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Right now we use BGs and Flips with the stay-dry insert during the day, sometimes a prefold in the Flip cover for short times. At night, we use one sposie (Earth's Best or 7th Gen.) We keep a few sposies in the diaper bag, too, for when we're out, and when we travel.<br><br>
I'd like to try using CDs at night and when out, but for some reason I am hesitating. I just don't want her to have leaks and then my DH says "I told you so". I'm thinking of trying the Flips for night/travel. I have 3 covers and 7 inserts, so I would need more inserts (stay dry or organic?)<br><br>
We also use sposie wipes while out (Earth's Best, 365 brand, etc). Do you just carry a peri bottle in your diaper bag to get them wet, or do you put wet ones in a ziploc every time you leave the house? (I see DH hating this "extra" step, instead of just keeping sposie wipes in the car at all times, ready to go.)
 

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I used bum genius and then prefolds even out and about and brought a old grocery sack then later I invested in a wet bag to carry my dirty diapers home in. I just shove the bag with dirty dipes back into my diaper bag. I bring dry wipes unless I know we are going to be somewhere with no water. Then I bring wet ones. I don't use any store bought products and don't have any issues.<br><br>
As far as night goes the bum genius with either a newborn liner and the large liner or 2 large liners should be perfect for night. That is one of my favorite night time options. It is bulky, but since they only sleep in it it isn't a issue. We didn't ever have leaking in the bg at night. The key is to get enough stuffing in to avoid leaks.<br><br>
Hope this helps ya feel more comfortable in the next stage of diapering.
 

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If you want to start with just one, I'd say start with going out. Going out with cd's is easy, Imo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> Just remember to take a plastic bag (or wet bag if you want to buy one). It's a PITA when you forget <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I haven't had to use wipes when out in a long time. I used to take some, but I'm worried I'll forget about them and they'll get moldy. I use the little reusable travel pack that Huggies wipes come in, and refill with damp cloth wipes, if I take them. I do keep a pack of sposie wipes in the bag, jic. I figure they're good for other things too, like wiping hands and tables, etc.<br><br>
I've read that the organic Flip inserts are a lot more bulky than the staydry, but also lots more absorbent. If it were me, I'd use the staydry, just because I like ds to be dry. If you are worried about absorbency, you could use a doubler. I've found that if I add a cloth wipe or 2 under ds's nighttime diaper, that's all the extra absorbency I need.<br><br>
For night, there could be some trial and error, unfortunately!<br>
I'll share my nighttime system, just in case it could help- I use a flat "trifolded" in a staydry pouch, with a wipe laid sideways in the front (to catch any runoff that doesn't get absorbed by the staydry part). The wipe sticks out about 1/4" on each side. This is laid in a cover, and I put fleece pants on over it.
 

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My hubby was afraid to take the baby out in cloth too, but one time we just did it, and it was totally a non-issue. seriously. I promise. You change the baby's diaper just like you would if a sposie was being worn. You put it in a baggie in the diaper bag and take it out when you get home, and it's just like cloth diapering at home.<br><br>
Also, we were afraid to use cloth at night for the first 3 months. then we ran out of sposies and absolutely refused to buy more, so we jumped in head first into night-time cloth. A bit more of a learning curve, of course, but we found a good absorbent fitted and a cover works best (We'd have leaks if we did AIOs at night).<br><br>
You just kind of have to dive in and see how it works for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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For going out, it's really no big deal. I have an old wetone flat container that I stash some flannel wipes in and I wet them in the sink or with my own water bottle (that I ALWAYS have with me). I've also used ds' sippy cup water to wet a wipe before!<br><br>
No advice on the nighttime cloth. I'm exploring options myself too. One question though....are you looking for a dipe to get your dc through the whole night without changing? That's definitely the appeal of sposies for me.
 

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Oh, yes. I think if I had to change her at night that would be a deal breaker. She's already up enough times at night as it is. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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We have used the Mother ease diaper system since my daughter was 6 months old. She is in them when we go out, we have travelled and she sleeps in them every night. They have been ideal. We thought about using diposables when we travelled but I didn't want to chance a blow out (never happens in the mother ease - happened all the time in disposables. I use cloth wipes at home and disposable wipes in the diaper bag. I have a wet bag and a stash of old grocery bags in the diaper bags too.<br><br>
In terms of night changing the mother ease have a snap in liner for extra absorbancy. We almost never have to change her at night. (like 4-5 times EVER)<br><br>
Once you start doing it you will look back and wonder what you were nervous about.
 

