Finding a nighttime solution that works for your baby can be extremely stressful. No parent wants to change a diaper in the middle of the night and the last thing any parent wants to do is change sheets!
Whether your child is a light-wetter or super-soaker it doesn’t matter; 12 hours or more in one cloth diaper is a long time.
I’ve compiled a list of successful nighttime cloth diaper combinations for you found through comments here or on cloth diaper forums. You may have to experiment once or twice but most on this list will work great for any child.
- Double stuffed Fuzzi Bunz pocket. 2 microfiber inserts plus 2 Hemp Babies.
- Sbish Bamboo fitted (the Magic diaper) w/ Thirsties cover or Sbish wool (*our #1 system)
- Flip w/ 2 inserts
- Rumparooz w/ 6r insert + Goodmama goodfront doubler (I’ve used it w/ and w/o the doubler) This works great for baby’s sleeping in any position.
- A Goodmama Goodnights diaper with fleece liner and a SMJAE hemp doubler inside and a Happy Heinys large insert on the outside of it. Then, I put it all in a bulletproof Disana wool soaker. This recommendation came from a mom who’s daughter is an extreme wetter and does a lot of acrobatics in bed at night.
- Happy Hempys for night time (fleece lined) stuffed with 1 or 2 Thirsties hemp inserts and a Thirsties cover
- Under the nile fitted and a UTN doubler with a Thirsties cover or Motherease airflow cover
- Clover Organic velour fitted with the insert that comes with it and a t bone doubler from them with a Lana wool soaker
- Bububebe fitted with Aristocrat wool soaker (I’ve seen huge raves for this combo!)
- Holden’s Landing Bedbug fitteds with a Stacinator So Simple cover (I’ve seen mixed reviews on these covers)
- “I use VBBN from blue lake diapers and get the extra soakers but have them made quick dry style. I use a stacinator so simple cover over it and have never had a leak.”
- Goodmama with two Zorb/bamboo doublers and a fleece soaker
Here are some sleeping position tips:
Tummy sleepers: pack the front, especially if you have a boy. All doublers should be folded and placed in the very front/top of the diaper. Don’t use pockets. They tend to leak more w/ tummy sleepers. A nice tight fitted with a wool cover or Thirsties has always worked for us. Paisley was a tummy sleeper and always the back was dry and front was soaked. I love bamboo doubler because they can be folded up and not add a ton of bulk.
Side sleepers/marathon nursers : If I’ve had a leak it’s because I didn’t get a nice tight fit at the legs and most likely didn’t pay attention to the placement of his parts. I like the security of longies and anything with gussets (Rumparooz, Thirsties) Over stuffing a pocket can create a problem as well. The pee can come out faster than the fabric can absorb and leak right out the leg.
What about covers and breathability?
Wool breathes best. Heat built up from the urine and tight fit can pass through the pores of the wool. Motherease airflow covers also allow heat to flow out. PUL covers allow air flow less than the natural wool fibers will. Avoid plastic pants! The heat is trapped and in addition to being uncomfortable for your child can also cause rashes.
There is a nighttime solution for your child.
If you get frustrated don’t resort to disposables! From what I hear if your child pees through one of these combos you’re sure to have leaks in a disposable. I’ve always been more afraid to use a sposie at night, I trust my cloth diapers more.
There’s no doubt that you have a hundred other nighttime solutions. Be sure and let us all know your success combo in the comments!
Check out the links at the top right of my blog for shopping resources. Other suggestions include:
Kelly’s Closet (affiliate)
Diaper Junction (affiliate)