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Boosting for Nights and other night nappy questions
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 01:52 PM
Ok, we are now trying to remove all sposies from this house but I cannot get a night nappy to work.
Firstly, we do not have any wool wraps left as they were giving her a rash. Have ordered some flongies and a crocheted wrap and soaker so hopefully that will be better than the wool wrap. Can I use a PUL Cover in the meantime?
Secondly, I only have BBBs for evenings. Do I use the short or long snap in booster?
Thirdly, How do I boost it? Before anyone asks, Loralai sleeps from 7:30 until between 4 and 5 but goes back to sleep until 7. If we change her nappy when she wakes we are up for the count, so the nappy needs to last the distance.
Finally, are there any other night nappies that I would be better trying? If so, anyone have one second hand that they are willing to part with? She is only 4.3kg (bare) and has chicken legs.
Thanks for everyone's assistance.
Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:11 PM
I've had issues with finding a "great" night nappy. Have only this week tried a windpro Keester Kover (possumpuches website) and have been amazed! It's an AIO and my DD is a super soaker but has been waking up dry! I love this nappy!
Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:41 PM
We started off using a BB regular nappy, boosted with a hemp insert, covered in fleece - it worked for a while. Then DS started weeing a LOT.
I then tried a Peapods Pocket, with an extra booster (bamboo) that worked for a bit....
For the last two weeks, he's been in a Wombots/CCA SNAIO- it's magnificent, he sleeps through the night, and doesn't wake up in wet sheets!! I think it's the only night AIO available. So you don't need a cover.
IT's available here
Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:49 PM
My DD is 13 months and I can get away with a BBB for night.
I use both inserts in the nappy. I snap the little one in the back and use the big one in the front folded in 3, as DD is a tummy sleeper. I don't snap this in though, and make sure it is about a cm down from the top of the nappy. If it pokes out the top of the nappy it aslo tends to poke out top of the cover and then gets the body suit wet IYNWIM?
Then I do the nappy up and lay a bamboo trifold in the cover, and put a microfibre cleaning cloth on top of that. Place it where your child wees the most.
DD is pretty well padded at the end of all this, but it is no worse than our other option which is using 2 flats. What I love about cloth is you can gauge how much your child wees. DD seems to have slowed down again, so i have ditched the bamboo trifold for the moment.
I use a BB wool cover, but imagine you could give PUL a go. If you boost really well you should be right. With all my boosting I do need a cover the next size up though!
Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:54 PM
I only ever use PUL covers.
Our night nappy is a homemade terry fitted which I use with a booster such as a Babybeehinds bamboo foldup.
Iused babybeekinds fitteds for a while, just snapped both boosters and folded them so the layers were where I needed them (which for a boy were right up the front).
Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:00 PM
Thanks everyone, I hadn't even thought of boosting my fitted terries. Will try a few variations over the next few days and hopefully get an answer or some night nappies (see TR) to give a try before buying 4-5 brand new.
Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:12 PM
with my newborn, i used Malden Mills covers for waterproofness and breatability, they also dry very fast and you can put them in the washing machine. We didn't have to change the sheets because of leaks, so i consider that a success.
Terries are rather bulky and not so absorbent.
But you can use less layers of bamboo to get a better absorbency, and bamboo is trimmer. So i think which fabric you use can make all the diff.
For such a tiny bub, i would be looking at bamboo prefolds that you can snappi around those gorgy little chicken legs. Maybe a Staccinator or Sugarpeas cover over the top.
Baby Beehinds Bamboo didn't fit my bub at 4.5kg, (she also had chook legs!).
got to go
but check out the Night Nappy STruggles thread on www.nappycino.com.au - a VERY popular thread, you are not alone!!!
Posted 25 September 2007 - 11:15 AM
We had success last night ladies thanks to all your help.
We added both boosters to the BBB and a PUL cover and the outside of the BBB wasn't even wet by this morning (11 hours on). We can now officially rid this house of sposies (for this little one anyway). DS#2 is still in Pullups
I have also managed to get a KK AIO, Abby Gro, Ellie, Wombots all to try and will patiently wait for the next Wild Child stocking. That way I can either use them all or onsell and get more of those that work for us
purplebilby - Thanks for that info, it was nice to read I wasn't alone. I have never been able to get prefolds to work on my little one and now use them for pocket stuffers only. They just didn't seem to last longer than one wee (and that was SB, BBH, and some cotton ones).
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