Okay, so this week has been about trial and error, seeing what works for us, etc. Night before last I put baby in a Bamboozle Stretch with a booster and Motherease wrap. No leaks, but when we went to change him the next morning, obviously the nappy was soaking but his bum area was as well. Do I need to use a liner for the night? Will it keep his skin dry? I've only used them in the day as I thought it was just for poo (and he's poo'd within an hour of wearing each nappy in the day so not much chance for his skin to become wet). Didnt think to put a liner in during the night as he only poos in the daytime. Normally with disposables, he has one after a bath (between 6.30-7pm) then we change him at his feed about 5am. Or am I supposed to change a reusable nappy during the night as well?
Also, with pocket nappies, do I need to take out the inserts when washing them? Or can i just throw everything in the wash as it as?
Sorry for the silly questions, I'm a complete novice with cloth nappies (but already addicted)
Sorry that reads as if he has several poos a day! That's meant to read that I've only been using one reusable a day at the moment as we've been out and about, rest of the time he's still in disposables.
You're brave starting with night nappies. I started with days, graduated up to nights and then when the twins were born and I had 3 in cloth I dropped the nights and just stuck with the days (couldn't hack the laundry for 3 in cloth 24/7).
Now down to 2 in cloth and I'm still a bit intermittent on nights.
Just spotted this in your original thread but no, you shouldn't need to change a reusable night nappy during the night.
That said, if your child can wear a bamboozle and a motherease wrap overnight and not leak he is either very young or a very light wetter.
My night nappies are bamboozles stuffed with two hemp and one bamboo insert, and with a liner made out of an old chopped up fleece dressing gown. With either a motherease or a blueberry wrap. They last a 2yo from bedtime at 7pm till about 8am.
Another good tip for night nappies is wool wraps. Sounds odd but they're waterproof/resistant so they don't get wet, and are breathable so allow for some of the moisture from the nappy to evaporate, unlike PUL wraps. Therefore the nappy ends up less wet in the morning than it would otherwise. You can use them over and over between washes as long as they don't get poo on! Just need a little time to air before the next wear, so are fine night after night.
I also don't take the boosters out of the pocket nappies when they go through the wash. They used to leak until someone mentioned folding a booster inside at the front since I have a DS and he hasn't leaked since, might be useful info for when yours is older?