Thursday, August 23, 2012

FIVE Steps to Overnight Diapering Success!

Overnight diapering can be a dreary thing to think about, most parents that cloth diaper during the day, do not at night, simply because there is a greater chance of leakage issues. If you are like me, you hate changing bed sheets night after night from leaky diapers, and you want a solution to end it all, well look no further, below are some tips that have helped me to figure out the best way to keep baby and sheets as dry as possible at night.

Tip #1 Change baby right before bed and use an insert followed by a night time booster or use an overnight diaper.

Tip #2 Place a changing pad on top of the bottom sheet, place another sheet on top of that and then place baby on top and then cover if needed. We use this method a lot in the hospital for older clients who are incontinent and it helps them tremendously, plus it saves us a back ache the next day.  You can also invest in nice waterproof mattress pad available in crib sizes.

Tip #3 I know this may be hard to do for the younger babies, but we try to limit excessive fluid intake before bed.

Tip # 4 If you have to change diapers during the night it is great to have everything setting out and handy for you to use during those late night changes.

Tip #5
If none of the above work, try getting some plastic pants, or just simply change diaper brands, some like the AIO work better at night.  Many also experience success by adding a fleece cover over their nighttime pocket diaper.

The above are 5 good tips that are sure to make overnight cloth diapering a little easier!

What are your personal night time cloth diapering tips?

My name is Ashley Suzanne. I am a 21 year old pre-nursing student, and I am still living at home with my parents, I refuse to live alone! I dream about my future family along with cloth diapering, homeschooling, and raising my children in God’s amazing love and grace. Even though I am not a biological mother yet, I still consider myself a mother hen to all the little ones, and bigger ones that come in and out of my life. God has truly given me a passion for nurturing. In my free time I enjoy blogging, collecting baby items, reviewing items, entering giveaways, schooling, and reading. I love that there are things I can focus on and learn at this time now, so that whenever I am blessed with my own little family then I can truly be the wife and mother that God has planned for me to be.


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