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Old 12-17-2006, 06:40 PM   #1
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Hi. Our triplets and DS#1 are HEAVY wetters. They always wake up soaked. We currently use BG OS dipes w/ two inserts for overnight, but it's not working at all! Any suggestions on which inserts might absorb more and be trimmer (I don't think three inserts will fit in the pocket) or which dipes work great for overnight? I don't want to go back to sposies for overnights. Thanx!!

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Mama, you just bought a ton of FB's from me, please tell me they've gotten there!

As far as inserts, for MAX absorbency the petite FB's will hold a Bigger Weeds perfectly without bunching up. The large size hemparoo prefolds also fit extremely well and the absorbency is only slightly less then the Bigger Weeds.

With so many to diaper, can you make your own? It may be much cheaper for you to buy yardage of good hemp fleece and cut/serge into large squares. (That's all a bigger weeds is, a square trifolded to stuff. No additional middle layers as far as I can tell. The hemparoo prefolds are more layers in the middle then in the sides). Remember there is a HUGE shrinkage factor in hemp and it must be prewashed and predried several times before it's shrunk/oils are out. You'll need the measurements of an unwashed bigger weeds to cut the squares the right size, and then they will shrink.

Edited to add: This is also very trim. It's stiffer then microfiber so there may be some rigidness between their legs, but it's not like cardboard or anything. It just doesn't squish as easily.
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Re: Advice for overnight diapers?

Angie- when I use a bG OS I use a CB insert, a hemp insert (from Little Lambs a long time ago) then I put a fleece topped CB doubler on top so her skin stays dry. Over this is put a wool soaker to catch any JIC leaks.

Tonight we are trying an OC swaddlebees fitted with the CB doubler and a wool soaker
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:58 PM   #4
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What type of inserts are you using and are they completely soaked when you take them out? I like two JBs with a microfiber insert on top (closest to baby/child). The hemp is very absorbant and the microfiber absorbs fast. I have had leaks/soaked clothes because ds wets too fast for the insert absorbancy. You may already know all of that, but thought I'd mention it anyway.

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What type of inserts are you using and are they completely soaked when you take them out?
We use the CB microfiber inserts. They are TOTALLY soaked in the am as are the kiddos jammies, sheets, and even their blankets at times! They are SUPER, SUPER soakers.
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BTW cheapest option to help at night is fleece interlock pants! There should be many stores that carry them right now. Also, sleep sacks! HALO makes them in an XL size that works great.

We don't frequently have leaks now but those saved my hide back when we were using microfiber, at least then we only had to clean up the child and not the entire bed.
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I was having this same problem with my youngest (ds1 no longer pees at night). He wakes up to nurse and if I don't change him he soaks the bed, but if I do change him he wakes up more and is harder to get back to sleep (and I can't stay laying down to nurse). So I asked around at LLL and they suggested simply getting Mother ease one size fitteds and mother ease Air flow covers and some good hemp doublers. So I tried it, and it has worked for us the past two nights. You would really need many if you wash pretty often (and with so many in dipes you would probably have to). Since fitteds can be washed, dryed and reused quickly, rather than having to air dry.
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We use the CB microfiber inserts. They are TOTALLY soaked in the am as are the kiddos jammies, sheets, and even their blankets at times! They are SUPER, SUPER soakers.

I haven't tried CB inserts, but maybe adding a hemp insert might do the trick, or at least help. I have been stuffing a GAD semi-fitted with two JBs and one MF (MOE or a towel) and then a MEAF cover. Haven't had any leaks and some mornings I don't think the dipe could hold another drop. On those days, I don't think 2 MF inserts would do the trick. Just a thought. The hemp is definitely more trim the the MF. And as PP said, it is a little stiff, but ds doesn't seem to mind.

Good luck finding a solution that works for you.
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I would recommend one of my Mighty Nighty inserts... They give you 6 layers of hemp fleece PLUS 3 layers of microterry and are less bulky than putting several inserts into 1 pocket diaper. (link in siggy )

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I would recommend one of my Mighty Nighty inserts... They give you 6 layers of hemp fleece PLUS 3 layers of microterry and are less bulky than putting several inserts into 1 pocket diaper. (link in siggy )

Good luck!
I second that!!!!!! She has the best nighttime inserts ever. And my son can out pee a grown man!
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