It took me some trial and error to get night-time cloth diapering just right. Here are some of the tips that helped me find the right solution for dry nights and happy mornings!
1 – Choose a mix of natural fiber inserts to build your custom overnight sandwich. I find natural fibers hold more and are not subject to compression leaks like microfiber. They also launder easier.
2 – If rashes are an issue, try using a fleece liner both for stay-dry effect and for protection against a strong barrier cream. I have personally use Live Clean with a fleece liner and, though it leaves some colour on my inserts below if it gets past the liner, I’ve had no trouble with build up.
3- Fold up a booster to add extra protection in the wet zone. For my son, I fold his AMP booster in half at the front.
4- Choose a cover with a front wait elastics for tummy sleepers. I love my, Rumparooz, Best Bottom and AppleCheeks covers for this.
5 – Put fleece jammy pants on top, especially when testing out a new solution. The fleece adds an extra barrier and will repel light leaks, keeping sheets dry.
6- Rinse out the overnight diaper or inserts in the morning. This really helps with stink (as does, in most cases, a stronger detergent). I just run the inserts under the bath tub faucet, wring them out, then put straight in our diaper pail. (I wash every 2.5 days)
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