In a recent post, we explained why wool is such a viable and popular cover for night-times. But what about the diaper that goes underneath? After all, the cover just keeps things contained. The diaper itself does the bulk of the work (no pun intended – honest.)
Obviously, the more hours the diapers needs to last, the more absorbency the diaper needs to have. So, what are a few good options? Here are just a few:
Use a fitted diaper with lots of layers (for maximum ability to put absorbency where you need it and for ease of washing later).
Many parents love bamboo for its softness and its staying power over long periods of time. Hemp is also a popular choice due to its incredible absorbency and its durability over time. The Bamboozle is one of our favourite bamboo options and the BabyKicks Organic Hemp One Size Fitted offers a soft, snug, leak-proof fit that has great ability to adjust it’s absorbency potential and grow with your baby.
Use a pocket diaper with extra stuffing.
Many pocket diapers come pre-stuffed with an über-absorbent microfibre insert. If this isn’t enough for your babe to last the night, consider adding to it or replacing it with a hemp prefold or insert or bamboo flat – or even two! Your baby may look like a Weeble-Wobble, but he’ll sleep comfortably and wake up without leaks. Along with a dry bed, pocket diapers often offer a layer of stay dry fabric next to baby’s skin which some baby’s find very comfortable all night long.
Add a doubler or two.
Doublers increase a diaper’s absorbency by adding a few layers right where extra absorbency is needed. They come in various sizes for different needs and sizes. What doubler or extra insert would work for your night-time needs.
Here’s to a long and restful good night’s sleep!
(And don’t forget to check out the cloth diapering archives for more nighttime ideas…)