S.C. asks from Hersey, MI on January 13, 2009
Cloth Diapers - Hersey,MI
Hello Moms out there! I know I have asked a question before on cloth diapers, but I do have a couple more...
1. My friend told me that all of her friends that use cloth diapers use disposables at night, even the die hard cloth diapering peoples, because they leak bad at night, even the expesive ones. So my question is, since we do not want to use disposables, how do I prevent leaks? We are planning on using all in one diapers that come with newborn inserts, but what she told me is that even those ones leak...
2. I am not sure what diapers I would like to get... I obviously haven't tried either, but am torn between Bum Genius 3.0 and Happy Heiny's, both are the one size diapers... Which ones do you Mom's prefer, or is there a better brand of one size out there I don't know about?
M.M. answers from Detroit on January 17, 2009
The "other:\ M. M here :)
We have never had a leaky diaper ever. Seriosuly. HE is 16 months oldand I dont even use the doublers or the infant diapers as a doupler. I simply use the brown edged chinese dsq prefold and a velcro cover or pins and a nylon pullover I also have one wool cover I use a lot and night and nothing between any combo I use! I guess I never even knew leaking was an issue as I have never encountered it. My son drinks plenty of milk water and water/juice too.
A.O. answers from Kalamazoo on January 14, 2009
I always doubled up the diapers. i would fold one in thirds and then place it in the middle of the outer one then fold up the diaper cover. We had some leaks, but not a lot and not every night.
R.H. answers from Detroit on January 14, 2009
I do not use cloth dipes...wish I did...long story. Anyway, a friend of mine does. She uses the prefolds during the day, but a pocket dipe at night and puts a doubler inside. She says it stops the leaks.
She also makes sure to cut back on her little ones liquid intake a couple of hours before bedtime. We do that too with our little one, otherwise if she sleeps through the night, even the sposies leak!
K.H. answers from Grand Rapids on January 14, 2009
We have used bumgenius one size on both our girls. Our youngest just turned two and is still in them. (She is now just starting to show real signs of wanting to potty train! Hopefully) WE have used these diapers for over two years and have loved them. We did notice with our youngest just after she turned one that some nights she would pee through so we switched to disposables at night because I was tired of washing her bedding. But we went a long time only using cloth. We would always just add a doubler to their night time diapers.
Good luck to you..
S.C. answers from Detroit on January 14, 2009
Yes, you can use cloth at night. Depending on how much your child wets at night, you can double up the liners in a pocket diaper (or add doublers to a prefold).
As for the different brands of pocket diapers, it really depends on how they fit your child (and how you feel about stuffing them after laundering). I have a combination of bum genius, fuzzibuns and mommy's touch. As my child gets older (she just turned 2), the one-size are getting a bit small, but the large fuzzibuns still fit well. The other are just now getting tight in the legs - but, of course, depends on the fit.
S.K. answers from Detroit on January 14, 2009
I use prefolds, so I can't really help with your second question. However, even using prefolds, we do not have leaks/wetness at night. I use diaper service quality prefolds and also add a doubler (usually one of the cheapie cloth diapers from gerber that you can get at Target- also work excellent as burb cloths). I use Disana wool covers at nap and bedtime, too. These are wonderful and allow the bum to breathe without leaking. Best of luck!
A.H. answers from Detroit on January 14, 2009
I also used cloth at nights. I have mostly bummies covers and the extra quality unbleached prefolds. I'd add a hemp doubler,or a smaller size prefold. I did find some one size fits all covers by little lamb who was selling them on ebay. Those covers worked great, I could fit a lot of cloth into them, and no leaks. I cut a bit of polar fleece and used that to line the diaper it's great for preventing rash. And helps plop the poo off better. Just stretch both ends while aiming at the toilet. And I have to say even disposables can leak at night, or nap. I just changed my baby in the night so I didn't have to worry about changing her bedding every night. I got so good she didn't even wake up.
Good luck. A. H
A.D. answers from Detroit on January 18, 2009
We have used Fuzzi Bunz for almost 2 years now and they have been great. At night we use 3 inserts and during the day we use 2. We do have occasional leaks, but not every night. We have tried other brands of cloth and none of them even compared to Fuzzi Bunz.
Have you been to Tree City Diapers in Ann Arbor? They have a large selection of cloth diapers and they also offer diaper classes on Saturdays.
Hope this helps and good luck!
M.M. answers from Jackson on January 15, 2009
Hello. I have a 9 month old and we have been using bum genious diaper since her birth. I LOVE them. We also looked at happy heiny's but went with bum genious because the velcro tab is much smaller and softer which is easier on the tummy of a baby (especially if the baby turns out to be gassy).
Although they do leak if they get really full, disposables do as well. She also does not get poop up the back with the cloth diapers which happens all the time with disposables.
You can get a hemp inset for night time. It does more of a slow absorb and helps prevents leaks. But every child is different and depending on how much your baby drinks at night and how long your baby sleeps, your baby could leak through any diaper.
We bought from the bum genious website which offers package discounts. The Little Seedling (out on Zeeb road in Ann Arbor) is also very helpful. You could google either location.
I wish you the best of luck. I hope this helps.
K.P. answers from Detroit on January 14, 2009
I was a little worried about leaking through the night to but it hasn't been a problem. I do have to change him soon after he first nurses in the morning but he never wakes up leaking.
I use prefolds and Snappies. The Snappies are the best! I was HORRIBLE at pinning diapers and these were a life saver. You do have to buy 4 or 5. Occasionally they break if they accidentally get into the dryer.
This site has some great picture of how to use prefolds, Snappies and pins.