Conrad pees a lot. Every two hours he soaks a diaper and lets us know that he isn't happy about it. I think this might be part of what is waking him so often at night. I'm thinking that if I use doublers or liners it will improve the absorption and keep the diaper from getting so soppy... but I don't know if it will improve his comfort. I don't know if he is griping because he has a wet crotch or because the whole diaper is soggy from the moisture wicking.
So does anyone think that a doubler investment would equal more sleep?? I currently have seven doublers and four liners, which at the rate we wash diapers might be enough to get us through the nights.
And I'm really having trouble with prefolds! I can't seem to get them baby-shaped. The cheat sheet I have says to fold down a little flap at the top, but I don't seem to have enough diaper to do that. Either I shrank them too much or Conrad has already outgrown the newborn diapers and is ready for the next size up. Any tips for folding?
This has cleared up her diaper rash & she is sleeping much much better. Yhe latter may be coincidence. Who knows?
DS has also been night time sposied for 3 weeks & it has had the same effect on him vis-a-vis rash & sleeping.
I do find that if you are using pockets the inserts that they come with are not enough for more than an hour's worth of pee.
Depending on how snug your covers are, you could just fold the PF in thirds and lay it in there.
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I'm very lucky to have a good sleeper (most nights anyway), so I'm not sure about the doubler for sleeping.
Hate to say it but I'm doing disposables at night and many days too. I have the "dream" stash--almost all LC0s, wool, etc.--and I cannot hack having to change a baby every 40 minutes. That's how often she pees and that's how often she wakes up and cries if her bottom feels wet. If it were summertime and she could go coverless and just get changed a million times a day, I would be fine, but having to unwrap/undress her thoroughly wakes her up and then I'm unable to care for my older kids or to work (I freelance from home). I'm just really hoping that she'll space out the peeing once we're in Smalls.
I wish my little girl were able to fit in smalls for much longer. We're already looking at mediums in some of the styles of covers I have. My diaper stash is a hodgepodge of different covers, prefolds, flatfolds and contours, but it's pretty good for hand me downs and second hand finds. If I were planning on having another baby anytime in the relatively near future. I might invest in some toddler size AIOs for DD1 since pull ups are expensive and I'll be able to use them with DD2.
I love Fuzzi Buns!!!! The fleece keeps him feeling dry and rash free and I can double stuff at night and not have to change him for hours upon hours unless he poops.
You might want to lay fleece next to his skin if you can't get something like Fuzzi Buns.
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Also, DS has already outgrown all his NB dipes. I need to sell them and get some more small pockets and AIOs! Don't rule out that you may just need to move up a size.
Also, I have a Happy Hempy pocket I use for night also. You need a cover but it takes longer to soak it, especially if you stuff it.
I got some brushed cotton liners and doublers from Tiny Tush (the fleece-hemp doublers will be here in a few days)... I only washed them once and then tried them. I'm guessing that these need to be washed and dried the usual 3 times, like diapers? I'm hoping that's the case, since the initial performance was not impressive...
right now the kl0s are working fine for us -- my biggest problem is that wren never wakes us up to let us know she's wet, and i feel bad. but i need to get some inserts and doublers for when we make the switch to hautepockets in a few weeks (i bought them as seconds so they didn't come with inserts).
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ETA: I just realized that I did NOT get the hemp doublers at Punkin Butt, but at Green Mountain diapers. Mommy brain!
Daytime diapering ds1 gets one of these ( http://babybunz.com/shopping/categor...=index&catid=3 ) inside a Bumkin AIO and he usually feels pretty dry to me. These things soak a LOT of pee &I think they come in 2 sizes (nb and reg)...
Ds2 is in size small...FBs, Bumkins AIO, infant PFs or if I run low on any of the above I just use 2 preemie PFs trifolded into a cover. The FBs are good for adding more absorbency and keeping baby feeling pretty dry, but they're not that great with the BM poop, IMO...
eta: sorry, can't figure how to link directly to the doubler...that link takes you to the right page, the specific doubler is called "Hemp/Cotton & Poly Fleece Doublers" $21.50/6 So worth it!
We did regular cotton doublers last night (at least for the first shift) and he STILL woke up after only two hours. : Since he's not totally starving when he wakes, I'm trying to figure out what else could be waking him...
I'm getting the stay-dry hemp doublers on this page, which look pretty similar... http://www.greenmountaindiapers.com/doublers.htm
I think they're exactly the same thing...and I GMD. I've always had good experiences with them and they ship really fast. Plus I like their site b/c of all the pics you can really get a feel for how the dipes fit different body types.
Hmmm...maybe, but since being too hot is supposed to contribute to SIDS I'd be careful about that unless you're *sure* he's cold.