Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nighttime Cloth Diapering with no leaks?! It CAN be done!

One of the most common questions I get is about nighttime diapering. Many families who use cloth during the day resort to disposables at night because they are afraid of leaks or have not found the right solution. With most babies spending 12 hours asleep, hopefully straight through :) , you don't want that time to be in a chemical laden disposable. Cloth at night is totally doable! Every baby is different and yes it can take some trial an error but it is worth it.

My favorite solution...Wool! If you have not tried wool before, you must! It really is natures miracle fiber! Many people think that wool is hard to care for but it really is not. Wool is self cleaning so you only need to hand wash it about every other week. Wool does need to be lanolized about once a month . This is also simple because there are lanolin sprays that make it super easy. Since wool is a natural, breathable it keeps baby comfortable at night.

For the average wetter a pocket diaper with an extra insert or doubler works fine. The bumGenius with both inserts (one-size insert & newborn insert) is a popular choice. Or try a Knickernappies SuperDo, these are workhorse inserts! An awesome combo of microfiber and hemp make this insert super absorbent. For heavy wetters I suggest the Baby BeeHinds Bamboo Fitted Diaper with the Baby BeeHinds Wool Cover. The combination is bullletproof and has never let me down.


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