Cloth Diapers at Night Part 1: Fitteds {twinkie tush night-night Review and Giveaway}

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Too scared to use cloth diapers at night? Maybe you tried to use cloth at night but your baby had wet pj’s and sheets in the morning. Or perhaps you just want to try something new? Hopefully, this nighttime cloth diapering series will answer many of your questions and lay your concerns to rest. Your kid CAN go 12+ hours at night in a cloth diaper without leaking. The trick is finding what works for you and your little one.

First up: Fitteds! {next up is wool covers}

A fitted cloth diaper is something where the WHOLE diaper is the absorbent part. That is why they make an awesome nighttime diapering choice. It has no waterproof layer so it cleans easy and can be made waterproof with a TPU/PUL cover, fleece or a wool soaker. If you want to see more info on what a fitted is and how it works check out this post!

If your baby isn’t a heavy wetter then you might be able to get away with any fitted and a waterproof cover at night. But if your kid is anything like mine, you need to pull out the big guns! For this I recommend a cotton/bamboo blend fitted and a lanolized wool cover.

night night wildest dreams OBVone

Many people have found amazing nighttime success with Sustainablebabyish’s Organic Bamboo Fleece fitteds or Sbish OBF’s. That is where I started when I first decided to go all night without changing Sophia’s diapers. She was around 6 months. Up until then we changed her when she woke up to eat. FYI, I will be using overnight diapers sooner with my next!

With the Sbish OBF’s Sophia woke up totally dry every morning. Unfortunately, what happened after a while was that she developed a horrible rash on her inner thighs where the edge of the diaper rubbed. After weeks of trial and error I finally discovered with the help of an awesome pediatric dermatologist that the problem was a friction rash from the serged edging on the OBF’s. We started using Kawaii Goodnight Heavy Wetters (GNHW) and the problem immediately began to clear.

I have been really happy with the Kawaii GNHW, I just miss our fitteds and wool at night. (I LOVE wool!) In comes twinkie tush night-nights! I needed to find something absorbent enough that also had the option for turned and topstitched edges. twinkie tush came HIGHLY recommended and fit the bill. Twinkie tush was kind enough to give me a night-night to review. (Please note, that while I did receive this diaper for free, my opinion and review is honest and true.)  I have to say, I really like it!

sophia collage

Sophia is 21 months and still pees ALOT at night. twinkie tush has been amazing for her. These are made from organic bamboo velour or OBV. This is where one of the biggest differences from a Sbish OBF is noticed. A Sbish OBF will become somewhat crunchy and stiff with use, even Mrs. Meyers only softened it up so much. A twinkie tush OBV stays amazingly soft wash after wash. Also, the option to either have a serged edge or turned and top stitched is huge. We couldn’t use many fitteds at night because of the serged edges.

These are labeled to be used from 12-35 pounds. It uses a fold down rise to adjust sizing. I would say at the smaller sizes that you won’t be using all the included inserts (that’s why it’s great that they snap in separately). These have been drying in one cycle because all inserts snap out to help aid in faster drying.

I am sure you will notice that the price of these is somewhat higher than other fitteds, but I believe it is worth it if you can afford to get one or a few. I want to point out that the quality of the night-night is noticeably impeccable. The materials used are very high quality. Finally, this is a product that is made in the USA, right in my home state of New York!

I asked Mike and Gretchen, the owners over at twinkie tush, to tell us a little bit about their night-night fitteds:

Twinkie tush fitted cloth diapers have always been known for their absorbency, but the Twinkie tush night-night takes it to another level.  The night-night has been called “the Holy Grail of nighttime diapering”, with 18 layers of absorbency from soaker to shell.  Paired with a wool cover, this is a bulletproof nighttime solution.  Twinkie tush night-nights are sometimes stocked a la carte or through pre-order, and are always available in made-to-order 4-packs at twinkietush.com.

