Friday, January 28, 2011

Overnight Diaper Success: Part Deux

My success with my last overnight diaper did not continue. As Little Man started moving around more in his sleep, my BG AIO with a Loopy-Do insert did not hold up. I always ended up with wicking around the leg. I don't remember why I chose not to look for a replacement at the time, but I moved back to using disposables at night.

Fast forward to this week, when we ran out of our overnight disposables. In fact, even before we ran out, we were having leaking issues. I never knew if we'd wake up with a wet bed or not. So rather than buying more disposables and trying to find one of those that would work, I decided it was time to go back to finding a cloth solution.

I bought a Lollidoo a couple of months ago but just never got around to sizing it correctly and trying it out. One of the elastics in the leg opening came undone before I every used it, so I had to figure out a way to thread it through again. Once I sized it correctly (really just guessing), I stuffed it with 2 (count them, two) LoopyDo inserts. I wanted to be stacked up and ready to soak up that pee!

The next morning - dry! No leaks at all. It was a bit of a wrestle to get it sized and snapped properly, but I think it's worth it when I wake up with a dry Little Man.

The other issue I have is the smell. I smell the urine in the middle of the night when he is in cloth. I guess I just have to get used to that and be happy I have a dry baby after 11-12 hours in the same diaper.

On a side note, I tried a fitted and cover that worked, but I don't like how that leaves him to sleep with a sopping wet diaper against his skin all night. I also tried a BG pocket with a regular BG insert and a LoopyDo and it didn't hold up. I may try it with 2 Loopy-Dos to see if that works better.

For now, I'm happy with the Lollidoo and will be looking to snag myself another one. I'm doing diaper laundry every 3 days now, rather than every other, so I'm going to have to have 3 nighttime diapers. Perhaps I'll invest in a SuperDo too.

Here's to Dry Nights!


Kathy said...

"discovered" you on Cloth Diapering Bloggers and am now following:)

Mama to 4 said...

Hi, following you from Cloth Diapering Bloggers, I invite you to come visit Mama to 4 Blessings & follow back! :)
LOVE the name of your blog!
:) Nicole

Just Add Cloth said...

Came over to follow from cloth diaper bloggers.

One of the diapers I was using to massively stuff for overnight just died and I am looking for a new solution. I am thinking of a superdo as well.

Angela said...

Hi there following you from Cloth Diaper Bloggers, I am totally going to try Lollidoos for DS now :-)