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Here is my delima. lol My dd will be 3 next month. She is potty trained except for naps and nights. She was fully cloth diapered up until she day trained and I decided to just sell everything thinking it would be soon that she would be potty trained at night as well. Well as some of you know it could be a long time. lol I am expecting another in August so I might as well put her back in cloth since I will be washing anyways. She wears a disposable diaper for naps and nights. I ran out of them tonight and she is sleeping in her old Fuzzi Bunz stuffed with joeys that I never did sell. The problem is they are really too small. I need to get something else but not sure if I want Fuzzi Bunz or not. I was thinking of maybe getting her some of those MOE overnight undies or maybe just a really absorbent fitted and wool cover. She is a super soaker so it needs to be really absorbent whatever it is. I do have some Bummis trainers that I bought for her to wear to preschool but she never needed them. I tried them one day during a nap and it didnt hold in all the pee. I need some ideas from those that have kids in diapers at night. What do you use and what works?
 

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My son will be 3 on monday and sleeps in diapers, too. I use either an XL fuzzibunz stuffed with 12 layers of hemp fleece and a microterry doubler... OR a cotton velour fitted with the same stuffing (the fitted is just 2 body layers) under a one layer, wool jersey cover with a knitted wool liner inside the cover. It sounds like a lot... well it IS a lot, but he pees a TON at night, so this is what works. I like the FB better, but have started using a cotton liner in there b/c he has problems with poly.
 

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Hi! No I have not tried a doubler in the Bummis. I should at least try that huh since I already bought them. lol I have not tried the HH pocket trainers. I will go look at those now.<br><br>
Thanks!!!
 

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I went ahead an ordered 3 medium HH pocket trainers from Lil' Bunz. I hope I ordered the right size. I got mediums for my 28 pound dd. I already have tons of med joey bunz so hopefully we will be all set.
 

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IMO, the Bummis and MOE training pants are for one pee, not for all night unless they are doubled up. When DD was at the end of her PTing and still wetting at night, what worked best for us was FB stuffed to the hilt with hemp (or whatever else I could find!!)<br><br>
The HH trainers are nice, the prints are a little stiff and I don't think that the prints are reccommend for night time use since they tend to leak. They are good in that they pull on and off like underwear giving your toddler the independence they want. I do love that the MOE's training pants have snaps, this is a must for poopies.<br><br>
Good luck!
 

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Sandy,<br><br>
Try what we do with Sean (who just turned 4 and is still not reliably night-trained!) -- we use our bummis trainers BUT he wears a pair of plain old gerber cotton trainers underneath. You can also add a doubler to that. Sean won't wear a diaper anymore because he thinks they are for babies & toddlers and not "big boys."<br><br>
I confess that I have even put two pairs of the cotton trainers on him with a pair of alexis pants or a windpro cover!<br><br>
Sometimes, the plainest thing seems to work best!
 

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Try what we do with Sean (who just turned 4 and is still not reliably night-trained!) -- we use our bummis trainers BUT he wears a pair of plain old gerber cotton trainers underneath. You can also add a doubler to that. Sean won't wear a diaper anymore because he thinks they are for babies & toddlers and not "big boys."</div>
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I used to love these Gerber undies until one day I cut one open to discover that they are filled with polyester batting- not more layers of absorbent cotton! I was so bummed! (Same is true for Gerber's thicker PF's)
 

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My dd is fine for naps, but we're still working on nights. She uses the MOE Overnight Undies and they've done great. She wakes up sometimes, sometimes not. So far they haven't leaked. They dry quickly, too, so if you're doing laundry most days, you don't need many of them.
 

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I'm SO glad to hear I'm not the only one struggling to find a good solution to this problem! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'm experimenting like crazy right now, so I'll let you know what's worked for us so far and, when we get the rest of what I've bought in the mail to try out, if that does any better, LOL! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I'm still new to CDing, started about a month ago with my 21 month old son and plan to fully CD our new baby when she arrives in July. I love it and am so glad I made the switch! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I also have a 5 1/2 yr. old son and a 3 1/2 yr. old daughter who are both potty-trained but not night-dry. We've been using pull-ups for ages, but when I switched to cloth with Cameron, both of my older two thought it was so cool they specifically ASKED me if they could wear cloth at night, too. How could I refuse that? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> So I started with my "experimentation," LOL.<br><br>
I have a few L FBs I got second-hand that also fit my DD (she's only 28 lbs. at almost four, and only 6 lbs. heavier than her younger brother, yikes!) and I've been stuffing these with 12 layers of hemp jersey or a premium pf and 6 layers of hemp and we haven't had any leaks so far. She is NOT a heavy night wetter, though. Also, although the FBs fit her in terms of waist/weight, they are a bit short in the rise b/c she's tall and skinny and I have to be careful to stuff them with fairly non-bulky materials or the snaps won't stay snapped! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
For 5 1/2 yr. old DS, who weighs around 41 lbs. and is a very heavy night wetter, I'm still working on an "ideal" solution. I don't have any XL FB to try out on him -- they seem to be pretty hard to come by used -- but I do have 1 L FB second which is really more XL-sized, and if I stuff that puppy to the gills with pfs and hemp, LOL, it won't leak. However, when it's that stuffed, DS complains bitterly about the bulkiness of it, so that's an issue.<br><br>
I have also tried a BSWW in XL with a snappied premium pf (I have some toddler pfs coming in the mail soon, and can't wait, b/c trying to get to attach a premium pf onto a 5 yr. old is bordering on the ridiculous! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">) and several hemp doublers and he peed right through that last night, sigh... I obviously need to add more absorbency, but then we get back into the bulkiness complaints again.<br><br>
I've got 3 XL HHs and a dozen toddler pfs coming to me in the mail, and if I could find second-hand overnite trainers to try out, I'll get some of those, too. I'm just not willing to shell out tons of money on them when there are no guarantees that they will be absorbent enough, kwim? Also, I don't need my overnight diapering system to pull up/down, b/c they don't get up in the night to pee (I wish, that would REALLY solve the problem! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">)<br><br>
I've also thought about making some wool soakers for them, since I'm already making them for my younger two children, but then I'll need to find either a pf or fitted that will fit children that large, and that's not so easy, either. That's why I like the idea of the pocket dipes, b/c while the dipe itself needs to fit your child, the "stuffing" doesn't need to be size-specific.<br><br>
I'm rambling aloud at this point, LOL, but rest assured that others are spending their time pondering the ultimate answer to this question, too! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Kind regards,<br>
Guin
 

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Hi there, same issues here with my 2 1/2 yr old. I just put her in one of my son's (he's a cubby 9 month old :) very absorbant hemp fitteds and the wool soaker I made for her. It works for us. I hope you find something that works for you!
 

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The older ones used to have the poly batting fill but the newer ones don't -- ask me how I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Some of them have been washed so many times that they have developed little holes so you can see inside!<br><br>
You can pretty much feel which ones have the poly batting & be sure to read the package if you're buying new ones.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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I find harelyz to be the best solution- they're trimmer like underwear, applix closure so that the babe can take it off and put it back on if they wake up to pee, and a m/l and max both have huuuge pound ranges
 
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