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Cloth Diaper Leaks at Night - How to Stop Your Cloth Diapers from Leaking at Nighttime

March 01, 2011

Stopping Diaper Leaks During the Night

Whether your child is a light-wetter or super-soaker it doesn’t matter; 12 hours or more in one cloth diaper is a long time. Below is a list of successful nighttime cloth diaper combinations and mom recommended brands.

LIGHT / MEDIUM WETTER: Cover + Fitted Diaper
HEAVY WETTER: Cover + Fitted Diaper + Insert/Doubler wrapped in a Prefold
SUPER-SOAKER: Cover + Fitted Diaper + 2 Inserts / Doublers

COVERS FITTED DIAPERS INSERTS / DOUBLERS

 

Wool:
Sustainablebabyish Wool Covers
Little Beetle Organic Wool Soakers
LANA Wool Soakers
Nifty Nappy Woolie Wraps
Happy Heiny's Stacinator Wool Covers
Aristocrats Wool Diaper Covers

 

Fleece:
Happy Heiny's Stacinator Fleece Covers
Dancing Bears Fleece Covers
Sugar Peas Windpro Fleece Covers
Kiwi Pie Fleece Covers

 

PUL:
Thirsties Duo Wraps
Motherease Airflow Covers

 

Bamboo:
Drybees Gone Natural Fitted
Motherease One Size Bamboo Fitted
Sustainablebabyish Bamboo Fitted
Goodmama Goodnights Bamboo diaper
Pooters Organic Bamboo Fitted

 

Hemp:
Happy Hempys Fitted
Sustainablebabyish hemp fleece fitted
Pooters Organic Hemp Fitted

 

Bamboo:
Pooters Bamboo Insert
Motherease Bamboo Insert

 

Microfiber:
Knickernappies Super Do Insert
Bum Genius One Size Microfiber

 

Hemp:
Babykicks Hemparoo Inserts
Pooters Hemp Insert
Thirsties Hemp Inserts

OTHER TIPS:

  • Put diaper rash cream on baby before bed to help prevent any irritation that may be caused by excessive wetting
  • If baby is a tummy sleeper and/or a boy, pack the front of the diaper with the inserts/doublers. Bamboo and Hemp doublers usually work best for this because they're super absorbent, thin and can fold up easily without adding a lot of bulk.
  • Don’t use pocket, AIO or AI2 diapers. They tend to leak – and more so with tummy sleepers.
  • Avoid plastic pants! PUL covers like Motherease Airflow and Thirsties breathe well but most don’t. As baby sleeps, heat can get trapped inside the diaper making it uncomfortable for baby and possibly cause rashes. Consider wool first (it breathes best), followed by fleece.


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