I’ve tried many of the raved about nighttime cloth diapering solutions. One I’d not tried was the DryBees Fleece Nighttime pocket diaper.
Last night we gave it a go.
Why go with fleece for a diaper cover? Fleece is breathable. This means airflow can occur between the outside and your baby’s skin.
Why does this matter? Heat builds up as your baby pees throughout the night. This heat if left against baby’s skin encourages the growth of microorganisms. By creating a way for the heat to escape your baby is more comfortable.
I bought 2 small DryBees Fleece Nighttime diapers. When I got them I couldn’t remember if I had bought them for the new baby or Sterling. I tried it on Sterling (you should never just go by the weight limits on size charts. Use the measurements.) and it fit perfectly. Although Sterling is 15m old and weighs 20ish lbs he is very thin.
Here’s my review breakdown:
Fit: Good stretch. Comfortable leg elastic. Bubble butt expected with a thick insert in a fleece pocket.
Material: Love the fleece don’t love the fact that it attracts fuzz in the laundry. I am not a fan of their “specially milled suede cloth”. It’s very, very unnatural feeling. A lot rougher than suedecloth found in other diapers (like bum genius or cutiepoops, for example).
Cost: Higher than other sized diapers but worth it for a nighttime diaper.
Effectiveness: At this point, Sterling is not a heavy wetter at night. He didn’t push it to it’s limits but for us it worked great.
Child preference: Sterling did not like the feel of the inner fabric. He woke up more than usual pulling at the diaper.
Overall: I think this is an excellent overall concept. Fleece combined with a pocket is perfect for adjusting absorbency yet still allowing airflow. I am really disappointed in the suedecloth and because of it I probably won’t continue to use it. One of the aspects of cloth diapering that is so nice is the softness you can place next to your baby’s skin. DryBees negates this perk.
These diapers are made with the same well loved diaper pattern as other DryBees Diapers. Made with Heavy Weight Malden Mills Windpro Fleece these diapers are perfect over night and heavy wetter diapers. Where other night time diapering systems have failed – DryBees Fleece Pocket Diapers have been the answer for many families, including my own.
DryBees Fleece Diapers feature our specially milled suede cloth. Milled in the USA specifically for DryBees. Leg Casings keep a snug yet gentle fit against your baby’s leg to help keep them as DRY as can BEE!
Because of the nature of the fabrics used to create DryBees Fleece Pocket Diapers you will find they are more bulky than your typical PUL pocket but are an amazing solution for night time and heavy wetting babies. Inserts must be purchased separately.
I will tuck these away until next year and see how the new baby likes them.