Cloth diapering at night is always a struggle for me. I’m changing diapers every 2-3 hours on a regular basis because my kids are such heavy wetters.
Audrey required the bulkiest diaper I’ve ever seen, as as she got older she required more and more layers to keep up with the amount she peed at night. At one point we even tried disposables (gasp!) and that literally blew up on us.
Zachary is no different than his sisters were in heavy wetting, and this being a big problem at night. I was starting to get frustrated and wondering what I should do with him when I received an email saying that I was going to get to try a Kawaii Good Night Heavy Wetter diaper, I was pretty excited!
I used Kawaii diapers when I started my cloth diaper journey with Audrey back in 2010, but I didn’t realize that Kawaii had a night time solution.
The diaper is a one size pocket, which makes it great for little babies (8lbs) up until potty training (36lbs). The cover is made from TPU, the inside is made from microfleece and it comes with two large microfiber inserts.
I had forgotten how much I love hip snaps, they just keep diapers so nice and snug on baby. They also make it easy to adjust a diaper for skinny legged babies (Zachary) and chunky monkeys (Audrey and Sydney.)
My go-to diapers are bumGenius 4.0, but they absolutely do not cut it at night for Zachary. Every morning he is soaked, and requires a bath (not his favorite way to start the day, let me tell you!)
This has been a problem even when I added hemp to the diaper, he is just such a heavy wetter. Since we’ve been using Kawaii GNHW he hasn’t leaked through, not even once!
One of the really nice things about Kawaii diapers is that they are inexpensive, and great diapers to get a stash started. The Kawaii GNHW diapers are only $10.95, which makes this a reliable, inexpensive night time diapering solution that works and isn’t hard on the wallet (and that keeps my husband happy!)
Another thing I love about this solution is that it is simple! With Audrey I had a fitted, a booster, a hemp insert, and a cover. Sometimes two boosters. It was very complicated, my husband couldn’t do it without me helping or without written instructions of where everything went, and Audrey was not patient. It often resulted in a grumpy mama trying to get a grumpy baby to bed. And it was SO bulky that she barely fit into her pajamas!
The Kawaii GNHW is nice and trim, and it’s a pocket, so you only have to snap everything together once, which also makes this diaper very daddy and grandparent/babysitter friendly. We like simple around here. :)
You can buy Kawaii diapers from The Cloth Menagerie, who so graciously provided* me with the Goodnight Heavy Wetter. I was extremely pleased with the quick shipping and the time they took to wrap the diaper up before sending it.
*I received a Kawaii GNHW for free. My review is honest and was not influenced by the free gift.
I started cloth diapering when my son was born in early 2012. When I set out to learn about cloth diapers I became really frustrated that I couldn’t find any live resources in Los Angeles. Luckily I enjoy research. I dove head first into learning everything I could about cloth diapering. I thoroughly enjoy everything about cloth diapering and want to share that with other families that are interested. My goal is to teach others what I’ve learned from my research as well as first hand.
Please email me if you’re interested in having a one-on-one workshop or would like to get a group together to learn about cloth diapering. I have plenty of samples to look at and try. If you would like to visit our showroom (Los Angeles) or pick up an order in person feel free to call/email me to set up a time and day. If you have questions and don’t know who else to ask, email me and hopefully I can help or at least point you in the right direction.