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Old 02-26-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

I'm trying to switch to CDs for night time for my 10 month old. I've been really focused on getting a great absorbent diaper/insert set up, planning to put it in one of our day time wraps. The more I read, the more I see people talking about special night time wraps--and especially fleece/wool soakers.

Experience? Is the wrap key to success? Any particular recommendations for what works for night time outside the diaper?

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Old 02-26-2011, 01:39 AM   #2
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Re: Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

both are key..
a good cover prevents leaks and wicking onto bedding and clothes
a good diaper keeps the baby comfortable and skin healthy.
a diaper cover that can both keep clothes dry AND not over heat the baby (air flowing) is best.

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Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 AM   #3
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Re: Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

I like woolen longies - they work as pants too. Paired with two soakers, lots of absorption, I find it almost bullet proof.
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Re: Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

The wool/fleece many people prefer as it is breathable. Some people will use a pul cover/pocket with wool or fleece over to "catch" any leaks. It's a matter of finding what works for your LO.
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Re: Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

Both are definitely important—the type of night time diaper that has the level of absorption that you need (for us, it's a bamboo fitted and 1-2 doublers) and then a cover that prevents leaks and keeps the baby comfortable (for us, it's a wool interlock soaker).

I second other posters that wool is breathable, which makes it ideal for a night time cover. The diaper is staying on for more hours than during the day, so something that keeps the air flowing makes sense to me.
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Re: Is the wrap a really important part of successful nighttime CDing?

I think the cover is less important than what's inside, but you'll get leaks if you aren't careful.

I've successfully used wool and my favorite part of it is definitely knowing how breathable it is, when my son is in a diaper for 12 hours.

That said, I used to use Econobum covers almost exclusively for overnights, and paired with an absorbent diaper underneath we were golden and never had leaks. You don't need a super fancy or expensive cover to do the job. I don't know how it would have held up with a dripping diaper, but ick, what baby wants to sit in that?

(On that note, Econobums are awesome because of how generous their sizing is, so I always found it really easy to get around a bulkier diaper and to make sure nothing was showing, which would cause wicking).

For me, the purpose of a PUL cover isn't so much to contain as it is to be a barrier between the actual diaper and the outside world (clothing, pajamas, sheets, you). The exception being, of course, a poopy diaper. Then it should contain! haha
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That makes sense! Thank you!
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