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My dd is a very heavy wetter at night and leaks out of everything. What diapers do you all use at night? I have her in disposables at night and I would really rather use cloth, but every time I try she is soaked at sleeps horribly.<br>
Any suggestions greatly appreciated, Thanks!
 

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I think when it comes to cloth diapers, there are heavy wetters and then there are HEAVY wetters. I've had only one HEAVY wetter and one heavy wetter and one regular wetter.<br><br>
With my regular wetter, I could put a premium PF with a doubler and fleece on top. It was good all night.<br><br>
With my heavy wetter, at night, a FB or one-size pocket with 2 inserts (I prefer <a href="http://www.thanksmama.com/Hemparoo_Duz_it_alls_p/bks-005.htm" target="_blank">Duz-it-alls</a> because I don't have to size up, they're SUPER absorbant, trim and dry in one dryer cycle).<br><br>
With my HEAVY wetter, the best thing was a Premium PF stuffed with 2-3 <a href="http://www.thanksmama.com/Hemparoo_Duz_it_alls_p/bks-005.htm" target="_blank">Duz-it-alls</a> and fleece on top. I had to size up the cover though. I know a lot of people LOVE wool for their heavy wetters but I just couldn't make it work very well for my HEAVY wetter.<br><br>
Somtimes you need a combo of hemp to hold the wet & micro to absorb fast.<br><br>
I hope you all find just what you need. Your baby (and you, too!) will be so happy being in cloth at night, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Just wanted to say that I do love wool for overnights....but my favorite night cover is a Deluxe Fleece Stacinator.....I have NEVER had a leak through that cover! It's bulky and my son usually has to wear a size bigger in his sleepers but it's never leaked on me and it's never even felt damp on the outside of it like some wool is by morning (and the wool really just depends on what kind of wool it is and how well lanolized it is too...not all wool performs the same....I have some great wool that I trust overnight and then some wool that is super cute and I would only use it during the day). Another cover that works well at nighttime is my Mai Mai BB wool cover....it's trimmer than the Stac fleece but also....no leaks with it ever.<br><br>
No matter what type of cover you use though, you need something underneath that is absorbant enough.....You could try a prefold with a smaller prefold wrapped around a MF insert as a doubler maybe? And a piece of fleece layed inside to help your baby feel dry is good too. I was not having great luck with doubling up my prefolds recently....even though I wasn't getting leaks (because of great covers), my son was still soaked by morning. I used a Fun Organics prefold trifolded with the front folded down and the attached fleece topped doubler folded over in his wet zone and that thing did wonders for me the other night! The wetness didn't even make it to the outer layer of the prefold. Hemp is a great thing for nights too since it absorbs a lot....so a hemp prefold or two or a hemp prefold or dipe with a fleece topped hemp doubler might be good too. And sherpa might be a good thing to try also. Night diapering is all about figuring out what works best for your baby and sometimes you have to try a few things.
 

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We use Very Baby Simply Nights at night with wool over it. My DD will soak the sheets even in a sposie, but with this combo and the extra doubler they offer, she wakes up with dry pyjamas.
 

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I have some older very HEAVY wetters(my 8 and 9 yr olds wet the bed still, and they have large bladders). Wool does work for them, you just need a good sturdy wool(I would stay away from single ply merino for night time with a HEAVY wetter for sure), A good prefold with lots of doubler, I often use a toddler pf with a doubler or two wrapped in a reg prefold. It is huge, but totally works.
 

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DS is an ultra-heavy wetter and we love the Very Baby Basic Nights. We have used the Simply Nights before, but the BNs fit him better--more coverage for nighttime. We ordered ours from Blue Lake Diapers. We have always used Aristocrats soakers (shorties and longies) and this combination has been completely leakproof and foolproof for us.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have some older very HEAVY wetters(my 8 and 9 yr olds wet the bed still, and they have large bladders). Wool does work for them, you just need a good sturdy wool(I would stay away from single ply merino for night time with a HEAVY wetter for sure), A good prefold with lots of doubler, I often use a toddler pf with a doubler or two wrapped in a reg prefold. It is huge, but totally works.</div>
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Do you fasten the prefold on them? Fold it into the soaker? Are they okay with that? It seems so difficult to me to find things to fit older kids.
 

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I use a snapping cover usually, but can use 2 snappi's to fasten a prefold on them if need be. They would ratehr have "real" pull ups, and we do those too sometimes but they are so expensive, and I hate buying sposies for that even.
 

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I just wanted to second (or third even!) the Very Baby Basic Nights hemp fleece diaper. NOTHING else worked for us (he has never been in a sposie though). With this diaper and a nice wool cover (my fave night wool is Loveybums sized up to go over this huge dipe lol) my son goes 12 hours! He eats ALL NIGHT long so he wets all night too and I am thrilled that I have these diapers. I custom ordered mine from Blue Lake Diapers also.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just wanted to second (or third even!) the Very Baby Basic Nights hemp fleece diaper. NOTHING else worked for us (he has never been in a sposie though). With this diaper and a nice wool cover (my fave night wool is Loveybums sized up to go over this huge dipe lol) my son goes 12 hours! He eats ALL NIGHT long so he wets all night too and I am thrilled that I have these diapers. I custom ordered mine from Blue Lake Diapers also.<br><br>
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The Basic Nights are great dipes! And they also fit my son much better than the Simply Nights did....great dipe! I got one from Blue Lake Diapers too.
 

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Just FYI: You can custom order any of the Very Baby diapers without the microfleece lining, if you prefer to stick with natural fibers or if your babe is sensitive to synthetics. We have done that both times and they're still the most absorbent thing I've ever found! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do you fasten the prefold on them? Fold it into the soaker? Are they okay with that? It seems so difficult to me to find things to fit older kids.</div>
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<a href="http://www.adultclothdiaper.com" target="_blank">www.adultclothdiaper.com</a> has the most awesome prefolds. We got gauze, night-weight. My ds is 7, has central apnea, so is not dry at all. He's around 60 lbs. Has a huge bladder.<br><br>
They have bigger pins on that site too.<br><br>
Also, they have an all-in-one, but it doesn't look like it would work for overnight HEAVY wetters.<br><br>
Where did you find wool covers for older children Mamamoo?
 

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The toddler stacinator fits(barely) still, and I made some for them too...
 

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I remember the two layer fleece Stacinator being really great for a nighttime cover. I can't help much about what to diaper with underneath, because dd was always very polite about nighttime wetting <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I swear that I've seen Aristocrat soakers in child size which is one up from XL (35-50lbs). I looked for it online again and am wondering if I made that up!
 

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No, I have seen those too, but it was years ago. I haven't looked lately though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I swear that I've seen Aristocrat soakers in child size which is one up from XL (35-50lbs). I looked for it online again and am wondering if I made that up!</div>
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The only place I have ever seen the XL is at Green Mountain Diapers, but it looks like the XL is backordered until about a month from now. HTH!
 

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Really? I just ordered an XL a few days ago and saw it everywhere - I was trying to find the best price. I can't remember where I saw the size larger than that.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions!<br>
I think if I could get her to nurse less at night, she wouldn'r leak so much, but that's a whole different topic...
 
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