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Newbie question-

What do you ladies do for night time diapers? My little guy is a heavy wetter (5 months old), especially at night. I have noticed the fitteds seem to be popular, as do wool covers, but i am very allergic to wool, and worry that DS would be to. So i am wonder what all my options would be. My stash is all pockets right now, and i have a variety of inserts, microfiber, hemp, cotton, and bamboo (scored a huge used lot for a good price). So what would you recommend? He sleeps through the night, usually 12 hour stretches and the idea of waking him up to change him then fight to get him back down makes me want to cry a little.. Lol.
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Re: Newbie question-

  • You can use a regular PUL cover instead of wool, it just won't breathe as well.

    I have read on the Soakers and Longies forum on Ravelry that there are some people who have had some success using acrylic to knit soakers, and they say it works pretty well. I'm not sure, but I think you wouldn't have to lanolize it, and it would still breathe, and since it's acrylic it would not wick moisture to clothing outside of it. At least that's how I think it would work ...



  • With my daughter we had to do the big BG insert, small BG insert , and then a hemp insert in a pocket to make it overnight. With my son that wouldn't work so we do fitteds and wool. However, I think if you did like a microfiber doubler(like the small BG), a bamboo insert, and then a hemp insert in a pocket it would work really well.
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  • I was doing a 3 layer hemp insert with a MF on top in a pocket, but by 5 months I switched to fitteds. I use a SBish OBF with a PUL cover. I bought the medium OBF (she is small but I sized up to save $) and still haven't needed the included doubler, so I think it will last a long time. I won some fleece longies and they work great, so I'm planning to buy some fleece covers, lots of great WAHM options there too. I like the extra airflow for her bum, and it really cut down the urine/ammonia smell I was getting by morning.
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