Remember that fitteds made of bamboo and cotton blends will be more absorbent than straight cotton. The next part of our nighttime cloth diapering is getting the fitted waterproof. The most bulletproof option is WOOL! Stay tuned for the next installment to see my recommendations on what to use and how to lanolize wool quickly and easily! There is no reason to be afraid of wool and I will show you why. Don’t want to miss any of the cloth Diapering at night series? Sign up for email updates so you know when we have the new posts up on the blog.

twinkie tush has been kind enough to also offer a giveaway of a night-night to All About Cloth Diaper readers! The winner of the giveaway will receive one made-to-order twinkie tush night-night.  You may choose serged (their most popular option for optimal fit) or turned finishing style.  You may also choose girly, boyish, or GN for your color theme, and you may choose natural OBV or dyed cotton velour.  twinkie tush will make your diaper and have it on its way to you within 4-5 weeks. This giveaway includes first class US domestic shipping without insurance and a reduced International First Class shipping rate.
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About Jennifer Reinhardt

Jennifer is a 33 year old SAHM to one beautiful little girl named Sophia. She closed her business, Curves, when she found out she was pregnant so she could stay home with her. Jennifer fell in love with cloth diapers even before Sophia was born and searches for ways every day to share the love!

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230 Responses to “Cloth Diapers at Night Part 1: Fitteds {twinkie tush night-night Review and Giveaway}”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    So maybe I am weird but I like cloth at night. I have found I had more leaked with disposables at night and just love having cloth on my little man especially at night when he is in it for so long.

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  2. Catharine Says:

    Hey!
    I am wondering what the best options for diaper pins are-
    I currently use sassy- but I’m finding that they don’t want to go through a double overnight diaper(two flats diaper bag fold)- and if I get them through the ends want to pop out because of the larger amount of fabric they have to secure. Which just wont do! It’s hard to find good child proof pins these days! And I am not a fan of the snappi or boingo-
    Thanks!!

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  3. jessamyn Says:

    I have tried for years to cloth at night. What always leads me back(only at night) to disposables is the stink(yes I have stripped them) and the rash. It seems that the pee, no mater what, always leaves a rash!

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  4. Ashley Says:

    I just want to say that I’m loving this series! And I really am excited about the wool story coming up! I’m still confused on what the difference is between charcoal bamboo & regular bamboo?? We’re at a year & still trying to work out the overnight kinks!

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  5. Danielle D Says:

    Prefolds/flats that would work well overnight!

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  6. Desiree Says:

    This is very helpful I’ve been trying to figure out how to cloth diaper at night since I’m new to cloth diapering

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  7. Elizabeth W. Says:

    I don’t really have an idea of what I would like to see on here for overnight cloth diapers. I’m expecting my first, so mostly I’d just love to see anything so I can learn and keep up with it. :)

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  8. Elise Higgins Says:

    I’m confused about cloth diapering at night period. What is a good combination too use.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Read all the posts in the series. Keep your eyes open for the next installments of cloth diapers at night Elise!

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  9. Mara Says:

    I’m on a serious budget, so I have a stash of mainly cotton or microfiber. So far my little isn’t a heavy wetter yet, but that can change as we get into eating solids. What is the most budget friendly night time solution?

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  10. Hayley Says:

    I have a couple fitteds and one is already torn up and tattered (maybe from harsh stripping?), but I’d really love to try wool out.

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  11. MartysGal02 Says:

    Best all-in-one for over night.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Martysgal02, I honestly don’t know of any AIO that could make it all night on it’s own. Maybe if adding hemp or bamboo inserts would work if little one isn’t a very heavy wetter.

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  12. Kat Says:

    overnight inserts to use inside a cover

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  13. Mia W Says:

    Best inserts/doublers for overnight?

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  14. Jessica Says:

    Used sloomb obf with my first but sold my stash. Pregnant again and wondering about sloomb happy clouds to save money. Any experience with these?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Jessica, Happy clouds are softer than the obf because its cotton velour. But you pay for the softness with decreased absorbency. :(

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  15. Natasha Hohmann Says:

    We use pocket diapers.. Whats the best insert liner for night time? My baby is 3mo and I’m already inserting 2 cotton liners during night..

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  16. victoria W Says:

    Would love to know if there are good pocket options, my hubby likes pockets best :)

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  17. Jessica Says:

    Traininh pants

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  18. Marissa Says:

    I’d love to know some key differences in some other covers besides wool!

