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Any cloth diaper moms out there?

Hi, I cloth diaper my 13 month old. Overnights are becoming a problem. We are starting to see a trend where she wakes up with a diaper leak. Stripping her crib, bath & change of clothes all first thing in the morning is becoming old. Also, it must be uncomfortable for her. She doesn’t cry just sits in all the wetness. She sleeps about 10-12 hours overnight now. Goes to sleep with 1 - 8 ounce bottle of milk. Any tips? Is it how I’m caring for or Cleaning the diapers? Do I need to upgrade the type of inserts we use? We machine wash the diapers and inserts after a presoak. We use Persil detergent. Only the inserts we machine dry the diaper covers hang dry. We use pocket diapers with the standard microfiber insert that comes with them. We stuff the diapers with two inserts. Again, any tips?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 16

    I would say try regular diapers, but wetting through seems to be a problem for a lot of people who use those to. I would say it is probably the 8 oz of milk that's doing it. Can you give to her an hour or so before bed? That will give her time to digest and pee, and will also give you a chance to brush her teeth before bed, because most doctors and dentists are going to tell you it will rot her teeth.

  • Ivy
    Sep 16

    Grovia ONE diapers have always held up pretty good through the night with my kiddos. I have had to add a thin booster when my kiddo was drinking a lot through the night. I pretty much stay away from microfiber because they hold the least amount of liquids and leak easily. I think hemp inserts or natural fibers work best.

  • Matthew
    Sep 16

    My daughter was having this problem as well. We had to go up a size in the inserts we use. We use buttons diapers. Going up to the next size fixed that problem for us.

  • Urooj
    Sep 17

    Try Diaper rite 3.0 diapers. They come with two very absorbent inserts. Or if you don’t want to buy new cloth diapers then invest in Thirsties hemp inserts. Those things are very soft, thin, and EXTREMELY absorbent.

  • Ciara Grey
    Sep 17

    Thank you. All your feedback is appreciated.

  • Rhianna
    Sep 18

    Hi there, I recently was struggling with my little one leaking through his cloth diapers too. The number one way to avoid any heavy wetting at night is to limit the liquid intake before bed time. We don’t give my son any drinks or milk once we’re two hours out from our desired bed time. This has tremendously helped as he is able to potty one last time before falling asleep and will not go again until he wakes in the morning. If you can’t cut the liquid before bed double up your inserts, use one prefold and then put in a microfiber insert in between that and the cover. The microfiber insert should catch everything that the prefold can’t hold.

  • Maria
    Sep 21

    There’s an amazing organization called Fluff & CD science that can help!! They have a group on Facebook but also you can find them by googling. They have guides for this exact issue!

  • Rebecca
    Oct 26

    We use prefolds and they hold a lot. At night we use insert and prefolds. Or sometimes I just just disposable only for night if I keep getting leaks.