hf1

Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

My avatar
Rufies mama
Cloth Nappy Groupie
Cloth Nappy Groupie

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Rufies mama » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:39 pm

When my LO was outweeing disposables at night (Pampers Babydry) I found that the only night nappy that worked for us was a Little Gumnut All Hours, however, instead of the trifold insert supplied, we used the Zorb II insert from a Dunk n Fluff. He wears a pair of Disana lanolised wool shorts on top and when he was REALLY supersoaking I used to put the All Hours trifold insert between the nappy and the wool.

You should be able to get Little Gumnuts reasonably cheaply on here second hand. I think we have four but we don't really need them all as I wash my nappies every other day.

My avatar
Kirstyh
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Kirstyh » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:43 pm

William must be a super piddler then if he soaked through a LGN in 4 hours, they are still one of my fav nappies though.
I really like Rosie Boo's bed bums as well and they are really reasonably priced

My avatar
Johanna21
Cloth Nappy Lover
Cloth Nappy Lover

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Johanna21 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:58 pm

wigwam wrote:Hi

My DS is in cloth nappies in the daytime and disposables at night. He is 15 months. I'm considering switching to cloth at night too but I'm very nervous of this as he still feeds twice a night (more when teething) and we get through 2 sized 5 disposables each night currently - I usually have to change at the first feed around 1 or 2am otherwise he wets through. Even though we're using the biodegradable ones, I hate all that waste and would like to switch to cloth if it's going to work.

I've had a look on other posts and it seems that Little Gumnut All Hourse are recommended although they seem to be £28 to buy new! We don't have a tumble drier so I'm guessing I'll need at least 2 or 3 of these. This is obviously a significant investment, especially if they end up leaking!

Has anyone else made a similar journey from disposables to cloth at night and what would your advice be?

Thanks!
Laura



Thank you for posting this, Laura. I came on to post a similar question then found yours :D

My DS is 10 months and in BG V4 limited edition prints (weirdly they fit better than regular V4!) during the day. I don't like stuffing more in them at night (I already use hemp) because they don't fit well at the legs. I have been using One life with PUL as I bought a few before having my DD but didn't use them much. I don't like his skin being wet in the morning though so would prefer something that takes the wet away from his skin. He's not a particularly heavy wetter so I wondered if I should try Little Gumnut or is there something else that may be worth a go? Any suggestions would be appreciated especially of things that are really quick and easy to put on as he's a wriggler!

Sorry for hijacking your post Laura - you just asked a really good question :thumbsup:

My avatar
Kirstyh
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox
Cloth Nappy Chatterbox

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Kirstyh » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:11 pm

@johanna try a minkee or fleece liner in the nappy, that would acta as a stay dry layer so keeping your lo's skin dry. x

My avatar
monsterm
Cloth Nappy Worshipper
Cloth Nappy Worshipper

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby monsterm » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:16 pm

@Johanna21 If you want to try a night time specific nappy, try a weenotion night nappy. It doesn't sound like your son is an above average wetter & weenotions are a very good reliable night nappy. Holden's Landing bedbugs are good too.

Do you boost your onelife nappies at all? Another thing I would do is ditch the PUL. Wool soakers are breathable and allow the moisture to evaporate. Fleece soakers would be a good second best.

My avatar
Johanna21
Cloth Nappy Lover
Cloth Nappy Lover

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Johanna21 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:43 pm

Thank you for the suggestions. I do boost the onelifes but they never seem to look very comfy on so I'm tempted to try something new. I've tried fleece but not wool as it scares me a bit but after reading around I'm tempted to try it - maybe even knit something myself! I've bought nothing new for DS just used DD's hand-me-downs so I think I can justify a bit of shopping :D

I'll report back once I've picked something, possibly looking for advice on wool.

My avatar
Johanna21
Cloth Nappy Lover
Cloth Nappy Lover

Re: Switching from disposables to a cloth night nappy- advice?

Postby Johanna21 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:47 pm

@Kirstyh I do use a fleece liner but it doesn't protect around the sides. I've heard of minkee but know nothing about it. What is it?

Previous

Return to Night Nappies