Looking for some overnight solutions, tricks and tips? You’ve come to the right place! This quick guide to your options for cloth diapering overnight should encourage you and help you and your baby sleep better at night!
Check out our list below of various solutions to overnight cloth diapering or heavy wetness.
1) Doublers/Cotton Inserts
Try a doubler! This can do a lot for a child overnight or through long stretches of sleep.
This trim insert can be made of bamboo, hemp, microfiber with fleece lining, or cotton. Depending on your child’s needs for absorbency and fit all of these doublers can be effective in holding more liquid.
Fleece lining can help wick the “wetness” away from the baby’s bum which may keep them happier while sleeping and keep them from waking.
*Our doubler service offered is $2.50 weekly for 10 doublers made of microfiber and lined with fleece. Cotton inserts are free. Click here to add these to your next delivery!
2) Two Diapers
If you use prefolds, your next option is doubling up your diaper! Keep in mind, one option is to wear 2 diapers, pinned and folded in the same way; another option is to fold one into thirds and treat as a folded insert inside a prefold. You may be able to use 2 of the same size prefolds or perhaps you need a smaller size for that second diaper.
You could also try a variety of different folding methods:
- Newspaper fold: layers the front portion of a prefold to help your baby boy where the main wetness starts!
- Trifold: fold your prefold into thirds and treat the diaper as a thick pad inside your cover. We highly recommend this as a second layer for nights!
- Bikini Twist: bring thickness in the back for your baby girl to help her heavy wetness.
Check out our blog on prefolds to see pictures of all these folds!
3) Paper diapers
Sometimes during naps or nights, paper diapers just seem like the best option. No guilt! Find what fits you and your baby best!
We offer packages for 1/2 cloth and 1/2 paper if you plan to split your weekly usages. Or if you prefer, just add on a package of paper diapers as needed to your full cloth diapering package. We have something for everyone!
If baby is soaking through their diaper in the daytime and nighttime, then that could means their ready to size-up! They may need the additional absorption a larger diaper offers. Use this form to try out the next size-up!