Disclosure: I received this product free for review from Bottoms Up Boutique. All opinions remain my own.
Ah, the endless puzzle of overnight cloth diapering! We need something absorbent enough to hold 12 hours of pee without being too enormous so that baby is uncomfortable. Some babies wake up when they feel wet. Overnight diapers are often the culprit when our cloth diaper laundry gets stinky.
So is it impossible? Not by a long shot! Does it sometimes take a couple nights or more of wet sheets to get it right: yes. Is it worth it in the long run? Absolutely!
I’ve found two overnight solutions that work really well for us: a combination of inserts anchored by the BumGenius Flip Overnight Insert or the newly tested and approved TotsBots V4. If you are wondering if things you already have on hand might suffice overnight, check out this post of overnight diapering tips.
When I was using fitted diapers overnight, my bullet-proof cover on top of them was the Mother-Ease Airflow, so I was very enthusiastic about trying another Mother-Ease product overnight.
The Mother-Ease Wizard Duo Overnight System is made up of the one-size diaper cover and a sized (small or large) thick insert that snaps into the cover:
The one-size Wizard Adjustable Cover:
Like the AirFlow cover, this cover is perfect for covering the bulkier inserts required for overnight diapering. I love the full coverage and the soft casing around all of the elastics. Even when I snap it up snug (and a snug fit is a must to avoid leaks), Cub doesn’t wake up with red marks on his skin. I have used it easily on top of the largest Bummis prefolds (and those are massive). Despite offering maximum coverage overnight, it is still a trim enough fit with a light-weight fabric so that it’s not too bulky with a smaller insert during the day.
The cover is easy to wipe clean if necessary, but I definitely do toss it in the laundry after one use overnight. Realistically, you could definitely do a quick hand wash of the cover and hang it to dry so it’s ready for the following night.
The size large overnight insert:
If you’re not a fan of having to build an “overnight diaper sandwich” with a combination of inserts, boosters and liners, you’ll be glad to find out that you can get the same effect with just one piece! The stay-dry layer made of polyester is a must for sensitive skin or babies who hate feeling wet.
What I would improve upon with this insert is the dry time. I find it still feels damp out of the dryer, and I honestly wouldn’t even attempt to line dry it. What would make this insert more efficient for both dry-time and ease of laundering would be if it opened on both ends to expose the absorbent core both to the laundry water and to the heat of the dryer.
The Duo “System”
The way the insert snaps into the cover provides maximum coverage and no bunching. The insert won’t budge even on the squirmiest of sleepers. I love how the insert paired with the cover create the effect of a double gusset, since the insert is also elasticized. Essentially you get a lot of the benefits of a fitted overnight diaper with the convenience and lower price of an insert. (Inserts are easier to wash and easier to “boost” for more absorbency, for example.)
Once I got the right adjustment (I originally snapped it too loose), we have no leaks overnight and without any additional booster!
You can buy Mother-Ease products from Reanna at Bottoms Up Boutique!