If you recall my review of the HumCloud Overnight Fitted Diaper, you will remember I was on Cloud 9! I had found an overnight solution that actually worked for my heavy wetter! It worked so well that I didn’t even need the two extra inserts it came with. Hearing from fans that the HumCloud (recently renamed the SuperNova) was almost too absorbent, Dawn at HumBird developed a little sister for her superstar overnight diaper. Meet the Nebula.
My daughter has become a little bit less of a super soaker overnight, so we received the Nebula to test at the perfect time. Although I didn’t mention it in my HumCloud review, I had come to notice one drawback of this super-thirsty diaper after having my hands on some of the competition. The HumCloud is a bit stiff. While this never seemed to bother my daughter, I noticed the difference after trying other fitteds on the market that were softer and had more stretch to them. The Nebula completely solves this issue: it is ultra-soft to the touch and nice and flexible when you stretch it to fit around your babe. I never bothered to snap down the rise on our HumCloud because the fabric was so stiff. With the Nebula, the rise can be easily folded down, providing a trimmer fit.
With just the snap-in flare soaker (made up of one layer of organic bamboo velour and three layers of bamboo organic cotton fleece, the same as the HumCloud), we easily make it through the whole night. The shell of this diaper is two layers of 55% hemp 45% bamboo fleece, making it thinner than the HumCloud, which contributes the trimmer, more flexible fit. Despite having fewer layers, I would venture to guess that even on her heaviest wetting nights, the Nebula would’ve been enough for my daughter. As it stands, the Nebula isn’t anywhere near saturated in the morning!
Another drawback of the HumCloud that I touched on in my review was the price point. It is a hefty diaper in terms of fabric, and that is reflected in the price. Since the Nebula requires less fabric, it is priced at US$39.99. Overnight diapering for heavy wetters is difficult to do at a lower price point; most combinations I’ve tried average between $40–$50.
Paired with her new, hand-dyed Wool Interlock Cuffed Longies, we have a delightfully adorable overnight combo for fall. What I love about HumBird’s longies is the thickness of the wool interlock. Even if my daughter were to saturate her overnight diaper, it would be nearly impossible for the moisture to make it through the wool and onto her sheets.
If you have an overnight diaper that is almost getting you through the night, I recommend pairing it with HumBird Longies rather than going back to the drawing board. For example, there’s no reason you can’t put longies on top of a PUL diaper cover. If you are struggling with just a little bit of leakage at the waist or legs with your current overnight combo, putting wool longies on top instead of pyjama pants could be the solution!
Miss Cub just wears her HumBird Longies to bed every night instead of pyjamas. Wool is so breathable that I didn’t even hesitate to use them on hotter nights. Of course, wool pants don’t have to be exclusively for nighttime: they can be everyday pants, too!