Nighttime cloth diapering can be a make or break it moment for many cloth diapering parents. Many get so frustrated they throw in the towel completely. Others just use disposable diapers at night and cloth during the day.
One system I have found to be successful for most children is hybrid fitted cloth diapers. If you’re wondering what the difference is between a regular fitted and a hybrid fitted check out What is a Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diaper?
An additional bonus to using a fitted at night is the ability to choose whether you want to cover it with PUL, wool or fleece. Wool and fleece allow for the heat to pass through away from the body which helps prevent rashes and yeast growth.
There are several wahm brands of hybrid fitteds on the market today. Little Dumpers is one I had the privilege of reviewing for you.
Little Dumpers is owned by Rachel Henin. I asked Rachel to share with us a little about her family and Little Dumpers diapers.
I’m a SAHM to a super active 17 month old little boy who is the absolute joy and love of our lives. I have to say I think this is the funnest age! I’ve had a passion for cloth diapers since the first time I stumbled across your site. My passion has maybe sort of turned into an obsession. When I decided to start making cloth diapers my husband was a huge supporter. Without him I probably wouldn’t have succeeded. We all go thru rough days where we don’t think we’re good enough or that we just can’t do it. I didn’t want to give up though as I realized what kind of message would I be sending to my son if I told him you can do anything you want if you stick with it and don’t give up, and then give up myself? I believe in setting a good example.
As for my diapers I have three different types, a Hybrid Fitted diaper which the outside fabric varies between a knit, minky and woven, a hidden layer of polyfleece and a cotton velour / organic bamboo velour inner. As for the soaker it is a petal snap in which has 2 top layers of coordinating cotton velour and SHOBF (super heavy organic bamboo fleece) — with a bottom layer of bamboo hemp fleece. I also have a Newborn diaper, using the same materials but with a lay in soaker. And finally I have a new Night Time diaper, that has a top layer of matching cotton velour and 2 layers of SHOBF — the bottom has a layer of zorb 2 sandwiched between bamboo hemp.
When I first received my Little Dumpers Hybrid Fitted I knew it would be a HUGE hit in my home. Why? Well with 4 boys you can’t go wrong with planes! Camden wanted to keep it. In the last week my boys have become completely obsessed with all things planes or jets.
Finley was the first to try out the diaper. When I put a diaper on for the first time for review purposes I leave it on as long as I can to test out the absorbency. After 5 hours (with no cover) it was still dry on the outside. At that point I go ahead and change the diaper and mark it as possibly nighttime worthy.
After washing it up the diaper then became Camden’s. Camden is potty trained during the day but needs a diaper at night. He doesn’t pee a lot at night so our Little Dumpers diaper hasn’t been put to the “heavy duty toddler pee” test.
As far as fit goes, Camden is 2 1/2, 33lbs and Finley is 6m, 17 1/2lbs and both comfortably wear the diaper. On Camden it fits just perfect. No overlapping snaps, no bulkiness, no sagging. On Finley, naturally there is some bulk but with plenty of snap settings available there are no gaps or wing droop.
Little Dumpers has a very gentle leg elastic making red marks near impossible. Finley has middle of the road chunky thighs and I love how soft this diaper is on him.
Due to the multiple layers of fabric combined to make a hybrid fitted cloth diaper you may be concerned about the drying time. Don’t be! The shell dries very quickly and because of the petal soaker air circulates freely between the layers allowing them to dry in one cycle.
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