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I wanted it to work...I REALLY did. I LOVE the idea of something breathable, but I tried EVERYTHING I know of (that I could afford)...<br>
*Arisotcrat<br>
*Lana<br>
*soaker from amarasmom (this is my FAVORITE soaker)<br>
*Kiwi Pie 2 layer Oatmeal<br>
*Kiwi Pie 2 layer Rice<br><br>
All these with a KHW dipe w/her doubler AND a fleece topped doubler. The dipe is never soaked all the way, but DS is a tummy sleeper and we were dealing with serious compression wicking. I can't even tell you all how sad I am. I LOVE wool, and I will be keeping it for daytime use (the Lana is a GREAT nap time soaker!) I love taking him out in the cute shorts, he gets so many compliments. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> But I feel like such a night time failure! We have decided to go with ME AF. They work wonderfully over the KHW dipe. I couldn't get FB to work either, I just can't get enough stuffin in them without them being bulky and stiff...anyway. I just wanted to get that off my chest. I don't know why, but it really bothers me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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Sigh, I know how you feel. Luckily wool works awesomely well for us at night, but I want to love it for daytime and I just cant. The best thing for us for daytime is a Bumkins wrap because it fits under her jeans. But its so nylon-y and manufactured and has vicious velcro. I've bought many things to try like you have and have sold them all one by one, and just kept one night time cover.
 

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Oh no! Don't give up! You've spent so much money and have such a good wool stash going!<br><br>
One thing you might try before spending any money is to lanolize your soaker real well. And I mean OVER lanolize! It won't hurt the soaker.<br><br>
I'm not sure what KHW is. I know you said you don't think it's the diaper but I honestly suggest trying a different fitted. I personally use Sugarplum Baby hemp fitteds with a homemade soaker and never ever have a problem. My ds is a tummy sleeper as well. I doubt my soaker is any better than the ones you already have. I seriously recommend the SPB fitted! There's a snapin soaker with an additional layin soaker. If you need you could add a ME microterry doubler or the Joey Bunz microterry doubler. I really think that would be your solution.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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To the PP: KHW is Kindhearted Woman. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I was going to suggest trying pockets (other than the FB obviously) like Knickernappies, HH, Ella's, etc... Maybe it's the type of diaper you're using and not the wool.
 

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I use KHW( kindheartedwomen.com) and never had a leak, but DS is an all over sleeper. KHW have 7 layers of hemp, and since you use the extra doubler I figure you are using 10 layers. Maybe you could try an FCB nightlight or an FCB fitted, they are the only other diapers that have worked well besides the KHW<br><br>
Maybe try a crochet'd soaker? I use on and it is so much ore thicker than my knit one so I think it may help with the compression.
 

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I agree with Ember, I think you might want to try a different fitted. I have a tummy sleeper, too. I use Darling Diaper pocket fitteds. <a href="http://www.darlingdiapers.com/cgi-bin/cart.pl?command=display&catagory=Pocket_Fitteds&ref=8034066" target="_blank">Link</a> They work great under wool.<br><br>
Don't give up quite yet. Wool nights may be yours!
 

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Try a different diaper... Maybe hemp fleece, rather than jersey. hemp jersey is not as absorbant as the fleece. Or try a wool liner? I could even send a couple of scraps of felted wool jersey to try this with, if you wanted. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> But really, if you're getting compression wicking, the diaper has to be soaked all the way through, at least in that spot or there wouldn't be wetness there to sweat through. So try a hemp fleece doubler or a hemp fleece diaper. SOmething more absorbant than the hemp jersey. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
ETA: Yes, fitteds get wet on the outside, but if it's soaking through the wool cover, too, then you probably need more absorbancy in the diaper itself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sorry I wasn't more clear before.
 

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I would try playing with the diaper too, diff dipe, wool liner, or even just a big piece of wool to lay under babe as he sleeps. I know celtic wool creations sells something just for that, but you could pick up a yard of wool at the fabric store and just cut it in half, fold one of those in half and lay under his bum.<br><br>
I'll second the sugarplumbaby too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> Baby wore his first one last night, with a 2 layer wool flannel cover. When he woke up this morning his pjs were totally dry, and the whole dipe wasn't even wet, from about the top of his equator to his waist was still dry.
 

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I also would try a different diaper! I usually use FB, but on the nights I forget to do wash since i only have 2 FB's, I use a Cricketts Hemp Diaper with 2 doublers and a wool cover, never had a leak and this is with a baby who nurses like 8-10 times a night still! Id try a different diaper before you rule out wool completely! Here is <a href="http://www.crickettsdiapers.com" target="_blank">www.crickettsdiapers.com</a><br><br>
Good Luck!
 

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Thanks ladies, but I have tried different dipes, different wool... but every morning his PJ's were wet. I tried lanolizing (until sticky!) extra doublers...and he'd stilll be damp. He's a very forceful peer, and tends to hold it at night until the flood gates open and...well, wet sheets. I just don't think the wool can handle the combo of the force and the compression. I really don't have any more $$ to try out different combos. When I get a chance I am going to make a pocket fitted, but I am waiting on fabric. I would love to try a sleeptight, but I just can't afford it. I am happy we found something that works at night, even though it's not wool, at least it's cloth, right?
 

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Have you tried wool liners? We have many of the same problems as you and I've been thinking of trying out some liners.<br><br>
But we also use ME airflows at night. I also use Kiwi Pie oatmeal cashmere cover but have to say, nothing is more reliable for us then the Airflows.<br><br>
I would LOVE to try a Firefly sleeptight diaper too. But $25? Owie. Just can't do it.
 

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I know! I'll spend 25 dollars on anything wool in a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/heartbeat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="heartbeat"> heartbeat, but for just that one 'lil diaper..... I have never been able to do it!
 

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I've had great luck with my Bumpy for night...whenever it wicks (very rarely) I will just wash it with Euclan and it is fine! I am hoping these soakers that I just bought will work just as well...I'm a little scared.
 

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My unofficial theory on having dry nights:<br><br>
No PJs!! Or at least no PJ bottoms. If you put anything cotton over the diaper, it will pull moisture outside to the cotton fabric~~especially around the leg & waist where there is elastic. In the winter, microfleece is fine but in the warmer weather, Henry wears a tee & a diaper & we get dry beds! Try it & see if that might work. Especially if the diaper inside the cover seems not to be soaked.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Sorry about your wool not working. I know how disappointing that can be. But in my book dry sheets is the most important. At least you found something cloth that is working for you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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