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Old 01-27-2012, 05:55 PM   #1
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switching to cloth, baby cries everytime when wet

Hi out there. I am trying the switch from disposables to cloth, so forgive me if I sound naive. Up until now (6 weeks old) my newborn has been wearing disposables. I bought some sample diapers to try out cloth and decide which brands/styles I wanted to buy.

Anyway, he has been crying whenever he is wet now with cloth. I had thought that pocket diapers (at least) were supposed to have a layer that absorbed the wetness so the wetness didn't just sit on his skin.

Am I wrong about this? Is it normal for babies to cry every time they have a wet diaper? I bought fuzzibunz pocket, happy heiny's pocket, freetime all-in-one, flip hybrid and gdiapers hybrid (with cloth insert) to try. I switch to disposables and wetness no longer bothers him. Is it something he just has to "get used to"?

Any responses would help me out. Thanks!

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Old 01-27-2012, 06:10 PM   #2
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Re: switching to cloth, baby cries everytime when wet

I don't use these but my understanding is a fleece liner will give a "staydry" feeling much like disposables. Maybe just lay in a fleece liner and see if that helps. And, yeah, my guy crys when he gets a wet dipe so I just change him more frequently. I am hoping this will be good when he is older and help get him potty trained sooner
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Re: switching to cloth, baby cries everytime when wet

Most cloth diapering mamas change for every pee, so that's probably what you need to do if you're going to stick with it.

My ds cried every time he wet a disposable as a newborn, so switching to cloth didnt' change that for us.
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Yeah, my kiddo has always cried when wet too. I agree with fleece liners giving a stay-dry feeling. Dont buy the expensive fleece liners sold at diaper stores. Just buy some microfleece (note that it HAS to be microfleece, other fleeces don't work well) from your local fabric store and cut it into small pieces to fit your diapers.

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Re: switching to cloth, baby cries everytime when wet

We switched to cloth when my daughter was 4 weeks old--and at the beginning, she cried every time she wet too. But after about a week, she got used to it
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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You are right- most pockets have a stay dry material that gives a dry feeling. The fuzzibunz and happy hineys you have do. I can't remember what other brands you mentioned and on my phone I can't go back and look. For the ones thay don't (cotton/hemp/bamboo against babys skin) the fleece liners would help. Still, my son's butt is never as dry in cloth as he is in disposables.

I know a lot of mamas on here change every pee. I don't know any mamas in real life that do though. My guess is that baby would get used to it.

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Just buy some microfleece (note that it HAS to be microfleece, other fleeces don't work well) from your local fabric store and cut it into small pieces to fit your diapers.
Really? I just used regular fleece that wasn't too thick. It works great.
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Re: switching to cloth, baby cries everytime when wet

Thanks this is helpful. I will try the microfleece out if he keeps it up.
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Yeah, I just change every time he wets. He hates a wet disposable more than the cloth!
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With cloth diapers, you will need to change more often than with disposables. I change as soon as the diaper is wet. My little guy is older now & on the move. I make a point to check him every 1 1/2 to 2 hours if he's playing. When my mom used to watch him sometimes, I said for her to change him every 2 hours unless she smelled something before 2 hours were up

Though when we had the BG 4.0 pockets, there were quite a few times when I had a hard time telling if he was wet or not. They seemed to be more stay dry.

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