Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's Official: We're Cloth Only

This milestone happened on Sunday, but I've been sick, so forgive my sluggish posting lately.

We had had some disposable diapers on hand that we were using during the newborn stage where the Snush didn't quite fit into his one-size diapers, and we only had a few newborn size cloth diapers. My mom also had a pack of 'sposies she had bought for use at her house, but we both realized that at the rate we were using them (slowly) he would possibly grow out of them before we used them all. I don't know about you, but I hate wasting money, so I decided to just grit my teeth and use them all up before he grew out of them, and then revel in the joy and glory of being Entirely Cloth Diapers.

Anyway, on Sunday, we used the very last one! And it was glorious! He's been all cloth all the time ever since. We're still adjusting to everything that a cloth only routine entails, like making sure we get to the laundry in time so we don't run out (little danger of that, though, considering how many diapers I've been accumulating...) and figuring out this whole cloth at night phenomenon.

So far I've done a few different things at night: a fitted and cover; a Best Bottom diaper, with one of their overnight inserts and then a regular insert on top of it; or a pocket diaper, double or triple stuffed. Tonight I triple stuffed a Lovely Pocket Diaper, and it doesn't seem to have an issue with leg gaps, fortunately. So far I only had leg gap issues at night once-- when I attempted to double stuff a Blueberry pocket with its own inserts, which is already three layer of microfiber, and a trifolded prefold. I went just a little overboard there.

Since this is really my first week of experimenting with nighttime cloth diapering, I'm still learning! I'll be sure to report on my results and what I like best.

How about you? What's your favorite solution for nighttime? Do you have to do a diaper change in the wee hours in order to make it until morning?

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  1. Do you use wool at all?

    Longies for overnight are awesome. They're really good for keeping leaks in and they are also really warm, so perfect for winter nights.

    We use wool overnight here. I've never gotten a leak, but my daughter (14months) doesn't wet much while sleeping. We've only been cloth diapering for a couple months.

    1. I haven't yet tried wool, for two reasons: the price makes me a little leery, and I'm also concerned about it being too warm. We live in Texas and being too hot is very much a concern. I've heard that because wool is so breathable, though, it can actually stay relatively cool, so I might give it a try. I'm getting more and more intrigued by it, and am starting to eye a couple of different wool covers. I just have to work myself up to dropping $30-40 on a single cover!