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Old 11-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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Best budget friendly night time diaper

I tried to use cloth on my last baby at night, but it didn't go well. I used gDiapers at 1st and he ended up with a big red ring from the liner. We tried Bumgenis but he'd leak. We didn't try much of anything else. So we just used disposables at night.

Now with​ my little girl, she can poop through any brand of disposable diaper. I am so sick of washing poopy clothes. Poopy diapers are one thing but I hate poopy clothes.

Our cloth diapers and covers seem to hold it in 9 out of 10 versus 2 out of 10.

My little girl is 6 months old and only occasionally wakes at night. I don't change diapers at night and we've had no "wet" problems.

However, I've woken up to the sound of gas powered poo one too many times now. I lay there thinking "oh great, now I get to wash EVERYTHING!". Clothes, sleep sack, sheet, and mattress pad. Yuck!

I don't think she is a heavy wetter. The only wet leaks we get are compression or because I was lame and didn't make sure the cover was "covering" the insert or prefold.

I'm looking for a budget friendly night time diaper. Once I get an idea of what everyone likes I'll try to find some used.

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Old 11-05-2017, 05:49 PM   #2
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I don't really have any advice considering I just switched to disposables at night for my toddler because nothing was holding him over night. The biggest reccomendation that was made to me was Motherease Airflow covers. I never tried one because for cheaper I could buy a pack of disposables and be done with it.

My actual advice though, is for now while she is in disposables put a cover over her disposable. So at least if she poops out of the disposable the cover will catch it.
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Old 11-05-2017, 06:10 PM   #3
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I don't really have any advice considering I just switched to disposables at night for my toddler because nothing was holding him over night. The biggest reccomendation that was made to me was Motherease Airflow covers. I never tried one because for cheaper I could buy a pack of disposables and be done with it.

My actual advice though, is for now while she is in disposables put a cover over her disposable. So at least if she poops out of the disposable the cover will catch it.
Lol! I feel so dumb! I never thought of that! That's pretty budget friendly.

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Lol! I feel so dumb! I never thought of that! That's pretty budget friendly.
Don't feel dumb! Someone recommended it to me too!
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:57 PM   #5
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What does your LO use during the day? Neither of my kids were explosive poopers so I can't speak to that.

With my son (standard wetter) we used BG pockets with the MF insert and a hemp insert behind it (like a joey bunz). The big idea 8 years ago was MF soaks up fast and hold what it holds, but the hemp holds urine back and prevent compression leaks. It worked well for us.

DD started in a the same combo but she had sensitivities and needed to wear wool at night. That led us to sandys fitteds - they are good at holding poo and inexpensive for a fitted (you can use with a PUL cover as well). She also needed stay dry so in the sandys we had a sweet iris hemp/bamboo/suedecloth insert and I think we had a second doubler between it and the fitted but I don't recall what it was. I like sandys alot but didn't feel like they had enough absorbancy in the wetzone for wool users without a doubler. If using with pul it may work without a doubler but I might still suggest one, but overall not an expensive option for overnight.

Still my biggest suggestion would be to add something to what you use during the day . Have you checked out the absorbancy sticky? understanding the absorbancy of everything you current use can help figure out what to increase to. Also the best cost wise because you have most of what you need.
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:51 PM   #6
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Good suggestion to look at the absorbency thread. I will look through that.

We have the basics. Cheap pockets, some Thirsties covers. Indian cotton prefolds, bamboo inserts, some gDiaper inserts. I think they are microfleece? We've got microfiber inserts but don't use them.

I guess I could just play around with combinations.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:28 AM   #7
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So this morning I took of both the 6 month old's and 3.5 year old's disposable diapers​ off and weighted them. They were only 5 oz and 6 oz! They had been in them from 9 pm to 6 am. That's 9 hours. I guess I don't need anything crazy absorbent for night time diapers.
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Old 11-07-2017, 10:46 AM   #8
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I would take a pocket you have a maybe try the prefold with a bamboo insert (if not too thick). Otherwise maybe a cover with the prefold and the gDiaper insert on top. - I prefer to provide stay dry for nighttime personally.

Keep in mind that the absorbency thread diapers are absolutely saturated, so you may need more than 6oz of absorbency overall - though 10-12oz maybe enough which is generally just a prefold...
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Re: Best budget friendly night time diaper

We did prefolds and covers day and night for a long time. That was fine except sometimes we had issues with rashes from wet diapers under PUL covers. Right now we're using mother-ease sandies fitteds (with a preemie prefold doubler) under wool, and that works really well. The sandies really are great at holding everything in. I think there are some for sale on here for pretty cheap too. Proraps PUL covers are what we used for years (over prefolds) and they are amazing at holding in poo explosions, plus they're cheap. I think diaper + cover combos are generally better at holding in messes than pockets, so I would go with either prefolds + covers or fitteds + covers. Good luck!
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