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I was nervous about this too so I decided to just do it and see how it went. Going out was easier than I thought. I have a wet bag now but I just used a plastic grocery bag and stuck the used diapers in it and put the bag in the outside part of the diaper bag. (where the changing pad goes)<br><br>
I bring Fuzzibunz because they are quick and easy but also several prefolds and covers just because I like them if we will be out for the day.<br><br>
At night DD wakes up to nurse 2 times so I keep a fuzzibunz on the bed and change her one of those times and no leaks so far.<br><br>
I stuff it with a microfiber insert and a prefold.<br><br>
I remember how I used to always have to make sure I had some disposables on hand and it is great now because I don't want to even use them at all.<br><br>
You can do it!
 

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Until last night, I was in the exact same situation as the OP. (Right down the the brands of sposies!) Last night I tried a motherease, and... NO leaks!! I have a heavy wetter and he leaks every diaper, every night, sposies or cloth. (And I change him twice a night.) But last night, nothing! I was so excited to not have to totally disrupt our sleep by changing the pad and blankets that I lay over our sheets at night! I do still need to change him at night because the wetness bothers him, but at least the motherease didn't leak at all. We'll see if it was a fluke or not tonight. If he doesn't leak at night, then I am definitely getting rid of the sposies altogether and going motherease for night and travel.
 

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IF you dont get leaks or blowout when CD at home you wont when going out eaither... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
Cloth is what works best for us overnight. We were using a Goodearth sposie but out LO always woke up wet... Now I use a tiny tush onesize fitted with a hemp fleece topped doubler under a MEAF cover she all diaper botty but we have DRY mornings.<br>
AS for traveling with wipes thats the one sposie exception I have... I use sposie wipes in the diaper bag the eat here jsut evoporates water too fast or heats it up too fast, I got tired of spray bottles just evoporating and prewet wipes dring out soo easily.<br><br>
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So...do you think if I use a Flip at night, with one stay dry insert and one newborn insert that will be enough for all night with no diaper change? Or should I up it to two Flip inserts? I just need to jump in and try it, I know... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
For travel. My thing is the poo. We have a diaper sprayer at home, and use it a lot. I wonder if those Bummis liners are any good? And the wipes. I love my cloth wipes. I hate sposie wipes..it seems like I use 4 or 5 for every poop because they are so much smaller and dry compared to my lovely cloth wipes. But I am not the type to remember to get some cloth wipes wet each time before I go out. Or I will do it, and then forget them in the car, and then have moldy wipes.<br><br>
We're planning to travel to my MILs next month and I REALLY want to use cloth, since we will be seeing a lot of family, and I want to show them that cloth is AWESOME. (But I NEED it to be awesome, not a pain in the butt, to prove my point!) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I have a travel wipe warmer, but it's not that big. I'd be refilling it a lot, with cloth wipes.
 

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Out of the house - use flushable liners if the poo is a problem.<br><br>
Overnight - Add a doubler, prefold, cotton wash cloth, etc. MUST be absorbant and preferably cotton. Any micro fiber stay dry liners should go on top. You may have to go up a size in the cover to accomodate the extra bulk.<br><br>
I used pre-folds until ds was almost 4 with no leakage overnight unless I was using disposables - that cured dh of the disposable at night thing. Then again, I always changed ds when he woke to feed at night no mater what diaper he was in. When he started sleeping through the night, was when I had to start bulking up the diaper with doublers.
 

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To give you extra protection at night (beyond your routine you're figuring out), you can get a wool soaker and lanolize it to go over top of everything else (including a pul cover). The wool will soak up anything that leaks out. They make little wool pants, as well, that are thin and made for extra protection but not for use as longies... just a thought. It works like a charm.<br><br>
My night time diapering routine (for my 2 month old) is a crickett's newborn+ with the snap in doubler, and then an extra doubler outside of it all snapped up into a felted wool diaper cover. Works wonderfully <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hemp is your friend at night (or any time!) I haven't had any issues using cloth at night or out. I always bring an extra set of clothes just in case but only ever used them when my DD puked up a lot on herself.
 
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