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Ok apparently ds is a VHW. So someone suggested a nighty newts diaper from little lounging lizards. It arrived. A beaut. Work of art not to mention the lovely way it was wrapped in tulle and tied with hemp and the nice freebie wipe that Stacy included. So I eagerly washed it a couple of times and then we tried it out with a wool soaker at night. Ds was soaked after a couple of hours first time. Disappointment <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">. So we tried it again last night and the same thing happened. Why is everyone raving about this thing, I thought. Then it suddenly occurred to me that it's made the way it is so that you can stuff it with something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh">. I'm figuring this is the correct way to use it. Can someone please educate me on this one.
 

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I don't think it's made for stuffing! I think it's made like that so it washes thoroughly and dries quicker.<br><br>
When you say soaked, do you mean it won't hold any more? That thing can hold a lot of pee! Is it that you have leaks? I think that would be a cover issue. Or that it feels wet? Then a fleece liner might be in order. I haven't used mine yet because it seems so big, but I must admit I've played with it by pouring water on it, and it sure holds a lot of wet. Still it will feel wet 'cos the moisture has to go somewhere!<br><br>
Good luck with your super wetter...hope this helps <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I like the questions above, and I also wanted to mention that I had to wash mine about 6 times before I could use it effectively overnight.
 

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I get what you mean about the stuffing, and I've done it that way a few times (put a doubler in the middle underneath the top layer of hemp fleece that's fleece side out - her komodo doublers fit perfectly). I don't however think that it needs it for us, but it might for you, so maybe give that a try? Ours is soaked through to half way by morning, but I put fleece inbetween him and the dipe, so he stays relatively dry. It does feel pretty soggy, though. Can't be of much more help, though, sorry!
 

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Thanks ladies for your input. I think I'll just go ahead and email stacy directly with my questions since I'm still a bit confused <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">. It does sound like I need to wash it alot more than I have for nighttime absorbency. No leaks tho thanks to our wool soaker.
 

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Our 2 yr. old DS wears his nighty newts w/a soaker for nightime. The nn is always thoroughly saturated up front, but I use a fleece liner so he stays dry. We've had no wet jammies so I'm happy and so is DS - he sleeps on through. I use the soaker size nighty newt on dd - stuffed into a fb. I did wash mine about five times first.<br><br>
HTH
 

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hi there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Just replying for information purposes, but I think most everyone answered your questions! It is not made for stuffing, just made to dry quickly. Though I guess you could add a doubler if you needed to.<br><br>
I wash and dry the hemp three times prior to sewing, so it could probably use a few more washings before it gets really absorbant. Hemp does get more absorbant with washings. So take heart in hopes of a dry night!<br><br>
******* isn't a very good tester for me anymore since he night weaned! lol He rarely feels damp in anything!<br><br>
Email me if you like and have any more questions, we can discuss the fold you use and hopefully find a solution.
 

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Ok ladies just wanted to report on a successful night with the nighty newt <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/banana.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="banana">. I did use a JB in the middle panel and lined the whole thing with some microfleece I got from Jo-Ann's. On top went the wool soaker and voila a dry comfy baby in the a.m. despite the dipe and JB being soaked. This is a first time dry night so I wanted just wanted to plug the nighty newts since my original post may have discouraged some from buying one. And also thank y'all for your input.
 
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