I have been around cloth diapers long enough to have read the dozens of raves for “the best nighttime diaper”… all different diapers of course.
Everyone has their favorites. And every mother thinks (and dozens email me) their child is the heaviest wetter.
My recommendation has always been to add more layers of absorbency, one of which is hemp. But, a cloth diaper bubble butt isn’t the most desirable combination.
Within the last 1-2 years bamboo has become a favorite for many reasons:
1) anti-microbial. Even after 50 washes it still retains it’s anti-fungal, anti-bacterial nature.
2) sustainable. It needs no replanting, pesticides or fertilizers, and its roots retain water in the watershed, sustaining riverbanks and reducing water pollution.
3) pourous = absorbent. The fibers of the bamboo plant that are used to make our fabrics are naturally porous, so they absorb moisture, and wick it away from the skin, keeping you cooler and drier than synthetics or cotton.
One mama has expanded her highly successful business to include what has been tagged as “the magic diaper”. Erin of Sustainablebabyish (aka Sloomb) is the WAHM behind the top selling wool and cloth diaper business.
The Magic Diaper is actually simply called Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitted. The diapers are made entirely of certified organic bamboo|cotton fleece with the soft jersey side out. The body is made of 2 layers of extra thick fleece, with two 3-layer quick dry sewn in soakers. Fold one soaker in half for a total of 11 layers in the wet zone. Add the 3-layer bamboo doubler for extra absorbency.
Before Sterling was born I bought a Small thinking that I’d have a diaper ready when he was a couple of months old. But, not being able to resist trying it on my little guy I used it overnight with great success. The diaper held up to a night of pee with no wetness on the outside. Because of his skinny legs the size small allowed for the poop to get on the wool soaker but I expected that.
The next time I used the Magic diaper I used a Thirsties cover and had no leaks.
I realize that the SBish bamboo fitted diaper is not within everyone’s budget. At $31 each, however, I would highly encourage the splurge if you are desparately seeking a nighttime solution. Testimonial after testimonial have come in raving about this diaper. All claim this to be a “magic diaper”.
You can visit the Sustainablebabyish store by clicking on Erin’s ad in the top right corner of my blog. The Magic Diaper can also be purchased from my friend Leslie at the Cloth Diaper Superstore.