Okay - I've had DD2 in cloth since day two (she is now 4.5 weeks) and am still loving it (suffering all the "normal" addictions symptoms - love them hanging on the line, go "aahh" every time I spot that particularly cute lilac totsbot in the drawer, surf the net FAR too much oogling other nappies etc etc).We are using a combination of muslins, bumbles, tots and some borrowed imse vimses. However we have her in moltex disps at night - she only tends to wee at night and so probably goes for 7 hours between changes although she does have a feed or two depending on her mood.
so, my question to you experts out there is what could we use at night to give the absorbency needed to last that kind of time (and be comfy enough to keep her sleeping well - VERY important)???????
if it makes any difference she is a big girl, almost 12lbs at 4 weeks old.
Ella's House bumhuggers are good at night, hemp outer fleece lined but you need a wrap for them, or minky's as suggested by others. Kittykins is a good site for buying nappies, and sells both of these, free postage too. HTH
Must admit I swear by a boosted unbleached Tots OR if DS has a dodgy tummy, a boosted Bumble (it's easier to scrape stuff off a bumble I find (way TMI)) BTW have you thought of a fleece wrap as well. I was convinced this was a mad idea but eventually tried it and the are FAB (I use Tots, best to get the next size up to fit over a well boosted night nappy).
to boost - do I just buy the booster to go with the nappy i.e. tots booster for tots nappy etc?
also, I think I read somewhere that the fleece wraps can wick a bit (is that the right term - i.e. transfer wet out onto clothes) if babe is in one spot for too long. She is only 4 weeks so can't move her wee self about much at night yet - so should I hold off on a fleece wrap atm because of that?
with fuzzi bunz or other stuffables - can I use my muslins to stuff them? or do I need to buy special stuffing stuff? any special tricks I need to know? I don't need a wrap with these, right?
what a lot there is to learn. Thanks for all the suggestions so far.
motherpeculiar... i went for the cheapest boosters I could find! they're all pretty much of a muchness to be honest.
fleece wraps can wick yes, but I think it's mainly if there is more pressure on them for a long period, ie crotch strap on a car seat...
having said that, I have never used one!
fuzzi's etc can be stuffed with pretty much anything! even an old t-shirt if you get desperate!
I use microterry inserts because they are quite slim but very absorbant. Am trying to get hold of some second-hand hemp ones as well as they are apparently v.good.
hi i'm new to cloths at night too but my DD is nearly 10 months so sleeps in one nappy for 12 hours. Anyway I use either an unbleached tots with a tots booster or a bumble with a insert from a fuzzi bunz as well. They are soaking in the morning but are very good.
I keep my Fuzzi for the day, if I were you I would buy 1 unbleached tots and a booster and see how you get on.
have been using a fleece wrap on ds since he was v. tiny (now 14 wks), & never had a leak from them (& he's now a big boy at 17lb, nappy v. wet by morning) - using a polkabot fleece over a pad-folded terry...tbh, tho i've never tried a totsbots i can't see how they can be better than a folded terry (i use little ewe - which you can even get in cute pastel colours like TB, without getting the poor absorbency) which is what i'm doing at night (was doing nippa'd bat fold, but now pad folding - much easier & working just as well i find). using a mixture of stuffables & bambino mio prefolds & wraps during day. also finding that paper bio liners (bambino mio) keep ds drier than fleece (esp overnight), which seem to give him nappy rash despite freq. changes, non-bio det. etc etc.