Most moms are primarily concerned about a few things regarding cloth: The ick factor, leaking, and overnight diapers. I don’t find cloth to be extremely icky (the poop just plops into the potty–no swishing or dunking diapers for me), my cloth diapers never leak, and I’ve solved the overnight issue.
The funny thing is that before he was completely potty trained by his 3rd birthday, my son would wake up sopping wet, having completely soaked through his Pampers. My one-year-old, however, who still wakes up once or twice a night to nurse (and doesn’t get diaper changes) always wakes up with no leaks!
Psst: If you do use disposable diapers, no worries. I’m there some days, and I get it. We’re all about grace here, and my parenting choices don’t have to be your parenting choices. So thanks for putting up with the cloth diapering lingo!
Want to know my secret to cloth diapering at night? It has worked for all three of my babies, regardless of their ages.
It’s all about the inserts.
Repeat after me:
A diaper is only as good as its inserts!!
This may not be anything earth shattering for some of you, but I hear so much talk about cloth diapering being impossible at night that I thought I should share my “secret.”
Most moms do not relize that you need to use both of your Lil Bums cloth diapers inserts at night.. and perhaps even a third if you’ve got a heavy wetter on your hands.
My biggest bit of advice is to invest in extra inserts for this very reason! And because over time, inserts can get worn out and absorb less and less.
Our cloth diaper inserts are the softest and more durable that you will find anywhere else.