September 03, 2018 2 min read

Using Cloth Nappies at Night: It Can Be Done

Today, we go deep into the sometimes terrifying world of night nappying. We show you that it doesn’t have to be a scary experience and empower you to choose a night nappy that suits your child and your budget.

Night nappies are often considered the final frontier. The last barrier between being dependent on disposables and using cloth nappies full time.

And for good reason.

It’s a daunting task to try and find a nappy that will last 10-12 hours without leaking or causing discomfort.

 

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

The night options featured in this blog are ones that we’ve used over the past 12 years. Here they are, along with our recommendations of who each one is great for.

 

FLAT + PREFOLD + COVER

This option proves just how versatile flats and prefolds can be. If you have a stash of flats or prefolds on hand and are at breaking point with this whole night nappying gig, give this option a go!

RECOMMENDED FOR…

This is a really great option for babies that aren’t quite at the night undies stage but who need something with more absorbency and a larger fit than a one-size -fits-most nappy can provide.

Also a great nappy for tummy sleepers as you can shorten or lengthen the nappy as required. This one can be great for side sleepers, as the nappy provides absorbency all the way around the waist and hips.

Alternatively, you can use 2 prefolds (such as our Diversifolds) in a pad fold inside a cover (like our Cómodo Wrap). Super crazy absorbency without any bulk through the hips.

 

ALL-IN-TWO + NIGHT BOOSTER

Grab any all-in-two brand nappy from your stash and place a night booster or a small prefold inside to double the absorbency of the nappy.

RECOMMENDED FOR…

This is a great option for babies within the weight range of the nappy and is also great for back sleepers.

 

FITTED NAPPY + PREFOLD OR FLAT

You can achieve a solid night solution with any brand of fitted nappy, combined with a flat or prefold, plus of course a waterproof cover.

RECOMMENDED FOR…

This is a totally brilliant solution for any baby that wets heavily but particularly great for side sleepers, as the nappy provides absorbency all the way around the waist and hips.

 

NOTICE IN ALL OF THESE THAT WE MENTION THE WAY A BABY SLEEPS? TUMMY, BACK, SIDE…

That’s crucial when you’re choosing a night nappy, so be sure to take that into account.

So it is simply a matter of trial and error and some of the options we’ve given this week allow you to trial different combinations without a significant outlay, because they use nappies that you probably already have on hand.

We’d love to hear from you in the comments. What’s your go-to night nappy combo?



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