I’m not even sure why I’m writing and publishing a post on light wetting overnight babies. It’s kind of an easy topic, but if you’re confused and some help check this out and feel free to drop me a line.
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There are two things that stress me about cloth diapering.
- Leaving the house for long periods of time. I hate tracking down washrooms with change tables and then trying to keep everyone corralled and in one place. It’s just a gong show. I used to get out with 2 under 2, but now everyone is so big it becomes a challenge. I rarely pack any diapers, I just cross my fingers and get home within two hours!
- Night pees. Tackling 8-12 hours of nightly urine output is daunting, but if you have a light wetter (like me) you’re laughing. #easypeasy. If not… well then check out these bloggers: The Mama Knows, Cloth Diaper Addicts, Moms Little Feat and MamanLoupsDen for some ideas on heavy wetting solutions.
Lightwetting 101 < – How do I know
We don’t need a fitted cloth diaper for overnights; therefore we are more of a light moderate wetter on the side of being a fairy princess. If I was to classify it in ounces she’s probably about 10-12 ounces. That’s almost nothing for pee output for either nights or day.
Overnight Cloth Diapering
Finding the perfect overnight cloth diaper depends on your child.
Not every baby pees the same at night.
Some are light wetters, and some are heavier wetters.
They also go in phases to keep you on your toes.
Before 7 months, I would have classified her as more of a moderate to heavy wetter. However, she now nurses only a few times at night (instead of all night) and takes her a big pee t about an hour or two after waking (Actually that’s the pee I worry about need to do something a little extra for <- you learn your kids rhythms every now and then).
Now she’s a light wetter at about 10 months old.
The suggestions I’m going to recommend below mostly happened because of a fluke. I forgot to change her before bed and we woke up dry. I would have never tried these overnight because of my fear of a wet bed. These are diapers perfect for heavier daytime use for my first child.
5 Favourite Nighttime Cloth Diapers for a Light Wetter
- Bummis Pure sometimes I add an additional booster or cloth wipe to make it a little longer or for that just in case protection [Find in Canada | Find in USA]
- Best Bottom Heavy Wetter AIO – I never thought I’d use this overnight but she’s such a light peer. I add an additional size small microfbre insert from Best Bottom for peace of mind [Find in Canada | Find in USA]
- Motherease Overnight Wizard Duo [Buy it from Motherease]
- Snapless Sustainablebabyish with one long booster and any bigger fitting cover. [Find in Canada | Find in the USA]
- Omaiki Cabrio with a Size 3 Prefold [Find in Canada]
^ These will not work for any child which is a moderate/heavy wetter. They will if you boost them or add more absorbency. But if your kid just needs a solid, well build diaper that doesn’t leak and can handle the fair princess in us all, try those combos.
Truth be told, I usually recommend you use something already in your stash instead of going and buying a specific diaper.
Try your daytime diaper with your booster, and see how that goes. If you’re scared of a wet bed, toss on some wool pants or fleece pj’s and that should hold back some of the moisture. Peapod mats, and an extra set of sheets. It’s a little bit of a guessing game for the first few nights but finding that sweet combo is totally worth it.
If you have light wetter drop a comment below with your suggestions to help the other mama’s out.
Real life – I use disposables at night at least once a week because mama is just over it. I use disposable inserts so I never have to worry about the size not fitting.