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Nighttime Diapering Solutions

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Nighttime Diapering SolutionsWhen deciding to cloth diaper, I was most nervous about cloth diapering at night. But it’s not hard, especially when you find a nighttime diaper that works.

Below are a few ideas of nighttime diaper solutions from our team of bloggers:

  • Kawaii Heavy Wetters- These one-sized pocket diapers consist of a waterproof outer cover and two extra large microfiber inserts.¬† Add a hemp or bamboo insert for extra absorbency.
  • Sloomb Overnight Bamboo Fitteds with Wool Cover- The overnight bamboo fitted includes a shell with a double-length three-layer snap-in fleece soaker that can be folded for customizable absorption. Pair with a wool cover for overnight success.
  • AIO with Micro Fleece Insert and a Thirsties Fleece Insert- There are many different AIO diapers out there; you can try this with one you have in your stash and add the inserts for the extra absorbency you need at night.
  • Econappis- This pocket diaper is one sized and designed to work from 10-35 pounds. It comes with two inserts made with a blend of organic cotton and bamboo. You can add your own inserts for custom absorbency.
  • Elementals(Old Style)-BumGenuis‚Äô AIO diaper; they have a new design, but one mom prefers the old version for her nighttime diapers.
  • Bummis Premium Sized Prefold with Infant sized prefold inside-These prefolds are made out of cotton and can be paired with a Bummis or wool cover.
  • Toddler prefold with a bamboo or hemp doubler inside with wool or Bummis cover- This is similar to the option above but the user combines a cotton prefold with the wool or hemp doubler for a different option.

You might be able to go through your existing stash and put together one of these ideas to try on your baby tonight.  Most of the ideas above included some form of hemp or bamboo liner or a wool cover. Keep in mind there are different wash routines for prepping the various fabrics, and your wool should be washed separately always. Do you have a nighttime diaper solution that works well?  If so, please share with us!

Kristen Beggs is a mom of two that still wear diapers at night and is always looking for suggestions to make nighttime diapering even better!

Product Review: Sloomb Knit Wool Covers

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I have been EAGER to try out¬†a Sloomb Knit Wool Cover by Sustainablebabyish ever since Mom’s Milk Boutique started carrying them earlier this year. After drooling over them endlessly on the website, I finally added one to my cloth diaper stash…isn’t it BEAUTIFUL!?!

Believe me, the picture doesn’t even do it justice…it is sooo lovely!

I¬†ordered a size medium in Capri (won’t that color be cute on a baby girl? ;) ). The medium is said to fit babies/toddlers ages 12 months to 28 months (or 22 to 30lbs). My 21 month old son weighs approximately 25lbs,¬†however he is a bit¬†on the leaner side. Therefor the medium Sloomb Knit Wool Cover has a little room left in it for him to grow. That is unless I put a super fluffy diaper underneath it. :) Right now I am using the cover primarily with my old skool one-size Mother-Ease fitted diapers with a snap-in liner (Side note: this fitted diaper rocks! It is super trim fitting!)

While¬†the Sloomb Knit Wool Cover has only been¬†in my stash a short time, it’s already gotten lots of lovin’! One thing¬†I¬†LOVE about wool is¬†that I can¬†use the same cover throughout the¬†entire day.¬†That overall¬†seems to¬†result in less laundry. Plus¬†wool is sooo easy to care for! Yep, that’s right…¬†Wool is EASY! I know, I know… many¬†families admire wool from afar but stay away thinking it’s too complicated.¬†However I assure you that it’s not! You will be a pro at caring for it in no time at all!

Wool is wonderful in so many ways and the Sloomb Wool Knit Covers are no exception. They do exactly what you want a high quality cloth diaper to do…contain the mess and keep baby dry, all while looking super duper cute! :) Plus I love how smooth and soft it is. This wool cover is much thicker than some of the¬†others in my stash, which makes it feel extra plush! The only downside is that it does take a LONG time to dry, but since I don’t have to wash it too frequently it ends up not being too big a deal. I also think a little extra lanolizing will help the cover repel more as well as absorb less water so that is definitely on my to-do list. :)

The only, only downside to wool for me is I am adamant that my son wears pants or shorts over it. Usually I am cool with him hanging out in just his diaper, but I am a bit less protective over my other cloth diapers than I am with my wool. I don’t want any paint, mud, tomato sauce, or the like on our wool covers!¬†My son¬†has a¬†tendency to take his clothes off (let’s face, what toddler doesn’t want to be nakie!) so I have to watch him extra¬†carefully when he’s in wool to make sure the clothes stay on or the messes are kept to a minimum (which is a bit of an oxymoron with kids, right?).

All in all sustainablebabyish makes a wicked awesome wool diaper cover. I am so happy to finally have one in my rotation and am quite pleased with how it has lived up to its reputation!

Do you have any Sloomb Knit Wool Covers in your stash? Would love to hear your thoughts!

-Sarah