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I want to find an easier way to cloth diaper at night

post #1 of 11
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I use cloth diapers during the day. Unfortunately I'm too lazy to change diapers every two hours at night. I want to just nurse him and get back to sleep! I use paper diapers at night. Does anyone else do this? I can't really think of an alternative but I really hate to use disposables.

post #2 of 11

I haven't changed during the night since my baby was maybe 1.5-2 months old... we usually use bumgenius freetimes or elementals at night. They have they stay dry fabric so she doesn't feel wet and they really hold a lot. I know others have had a lot of success with fitteds and covers at night, but fitteds aren't really for us.

post #3 of 11

We did this, and it wasn't laziness-driven: our first was so hard to get to sleep, but she slept for looooong periods (and nursed in her sleep) once she was finally asleep.  She also required major swaddling to stay asleep and after several instances of wetting through sleepers, deswaddling and changing, and going through a long, torturous back-to-sleep effort, we switched to disposables and never looked back.  Not ideal, but it kept us sane(r).
 

post #4 of 11

We used cloth and stopped changing diapers at night as soon as they stopped pooping at night. If we needed more absorbancy, we just layered two diapers.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

I am not lazy in general, but when it comes down to diapers at night I just want to get back to bed! (Unless it's a poopie diaper of course.) I think I'll just stick with cloth by day and disposables by night. It's been working pretty well for us. Thanks guys!

post #6 of 11

We do the same. Sometimes he falls asleep in a cloth for the night and well, oh well, he'll live...other times it's a sposie. DH insists on sposie at night even though he's more likely to leak through by the morning....

post #7 of 11
Once they stopped pooping at night, I never changed my kids at night. Wool covers are awesome for avoiding leaks at night.
post #8 of 11

My 3-week-old daughter can not STAND to be wet, which means lots of nighttime cloth changes for us. Right now we use prefolds or fitteds and PUL or wool covers, but I'm thinking of trying out some kind of fancy stay-dry lining or something. Suggestions?

 

Is this just her personality, or will the nighttime "OMG I'M WET" freakouts end as she gets older and more settled, do you think?

post #9 of 11
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My 3-week-old daughter can not STAND to be wet, which means lots of nighttime cloth changes for us. Right now we use prefolds or fitteds and PUL or wool covers, but I'm thinking of trying out some kind of fancy stay-dry lining or something. Suggestions?

 

Is this just her personality, or will the nighttime "OMG I'M WET" freakouts end as she gets older and more settled, do you think?

 

Have you tried a fleece liner? You can buy some fleece and cut it into rectangles, or cut up an old fleece shirt. Fleece wicks away moisture and can feel dry when damp.

 

OP can you double up the prefold or add a soaker with a fleece liner for night time?

post #10 of 11

My super soaker would leak through everything at night. Then I started putting him in a snappied prefold with a 3 layer bamboo doubler (or 2) laid in, and a wool cover. Easy breezy, and we've had several nights in a row with no leaks. I bought 2 sbish fitteds to try but they haven't come in yet. The only improvement on our current system would be if they are trimmer. He has a pretty fluffy butt right now, but that's ok. Not waking up in a puddle is sooooo worth it.

post #11 of 11
I use cloth every night, and my kiddo is a heavy-wetting 17 month old. We have two different night dipes that work for us 100% of the time. One is a Sustainablebabyish snap-less fitted bamboo terry diaper with one extra insert (so a total of 3 inserts), covered with a Disana wool soaker. Our other, much cheaper, night dipe option uses 3 flats and a wool cover. I fold two unbleached GMD flats into a kite fold and use one pad-folded flat in the wet zone, covered with the Disana wool soaker. This one actually works better than anything I have ever tried for a night dipe and the flats only cost $12 for 6 of them. The wool soaker is less than $30 I think. Never had a leak, and she sleeps 12 hours!!!
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