I have been cloth diapering for over a year now and along the way, I've picked up a few fluffy tricks from fellow cloth diapering mommas and from pure trial and error. From meeting local cloth diapering mommas, from chatting with them on Facebook group pages and other cloth diaper forums, it seems like many mommas struggle with cloth diapering at nap time and nighttime. I used to be one of those mommas.
When I began cloth diapering my little one in August 2011, cloth diapering during the day time was a breeze right from the get-go. Naptime and bedtime were a different story though. When my little one first started wearing cloth diapers, it took some adjusting. I mean, his bottom was pretty "fluffy" with a cloth diaper. Naptime was a struggle because I think he felt a little uncomfortable with so much "fluff." Bedtime didn't work as the microfiber inserts just couldn't hold all of the urine and when I double-stuffed a pocket diaper, it was just way to thick. My youngest is a pretty heavy wetter and for the longest time, I used a disposable at night instead of cloth. I really wanted to cloth diaper full-time, but for awhile it just didn't work for us and that was super disappointing.
I started to do a little research. I found an amazing blog post from Cotton Babies that seemed to address my issue... Overnight Cloth Diapering. Bam. This amazingly informative post got the ball rolling for me. According to the post from Cotton Babies:
The simple answer is natural fibers. A natural fiber like hemp is great for overnight cloth diapering because of its durability, absorbency, and it's natural anti-microbial properties. This means your baby will be protected naturally from bacteria, mold, mildew and fungus.
On my quest to successful overnight cloth diapering, I visited my local cloth diaper store in search of a hemp/cotton blend insert and/or pre-fold to use inside a pocket diaper. I wanted to conquer this fluffy obstacle and decided to purchase two Thirsties hemp inserts.
In the mean time, I was contacted by Londonware. Wendy, the creator of Londonware Fleece Diaper covers, contacted me about trying and reviewing her diaper cover. Talk about perfect timing. I was intrigued with the Londonware Fleece Diaper covers and of course jumped on the opportunity to try this new product. I was so excited. The Londonware Fleece Diaper Cover looked promising and I couldn't wait to put it to the test.
So, on March 26, 2012, I decided this would be the night. On the first night of trying cloth diapers on my little one, I used a hemp insert/fleece diaper cover combo. I put my little one in a pocket diaper and used 2 of the Thirsties hemp inserts. I put the Londonware fleece cover over the diaper and into my little one's Halo Sleep Blanket he went. I have to admit, I was a little nervous. I kept thinking, "I sure hope he doesn't leak out at 3am. Please, God, let this diapering combo WORK!"
Anyhow, my little one went to bed that night at 8:15pm and slept until 8:30am the following morning! When I went to get my little one out of his crib that morning, his sleep blanket was dry. Yes! I removed the sleep blanket and his pj's were dry! YES! My little one had leaked out a little bit, but the Londonware diaper cover kept anything from leaking out onto his pj's and sleep blanket! VICTORY! Thanks to the Londonware fleece cover, my little one had a peaceful, restful and DRY night's rest. A little side note, but besides making insanely cute and adorable fleece diaper covers, Londonware also makes custom longies, reusable sandwich bags, snack bags and more! Visit Londonware's Etsy Shop for a preview of all of their awesome products!
I was super excited to have found an overnight cloth diapering solution that worked for us. It felt like a victory for me. But, hey, it's the small things, right? Rather then waking up to soaked sheets, I woke up to my to find complete dryness!
Cloth diapering at naptime and bedtime has now been a breeze and I would love to bless another cloth diapering momma with some fluffy goodness! Londonware has graciously offered to bless a Toni The Chic Momma reader with a Londonware Fleece Diaper cover! Thank you, Londonware for your generosity! To sweeten the deal, I'm also throwing in a Green Bee's one-size pocket diaper AND a Thirsties Hemp Pre-Fold.
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