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  19. Katie Forth Says:

    We have been doing unbleached cotton prefolds for overnight and they were working wonderfully but now we are experiencing leaks. Will using fitted diapers work better for a heavy wetter or is there something we could add with the prefolds?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Katie, you can add hemp or bamboo doublers. They are much more absorbent than straight cotton.

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  20. Kristin Says:

    I’ve been researching all day about what to do with my heavy wetter, first time cloth diapering. This would be great

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  21. Kristin Propst Says:

    Love all this info! Perfect timing since I just started CDing at night too!

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  22. Holly Says:

    would love one of these! my boys pee A LOT and night time is a pain!

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  23. Leilani Y Says:

    I think Id like to see hemp and bamboo? Like I guess how many would suffice for overnight for both?

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  24. Marie Lenda Says:

    New to CDing my LO is not here yet . Love learning about my options

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  25. Becca Says:

    I would like to know if there are any pocket diapers and inserts suitable for nighttime. I have really only had luck with fitteds.

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  26. Sara Says:

    I’m doing AIOs with a hemp doubler right now, but this seems fab!

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  27. Shanxon Says:

    Seems like so much to learn, but I’m excited!

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  28. jaime Says:

    Perfect article! I’m new to cding was just trying research night time options :-)

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  29. emily r Says:

    Fleece covers

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  30. Emily Says:

    Windpro fleece?

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  31. Heather Douglass Says:

    I would like to learn about using flats overnight. They seem economical, but ineffective, thoughts?

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  32. Claire Rheinheimer Says:

    What inserts are best for toddler boys, ones that are very heavy wetters?!

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  33. chelsea preston Says:

    Good prefolds or flats to use at night

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  34. kelly Says:

    I’m still afraid to venture into nighttime cloth so anything is good info.

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  35. Sarah Chapman Says:

    Hello! I am so grateful for your nighttime cloth diaper posts! I have been CDing for the last 8 months with my son, but I haven’t tried it at night. (my son sleeps 12 hours a night and I really really like me sleep.) But now I am so excited to give it a try!!

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  36. Shilo Wheatley Says:

    What about pocket diapers and inserts that work for nighttime? I used fitteds and wool with last baby but I’d love to see more options!

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  37. Jodi Armstrong Says:

    we use hemp prefolds- that seems to be working great. but i’d love to hear about more options other than fitteds (i really want OS ooptions)

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  38. Charlotte R Says:

    I’d like to see more covers.

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  39. Beki Lozano Says:

    i would like to see a really good AI2 for night only that really works!!

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  40. Tanya Says:

    Prefolds still work well with us… But I m getting excited about trying fitteds

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  41. Sam C Says:

    Some budget friendly options for night time!

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  42. Chelsea Says:

    Love fitted and wool haven’t tried pul yet

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  43. Katie S Says:

    I’m always looking for anything about night CDing, so I’ll take anything!~

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  44. christine k Says:

    budget friendly nighttime solutions… like flats :)

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  45. AmandaL Says:

    How about the duration an overnight diaper should last? If sleeping through the night is 5-6 hours as sleep experts say, is that how long the diaper should go? Longer?

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Depends on how much absorbency you are using. But some combos will go 12+ hours. Way more than the 5-6. I described in the post what I liked to use to get my daughter through the night and she sleeps from 8:30pm-9am.

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  46. Vicki Hall Says:

    I’d like to know what I can stuff in a pocket diaper for overnight with a toddler.

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  47. Beth Says:

    Tell me about triple stuffing. What order do microfiber, bamboo, hemp, etc. go in? Can’t figure it out.

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  48. jennifer laur Says:

    i’d love to see something comparing hemp and bamboo for overnight use.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Jennifer, That’s kind of what I did in this post. I tested all the inserts in our night diapers and described my experience with them.

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  49. Rebecca T Says:

    I’d love to see a discussion of using pockets or covers/inserts for overnights. What combinations work best and in what order?

