keeps you from trying cloth? Do you have a night time diaper you love that you would like to see Thanks Mama carry?