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I bought a firefly sleeptight to try. While cringing at the cost, I decided if it was as wonderful as everyone says, it would be worth it. My son has worn it twice and both times woken up crying because he's so wet. The wool cover is dry, his jammies are dry, but the diaper is soaked.<br><br>
Is this even possible? From what I read <i>I</i> should be able to wear a sleeptight <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ; I've thought of adding a fleece topped doubler so he doesn't feel it, but it's already so bulky and huge. Any ideas?
 

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Oh SEEPAE, it isn't you. There wasn't really a question there, more of a rambling. I guess I just thought sleeptights were the end all and be all of nighttime diapering. He's been OK - not great - in most other things so I find it strange that the two times he's worn the sleeptight he's soaked it. Is it possible for a moderate/kinda heavy wetter to soak one? Think a fleece topper would work?<br><br>
My husband wants to go back to disposibles at night so I'm really trying to find something that works. If a sleeptight with wool doesn't work I'm not sure what to try.
 

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ok, I thought I was even crazier than before, LOL<br><br>
I dont know anything about sleep tights because I found our perfect nighttime diaper when I first started CDing, but I know you cant always go by what something is called to tell whterh it will work for you or not.<br><br>
You can try the fleece topped doubler, and if it doesnt work, we will be more than happy to help you out with other choices.
 

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Have you prepped it enough? Remember if its hemp/cotton it needs to be washed several times on hot to remove the oils. I would try it with a doubler.
 

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I had the same problem too (not the waking, but the soaking) and the more I wash it, the better it goes.<br><br>
If it doesn't work for you though, you might consider a rumpster minidiaper <a href="http://www.roliepoliebaby.com" target="_blank">www.roliepoliebaby.com</a><br>
I bought one and it seems to soak up LOTS and has a builtin fleece liner and unfolds to dry quickly (much like a sleeptight)<br>
I'm thinking of the two night-dipes i've bought (sleeptight and rumpster) I'm gonna buy a few more rumpster dipes. I love my sleeptight, but the rumpster works better for us I think. I'm giving it a little more time yet...lol.
 

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My dd SOAKED a sleeptight and we tried them for a week. I used the doubler that came with them and a wool cover and there was so much bulk that she had a hard time turning over...but every morning the sleptight would be dripping wet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Of course, she is a super heavy wetter and I have yet to find a diaper that she DOESNT soak at night ( inlcuding sposies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)<br>
We are STILL on the quest for the perfect nightime system....I hate bulk and wet jammies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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i use a trifold hemp doubler (or 2!) in the wettest zone (for my son that's front and center) in any regular diaper, and put wool pants on top as a cover.<br><br>
Another thing that is really easy for me since my son doesn't wake up if I change him, is I know that he'll pee one huge flood the first time he wakes up to nurse, so right after he nurses, since I'm half awake anyway (we cosleep), I have a new diaper/doubler set up right by the bed and I quickly (like, 20 seconds) swap the soaked diaper and put on a new one. When he wakes in the morning he floods that one, or sometimes as he's stirring and kind of waking up in the morning. I remove that as soon as we wake up in the morning, and he floods 2-3 more diapers in the A.M. and I am quick about changing. The funny thing is that after all that effort in the early morning hours and late morning hours, then in the afternoon/evening/nighttime-before-I-go-to-bed, he doesn't pee much and he doesn't pee often. So he goes dry for long stretches and then piddles, trim diaper works fine, etc.... no effort. Strange. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> Any of you guys have babes who flood during half of the day's cycle and barely piddle the other half?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My dd SOAKED a sleeptight and we tried them for a week. I used the doubler that came with them and a wool cover and there was so much bulk that she had a hard time turning over...but every morning the sleptight would be dripping wet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Of course, she is a super heavy wetter and I have yet to find a diaper that she DOESNT soak at night ( inlcuding sposies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">)<br>
We are STILL on the quest for the perfect nightime system....I hate bulk and wet jammies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"></div>
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What she said... they barely get used now because FB with 3 joeys seem to keep her so much more comfortable. Plus dd is a belly sleeper and when she would wake in a sleeptight she'd be wet to her belly button <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Thanks everyone. I feel better knowing it's not just me; I had read such glowing reviews I guess I was expecting wonders. Shouldn't have messed with what's not broken. He does fine in a fuzzy bunz with 2 joey bunz inside. I was just hoping to switch to wool covers so I thought I'd try them out.<br><br>
Butterflymom, my son does that too. It's like he holds it all day and then pees all night. Seriously. He doesn't nurse in the night anymore either, so that's not it. Let me tell you, if he pees on the floor it's a puddle - like a mini-lake. Just guessing they've got huge bladders.<br><br>
I may try the firefly a few more times or I may just put it up on the tp - at least I know i'm not doing something wrong.<br><br>
Thanks everyone!
 
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