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  50. Bekah Kuczenski Says:

    I would like to know about a good option for a toddler who is otherwise potty trained…

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  51. Melissa Says:

    I’ve never tried fitted

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  52. vivian Says:

    I am using disposables at night. Any advice on how to use pocket diapers or prefolds and diaper cover for all night? I used two MF inserts with hemp doubler and there were bad rashes and some leaks.

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  53. Liz Says:

    I’ve heard great things about the night nights! Looking forward to trying them at some point.

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  54. Margaret Harmon Says:

    I love all about cloth diapers!

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  55. Kristina Says:

    Overnight options using prefolds as I currently have a diaper service.

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  56. Angela M Says:

    I’m using fitteds and a cover for overnight right now and all is well. I’d like to know a little more about rash prevention and barriers that are cloth-friendly if we do need to use them. My LO is a heavy wetter at night and sometimes has a bit of a red bum by the time she wakes up in the morning.

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  57. Erika Formusa Says:

    Sometimes we don’t have a woolie or a fitted especially when new to cloth diaper-what would be the best advice or brand you could recommend to newbies who don’t even know about wool covers. I know I didn’t at first.

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  58. Tori Says:

    I have yet to try overnight with cloth :/ This series is making me feel better about taking the plunge.

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  59. Desiree Says:

    Love these diapers! Thanks for all the great Info and giveaway! :)

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  60. Claire Says:

    I’d love more info about barriers and creams to reduce wetness rashes.

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  61. Denise Cosner Says:

    I would love to try one of these diapers for night time!

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  62. Kylie Says:

    Not quite to the diapering stage yet (still have baby in my belly) but looking forward to entering a new world. Can’t wait to get to try all the products.

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  63. Lindsay Says:

    I just ordered my first TTNN, and can’t wait to try it. Overnight has been so stressful! I really hope these take that stress away.

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  64. Chriss Says:

    Can you please go into overnight options for people who chose the more economical and less expensive route like flats and prefolds or natural resources? I’ve been stuffing my flats with extra wash cloths in the middle of the folds that I use for extra absorbency but my son is only 4 months. I can only imagine what it will be like when he becomes a super soaker.

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Chriss, One of the posts in the series is CD overnight on a budget! So keep your eyes open for it soon. :)

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  65. Michelle Says:

    Hi! I’m anxious to try Twinkie Tush after being recommended here! I use prefolds mostly during the day now and wondering if the fitted are more bulky or about the same? I’d love to try wool for nighttime as a different alternative to my huge (!!!) pocket diapers for my heavy wetter. Any recommendations on where to start with wool? Thanks!

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  66. Erin Says:

    Prior to using exclusively TTs at night under a wool or PUL cover, I had been using a hybrid system with an ON doubler + insert. It worked great, until LO got big enough to roll over at night and became a side or tummy sleeper. The hybrid/insert system didn’t provide absorbency on the sides, so we were getting leaks. The fitteds + cover system is bulletproof!

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  67. Erin Says:

    I love Twinkie Tush diapers! Gretchen is awesome too! I would love to try a night night!

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  68. Robyn Says:

    Need to figure out a night time diaper routine!!

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  69. Kristin Says:

    I’m worried about her staying wet at night. She easily gets a rash if she stays wet too long. How would you use tri-folds? Can you use more than one in a cover? Thanks!

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  70. Ellie Says:

    Great post! I’d be interested in hearing about windpros and hybrid fitteds. Thanks!

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  71. Angie Says:

    I would like solutions for fast wetting boy babies! My baby boy only pees through at night. It comes up the back, but the inserts are not always saturated. I think it’s b/c he pees so fast the diaper doesn’t have time to absorb it all before it leaks out.

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  72. nara Says:

    A cover besides wool that fits over all night layers!

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  73. Kaity Marcos Says:

    Wow, thanks for the review Jennifer!! I’ll definitely look into purchasing a few Twinkie Tush Night Nights for our little man. This will be our first child and we are striving to make cloth diapering a huge success. Fitteds and wool are the main things in which we are looking for, and we goal for the child to be both comfortable and dry.

