At some point I think every mother hits a break up point with cloth diapers, for most this breaking point is night time. I was blessed with a baby who loves to sleep, even as a newborn he would go down for the night and other than nursing constantly he was not to be bothered. Before he learned to roll over a single microfiber insert and a pre-fold was enough to keep him try with no night changes. Suddenly he decided that sleeping on his tummy or side was much better than his back and we had huge leak issues.
We varied the layers play around with different types of inserts bamboo,
hemp, microfiber. The fitted diaper was a homemade flannel and terry
cloth. the key, for us anyway was that the extra elastic in the fitted
diaper helped keep the liquid from pooling out the legs. The diaper is
huge (see the big butt on the baby in the photo) but not having to get
up and change diapers in the night or waking up to a wet bed and wet
baby is wonderful.
Now that hes older we just do a normal diaper for night, we are
currently doing a bamboo blend insert folded in half in the front plus a
microfiber and second bamboo blend inside a Alva pocket diaper. It
seems to work well for us.
A note: some kids don't react well to micro fleece right against the
skin, I would recommend a bamboo or hemp blend right against the skin,
the wick the liquid way better and I'm sure the natural fibers feel
better than the micro fleece.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
I love watching C sleep. I was blessed with a baby who loves to sleep long naps,and through the night, cuddled up on his micro fleece blanket he sleeps and sleeps not even waking up to nurse just moving open mouth and closed eyes to where I am laying making his impatience little milk noises. I love feeling his body grow heavy when he gives in the power of the ergo nap, or watching him try to keep his eyes open when he nurses down at night. Sleeping babies are the best so calm and peaceful. He wakes up full of happy smiles and hugs and kisses, it is worth all the early nights of sitting up struggling to keep my own eyes open, to be able to watch him now away in his milky dreams.