Thursday, June 26, 2014

Overnight Cloth Diaper Solutions for Toddlers

Overnight Cloth Diaper Solutions
If you've made it to cloth diapering a Toddler, give yourself a pat on the back! That means you've successfully cloth diapered for over a year - so kudos to you! It's all smooth sailing from here on out, well, kind of.
After cloth diapering for over a year, you probably feel like a pro [and you are]! Or maybe you're just now picking up cloth diapers after your baby has been in disposables for his or her first year of life, and that's fantastic too - you're making a wise choice for your baby, the environment, and your wallet.
Although you won't be changing your toddlers diaper as frequently, you might start to notice that what was working overnight for your baby just might not be keeping your toddler's sheets dry by the morning. I'm sharing with you a couple of overnight cloth diaper solutions for toddlers.

Double Stuff your Cloth Diapers

If you're using a pocket cloth diaper system like Smarti Pants, you may get back with simply double stuffing. You can experiment with this by first stuffing 2 microfiber inserts into your pocket diaper or what I found worked best for my girls is by laying a microfiber insert on top of a hemp insert and stuffing it that way. The microfiber traps liquids fast and the hemp is trim and able to hold more liquids - which gives you a slimmer double stuffed diaper that works twice as hard.

Prefolds with Diaper Covers

Some parents find that certain types of prefolds hold in more liquid, especially at night. You can pair a prefold or folded flat with a diaper cover, like Smarti Pants Diaper Covers to give you a diaper that fits your toddler while absorbing more than a regularly stuffed pocket diaper.

Fitted Diapers with Fleece or Wool Covers

Once my girls hit a certain age, I could no longer stuff their pocket diapers enough - they were too bulky and just couldn't handle the amount of wetting overnight. I chose a Fitted Diaper and Wool Combination simply because a fitted diaper is one in which the entire diaper absorbs, not just the inserts. The Fleece and Wool covers act as a liquid-proof barrier - they hold the wetness into the diaper without letting it escape on your crib sheets. This system can be a bit more costly, which is why I would try the other overnight cloth diaper solutions for toddlers first.

What overnight cloth diaper solutions for toddlers have you tried with success?

  Lindsey is the author behind the So Easy Being Green blog. Once she decided to use cloth diapers on her children, she started making green-er choices in all areas of her life. SEBG is a resource for parents who want to make small changes that will make a big impact on their path to a green-er life.

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