Cloth Nappies Overnight – Take 2

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After last week’s overnight poo disaster DS2 had such bad nappy rash that we switched back to disposables temporarily just because they are drier – especially overnight.

DS2’s poor bottom actually lost a layer of skin after the redness settled down. It peeled away like sunburn, but now he’s almost back to normal.

I switched back to cloth in the daytime yesterday (after a 5 day “healing” break).

And today I think I’m ready to give cloth nappies another go overnight.

I mentioned before that I ordered some more bamboo boosters, plus some Little Lamb nappies that were in the sale (recommended for overnight).

So I’m really hoping that tonight, and going forward, we’ll be able to keep him leak-free.

And I’ll be checking for poo far more vigilantly.

To be continued… 😉

Cloth Nappies Leaking at Night

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We’re seven nights (and eight days) into the 24/7 switch.

The first two nights?


No leaks, happy baby, happy mum.

The last FIVE nights?


Every morning.

All over DS2’s pyjamas and all over the sleeping bag.

And this morning – oh my.

Poor DS2 had pooed at some point in the night and because cloth nappies don’t wick the urine away as well as disposables do he had a completely red bum this morning from nappy rash.

Red raw and sore all over.

I felt awful.

I’ve ordered (at great expense) MORE bamboo boosters and a couple of little lamb bamboo nappies (on offer) to try overnight.

DH wants to switch back to disposables for overnight, but (as with so many things in life) I really feel that it has to be all or nothing.

However, I’ve pretty much tried all my combinations of booster and nappy and it isn’t working.

I’m going to try 3 boosters tonight, if I can get the nappy and wrap over them.

Maybe I need a bigger wrap??

It means I have less boosters available for daytime use, so more frequent changing, but only until the new stuff arrives.

Failing that I’m going to have to do a nightly nappy change at 4am or something ridiculous!

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