5 Tips to Successfully Cloth Diaper at Night

Real Diaper Week

  One of the reasons parents use cloth diapers is to reduce their babies exposure to toxins that are found in disposable diapers.  Even though parents know the health benefits to using cloth diapers many parents admit to struggle with finding a system that works well overnight and end up using disposables at night. Why is nighttime such a struggle?  Babies are often nursed (or fed a bottle of milk) before they fall asleep leaving them with very full bellies.  If you are fortunate to have a baby who sleeps through the night they can sleep for as many as 7-10 hours at a time.  Since cloth diapers don't contain absorbent crystals like disposable diaper they can only hold so much liquid.  Most parents find that 2-4 hours is about the longest a cloth diaper can last before it becomes too full and starts to leak.  While a pocket diaper with 2 microfiber inserts can work successfully for some babies overnight - others soak right through that and leak all over their beds ... [ Read More ]