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My 3.5 y/o has been using the potty for 7 months now, so we only cd at night with him. I also have a 18 month old in cds -- so I am still full time cding one. But with my toddler, almost every single night his diaper leaks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: Doesn't matter how far stuffed it is (we do pockets, he refuses fitteds with a cover) -- Fuzzi Fannies or Fuzzi Bunz -- doesn't matter if they were just stripped and absolutely clean, doesn't matter if he pees before he goes to bed -- the diapers leak! At first I thought it was the sizing -- so we moved up to XL FB, but there are still leaks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: It is just too much to wake up with him everynight and change him, and then get up with my 18 month old and then have to wake up at 5:30 am for work. I am just so sad about this decision, because I have a feeling that he will be in diapers for awhile at night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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If it makes you feel better, we're almost back full time to disposables at night too, for a couple of reasons.<br><br>
First, I am convinced DD sleeps better in a sposie. She doesn't roll around as much trying to get comfortable and she wakes far less often. I have tried to convince myself otherwise many times, but in the end, I have had to accept it.<br><br>
Second, regardless of the type of CD, she wakes up red and blotchy in the morning. While I know this isn't uncommon, she is prone to very nasty diaper rash - some are almost like burns, and when she gets them she is in a massive amount of discomfort for several days, including not being able to sleep. At this point we are very, very careful when she looks red.<br><br>
While I am not thrilled with using sposies, I have had to accept that they are probably a better solution for her. I compromise by using CDs a few times a week at night and sposies the rest of the nights. At this point it's the best I can do :-(
 

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What do you use for absorbancy? I haven't night-Cd'd a child as old as yours yet, but for night we've had success with 14+ layers of hemp: 2 in a fitted diaper body, 9 total in a 3-layer trifold insert, plus more in a 2-layer doubler folded and placed in the wet zone. It worked when my 2.5 yr old was a super-soaker, but your DC may find it too bulky...
 

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Second, regardless of the type of CD, she wakes up red and blotchy in the morning. While I know this isn't uncommon, she is prone to very nasty diaper rash - some are almost like burns, and when she gets them she is in a massive amount of discomfort for several days, including not being able to sleep. At this point we are very, very careful when she looks red.<br></div>
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That sounds terrible and it doesn't seem *right*. Are you sure your child isn't allergic to your detergent (which could react when it becomes wet with urine)? Or that you don't have detergent residue? The only times we've had redness/rash issues since switching my toddler over to CDs have been tied to the detergent (and how I washed).<br><br>
And I really like the fitted and wool combination for overnight -- nothing beats wool for air circulation, and since from the beginning we've told DS that the wool pants are his pj pants, he feels he is only wearing a fitted diaper with pj pants.
 

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I'm kinda in the same boat with my 14 month old over the past few months. She's only worn a CD at night maybe a handful of times since her first birthday. Our problem is that we can't get anything to fit right around her thighs (not skinny, but just too lean- NO fat), and so we leak.
 

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Around age 3 I totally switched my DD to sposies at night. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: We tried $100s of cloth (and detergents) to find a nighttime combo but a polly allergy and the need to keep dry made every combination a failure. I finially started using a goodnight and problem solved. Right now she used a pull up at night but shes had a dry one pretty much every morning for the past few week (except today) so when this box is finished in a few weeks were going to try plain undies. Shes be 4years 7ish months.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">That sounds terrible and it doesn't seem *right*. Are you sure your child isn't allergic to your detergent (which could react when it becomes wet with urine)? Or that you don't have detergent residue? The only times we've had redness/rash issues since switching my toddler over to CDs have been tied to the detergent (and how I washed).<br><br>
And I really like the fitted and wool combination for overnight -- nothing beats wool for air circulation, and since from the beginning we've told DS that the wool pants are his pj pants, he feels he is only wearing a fitted diaper with pj pants.</div>
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Anything's possible. I have wondered that also. But I'm using about a tbsp of detergent in my HE, detergent has no dyes/perfumes, and rinsing *5* times (hot wash, 2 cold rinses, 3 warm rinses... thank goodness we're on a well so we're not paying a water bill). It happens mainly when we've put her in a flannel or hemp diaper that keeps the wetness next to her skin.<br><br>
It's also possible it's a food sensitivity - she doesn't react to acidic fruits and berries when she eats them, but a day or so later, she seems to get rashy (as it comes out the other end maybe?). But I'm not convinced of that yet.<br><br>
But - she's also very fair skinned, turns red on her face with the slightest pressure, and wells up if she gets scratched. So we think she's got very sensitive skin - something we just have to deal with. More than you cared to know, I'm sure :)<br><br>
FWIW - I'm also a fan of fitteds and wool/fleece to help with leaks as well as air circulation. Works very well!
 

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Poor baby. If sposies work better for nights then definitely stick to it! No reason for her to suffer unnecessarily.
 

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Thank you ladies for your ecouragement! I am so stubborn and obsessive -- last night I tried (once again) I used a regular microterry insert wrapped in a hemped jamtot tri-fold insert -- and no leaks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Now, I am going to wash it and try it again tonight and then the next night. If it works - -that may be my answer!<br><br>
Fitteds I know would hold him, but they are just too bulky for him.
 
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