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Old 04-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #11
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Re: Uncomfortable overnight flats?

Originally Posted by momomom View Post
Ok, so padfold the flat in a PUL cover with a doubler and a fleece liner, then put a wool cover over the whole thing. I did that with ds#1 at night to prevent leaks. Worked like a charm for him. With ds#3 it was winter so I put wool longies over the padfold inside a PUl cover.

Wool should keep the body the RIGHT temperature- cool in warm weather and warm in cool weather. So if your baby's skin feels wet and cold after you take off the dipe, 2 things:
1. This is actually better for baby than having warm skin when removing a disposable or PUL cover. Overheating in the genital area, day after day and night after night... not good.
2. Add more warmth. If the cool temp bothers you or baby, add wool longies or fleece pants over the wool cover, have baby sleep in socks, etc. Sleeping in socks really keeps your body warm. I always start out in socks on winter nights, but have to kick them off by 1 or 2 am!

with this thought in mind maybe add a cotton or fleece sleepsack. halo has a lightweight poly with feet and I recently added feet to a cotton sleepsack with no feet with success. Maybe being warm overall will help.

When I asked about this I think it was summer which is why I found it confusing, but maybe she was cooler than I realized.
Mom to LO#1 born 1/7/2010 (Cloth diapered since day 1; Part-time EC since 9 months; Daytime PL since 29 months; Nightime PL at 5.5 years) & LO#2 born 12/1/2013 (First diaper was cloth! Part-time EC since 12 months & Daytime PL at 26 months) Checkout my absorbency tests. Thoughts on how long a cloth diaper REALLY lasts. Thoughts on Yeast , here, here, here & here. How to Wash Wool & Sanitize Wool. Everything must go! Nighttime Trainers FFS
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