Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cloth Diapering Overnight

For a long time, Julia wore disposables at night because she kept leaking through any cloth I put on her.  We finally found a couple of night time solutions - one of them being a DryBees fleece pocket diaper.  I used this with Julia with good success, and have been using it with Esther for a couple of months now.

My favorite thing to stuff it with is a Knickernappies SuperDo insert.  The SuperDo is 6 layers of hemp sandwiched between two layers of microfiber, sewn in a loop for faster drying.  This has been working perfectly for Esther, who is a pretty heavy wetter overnight.  The medium SuperDo fits nicely in the medium DryBees Fleece pocket diaper.

I like that the SuperDo insert is absorbent, but not too bulky.  It looks bulky in the photo, but for a night diaper, its pretty good.  Esther sleeps on her tummy now, so I have to be sure and stuff the insert all the way in.

One of the keys to night time cloth diapering is to have adequate absorbency to help break down the concentration of urine.  We had previously tried extra stuffing a pocket diaper, but without enough absorbency, it didn't work.  The extra wetness just sits against baby's skin or leaks out of the diaper - neither of which is a good option.  The SuperDo insert is a great way to add enough absorbency to keep baby dry and happy.  I think we've found the perfect night time solution!

Here is my sweet girl just waking up...

Knickernappies provided me with a SuperDo Insert for review.  Opinions expressed are my own.  You can find a retailer here.  


  1. I'm so glad i read this! (I came across this from the Knickernappies FB post.) My son has been having some diaper rash issues because of the moisture being against his skin (even though we're using a stay-dry insert). The other day i had put him in a disposable at night, & when i went into his room the next morning, i was hit with the overbearing aroma of a wet sposie--YUCK!

    I had seen the SuperDo & thought about trying it, but spending $12 to *hope* an insert would work is a bit steep, i think. I'll definitely have to try, i just gotta figure out what pocket diaper to try it with since we don't have any pocket diapers yet.

  2. I'm glad it was helpful. :) I think I'm going to buy another one because it really does work well. I hope it helps with the rash issues for you.

  3. Hi Christy, just found your blog! Love all the info about cloth diapers. Still haven't purchased and started, hopefully by next week. I will have to check out some of your other posts when I have more time. Thanks for your help! I'll check back often.
    Lindy Boss