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Old 07-28-2014, 08:20 AM   #1
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Nighttime Diapers - Hubby wants to switch to disposables

DS is 14 months old. We hadn't had any nighttime issues until just recently (it's been about 2 months now). We are currently using a GMD prefold with a GMD stay-dry night doubler inside. We're using the Grovia covers although I also have a wool cover that I haven't used in a while (Disana).

So, for the last 2 months or so, he's been waking up if he's wet. We have to change the diaper to get him back to sleep. Previously, we only had to do a diaper change if he leaked, but now he needs one even if he's wet. It's awful and I am tired of doing diaper changes in the middle of the night.

My husband really wants us to switch to disposables at night. I don't want to. Any thoughts?

In my arsenal, I have BG Freetimes (which are his daytime diaper), and a small amount of BG 4.0s that we never use. I have had trouble with leaks in the past trying to use pockets at night, but I can try again if it's a good idea. Just not sure what to stuff with for night. The Freetimes occasionally leak during longer naps, so I'd hesitate to try them at night.

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Old 07-28-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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We use 4.0 at night. When my son at about that age we were using 4.0 with the OF MF insert and a med joey bunz hemp insert behind. DD is younger but we are using a med prefold with the med joey bunz hemp and it's not always saturated.

Stay dry only works if there is enough absorbancy. If the absorbancy is maxed out baby will feel wet. So can you up the size prefold? What else do you have for absorbancy? you could try wool. in theory the diaper would be able to start drying out while you LO sleeps but...

Have you introduced the potty at all? If you LO doesn't like to be wet maybe it's time....
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:27 AM   #3
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A bamboo or zorb fitted under your lanolized Disana wool cover should work! You can add doublers as necessary ...! My 7 mo DD uses this setup at night with no doublers and goes 13+ hours with no leaking.

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Or try the sbish multi fitteds. They are awesome.


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Also... A gmd stay dry fleece liner will keep wetness away from baby's skin.

Use your gmd stay dry doubler in the fitted and you should be golden!

The fitteds are great because the whole diaper is absorbent. And the wool cover will pick up the over flow. Seriously bullet proof!

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Have you introduced the potty at all? If you LO doesn't like to be wet maybe it's time....
There are definite signs that he is moving towards the potty (OMG, that would be amazing!), but I don't think he's ready yet. He is obviously holding it overnight when he can, though. Sometimes he is dry in the morning.
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Sweet iris bamboo flat pad folded, if you don't want to fold a flat. Holds a ton of pee. And even when wet, it doesn't have the same wet feeling as cotton. It's not bulky either. I love them!
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There are definite signs that he is moving towards the potty (OMG, that would be amazing!), but I don't think he's ready yet. He is obviously holding it overnight when he can, though. Sometimes he is dry in the morning.
If doesn't have to be underwear and full throttle. Checkout information on Elimination Communication. Just offer him a potty to sit on in the morning / before bed / some easy time(s) during the day and see where it goes.
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There are definite signs that he is moving towards the potty (OMG, that would be amazing!), but I don't think he's ready yet. He is obviously holding it overnight when he can, though. Sometimes he is dry in the morning.
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Old 07-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #9
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I have heard pooters hemp fitteds are basically bullet proof, but LO is only 13 weeks old so I haven't tried them yet. Maybe that, under wool, with a staydry liner?
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We made 'potty time' part of out bedtime routine around 12months.. this helped us dramatically for overnight and it made her interested in potty training..

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