Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cloth Diapering Overnight

Okay, this will be my last cloth diaper post for a while, promise!

When we Ant and I first discussed cloth diapering I was pretty sure we would continue to use disposables overnight. Doing the cloth thing overnight was really terrifying to me. I just imagined pee everywhere in his crib when he woke up in the mornings.

Not long after we started CDing I decided to try a cloth diaper overnight, fully expecting to fail. Let me tell you what really happened. :)

The first morning Harry was just a teeny tiny bit damp. The second day he leaked on to his back a teeny tiny bit. But since then, smooth and dry sailing... knock on wood! With disposables Harry probably leaked at least twice a week overnight. And it was bad. I felt bad that he woke up like that so often. But now he doesn't!

Cloth diapering overnight is awesome. Even if you don't have plans to do it full time, I really recommend it for overnight if your baby has leakage issues. Here's what Harry wears while he's sleeping.

Nothing super fancy. I know a lot of parents use special inserts for nighttime wear but we haven't needed to do that. We use either a Bum Genius 4.0 or Imagine pocket diaper. I stuff the diapers with the inserts they came with and then add either one or two Babies R Us terrycloth burp rags we had lying around. That's it!

So many layers does make Harry very "bottom heavy", but he doesn't seem to really care. He's still able to roll around while wearing these diapers.

And on a totally unrelated note, I'm so happy Phillip Phillips won American Idol! I liked both him and Jessica Sanchez, but I thought his single, "Home" was much better than Jessica's. It was so adorable how he broke down on stage right after he won!


  1. I love reading your CDing posts!

    We don't have any kids yet (we're trying though), but when we do, we're planning to CD. I don't know anybody personally who does, so I find reading about your experiences really helpful!

    1. Thank you! We're so new to it and just trying what to find the best system that works for us. Good luck on your TTC journey, mommyhood is the best!


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