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  74. Katherine Reed Says:

    Thank you for the info on the fitteds. I have been reading up on them and would be interested on trying them

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  75. Heather H. Says:

    What about using PUL covers? Do they work as well as a wool cover? Or how about fleece? We are allergic to wool so its not an option :(

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    • Jennifer Reinhardt Says:

      Heather, PUL covers will work too. Wool is slightly better with heavywetters though. Fleece is a good affordable alternative. Keep your eyes open in the coming posts for info on all that!

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  76. Danielle Says:

    I love reading about new products. Love my bububebe sleepytime but enjoy hearing about what else is out there.

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  77. Michelle Says:

    I was given a TT by a friend and am in love and hope to be able to get more!! For overnights we dream of absorbency and comfort and not looking like a hot air balloon!!

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  78. Genna Says:

    Best PUL covers for overnight, bc we have never been successful with wool

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  79. Britney L Says:

    Tell me all about battling AMMONIA in overnight diapers! I love my fitteds at night because they don’t leak, but the long night in one diaper always leaves is battling ammonia.

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  80. chelsea Says:

    I love fitteds!

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  81. Maka Says:

    I’m a soon to b first time mommy and all this cloth diaper stuff is confusing and a bit overwhelming. I really appreciate articles like this since I have no clue what I should use for my son at night. Thank you for the wonderful info and keep it coming! I can’t wait to read more.

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  82. Nikki Says:

    I would like to know about which non-wool sized (as opposed it one-size) covers you would reccomend over fitters that don’t wick. Wicking has always been an issue for me when it comes to nighttime covers.

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  83. Patty Larson Parramore Says:

    Thank you so much! We are on a mission to find something that won’t leak at night and I am anxious to try twinkie tush!

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  84. Ashley Dryja Says:

    Best options for layering without over stuffing. Such as hybrid, pocket, lay in, snap in…

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  85. Aurora P Says:

    A good pre fold + cover solution

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  86. Krisandra Says:

    Thank you for the info about fitted diapers! I just started using cloth overnight on my daughter & so far it’s working out ok, but it’s nice to know there could be a better option for us :) Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us :)

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  87. Heather Thompson Says:

    I use Twinkie Tush for day time and so far I love it. I have been wanting to try a TTNN but still scared. Every night time option we have tried has failed miserably with our heavy wetter/tummy sleeper.

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  88. Ashly Says:

    Using prefolds at night.

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  89. Jennifer Tippett Says:

    I suppose which pockets are really deep to allow lots of inserts without the problems of overstuffing (such as the leg elastic coming out too far from the legs). That, and maybe which inserts are the most absorbent (doesn’t need to be trim since it’s for nighttime).

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  90. Ashley c Says:

    I’ve been using TT for 6 months now but just recently started using TTNN. I started with 2 used ones and now I have 5! The only solution we have found for night time. I don’t even use covers. They’re amazing!

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  91. Marnie Says:

    Up until now I’ve used pockets with 3 inserts. Maybe info on which inserts are best for nighttime and in what combinations.

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  92. tori Says:

    I would like info on successfully using pockets overnight!

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  93. Dara Ayana Says:

    I haven’t been able to snag a twinkie tush yet but I’m hopeful!

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  94. Jaime S Says:

    I am planning for baby #1 and need all the info I can get :)

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  95. Aimee Says:

    I would like to hear about options for stay-dry liners. I currently have some that I use but need more and was considering trying something new and a little thicker.

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  96. Megan Williams Says:

    Interested in hybrids for nighttime

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  97. Nicki Says:

    I too would like to hear about comparison of different inserts! We currently use fitteds at night with wool cover and thirsties inserts but I feel like there might be a better insert out there bc sometimes the cover is still a little wetter than I’d like…thanks!!!

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  98. Rebekah Says:

    I’m new to the cloth diapering scene and so I just want to learn as much as possible about it all :D

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  99. Erin M Says:

    I personally use fitteds and wool so don’t really have a preference for other night option discussions but I know many other people are interested in stay dry.

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  100. Rebekah Says:

    We’ve had pretty good luck with GNHWs, too. Fitteds have always been at the top of our budget limits, so I only have a couple. Prefolds don’t leak, but I hate the bulk,
    And they’re not even sort of stay-dry.

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