If you read my cloth training pants reviews, you'll know that Julia is working on potty training. She is making progress, but still wets heavily at night. We have tried several different cloth diaper solutions, and most recently were using a disposable with a wool cover over top because she was even leaking through the disposable! I got tired of buying disposable diapers and went searching for a good nighttime cloth diapering option. One diaper that I saw recommended over and over again was the Very Baby Simply Nights by Tallulah Baby.
Tallulah Baby is run by a grandmother, granddaughter, aunt team all working together. LaVon sews the diapers, Jessica owns and operates the website, and Suzanne helps out with answering email questions and shipping orders. Tallulah is a nickname that LaVon had for Jessica when she was little, and ended up being a perfect name for the website. Tallulah Baby sells a full line of pocket diapers, fitteds, all in ones, covers, and more.
We were graciously given a Simply Nights cloth diaper to review. There are a few different options when ordering - we chose bamboo fabric with an extra doubler, stay dry microfleece, and front snaps. I had never used a bamboo diaper before, and am impressed with how soft it is, even after being washed several times. Julia calls this her soft diaper (she also really likes the giraffe on the front). The microfleece lining is wonderful, it covers the soaker pad and entire diaper, including the wings and everything, so that baby really stays dry. We chose a Medium- Long and it fits well with some room to grow. (Julia is 2 years old and weighs about 22 lbs.)
The diaper is constructed with the soaker part being two different layers (plus the booster is a third layer if you choose that) so that you have the body of the diaper, and snapped on top is a two part soaker. I really like this set up because it allows the diaper to wash well and dry quickly. Here is photo of the layers:
The most recent setup we've been using was a disposable with a wool cover over top. It held Julia's super pee, but I got tired of paying for disposables. As for other cloth diapering options, we tried a pocket diaper with an added hemp doubler inside. I used a BumGenius One Size pocket diaper and added a Babykicks Joey Bunz hemp insert, plus two microfiber inserts, and then we even tried a wool cover over top of that. I don't think Julia leaked through this, but she got red and irritated from wearing it all night. I think that the PUL of the pocket diaper just held in the wetness too much. She hasn't had problems with the Simply Nights fitted diaper and the wool, there's just a bit more breathability that helps. We have also tried a Happy Hempy fitted diaper stuffed with hemp and microfiber, again with the wool cover. That set up works too, but Julia totally waddles in that because the diaper is so thick.
The Very Baby Simply Nights is my favorite night time diaper setup because its breathable, but absorbent enough to last the night, soft, and not too thick through the legs. In the picture above, you can see that it gaps a bit at the legs, and I was worried about it leaking. We haven't had any trouble, and I think the gap is just because the soakers inside are so thick. The bamboo is so soft though that even though its very thick, its squishy enough that Julia doesn't have to waddle when she wears it. Overall we like the fit of this diaper very much.
If you'd like to try one on your own child, Tallulah Baby is giving one person a Simply Nights diaper in bamboo with microfleece lining and front snaps. The winner will be able to choose the size. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post being sure to include your email address. For another entry, blog about the giveaway and leave me a link in a comment. The giveaway will close on December 2nd at midnight, and I will use random.org to choose the winner. Thanks for stopping by!
**This giveaway is now closed and a winner has been contacted. Thanks for the interest.**