Cloth Diapering

One Size overnight Option?

Robi1Robi1 member
edited October 2014 in Cloth Diapering
I've been using my 4.0s with Joeybunz hemp inserts ON for a while with success on my 15mo. Lately, though she's been wetting a lot heavier, and leaking out of them and I've been trying to come up with a solution out of things I have lying around without buying anything new but failing. Inserts are totally soaked, and they're leaking at the leg openings and sometimes the top front. She sleeps 13 hours overnight. I've tried:

4.0s stuffed with some combination of MF inserts, Joeybunz hemp (large, large + small, large + MF)
Totsbots Bamboozles fitted + hemp insert + Thirsties duo cover
Yellow edge pre fold + hemp insert + cover

The Bamboozles fitted + hemp insert with the Thirsties cover was the best, but has still leaked, and I'm wondering if it's my cover, or if I just need a better solution. 

I'm okay with buying something new if there's something I can buy that will last us (one size) but all the fitteds seem to be sized, and I'm also not sure which are best, and what covers to get. Am I better off buying some Sbish OBFs and trying them with my covers, or should I go for something like the GNHW? I don't want to buy a lot of things, I just want to buy one thing that will work! Any suggestions of either things to try with what I have, or something I can buy would be great. 
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Re: One Size overnight Option?

  • I don't love thirsties covers for night. They seem a little thinner, to me, but the ones I have/had were all pretty old.
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  • Would the Sbish snapless multi size ones be just as absorbent as the overnight bamboo fleece ones? Do you know whether the sized ones run large or small? She's around 21.5 pounds now and the size L says 22-32lbs so maybe those would work. 

    I'm so scared of wool. I don't want to have to learn anything new! Plus it's cold and I like putting her in PJ bottoms - do they fit over wool? Not sure I want to invest in 3-4 pairs of longies. 
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  • Sbish snapless multis are so awesome. I have them for both my 14lb 5 month old and my 27lb 2.5yr old. Put a coverall or Nicki's cover over it and say goodbye to night time leaks.

    Everything else I tried for my toddler leaked because she pees so much. The sbish is saturated but her clothes are not. :-)
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  • rugbymama said:
    Sbish snapless multis are so awesome. I have them for both my 14lb 5 month old and my 27lb 2.5yr old. Put a coverall or Nicki's cover over it and say goodbye to night time leaks. Everything else I tried for my toddler leaked because she pees so much. The sbish is saturated but her clothes are not. :-)
    Would my Thirsties duo wrap be ok over the sbish snap less or should I get a new cover as well? I think I'm leaning toward the Sbish... Though I'm tempted by the GNHW cause they're so much cheaper and I would just need one thing and could use the inserts I already have.
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  • I alternate a Thirsties duo wrap with a Blueberry Capri over our Sbish snapless. I have to check the wings when I put it on, but it does give us enough coverage. DS is skinny, though, so the widest parts of the wings overlap enough. Not sure if that would be the case for a chunkier kid.
  • rugbymama said:
    Sbish snapless multis are so awesome. I have them for both my 14lb 5 month old and my 27lb 2.5yr old. Put a coverall or Nicki's cover over it and say goodbye to night time leaks. Everything else I tried for my toddler leaked because she pees so much. The sbish is saturated but her clothes are not. :-)
    Would my Thirsties duo wrap be ok over the sbish snap less or should I get a new cover as well? I think I'm leaning toward the Sbish... Though I'm tempted by the GNHW cause they're so much cheaper and I would just need one thing and could use the inserts I already have.
    I was able to use the GNHW with O but he was not a heavy pee-er. Plus he didn't roll around very much at all at night. H was a disaster in those and it leaked out the top and legs all the time.
    Ok, I think I'd rather just go ahead and buy the Sbish since it seems like that will definitely work. I don't want to buy the GNHW and have it not work or stop working after a few months. I think I'll try the snap less with my current covers and see how that goes and then if they don't work look into the Blueberry ones. Thanks everyone!! 

    One more question though, how many should I get?? I'm thinking three, maybe four? We wash every 2-3 days but air dry...
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  • What is the longest drying time of any of your diapers? It's going to depend on the ambient humidity and temperature of where you are hanging your diapers.

    If you have 4 diapers and wash EOD, then you might be cutting it close, depending on what time of day your laundry finishes. If you do laundry on Day 1, then you have 2 diapers on the line while you use your 2 dry diapers over the next 2 nights. The third night, diapers 3 and 4 are going in the wash and you need to have a dry diaper from Day 1 laundry. So if you feel confident that your longest drying time is going to be less than say, 30-36 hours and that you're staying on top of getting clean laundry hung up as soon as it's ready to be hung up, you can probably get away with 4. I find 6 to be a bit more comfortable.

    That said, maybe start with 2 to see if they are the right diaper for your LO.
  • Good advice @Freezorburn, thanks! My current diapers dry easily in 18-24 hours inside, much shorter if I can put them outside, but I don't use fitteds very much. I do throw my wipes and inserts in the dryer though. Do fitteds wear out quickly if dried regularly? I think I'm okay with air drying and then throwing in the dryer for a bit if they're not fully dry by the time I need one. But it's always nice to have extras as well. I'll get a few and see how well I like them and I can always get more. 
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  • I always throw my Sbish snapless in the dryer and the elastics seem to still be in pretty good shape. We've had them for maybe 18 months. I started out with 6 and then gave 2 to my sister, which I kind of regret. I thought I was all set because I acquired a few TTs, but I have had some ammonia issues with the TTs and wish I had stolen back my other 2 Sbish when I had a chance.
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  • We used either a Thirsties or Sugar Peas Fleece cover with a Kissaluvs contour diaper, a hemp doubler, and a prefold all squished in there. 
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