We’ve reached an impasse. Nothing is working. With regard to what? Overnight diapering solutions. Nothing. Nada. Zilch. As of this moment, I have washed LittleBrother’s sheets every morning for five straight days. I am worn out simply from the constant wrestling of the toddler bed mattress, sheets fitted tightly to prevent smothering make for difficulty to put them back on once washed. I know something needs to change. There are some things that can’t change, of course.
1. LittleBrother sleeps for twelve to thirteen hours at night. I’m not going to undo that, thank you very much.
2. His output has increased mainly because it is summer and we’re outside more so, of course, he’s drinking more water. As we are not working on overnight potty training, I don’t see a point in limiting his evening drinking. To be fair, he does not have a cup of water with his evening snack (soy yogurt) so it’s not as if we’re filling his bladder fifteen minutes before tucking him in.
Here’s what we were previously using and have also tried in hopes of fixing the problem.
1. Our old foolproof method was a new-style Fuzzi Bunz with a microterry contoured insert by Rainforest Babies, double stuffed with a large hemp JoeyBunz by BabyKicks insert. This used to be a no-questions-asked, always-works method for our family, starting back when BigBrother was wetting through everything at night. I stripped our Fuzzi Bunz in case it was a build-up issue. It is not.
2. We have, on occasion, used a classic organic bamboo velour Goodmama fitted with a Super Doubler and a Good Front covered with a Thirsties cover at night. While Goodmamas are absolutely fine for us during the day, overnight they cause too much moisture next to his skin which, like mine, is intensely sensitive.
3. I broke down and attempted the only brand of disposable diapers that he doesn’t have an allergic reaction to (Pampers) as an option. Nothing going. He still woke up with a wet bed and I feel guilty that we used disposables. Lose-lose on that one.
And so, I’ve been doing some researching.
Well, really, what I did was tweet about it.
I think I’ll blog about this next week but we need a new overnight #clothdiaper solution. LB has apparently upped his output & sleeps 13 hrs.
Not only did I get some answers but I got an offer as well from @sloomb. Thanks to what I can only call fabulous customer service (See! It still exists!), we’re being sent a Sustainable Babyish Organic Bamboo Fleece Fitted diaper (yes, in Sprout) and a wool cover as a hopeful answer to our overnight problems. We will definitely review our experience with this solution (after we lanolize the cover) over on Stop, Drop & Review. We’re hopeful that we’ll be purchasing three more diapers and covers from the company. (As we keep four overnight diapers in rotation.) Cross your fingers!
If this doesn’t work, I’m not sure what we’ll do. FireDad has suggested cutting leg holes in a trash bag and tying it around his waist. (Obviously he is joking. Keep the calls to CPS to a minimum.) And so, the real point of this post is for my readers to offer up some overnight solutions that are currently working for you. (Links would be helpful if they aren’t name brand cloth diapering solutions.)