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We've tried multiple configurations for nighttime diapering. Most of the time, my daughter is a pretty light wetter. She nurses right before bed, then sleeps about 12 hours. Her diaper is never soaked/drenched/dripping, but it is almost always somewhat damp to the touch on the back (since she sleeps on her back).<br><br>
It doesn't matter how much I stuff her diaper. If it's super stuffed, then each layer is a little wet, but the back is generally still damp.<br><br>
When I use a wool cover, and pick her up, her bum feels almost sweaty in the morning. There's no wet spot on the bed. Her jammies don't have a visible wet spot though they feel sort of moist/warm. The wool cover has the same feeling on the outside. On the inside it's about as damp as the diaper was on the outside.<br><br>
I just lanolized my covers...with probably way too much lanolin LOL.<br><br>
Is this just how wool is? When she sleeps in a ME Airflow, I don't have the same feeling. Am I just used to holding in all the moisture in a disposable diaper or PUL cover and I just need to get over my whole "dampness" thing?<br><br>
What do you think?
 

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Yes - overnight mine feels a bit "humid" to the touch.<br><br>
Are you using a hemp diaper? It made all the difference in the world for us - now it doesn't even get a chance to get damp on the outside between the hemp fleece doubler and the hemp diaper, kwim?<br><br>
It also might help to use a knitted soaker - like from <a href="http://www.knittyups.com" target="_blank">www.knittyups.com</a> or <a href="http://www.littleturtleknits.com" target="_blank">www.littleturtleknits.com</a> or <a href="http://www.naturalbabies.com" target="_blank">www.naturalbabies.com</a> sells aristcrats. These work wonders for nighttime and somehow don't end up with that damp sensation for us.<br><br>
HTH!
 

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Yep that is how my Aristocrats feel in the morning. I just look on it as proof that wool is doing its job (ie letting that little bum breathe). His sheets and pyjamas are never wet so I don't consider that leaking.<br><br>
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"Humid" feeling morning wool here too. Actually, Ellie's a heavy wetter and we get that sort of feeling whenever she wets even during the day. I kind of like knowing when her diaper is wet though so I can change her right away. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yep, our wool covers feel the slightest bit damp in the morning, too. That's the way wool works - it has to wick the moisture somewhere! It's never damp enough to wet the clothes, though, so I don't consider it a negative at all.
 

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What type of cover are you using?<br><br>
Humid wool drives me bonkers!!!! I have 2 bumpy wool covers that I hate for this reason. I lanolize all my wool covers weekly in warmish water with eucalan and lanolin (by hand and not warm enough to shrink them, just enough to break them in a bit more).<br><br>
Except for the bumpys this treatment has virtually eliminated wool sweating on the rest of my wool covers. The verdict is still out on my new (to me) fuz bomb and new SugarPeas Wool but Carrie (sweatheart that she is) sent me an extra layer of wool to use as a liner just in case.<br><br>
I find that the ammt of sweating is reversly proportional to the fuzziness of the fabric and the thickness of the wool. I prefer heavily fulled (felted) wool fabrics for this reason.
 

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I have the following wool covers (all lanolized last weekend):<br><br>
2 layer Liz's Cloth wool flannel cover<br>
a brand new Fuz Easy<br>
a Toot Sweet two layer flannel cover<br>
a LTK soaker<br>
and a 2 layer patchwork Ivy Rose cover (no idea what the patches are made of but it's something relatively thick)<br><br>
They all seem pretty sweaty to me, but I've only tried the Toot Sweet overnight since lanolizing all of them.<br><br>
I use Sugar Peas and Liz's Cloth diapers btw.
 

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The only cover I have in common with you is the LTK and it's usually pretty reliable for me unless the diaper is totally drenched, I did buy it gently used and its gotten pretty fuzzy since I've owned it. I do lanolize weekly though so maybe that is making a difference. My covers all required a break-in period including a least two lanolizations, sometimes more.<br><br>
How new are you diapers? Is it possible that they aren't fully broken in?<br><br>
I guess my only other idea is to add a wool insert to your nighttime system. I don't know if they are being sold new anywhere but other people have had really good luck with wool inserts that you stick between the diaper and the doubler/soaker. If you knit you could easily make a few to try, or perhaps felt and cut up an old wool sweater.<br><br>
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Let see, when both dd & ds wear an aristocrat over a nighty newt - I get no dampness, but when dd wears her sugarpeas over a firefly - she definitely feels damp.
 

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My dd is a way heavy weter and she sleeps 13-14 hrs and the wool cover is the only thing I found that works. Everything else leaked and she was soaked. The wool feels a bit humid, but i don't get and moisture on my hand and her bedding is dry and doesn't smell like pee. I read somewhere that wool isn't a waterproof solution like pul, because it is still breathable. Hope that made sense.
 
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