Following on from my previous thread
, I have been using bamboo and hemp UDNNs for the past month or so. I was happy with them at first, but then she got a nappy rash, which seemed to be worse in the mornings. She'd also still tend to wake in the night, though she'd just yell for a moment or two and then put herself back to sleep.
I thought I'd try stripwashing them to see if that would help the nappy rash. I did this last week when the weather was so awful, and they took a few days to dry. During that time, I used a modified version of what I was using before: small microfibre Wonderoo insert, TB microfibre with sewn-in bamboo booster, then a medium and a giant cotton prefold around the outside. Two nippas and the biggest bum ever! But she slept so much better in that lot – there wasn't a peep out of her all night when she was in them. And the nappy rash did improve, though that may have been the metanium I've been applying.
Now she's back in the UDNNs, and last night there was much sobbing at about 1am. When I went to her, she tried to go back to sleep for a long time, but eventually sat up and said 'pemmie' (her word for a wet nappy, because I tell her the ones in the bucket are 'smelly'), and just to make sure I'd got the message, she added 'totty' (potty) and 'toilet'. When I took it off her, I found that the front was absolutely sodden, while the back was bone dry. (She sleeps on her tummy.) I've noticed this before with these nappies – they don't seem to spread the wee through the nappy very effectively. Is this a hazard of this particular fabric combination (last night was bamboo with an extra hemp insert)?
I only have two really giant prefolds, so I can't keep that combination going for more than a couple of nights. I also have the Stuffies JennyPenny sent me, and they seem to be better than the UDNNs as well.
Should I try another sort of nappy, and if so, what? Or can I just stuff an extra booster in at the front where she lies on it?