No one wants their baby to wake up with soaked sheets or for that matter soaked sheets on your bed! Finding a cover that works best for your baby can be such a challenge though. For many, a Thirsties cover works just fine. Yet others require something substantially more bulletproof.
We have gone through many nighttime covers over Paisley’s 22 months of life. Each stage of life bringing different challenges to overcome.
At birth we started out with Proraps and Babyology wool longies. Babyology wool is bulletproof! That is my first recommendation for most moms. The fact that they are natural and affordable adds to their appeal. I never had a leak when using Babyology wool. I also had great success with Proraps (link is to the nb size). The downside is that they are not breathable. At every night diaper change the diaper was hot and soaked. I prefer to use a natural or breathable fiber especially at night.
As Paisley grew, her nighttime diaper changes decreased yet she was peeing more. I needed to ensure that the cover would hold up well to a possible flood. We then switched to knit longies with BBR wool or Llamajamas wool. Both of these provided the super thick barrier I needed for my heavy wetter.
If wool is something you are not interested in using or there are allergies, fleece is a breathable option for nighttime.
At this time we are using a GAD Windpro Fleece Nighttimes. We have never had a leak in this diaper and that’s even after being in the diaper for a 14 hour stretch. Yes, the inserts are completely soaked in the morning but the diaper is dry. Other fleece pockets are Drybees (suedecloth inner) and Snap-EZ. There are also the fleece covers: Polar Bummis and Dancing Bears.
When it comes to successful nighttime diapering remember it is a system. The cover is only as good as the diaper, the diaper is only as good as the insert…. Many factors come into play.