Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
jtcarter14
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

I know you all probably love cloth diapers. I just don't. I used them for a while, and I even tried them again for a short time recently. So please forgive me for using disposables...
My dd is a super soaker at night. I have a cloth diaper cover that I put over her disposable, but she soaks through that often. So what I was thinking is that maybe I could get a kind of thin AIO to put over the disposable? It would sort of be the opposite of what most people look for in a cloth diaper. I don't need it to be all that absorbent, and I don't want it to be bulky.
Suggestions?
Thanks!

Advertisement

jtcarter14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:09 PM   #2
Mama_scoutski's Avatar
Mama_scoutski
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Granbury Texas
Posts: 641
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

you should get a babyology, disana, sustainablebabyish, or tiny tush wool soaker. you can get used unpretties for cheap!
__________________
-Emily, mommy to C (11/08) & C (09/10).
Hands behind Arcobaleno Baby
Babywearing in the DFW area? Check us out, Fort Worth Babywearers
Mama_scoutski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:11 PM   #3
BldrArch's Avatar
BldrArch
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 2,695
My Mood:
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

How old is DD and how often is she changed? Or is she STTN? Can you try the next size disposable? Or, depending on her age, an overnight disposable?

The only "solution" might be to do an AI2 system and put just a doubler in it? So it's not a full diaper, but you still have a cover and also some extra protection.

Maybe a BG Flip, Weehugger, etc.

ETA: Thinking about what PP suggested. It might be better to use a breathable fabric as a cover as disposables don't breathe very well to begin with. So wool might be a good solution there.
__________________

Red Dog | Studio

Cloth Diapers, Layette Sets, Children's wares and more. Handcrafted in Boulder, CO
Etsy | Free US Shipping
Please take my diapering cost survey!
BldrArch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:13 PM   #4
starstaindsky's Avatar
starstaindsky
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: NJ
Posts: 119
My Mood:
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

Huggies overnights with a wool cover maybe?
starstaindsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
JeDeeLenae's Avatar
JeDeeLenae
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vegas
Posts: 22,118
My Mood:
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

I say go for an interlock soaker as well and see how it works. Size down though as you won't need the extra space for the cloth diaper.

Otherwise, you could try some of the AI2 systems or put a doubler in the cover on top of the disposable for now and see if it helps.
__________________
~Cassie~ Single Mom to Jordan 9/04 and Jaxon 6/06 and Kelli 10/08 and 1/11 and Jevin 12/11
Check out my gallery! PM me for YYMN and other knitting needs.

JeDeeLenae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:19 PM   #6
Nachomama's Avatar
Nachomama
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: IL
Posts: 1,148
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

We had success with Huggies overnights before we found the cloth system that worked for us for night. You could top that with a fleece cover, too, rather than wool. I super <3 wool, but I know it can be intimidating and costly.
__________________
Usborne books rep. Ask me about getting double free books! I knit and dye. I blog about it My WAHM thread My ISO/IHA
Beth~BFing, BWing group leading, non circing, vax delaying, cosleeping, AP, food eliminating, vegan mama to 1 sweet boy, 1 Hypnobabies baby girl and 2 bad kitties
Nachomama is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:35 PM   #7
jtcarter14
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

She will be 2 in May, and she sleeps for a good 13 hours. Thanks for all the replies! Keep in mind, I don't know the lingo like most of you do.
jtcarter14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:39 PM   #8
jtcarter14
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 13
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

The cover we have now is a Thirsties Duo Wrap. So, a fleece or wool cover would be enough to hold in any leaks, just that on top of the disposable?
I've tried other sizes of disposables and overnights. I could go up in size and use that with the cover I have, but I was just looking for other options and trying to save money.
jtcarter14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:57 PM   #9
nonipie's Avatar
nonipie
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 6,183
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jtcarter14 View Post
The cover we have now is a Thirsties Duo Wrap. So, a fleece or wool cover would be enough to hold in any leaks, just that on top of the disposable?
I've tried other sizes of disposables and overnights. I could go up in size and use that with the cover I have, but I was just looking for other options and trying to save money.
She leaks out of a disposable and a Thirsties? Honestly maybe you should try full cloth at nights. Why go through all of that and it doesn't even work? We use Flip Organics at night in a Flip, Econobum or Nikky cover. You could even throw a wool or fleece soaker over that. That's a small enough investment of you just picked up a couple. I'm not trying to convert you, I'm just wondering what kind of cloth were you using? We used to have leaks EVERY night with DS in Huggies and I finally said why on earth am I doing this. Now we have no leaks in cloth.
__________________
Married to my soulmate Chris since 2004 Mama to big boy D 8/12/06, Big Girl M 3/7/10 and my sweet new boy E 9/10/12!

ISO:MM Optimus Prime, MM Time Lord and Supreme Dalek
nonipie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #10
wyatt09's Avatar
wyatt09
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: B/T with confidence! :)
Posts: 2,054
My Mood:
Re: A cloth diaper to put over a disposable?

huggies overnights diaper with a bulletproof wool cover
wyatt09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.