I love a good doubler. It can make your favorite daytime diaper worthy for use during long naps or even nighttime.
Doublers come in many different fabrics, sizes and absorbency.
Here are a list of my favorites:
- Hemp Babies Diaper Doublers: LOVE the trimness! I ordered 10 from Cottonbabies to go in the 3.0 AIOs I bought. I wanted to be able to use the 3.0s at night and not have 2 different stashes. Camden has increased his output the last few days so I’ve learned to add one during car trips as well :) You could stuff 3 of these in a pocket diaper and still have a trim fit.
- sustainablebabyish Organic Bamboo Fleece Doublers: I add these to fitted diapers. The bamboo is absorbent and lays in nicely in small diapers.
- Kissaluvs Cotton Fleece Super Soaker Doublers: I am SO very glad I tried these. They are thicker than the Hemp Babies but super absorbent. I can add one of these to Bum Genius 3.0 AIO or Tots Bots Easy Fit for Sterling at night with no leaks.
- Softbums Bamboo Mini pod: like the sustainablebabyish, these are easy to grab and lay in a fitted diaper for that extra boost. Softbums, unlike sbish, stay soft and don’t curl up after repeated wash/dry cycles.
- Ragababe Organic Cotton Insert: thick, absorbent, soft. Even with a snap on the bottom I’ll lay these in a diaper or stuff it in a pocket for extra absorbency.
If your favorite diaper is a pocket then finding a trim, super absorbent insert is your nighttime solution.
- Knickernappies SuperDo 2G Insert: the #1 rated insert on Diaper Pin. Everyone raves about them, I haven’t used them. They do come prepped which is a nice time saver.
- Blueberry One Size Combination Inserts: this was my go-to nighttime insert when Paisley (now 4) was a baby. She was a heavy wetter and these combined with a Blueberry minky side-snap pocket (which they no longer make :( ) was my favorite combination.
- Hemp Babies Little/Bigger Weeds: did you know these were designed by Jenn Labit of Cottonbabies/Bum Genius? I just learned that. Using a flat is a great way to provide extra absorbency and still have a trim bottom. Flats can also be used with pins or a snappi inside a cover.
Remember when combining fabrics for nighttime that you lay microfiber on top of hemp. Why? Microfiber absorbs quickly, hemp very slow. As the microfiber fills up it will flow into the hemp slowly.
Also, just for note, don’t ever lay microfiber directly against babies skin. The high absorbency of microfiber will suck the moisture from baby’s skin causing redness and rash.
Having a selection of doublers on hand is an easy fix during those times of transition for your child.
Currently, both of my boys are giving me headaches with their floods. Sterling was a frequent small amount peer and now he holds it for long periods and when he goes he goes. This is great for potty training, not so great for times when the diaper isn’t prepared for excessive amounts.
Camden is 7 weeks old now and has increased his output. Bigger bladder and more nursing will cause that. I’ve had to make a concerted effort to change him more frequently to prevent multiple outfit changes throughout the day.
Another step I take is to double up the inserts or snap-in if I know I won’t change him for a while. For example, I always add 2 inserts to the Ragababe 2-step when we use it. The Ragababe 2-step system has become my favorite cloth diaper on the go. The snap-ins take up less space in the diaper bag which is limited when you have 2 in diapers.