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June 22, 2010

Night Time Nappies! What Cloth Nappy Options Will Suit a Heavy Wetting Toddler?

Night Time Nappies! What Cloth Nappy Options Will Suit a Heavy Wetting Toddler?

Night time Nappies! This is the last barrier I face! What modern cloth solution will suit my ‘heavy wetting’ toddler?

The Winter Sponsors of the 100 Green Promise Nappies Initiative were invited to contribute to this series of Congo Questions. Each donated a special cloth nappy to go out as a giveaway prize to become an ambassador for ‘Nappy Change’ as it stopped a disposable heading to landfill each time it is worn. This seasonal giveaway strives to reach 100 donated nappies in a future round, and you can register at any time to either play in the current giveaway (they go for 6 weeks at the start of each season) or register to be notified when the next round is set to begin! You can enter into the draw for one nappy, or all of them!

You’ll see a wonderful range of responses. This is what Our Nappy Experts have to say:

Amanda from Sweet Bubba Eco Store:

On my boys I use a baby beehinds fitted nappy with a trifold booster inside and a wool or PUL cover over the outside. Nappy is saturated the next day but pyjamas and linen are dry. Initially it irritated bubs skin a little so I used the BBH magicals with the extra trifold inside too or put in a microfleece liner between nappy and bub.

Rebecca from Bean Sprout Bubba:

Rebecca has just published a series of posts on her blog on the ins and outs of nighttime nappies; be sure to take a look and read the comments for even more tips.

Cloth at Night: an Introduction

Part 1: Considering Cloth Nappies at Night-Time?

Part 2: Cloth at Night – Using Day Nappies as Night Nappies

Part 3: Cloth at Night – Using Dedicated Night Nappies

Emma from Brindabella Baby:

I love Mandy Mac Purple Nights for a heavy wetter, and they’ll fit up to five years old.

I also like Bumwear pull-up toilet training pants. Just add more inserts til it’s absorbent enough for your child – you can use the boosters from your old nappies.

Cassandra from New Age Nappies:

Night time nappies vary on each bubba, my son could sleep through the night in basically any nappy even a terry square but my daughter requires extra boosting so I use and organic AIO with either a bamboo and organic cotton booster – sometimes 2.

Eva from Oz Baby Trends:

We’ve used a number of night nappying option for our 2 children, a boy and girl. Both were heavy wetters, particularly from about 6-12 months when they’d consume 240 ml of milk just before bed! The only 2 nappies that ever lasted were 1) The Original Pop-In with dri-night booster and 2) The Sandman night nappy with a fleece or wool cover, available from Sustainable Hemp Products. And we tried A LOT of brands!

Cindy from Ticklefish Tots:

Both of my younger boys were heavy wetters (and one still is!) and tummy sleepers too, and I designed my night nappies around this fact, trying to keep them trim and quick drying at the same time. They have also been successfully tried and tested with a variety of other babies and toddlers. I have been in the process of refining them even further over the last couple of months, and the result has been the creation of a new night time booster system which will be released shortly.
However, another solution for heavy wetters, without bulking up the nappy too much, is to use a woollen soaker in conjunction with any dedicated night nappy, which, in the early stages, I found just as effective with my two boys.

Marnie from Noonee Wilga:

Consider beginning toilet learning with your toddler. Pop him on the potty before bed and when he wakes in the morning. This will reduce the amount that the night nappy needs to hold.

Fiona and Catherine from Darlings Downunder:

A superboosted fitted nappy, or a specialised night nappy (like Mandy Mac, Baby Beehinds or Bubblebubs make) with a fleece or wool cover.

You can also put boosters between the nappy and the cover if you need extra. Not necessarily the most elegant option but they should do the job.

Kyra from Bubbalooba:

Most of our pocket nappies are suitable for night time use – I suggest the soft cordoroy or minkee nappies – the key is absorbency! Simply add more inserts or you can buy a special night-time insert from our store.

Nicole from Krap Katchers:

Our Stuff ’em Silly night time pocket nappies are perfect for the heavy wetting toddler! Your toddler will not leak through our nappy that uses a combination of 200wt malden mills fleece and a hidden PUL layer.

You can stuff as many absorbent inserts in as needed and hallelujah dry nights for all!

Jacquie from Cheeky Cherubs:

The Pop In Original with the added Dri Night Booster works wonders through the night! I use it both on my nearly 3 year old and my 9 month old (who is still breastfed 2-4 times a night) and we have no leaks! To me that’s a winner.

Many customers have been stuck on trying to find a cloth nappy suitable for nights and have been pleasantly surprised once they have purchased a Pop In Night Time Trial Pack. The tri-fold bamboo/cotton is incredibly absorbent.

Thank you to all our nappy doula’s for their contributions,

Even more night nappy options can be found in My Nappy Style Window for Night Nappies.

– Your Nappy Doulas –

This is part of a regular series of articles that offer you an insight into the beliefs, concerns, knowledge and wisdom of Mums making and selling modern cloth nappies in Australia and New Zealand.

Discover More from Your Nappy Doulas…

P.S There is a question at the bottom of each of these features. Join in the conversation and share your own experiences and stories with us…

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A question to you about your search for the best Nighty Nite Nappy:

Which brands of nighttime nappies are the BEST cloth night nappies for your family?

1 Comment »

  1. I use Mother-ease X-large Nappies with a booster. My son moved onto these at age 9 months! He is a big wetter too. I find that these do the job. Sometimes I use two boosters – one on the inside of the nappy and then one on the outside in between the nappy and cover.

    I also sell these nappies and would be willing to give you a free trial of one.

    If you want to give it a go visit my website and “Contact Me”

    Comment by Amanda — December 8, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

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